Acupuncture could help coronavirus patients, study says
As the world waits on pins and needles for a vaccine, acupuncture could offer relief to those suffering from the coronavirus.
A new study out of Harvard Medical School found that acupuncture can help ease inflammation in mice.
The traditional Chinese practice influenced rodents’ ability to cope with a cytokine storm — an overly aggressive immune response which has been found to lead to lung inflammation, pneumonia and death in some COVID-19 patients, according to the study published Wednesday in the journal Neuron.
A number of drugs are currently being tested to try and quell the sometimes lethal reaction, but the Harvard researchers say this classic Chinese medical practice may be the answer.
“This is exciting news,” acupuncturist Sara Reznikoff, who was not affiliated with the study, told The Post. “It’s always nice when …continued .
[Source: Fox News]