I kind of thought I knew everything there was to know about the latest research on acupuncture. But this article has findings and interpretations I’d never heard of. Not sure if I buy all of it, but super thought provoking nonetheless.
“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.”
“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.”