For my readers who are more in the know, the link below will expose many ludicrous and completely insulting statements. This is why they will never learn until they let go of their flawed fundamentals.
Acupuncture, from an Eastern perspective, is all about energy and its flow through your body. If that flow is blocked, the thinking goes, pain or illness results. By gently tapping as many as 20 thin needles into your body at strategic points, acupuncturists try to reestablish the flow. That's a compelling but not necessarily convincing explanation. So Western medicine is working to understand the mechanisms of acupuncture. "There are many details we still don't understand, but essentially, acupuncture seems to stimulate specific muscles and nerves, activating changes that reduce pain and symptoms and promote healing," says Kwokming James Cheng, M.D.,
Acupuncturists insert needles into seemingly unrelated parts of your body because they believe there are local points -- areas from where the pain radiates -- and distal points, which correspond to remote areas of your body. The Western explanation: "Your extremities have more nerve endings than your abdomen, so poking them can trigger a stronger response than a needle near your stomach can," says Dr. Cheng.
Very often people, doctors included, have already been informed of the fundamentals involved and still refuse to reevaluate their own errors and insist on using their self serving paradigms.This is a direct example on the limitation of evolution by ignorance or ignoramosity. (new word penned by TGP tdy 10/20/2013 1:42pm Philippine Time).
The word BELIEVE is most often used when describing many alternative procedures. If writers, journalists and other doctors want to be fair, they should use the SAME term in their SYNTAX when writing WESTERN MEDICAL TEXT. Example : "WESTERN MEDICAL DOCTORS BELIEVE THAT ANALGESICS ARE THE BEST WAY IN RELIEVING PAIN...".