A discovery that changes medical textbooks

Recently I got a research paper that said there is a lymph system in the brain. I did not know that was a big deal. For years I have seen lymph drawings of the body and there where no pathways drawn on the head. I thought that was just for looks, but no, all this time western medicine said there was NO lymph system in the brain.

So some scientists recently found it. Click here to read the article.

It’s a big deal as so many degenerative brain diseases will have to be looked at very differently now.

It really is a wonder with the millions of autopsies done and all the images of heads, no one has found it before. They have built protocols and procedures around the thinking that there is no lymph in the head and it all made perfect sense all over the world for decades. But it was all made up to fit the model they had.

How many other things about the body do we have completely wrong? It’s a very scary thing. Humans are excellent at making theory’s, or things they say are totally true and finding study’s and research to prove them correct. I wonder how long it will be before your GP is aware of this study and it’s implications in Parkinson’s, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, brain injuries…

I have seen several of these “amazing discovery’s” in my 15+ years in Acupuncture. While true that western medicine has many more things correct than wrong. It is important to keep in mind the person that said there was lymph in the head a year ago, without this study and proof, would have been burned at the stake. How many others are saying things today that will be proven correct in time.

The old picture and the new, the difference has staggering implications to patient care, university teaching, and I think to how we “proved” something that was wrong for decades.


From the study:
In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist.

Be Well,
Ward Willison
Acupuncture & Other Natural Therapies

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