US patients offered acupuncture as anesthesia alternative

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Imagine you’re scheduled for surgery and your doctor asks if you’d like acupuncture as your anesthesia. Would you say yes? More and more people are doing just that.

CCTV’s Hendrik Sybrandy reports from Denver.

US patients offered acupuncture as anesthesia alternative

Imagine you're scheduled for surgery and your doctor asks if you'd like acupuncture as your anesthesia. Would you say yes? More and more people are doing just that. CCTV America's Hendrik Sybrandy reports.

By using acupuncture during surgery, doctors are able to use fewer anesthetics, which minimizes patients’ side effects and speeds up their recovery.

Acupuncture anesthesia isn’t for everyone, but more and more patients are trying it.