If you’ve ever experienced acupuncture or microcurrent therapy, you know firsthand how useful the meridians and acupoints can be for pain relief and treatment of disease. But despite the fact that meridians have been successfully utilized in the treatment of illness for thousands of years, many in the medical community still doubt their validity. Is this stuff for real?
Let’s take a look at the meridians used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and how they relate to curing chronic pain and disease.
Energy Meridians Explained
In TCM, meridians are a network of channels connecting the surface of the body to internal organs. These channels aren’t visible to the eye. Rather, they represent the paths through which Qi, or life energy, flows through the body.
Disease was thought to be caused by an energy blockage along these channels. There are certain points along each meridian which, if stimulated, can influence the movement of energy. These are known as acupoints. They are used in acupuncture and acupressure to bring the body’s energy into balance and restore wellness.
This system of medicine has been used successfully since ancient times. But it’s foreign to the Western way of thinking. Doctors and scientists have been working for years to find a physical basis for meridians in order to better understand how they help in disease treatments.
The Scientific Basis for Meridian Medicine
In the mid-20th century, ground-breaking research by Dr. Nakatani of Kyoto University proved a correlation between changes in bioelectric current and the presence of disease in the body. This work led to the development of the now famous Ryodoraku theory of acupuncture, which uses low level electrical stimulation of acupuncture points to treat disease and cure chronic pain.
In 2002, a study by Dr. Helene Langevin of the University of Vermont found that the twelve main meridians actually do correlate to physical structures in the body. They found that networks of interstitial connective tissue found throughout the body function as pathways for bioelectric signals. These signals act as a messenger system between the body and brain. There is significant overlap between the acupoints of TCM and the tissue planes found in the interstitial connective tissue.
Additional research by researchers at Seoul University in Korea has identified tubular structures called Bonghan ducts that are also believed to channel energy throughout the body. These structures correspond clearly to maps of the energy points used in acupuncture.
Stimulation of acupoints through acupuncture or microcurrent has been found to reduce inflammation and pain, and assist in healing of traumatic injuries by interacting with the body’s natural bioelectric signals. Early tests of electroacupuncture (EA) show tremendous potential for:
- Treatment of allergic rhinitis
- Reducing cholesterol levels
- Restoring sensory functions after injury or degeneration
- Treatment of neurodegenerative diseases
- Curing chronic pain
- And much more
The principles of EA combined with the other four parts of the Hache Protocol for Pain Resolution™ is why we have seen so many success stories with microcurrent therapy. Treating pain right at the source is so important for giving our patients the results they want, and we truly believe that everyone deserves to live forever pain free.
Meridian Energy Measurement: Key to Success in Curing Chronic Pain and Disease
But for many people, even trained holistic providers, it’s hard to know where to start. As with any medicine, proper evaluation is key to successful treatment.
It takes a highly skilled TCM practitioner to give a detailed assessment of a patient’s meridians and qi. Outside of China, this training is not normally included in the training most doctors and even many holistic providers receive. Those capable of performing comprehensive meridian evaluations and diagnoses are few and far between; the need for their services far outweighs the number of qualified practitioners.
Fortunately, there is another way—one that even highly trained TCM practitioners will appreciate.
In our efforts to make living pain free more accessible, we are proud to announce the Meridian Energy Analysis Device (MEAD). The MEAD combines thousands of years of knowledge from TCM and other eastern traditional medicines with modern medical technology to create a method for quickly and accurately measuring bioelectric signals along the meridians.
With the MEAD, anyone can learn to quickly and easily assess the meridians for:
- stress levels
- mental and physical health
- early warning for health issues
- and more
In addition to meridian evaluation, the MEAD offers dietary advice and microcurrent therapy protocols specific to the patient’s needs.
This device allows doctors a quick, unbiased and accurate assessment of their patients. The depth and breadth of analysis it can generate in only 3 minutes makes it a useful tool even for veteran TCM practitioners, because it frees up their time to focus on treatment. Yet, the device is so user friendly that it can be used by individuals at home.
Learn More About Meridian Energy Evaluation
If you would like to learn more about how the MEAD device can improve energy meridian evaluation and monitoring for treatment and prevention of disease and/or curing chronic pain, check out our latest free report!