14- Acupuncture, Meridians, Yin and Yang

In my work as a massage therapist I studied the Yin and Yang principle and the meridian system, which are an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. I became a certified Acupressure practitioner and for many years I used this modality in my massage sessions. Instead of using needle like in acupuncture, acupressure is a finger pressure applied to key points on the meridians.

Chinese Medicine teaches, Meridians, much like chakras are part of the body’s subtle energy anatomy , they are invisible lines running throughout the body carrying energy to every organ and system.

We are told the meridian energy system is a subtle level of pathways of energy, which flow within the body. The life energy, which flows over the meridians, is called “Chi” in China, “Ki” in Japan and “Prana” in India. In Taoist and Qigong literature, the meridians are also referred to as “circuits”.

Acupuncture is the practice of placing thin needles at acupuncture points, which are said to coincide with points at which meridians cross, to improve the flow and restore the balance of chi. Illness, we are told, results from the flow of chi through the meridians being blocked. According to ancient Chinese theories, two opposing types of energy flow in our bodies along meridians (yin and yang). Any disease is thought to be due to an imbalance of yin and yang, and acupuncture as well as many other modalities based on this model, can fix the problem.

I discovered through many years of practical experience of working with people and through personal researches and studies that there is a striking similarity between the meridian and the nervous systems. This discovery made me seriously questioned the reality of the “Universal Chi/Life energy”. Without chi, there is no underlying basis for acupuncture as a medical intervention.

The meridians are described as a subtle energy network that links together the entire fundamental body substances and organs and unify all the parts of the body to maintain a harmonious balance. Similarly the free flow of nerve impulses over the nervous system controls and coordinates all body parts, organs and essential physiological function.

The energy the meridians are conducting have been compare to an electric current. It is believed Acupuncture points in meridians show specific electrical properties, they are considered to be analogous to booster stations along the meridians, which are like transmission lines connecting acupuncture points. Similarly, the body’s nerve networks of the nervous system are like telephone wires, through which the brain and body communicate with each other through electronic impulses. The nerves translate every sensory function, including vision, taste, smell, and touch, into electrical impulses that are sent to the brain. A nerve impulse is similar to an electric current . Neurons are the specialized cells of the nervous system carrying electrical signals.

The notion of life energy exiting outside our biology, floating in the inner space of our body and travelling invisible lines, is a belief, an unproven theory. Much like the chakras system, it is providing a space, an opening for metaphysical forces to enter. When we look closely at the marvellous physiology of the human body, it is clear there is no need to add anything to this perfect creation of God. When we truly understand how the two major communication system of the body, the nervous system and the endocrine system work, it is obvious the meridian system becomes quite useless and unnecessary. I am convinced the life energy animating our being is not flowing in empty space but moving in the biological systems of the human body.

We are told the nervous system is the “gross physical level” of the meridian network but there is nothing gross about the nervous system. It is in fact the most complex biological system known. So elaborate and intricate that its existence cannot be the work of chance. God created this amazing nervous system with billions of nerve cells, (neurons), and trillions of connections . Our bodies are equipped with millions of feet of bio-electrical wires, known as nerves. Information is transported along these nerves at a speed approaching that of light. The way nerves extend to every point in our bodies, possessing an astonishing order, and the way commands and information are carried by means of these nerves, are miraculous.

Acupuncture is a Philosophy/religious-based system, not resting on known facts about human physiology. No one has been able to detect life energy or formulate a scientifically coherent theory as to what universal life energy is, where it comes from, and how it interacts with matter or other forms of energy.

In contrast to the hypothetical “Chi/life energy” of the meridian system, the nervous system has thoroughly been researched and studied. Scientific observations made possible with the advent of technology is confirming the extraordinary nature of the nervous system.

I believe Our vital life energy is a gift from God, flowing in the cerebrospinal fluid within the nervous system as a mild electrical current. This current circulate throughout the brain and spinal cord which is the central nervous system of the entire body. The body is an electrical system. Without this electrical energy, our bodies would be unable to function. This natural occurring electricity inside the body and everywhere in creation is the very essence of God flowing in His creation. The nucleus of every atom of every living thing consists of particles known as protons and neutrons. Around that nucleus are electrons that revolve around it constantly at very high speeds. This movement of electrons creates electrical energy permeating every life form.

The invisible universal chi/life force of the Chinese Dragon is a poor counterfeit of the truly astonishing abilities of the central nervous system. This perfect communication system in the body, alongside with the endocrine system secreting chemicals, carried by the bloodstream throughout the body is all that we need to function in the world.

