The fascia is where the Pressure Points lay
Acupuncture points are places where the muscles and connective tissue can be stimulated. This stimulation also serves to increase blood flow, while at the same time the needling triggers the body to release endorphins, (our natural pain killers), as well as change brain activity patterns. This is how Acupuncture works... however it is NOT Kyusho.
What Acupuncture affects is the Fascia, which is a band or sheet of connective tissue, primarily composed of collagen, that lays beneath the skin (in multiple layers). It attaches, stabilizes, encloses, and separates muscles, as well as other internal structures and organs. Fascia is classified by layer, as superficial fascia, deep fascia, and visceral, depending on it's functionary role and location. It plays an important role in the support and function of our bodies, as it surrounds and attaches to all other structures. In the normal healthy state, the fascia is relaxed and has the ability to stretch and move without restriction.
With physical or emotional trauma, scarring and or inflammation, the fascia loses its pliability. When it becomes tight, restricted, and can cause tension throughout the entire body, which in turn can cause many health issues. Induced trauma, such as a fall or throw, car accident of heavy blow, rapid muscle reaction like in a whiplash, or just constant poor posture and repetitive stress injuries, all have a cumulative effect on the body. These restrictions (trauma) can exert enough pressure to cause many symptoms that produce malfunctions from pain to paralysis... Acupuncture can release much of these tensions and stimulate greater health.
Acupuncture and or acupressure is designed to target these fascial layers to produce a relaxing chain event throughout the fascial layers and body as it releases endorphins to manage pain. Yes this has a therapeutic effect and any punch, kick, or throw can trigger the tightening of the fascia with all the opposite problems...
But this is NOT real Kyusho
To explain further, when you insert an acupuncture needle in the body, the target is not a nerve as it would cause intense pain and discomfort or dysfunction, not exactly a healing process. Similarly if you inserted a needle into a blood vessel or organ, it would bleed, again acupuncture does not do this as it does not minimize pain or regain vitality to the body. So the acupuncture points of the human body are not the real mechanism of Kyusho, as it does not cause neurological shock and dysfunction of the bodies Vital Structures and Vital Functionality. Yet so many teach it as such... we want you to fully understand what Real Kyusho is and how best to increase your skill with it.
Countless documents (many of which we have presented on Kyusho.com articles and videos), have shared the Old Karate and Martial Masters writings and documents stating that the Kyusho attacked nerves (causing neurological shock), reflexes ,senses, blood flow and organ function. They did not involve any acupuncture terms or processes, instead they used real anatomy and described real symptoms of attacking nerves, organs and blood vessels.
To accurately learn anything, you must know what the real underlying structure and foundation is.