The five rings represent the single most effective way to ensure health and longevity! Restoring your DHEA, Calcitonin and reducing free radicals are the most proven way to enhance regeneration of telomeres, the tips of DNA responsible for health and longevity!
Over a 10 year period I discovered five energetic acupuncture circuits which help balance our elemental energies. It began when I first started research on DHEA, dehydroepiandrosterone. I had an insight that natural progesterone should increase DHEA, and indeed it did, but an average of 60%. Since most people over 40 have levels below 50% of ideals (750 to 1200 ng/dl in men and 500 to 980 in women), if you start at a level of 200, even a 100% increase does not get you to the ideal! I pondered what else would raise DHEA. Since DHEA is essentially the chemical battery of Fire energy, I knew that if I stimulated the points that connect the kidneys, the gonads, the adrenals, the thyroid and the pituitary through a window of the sky point, it could enhance Fire energy. There is no pituitary point in Chinese cosmology, so I had to intuit that one also.
The Ring of Fire is also for regulating the entire endocrine system, especially thyroid. And remember you need minimum of 1.2 mg of iodine weekly for thyroid function Thus, came:
Having proven that these circuits have specific biochemical benefits, with improvement in many energetic problems, I now call this approach with essential oils Transcutaneous Acupuncture. Interestingly, this term has been much more acceptable than calling it application of essential oils. After all, I began stimulating acupuncture needles with electrical energy in the mid 60’s. Later, without needles, I introduced Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, TENS. In fact, I consider Transcutaneous Acupuncture the most important advance in acupuncture in 4000 years.