WHY?

 

Walk past any acupuncturist shop and you will see a bewildering array of conditions that traditional Chinese medicine claims treat, i will not list them here.

Acupuncture is but a small percentage of the technology built inside the pre cultural revolution Chinese medical system, it is said the only bone spurs cannot be healed by high quality chikung tuina, the system built within this tradition.


I’ve personally got rid of tendonitis, focal distonia and a twisted spine by practicing it, my teachers have healed fibromalgia, crushed spinal vertebrae and heavy metal poisoning, my practitioner friends not only become stronger with age, but instead of becoming more set in their ways, they become more tolerant and open minded the older they get. Bruce, our lineage master, was a terminal cancer specialist as part of his priesthood training in Beijing and describes treating 10,000 patients.


From personal experience, the journeys my teachers describe, and watching my contemporaries change over time, i see water method Nei kung as the most effective, comprehensive and safe vehicle for health, martial and spiritual development I have ever come across.

Taoism is apolitical, but.....

The calmer and more skilful practitioners become, like ripples in a pond, our energy spreads throughout society. The everyday decisions made by those around us become subtly more in tune with the environment, decisions made in a calmer mood invariably bring better results and the cycle of life improves throughout the entire system.


Being part of the solution to our society and planets imbalances, to study this ancient art with genuine commitment and humility, a truly astounding and amazingly practical journey into ultimate reality lies ahead.




















Once the -Oscilatressonance spherical standing wave neuro hydraulics barometric buoyance force vector interaction with gravity theory- is understood by mathematicians we can begin to map chi flows using computers.

Spirituality and Science will once again be on the same page and Nietzsche can stop spinning in his grave.

Peer reviewed Publications


Wayne PM, Walsh JN, Taylor-Piliae RE, Wells RE, Papp KV, Donovan NJ, Yeh GY. Effect of tai chi on cognitive performance in older adults: systematic review and meta-analysis. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Jan 2.


Greene PJ, Wayne PM, Kerr CE, Weiger W, Jacobson E, Kaptchuk TJ. The powerful placebo: doubting the doubters. Adv Mind-Body Medicine 2001;17:1-21.


Yeh GY, Wood MJ, Lorell BH, Stevenson LW, Eisenberg DM, Wayne PM, Goldberger Al, Davis RB, Phillips RS. Effects of tai chi mind-body movement therapy on functional status and exercise capacity in patients with chronic heart failure: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Medicine 2004;117:541-548.


Wayne PM, Krebs DE, Parker SW, McGibbon CA, Kaptchuk TJ, Scarborough DS, Gill-Body K, Wolf SL. Can tai chi improve vestibulopathic postural control? Arch Phys Med & Rehab 2004;85:142-152.


McGibbon CA, Krebs DE, Parker S, Scarborough DM, Goldvasser D, Asmundson L, Wayne PM, Wolf SL. Tai chi and vestibular rehabilitation effects on gaze and whole-body stability. J Vestib Rehab 2004;14:467-478.


Kalish LA, Buczynski B, Connell P, Gemmel A, Goertz C, Macklin EA, Pian-Smith M, Stevens S, Thompson J, Valaskatgis P, Wayne PM, Zusman RM. Stop Hypertension with the Acupuncture Research Program (SHARP): clinical trial design and screening results. Control Clin Trials 2004;25(1):76-103.


McGibbon CA, Krebs DE, Parker S, Scarborough DM, Wayne PM, Wolf SL. Tai chi and vestibular rehabilitation improve vestibulopathic gait via different neuromuscular mechanisms: preliminary report. BMC Neurology 2005;5:3-15


Schnyer RS, Conboy LA, Jacobson E, Mc Knight P, Goddard T, Moscatelli F, Anna T. Legedza A, Kerr C, Kaptchuk TJ, Wayne PM. Development of a Chinese medicine assessment measure: an interdisciplinary approach using the Delphi method. J Alter Compl Med 2005;11:1005-1013.


Wayne PM, Scarborough DM, Krebs DE, Parker SW, Wolf SL, Asmundson L, McGibbon CA. Tai chi for vestibulopathic balance dysfunction: a case study. Alt Ther Health Med 2005;11:60-66.


Wayne PM, Krebs, DE, Macklin EA, Schyner R, Kaptchuk TJ, Parker SW, Scarborough DM, McGibbon CA, Schaechter JD, Stein J, Stason WB. Acupuncture for upper-extremity rehabilitation in chronic stroke: a randomized sham-controlled study. Arch Phys Med Rehab 2005;86:2248-2255.


Schyner RM, Wayne PM, Kaptchuk T, Cheng XM, Zhang ZZ. Standardization of individualized treatments in a randomized controlled trial of acupuncture for stroke rehabilitation. J Alt Compl Med 2006;12:106-109.


Highfield E, Kerr C, Laufer M, Schyner R, Thomas P, Wayne PM. Adolescent endometriosis-related pelvic pain treated with acupuncture: two case reports. J Alt Compl Med 2006;12:317-322.


