These two statements have been important in Chinese medicinal principles, according to the wisdom of Chinese medicine, many thousands of years ago.
The new understanding of mental illness as a systemic problem, as a symptom of Energy Blockages which cause all disease, opens up some extraordinary opportunities for treatment and perhaps even for prevention.
In other words, to translate these ancient metaphors into modern medical terms and modernize Chinese medicine.
Energy Blockages cause Deposits of Chemical Waste which are Causes of Chronic Illnesses
An energy blockage can occur in any location in the human body. Symptoms of an energy blockage manifest as a slowing of the flow of qi and blood. Thus, when there is an energy blockage, the local metabolism slows down and the body structure becomes less energetic. This slow-down makes the local body systems less capable of removing chemical waste by blood or lymph and causes further deposition of chemical waste in the same area. These activities will repeat themselves indefinitely. Once the local energy level falls below a certain threshold, the onset of a chronic illness is near.
If it is not treated by removing the energy blockage, the condition will worsen over time. For example: Healthy muscles should have a very relaxed and soft muscle tone. A joint should not be enlarged. If you discover that your elbow is enlarged and your muscle is hardened, it will be painful if you press on it. These symptoms indicate an energy blockage in your elbow.
The Relationship of an energy blockage and Illness - Chinese Meridian Systems
With any physical or emotional illness, an energy blockage(s) will be found some where in the body. These energy blockages may or may not occur next to the troubled organ or structure. Fortunately, Chinese acupuncture meridian systems explain most of these relations by laying out the energy blockages or acupuncture points systematically, which enable us to treat headaches by using points on the patient’s foot, for example.
Joints Are More Likely to Be Blocked
It is interesting to note that most of the acupuncture points are located close to the joints. Wherever there is an energy blockage which is difficult for the body to remove on its own and this creates stress, particularly where we add more stress to it. Because the joints support movement, this causes a much higher level of stress to the joint structure than to the surrounding tissue. Qi and blood flow must be sufficient to replenish the energy required to perform joint movements. Energy Blockages add to the the movement stress and disease is the result.
The Most Important Joints - Spine
The most important joints in the body are found in the spine. HuaTo JaJi is a group of 34 points on both sides of the spinal column. This was discovered by HuaTo, one of the most famous ancient Chinese doctors about 1,700 years ago. By using these seventeen pairs of points reconfirmed the functions of these 34 points and has expanded them to cover the spine in the neck and sacral area. Needling these points can remove many easy energy blockages.
Removing Energy Blockages – Healing Illnesses
Despite interruption by energy blockages, our body retains the memory of healthy qi and blood flow. Once the energy blockages are opened and removed, our body will restore the flow of qi back to the original pattern, resulting in the curing of illness. Removing an energy blockage results in pumping out the deposits of chemical waste from the acupuncture point or the energy blockage.
To remove the energy blockages in the body, stimulation is required. This can be done by Acupuncture or "energy enhancement" healing. Once the energy blockage has been removed the body will move more qi and blood to the particular point and enable the body to move waste out. The waste pumps require energy to operate. "Energy Enhancement" healing sends qi directly to the blockage and enables the waste pumps to operate more efficiently so that chemical waste can be removed more effectively.
Energy Blockages create all the negative emotions and disease as researched by Acupuncture for over 4000 years. Acupuncture is based upon the removal of energy blockages, which cause disease and negative emotions, by needling the energy blockages. Energy Blockages are an intrinsic part of acupunctures theory and practice, yet acupuncture can only deal with the simplest and lightest energy blockages.
Deeper and stronger Energy Blockages which cause depression, DID, MPD, cancer and bipolar disorder need the advanced meditational techniques of "Energy Enhancement" to remove them.