Despite its popularity, opinions on acupuncture are divided
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.
The alternative practice may be able to replace medication or alleviate its side effects
A needle-based technique has been shown to switch on nerves that tamp down sepsis