Title: Brief history of modern scientific research into acupuncture systems: a path from static anatomic structure of particles to dynamic dissipative structure of electromagnetic field
Authors: Chang Lin Zhang
Addresses: College of Life Science, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China; Department of Music and Music Education, Siegen University, Hochstrasse 57, Siegen D-57076, Germany
Abstract: To understand the mechanism of ancient acupuncture system in the viewpoint of modern science is a big challenge to scientists and science today. In the last 16 years, a great amount of research work has be done by many scientists all over the world, in different aspects such as anatomy, histology, cell biology, physiology and physics. The effort to find a corresponding anatomic structure to acupuncture system was unsuccessful, although the physiological phenomena exist. However, the objective measurements of physics into acupuncture are quite successful with good reproducibility, in particular the electrical and acoustic measurements. A further study into the background of these results of electrical and acoustic measurements reveals an invisible and dynamic dissipative structure of electromagnetic field, which generally exists in all living systems, which has a lot to do with some mysterious old medicines such as acupuncture meridians, charkas and homoeopathy. What is more, a scientific and quantitative way of evaluating the degree of coherence in living systems is developed during the research of the electric measurement on human body.
Keywords: acupuncture meridians; charkas; homoeopathy; electromagnetic fields; dissipative structure; chaotic standing wave; interference patterns; holography; coherence; ancient acupuncture; electrical measurements; acoustic measurements.
International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control, 2008 Vol.5 No.3, pp.176 - 180
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