Kristen Sparrow • July 03, 2016
This is an exhaustive treatment of the subject of the skin’s neuroendocrine role. I’ve only skimmed it, but I’ve already learned a number of interesting facts that might be pertinent to acupuncture.
3. Skin perturbations may lead to modulation of the the thyroid. Hyper/hypothyroid are classic yin/yang conditions. So possibly skin needling could, in fact, modulate thyroid function.
Other endocrine systems are discussed too. Endogenous opioid system is triggered with skin perturbation.