Western Sedation & Eastern Acupuncture

We all know that acupuncture does not work when the area to be treated is anaesthetised. Hence, it sort of rules out the option of doing acupuncture for patients who can’t stand needle sensation.

But I just discovered something interesting. Acupuncture works with sedation. A patient sedated with intravenous Dormicum responded to acupuncture treatment like any patient.

This is an exciting discovery for me as it opens the option of acupuncture to really nervous patients who may not tolerate needle sensation.