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Meridians

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Meridians
Introduction & Theory
Learn about the theory of the Meridians, What They Are, How They Work, and How They Affect Your Health.
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What Are The Meridian?
The meridian, or channels, are invisible qi pathways which form an energy network which connects all parts of the body, and connects the body to the universe. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine the body has twelve major meridian, as well as various collateral and sub-collateral meridian throughout the body. Each meridian is related to a specific Organ System in the body. The meridian pathways are often thought of as a network which links each meridian with each other as well as connecting all body structures such as the skin, tendons, bone, internal organs, and cellular structure, which enable Qi to flow freely throughout.
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How The Meridian Work
The meridian network is analogous to a system of highways, roads and streets that links major cities. The highways (the meridian) and the cities (organs) make up an entire energy matrix or map (the body). It is through this system of integrated roadways that energy (Qi) runs. For example, if a city's internal streets are congested with traffic, eventually this situation will cause a problem with the major highways leading into this city. If the traffic condition worsens, all the cities linked by the major highways will experience a problem. Or, two cities may be fine and traffic may be flowing smoothly within their areas. Yet, if there is an accident and traffic builds up on one of the roads that link the cities, eventually one or both of these cities will find themselves affected by the traffic congestion. This helps us to understand how blockages in the meridian can cause problems in organs.
The ancient medical text Neijing   states: "The function of the channel (meridian) is to transport the Qi and blood and circulate yin and...

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