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Pointing To Your Health:
Home Health & Fitness Medicine
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Unearthing Alternative Resolutions by way of Meridian Systems

The meridians systems, a series of interlinked channels that are interconnected within the body, are one of the more elementary suppositions in Chinese medicine. They are concerned with the natural flow of energy and operate as an integral structure within your body. Any hindrance that restricts the flow of energy within these channels leads to illness or disease according to Chinese medicine theory. Anyone wanting to be confident that they are functioning in optimum health will want to start to analyse the meridians by way of Chinese medicine.

Acupuncture, acupressure, and qigong are among the various branches of Chinese medicine that use the meridian systems to correct any disruption to the flow of energy. Specific points on the meridians called acupoints are stimulated via needles, burning incense cones or applying pressure through massage. The meridians comprise of several hundred acupoints besides many other pressure points that are not linked with a certain meridian. When evaluated scientifically these specific points are found to be pressure points that affect other parts of the human system.

There are 20 meridians in all that connect these acupoints consisting of the 12 standard meridians and 8 extraordinary meridians. The 12 standard meridians correspond to each major organ in the body with the 8 extraordinary meridians having their own groups of points. The meridians are divided into Yin and Yang groups. The Yin meridians of the arm are, heart, lung and pericardium and of the leg are kidney, spleen, and liver. The Yang meridians of the arm are small intestine, large intestine, and triple warmer and of the leg are stomach, bladder, and gall bladder. By pressurizing these exact points, or massaging them, it will affect the internal organs correlated with them, reduce physical illness, and improve the flow of energy.

The division of the different meridian systems in the arms and legs allows acupuncturists to directly link places in the body that is external with internal organs. As an example, an acupuncturist who sees that you have heart trouble will detect a Yin meridian on the arm that is directly linked to the heart and pressurize it in order to start the flow of energy.

You could start to picture the relationship between the internal organs and the external structure of the body by following the Chinese meridian model and establish how the flow of energy requires to be changed and could locate ways in which the body is affected using the various organs. This is one of the more useful ways to use Chinese medicine for enhanced health.

John Philips is the author of Chinese Healing an informational website with various articles about Chinese Medicine. To read more articles from various sources on Chinese Medicine visit

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