Graphic of Possible Science Explaining Acumeridians
Basically -- "It's all about the Photons!!" [my enthusiastic conjecture]
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) binds water and ions to create electrically insulating tubes within which free aqueous ions provide highly conductive pathways, the meridians of acupuncture.
Disclosure: I have received sample bottles of Synthovial-7, and given them to some patients as well as using it daily myself.
This Hyaluronic Acid model would explain why energy and information can flow in the body along lines known as acupuncture meridians, but channels have not been found on dissection of the body. In this model, Hyaluronic Acid molecules are pulled into position by the electromagnetic charge around the arteries and veins. I base this explanation on the work of Bjorn Nordenstrom, M.D. -- author of the book Biologically Closed Electrical Circuits -- who discovered different charge in arteries than in veins. [I was privileged to meet him in 1987 at a conference that Dr. John Bastyr helped to support in Seattle; John Ott also attended, it was a marvelous event.]
H.A. is a key component in movement such as in tendons; it is mentioned in the DVD, "Strolling Under the Skin" helping support energy transfer in the body.
Wikipedia: Description of Hyaluronan ["High concentrations of hyaluronan in the brains of young rats, and reduced concentrations in the brains of adult rats suggest that hyaluronan plays an important role in brain development."]
Longevity and Hyaluronic Acid: A good article about this important molecule. By Monte Kline, Clinical Nutritionist.
Hyaluronic Acid is a key component of foods eaten by people who live long lives: Yams, cassava, okra, etc. It has commercially been harvested from animal products such as chicken rooster combs and beef joints and eyeballs. Now the Hyalogic.com company has a patented predigestion method similar to yogurt-making, but vegetarian; see below.
I hope to inspire clinicians to work with this and see if we can observe improvement in "Chi flow", i.e., better function of any physiological system in the body as assessed by acupuncture pulse and tongue diagnosis. The company has information about health benefits. I think it may have acumeridian benefits; this would be a way we could see how western science and acumeridian science combine.
A Recent Discovery (Hyaluronic Acid is in the clear matrix shown):
"Strolling Under the Skin" -- A DVD with a deep view of how Life energies flow within the human body. This is the work of French hand surgeon Jean-Paul Guimberteau, M.D., who discovered that a new way is needed to describe what happens as the body converts energy to movement. The music (e.g., Blue Danube) and words are inspiring. It shows functional relationships of important aspects of the body: the clear light-carrying fascia and the mineral-rich/mobile blood system.
[Viewing this, as a former Licensed Massage Practitioner, was a deeply moving experience. I wish that all health care practitioners could view it. I also think that any human being would understand and appreciate their own body a lot better if they watch this.]
Available from Anatomy Trains [in the USA].
Converting energy to movement
The video to the left is one of several clips from this superb production.
The body is far more dynamic than most people have realized.
Articles about Hyaluronic Acid:
Trauma & Hyaluronic Acid
[Originally found at
ChinaHealthways.com describing their
that stimulate Chi to help circulation.]
*** For the last two decades Hyaluronic Acid (HA) has been heavily used by podiatrists and veterinarians by injecting it into joints to reduce swelling and inflammation.
***Today it is frequently injected into the injured joints of professional athletes to get them back into the game and to accelerate recovery. It is also one of the most heavily researched substances in medicine today with thousands of clinical trials, mostly in the fields of orthopedics and eye surgery.
***This amazing substance, a clear, odorless liquid with the consistency of motor oil, lubricates joints, reduces inflammation, strengthens meridians, melts hardened scar tissue, improves surgical outcomes, and shortens recovery times. HA also explains many of the seemingly miraculous results doctors have observed across the country after infusing patients with the infrasonic sound of the Infratonic.
How can the Infratonic increase HA
***The answer is TRAUMA. When cells are traumatized they cease their normal functioning and go into“emergency” modes like inflammation, reproduction, effusion, and hibernation.
***When cellular tissue is traumatized, it becomes inflamed, and the products of inflammation break down HA. In addition, in traumatized tissue HA production plummets. The result is not only lubrication problems and inflammation, but also muscular and myofascial tightness. The Infratonic dissolves trauma and restores normal cellular functioning, producing the much needed HA and other needed chemicals.
***In cases like FIBROMYALGIA and MUSCLE SPASM, the combination of reduced trauma and increased HA soon softens the hardened tissue, restores circulation, and relieves pain, opening the door for accelerated recovery.
