What Does the Bible Say About Acupuncture
Definition: Acupuncture is the practice of ancient Chinese needle stimulation based upon the occultic religion of Taoism.
Founder: Unknown; the traditional Chinese text is The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine. A European term invented by Wellem Ten Rhyne, a Dutch physician who visited Nagasaki, Japan in the 7th century. It is over 4,000 to 5,000 years old from China, Taoism which is very different from Christianity. Taoists focus on living a simple and balanced life in harmony with nature. This is one of the most important principles in Taoism.
How Does it Claim to Work?: It is believed that disease is caused by disruption to the flow of energy, also known as qui, chi, (the energy force) in the body. It is believed it promotes the natural self-healing process through stimulation of specific anatomic acupuncture points.
Scientific Evaluation: Disputed, but largely discredited; while its Taoism is ignored in scientific studies, these studies have yet to demonstrate acupuncture’s effectiveness scientifically. A definitive three-year study released in 1991 concluded acupuncture was nothing more than, at best, a powerful placebo.
Occultic Potential: Taoist practice and philosophy; psychic practitioners; meditative programs and other occultic practices used in conjunction with acupuncture therapy. The Energy Force is commonly termed Spirits, Jinns or Demons. The spirits Jinns or demons enter into the host channels/meridians that can mentally impair the individual or even cause death.
Tao impersonally guides things on their way. But the Tao itself is not God, nor is it a god, nor is it worshipped by Taoists.
Major Problem(s): Acupuncture works on the basis of psychological, religious, or occultic principles, not scientific ones or its own stated theories.
Biblical/Christian Evaluation: Classical Acupuncture involves the practice of an ancient pagan medicine inseparably tied to Taoism.
Great surges of energy are typically felt by Eastern and Western gurus, who freely confess they are possessed by spirits, demons, or gods.