Being the fourth part in the serialisation of the paper presented by Femi Kusa at the training seminar of the National Integrative Medicine Association (NIMPA) held on 8th October 2014 at the Water Parks Hotel,Toyin Street, Ikeja, Lagos.

When a physician adopts chakra medicine diagnosis of an ailment, as surgeon Norman Shealy does, he or she tries to heal from within. This is different from healing from the outside, which is often achieved when drugs, herbs or nutritional supplements are deployed to do the jobs. Both processes are parallel but, nevertheless, complementary approaches to restoration of health.

We shall soon see how particularized and complementary these parallel treatment methods can be. In the discussion on detoxification of the brain of heavy metals, toxins, endo toxins and microforms (published in this column last Thursday, 23 October 2014), the food supplements and herbs suggested for the cleansing and the process itself belong to an attempt to heal from the outside. I believe many of you are familiar with acupuncture and acupressure. They are healing methods which aim to heal from within. We shall soon observe their inter-relatedness or connection with energy medicine which, in my view, is the ultimate healing therapy, even in cases of infertility in men and women.

As I have discussed (last week), the hypothalamus aids the pituitary gland, in the brain also, the brain, and the thyroid gland, in the neck which are important for the balancing of hormones, without which pregnancy and fetal development to term can hardly occur. I would like to now explore how to look after them for that crucial healing from within. For this is healing from the root of the problem. When people tell me their conditions respond only intermittently to drugs and injections, I explain to them that it is like mowing the lawn with a mower or culling the grass with a cutlass from the middle of the blades. If the grass is not uprooted, it would sprout again. Even when we uproot it, do some seeds not fall off to the supposedly clean soil, regenerating the grass soon after, to our dismay? This is exactly what occurs when we heal only from the outside, such as surgically removing uterine fibroids, and not resolving it from the root causes.

his is an acupuncture or acupressure term. Before I come to it, I would briefly like to explain its origin. In energy medicine, acupuncture or acupressure, it is believed that earthman is not his body. He is a human spirit resident in that body. The human spirit is connected to the spirit or spiritual world from where it has come here for a purpose. He is like the diver at the bottom of the sea or the astronaut on the moon. Either is wherever he is for a purpose and in apparel suitable for that environment. So is earthman. The earthly apparel of the human spirit is the physical human body of clay, dust, bone and blood.

The earth body is lifeless on its own. But it is animated by the human spirit inhabitant, that being figuratively described by the scriptures as the breath of Life infused into it by the Creator. This breath of Life is connected to the Spirit World which maintains it with energy, just as we fuel the tank of a motor car or electricity generator. The pineal gland, in the brain, is said to pass this power to the hypothalamus gland, also in the brain. The hypothalamus gland is said to now distribute this power to all parts of the body through the nerve network. That is why damage to nerves leads to paralysis or weakness of the organs fed by such impaired nerves. Even then, this power cannot be sent to the organs directly, that would be like sending electricity from Nigeria’s Kanji Dam directly to the refrigerator in your home. Not only will this blow the appliances, it could set the house on fire. Thus, a transformer would have to step down the power from Kanji Dam to 220 votts for it not to cause any damage. In the body, the transformers of power attracted by the Pineal gland are the seven chakras or energy vortexes mentioned above (published last week). I will mention in more detail than has already been done, the fourth chakra region, where the majority of the reproduction organs are located. I will address also the fifth chakra, in the throat region, it is in the upper Triple Warmer, the thyroid gland, which, as explained above, is important for the right metabolic rate, an important factor in fertility.  The chakras step down spiritual or etheric power and distribute it through an unseen network called the meridians.

The meridians are like a cable network. Although they are not seen, their effects are felt when they are blocked or when they are opened up. Imagine heavy traffic blocking the roads, or the clearance of traffic jams. Many, if not all of these meridians pass through the triple warmer according to  acupuncture or acupressure. The triple warmer is sometimes called Triple Burner or Tripple Heater. The Standard World Health Organisation (WHO) term for it is Triple Enegizer (TE) unlike the chakras which are said to lie in the locations of the endocrine glands, no organ in Western medicine has been found to correspond to the Triple Warmer. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) says it occupies the thoratic and abdominal pelvic cavities. The Tripple Warmer consists of the upper warmer, Middle Warmer and the Lower Warmer.

