Do acupuncture points exist?

@article{Yan2009DoAP,
  title={Do acupuncture points exist?},
  author={Xiaohui Yan and Xinyi Zhang and Chenglin Liu and Ruishan Dang and Yuying(黄宇营) Huang and Wei He and G. Ding},
  journal={Physics in medicine and biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={54 9},
  pages={
          N143-50
        }
}
We used synchrotron x-ray fluorescence analysis to probe the distribution of four chemical elements in and around acupuncture points, two located in the forearm and two in the lower leg. Three of the four acupuncture points showed significantly elevated concentrations of elements Ca, Fe, Cu and Zn in relation to levels in the surrounding tissue, with similar elevation ratios for Cu and Fe. The mapped distribution of these elements implies that each acupuncture point seems to be elliptical with… Expand
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