In Five Element Chinese Medicine, we evaluate a person’s pulses to determine if the left and right meridians are in balance. We also use a heat test (called an Akabani test) on your fingernail and toenail points to see if the left and right sides are even.
Many people come in with a Left/Right Imbalance, especially when they’ve been having pain on one side. In many cases, they have a number of strange symptoms that are one-sided, often most of them too minor to mention to the doctor. However, these kinds of symptoms are common for Left/Right Imbalances.
The treatment for this is straightforward. One side is deficient in qi and the other has an excess of qi (and causing pain). We rebalance both sides and voila! No more pain.