~~In the last article, we discussed that the most common cause of pain in the body comes from structural imbalances that create functional problems, measured in terms of limited motion of a joint. We also covered how Chiropractic treatment addresses these problems by re-establishing the normal function to decrease pain.
In this article we will talk more about the 2nd pillar of health which is the Electrical Energies of the body. The nervous system conducts electrical energy through the nerves, which are like insulated wires, to the organs and muscles. If one of those nerves were cut, there would be no function. This is what paralysis is, no function, because no nerve supply. Pinched nerves cause a reduction in the normal flow of nerve signals to the organs or muscles, and causes diminished function, which could be weakness, numbness or pain.
Electrical energy in the body can be measured, as in an EEG (brain scan) an EKG (heart), or EMG (muscle scan), by connecting electrodes with wires in them to the skin. Electrical energy also flows through the Acupuncture Channels, or Meridians. The energy along each of these Channels can also be measured at points on the hands and feet where the flow is close to the surface and skin.
Measuring Acupuncture points is very common in Asia and Europe, and becoming better known in the United States. It would be the equivalent to measuring electricity as it runs from the breaker box in your house to all the outlets and appliances. The amount of the electrical signal for you should be very similar from your brain to each of your organ systems, and the Meridian Channels.
Electrical problems occur in people when too little, or too much current runs through a channel. If you plugged your toaster into the circuit that runs your washing machine, the excess electricity would quickly burn out the toaster. Or if you tried to run your dryer on a 110 volt circuit, it wouldn’t be enough power to make it work.
If you have too much electrical energy running through the Stomach channel, you might have symptoms in indigestion, or even acid reflux. If you have too little energy running to your Gall Bladder channel, you may have a lack of energy and feel indecisive about things.
In our office we use the Meridian Energy Analysis Device from Taiwan to measure the Acupuncture channels. There are over 100,000 of these devices used in China, and this technology is replacing Pulse Diagnosis, which historically has been used for centuries to measure Meridians. The masters of the art of pulse diagnosis are moving to electronic measuring devices because of the accuracy and reproducibility.