Researchers led by Ladan Eshkevari in Georgetown University of Nursing and Health Studies recently experimented with lab rats. They found that inducing stress (via a daily ice-cold bath) had a less stressful effect on rats that underwent acupuncture treatment prior to their baths. Acupuncture, the researchers found, helped to re-stabilize stress hormone levels. Of course, this study was only effective on lab rats — and, to be honest, it kind of stresses us out to think about those poor little guys — so it may be a while 'til we see whether humans have similar results. Still, it's one more reason to schedule an acupuncture appointment the next time we need to chill. Which is right about...now. (Time)
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