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Sedating Meridians for Pain Relief

An Eden Energy Medicine Certified Practitioner (EEM-CP) and M.D. in North Carolina successfully treated a client with severe pain using a simple Energy Medicine technique taught in the 5-Day Basic Energy Medicine class.

Bill Milligan, an M.D. in North Carolina, recently worked with a fifty-eight year old client complaining of a sudden onset of excruciating pain in her upper right chest, where the second rib attaches to the sternum. Even minimal movement provoked intense pain described as "knife-like". She had no previous history of trauma or other aggravating factors.

Bill knew that in western medicine this is known as Costochondritis, or inflammation of the rib/sternal junction. He knew that in most cases it affects women and the etiology normally cannot be discerned. Due to the severe pain associated with this condition, it requires very potent anti-inflammatory medicines and/or opiates for pain control for several days. It normally runs a benign course, but the first few days are very painful.

On the day Bill saw her, even minimal inspiratory movement produced a severe lancinating pain. He first attempted siphoning off the pain, then counterclockwise hand movement and lastly Qi Gong energy movement, all without significant help.

He noted that Kidney meridian ran through the affected area and decided on sedating it. Using the usual sedating then control points (see Donna Eden/Energy Medicine), he held these until they became very palpable and symmetrical. This technique produced almost instantaneous results. The severe pain subsided very quickly and his client was able to breathe and move her chest without wincing. The pain had not entirely vanished, but she was functional and greatly relieved. When Bill followed up with her in 36 hours, she reported that the pain had diminished by about 80%, without using any medication.

In his medical practice Bill has treated a number of people with this condition prior to his Energy Medicine (EM) training. His previous experience indicated that this condition normally takes a minimum of five days and a lot of medications to relieve the pain and inflammation. Seeing such a dramatic improvement in so short a period of time was a revelation to him and reaffirmed the power of Energy Medicine in this particular case. He learned this technique 9 years ago at a 5- day Basic Energy Medicine workshop, which still serves him with specific pain control cases.

Bill is available for comments and inquiries pertaining to this case history. He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(Compiled by Jeff Armstrong, August 2010)