A recent paper published in the international authoritative journal “Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine” shows that for the first time, researchers mainly from the Life Science Research Institute of ENN Group clearly observed the continuous migration of acupoints along the meridians of the human body. Fluorescent lines, this work provides a strong evidence to confirm the existence of TCM meridians. Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences and Harvard University Medical School participated in the collaboration and verification.

According to reports, an important basis for the Western medical community to deny TCM science is that it “cannot prove the existence of meridians” at the anatomical level. “In recent decades, many teams at home and abroad have done a lot of exploration through various methods, but they have not been able to observe stable meridian trajectories with sufficient length on the human body.” said Dr. Tang Qing, team leader of ENN This time, the team’s experiment obtained a clear fluorescence image of the meridian over 20cm in the arm of the pericardium meridian. This is the first time that researchers have used a new method of tracing to obtain the meridian trajectory in the human body since the radioisotope method was used for tracing in the 1980s. Tang Qing said that the meridian imaging is more stable this time, and the trajectory of multiple acupoints along a meridian is clearer and repetitive. 

Tang Qing specifically introduced that the team initially used the contrast agent sodium fluorescein, and in the following hours, used laser to excite and take pictures of the sodium fluorescein to obtain the migration trajectory of the fluorescent agent in the body. The results show that the trajectory generally develops along the adjacent acupoints of the pericardial meridian, from Neiguan, Jianshi, to Quchi, which completely overlaps the acupoints of the pericardial meridian, forming a stable meridian line. By contrasting ultrasound imaging and infrared imaging, the possibility of fluorescent lines flowing along blood vessels is ruled out. In order to rule out the possibility that the trajectory of the fluorescent line is a lymphatic vessel, the researchers designed an experiment in which sodium fluorescein and indocyanine green, a contrast agent mainly used for lymphography, were injected simultaneously. The results showed that the two trajectories did not completely overlap, so It can be ruled out that the previously observed fluorescence lines of sodium fluorescein are lymphatic vessels.

Tang Qing said frankly that this time they have made some progress in the visualization of the meridians and laid the foundation for the follow-up work, but there is still a lot of work to be done to fully grasp the secrets of the meridians. It is understood that as of the publication of the paper, in addition to the pericardial meridian, the research team has used the same method to observe three fluorescent lines running along the other meridians. “In the next step, we will verify the biophysical characteristics of the meridian of the fluorescent line, including low flow resistance and low resistance, and carry out functional studies.” Tang Qing believes that these studies have important scientific value for the interpretation and development of the basic theories of Chinese medicine. . (Technology Daily)

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helpmekim
6 months ago

Some people say that it’s not normal to discuss the author’s unit of the paper. It’s just a company that sells health care equipment. (Correct, a company that sells health care equipment on a sideline). The so-called introduction of the institute. There are surprises in deep digging, the blacklisted company +1. In 1989, it was possible to privately mine natural gas in Hebei, which is awesome. One day in the water group, someone posted the news from Observer.com, saying that Meridian has confirmed it. There is no link to the paper when the news is opened. It is not easy to find the paper and open it and look at the good guys. The author who wrote this thing is not easy. Click on the unit to see the future of China The Nobel Prize is here (manual dog).

heloword
6 months ago

The first sentence of the problem description is: The paper recently published by the international authoritative journal “Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine” (Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine) shows that… Then let me check what Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine is. What level of journals. Impact factor of 1.813 in 2019: Let’s take a look at the number of journals that rank ahead of this journal in the category of integrative&complementary medicine. So, is this an international authoritative journal? I think it must be at least one of the best in this field. The threshold of international authoritative journals is slightly lower (manual dog head. So I am also a person who has published papers in international authoritative journals, so I have a face. And the combination of Chinese and Western medicine. Most of the fields are played by Chinese people, right? The amount of publications in most journals in mainland China is far ahead. Many of them are OA. Of course I am not biased against OA journals, but… I understand. This question In the journals involved, mainland China published more than 1,000 articles, and the second place seems to have more than 300, which is three times the second place, and it is also OA. It’s your own product. Above.

helpyme
6 months ago

The first sentence of the problem description is: The paper recently published by the international authoritative journal “Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine” (Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine) shows that… Then let me check what Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine is. What level of journals. Impact factor of 1.813 in 2019: Let’s take a look at the number of journals that rank ahead of this journal in the category of integrative&complementary medicine. So, is this an international authoritative journal? I think it must be at least one of the best in this field. The threshold of international authoritative journals is slightly lower (manual dog head. So I am also a person who has published papers in international authoritative journals, so I have a face. And the combination of Chinese and Western medicine. Most of the fields are played by Chinese people, right? The amount of publications in most journals in mainland China is far ahead. Many of them are OA. Of course I am not biased against OA journals, but… I understand. This question In the journals involved, mainland China published more than 1,000 articles, and the second place seems to have more than 300, which is three times the second place, and it is also OA. It’s your own product. Above.

