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Local and General Anesthetics Affect the TCM Triple Energizer Meridian (aka Sanjiao or San-jiao Meridian, Triple Heater Meridian, Triple Warmer Meridian, Triple Burner Meridian) Function


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How Do Local and General Anesthetics Affect the TCM Triple Energizer Meridian (aka Sanjiao, San-jiao, Triple Energiser, Triple Heater, Triple Warmer, Triple Burner) Meridian Function?

One of the 12 Main Organs of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is cloaked in mystery. In accordance with that theme of perplexity and mystery, the Triple Energizer has numerous designations, including Sanjiao, san-jiao, triple energizer, triple heater, triple warmer, triple burner, tri-heater, three heaters and the three burning spaces. Many TCM practitioners  believe that the Triple Energizer is NOT even an organ, but instead, involves numerous biological processes that occur throughout the entire body. In the TCM classics, the Triple Energizer is afforded the official title of ‘the official in charge of irrigation and it controls the water passages.’ Recent research has confirmed that these ‘water passages’ omnipresent throughout the body react with omnipresent connective tissue within the body to yield exclusion zones (EZ’s) possessing dynamic action potentials, similar to n-type semiconductor lattices. General and local anesthetics likely work by reducing the action potential of nerves. If this proves to be the case, then it will show that the biological action of general and local anesthetics is mediated directly by EZ water generated by the omnipresent Triple Energizer Metasystem. Note that many of the Acupoints along the Sanjiao channel (e.g. Sanjiao 5, Sanjiao 6, Sanjiao 3 and Sanjiao 17) are very influential.

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21.4 Why Do Local and General Anesthetics Work?

In the reference entitled ‘The Fourth Phase of Water: Central Role in Biology’, recorded at the Natural Philosophy Alliance Conference in College Park, Maryland, Professor Gerald H. Pollack (PhD) (35) discussed the following information pertaining to biology. He believes that anesthetics work and eliminate sensations by wiping out the action potential of nerves so they cannot signal pain messages. Pollack actually commenced his career as a bioengineer in the department of anesthesiology. How anesthetics work is still not understood and remains a medical mystery.

Experimentation by Pollack showed that as the dosage of two common local anesthetics lidocaine and bupivacaine were increased, the exclusion zone around microspheres was reduced, suggesting that the local anesthetics work by reducing the action potential of nerves. Isoflurane, a common general anesthetic also behaved very similarly, and the exclusion zone around microspheres was reduced as the isoflurane concentration was increased. Interestingly, an extremely low dose initially gave an excitory stage. Elevating the dosage further then gave the depressive stage. This phenomenon is well known to anesthetists. So it appears most probable that biological action of anesthetics is mediated by EZ water. The famous researcher and scientist Linus Pauling believed that because the noble gases— helium (He), neon (Ne), argon (Ar), krypton (Kr), xenon (Xe), and the radioactive gas radon (Rd)—reacted only with water, the biological mechanism of anesthesia with some of those noble gases involves water. On page 1334 of the book Linus Pauling: Selected Scientific Papers Volume II, Pauling (65) states:

The hydrate-microcrystal theory of anesthesia by nonhydrogen-bonding agents differs from most earlier theories in that it involves primarily the interaction of the molecules of the anesthetic agent with water molecules in the brain, rather than with molecules of lipids. The postulated formation of hydrate microcrystals similar in structure to known hydrate crystals of chloroform, xenon, and other anesthetic agents as well as of the substances related to protein side chains, entrapping ions and electrically charged side chains of protein molecules in such a way as to decrease the energy of electric oscillations in the brain, provides a rational explanation of the effect of the anesthetic agents in causing loss of consciousness.

32.6 Coupled Collagen-Derived Body Consciousness and Nervous System Brain Consciousness

The authors, Ho and Knight (82), believe that a body consciousness exists throughout the entire body that has all the features of consciousness, including the ability to feel, perceive, and experience subjectively the ability to communicate and to remember events. They believe that the known consciousness attributed to the nervous system is actually deeply rooted within the body consciousness and is intimately connected with it. Support for this theory exists as exemplified by research findings into the biological mechanism of anesthetics. It is proposed that anesthetics work ‘by replacing and releasing bound water from proteins and membrane interfaces, thus destroying the hydrogen-bonded network that can support proton jump-conduction’. This would mean that bound water attached to proteins and membrane interfaces would account for the state of consciousness. Further to support this claim is the fact that Becker showed that general anesthesia results in the ‘complete attenuation of the DC body field’. The authors suggested that if their theory is correct, they predict that research should confirm that collagens equilibrated with various solvents and anesthetics would show a decrease in conductivity compared to an equivalently hydrated collagen control.

