Medical Acupuncture on Circulation/Pericardium Meridian: Questioning the Scientific Merits of Old and New Medicine

by | Mar 1, 2022 | Case Stories, Medical Acupuncture | 0 comments

During the last two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a major shift in public consciousness and questioning of scientific authority in medicine. What is actual – true – science, and who is really in charge? Somewhere between basic medical science and clinical medicine, there are many pitfalls riddled with politics, big Money, fake science, pseudoscience, less understood natural science, and dubious Energy Medicine and Homeopathy. It gets confusing and complicated. Let me focus on old medicine: medical acupuncture on the Circulation meridian – the Pericardium.

Cardiovascular disease with chest pain, heart attack, congestive heart failure, hypertension, irregular heart rhythm, pericarditis, poor circulation and/or strokes are the leading cause of death in the United States. High cholesterol, diabetes and chronic inflammation have been main culprits according to current medical scientific authority, with treatments marketed aggressively by big pharma. Treating the symptoms with angioplasty, bypass operation, reducing inflammation, and lowering cholesterol levels are the standard of medical care. Big money is at stake. But what are the true underlying problems?

This article describes Medical Acupuncture on the circulation meridian, which is often called the Pericardium or the Master of Heart meridian. It has a circulatory function without a physical form. The Pericardium/Master of Heart is described as a membrane or sac surrounding the Heart and its primary function is to protect the Heart from attack by exterior pathogenic factors. From ancient times, the Pericardium meridian has been poorly defined, since it represents the entire circulatory system, not a specific organ. There are miles of vascular endothelial cells which serve as a protective barrier in blood-vessel walls. It regulates metabolically active vascular endothelial cells, including blood clotting and coagulation. According to classical EAV (Electro-acupuncture according to Dr. Voll) teachings, allergy-immunology and dental meridian disturbances directly and indirectly affect the circulatory system.

The Pericardium meridian originates in the lateral chest, and merges and communicates with the Triple Warmer (Hormonal Regulators) meridian. The Triple Warmer also performs multiple functions without a structure or organs; it’s also known as the adrenal-thyroid-pituitary-hypothalamus neurohormonal axis. The Pericardium and Triple Warmer Meridians are regulators of the sympathetic (fight or flight) and parasympathetic (rest and digest) nervous system, influencing the body’s autonomic (regulates bodily functions) and neurovegetative activities, such as sleep, appetite, and concentration, and hormones.

Six years ago, I saw a 58-year-old man from Arizona with palpitations, on-and-off Atrial Fibrillation, hypertension, chest pain, vague GI problems, and fatigue. Acupuncture meridian assessment (AMA) indicated his dominant problems were from parasites, allergies and dental problems. Most of his symptoms responded to parasite medications, but I still picked up signals that he had persistent dental infections. A biological dentist felt his dental x-rays were normal and did not extract the three root-canaled teeth as I had recommended. Instead, he had ozone injections. George emailed me and said that he was feeling well and doing great. One year later, I got a phone call from his wife that he had died of a heart attack. I always wonder if I could have saved him if he had extracted those three perfectly normal looking root-canaled teeth. See my article titled, Death Certificate for the Unknown Cause.

Currently, I am taking care of a 56-year-old man from Texas with an 8-year history of malignant hypertension, who is not responding to medications. His blood pressure spiked up to 250/150 despite multiple medications. He said he had passed about 140 roundworms last year and still felt crawling movement despite parasite medications, and he is convinced parasites are the cause of his hypertension.

His large intestine, allergy and dental meridians were his dominant problems. I started him on ivermectin, pyrantel pamoate, praziquantel and tinidazole for a 30-day trial and his blood pressure dropped to 144/99 from the starting point of 220/140 according to his email. After his trial of parasite meds, his blood pressure rose to 180/115. I resumed his parasite medications and told him he had one root-canaled tooth and an infected right low jaw cavitation at #32 area that need to be addressed. I hate to see losing another patient to an overlooked dental infection, or an aversion to treat it via oral surgery.

Surprisingly, these two cases of cardiovascular problems did not show on their acupuncture points at the classical Pericardium/Master of the Heart meridian.  But these problems were revealed on dental, allergy and GI related meridians. Dental and Allergy-Immunology points were first described by Dr. Voll, a German (EAV) physician and acupuncturist 70 years ago, not by classical acupuncture teaching. Dental and Allergy-Immunology meridians regulate and control a whole complex within the biocybernetic matrix. These two recently discovered meridian systems are beyond the current understanding of both ancient classical acupuncture teachings and new western medical science.

Clinical descriptions of poor circulation and an out-of-balance Master of Heart may present as chronic fatigue, vertigo, hypertension, hyperventilation, chest pain, palpitation, and autonomic nervous system dysfunction, etc. According to the teachings of classical acupuncture, The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, the Heart stores the Spirit (Shen), and the Master of Heart carries out the function of Shen. Unresolved emotional trauma may manifest as a broken heart, heart attack, or heart failure without any evidence of cardiovascular disease or cholesterol problems.

Now is a good time to question the merits of science and its limitations, new as well as old. Explore the many unknowns, the uncertainty and mystery of Chi, and the healing powers that we don’t fully understand. The Pericardium/Master of Heart and Triple Warmer are paired meridians, and together with the Gallbladder and Liver meridians, are part of the full circuitry of meridians within us. Question the scientific merits of old and new medicine! Let a new, emerging “integrated, science-based medicine” solve the mysteries of long Covid-19 and cardiovascular problems, one tooth at a time.

Dr. Simon Yu, MD is a Board Certified Internist. He practices Internal Medicine with an emphasis on Integrative Medicine to use the best each has to offer. For more articles and information about integrative medicine, patient success stories, and Dr. Yu’s latest book, AcciDental Blow Up in Medicine: Battle Plan for Your Life, visit his website at or call Prevention and Healing, Inc., 314-432-7802. You can also attend a free monthly presentation and discussion on Integrative Medicine at his office on the second Tuesday each month at 6:30 pm. Call to verify the date. Seating is limited, arrive early.