Acupuncture Anesthesia Advantages
Acupuncture Anesthesia Advantages There are benefits of applying acupuncture anesthesia during surgeries. It is safer, efficient, cost saving, benefit the healthcare professionals too.
Most of nowadays no clue diseases’ solutions were well documented in the ancient Chinese medicine books.
The benefits of using acupuncture anesthesia during surgeries are:
- Less bleeding. It’s due to the patient is conscious and the patient’s yang qi does not be suppressed by the cold property western medicine drugs of the anesthesia. Please read
Yang Qi Functions and Its Relationship with Health.
- The patient can help monitor wrong situations.
- The patient will recover sooner.
- When any organ functions going down can do acupuncture with or without moxibustion as needed to boost up its functions during the surgery or after surgery to avoid inserting tubes or organ failure. Organ failure is due to its functions going down this situation is caused by the patient’s whole body yang Qi or that specific organ’s yang qi going down. It saves surgeons’ stress during or after surgery.
- If the patient is conscious, his body weight is lighter for nurses to lift his body. It saves the nurses from injury their back or tearing arm muscles/tendons/blood vessels. It helps to cut down the nurse turnover rate and reduce hospitals’ worker compensation cost.
Please watch the following videos to gain some ideas about what acupuncture can benefit a hospital and help their patients better.
- Using Acupuncture Analgesia in Surgery
- The Science of Acupuncture BBC Documentary Traditional Chinese Medicine
And read the following references at
- Reina Taguchi, “Acupuncture Anesthesia and Analgesia for Clinical Acute Pain in Japan,” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 153-158, 2008. doi:10.1093/ecam/nem056
- “Acupuncture analgesia during surgery: a systematic review” published on https://www.hindawi.com.
“There are many advantages of acupuncture anesthesia over conventional Western general anesthesia for certain surgeries, such as surgery involving the vocal cords….”
“.…enabling the surgeon to decide to what extent a vocal cord can be cut away without seriously impairing the patient’s ability to talk.”
Though in the mentioned “….. In the United States, acupuncture anesthesia for surgery is currently rarely done because it is more time consuming and does not achieve the total muscle relaxation that general anesthesia does.” If can loosen the related tightened muscle/tendons* before the surgery, the acupuncture anesthesia can be used again!
* Use a needle along the tightened muscle/tendon fibers with high frequency 200-300 Hz e-stim**, plus needle nearby meridian points, the loosening power is strong.
** Avoid using e-stim for a patient with a pacemaker.
Here, I urge the hospital to treat acupuncturists fair due to be an excellent acupuncturist is very hard and the numbers of them are rare. It’s due to the acupuncture itself likes an art. Currently, the US hospitals as some I know do not pay fairly to their acupuncturists. Therefore, many excellent acupuncturists have no interest in their jobs.
However, the hospital has the most challenging medical environments among the medical fields. The hospital if real put saving lives as their goal, then, pay fair to their acupuncturists is a smart and must to do action.
© Frieda Mah, L.Ac., International Speaker，International Best Selling Author
and the Whole Body Self-Healing System Coach