The Ryodoraku method
The Ryodoraku method is known for 50 years; it was developed in Japan by
prof. Yoshio Nakatani. In Poland it is in use since 1983. Its pioneers were
physicians from the Acupunctural Treatment Consulting Unit (presently Z.
Garnuszewski Centre of Acupuncture).
RYODORAKU means line of high electrical conductivity
. This is what the method creator called the lines he has discovered,
which actually overlap with the meridians of classical acupuncture.
Since 1950 in Osaka, Japan prof. Y. Nakatani has been leading research that
aimed at finding the relationship between the functional state of inner organs
and electric resistance measured at points appropriate for meridians.
During the measurement of the electric conductivity (equal to reciprocal of
electric resistance) of patients suffering from kidney inflammations, points
of increased conductivity (when compared to their surrounding) were found. These points
were named Reactive Electro - Permeable Points, or REPP.
Research conducted on a large number of patients and healthy people has shown
that REPPs can be found in 9 out of 10 people with kidney ailments but are never
found in healthy people. It has turned out that REPPs lie on one line, which
overlaps with the kidney meridian points. Nakatani named it the Kidney Ryodoraku.
Further research has shown existence of another REPP line, which overlaps with
the classical lung meridian and accompanies lung ailments. It was also found that
the Ryodoraku line corresponding to the large intestine sometimes appears in patients
with lung illnesses, which supports the theory that a front-back, or yin-yang
relationship between meridians exists.
As a result, 12 pairs of Ryodoraku lines (which accurately, but not perfectly,
overlap with classical acupuncture meridians) were found. Also, couple hundred
REPPs were described.
The measurement of electric conductivity in all REPPs is impossible and
it cannot be applied in practice. Therefore, Nakatani aimed at making use
of measurements made at specific REPPs in objectivisation of deviations found
on each of the Ryodoraku lines. He assumed that pathological Ryodoraku would
show either significantly incerased or decreased electric conductivity compared
to that of a physiological Ryodoraku. To confirm this, average values of
electric conductivity at all REPPs along a specific meridian should be found.
Further research has refuted the need for making measurements at all REPPs.
It is enough to make them only at Representative Measuring Points, or
RMPs. These points share a following feature: their average electric conductivity
is equal to average conductivities of REPPs along the whole meridian.
The Ryodoraku diagnosis process begins with the measurement of electric
conductivities at 24 RMPs. Then, the results are placed on a special form -
Ryodoraku analysis card.
Deviations from the average (the so-called physiological tunnel) of the
Ryodoraku lines can be easily read from the analysis table. The basis for
making a diagnosis are following information:
- values of deviations of individual results,
- direction of the deviation (above or below the physiological tunnel),
- relationship between individual results,
- differences between left and right side of the body.
Making a general diagnosis on the basis of the table alone is only the
beginning. Then, a detailed diagnosis should be made on the basis of
Ryodoraku symptom table.
After the diagnosing, a stimulation may be performed; we distinguish
between two treatment methods:
- autonomic nervous system's regulation general therapy,
- autonomic nervous system's local regulation.
Each of the therapies may be performed in two ways - either through a
stuck acupunctural needle (by touching it with the active electrode) or
directly (by touching the skin with the active electrode).
General Ryodoraku therapy is applied in cases of chronical
diseases, when it is necessary to activate the whole organism.
After performing Ryodoraku measurements and filling the Ryodoraku
table with the results, channels with energetic excess and deficiency are
specified. At first, two Ryodoraku that are most deviant from the
physiological tunnel should be chosen and the stimulation should be performed
on these; later the number of stimulated points can be increased, up to all which
are outside the physiological tunnel. It should be noticed, however, that with
the progress of the therapy, the number of deviant Ryodoraku decreases!
REPP local therapy brings rapid help in cases of acute
illnesses; it can be also treated as one of the stages of local treatment. The
therapy consists of two stages:
- Locating REPPs on a given Ryodoraku.
- Stimulation of found REPPs.
The principle of this therapy is that REPPs which show increased
electric conductivity are connected with the patient's ailment.
The description above is only an outline of the method. Appropriate literature
should be consulted for detailed information, e.g. 'The Ryodoraku method' study
supplied with the KOLMIO RYODORAKU device.