In my clinic, I primarily place needles in the forearms, wrists, hands, lower legs, ankles and feet. These are the most active acupuncture regions. Each acupuncture point is like a switch on an electrical circuit. With proper selection of points, you can increase blood flow through any ailing tissue of the body. Increased blood flow results in more nutrients delivered for healing, and more toxins removed. Each point also affects specific regions of the brain to affect specific tissues and organs. All points have a general affect of producing a relaxation response that facilitates healing.