The meridian system is a concept which originated from traditional Chinese Medicine and has been around for over 3,500 years. When compared to the Western Medical systems, which arguably has only been around since the mid 1800’s or so, the Chinese or alternative medicine offers a lot to consider and a great deal of value.
Essentially, Meridians are paths through which energy, or life-energy, flows throughout the body. All living beings have an energy and most people somewhat familiar with Meridians are initially introduced to it via acupuncture or acupressure. However, there are a few ways to affect the Meridians, including Biofeedback, in addition to acupressure/acupuncture. There are several Meridians throughout the body, and depending on where the trouble is, that is typically where the practitioner focuses their treatment(s).
So, what are Meridians? For humans, dogs and horses there are 14 Principle Meridians. One main Meridian which runs along the spine, and a second main Meridian which runs along the center midpoint of the body. Then there are 12 additional Meridians associated with various organs. Each Meridian which is associated with an organ, is broken down to two categories depending on whether it is a hollow or solid organ. Organ’s including the heart, pericardium, lung, spleen, liver and kidney are referred to as the yin organs. While the stomach, gallbladder, large and small intestines, urinary bladder and tri-heater (or triple burner) are the yang organs. Each hollow or solid organ interacts and extends along a particular extremity, for example an arm or leg. Meridians allow for the flow, or circulation, of energy throughout the body. Each Meridian has multiple acupuncture points along its’ pathway.
When energy flows freely, the body stays healthy. However, due to outside factors like stress, Meridians can become sluggish or clogged and invite illness or disease. Keep in mind, stress can be caused in many forms including a physical injury, an emotional trauma (from a training mishap, perhaps) or an illness. Addressing the body’s impacted Meridians can return a person and animal back to improved health.
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