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The anatomical relationship between acupuncture points and connective tissue

Source: The Anatomical Record

A recent study sought to find out more about the relationship between connective tissue planes and acupuncture points and meridians, a relationship that has been suggested by ultrasound images that reveal connective tissue cleavage planes at acupuncture points.

The study mapped out acupuncture points in “serial gross anatomical sections” in a human arm via postmortem tissue sections and found an 80% correspondence between the acupuncture point sites and the location of the connective tissue planes.

The authors suggest that this anatomical relationship is relevant to acupuncturists and could play an important role for “interstitial connective tissue.”