Macklin EA, Wayne PM, Kalish LA, Valaskatgis P, Thompson J, Pian-Smith M, Zhang Q, Stevens S, Goertz C, Prineas RJ, Buczynski B, Zusman RM. Stop Hypertension with the Acupuncture Research Program (SHARP): results of a randomized controlled clinical trial. Hypertension 2006;48:838-845.


Anderson BJ, Haimovici F, Ginsburg, ES, Schust, DJ, Wayne PM. In vitro fertilization (IVF) and acupuncture: clinical efficacy and mechanistic basis. Alt Ther Health Med 2007;13:38-48.


Schaechter JD, Connell BD, Stason WB, Kaptchuk TJ, Krebs DE, Macklin EA, Schnyer R, Stein J, Scarborough DM, Parker S McGibbon CA, Wayne PM. Correlated change in upper limb function and motor cortex activation after verum and sham acupuncture in patients with chronic stroke. J Alter Compl Med 2007;13:527-532.


Nedrow AR, Heitkemper M, Frenkel M, Mann D, Wayne PM, Hughes E. Collaborations between allopathic and complementary and alternative medicine health professionals: four initiatives. Academic Medicine 2007;82:962-966.


Wayne PM, Krebs DE, Kiel DP, Davis RB, Savetsky-German J, Connelly M, Buring JE. The effects of tai chi on bone mineral density in post-menopausal women: a systematic review. Arch Phys Med Rehab 2007;88:673-680.


Wayne PM, Pensack LY, Connors EM, Buring JE, Davis, RB, Schachter SC, Hrbek A, Kaptchuk TJ, Andrews, SM. Increasing research capacity at the New England School of Acupuncture: building grants management infrastructure as an NCCAM-funded developmental center for research on complementary and alternative medicine. Alt Ther Health Med 2008;14:56-64.


Wayne PM, Buring JE, Davis RB, Andrews SM, St. John M, Conboy L, Kerr CE, Kaptchuk TJ, Schachter SC. Increasing research capacity at the New England School of Acupuncture through NCCAM-supported faculty and student research training initiatives. Alt Ther Health Med 2008;14:56-64.


Wayne PM, Kerr C, Schnyer RN, Legedza A, Savetsky German J, Shields MH, Davis RB, Buring JE, Conboy LA, Highfield E, Parton B, Thomas P, Laufer MR. Japanese-style acupuncture for endometriosis-related pelvic pain in adolescents and young women: results of a randomized sham-controlled trial. J Ped Adolesc Gyn 2008;21:247-257.


Yeh GY, Mietus JE, Peng CK, Phillips RS, Davis RB, Wayne PM, Goldberger AL, Thomas RS. Enhancement of sleep stability with tai chi exercise in patients with chronic heart failure: preliminary findings using an ECG-based spectrogram method. Sleep Medicine 2008;9:527-536.


Yeh GY, Wang CC, Wayne PM, Phillips RS. The effect of tai chi exercise on blood pressure: a systematic review. Prev Cardiology 2008;11:82-9.


Wayne PM, Kaptchuk TJ. Challenges inherent to tai chi research: Part I -- tai chi as a complex multi-component intervention. J Alter Compl Med 2008;14:95-102.


Wayne PM, Kaptchuk TJ. Challenges inherent to the tai chi research: Part II -- defining the intervention and optimal study design. J Alter Compl Med 2008;14:191-7.


Ahn AC, Colbert AP, Anderson BJ, Martinsen OG, Hammerschlag R, Cina S, Wayne PM, Langevin HM. Electrical properties of acupuncture points and meridians: a systematic review. Bioelectromagnetics 2008;29:245-56.


Valaskatgis P, Macklin EA, Schachter SC, Wayne PM. Possible effects of acupuncture on atrial fibrillation and post-herpetic neuralgia - a case report. Acupuncture in Medicine 2008;26:51-6.


Kaptchuk TJ, Kelley JM, Deykin A, Wayne PM, Lasagna LC, Epstein IO, Kirsch I, Wechsler ME. Do "placebo responders" exist? Contemporary Clinical Trials 2008;29:587-595.


Schnyer RN, Iuliano D, Kay J, Shields M, Wayne PM. Development of protocols for randomized sham-controlled trials of complex treatment interventions: Japanese acupuncture for endometriosis-related pelvic pain. J Alter Compl Med 2008;14:515-22.


Conboy L, Quilty MT, Kerr C, Shaw J, Wayne PM. A qualitative analysis of adolescents' experiences of active and sham Japanese-style acupuncture protocols administered in a clinical trial. J Alt Comp Med 2008;6:699-705.


Yeh GY, Wayne PM, Phillips RS. Tai chi exercise in patients with chronic heart failure. Med Sport Sci 2008;52:195-208.


Schyner R, Lao L, Hammerschlag R, Wayne PM, Langevin H, Napadow V, Harris R, Park J, Milley R, Cohen M, MacPherson H. Society for Acupuncture Research 2007 Conference Report: The Status and Future of Acupuncture Research: 10 Years Post-NIH Consensus Conference. J Alt Comp Med 2008;7:859-860


Pease M, Sollom R, Wayne PM. Acupuncture for refugees with post-traumatic stress disorder: initial experiences establishing a community clinic. Explore 2009;51-54.


