Prof. Yingqing Zhang of Shandong University has discovered the physiological basis why acupuncture works. He couldn't buy the traditional explanations of chi, channels and whatever.
Prof. Zhang's specialty was embryology and was a hard core scientist. He was led to discover the bioholgraphic law.
It may all seem so terribly complicated but his discovery simplified acupuncture to the point than it can be taught in just a few hours. Every housewife could be the family acupuncturist.
This upset the Chinese medical establishment. It would close down acupuncture schools worldwide. Hospitals would have their work loads cut by a third.
The Chinese medical establishment eventually managed to defund his department at the university. The university then came in and destroyed his life's work, including more than a million case studies, which show that his ECIWO acupuncture to be more effective than traditional acupuncture.
He was banned from making presentations at biology conferences nor was he allowed to step foot within any biology department in China. He was impoverished and died not long after in 2006.
Acupuncture is not a cure-all, but it can save families thousands of dollars. According to Dr. Zhang's studies ECIWO acupuncture is a bit more effective than western medicine and much more so for liver ailments (liver cancer excluded).
The bioholographic law can explain why divers modalities all work under one simple law, such as reflexology, shiatsu, body massage, iridology and the many differing systems of micro-acupuncture. It even explains why wrist massage used by the Aztecs and Mayans, which is still used today is quite effective.