Acupuncture Points identified by CT Scan

Have you ever wondered what makes an acupuncture point different to any other part of the body? In an exciting first acupuncture points have been objectively identified  using a technique called “in-line phase contrast CT imaging with synchrotron radiation”. As patients and practitioners have always known it matters to treat the correct point for the correct condition, and acupuncture is much more than placebo. This research shows that acupuncture points have a higher density of micro-vessels and contain a large amount of involuted microvascular structures. Non-acupuncture points do not share these characteristics. This also suggests that acupuncture treatment involves more than only stimulating nerve supply as well. I can’t wait for the next research installment reminding us of the modern relevance of an ancient understanding of the body. – See more at: