While acupuncture may act as a global percutaneous needle fasciotomy that respects tensegrity principles, it is reasonable to suggest there are several mechanisms working in parallel in acupuncture, tensegrity-based needling (TBN) being another mode of action in this ancient practice.

Understanding the mechanism of acupuncture as tensegrity-based needling and how it can treat resistant chronic pain syndromes such as fibromyalgia may open a new avenue for medical research and practice.

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Front. Med. 9:952159. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2022.952159

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