Dr. Vodyanoy calls this the “primo-vascular system,” and he has seen evidence of it in “blood vessels, organ tissue and the lymphatic system.” Now, he’s only been working with rats so far. But he says that’s just the first step before validating this research in humans.
Explaining acupuncture: the primo-vascular system hypothesis
Dr. Vodyanoy is testing his theory “that the nodes, when activated by acupuncture, osteopathic manipulation, pressure or laser, release stem cells that flow to organs where they replace injured cells and become organ cells.”
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) explains “Qi” (pronounced “chee”) as the primordial energy that flows through all living things, along the meridian pathways outlined in acupuncture. Now scientists like Dr. Vodyanoy are attempting to identify and isolate Qi as actual microscopic stem cells.
For example, stimulating an acupuncture point below the knee is thought to send stem cells to the pancreas, where they can repair and even regenerate the organ.
This research could have a major impact on “pain management, tissue regeneration, organ reconstruction and diabetes and cancer prevention and treatment.”
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