What are body meridians?
They are energy channels 'transporting' life energy (Chi/Qi) throughout the body. If there are blockages, leading to lack of energy supply to certain areas of the body, or a surplus of energy in other areas...
The Body Meridians can be used for Treatment of a condition or/and Diagnosis.
Energy blockages can be the result of stress, an injury or trauma, or bad living habits (diet, habits/addictions, lack of exercise) and can be traced to the root of all health (physical/mental/spiritual) problems.
Our energy flow affects how we feel, how we think, and the over all condition of our health situation. When the body's life-force energy becomes blocked, various imbalances will result.
For centuries, in China, Japan, Tibet, India and other countries, life has been considered as a bio-electrical/vibrational energy phenomenon.
It is only because of the existence of this energy in our body that we can move, breathe, digest food… think and even feel.
Different cultures call this energy by different names... 'Prana', 'Chetana' or 'Qi' (Chi) are some examples.
Qi is composed of two kinds of forces: 'Yin' and 'Yang'. A person remains in good health if there is harmony and balance between these two forces.
If the balance is disturbed, that is, if the flow of one of these forces is greater than the other, illness arises. These forces – energies – flow through definite channels in the body, called 'body meridians' (body's healing energy pathways).
Meridian massage therapy (Meridian flush and Meridian tapping) and Acupressure - use the Acupressure meridian charts - (as well as Acupuncture and other energy flow techniques) promote balance and health.
There are 14 Main Body Meridians
12 Paired Meridians and 2 Single Meridians
Meridian Pairs complement each other -
and the other
12 primary paired meridians:
6 yang and 6 yin – yin and yang forming a pair.
And 2 single mid- meridians:
Each Meridian is related to an Element: Earth, Metal, Fire, Wood or Water.
Understanding the five meridian elements, gives us tools for treating imbalances arising from a lack or surplus of certain channels...
Each Meridian is most active at certain times of the day/night
The Meridian Clock - or Horary Clock is helpful in pin-pointing deficient or over-active meridian function.
Studying the meridian pathways and Acupressure points for transmitting Qi healing energy is key to 'transformational' energy work.
"Acupuncture in Latin means "sticking with the needle." Each of the 409 important acupuncture points is presented with an anatomical graphic, an overview of the meridian and a photo showing the needle placement. The combination of Chinese sources and the authors' therapeutic experiences provides a sensible balance between the most important indications and practical needs. The names, properties, and applications of the individual acupuncture points have been revised on this basis. Far-Eastern healing methods and Western observation techniques create a bridge between Asian and Western views of acupuncture. This acupuncture atlas not only provides beginners with an overview of the most important acupuncture points, but experienced practitioners can also learn about seldom used acupuncture points and thus extend their knowledge."
The "Pictorial Atlas of Acupuncture "not only provides beginners with an overview of the most important acupuncture points, but experienced practitioners can also extend their knowledge. The combination of Chinese sources and the authors' therapeutic experiences provides a sensible balance between the most important indications and practical needs.