When I detect disturbance on the Small Intestine (SI) Meridian and/or Large Intestine Meridian in my acupuncture meridian assessment (AMA), I will often pick up signals for parasite problems of all kinds, fungus, allergies, and leaky gut. If these problems are not corrected, more autoimmune symptoms will manifest, with eventual immune suppression, immune deficiency, and setting the stage for the development of cancer, via the Gut-Immune connection. A blocked SI meridian may also cause pain along the medial part of the elbow, upper arm, scapula, neck, and ear, and may also cause tinnitus.
Last year, I saw a 64-year-old woman from Oregon who has been feeling poorly for a long time. She had been diagnosed with four well-known autoimmune diseases: 1) Dermatomyositis, 2) Rheumatoid arthritis, 3) Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and 4) Interstitial fibrosis of the lung. She was on multiple medications to treat her autoimmune-related symptoms. What are the odds of developing four separate autoimmune diseases and what is the common denominator for the underlying problems? If you have been following my writing on acupuncture meridian assessment (AMA), it may not surprise you.
Surprisingly, her AMA evaluation was not as bad as I thought. Four out of 40 meridians were out of balance: dental, lung, large intestine, and allergy-immunology points. She had one infected root canal, parasites, fungi and mycotoxins, mercury heavy metal exposure, and emotional trauma with PTSD, creating a unique condition for the development of autoimmune conditions with four separate diagnoses. Her food and airborne allergy tests came back negative as she did not have any allergies; I realized that she was on immunosuppressive medications for treating the symptoms.
Initial AMA Testing for Oregon Woman: Four Meridians Out of Balance
She will have to go through extensive antiparasitic and antifungal medications, dental work, chelation therapy, detox, and nutritional and emotional support therapy for years to reverse her four autoimmune diseases. From my perspective, naming the clinical diagnosis is not as important as correcting the underlying problems. For most medical practices, medical diagnosis drives the treatment plan, usually drug therapy, followed by insurance reimbursement: the diagnosis-drug therapy-insurance merry-go-round; the triad of the holy grail of the modern health care system.
Recently, I saw a 76-year-old woman from a small town in Missouri with chief complaints of severe fatigue, headache, epigastric pain, bloating, indigestion, and leaky heart valve of unknown cause. She also had four out of 40 meridians were out of balance: small intestine, allergy-immunology, and adrenal points on both hands. She has a history of very high heavy metals of mercury and lead, and leaky gut. She was started on parasite/fungal meds to balance her small intestine meridian, and we will address her heavy metal exposure with chelation therapy. It may take 6-12 months to turn this patient around.
Initial AMA Testing for Missouri Woman: Four Meridians Out of Balance
In summary, the small intestine processes filtration and absorption of partially-digested nutrients from the stomach, and passes waste to the large intestine, kidney and bladder. It plays much bigger role than simply part of the digestive tract. Disorders of the small intestine manifest as rumbling, diarrhea and disturbed urine excretion. On an emotional level, the metaphor of filtering and sorting is expressed through a difficulty to filter information, and sort facts and conditions to make decisions. Unresolved feeling will manifest as loneliness, unable to receive, abandoned and sense of lost.
How are organs and meridian systems interrelated? The Small Intestine and Heart meridians are paired meridians, and paired in a full circuit with the Kidney and Bladder meridians. Often hidden dental infections are tied and interconnected together with the Small Intestine and Heart meridians. The Small Intestine is an entry to create allergy problems, and then develop autoimmune disease, and eventually, immune deficiency and risk for development of cancer, wherever you live.