Second Order Energetic Effects from SRLS

I have been studying Short Right Leg Syndrome (SRLS) for five years and have only just become aware of a phenomenon I tentatively describe as the Second Order Energetic Effect. Prior examination and treatment focused on obvious dysfunction, pain and injury down the backline of the lower limbs due to postural anomalies causing an energetic block at the SIJ or lumbro-sacral region...this is the First Order. However, clients are unexpectedly reporting increased vitality after commencing use of an adjusting heel lift. I too have experienced the same. I now consider there is an energetic block restricting meridian Chi flow and circulation to the lower limbs due to soft tissue stress/tightness caused by right leaning pelvic tilt, anterior rotation of the left hip, and anti-clockwise rotation of the spine from SRLS.

It is a fundamental principle of Traditional Chinese Medical philosophy tightness in the soft tissue blocks energetic flow. Hence, it is reasonable to expect energetic flow through the Kidney, Urinary Bladder, Liver, Gall Bladder, Stomach and Spleen meridians passing through the pelvis to the lower limbs of the body will be affected...reducing Chi flow in these meridians and having a subtle effect on health and vitality.

From another perspective, energetic centres at the Root, Sacral and Plexus Chakras are located in the lower torso. The vitality of these centres too is being inhibited with a detrimental effect on health and vitality. I have personally experienced this, measured it with a Healy resonance treatment device and had a Reiki Master comment on it.

I have a short right leg. I have been experiencing Kidney Yin Deficiency since my teens and treated by TCM practitioners since the age of 23. It was suggested by one practitioner it is a congenital condition. I suggest it may also be due to the effect of SRLS.

Owing to the Pendulum Effect causing rigidity at the right hip, there is a sidedness to this phenomena in the cases I have sighted. Circulation issues are more common in the right leg than the left. I cannot yet place too much importance on this observation because case numbers examined so far are limited. However, it is clear the Bladder Meridian passing through the right side lumbar and hip region in a circuitous manner can be strangled by the rigidity and tightness of the Second Cardinal Sign and have an adverse effect on Kidney health.

In low level cases of SRLS with no compounding lumbro-sacral injury factors, individuals manage life but possibly with less than ideal health; eg, my Kidney Yin Deficiency condition. However, where there are compounding factors, major debilitating symptoms develop potentially restricting mobility and vitality accompanied by painful lower limb symptoms, circulation and fluid retention issues, and potentially a raft of digestive and health complaints. It is complex and one really needs to be a Traditional Chinese Medical practitioner to fully understand and appreciate the ramifications.

First published 18 May 2021 at