This is an e-mail sent to an author who has a online blogs. He/She published many articles to against alternative medicines, especially acupuncture and Chiropractic therapies.
This author is a very serious person who reads many scientific studies’ publications–one word–he/she uses strong scientific knowledge to critic acupuncture and chiroparctic, because such therapies look like– “WOO”.
It is very happy to find and read your blogs online, when I seach something else.
Absolutely, you are a very serious person. If you are a scholar, I think you could give a lots contributions to scientifc field.
I don’t know what occupation you have, but I understand you are very scientific person.
Me too. I was the person like you.
However, one thing changed me–the real results of acupuncture and spinal manipulation. Such therapies do help patients–they could not cure all, but help some conditions—although they look like very simple.
As we know, people’s thinking is driving by their philosoph. So, under different educations (we even don’t aware), people may have different thoughts. We learn the science and technology in school–even more, a good school, and then feel we would know more than others. If the statement does not fit ours’ taste, we may think it might be wrong. So, when we read the explaination about acupuncture (or other) in NIH website in another “unscientific terms” or words, we might think it is bad. How to understand another one’s thought, for example, if chiropractic or acupuncture works? seeing it may be the best way.
I don’t know how far away you live, if close to my office, you could stay here one or two days and have a look. If too far, you may call an good acupuncturist or Chiropractor and stay with them for one or two days. It may be good for us to undersatnd each other and understand “alternative medicine”.
One thing is very important, frankly speaking—almost no one (especially everyone has been educated in scientific in current world) trust acupuncture or chiropractic if only according to our years’ scientific education, why so many patients or sub-healthy people like to see acupuncturists or chiropractors? they have too much money? —the effectiveness is the only answer.
But, why current studies do not so support the acupuncture or chiropractic? The problems is in research methodology!!! do you ever think of –if scientific style study also has some deficits or WOO?
If you like to know a specific food is sweet or not, you may think of testing how much surgar it has, but do you also think –is there any other stuff also sweet except surgar-when we tested that and did not find surgar in it?
Try the taste by your own mouth, instead of experiement only.
If using one known parameter to test your unkown stuff, you may have a wrong result–need a wholistic thinking too.
Please temperary put down your “scientific” thought, just sit in an acupuncturist or chiropractor’s treatment room. Or you try acupuncture or chiropractic once when you have some trouble, for example low back pain. And then you may find something new that we may not know before.
Hope this help you—I was you before, reading literature only and thinking too much may get a wrong conclusion. I was a scientific scholar in acupuncture study, so I may know a little bit more.
Just for your information.
Arthur Yin Fan”