Osteoarthritis and depression are characterised by moderate to severe deficiencies across the lower half of the body.
Anxiety, nervous tension, migraine tend to show excess energy in the top half of the body.
Skin conditions, asthma, and allergies are characterised by excess energy throughout the body.
(Note: Infantile asthma = high energy hands and feet; adult asthma = high energy hands; low energy feet.)
Basic Therapy and Quadrant Values
The importance of basic therapy cannot be over-emphasised. If treatment of a patient’s complaint is to be effective and long lasting then it is essential to bring the four body quadrants back into balance in the normal range. If this is not done then the effects of therapy are likely to be disappointing. It is like building a house without foundations.
Basic therapy goes some way to bringing about this balance. However, basic therapy alone will not rectify many quadrant imbalances but we can make some specific observations:
There is no change in quadrant values after basic therapy. This means that the energy is blocked. Consider TMJ dysfunction or the possibility of spin factors.
Sometimes after basic therapy all quadrants reduce in value, sometimes to values that lie in the low range (i.e. below 78). This probably indicates that the patient is in a temporary sympathetic state perhaps due to travel to the appointment or the nervous tension but when this is released they revert to a parasympathetic state. The low energy must be lifted before taking point measurements or before trying to give treatment. Do not test for medications when the energy is too low as false results will be obtained.
The other possibility is that the quadrants return to normal values. This is the ideal state but does not often happen until several therapy sessions have taken place.
A problem arises if the energy of the body is too low (<78). Point measurement is inaccurate because of the energy state. It is therefore important to raise the energy. Using the MORA instrument one can try to give a “basic” therapy using a setting of “A” (see tables of treatment for low energy and for low conductance). Unfortunately it has been the experience of the author that this is often not successful. The reason for this is that it will take time to replenish the energy reserves of the body. Better is to consider using moxa or electrical moxa.
Use moxa on point LI-4 (classical for low energy upper body) and/or point St-36 for low energy lower body. This will usually bring up the energy to a suitable range for further point measurement.
NB Do not give electrical moxa to patients with a known heart condition, pacemakers, or other electrical implants.
If the above suggested points are not successful then the “Seas of Energy” should be considered.
Cycles of Energy Variation
People in reasonable health (normal or intermediate zones) show variations in basic measurement on a daily cycle in the same manner as other physiological cycles.
People with quadrant measurements outside these values show relatively little variation on a daily cycle.
Seasonal illnesses show seasonal variation in quadrant measurements. For example, with hay fever, it has been found that the quadrant measurements can change up to six weeks before the onset of symptoms. This enables monitoring and prevention of the condition. Thus quadrant measurement is a useful means for monitoring health and for preventive therapy.
Note: The vertical axis is shown in k-ohms. For conversion to scale values see below.
The following graph shows the conversion from k-ohms to scale values together with measurement values that frequently arise.
Finally, do not be surprised if, during several treatment sessions, the quadrant values appear to deteriorate. It is not unusual to see the following progression:
The values often drop, particularly the foot-foot values; this then follows with a drop in all quadrants to finally build up to the ideal range.