Media commented "quantum entanglement acupuncture": pseudoscience does not destroy true medicine.


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Original title: quantum entanglement acupuncture? Pseudoscience is not bad medicine.

A "new" treatment that "pricks mothers and treats their children" has caused heated debate on microblogs. The treatment has been dubbed by netizens as "direct relatives of acupuncture and moxibustion under the guidance of quantum entanglement theory," and accused of "fantasy". Wang Jun, an acupuncturist at Dongzhimen Hospital of Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and others, published a paper last year on quantum entanglement and acupuncture. (September 14th surging News Network)

It is undeniable that up to now, there are still many scientific proof points for TCM acupuncture and moxibustion. In fact, we also encourage the use of bold and innovative ideas to analyze traditional medicine. It is just that any explanation and discussion can not deviate from the original intention of science. If the theory of quantum entanglement can be applied to acupuncture, then according to the theory of gravity, if we stamp on the earth, the sun will still hurt.

If you can browse the paper entitled "On Quantum Entanglement and Acupuncture", it is not difficult to find that there are many places that do not conform to scientific logic. The author applies the concept of quantum entanglement, which is called "the phenomenon of quantum interaction in the system", to the mother and son who were once a "whole" and uses the phenomenon of "telepathy" which has not been scientifically proven as evidence to prove the viewpoint that "mutual treatment of acupuncture and moxibustion by relatives" is effective. On the whole, the paper seems to be "justified", but it is actually the result of "changing concepts" and "copying rigidly".

Not to mention how absurd it is for the author to ignore the objective conditions and magnify the quantum theory into the complex human body at will. The irreversible and irreversible inference in logic seems to reflect the author's superficial understanding of physics. In a deeper point of view, the paper also uses a large number of obscure Chinese medical terminology, trying to fuzzy the relationship between quantum entanglement theory and human body, in order to achieve the deception effect of "concept correlation is equivalent". I don't know whether the purpose of this article is to corrupt the public impression of quantum entanglement theory or the image of acupuncture and moxibustion in people's eyes.

Acupuncture is a good thing, and its therapy and function are obvious to all. Many doctors and scientists are using modern scientific theories to analyze the specific principles of acupuncture and moxibustion therapy. As the quintessence of China, acupuncture and moxibustion do not need to be "gold-plated" with lofty scientific theories, and the scientific research of seeking truth from facts is what acupuncture and moxibustion of traditional Chinese medicine needs. The paper was picked up by "netizens", which also showed people's dislike and contempt for such behavior.

In fact, in today's academic circles, there are many such, with hot scientific concepts grafted on the traditional field of papers. Most of them seem to be trendy, but they are useless. Undeniably, quantum entanglement theory, a new kind of scientific theory, has triggered many people's fantasy of science fiction, "Superbody" and "Ant 2" and other popular movies are also involved. But medical discussion is rigorous, neither traditional Chinese medicine nor Western medicine can be divorced from the scientific framework. Such a paper full of "subjective imagination" appeared in the formal academic journals, the author can not see how much collusion of interests.

Perhaps some people will say that these papers should be laughed at. But in fact, this kind of papers without scientific logic will also become the argument that lawbreakers cheat consumers. From traditional television, newspapers, to today's micro-blogs, micro-letters and friends, a large number of pseudo-scientific theories are becoming popular in the guise of formal academic papers, and many people are also trapped in them. In this regard, if the relevant departments turn a blind eye, it will inevitably breed the "Curse of the quack".

In addition to eliminating the academic atmosphere, cracking down on academic misconduct and buying and selling pages, we need to restrict and study such papers from the legal perspective. Only if each paper can withstand the test of science can scientific theory be respected.

Wen Yan Qi

Editor in chief: Yu Pengfei


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