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Acupuncture Found to Protect against Drug’s Side Effects

Anesthesiologists conducting research at a hospital in Nanjing have discovered that acupuncture can help to shield the heart from the potentially dangerous side effects of Droperidol, a drug used to treat nausea associated with chemotherapy and other procedures. The drug is highly effective in treating post-chemotherapy nausea but comes with side effects that can adversely affect the patient’s heart such as “QTc Prolongation, a heart rhythm disorder.” This research comes after other research into the beneficial effects of acupuncture for chemotherapy patients which also yielded significantly positive results demonstrating the effectiveness of acupuncture in easing the discomfort and suffering of chemotherapy patients.