How Does Acupuncture Work?
A Good Question
Someone asked me how acupuncture worked on urinary track infections (UTI).
I thought this was an excellent question. Since an acupuncture needle cannot kill bacteria directly, how does acupuncture really work against certain diseases?
Before I answer the question, I need to ask readers to drop the western scientific way of thinking. If you do not, you cannot understand the concepts of Oriental Medicine. No, a needle cannot kill bacteria. But when you shift your mind to the Oriental way, you understand that it does…indirectly. The answer to the question is something to do with our “wisdom within.” In my first newsletter, I mentioned that “med” in Oriental Medicine is about “activating the natural healing power of the body.” After millions of years of evolution it is natural to have a defense mechanism built into our body. This system keeps us in homeostasis balance. We have the power to kill bacteria. An acupuncturist taps the wisdom within our body and activates the defense system. This is the very reason why acupuncture does not require drugs or surgeries. Yes, acupuncture works for UTI. It has been working for over 2000 years.
If you would like to see the wisdom in action, take a look at a dying man. Man’s wisdom prepares for the unavoidable death. All the things he has done in his life are brought into balance. He accepts death and feels comfortable. He has no more pain. He starts having an angelic face a few days before he dies. Our healing power within is always wise and spiritual.