sina156
6 months ago

There are a lot of this kind of “scientific research”, but it’s not news anymore. Compared with the famous Jin Fenghan, this is really nothing news. Jin Bonghan is a professor at the Pyongyang Medical University in North Korea and was the director of the teaching and research group at the Pyongyang Medical University. As early as 1960, Jin Fenghan discovered the “small body” of acupuncture points through research, and North Korea established the “Meridian Research Institute” for this purpose. In 1963, Jin Bonghan published a paper “On the Kyungrak system” in the fifth issue of the Journal of the DPRK Academy of Medical Science. After reaching 40 pages, it was announced that the meridian was found and named “Bonghan duct” (Bonghan duct); the acupuncture point was also found and named “Bonghan corpuscle” (Bonghan corpuscle). This discovery shocked the global medical community. On December 14, 1963, China’s “People’s Daily” published the full text of the paper in the newspaper. In order to commend Professor Jin Bonghan for his outstanding achievements, North Korea issued commemorative stamps (a set of souvenir sheets) as a token of recognition. The Chinese Academy of Chinese Medicine (now renamed the Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences) also called to congratulate this achievement. and after? Tomori Fujiwara, an associate professor at the Faculty of Medicine of Osaka City University, organized a research team to conduct retrospective experimental research on reorganization, but after a large number of experiments, no real evidence of “Fenghan Guan” and “Fenghan Body” was found. Austrian histological authority Von Kellner G, after similar research, pointed out that the so-called “Fenghan corpuscle” is just a small organ left over during embryonic development and cannot have the so-called meridian function. The final outcome was rather tragic. Jin Bonghan committed suicide by jumping off the building because he could not produce specific evidence.

yahoo898
6 months ago

It is not impossible to use modern scientific methods to study TCM theories. However, this research method is obviously not persuasive. Acupuncture points are something that comes out of practice. Qi and blood run this system, and modern science has yet to find evidence. Prove that this thing needn’t be so troublesome. Find a practitioner who can acupuncture acupuncture points, and find 100 Chinese and foreign volunteers of men, women, young and old in black, white and yellow. Each volunteer brings a full set of physiological monitoring, clicks it, and then unlocks it, and there is data for recording monitoring changes. Find someone who hasn’t practiced and tap it too, or ask someone who has practiced to tap a point that is not acupuncture point, and record it. Everyone clicks a few times, and 100 people have records of the physiological changes of hundreds of samples that can be checked. Isn’t that proof? The same is true for Chinese medicine. You can’t design a test according to the classification of modern medical diseases, but according to the theory of Chinese medicine, go to double-blind tests, compare the efficacy of medicine and placebo.

leexin
6 months ago

No use of eggs. As early as the Republic of China, the TCM community had a unified opinion (Yun Tieqiao’s theory of visceral viscera), and tried to blur the concept of TCM and stay away from the entity. Not only the concept of viscera is blurred, but also the meridians are all blurred, trying to avoid the attacks of Western medicine by playing logical tricks. This practice, which is called “suspension ontology” in philosophy, essentially turns the concept into an “empty symbol” without reference. An empty shell symbol cannot correspond to any entity. So, prove a wool! This kind of proof is nothing more than a liar trick. Shoe boys who don’t understand what is meant by “suspension ontology”, what is meant by “no reference”, what is meant by “unfalsifiable”, and “definition does not need to be proven”, here is an example for everyone to experience what is meant by “Language Rogue”: Please prove which thing the text in the picture below refers to? Given a million years for human beings, no one will find the things described by these symbols. Because what I said above is the correct answer. Don’t think that replacing the symbols with the two commonly used words “meridians” in natural language can conceal its logical nature. Contemporary language analysis techniques are not just plain rice.

greatword
6 months ago

It would be a good thing if the research can produce results. In traditional Chinese medicine, only acupuncture and meridians are used. Although the theory is not clear, they are more or less useful. But having said that, in TCM meridian research, every few years, people claim that there are new evidence and new discoveries. These were popular articles in magazines such as “UFO Discovery” many years ago. Just what I have seen, there are human body current channels, energy channels, subcutaneous mesenchyme, and acupoint bodies. . . Wait a minute. This time, don’t worry, let’s watch.

