Author: Yang M1, Van Wijk E2,3, Pang J1, Yan Y2,3, van der Greef J2,4, Van Wijk R2,3, Han J1
1Shandong Medicinal Biotechnology Centre, Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences, Jinan, China.
2Sino-Dutch Centre for Preventive and Personalized Medicine, Tiel, The Netherlands.
3Meluna Research, Geldermalsen, The Netherlands.
4Division of Analytical Biosciences, Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands.
Conference/Journal: Glob Adv Health Med.
Date published: 2019 Jun 10
Other: Volume ID: 8 , Pages: 2164956119855930 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1177/2164956119855930. eCollection 2019. , Word Count: 155
The gap between Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine (CM) is closely related to the diversity in culture, philosophy, and scientific developments. Although numerous studies have evaluated the efficacy of acupuncture, the gap in explanatory disease models has not been bridged so far. Developments in research of ultraweak photon emission (UPE) and organized dynamics of metabolism and its relationship with technological advances in metabolomics have created the conditions to bring the basics of the medicines of the West and East together which might open the avenue for a scientific dialogue. The paper discusses (1) the UPE in relation to Qi energy, meridians and acupuncture points in CM, (2) the biochemical explanation of photon emission of living systems in Western biomedicine, and (3) the progress in research on the large-scale organization and dynamics of the metabolic network including photon metabolism.
KEYWORDS: Chinese medicine; metabolic network; mitochondrial network; reactive oxygen species; systems biology; ultraweak photon emission
PMID: 31218117 PMCID: PMC6558537 DOI: 10.1177/2164956119855930