28th August 2016
By Sayer Ji
Contributing writer for Wake Up World
An amazing new study has found that acupuncture, the ancient practice of using needles to stimulate self-healing in the body, is more effective than intravenous morphine for acute pain relief.
A truly groundbreaking study published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, titled “Acupuncture vs intravenous morphine in the management of acute pain in the ED”, reveals that acupuncture — one of the oldest techniques to treat pain — is more effective, faster in relieving pain, and with less adverse effects, than intravenous morphine.
The study was conducted over the course of a 1-year period at the Fattouma Bourguiba University Hospital in Tunisia, a tertiary care facility with over 100,000 Emergency Department (ED) visits per year.