Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena published research examining the surface of the body for acupuncture points. The journal focuses on science using electron spectroscopy, a technique to study the electronic structure of atoms and molecules. Their research determined acupuncture points have very distinct structural differences than surrounding areas. These areas were determined to have high concentrations of microvasculature within the body.
It is fantastic when this kind of research reinforces the basic principles of acupuncture!