I linked you an entire article about quantum physics and qi. If you didn’t read it, or can’t understand it, that’s not my fault or my problem. And why are you talking about reiki when that’s not what we were discussing at all?

The question wasn’t whether or not acupuncture is a sufficient modality to replace Western medicine. The question was whether or not there is any proof that qi exists. And, since so many Western hospitals now use acupuncture as of the things that is available to patients to help them heal, I think that pretty much indicates that it does — or it wouldn’t be used by “scientists.” Then there’s also this study.

“For example, in the postoperative setting, acupuncture has been found effective in reducing pain and narcotic use [31, 32]. In addition, its use has demonstrated a significant reduction in the incidence of postoperative opioid-related adverse effects, including nausea, pruritus, dizziness, sedation, and urinary retention [33]. This are clinically relevant findings given that a previous study suggests that patients place almost equal importance in the type and severity of the side effects as they do analgesia efficacy when assessing the outcome of acute pain management [34]. One recent study also suggests that electroacupuncture inhibits the innate immune response elicited by surgical trauma, thus inhibiting trauma-induced proinflammatory cytokine expression.”

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