“量子纠缠理论是近代物理学的新发现, 当前已获得世人广泛关注。笔者通过学习量子理论, 发现量子的许多特性在中医、针灸理论与临床中得到体现, 例如量子纠缠现象与中医学中整体观念、阴阳学说、标本根结等理论可以相互印证, 能解释针灸临床中难以解释的针刺瞬时取效、一病多穴、特效穴等临床现象。基于这一理论, 笔者运用量子纠缠理论实现针灸临床的直系亲属互治, 且效果显著, 结果提示疾病与直系亲属的相应腧穴之间存在着量子纠缠的耦合关系。笔者认为, 本研究的发现将有利于拓展针灸临床的治疗途径, 也有助于丰富疾病预防的理念。”
Last year a Beijing doctor said he was “speechless” after reading a study.
The study in question, published in Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustionin 2017, was titled “Discussion on quantum entanglement theory and acupuncture.” Dr. Zeng, the Beijing doctor, was among a number of critics quoted in September 2018 by What’s On Weibo, which reports on social media happenings in China:
To suggest that when children fall ill, their parents just need to undergo some acupuncture and they’ll be fine, because there is ‘quantum entanglement’ (量子纠缠) among blood kins – saying that acupuncture on the parents is equal to acupuncture on the children -, this is really serious. According to this theory, we might as well cancel pediatrics.
It was not pediatrics that was canceled, however. The paper has been retracted and has disappeared, although we don’t quite know why. According to a scant retraction notice published on PubMed:
The article “Discussion on quantum entanglement theory and acupuncture” （doi: 10.13703/j.0255-2930.2017.11.026, published in Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2017,37(11):1233-1237） has some defects, and the author of the article proposes to withdraw the manuscript. According to the retraction provisions of our journal, it is considered that the author’s application complies with the relevant provisions and our journal agrees to withdraw the draft.
We’ve been unable to find contact information for the authors of the study, who are based at Beijing’s Dongzhimen Hospital and the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine.
Wen Yan Qi, writing in Waonews last year, said:
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”.
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