Acupuncture as a bioinformatics science and a proposal for the recognition of a new law of nature “Law of therapeutic neuromodulation”


Brain, an organ similar to a computer, is the ultimate director of the body1. This means that organs, tissues and cells are under its control and that these parts of the body do not control what happen to them. If the brain is functioning properly, we have health; and if it works wrongly a disease will show. Acting on the brain by neuromodulation, by means of acupuncture, homeopathy or even allopathic drugs can produce a therapeutic response. The purpose of this paper is to recognize this effect and propose a new Law of Cure which explains how several complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) systems work. In this theory, acupuncture works by stimulating peripheral sensory receptors and transmitting information to the brain which in turn will trigger a curative response to the affected organ. In this sense, acupuncture is an informatics system for a biological system, and therefore it could be considered part of the bioinformatics sciences, in the same idea that the brain is a living computer which has inputs and outputs and controls all process inside the body. In this paper we present the basis for this theory.

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Zuno-Arce, A. and Haubi-Segura, C. (2012) Acupuncture as a bioinformatics science and a proposal for the recognition of a new law of nature “Law of therapeutic neuromodulation”. Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, 5, 597-601. doi: 10.4236/jbise.2012.510074.

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