The Body Meridians

The Energy Network of the Body

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 (diethabits/addictionslack 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. 

The Body Meridians

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.

The Body Meridian System

There are 14 Main Body Meridians

12 Paired Meridians and 2 Single Meridians

Meridian Pairs complement each other -

  • one Yin (energy flowing up ↑)

and the other

  • Yang (energy flowing down ↓)

12 primary paired meridians:

6 yang and 6 yin – yin and yang forming a pair.

Stomach meridian (yang)  flows to the ↑ Spleen meridian (yin)

Heart meridian (yin)  flows to the ↓ Small Intestine meridian (yang)

Bladder meridian (yang)  flows to the ↑ Kidney meridian (yin)

Pericardium meridian (yin)  flows to ↓ Triple Warmer meridian (yang)

Gallbladder meridian (yang) flows to the ↑ Liver meridian (yin)

Lung meridian (yin)  flows to the ↓ Large Intestine meridian (yang)

And 2 single mid- meridians:

Governing Vessel – flows to the Conception Vessel

The Meridian Elements

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...

The Meridian Clock

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. 

Recommended Reading


Body Meridians - Meridian Flows and Meridian Acu-Point Charts 

All the Meridian flows and Acu-points...

Order here... - Body Meridians Book and Acu-Points Charts - Body Meridians Book and Acu-Points Charts

Body Meridians Book and Acu-Points Charts

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