November 26, 2020
They are a key component of TCM - Traditional Chinese Medicine.
But most simply, Meridians are the network of energy channels that connect to each other and every cell in your body. This creates an interconnectedness throughout your entire body, linking your inner and outer self.
Blood and energy flows through the meridians, transmitting information between your body parts;
- to raise or lower body temperature
- to release water
- to regulate emotion
- and many more
that run up each side of the body, parallel to one an other.
4. Small Intestine
8. Large Intestine
11. San Jiao
Each meridian corresponds to different internal organs that are not only dependent on each other but their meridian lines.
These perform the task of connecting, regulating and controlling the 12 main meridians.
1. Governor Vessel
2. Conception Vessel
3. Thoroughfare Vessel
4. Belt Vessel
5. Yin Heel Vessel
6. Yang Heel Vessel
7. Yin Link Vessel
8. Yang Link Vessel
These are the branches that stem off the 12 main meridians. They begin from the limbs then run into the viscera and end in small regions on the neck.
The divergent meridians that stem off Yin meridians, seperate from the main passage and join onto the Yang meridian pathway. Also the divergent meridians that stem off Yang meridians, seperate from that main path and join onto the Ying meridian passage.
Ultimately, their purpose is to strengthen the interior and exterior connection between the meridians.
Meridians literally keep your body functioning, regulated and balance, and through many different methods such as food, acupuncture, acupressure and Qigong, all meridians can be stimulated and healed.
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