April 1, 2019
Understand the basics of meridians
Chinese medicine believes that issues with the body, such as your five senses or skin, are all a reflection of your organ health. Aside from taking Chinese medicine and adjusting your dietary habits, what else can you do to maintain health of your organs? You can also rely on meridians that you cannot see but are all over your body. Meridians refer to the qi and blood channels scattered throughout your body, they connect your organs, body, five sense, skin, tendon and bones. Meridians transport qi and blood, nourish the body and protect pathogen attacks by maintaining proper balance in the body.
Every body has 12 meridians, coupled with the conception and governor vessels, there are 14, and there are 361 acupoints on the meridians. Acupoints connect meridian to the body surface. If your organ is unhealthy, the corresponding acupoint will have abnormal symptoms too. THi sis why Chinese medicine uses acupuncture to stimulate the acupoints to improve qi and blood circulation, improve vital energy, reduce pathogen, and improve organ health.
Meridians can be divided into channels and collateral. Channels are thicker and are all over the body. Collaterals connects channels in the body. Think of channels as expressways, collaterals as smaller branch roads, and acupoints as traffic lights. The qi and blood in the body are the cars that move along these roads. If the traffic is smooth, it means qi and blood are circulating throughout the body.
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