Quantum is the Latin word for amount. In the modern world it has come to mean the smallest possible discrete unit of any physical property–energy or matter. The word quantum is also used to describe something so small and so basic in all of creation that it is the mystery of life, undefinable and infinite.
Every person should learn quantum theory as applied to their daily life. We live in a world (where) human power is so powerful it supersedes natural power. It’s necessary for everyone to know quantum theory so everyone knows the most fundamental, most basic theory that governs everything surrounding us and inside us.–Dr. Shui Yin Lo, quantum physicist and practitioner of Chinese medicine.
In Chinese medicine, qi (chee) is the most fundamentally basic, or quantum vital force, that flows through all life. Chinese medicine works at the level of qi.
… at the quantum level, NO part of the body lives apart from the rest. There are no wires holding together the molecules of your arteries, just as there are no visible connections binding together the stars in a galaxy. Yet arteries and galaxies are both securely held together, in a seamless, perfect design. The invisible bonds that you cannot examine under a microscope are quantum in nature; without this “hidden physiology,” your visible physiology could not exist. It would never have been more than a random collection of molecules.― Deepak Chopra,
The more we delve into quantum mechanics the stranger the world becomes; appreciating this strangeness of the world, whilst still operating in that which you now consider reality, will be the foundation for shifting the current trajectory of your life from ordinary to extraordinary. It is the Tao of mixing this cosmic weirdness with the practical and physical, which will allow you to move, moment by moment, through parallel worlds to achieve your dreams.― Kevin Michel,
The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.–Carl Sagan
We are musical notes emanating from the quantum string section of a grand symphonic orchestra.―Kane Freeman
We are the same as plants, as trees, as other people, as the rain that falls. We consist of that which is around us, we are the same as everything.–Gautama Buddha
Nuclear Medicine and Qi
Qi permeates all that is. It flows in the human body through the meridian system where acupuncture intervenes to heal and to maintain health. The meridian system has been known and mapped for millenia, however modern science is just now conceptualizing it. Milestone research done in Paris, and published in 1993, used nuclear medicine to validate the existence of the meridian system and the actions of acupuncture. Radioactive tracers illustrated the system and the efficacy of the ancient practice of acupuncture that uses points along it.
From these studies it appears that migration of a radioactive tracer from an acupuncture point follows a course which corresponds to that of the meridians of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). These pathways are neither vascular nor lymphatic, since the speeds of migration do not fit in with this possibility; moreover, the finding that migration is both anterograde and retrograde is also against it. The pathways rather seem to correspond, in the limbs, with preferential transmission within connective tissue in association with a vascular-nervous bundle.
Bjorn Nordenstrom of the Karolinska lnstitute in Stockholm has suggested that certain interstitial Spaces in these structures may constitute a preferred route for ions and that these would correspond to the acupuncture meridians. We also found that stimulation of an acupuncture point produced a response in both the stimulated meridian and on the opposite side; on the opposite side the response was swift and simultaneous. The two responses are also the same in terms of their amplitude and duration. Simultaneous contralateral responses of this kind support the hypothesis of a neurochemtcal mechanism underlying the transmission of acupuncture information.*
In his book, The Biophysics Basis for Acupuncture and Health, physicist and acupuncturist, Shin Yin Lo, says:
Another physicist, Imke Bock-Mobius, discusses qi here:
If you are interested in the use of Chinese Medicine–Chinese herbalism and acupuncture in Louisville, KY–Jeffrey Russell at Abacus Chinese Medicine is a practitioner of both. You can reach him at 502 299-8900.
*Darras, Albarede, de Vernejoul. Nuclear medicine investigation of transmission of acupuncture information. Acupunct Med, 11: 22-28.