Upper Warmer

This is the upper part of the body and includes the heart, lungs and pericardium organs. Symptoms of upper warmer disease include: wind heat in the lungs (fever) aversionto cold, headache, sore throat, read and swollen tonsils, red tip on tongue, floating rapid pulse;

2) (“heat in the lungs “fever, sweating, cough, asthma, thirst, red tongue with yellow coat, rapid pulse.

3)  heat in the pericardium (“fever, delirium, aphasia, burning feeling in epigastria, cold limbs, dark red tongue with no coat, fine rapid pulse”).

Middle Warmer

This is the mid region of the body and covers the spleen, stomach, gall bladder and the liver, (high fever, profuse sweating, constipation, large thirst irritability or delirium, red tongue with dry yellow coat, deep and fill pulse)”.  Those symptoms are often summarised as The Four Bigs)… Big fever, Big sweat, Big thirst and Big pulse.

Lower burner

This is the lower section of the body i.e. small and large intestines, the kidney and the urinary bladder. Symptoms may include low grade fever in the afternoon, hot palms and soles, dry mouth, convulsions deep red tongue with no coat, fine rapid pulse”. In simpler terms, the Upper Warmer houses all the organs and parts of the body from the base of the stenum upwards.

ouses everything from the base of the sternum downwards to the navel. The lower warmer encompasses everything from the navel downwards. The adrenal glands are located on top of each kidney in the middle warmer region. They remove stress from the body. When the stress level overwhelms them, adrenal fatigue or adrenal burn-out may occur. At this point, the body begins to convert sex hormones to stress hormones. There is no doubt that loss of sex hormones impairs fertility. To restore adrenal capacity, the kidneys are often brought back to life. Cleansing the kidneys and unblocking stagnation in them often revitalises the other endocrine glands, particularly, the adrenals. According to Dr. Ganjemie:

“Hormones require a fine balance in your body. So everything works just right. We live in a society that likes to ‘spot check’ one hormonal gland and treat that gland and only that gland, and nothing but the gland. However, not only does a hormone need to be balanced within itself, such as progesterone and estrogen from the ovaries, but each hormonal gland will affect another hormonal gland. This is why as in the case of hypothyroidism when the T4 level from the thyroid is low, the TSHC thyroid stimulating (Hormone) from the pituitary will increase as the body is trying to ‘push’ out more T4 production. But these days due to lackluster patient care and insurance regulations, most doctors only perform a TSH reading to diagnose the thyroid condition. If the TSH is high as in this example, then they assume that T4 is low and, therefore, the total thyroid is low so you need a medication such as Synthroidor Armour thyroid. If the TSH is low, then it must be so because T4 is high and steps must be taken to slow down the thyroid. All this is done without taking into consideration, what the actual T4 level is, or as importantly (perhaps more), the T3 level which is the ultimate goal in thyroid production. It is very possible to have a high TSH and a high T4 as well as it is common to have both low. Since 90 percent of T4 is connected into T3 in the liver, the function of that organ is of utmost importance. The two primary reasons why T4 is not converted successfully into T3 is due to high insulin levels and high cortisol levels. The T3 is converted into a hormone called free T3. This can be measured to verify, but rarely is. This gets us into carbohydrate intolerance and adrenal gland function, which must be addressed to treat the thyroid.

So, if I may take this further – here is a common occurrence. An individual has blood work done for a TSH level. It reads lower than normal. Most likely a T4 level will then be taken, we hope, the T4 level comes back high and steps are discussed to suppress thyroid activity since the individual is making too much thyroid hormone. But, if the T3 level was taken, many times it is low. The T4 is just waiting to be converted into T3, but cannot because the ever-so-so common occurrences of carbohydrate intolerances and adrenal stress disorders. The pituitary was smart enough to lower its output of TSH as to not make any more T4 since there was already enough. The adrenal glands most of the time are centre of attraction when it comes to hormonal balancing. Too much stress increases cortisol levels in the initial stages of the Adrenal stress disorder and this will suppress thyroid, pituitary, pineal and ovary or testes production. In my opinion and those who practise functional medicine, an adrenal issue is present before a thyroid issue.

