Thursday, March 25, 2010

Acupuncture in the WSJ- Bridging the Gap

How does acupuncture work?  From a western medical perspective (one that doesn't recognize the basis of acupuncture- energy, or Qi), that question has been difficult to quantify.  On Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal had an excellent article addressing exactly this question.  Using neuroimaging, thermal imaging and doppler ultrasound, scientists are now able to document the physical effects of acupuncture treatments.  Not all in the western medical community are on board of course, but studies like those highlighted in the article are bridging the gap between this ancient, enigmatic Eastern medicine and its scientific, contemporary counterpart.  Please read the full article HERE.

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