What is science now saying about the benefits of acupuncture?
Acupuncture, which is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is fast becoming part of mainstream medicine.
Acupuncture has been known to work astonishingly well to relieve problems such as pain, fatigue, and depression that Western medicine struggles to find causes or pills for. How can we explain television footage showing a man sipping orange juice while having part of his lung removed? How can it be that needles can soothe post-operative pain as well as morphine? Science is a long way for explaining why it happens.
Researchers have, however, been able to measure an increase in endorphins and anti-inflammatory agents following acupuncture treatment.
New quantum science theories now contradict many of the natural laws we had “evidence” to believe. It would seem that nothing is truly static. Everything is in a state of “becoming”, everything exists in relationship to other things, and everything is in its basic form, energy. This is what the ancient Taoist philosophers believed. They called this energy “Qi” (pronounced chee) – the one vital life energy which has many changing forms.
Acupuncture is about moving Qi around, unplugging blocks, balancing it all up. We may not know exactly how it works, but it does.
Articles reporting clinical studies of successes with acupuncture treatment can be found in the NEWS section, and in the links provided there.