loveyou
6 months ago

It is possible that the subcutaneous interstitial channel was discovered in a similar way (just read the paper corresponding to the old news below, and found that the Americans found that the interstitial channel was also injected with a fluorescent agent or the like), but whether the interstitial channel is a meridian It’s hard to say, it needs further analysis. Will the interstitium all over the body be regarded as a new organ? _”Global Science” (Chinese version of “Scientific American”) This new research result was published in the journal “Science Reports” on March 27, 2018. Previously, researchers believed that these tissue layers were just wall-like structures composed of collagen. But new research shows that this organization is more like an “open, fluid highway” than a “wall,” said Neil Theise, Ph.D., professor of pathology at New York University Langone Medical Center. The tissue contains interconnected fluid-filled spaces supported by a grid of thick collagen “bundles”. The researchers said that in the past few decades, we have not found these liquid-filled spaces because researchers are used to using microscopes to observe the cell world, and these structures do not appear on microscope slides. When scientists make tissue samples, they treat the samples with chemicals, slice the samples and dye them to highlight their characteristics. However, this inherent operation can cause fluid loss and structural collapse, thereby significantly changing its appearance and function. Interstitial image below the epidermis. The researchers said that this organ is an interconnected, fluid-filled space composed of body networks, supported by a strong and flexible protein lattice. Illustration by Jill Gregory. Printed with permission from Mount Sinai Health System, licensed under CC-BY-ND.…… (parts omitted) Researchers use a new probe-based confocal laser microscope technology, this new study uses Is based on the probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy, pCLE). The tool combines an endoscope with a laser and a sensor to analyze the reflected fluorescent pattern and can observe the living tissue containing liquid, rather than the fixed tissue that drains the liquid. Researchers believe that the fluid-filled space may act as a shock absorber to protect tissues during daily activities. Theise pointed out that there may have been enough known information about this mysterious organization before, but researchers have ignored it. In fact, the researchers plan to review the scientific literature to find “all the unobserved records about this (body part).” “At first, we just thought it was an interesting organization, but when you really think deeply and think of people’s definition of organs, you will have some new ideas: organs have certain structures and certain functions, and interstitials have such Characteristics.” “I think it’s bigger than the skin,” he said. “Skin occupies 16% of your body’s mass and is considered the largest organ of the human body. I estimate that the interstitium occupies 20% of our body’s volume. For a young adult, this is about 10 liters.”] ( The interstitial channel is now mainly used to explain the way cancer cells spread…) Other experiments to prove the meridian, the synchrotron radiation light source observation rabbit in 2017: Our laboratory once undertook a 973 national key basic research and development plan, the content of which is simple The introduction is “fast CT imaging”. Nowadays, a CT scan in a hospital often takes more than ten to tens of minutes, and then waits for dozens of minutes to produce the film. However, the use of synchrotron radiation only requires a few seconds delay, and the imaging can be instantaneous (Note: the experimental object is the rat’s front paw). , Blood vessels, and tendons are clearly visible (professional vocabulary: high contrast). Once successful and even promoted, the patient’s entire body skeletal and muscle conditions can be seen at the same time during the operation, ensuring that there are no dead corners in the entire field of view during the operation. This work is internationally hailed as “a major breakthrough in X-ray imaging in the past two decades.” Professor Zhang Xinyi’s research group from Fudan University in Shanghai used synchrotron radiation technology to study acupuncture points (note: the experimental subject is a rabbit). The results show that some acupuncture points are equivalent to material storage stations and are rich in various elements such as calcium, iron, zinc, and selenium. However, acupuncture and moxibustion are not here. It causes the concentration of these elements to change, and some acupuncture points are equivalent to dispatching stations. During acupuncture and moxibustion, the calcium, iron, zinc, and selenium ions in the acupoints stored in the same meridian will quickly redistribute along the meridian. Further studies have shown that the iron in some acupuncture points is in the form of five-coordination. Under normal conditions, five-coordinate iron is unstable and can easily be oxidized to six-coordinate iron. When massaging these acupoints, these five-coordinated iron will indeed be converted into six-coordinated iron. This explains why we feel sore and tingling when we massage acupuncture points. In fact, electrochemical reactions are taking place in our acupuncture points. The difference in sensation is not only the strength of our own susceptibility, but also the strong electrochemical reaction. weak. ] Zhu Zongxiang’s resistance testing method and tapping sound method have been on CCTV (but in fact it should have been completed before the 1990s and started after Nixon’s visit to China): It probably means using a resistance tester to test the body surface. Some parts have less resistance, but only at the end of the limbs can the height coincide with the ancient book; use an electric rubber percussion hammer to tap these lines, and then use a stethoscope to listen, the sound will be different. Earlier in the 1970s, the sensation transmission experiment along the meridian, after acupuncture on acupuncture points, some people will feel soreness and numbness, and a very small number of people will have a feeling of turbulence, about 1%? A few of these people will show an allergy-like red line on the skin. However, this red line does not necessarily overlap with the ancient book, and one of the few people with red lines does not overlap. Observation of the channels of meridian sense transmission in five cases of sensitive people with meridian sense transmission and one case of red-line report-it is more bizarre that some amputees also have this kind of air flow sensation, which is called phantom limb transmission: phantom limb transmission is for upper body defect It is more likely to occur for the disabled, and more difficult for the disabled with lower body defects. At that time, some people suspected that maybe the turbulence of the air flow was realized in some functional areas of the brain? It is not directly felt by the nerve endings. (By the way, using the so-called meridian pen is actually a discharging pen. I point it by myself, and then try to experience the radial touch inductance. I have also tried it, but it didn’t work. Others have said it was successful, haha, I don’t know who bought it. Advanced discharge pen? It is to hold one pole in your hand, and then use the other pole to charge yourself, you can tell the user which point has the smallest resistance through the frequency of the buzzer. That is the copy of Zhu Zongxiang’s resistance experiment. Someone reprinted it. In the bibili video, Uncle JT, a lecturer of online Chinese medicine in Taiwan, mentioned it once.) Anything that mentions quantum entanglement has nothing to do with meridians…Can the use of quantum entanglement achieve superluminal communication? Personally, quantum entanglement is to prepare a pair of particles A and A’and separate them, observe one of the particles A, if it is found to collapse into an up-spin state; the other particle A’at the far end It becomes a downspin state and the entangled state is automatically destroyed at this time. Before the 1990s, a popular view (mainly from science fiction) was that quantum entanglement can communicate at faster than light speed, but now it is not possible, because your observation of A produces up-spin, down-spin or left-handed, right-handedness is simply not possible. Controlled; the state that caused A’to appear is uncontrollable. Another person at the far end does not dare to observe A’from time to time to analyze whether you have observed it, because his observation causes A’to collapse and become left-handed, and A on your side will also collapse into right-handed… The problem is that he doesn’t know if the left-handed rotation he sees is caused by the collapse caused by his observation or the entanglement caused by your observation. He doesn’t even know if you have observed it. Quantum entanglement now seems to be used to generate a set of random code keys, to encrypt other data, and then send the entire set of data together, let the other party observe the particles on his side, and derive the decryption key, which is quantum State invisible transmission, I think it is actually encrypted transmission with quantum cipher. Theoretically, this one-time password cannot be cracked. It is transmitted by optical fiber in the middle. Anyone who eavesdrops on the optical fiber will be discovered immediately. Technically, it is very safe (but if the other party is an undercover spy, it will still leak the secret~~). If the mother is treated with acupuncture and the child is cured, this should have nothing to do with quantum entanglement (who would think that the entanglement between oneself and mother is one-time? Acupuncture can destroy it). I think it has something to do with empathy, right? Seeing that my mother is well, I am happy, and then maybe my illness will be better soon? (Or my illness is not healed but I feel healed…)

