Darwin Acupuncture: why such a weird coupling of names?


The reason is the hypothesis that the Ancient Chinese Scholars arranged the Acupuncture Meridians System according to both Evolutionary and Developmental perspectives. So, did they already know Darwin’s theory of evolution of species ante litteram?

At first glance the association of names “Darwin” and “Acupuncture” can sound inconsistent or even no-sense, but after knowing the theory of Stefano Marcelli, MD, author and pioneer of researcher in acupuncture, it will appear as a logical pairing. In fact, what Marcelli hypothesizes after collecting data is that ancient Chinese scholars who drew the so called “Acupuncture Meridian System” on the human body might indirectly know Darwin’s theories of the origin and evolution of species. Needless to say, if they knew Darwin’s theories, were not aware of their modern meaning. A meticulous observation of the acupuncture meridian shapes and comparison to gross anatomy shapes of related organs, reveals that the Ancient Chinese scholars traced out on the human bodies the landscape changes in vertebrate evolution, and this happened two millennia or more before the HMS Beagle came back to England bringing aboard one of the most revolutionary discoveries since ever.

The ancient Chinese were able to see and draw that what in the human body (read “living being’s body”) was evolved change by change from a creature with given forms-functions  (i.e. a crocodile) to a creature with updated forms-functions (i.e. a peacock) .

The clues of the hypothesis are the very special morphological features of the Acupuncture Meridian System. When they are studied with painstaking attention and compared to vertebrate gross anatomy, this kind of “network structure” results too complex and at the same time too ordered to be considered false. Thus, the fact that it has not been never detected by some of modern technologies, cannot exclude its existence a priori. According to books and charts that date back at least to 1600 the Acupuncture Meridian System is composed of eight extraordinary meridians, which fundamentally match to the three-dimensional body planes: sagittal, transverse and coronal, plus twelve main meridians, each one of which is named after a specific organ and strictly connected to it. The anatomical comparative approach allows scholars of acupuncture to answers the question about meridians rationally like the following one:

Why on the abdomen and thorax the Stomach and Gall Bladder meridians, classically considered of yang nature, intrude into a skin territory classically considered of yin nature?

Please note that meridians are classically categorized by Traditional Chinese Medicine as yin or yang. Quantitative degrees of yin and yang are given (in synthesis little, middle and great yin and yang meridians) but without practical making sense explanations. Anatomically speaking yin-yang subdivisions of the bodies were made by ancient Chinese scholars according to quantitative differences of the exposition of front-back (ventral-dorsal in most vertebrates) body sides to sunlight. The logical consequence is that the acupuncture meridians must be quiet different in position, shape and maybe in number when the vertebrates considered are humans (and also most evolved monkeys) rather than birds, reptiles, amphibians and fishes.

Evolution and subsequent changes of body exposition to sunlight/shadow generate the differences (see picture above) of acupuncture meridians in different vertebrates. But there are other reasons…

This work is perennially in progress, like evolution. 🙂 Please send to stefanomarcelli@tiscali.it your criticisms and suggestions. The quasi complete collection of observations in the field of medical genetic acupuncture are listed in the site: www.geneticacupuncture.com. A sketch of the experimental project based upon Darwin Acupuncture is here: www.meso.it/our-father-our-mold.htm.

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