Although the contemporary medical acupuncture is still an object for question, the Journal of the American Medical Association says that, “the evidence now available, however, is sufficient to place this age-old Chinese healing art, modernized to US standards, on a solid scientific basis. ”
The Journal end up saying regarding the subject that acupuncture is a technique free from anxiety or side effects in the hands of capable physicians, and in many cases, bringing some relief from the suffering of chronic pain.
A good justification can now be given as response when patients ask about it. There's no harm in trying, anyway. According to Britain's medical journal, the brain's own painkillers, the endorphins and enkephalins, will be stimulated by the acupuncture needles to treat pain.
There was a striking rise of endorphin levels in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients relieved of pain by contemporary medical acupuncture when compared to volunteers who received no treatment, as doctors at London's St. John's. Bartholomew's Hospital believed.
Human endorphin levels in CSF were apparently, for the first time, associated to contemporary medical acupuncture.
The main questions are these: How does it work? Is it really 'scientific,' or is it a case of 'mind over matter'? Could it even be associated with spiritism?
As to how contemporary medical acupuncture works is still an enigma. As advised, the precise scientific explanation is not yet cleared even by its ardent supporters.
Due to this claim, some believed that it is related to hypnosis. Current medical acupuncture was compared by an American orthopedist to drinking from the water of Lourdes, or having Oral Roberts touch people who then scream “I'm cured.”
While others propose that the Chinese have been persuaded by Mao Tse-tung's belief. Though, there's a massive disagreement.
Using contemporary medical acupuncture, doctors note that the Chinese have created general anesthesia in animals.
As told by another doctor from New York, a psychological factor is involved in any medical treatment. No wonder there are clinical trials with placebos.
In view of the fact that it has good results, primarily in China, as in pediatrics [children] and in veterinary medicine [animals], the psychological factor is only a small part of the effect, as in any other treatment.
Due to this fact, the initiation of the medical acupuncture training had been learned and accepted universally by medical practitioners.
Undoubtedly, acupuncture as an alternative to medical approaches is accepted as a contemporary break to promote health worldwide.