Acupuncture treating women in Iraq

A 200 case study from 2004-2006 has been released showing Acupuncture to help reduce the need for Oxytocin, "which is often given to mothers just after c-section delivery to help the womb contract and cut the risk of bleeding."  The study, which was completed at Red Crescent hospital in Baghdad, was performed due to the lack of Oxytocin available. Lazgeen Zcherky, an anesthesiologist who led the study, said that most of his patients who received Acupuncture did not require Oxytocin allowing them to "conserve stocks of those drugs we held in short supply without ill effects on our patients."

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Alex Goldberg