In retrospect, we have been presented with eight meridians in Part I and II of this series and are now ready for four more. If you took my advice in Part II, you are very familiar with the meridians presented and in all liklihood have a few success cases under your belt. If you are typical, there are also a few people you didn't help at all. You probably thought you were the only one. Once we finish this series of articles we will expound on how to minimize your failure cases, but first things first.
Another cardinal rule of acupuncture is "Always stimulate scar tissue wherever you find it." Even if the scar was produced in the sterile environment of a hospital surgical arena, the meridian flow of magnetic energy may be disrupted as a radio broadcast signal would be if a large building or mountain were in the path of the beam. Often times, serious conditions are the result of simple appearing scars which adversely affect the meridian flow. I prefer the teishein (non-invasive) pressure device or he ne laser to stimulate the scar; however, any form will work.
Also remember, the chiropractic adjustment is of paramount importance and is fully utilizing the principles of acupuncture. It makes no difference if the adjustment is given prior to acupoint stimulation or after, as long as it is accomplished.
Study the next four meridians offered here, digest them completely, and begin using them if you have not done so. Remember, "A farmer never plowed a field by turning it over in his mind."
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