Can Acupuncture Curb Killer Immune Reactions?

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

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.