strongman
6 months ago

The page fee, I won’t talk about the impact factor. The question is how to prove that these “continuous fluorescent lines” are meridians? Have you found “qi and blood” in it? Is there a midday stream? Is it connected to the inside and outside? A large number of Chinese medicine fans say that the meridians are virtual, but how come they become physical now? For example, I casually stretched out my hand and said: “UFO”. You can’t say that everything you find in the direction of my finger is a flying saucer, right? Do you think it was a flying saucer?

stockin
6 months ago

It is recommended not to talk about “falsification” to some people, because they don’t even know what this means, and there is a high probability that this means “proved to be false”. So when we say “a hypothesis/theory is falsifiable”, they will directly think that “this item has been falsified”. This kind of people are not even the target readers of popular science content, and they can’t be guilty of spending time with them. It’s not to belittle anyone. In fact, even reading popular science content requires the most basic language ability and logic level. In addition, as said in the comment section, you can Baidu if it doesn’t help. An interesting comment appeared in the comment area. Leave the comments on my subjective evaluation aside. We will focus on what the commenters mean by “provable to be false”. In fact, this sentence will produce ambiguity, and there are two completely different interpretations: if there is evidence that it is false, it can be falsified. So which one is more likely to be expressed by the commenter? Combining my original answer above to clarify the thinking: My original answer pointed out that some people mistake “falsifiable” for “falsifiable evidence,” and such people may not even understand the content of popular science. Commentators said that normal people would think that “falsifiable” means “can be proved to be false,” and that normal people are not even qualified to read popular science content. It’s clear at a glance.

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