This was a question asked of me recently with regards to the use of a wooden cane. “If I was to strike into ST-05 with the crook of a wooden cane would that have the same cycle of destruction effect as a strike in a stance?”
Short answer is YES, actually if done correctly a “greater” effect!
Some people, who talk before they educate themselves will say that there are none of these elements in the body. WRONG – Go read the chemical composition of a human body. It is all there!
Now it is beyond this article to backward engineer the elements to the medical condition that happens if one of more are lacking in the body. But as a quick reference, take a look at IRON deficiency. Yeah IRON is a metal and your body contains it in the blood! I won’t even address water!
So how about an experiment? Get a metal and a wooden object. Each small, but rounded at the end you are going to use as to not damage the skin.
We will use 2 points, Spleen 11 and Gall Bladder 24. Push both objects into each point and note which one is most effective for each element the points / meridians represent.
You will find that.
- Wood is more effect at spleen 11 than metal
- Metal is more effect at GB-24 than wood (but this one will be closer)
There is a lot to this! We are progressing into some serious advanced materials with this! If you want to REALLY learn more about the art and science of the pressure point system known as Kyusho Jitsu check out the link below!