Lucifer’s poor imitation of God’s creation has a need to always be hidden and invisible, otherwise everyone would see in plain sight how fake and poor a design it is. He can only imitate God, he cannot create real tangible physical things and his unseen creation require blind belief. This why the Hindu Chakras system and the Chinese meridian system are part of a religious doctrine that worship the Great deceiver, the Prince of this world. Be sober, be watchful: your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour, 1 Peter 5:8

All nerve fibres have electrical charges. The electricity outside the fiber is positively charged and the inside is negatively charged. The moment a nerve is touched, an electrical impulse is given off. This reaction explain why the insertion of an acupuncture needle, a pressure on the surface of the skin or a full body massage will create a variety of physiological responses. This electrical impulse for example may stimulate the release of pain-killing natural chemicals, relax tense muscles, or inhibit the conduction of pain through counter-irritation created by a needle.

There is a large published literature on the clinical effects of acupuncture. People are surprised to learn that most result of tightly controlled trials and studies are essentially negative. There is no solid scientific evidence that acupuncture really works. Meridians and acupuncture points are a myth and the traditional basis for acupuncture is a belief system created for darkness to enter the human body through the Acupuncture needles. It is a very invasive procedure. Furthermore, it is my understanding the universal chi/life energy is another name representing the energy of Kundalini.

Thou that art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and that canst not look on perverseness, wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy peace when the wicked swalloweth up the man that is more righteous than he; Habakkuk 1:13

The yin and yang principle is embraced by the Eastern religions of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoist. According to ancient Chinese philosophers, in the beginning was Tao.Then out of Tao separated into two prime principles, yang and yin. Through their dynamics interaction everything else that is in the world has emerged. In Taoism, the Tao, loosely translated as “the Way” or “the Path” is an abstract force creating all things responsible for the ultimate universal reality. Here we see Genesis rewritten, everything in creation is the product of a sexual tension, two opposing and complementary force, the male and female cosmic principles. Everything that yin and yang creates and stands for denies the existence and the sovereignty of God.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

And the earth was waste and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep: and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. Genesis 1-3

And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Genesis 2:7

Here is a truth rebuking Yin and Yang principle of creation that feminist and goddess worshipper ( and I was one of them) don’t like to hear:

And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him. Genesis 2:18

And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof: and the rib, which the Lord God had taken from the man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And the man said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. Genesis 2:21-24

Yin and yang essentially blur all distinction between good and evil, virtue and sin, God and Lucifer, life and death, right and wrong. Taoism does not define anything absolute and teaches opposites are not really opposite. The chinese sage tell us, they just appear that way to us because we perceive through a dualistic conditioning and cannot see how opposites are really part of the whole.

And let us not be weary in well-doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Galatians 6:9

Here we come back to the universal new age belief, that all is One and One is all. Good and evil are just opposites actually containing the essence of each other, and eventually merging with each other. In this context, why even bother to do good ? Is it any wonders that our human civilization is slowly but surely destructing itself ?

Referring to the Tao, Wen-Tzu states that “the Way has no front or back, no left or right: all things are mysteriously the same, with no right and no wrong,” (Wen-Tzu, Further Teachings of Lao-Tzu)

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil: that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!…Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him. Isaiah 5:20-21 23

Yin and yang is described as creating a universal movement of perpetual change. It is believe everything in life is in a constant state of flux; in fact the only thing permanent is change itself. Yet the Bible says : That which hath been is that which shall be; and that which hath been done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Eccl.1:9-11.

I am the Lord, I change not.Malachi 3:6

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and to-day, yea and for ever. Hebrews 13:8

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. James 1:17

Yin and yang principle has become a world wide accepted concept. It is one of the corner stone of the ever expanding New Age philosophy. Yin and Yang is a master piece of confusion teaching all antagonisms are complementary, that nothing is entirely good or entirely evil and that the extreme of any condition will produce signs of the opposite. This corrupted way of thinking is pervading our life and changing our society, immorality has become acceptable and evil behavior legitimate.

The yin yang familiar symbol is an ancient occult chinese magical emblem use in modern witchcraft and is a favorite of sorcerers and mystics throughout the Orient. Techniques and practices dependent upon yin yang philosophy are the I Ching , Feng Shui, polarity therapy, macrobiotics, Shiatsu, Jin-Shin, Do-In and all martial arts such as Kung Fu, Chi Kung, Karate, T’ai Chi, Akido .

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father it is your will to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and standeth not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof. John 8:44

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3 Responses to 14- Acupuncture, Meridians, Yin and Yang

  1. Louise C. says:

    This is interesting. Thank you for posting it.

  2. Fujiwara says:

    Hey! Just wanted to note about acupuncture.

    Why acupuncture works? The same question was asked by Chinese professor Yingqing Zhang. Professor Zhang never believed in “chi” lies and did his own research. He finally realized that why it works is that when pressed by needle said point is releasing hormones, proteins and white blood cells that aid in healing processes. I don’t want really to write much about it since I am not a doctor, but he developed ECIWO acupuncture, which had nothing to do with any sorts of chi energies and was far better than traditional acupuncture.

    Problem appeared that this would have made millions of shamans who practice traditional acupuncture loose their jobs. Prof. Zhang’s works were finally destroyed by Chinese government; when he died his home and his laboratory was rooted and all of his works destroyed.

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