Connective Tissue & Acupuncture

Science is looking into how acupuncture works, and have been researching how an acupuncture needle can interact with connective tissue to stimulate a relaxation response. When connective tissue is stretched and then allowed to relax blood and fluids can flow freely into the area, allowing an area to oxygenate and release tightness which can have an analgesic effect.

 

Reference

Langevin, Helene M. The Science of Acupuncture, The Scientist, May 1st 2013,