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Meridian Energies

March 23, 2004

To Whom it May Concern:

I recently entered into a discussion regarding whether bladed weapons created at the Angel Sword forge in Driftwood, Texas, might have metaphysical properties.  I proposed a test of the effect of the presence of such a blade on acupuncture meridian energies as a straightforward way to measure one aspect of metaphysical properties.  The test described hereafter was performed on March 19, 2004 in Dallas.

The test subject, Mr. James Slagle, presented at my office at approximately 10:30 am to prepare for testing.

All meridian measurements were performed using the Accu-O-Matic SP Series electrotherapy/diagnostic machine.

1. A baseline test of the energy level of each of the 12 main bilateral meridians was performed at 10:40 am, with the test subject lying supine on a massage table.

2. Meridian energy was then tested at 10:47 am with a tanto blade made in Pakistan lying along the midline of the test subject, from Ren 2 (at the superior border of the pubic symphysis) to approximately Ren 19 (on the midline of the sternum at the level of the 2nd intercostals space).

3. Meridian energy was then tested at 10:55 am with an Angel Sword Avatar tanto blade lying along the midline of the test subject, from Ren 2 (at the superior border of the pubic symphysis) to approximately Ren 20 (on the midline of the sternum at the level of the 1st intercostal space).

4. Meridian energy was tested at 11:00 am with no blade in position.

5. Test #3 was repeated with the Angel Sword blade in position for 5 minutes before testing.

Using the Accu-O-Matic, the normal energy measurement for an acupuncture meridian should fall in the range of 90 to 110, with 100 being optimal.

The results of each of the tests are presented in the table TEST DATA.

CONCLUSIONS AND CAVEATS

The baseline test shows a randomly unbalanced pattern.  The “Pakistan” blade appears to have little effect.  The Angel Sword Avatar blade causes most meridian measurements to fall within the normal range.  The “no blade” measurements indicate that the effect is temporary.  The second Avatar test indicates the effect is repeatable. 

It would be irresponsible to assert that this test approaches scientific method standards or that the assertions above would withstand serious scrutiny.  Both the tester and the test subject were aware of the blade being tested, etc.  It does present enough intriguing evidence of an energetic effect to suggest that further and more formal and rigorous testing might be a worthwhile undertaking.

Further discussion is most welcome.  Please contact me at your pleasure.

Sincerely, 
(signed)
Lyle K. Wilson, NC, FAACA

TEST DATA

LU LI CX TH HT SI
R L R L R L R L R L R L
Test 1 - Baseline 106 115 81 62 85 66 111 80 110 90 105 100
Test 2 - Pakistan 105 113 83 70 85 65 108 90 115 94 105 101
Test 3 - Avatar 112 115 100 101 100 100 101 102 104 106 105 109
Test 4 - No Blade 102 106 104 98 106 105 119 114 116 105 105 104
Test 5 - Avatar 124 125 100 101 101 101 99 104 105 109 105 104
SP ST LIV GB KI BL
R L R L R L R L R L R L
Test 1 - Baseline 100 126 125 121 110 125 82 110 110 105 85 98
Test 2 - Pakistan 111 127 118 113 110 120 82 103 106 103 86 96
Test 3 - Avatar 105 101 108 106 109 112 101 93 101 106 93 105
Test 4 - No Blade 101 120 106 122 120 125 120 104 85 110 81 100
Test 5 - Avatar 108 103 106 104 106 109 100 97 105 110 100 104

 

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