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: In this paper, we have discussed several critical problems of electronic measurements on acupuncture system such as the size, shape, location and stability of acu-points and acu-meridians; the violent fluctuation of the measurement data; the holographic phenomena and the statistical self-similarity of measurement data; the transmission of signal along meridian and its speed; the parallel distributions between higher-conductivity points and higher sound intensity points and the mathematical background of log-normal distribution of measurement data. A conclusion, which comes from the contradictions between these experiment results and the existing knowledge in modern anatomy, histology, neurology and biochemistry, is that there is an invisible dissipative structure of electromagnetic field which is mainly composed of an interference pattern of standing waves in the resonance cavity of human body under the condition of permanent support of energy in an open system. To some extent, the invisible structure is corresponding to the mysterious acupuncture system and closely related to many energetic medicines. The conclusion and recognition of the existence of the invisible dissipative structure of electromagnetic field inside a body offers not only a new understanding of the background of acupuncture and many other holistic medicines, but also a scientific and quantitative way to evaluate the degree of coherence, namely harmony of a body-mind system.
Keywords: acupuncture; skin resistance; electromagnetic fields; standing wave; holography; dissipative structure; coherence; electronic measurements.
International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control, 2008 Vol.5 No.3, pp.181 - 190
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