Yesterday (Oct 17), American Society of Anesthesiologists have updated the guidelines for managing post operative nausea. And now the guidelines include acupuncture. This is of a great significance, as now acupuncture will find it’s way into the leading hospitals worldwide.
Anesthesiologists have known the value of acupuncture for pain relief for decades. Maybe this is why the studies on acupuncture and nausea conducted in 2004 (1 and2) have found their way into their guidelines so quickly.