The authors further note that while brain-and-body consciousness are generally interconnected, decoupling does occasionally occur. For example, while under general anesthesia, some surgical patients have regained brain consciousness of pain but have been unable to move or to advise surgeons about their distress. On the contrary, acupuncture treatment has been successfully utilized to anaesthetize patients who are still fully awake and conscious. Becker produced further evidence of the relative independence of brain-and-body consciousness by confirming that ‘during a perceptive event, local changes in the DC field can be measured half a second before sensory signals arrive in the brain’. Evidence from Libet et al. suggests that a readiness potential occurs prior to a subject willfully moving an arm or a leg, suggesting that the directives of the brain may be preconditioned and determined by the local DC field. The authors presented likely test equipment that could differentiate situations where brain and body consciousness had actually decoupled from one another.

21.5 How Anesthetic Negatively Affects the Triple Energizer

In 2012, acupuncturist Kimberly Thompson (46) posted an article entitled ‘What the Heck Is a Triple Energizer Anyway?’ on the website. She had recently undergone surgery and related how the general anesthetic had adversely affected her general health. She explained that after she had a hysterectomy, her Triple Energizer was greatly affected, so she did some extra study on the ‘strange organ’ in an effort to speed her recovery. Regarding the outcome of the surgery and especially the effect of the general anesthetic, Thompson stated, ‘Anesthesia and the Triple Energizer don’t get along’ (emphasis is mine). She noted that after anesthesia has put the body to sleep, it takes some time for the resumption of normal bodily functions, including bowel function. She advised she had extreme hip pain and was unable to lift her legs, but she made good progress due to having acupuncture performed after the surgery. She reported an extreme lack of energy and believed it was due to her Source Qi being directed toward wound healing rather than the TE circulating Qi elsewhere as it normally did. Subsequently, she believes the body becomes sluggish and slow after surgery to allow the Source Qi to be utilized more efficiently for the healing process. She noted that Source Qi would be quickly depleted if a surgical patient endeavored to resume their normal life activities too soon after their operation. For this reason, she believes that symptoms including hormonal imbalances, low appetite, lack of digestion, and hormonal imbalances all allow the TE to work more efficiently at the healing process. She further noted that the reason it takes three months before a person feels back to normal again is because the TE is responsible for transporting fluids through the lymphatic system so that the interstitial fluid is cleansed.

I thought that Thompson’s comments here were very pertinent, especially as Pauling and Pollack, quoted above, both believe that anethetics work due to their effect on water. And more precisely, as Pauling stated, anesthesia worked due to the ‘interaction of the molecules of the anesthetic agent with water molecules in the brain’. Subsequently, it makes perfect sense that the organ that is the ‘the official in charge of irrigation and it controls the water passages’ should be more affected by anesthetics than the other organs.


(35) Pollack, G., ‘The Fourth Phase of Water: Central Role in Biology’ (2013). Available from <–L6BoH3Ug&noredirect=1>.

(46) Thompson, K., ‘What the Heck Is a Triple Energizer Anyway?’ (12 July 2012). Available from <>.

(65) Pauling, L., Kamb, B., Linus Pauling: Selected Scientific Papers, Volume II (2001). Available from <>.

(82) Ho, M. W., and D. P. Knight, ‘The Acupuncture System and the Liquid Crystalline Collagen Fibres of the Connective Tissues: Liquid Crystalline Meridians’, American Journal of Complementary Medicine (in press) (2014).


I wish to sincerely thank Dr Paul U. Unschuld for the selfless and tireless work he has committed to make many ancient Chinese medical classics available in English for study and research. My book is based predominantly around his scholarly work ‘Nan-Ching: The Classic of Difficult Issues’. I also wish to sincerely thank Professor Unschuld for permission to use citations of his translation in my book. His translation of ‘Nan-Ching: The Classic of Difficult Issues’ can be purchased from the following link:

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