By James Madison, L.Ac for the Gazette.
In acupuncture theory, Qi (vital energy – a communication system) circulates through the body in meridians. When the flow of Qi becomes unbalanced or blocked, pain and disease result. Acupuncture points are specific areas where the Qi can be accessed and manipulated to restore balance.
We know acupuncture increases the body’s release of natural pain killers – endorphins and serotonin – in pain pathways. Modern research shows acupuncture affects most of the body’s systems: the nervous system, muscle tone, hormone outputs, circulation, antibody production, allergic responses, as well as respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. However, everyone asks how it works, especially as the meridians cannot be seen. Let’s look at the latest science and research.
Numerous theories show we have structured water clusters inside our bodies. Structured water clusters are small particles which line up (as nanotubes) so that they become superconductors. This structured water not only moistens the body and conducts electricity, it is a communication system in the body which communicates instantaneously.
“Super-Conducting Liquid Crystalline Water Aligned with Collagen Fibers in the Fascia as Acupuncture Meridians of Traditional Chinese Medicine” by Dr. Mae-Wan Ho explains the theory as demonstrated in the title. She used supporting evidence from biochemistry, cell biology, biophysics and neurophysiology to reach her conclusions. Another scientist, Dr. Shui-Yin Lo, a theoretical physicist, proposes through biophysics that stable clustered water forms the meridian system. Both arrived at the same conclusion through different pathways of investigation.
Muscles generate electricity. Electricity is transferred to the fascia. The fascia transfers information, at the speed of light, to your organs or other tissues. The fascia acts as a pump when you move, transferring fluids throughout your body. Fascia is present throughout your body and can transfer pain to different areas readily. Moving your foot moves the fascia, all the way up to your neck! Interestingly, the fascia is not only affected by inflammation, it responds to emotional stress as well, which makes it tighter. Acupuncture meridians tend to be located along connective tissue planes between muscles, or between a muscle and bone or tendon.
The acupuncture system and the Direct Current electrical field detected by western scientists both exist essentially in the continuum of liquid crystalline collagen fibers that make up most of the connective tissues. Water layers on the collagen fibers provide proton conduction pathways for rapid intercommunication throughout the body, enabling the organism to function as a coherent whole. This liquid crystalline continuum constitutes a “body consciousness” working in tandem with the “brain consciousness” of the nervous system.
It has been proven that consciousness resides in all the cells of our body; that the brain converts consciousness to other signals. Water aligned with collagen fibers, as the anatomical and functional basis of the acupuncture meridians, is highly probable. That said, the meridian system may be what integrates or coordinates all body systems and may be the basis of all forms of “subtle energy” medicine, the mechanism of action being mediated via quantum coherent liquid crystalline water
Acupuncture does more than reduce pain; it has a pronounced beneficial effect on health. Not only is the physical body affected, emotional and spiritual aspects are enhanced. Patients often notice an improved sense of well–being after treatment. Traditional Chinese medicine continues to be increasingly popular and has countless applications and benefits.