Energy flows in all living organisms. Life energy, Qi, flows not only through nerve and blood system but also inside its own network. The main channels of this energy network are jointly called meridians.

Our body has twelve main meridians that run through each organ or body part. In the same way as nerves transport nerve impulses and blood vessels transport blood, the meridians convey energy. When you are healthy and harmonious, energy flows along meridians that most often follow the same tracks as our easily observable nerves and blood vessels. Furthermore, eight more energy meridians act on the five-element system on the mental level.

Contrary to neural pathways and blood vessels, the meridians can absorb energies exterior of the body. These twelve main meridians run vertically, the yang meridians from top downwards on the right side of the body while the yin meridians run from bottom upwards on the left side.

The Main Meridians are:

The Lung Meridian
It influences ailments of the chest, lungs, throat and the upper limbs; also fever conditions
The Large Intestine Meridian
It influences ailments of the head, face, eyes, nose, mouth, teeth, throat and the upper limbs; also fever conditions.
The Stomach Meridian
It influences ailments of the head, face, mouth, teeth, throat, stomach, intestines and the lower limbs; also fever conditions and disruption in cooperation between senses.
The Spleen and Pancreas Meridian
It influences ailments of the stomach region, in digestive organs, urine and sex organs and the lower limbs; also, conditions of low temperature.
The Heart Meridian
It influences ailments of the chest, heart, the upper limbs and disruption in cooperation between senses.
The Small Intestine Meridian
It influences ailments of the head, neck, eyes, ears, throat and the upper limbs; also fever conditions and mental disorders.
The Bladder Meridian
It influences ailments of the head, neck, eyes, back and the lower limbs, of the body bottom; also fever conditions and mental disorders.
The Kidney Meridian
It influences ailments of the lungs, throat, stomach, intestines, urine and sex organs, of the lower limbs; also fever conditions
The Pericardium Meridian
It influences ailments of the chest, heart, stomach, of the upper limbs; also, disruption in cooperation between senses.
The Triple Heater Meridian
It influences ailments of the head sides, of the ears, throat, of the upper limbs; also fever conditions and mental disorders.
The Gall Bladder Meridian
It influences ailments of sides and top of the head, of the eyes, ears, of the rib area, of the stomach, mouth top area, of the lower limbs; also fever conditions.
The Liver Meridian
It influences ailments of the stomach, urine and sex organs, of the lower limbs; also, mental disorders.

Eight Extra Meridians

Eight supplementary meridians influence the five-element system on mental level. Those meridians’ chief role is to equalize the flow of energy of the five-element system. Instead of being directly bound to particular organs they participate in body functions such as the endocrine system, blood circulation, reproductive organs, bone structure, brain, liver or gall.

The Du Meridian

Du meridian is a junction of all Yang meridians. The role of Du meridian is to manage all Yang channels. Symptoms of ailments: Fever conditions, mental disorder, stiffness and pain in the spine.

The Dai Meridian

This meridian is a belt that binds together Yin and Yang channels. Symptoms of ailments: Abdominal troubles, injuries of the spine

The Ren Meridian

It is responsible for Yin channels. It is a junction of all Yin meridians. Symptoms of ailments: Cough and breath shortness, troubles in urinary and genital organs.

The Chong Meridian

This meridian is known as ’The Sea of Blood’. Chong regulates all of Qi in the body. Symptoms of ailments: colic and stomach-ache, gynaecological problems.

The Yangqiao Meridian

Yangqiao is also called ’Meridian that promotes Yang mobility’ because it influences tonus of the lateral sides of legs. Symptoms of ailments: Sleeplessness, muscular atrophy

The Yinqiao Meridian

Yinqiao is also called ’Meridian that promotes Yin mobility’ because it influences tonus of the medial sides of legs. Symptoms of ailments: Abnormally deep sleep, muscular atrophy.

The Yangwei Meridian

Yangwei is also called ’The Yang Regulating Meridian’ because it is in connection with all Yang meridians of the body. Symptoms of ailments: Ague and fever.

The Yinwei Meridian

Yinwei is also called ’The Yin Regulating Meridian’ because it is in connection with all the Yin meridians of the body. Symptoms of ailments: Pain in abdomen and in heart area.

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