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What is Meridian Therapy? (is it for me?)
"When you have 750 million people and it has been working for 5,000 years, there must be something to it."Chinese men practicing acupuncture

Q.  What is meridian therapy?

A.  Meridian therapy is an ancient healing art that is concerned with restoring proper energy flow within the body. These points are found throughout the body and regulate energy flow through the Acupuncture, Reflexology and Trigger Point channels.

Q.  Where does the interruption of energy flow occur?

A.  In either or both locations:

  1. In the channels of energy flow, which are located throughout the body, just beneath the skin surface;
  2. In the spinal column where the vertebrae may become misaligned, thereby compressing vital nerve trunks.

Q.  Are there other causes of disease beside those associated with the interference of the transmission of energy flow?

A.  Yes, of course. Psychosomatic states, hereditary factors, poisons, adverse environmental conditions, injury, germs, malnutrition, etc., are all disease producing.

Q.  How do you detect the disturbance in energy flow within a patient?

A.  By many methods, including certain signs, symptoms, pain spots, organ reflex points, and by pulse or instrumental findings.

Q.  Assuming I'm going to take meridian therapy treatments, how are they performed?

A.  First, the related skin points are determined. Then they are appropriately treated by electrical stimulation.

Note:  The non-piercing needle (teishin) is very popular because the technique is practically painless, there is no blood, no danger of infection, and results are equal to, if not better than other techniques.

Q.  What are some of the conditions commonly treated by meridian therapy?

A.  Textbook conditions run into the hundreds. Typical ailments usually responding to health care include: neuralgias, headaches, trigeminal neuralgia, tics, spasms, muscular rheumatism, neuralgia of the shoulders and arm, tennis elbow, osteoarthritis, rheumatism, ulcers, stomach problems, diarrhea, hepatitis, asthma, bronchitis, shortness of breath, coughs, certain types of heart trouble, abnormal blood pressure, hemorrhoids, lumbago, bladder irritation, bet wetting, certain kidney problems, female disorders, impotence, glaucoma (sometimes), weak eyesight, hay fever, loss of smell, tonsillitis, loss of hearing, skin conditions, and even nervous or psychiatric factors based on the fact that often mental problems arise from physical disorders.

The above list may seem long as though meridian therapy were a panacea. The truth is that most textbooks list over two hundred diseases. Please be mindful of the fact that meridian therapy is not like one drug used for one condition, but on the contrary, it is a complete healing art within itself, concerned with the systems of the body such as nervous, circulatory, digestive, respiratory, eliminatory, reproductive, hormonal, musculoskeletal, etc., and seeks to correct health problems within those systems.

Q.  Out of, say, 10 patients accepted for meridian therapy health care, how many usually respond favorably?

A.  On the average, 8. Two out of 10 fail to respond for a variety of reasons. Advanced age, severity of the condition, irreversible tissue damage, etc., are deterrents to recovery.

Q.  Are spinal adjusting treatments necessary with meridian therapy?

A.  Absolutely. Spinal adjusting is part of the total health care. World authorities, including Feliz Mann, MD, of England, Paul Nogier, MD, of France, and Dr. Kunzo Nagayama, MD, of Japan are very emphatic on this aspect of "getting well." Dr. Mann states that many internal diseases are cured by the spinal adjustment alone. Leaving the adjustment (chiropractic) out of the treatment plan invites failure.

Q.  In meridian therapy are there other important factors besides skin point stimulation and vertebral adjusting?

A.  Yes, there are four laws to obey for those who desire health and longevity:

  1. Proper nutrition;
  2. Adequate rest;
  3. Moderate exercise;
  4. A positive mental attitude.

Q.  Has any research, other than empirical, been conducted?

A.  Meridian therapy is natural healing based on knowledge of another biological principal new only to the western world. Soviet scientists Novinski and Vorobiev have proven the premise of ancient Chinese healing by localizing meridian points with a Wheatstone bridge, using an alternating current to prevent polarization. This was fed by a generator of sonic frequency and recorded on a cathode ray oscillograph. When the electrode touched an active meridian point the amplitude of the wave on the oscillograph diminished. Best results were derived from frequencies of a few kilohertz and voltage from several millivolts to 4 volts.

Research? The Russians have already done it.

The research needed concerns results in this country on the sick American. I'm doing that here in Atlanta, GA. How? Our member doctors are sending in testimonials from their patients from all over this nation.

We should welcome new knowledge as it is found... that's what science is all about. Meridian therapy won't swallow us up... it'll strengthen our medical professions.


Reprinted, in part, from a publication by the Acupuncture Society of America.
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Dr. Neal is a member in good standing of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), Acupuncture Society of American (ASA), Council on Extremity Adjusting (CEA) and the Georgia Chiropractic Association (GCA). American Chiropractic Association (ACA) Acupuncture Society of America (ASA) Council on Extremity Adjusting (CEA) Georgia Chiropractic Association (GCA)