What Makes HA so Magical?
***HA is a viscous, water soluble oil which is capable of selectively bonding to water molecules and aqueous ions like sodium, potassium, and magnesium, providing firmness, in what would otherwise be very limp, soft tissue. It is able to uncoil, releasing its bonds, and act as a lubricant, allowing fibers to pass over each other smoothly, making the tissue soft and supple.
***When we are tense and “uptight” our HA is tightly coiled, bonding firmly to everything it can grab, making our muscles and skin tense and uncomfortable. And when the HA is tightly coiled and bodily tissues tight, there is little flexibility in the HA to bond to and release ions. This cripples our healing ability. And as we relax the HA literally unwinds, allowing our muscles and skin to relax.
How does HA soften scar tissue?
***To form scar tissue, HA coils tightly, creating hard tissue on an emergency basis to solve an immediate problem of tissue damage. It stays because long after the emergency has passed, the trauma remains. By relaxing gradually, the HA releases unnecessary bonds. This offers an immediate reduction in hardness and allows the tissue to reorganize into more normal tissue. In addition, the released HA acts as a lubricant, allowing the fibers of the scar tissue to slide past each other, making what used to feel hard become soft and flexible.
***Doctors across the country have observed amazing result when the Infratonic is applied to old, hardened, inflamed scar tissue. Within minutes the redness fades, the scar tissue softens and becomes flexible, and the pain vanishes.
Does HA affect meridians?
***In a fundamental sense, HA is meridians. We have long known that regular use of the Infratonic increases the electrical conductivity of meridians. With this new understanding of the biochemical composition of meridians, we can now explain this localized increase in electrical conductivity.
***It now appears that, by bonding to water molecules and aqueous ions, HA can create an ionic barrier through which electrons cannot pass. And by withdrawing from an area and leaving a high concentration of free aqueous ions (salt water -- which is very conductive) HA can create a pathway of high electrical conductivity! Thus, by forming non-conducting tubes filled with highly conductive fluid, HA is capable of creating meridians.
***This also explains another mystery. When we cut open the body in search of meridians (we have not done this at CHI!!!) we find nothing but salt water and chemicals like HA! No meridians. Researchers have used this observation to discount the idea of meridians for decades. If meridians are created by HA, they are only as solid as the HA holding them together. As soon as the surgical incision is made, the HA relaxes its hold on this structure to help in the process of healing the incision and the meridian fades away, being replaced by other structures likeclotting and scar tissue.
HA Resolves Knots
***When the concentration of HA is low, or when it is coiled tightly due to trauma, we often observe knots and spasms in muscular and myofascial tissues. In the long term, Infratonic treatments work to resolve these conditions by stimulating increased HA production, and other normal healing processes. However, in the short term, the effective mechanism involves not just dissolving of trauma, but also the liberation of HA from holding patterns. As the release of trauma allows HA to relax, to unwind, to let go of the hardened tissue, it becomes available for a variety of uses. It can lubricate flexible tissues and strengthen other structures like nerves, blood vessels, and meridians so that the necessary resources can be transported to the local area.
Unwinding from Stress
***When we are overwhelmed by the stress of life’s daily problems we feel our bodies, usually neck and back, getting tighter and tighter. This is due to the coils of HA winding tighter and tighter as we try to make it through the day without blowing apart. When we take a break (perhaps like the break you took to read this newsletter) and begin to let go of our worries, we are releasing the trauma which has crept into our bodies. As we relax, our HA is literally unwinding. Thousands of practitioners use the Infratonic for ten or twenty minutes after work to relax before they head home to their families. Others apply it after they get into bed, to release their worries. As they sleep without the cumulative trauma of a busy day, not only do they fall asleep easily and sleep soundly, but their blessed fibroblasts are free from stress and able to spend the night leisurely producing all of the HA that will be needed to remain relaxed and flexible through a busy, stress filled tomorrow.
***Extensive research and clinical experience show the value of injectable Hyaluronic Acid (HA) in relieving pain and inflammation, and accelerating recovery. Dr. Riegel’s new research shows that similar (and longer lasting) results can be obtained through application of the Infratonic…without needles!
***For more information on HA research, please call for our paper, “Clinical Research on Hyaluronic Acid” at 1-800-676-1352. To view: Infratonic devices