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Acupuncture is Everywhere

Acupuncture was, for a long time, considered
a pariah by western medicine due to
a distorted perception of the traditional
Chinese medicine. This has been changing
rapidly as more and more respected and
popular publications are featuring articles
on the efficacy of acupuncture. Publications
ranging from The Washington  Post to CBC
or Today have featured articles on the rise of
acupuncture and its potential benefits. There
have even been a lot of celebrity sightings
after acupuncture treatment such as Gwen
Stefani or Gwyneth Paltrow. While some chalk
this up as just a fad, the science is anything
but fleeting as researchers are consistently
finding new potential for acupuncture while proving its effectiveness in treating stress,
chronic pain and a number of other ailments. With so many publications and celebrities
raving about the benefits of acupuncture it’s easy to overlook it as just another craze but
this type of healing has been around for thousands of years, and it was only just recently
that the west has started to realize the numerous benefits of acupuncture.

Acupuncture Found to Protect against Drug’s Side Effects

Anesthesiologists conducting research at
a hospital in Nanjing have discovered that
acupuncture can help to shield the heart
from the potentially dangerous side effects
of Droperidol, a drug used to treat nausea
associated with chemotherapy and other
procedures. The drug is highly effective in
treating post-chemotherapy nausea but
comes with side effects that can adversely
affect the patient’s heart such as “QTc
Prolongation, a heart rhythm disorder.” This
research comes after other research into
the beneficial effects of acupuncture for
chemotherapy patients which also yielded
significantly positive results demonstrating the effectiveness of acupuncture in easing
the discomfort and suffering of chemotherapy patients.