Many Worlds Theory of Acupuncture

Many Worlds Theory of Acupuncture

Back in October 2014 I tried to see how many forms of acupuncture I could find. At the time I found 32 different styles of acupuncture.

So when someone says acupuncture is effective, you really have no idea what kind of acupuncture they are talking about unless you ask.

It is one of the arguments used by science based medicine as to why acupuncture is ineffective outside of the placebo effect: it doesn't matter even within the acupuncture traditions where the needles are placed or if needles are used at all.

They all 'work' in the hands of their proponents and they all fail if evaluated rigorously.

I have never found an explanation by an acupuncturist as to why all these forms of acupunctures are equally valid. Acupuncturists just ignore it and continue on with their own particular style.

But I keep coming across more forms of acupuncture.  I have become a connoisseur of the variations, much like all the growing number of  micro-organisms I learn about in my real job.

There is balance acupuncture, as described by Richard Teh-Fu Tan, and used to effectively treat neck and shoulder pain.

And there is Bo's abdominal acupuncture, where the needles are only placed in the abdomen. Is it effective? No, it is superior!

80.4% showed that the efficacy of abdominal acupuncture is superior to conventional body acupuncture, especially for the following diseases: lumbar disc herniation, cervical spondylosis, omarthritis and cervical vertigo…

Although I doubt it is better than balance acupuncture, even though Mr Bo is quite the acupuncturist. I am glad he discovered the variation.

Too bad neither balance nor Bo is as good as

Distal Needling Acupuncture or DNA, which as the best science-y sounding acronym and is

The most effective acupuncture method for treating both pain and internal diseases.

DNA acupuncture was discovered by Robert Doane, but why he missed the superior acupuncture discovered by Bo and Teh-Fu Tan in unknown.  They also call it DNA acupuncture, and since the A of DNA is acupuncture it is redundantly Distal Needling Acupuncture Acupuncture.  Like an ATM machine or PJP pneumonia.  

And ear acupuncture now has laser auriculotherapy combined with magneto-auriculotherapy in a race to become the first form of acupuncture to equal the Onions classic Revolutionary New Insoles Combine Five Forms Of Pseudoscience, although those insoles evidently do not release endorphins.

They way acupuncture keeps multiplying I suspect that the many worlds theory is true, only it manifests not with new universes but by multiplying infinite forms of pseudo-medicine.

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