I just watched this BBC documentary on studying the science of acupuncture. It runs just under an hour, and I highly recommend it if you’re a little skeptical and need a bit of scientific proof to open your mind.
Check out [6:43] & [19:36] for acupuncture anaesthesia during open heart surgery – the recovery time for the patient allowed them to be walking around within 2 days! and the cost was a third of conventional surgery.
Of particular interest is the clinical trial towards the end of the video, using an MRI scan to map brain activity during an acupuncture point insertion and stimulation – the findings were fascinating to both neurologists and acupuncturists.