You may by now have heard the term ‘cytokine storm,’ the systemic multi-system inflammatory syndrome that the COVID virus can unleash in the most severe cases. A team of researchers led by neuroscientists at Harvard Medical School has successfully used acupuncture to tame cytokine storms in mice with systemic inflammation.
The researchers created systemic inflammation through bacterial sepsis in mice and found specific acupuncture points were able to prevent the cytokine storm.
Beyond the acute stages of COVID, acupuncture may help with the lingering fatigue and inflammation many people are experiencing post-COVID, not to mention the multiple stresses of the pandemic. And we know a less stressed person is one with a stronger immune system.