Acupuncture Regulates the Immune System

The effect of acupuncture on the immune system has been investigated by Japanese researchers. They measured immune system markers in the blood of seventeen healthy volunteers aged 21-51, both before and after receiving acupuncture, in order to determine the activity of T cells, B cells, macrophages and natural killer cells. Their observations suggested that acupuncture regulates the immune system, and promotes humoral (antibody driven) and cell-mediated (T cell driven) immunity, as well as natural killer cell activity.

(Acupuncture Regulates Leukocyte Subpopulations in Human Peripheral Blood. Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine, December 2007.)