Here’s another way acupuncture can benefit us: anesthesia. It may be a long time before it is a available (if ever) in Ireland but it helps people recover faster from surgery and has less side effects. Quote from article: “…By using acupuncture during surgery, doctors are able to use fewer anesthetics, which minimizes patients’ side effects and speeds up their recovery…..” Nice video to watch in this article too.

I remember seeing a documentary on BBC a few years ago where they showed a woman in China having acupuncture as a general anesthetic. The camera was in the actual operating theatre and showed that she was wide awake! The camera the showed her the next day walking around the ward. It was cheaper for her and she recovered faster.

Maybe not for the faint hearted but it works!