Yeh GY, Wang CC, Wayne PM, Phillips R. Tai chi exercise for patients with cardiovascular conditions and risk factors: a systematic review. J Cardio Pulmon Rehab 2009;29:152-160.


Lu WD, Matulonis UA, Doherty-Gilman A, Lee H, Dean-Clower E, Rosulek A, Gibson C, Goodman A, Davis RB, Buring JE, Wayne PM, Rosenthal DS, Penson RT. Acupuncture for chemotherapy-induced neutropenia in patients with gynecologic malignancies: a pilot randomized, sham-controlled clinical trial. J Alt Comp Med 2009;7:745-753.


Birdee, GS, Yeh GY, Wayne PM, Phillips RS, Gardiner P. Clinical applications of yoga for the pediatric population: a systematic review. Ambulatory Pediatrics 2009;9:212-20.


Birdee, GS, Wayne PM, Davis RB, Phillips RS, Yeh GY. Tai chi and qigong for health: patterns of use in the United States. J Alt Comp Med 2009;9:969-973.


Ahn A, Schyner RN, Conboy L, Wayne PM. Electrodermal measures of jing-well points and their clinical relevance in endometriosis-related chronic pelvic pain. J Alt Comp Med 2009;12:1-13.


Wayne PM, Hammerschlag R, Langevin HM, Napadow V, Park JJ, Schyner RN. Resolving paradoxes in acupuncture research: a roundtable discussion. J Alt Comp Med 2009; 9:1039-1044.


Wayne PM, Hammerschlag R, German JS, Chapman T. Attitudes and interests toward research among students at two colleges of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Explore 2010; 6:22-28.


Wayne PM, Buring JE, Davis RB, Connors EM, Bonato P, Patritti B, Fischer M, Yeh GY, Cohen CJ, Carroll D, Kiel DP. Tai chi for osteopenic women: design and rationale of a pragmatic randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2010 Mar 1;11:40.


Yeh GY, Roberts DH, Wayne PM, Davis RB, Quilty MT, Phillips RS. Tai chi exercise for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a pilot study. Resp Care. 2010;11:1475-82.


Lu WD, Posner MR, Wayne PM, Rosenthal DS, Haddad RI. Acupuncture for dysphagia after chemoradiation therapy in head and neck cancer: a case series report. Integrative Cancer Therapies 2010;9:1039-1044.


Yeh GY, McCarthy EP, Wayne PM, Stevenson LW, Wood MJ, Forman D, Goldberger A, Davis RB, Phillips RS. Tai chi exercise in patients with chronic heart failure: a randomized clinical trial. Archives of Internal Medicine 2011;171:750-757.


Langevin HM, Wayne PM, Macpherson H, Schyner RM, Milley R, Napadow V, Lao LX, Park JB, Harris R, Cohen M, Sherman KJ, Haramati A, Hammerschlag R. Paradoxes in acupuncture research: strategies for moving forward. Evid Based Complement Altern Med, 2011:180805.


Wayne PM, Kiel DP; Buring JE, Connors EM, BonatoP, Yeh GY, CohenCJ, Mancinelli C, Davis RB. Impact of tai chi exercise on multiple fracture-related risk factors in post-menopausal osteopenic women: a pilot pragmatic, randomized trial. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2012 Jan 30;12:7


Lu WD, Wayne PM, Davis RB, Buring JE, Li H, Goguen LA, Rosenthal DS, Tishler RB, Posner MR, Haddad RI. Acupuncture for dysphagia after chemoradiation in head and neck cancer: rationale and design of a randomized, sham-controlled trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials 2012;33:700-711.


Yeung A, Lepoutre V, Wayne PM, Yeh G, Slipp LE, Fava M, Denninger JW, Benson H, Fricchione GL. Tai chi treatment for depressed Chinese Americans: a pilot study. Archives Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2012;91:863-70.


Lu WD, Matulonis UA, Dunn JE, Doherty-Gilman A, Dean-Clower E, Goodman A, Davis, RB, Buring JE, Wayne PM, Rosenthal DS, Penson RT. The feasibility and effects of acupuncture on quality of life scores during chemotherapy in ovarian cancer: results from a pilot randomized sham-controlled trial. Medical Acupuncture 2012;24: 233-240.


Yeh GY, Wood MJ, Wayne PM, Stevenson LW, Davis RB, Phillips RS, Forman D. Tai chi in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Congest Heart Fail. 2013 Mar-Apr;19(2):77-84.


Wayne PM, Manor B, Novak V, Costa M, Hausdorff JM, Goldberger AL, Ahn AC, Yeh GY, Peng CK, Lough M, Davis RB, Quilty MT, Lipsitz LA. A systems biology approach to studying tai chi, physiological complexity and healthy aging: design and rationale of a pragmatic randomized controlled trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2012;34:21-34.


Manor B, Lipsitz LA, Peng CK, Wayne, PM, Li L. Complexity-based measures inform tai chi's impact on standing postural control in older adults with peripheral neuropathy. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2013 Apr 16;13:87