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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?

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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?

--Chris




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.