A needle-based technique has been shown to switch on nerves that tamp down sepsis. The ST36 Zusanli acupuncture point is located just below the knee joint. This spot in mice—and it is hoped perhaps in humans—may be a critical entryway to gaining control over the often fatal inflammatory reactions that accompany systemic infections.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the cause of period pain is related to the symptoms of the meridians which are affected. The male and female reproductive system is traversed by the Spleen, the Liver and the Kidney channels, so any potential dysfunction will originate from one, or several of these organs.