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This animates a stucked sarcomere in a muscle -- it looks a bit like a stucked rusty spring. I am amazed that the Wikipedia about sarcomere mentions no word about treatments to open the stucked sarcomeres.

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  1. what kind of treatments exist to open stucked sarcomeres or a lot of stucked sarcomeres?

  2. can a acupuncture-style treatment i.e. a small metal needle open up a closed sarcomere or a bunch of them by stimulating the blood flow?

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I'm not up to speed on acupuncture at all, so I will wait on someone who is. I can tell you from the medical side of things that you're not going to be acting on something as small as sacromere itself. Rather physical manipulation of muscles can cause relaxation of the tissue, which would mean muscle cells are relaxing their sacromeres. –  Atl LED Oct 7 '13 at 22:26
There is zero scientific proof that acupuncture works better than placebo, so it will be difficult to address this question. See for instance: skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/402/… skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/12345/… –  nico Oct 9 '13 at 13:09
@nico thank you, not interested in dogmas. Clarified the focus. –  hhh Oct 10 '13 at 6:28
@hhh: if acupunture does not work better then placebo then it does not work better then placebo, those are facts not dogmas. –  nico Oct 10 '13 at 9:59

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