Acupuncture Student’s blog

I am currently studying acupuncture at school. This is very interesting and I like it. Old Chinese people were seriously clever to find out about the whole meridian system.

Acupuncture is not science. Rather, this is an art. Some people try to make it like a science to be accepted in the western world. This is stupid.

The reason this is no science it to make something science, you have to have the same objects with the same conditions. With acupuncture, everything changes all the time. It is not to cure a “headache” for example. You have to think about how the headache was caused. To determine that, you have to go through the whole process.

Also, science doesn’t believe in experienced or educated guesses, or educated diagnosis, so to speak. Let’s say, a kid is crying. you have to stop him/her from crying. Then what the best person to ask? Their mother or father probably. They know for that kid, showing a story of Simpsons will stop them from crying. That’s not science. It is based on experience. However, it works.

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine sometimes works that way. It is not an exact science for sure. So it is difficult to convince the western medical world to use acupuncture all the time.

That’s is a cool thing about acupuncture but sometimes confusing. Because it works like a western drug sometimes. people assume that all other points work in the same way. But it’S not quite so.

However, some acupuncture points work similar to western drugs in a sense they work for specific conditions.

For example, the point called neiguan (PC6) works for nausea and vomiting. Some airplane companies use this point when there are any sick patients who have upsetting stomach. Sometimes the flight attendants explain it in front of all the passengers.

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