Owing to the quality of your attention and/or comprehension, I am compelled to point out that nowhere in the exercise I described was there any mention of looking at anything. Further, your resolute insistence that there is a lack of convincing evidence for any Chi manipulation techniques indicates either an unhealthy combination of closemindedness and ignorance, or a simple insistence on being a contentious ass. Among other things, acupuncture has been used as anesthesia during surgery, blocking the pain signals conducted by the nervous system by the placement of needles in a (according to you) non-existent meridian system. Allowing patients to remain conscious and conversant with surgeons as they were cut open with scalpels. Further, here's a link to an article which mentions Bill Wallace's experience with acupuncture. While not scientifically validating, it offers at least some anecdotal evidence, and since it involves the object of your man crush, I thought it particularly relevant. http://www.martialedge.net/definition/people/bill-wallace/ .