Curious if you have an articles or insight into this topic?
There are a host of published studies using acupuncture for anesthesia, using acupuncture for post-op pain, and using acupuncture with regular sedation methods to limit the amount of medications used. I would start by going through these results - acupuncture anesthesia - Search Results - PubMed . The use of acupuncture for anesthesia is far more common in China than in western countries but it is at least being considered more.
And then I’ve written a few general synopses of relevant research, in particular: