Lung meridian

12 Meridians of Chinese Medicine

Qi flows in meridians Qi (energy) flows through specific pathways called meridians. Chinese medicine mapped the pathways of the 12 meridians thousands of years ago. On these pathways, over 350 points (also called acupressure points, acupuncture points, acupoints) were identified. Points are specific locations on meridians where the Qi can be accessed. The 12 Meridians:…

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The Bladder meridian and the common symptoms it treats.

Bladder Meridian

By massaging the Bladder meridian and many of the points along the back, pain can be prevented, good posture is reinforced, and an overall sense of energy and vitality is sensed throughout the body-mind.

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San Jiao Meridian

The San Jiao meridian is also known as the Triple Heater or Triple Warmer meridian. The San Jiao meridian is one of the three Yang meridians located on the arm. “The San Jiao, or three visceral cavities, promote the transformation and transportation of water and fluids throughout the body.” – Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine…

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Kidney Meridian

In Chinese Medicine, the Kidneys are of utmost importance as they store our Life Essence. Without Life Essence, there is no life, hence the importance of the Kidneys. The Kidney meridian and points along it are used to nourish and protect our Life Essence.

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The Bladder meridian and the common symptoms it treats.

Bladder Meridian

By massaging the Bladder meridian and many of the points along the back, pain can be prevented, good posture is reinforced, and an overall sense of energy and vitality is sensed throughout the body-mind.

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Spleen Meridian

Since menstruation and fertility are dependent upon the vitality and abundance of Blood, the Spleen plays a major role in women’s health from the Chinese Medical perspective. The Spleen pulls nutrients from food during digestion and helps to produce Blood.

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Liver Meridian

The Liver is in charge of keeping the flow of Qi, our energy, smooth and even. When the Qi does not flow, we call the condition “stagnant Qi.” Stagnant Qi feels like pain and distention.

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Use the Small Intestine Meridian to Relieve Shoulder Pain

The Small Intestine meridian is often used to relieve shoulder pain. “The Small Intestine receives the food that has been digested by the Spleen and Stomach and further extracts, absorbs, and distributes it throughout the body, all the while separating the pure from the turbid.” – Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine The Small Intestine meridian…

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Gallbladder Meridian

The Gallbladder meridian has many points for relieving pain. “The Gallbladder is like a judge for its power of discernment.” – Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine The Gallbladder meridian begins at GB 1 (Gallbladder 1), located at the outer corner of the eye. The Gallbladder meridian is famous for the way it zigzags along the…

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How to utilize the Large Intestine Meridian

Treating the common cold is one of the most confounding challenges for western medicine. Chinese Medicine offers an excellent method of both treating and preventing colds. The Large Intestine meridian is a key player the treatment of colds and flus in Chinese Medicine.

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