This is our UK/Europe website. If you are in North America, please click here to visit our other site.

Shopping Basket

Your basket is empty

Currency Settings

The Connective Tissue Hypothesis for Acupuncture Mechanisms

The Connective Tissue Hypothesis for Acupuncture Mechanisms

This article examines whether there is evidence to support the idea that acupuncture channels have an anatomical reality as fascia or connective tissue planes. An examination of what is meant by ‘acupuncture channel’ and to what the terms ‘fascia’ and ‘connective tissue plane’ refer is followed by an analysis of evidence published over the last ten years; the article concludes with a summary of what can be said to be proven, and the implications of such proof for acupuncture research and practice. The paper finds that there is little good quality conclusive evidence available; what little there is, however, is compelling and suggests that there is much more to find out - information that could potentially explain more about acupuncture’s physiological mechanisms. Two case studies are included to illustrate how knowledge of connective tissue planes can be integrated into acupuncture practice.

Did you know?

For the cost of 5 articles (students) or 10 articles (practitioners) you can buy a year's access to the entire Journal of Chinese Medicine article archive.

Subscribe online now

SKU: JCM93-14

Availability: In stock

£4.00 VAT Exempt

Reward points With this product, you earn 4 loyalty point(s).


AuthorDuncan McGechie

Orders shipped outside of Europe are eligible for VAT relief and will not be charged VAT.