Is acupuncture a good idea?
Posted on 07 January 2013 10:05 AM

Is acupuncture a good idea?

 

 

Acupuncture is an alternative medicine methodology originating in ancient China that treats patients by manipulating thin, solid needles that have been inserted into acupuncture points in the skin. According to traditional Chinese medicine, stimulating these points can correct imbalance in the flow of qi through channels known as meridians.


Qi is translated as life energy, life force or energy flow. The literal translation of qi is "breath, air or gas." Qi is the central underlying principle in traditional Chinese medicine and martial arts.

 

The concept of qi is found in many cultures: it's called Prana in Vedontic philosophy, Mona in Hawaiian culture, Lung in Tibetan Buddhism and Vital energy in Western culture. Current scientific research indicates that traditional forms of acupuncture are more effective than placebos in the relief of certain types of pain and post-operative nausea.  


Acupuncture’s use for certain conditions has been endorsed in the US by the National Institute of Health,  National Health Services of UK, and the World Health Organization. General consensus is that it is safe when administered by well trained practitioners using sterile needles.  However, it has been suggested that acupuncture has its origin in bloodletting or demonology.  


Acupuncture is often accompanied by moxibustion, the burning of a cone-shaped preparation of mugwort (a plant) on or near the skin often, but not always, near or on an acupuncture point.  This procedure can burn the skin and form a blister.

 

I have been told by others—whether they know what they are talking about or notthat the acupuncture needles have been blessed by the Chinese gods.  If this is so, then I personally would be very hesitant to accept any acupuncture treatment.  Even if this is not so, I would still not be in favor of this type of treatment because of the fact that it has ties with demonology, according to my research.


I have read about acupuncture in a book written by Dr. Warren Peters, MD, entitled Mystical Medicine.  I felt that his assessment seemed fair and his research credible. In his chapter entitled “Acupuncture and Reflexology” beginning on page 39 and ending on page 43, he makes some very interesting remarks regarding this Chinese medical procedure.


He explains all about the beginning of this procedure and how the Chinese have used it for 4500 years.  Apparently sometime after the flood 34 volumes were written on the “science” of acupuncture. Stone instruments were used to begin with on wounded warriors which were later replaced by wood or bamboo.  Later, metal needles were used making the therapy even more effective.


Even though acupuncture has had a long and illustrious history in China, there was a period from 1929 – 1958 when it was outlawed in that country. On the insistence of Chairman Mao’s wife, it was brought back into political favor during the “Cultural Revolution.”

 

Acupuncture is thought to be effective by “unblocking” disturbances within an external energy system. This concept is totally unrelated to the anatomical system of nerves, veins, arteries and lymphatics. The energy system of acupuncture is similar to the “aura” of the Hindu system of health and healing. The theory behind acupuncture is that there exists in the body the dual flows of energy called “Yin” and “Yang”. The Yang originates from the sun and stars and is considered to be dominant, good, positive and male.  The Yin is believed to originate from the earth and the moon and is represented as evil, negative, and female. According to this theorized system, the eternal quest for peace, health and happiness for both the individual and the universe is the balance of these two opposing forces  (Mysticsal Medicine, Pg 40 by Warren Peters).


Dr. John de Romanett, in his book Acupuncture, Mesmerism and Hypnotism on page 9, links acupuncture with hypnosis because of the repetitive stimuli used by manipulating the needles. He claims that animals can be hypnotised using the same methods.  

 

I believe that we need to stay as far away from such practices as possible. We do not want nor wish to give the enemy an avenue to enter into our lives and disrupt our walk with the Lord. I recommend Warren Peters book Mystical Medicine as good reading for anyone with questions as to what types of practices are right or wrong for a Christian to follow. Dr. Peters was the Medical Director for Hartland Institute and his study into the various methods used for health and healing seem sound and are very revealing.  


Nettie Gill



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Comments (4)
Carolyn Kuning
03 February 2013 05:58 AM
I had many accupuncture treatments for migraine headaches. The practictioner was written up in Parade magazine and was supposed to be the best. Needles all over me many times much money. No effect. I believe I am hard to hypnotise and so this was of no effect on me. God protected me when I was not baptised and did not know better.
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