An insightful post at Brilliant Blog urges us to seek analogies to achieve breakthroughs. This is a key part of my “product development.” Finding analogies in nature that can explain needling’s effect on the body and brain, eg pearl formation, parasite invasion (they suppress immune function), a sunburn (stimulating healing) etc etc. Faulty analogies are at the heart of what is wrong with western medicine. Western medicine gets a lot right, but a lot wrong too. Body as a machine is inapt in so many ways.