acupuncture ought not be a temporary solution..
it is to unblock whichever meridians are being affected..
i am sure some acupuncturists are better than others.. i know some are not
really tcm practitioners at all.
i had some done years ago on my back.. it was just someone at a back clinic
and wasnt anything to do with the tcm process at all.
and no it didnt do anything.
if ppl are following the process properly it should work..
but if they are getting acupuncture and then going back to eating or doing whatever caused it to begin with then no it isnt going to do anything save the initial treatment.
thats just common sense..
and here is some science:
'However, it appears that science may finally be able to visually verify the existence of acupuncture points, meridians (vessels within the body that conduct Chi, or life force energy, much like the wires in an electrical circuit), and Chi cavities within the human body.
Using a new combination of imaging techniques and CT scans (computerized tomography), researchers have observed concentrated points of microvascular structures that clearly correspond to the map of acupuncture points created by Chinese energy doctors nearly 2000 years ago.'
'“They also commented that other research has found unique structures of acupuncture points and acupuncture meridians using MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), infrared imaging, LCD thermal photography, ultrasound and other CT imaging methods. The researchers commented that many studies using these technological approaches have already shown that acupuncture points exist.”