What are the Meridians?

What are the Meridians?

In many forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the meridians are used to heal the body in various ways. Three of the most common ways of using the meridians to enhance health and well-being are acupuncture, acupressure, and Reiki.

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In the West, acupuncture and acupressure are the most familiar forms of meridian therapy. Reiki has been growing in interest and popularity ever since it was introduced to the West from Japan after World War II.

Each healing method used the meridians, 14 different energy centers of the body, but in different ways. With acupuncture, thin metal needs are used to balance, stimulate or adjust the energy within the meridian.

With acupressure, a finger, knuckle or soft but firm object like the eraser at the end or a pencil are used to target each meridian and get the energy to unblock and flow once more.

Reiki, pronounced RAY-key, means spirit energy. It is commonly translated as universal life force energy. All meridian therapies try to increase, balance and move around the ki or qi, (pronounced CHEE), or vital energy that keeps us alive and healthy.

If the qi stops flowing, however, disease, that is, dis-ease can result. Reiki is commonly referred to as hands on healing, laying hands on the body in certain positions to balance the meridians.

However, this is not strictly accurate, because Level 2 and master Reiki practitioners don’t even have to use touch. They can hover their hands over the meridians, and do distance healing as well. Some Reiki masters can heal with just a look, their mental concentration is so powerful.

The 12 Meridians

There are two systems of channels or meridians, the primary and the secondary meridians. Reiki mostly focuses on the 12 primary meridians because they affect the internal organs for health and healing, whereas the secondary don’t.

There are 12 pairs of primary meridians

12-meridians-reiki-chinese-medicine1. Lungs
2. Colon
3. Stomach
4. Spleen
5. Heart
6. Intestines
7. Urinary bladder
8. Kidneys
9. Pericardium
10. Gall bladder
11. Liver
12. Triple burner

The triple burner meridian is thought to represent our metabolism and could be associated with heart, lungs and the pancreas, which produces insulin. Some TCM practitioners think it might be associated with the sex organs.

Finally, there is yin, feminine energy, and yang, masculine energy. Reiki and other meridian work make sure these are in balance so the body doesn’t under function or over function.

If you’ve been feeling out of balance, meridian therapy such as Reiki could be right for you. Want to experience Reiki – the oldest energy healing procedure? Here’s more resources- just click on the article below:

 

Dr. Shui Yin Lo is a particle physicist, inventor, acupuncturist, the maker of Double Helix Water, and the founder of the Quantum Health Research Institute. Dr. Shui Yin Lo’s books include Double Helix Water: Has the 200 Year Old Mystery of Homeopathy Been Solved?, The Biophysics Basis for Acupuncture and Health, Meridians and Stable Water Clusters: Physics and Health: A Picture Book, and over 70 research papers. This is science!

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