Quote: This is why you are getting it wrong:you have a strong belief in chi for superstitious reasons...
No, I don't. Where have I said anything like this?
Quote: However studies on pain via acupuncture show that needling releases endorphins,
How do small needles stuck into the flesh triger an endorphin response? What I mean is, what specifically is happening to the body that needles stuck at SPECIFIC MERIDIAN LINES create an endorphin response?
Nothing happens that needs undetectable energy flows to explain it. That is what I mean by superstitious: you want mysterious chi energy to be the answer whatever happens, in the absence of all or any evidence. The effects are all physical and/or psychological.