In energy medicine, it is believed that Chakra and meridian disturbances block energy supply from the in-dwelling spirit to the body and causes all the medical challenges which are treated from the outside. Thyroid problems, for example, are said to occur when the free will of the patient is suppressed. This may have been from infancy. There may be a correlation between this suggestion and the fact that more women than men suffer from thyroid disorders. Women are under pressure, as are girls and young adult females to live straight lives. Marriage and jobs place additional restrictions on them which may restrict their free will.

As the reproductive organs fall within the region of the second Chakra, it should be interesting to listen to the views of some energy medicine practitioners. Dr DvendoraVora M.D., an Indian who has seen millions of patients in his career, says in the second volume of his Book, ‘Health in your hands:

“The difference between a female and a male is about their sex and tenderness of mind. It is observed that most of the problems in women starts from the irregularity about menses, which denotes hormonal imbalance. By nature, female are gentle and tender in mind, more emotional and sentimental. So during the childhood and till the start of menstruation, they could have hurt feelings, damaging their endocrine glands. Now, due to ignorance about the same, and as the endocrine glands, being not corrected, there is an hormonal imbalance which becomes obvious at the time of the start of menses. “Irregularity about menses means (a) early or late cycle with pain, (b) less or more flow, (c) the flow may not be red in colour and could be easily washable. It may be noted that regular cycle means regularity of menstruation without pain on 28th or 29th days as it is connected with the monthly cycle of the moon. There should be even menstrual flow for three or four days and this flow should be red in colour and easily washable. It is also important to know that the monthly cycle varies from individual to individual… “When any female patient comes to you, you have to: (1) first observe her nails and the white half moons in the nails (2) in case, these females have nail polish, carefully observe around the mouth. The disturbance in hormonal imbalance, in a little advanced stage, is very obvious. You will observe growth of hair around the mouth, above the upper lip (3) hold the palm of the patient in your hands. If you feel that the palms are cool, then it denotes more bleeding and less vitality. (4) these observations will be confirmed when you press the wrist on No 11-15 (in the diagram) – there will be hurting pain on this point. With this, you are very easily able to diagnose about the hormonal imbalance in such patient. (5) In the case of excessive bleeding during menses, the face and eyes will be pale and the palms cooler. There may be fluffiness in the body (6) in cases of advanced stage, the patient could be very anaemic. This will be confirmed on pressing on point 37 of the spleen in diagram. Morever, check for worms”.

Dr Dvendora, whose books sell in Nigeria, offer suggestions for resolving many female problems, including uterine fibroids and infertility.

Another energy medicine practitioner is Dr Norman Shealy, a surgeon, who works with journalist turned spiritual healer Carolyn Myss. They live many cities apart in the United States. DrShealy sends the photographs of his patients. Carolyn Myss studies the energy or force emanating from their aura, and sends her diagnosis to him. In the book they jointly wrote to document their experiences and titled: ‘The creation of health’, Dr Shealy said the diagnoses of this woman agrees with his own about 98 per cent. Here are some case studies from the book:

FRAN (41):

Diagnosis…candida infection of the vagina: “this 41-year-old psychologist had surgery in 1985 for large fibroids of the uterus. This was an uneventful procedure, but in the post-operative stage, she developed a candida infection of the vagina that has not responded to the usual Nystatin treatment. This has been a recurrent problem for about one year. The patient is a very successful individual and has a large practice. She does feel unfulfilled and wishes that she had been able to have a child. She is not married and has thought about adopting Energy Analysis. Fran’s situation is very common. Her inner struggle reflects what many women must confront and that is the dilemma of choosing between having a family or a career. In other to excel professionally, Fran focused all of her attention on her education and then on developing a practice. Her personal life and emotional needs were shelved during her start-up years, but as time went by, it appeared that opportunities for fulfillment of any of her personal needs for a husband and a family were rapidly slipping away, Fran would experience serious depression and grief over never having a child. My feeling is that her personal sorrow and disappointment over not having had a family coupled with her fear that she had run out of time, was the source not only for distress that created her candidiasis; but her fibroids of the uterus as well.