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Tissues Within Tissues
Up until now we have talked about body
Up until this skill level, we have been forced to think of each tissue as distinct from the next. To a Beginner, a liver is a liver, a stomach is a stomach, and an anus is simply too funny to talk about in polite conversation. While the treatments still are effective, the medicine of those silly Beginners is weak compared to your medicine today. You see, when you know the source of the problem, and when you can treat it as specifically as possible, you can crank up your KaqP (kick ass Qi power) dramatically and heal remarkably quickly.
Say the liver organ is diseased because of arterial disease, you can focus your treatment specifically on the arteries inside the liver organ. Say you suffer from a urinary tract infection. You can treat the entire bladder like a Novice, or you can focus on the “exterior” (urine-facing) border of the bladder, essentially it's skin where the bacteria is colonizing and/or treat the lymphatic vessels inside the bladder organ.
Tissues Within Tissues
Tissues within tissues can be diagnosed and treated by utilizing two or more teishin. Teishin are essentially long, blunt needles that are not inserted. Their sole purpose is to direct energy in the T° angles.
Every tissue or organ of the body contains within it another 360° of T°. Said slightly differently: within each tissue exists all of the other tissue categories. This may not always be true in the exact definition of the tissue, but it is always true in the abstract meaning of each tissue (as described in the “Advanced Anatomy And Physiology” chapter). “Skin” is essentially a boundary. “Flesh” is essentially packing material and energy centers. Bone is structure. Wood is connection. Fire is movement.
So, within the liver organ, for instance, you can find the major veins simply by holding a teishin above the liver at the T° of the liver organ (N.+20° or S.-20° and V.0° or LV(KD)). Then moving another teishin (ah ha! The other chopstick! Now we can eat!) at the T° for veins (N.+10° or S.-10° and V.0° or PC(KD)). When you place the second teishin above the first Teishin, you are creating a sentence that says: “in tissue #1 I am looking at tissue #2”. Soon, we will talk about diagnosis where we wave these teishin around, but for now, let's think about it in relation to treatment. To treat the major veins of the liver organ, you hold the liver teishin in place and focus your treatment tools in the major vein angles next to it (in place of that second teishin).
Focused Effects and Consequences
When treating a singular tissue, the effect of the treatment tools is generalized over a relatively large area. But when you treat tissues within tissues, the effect of the second tissue within the first is specifically focused where the main teishin is being held. So, if you need to treat a large area, you need to move the primary teishin along with the sound tools in the secondary T° across the area you wish to treat.
Let's agree that this is just the most amazing thing ever, shall we?
The possibilities are limitless. Let's say you have crohn's disease. You can diagnose every single sub-tissue within the intestines to find out which tissues are imbalanced within the larger structures. Let's say you have a sinus infection. You can aim the immune response directly at the lymphatic vessels inside the sinuses and crush it. Let's say you have MS. You can specifically treat the myelin sheathes around the nerves inside the parts of the brain that have lesions.
As we have previously discussed, every tissue has a Heaven/Man/Earth plane. This is also true for every sub-tissue. Your treatment of sub-tissues is no different than your treatment of primary tissues. You need to diagnose and treat Heaven, Man, and Earth to generate a long-term benefit.
Back when you were a simple Apprentice, you were treating singular tissues and essentially painting everything in large strokes. When you treat the Heaven, Man, and Earth planes of a tissue, this has a distributed effect over every Heaven, Man, and Earth plane for every sub-tissue (System Theory!). But if the problem is in the arteries of the liver and you are treating the liver itself as a whole, only a small amount of that treatment will be distributed to the arteries, the rest will be distributed to every other tissue inside the liver. In other words, the distributive effect is helpful, but imprecise. The more precise you can be the stronger your treatment (Unit Theory!).
See how our KaqP just went crazy? Now, we can direct all of that energy to the specific tissue that needs healing.
Now you're a smart person and you can intuit that there is a drawback to this approach. You know that treating with broad strokes had a good effect even if the energy was distributed into all the sub-tissues. Now you can focus like a laser beam and treat only specific sub-tissues. What if you choose the wrong sub-tissues? You're right. You're screwed. You won't likely cause damage to yourself. If you are diagnosing correctly and treating all the levels, you are still balancing an imbalanced sub-tissue. But selecting the wrong sub-tissue will have little or no effect whatsoever on your main complaint. You have to hit the correct nail on the head to have the greatest impact.
A solution to this is to hedge your bets. Treat the tissue as a whole as well as the sub-tissues you've identified as likely culprits. Use broad strokes with fine strokes. If this approach does not work, then you have to reconsider the importance of the primary tissue itself in causing your disease state. You may simply be barking up the wrong tree. Also, don't forget to Pain the Box and Recharge the Battery for added insurance.
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