Disharmonies of the Meridians of the body

Visualization of narrower problems
In Chinese medicine the [Meridians] are the pathways for the movement of [Qi] and [Blood], ensuring nourishment of the body. They also link up every part of the body and so create an organic integrity.

Disharmonies in an [Organ] may manifest themselves in the corresponding [Meridians]. A disorder in the [Stomach Meridian], for example, may cause upper toothache because the [Meridian] passes through the upper gums; toothache in the lower jaw may be the result of a disorder of the [Large Intestine] [Meridian]. Acupuncture is the main method of rebalancing [Qi] and blood flow through the [Meridians]: reducing what is excessive, increasing what is deficient, warming what is [Cold], cooling what is hot, circulating what is stagnant, moving what is congealed, stabilizing what is reckless, raising what is falling and lowering what is rising.

There are twelve regular [Meridians] which correspond to each of the twelve [Organs]. These are sometimes called the [Jing] [Meridians] (the Chinese character for [Meridian] is [Jing] meaning "river, path, track or trail" and also "blood vessel"). The [Organ Meridian] is the main energy channel that connect the particular [Organ] with other [Organs] and the surface of the body. In addition to the [Organ Meridians] are eight extra [Meridians] and many small, finer networks. The [luo] [Vessels] and the [dai mai] (which runs around the waist) act as connecting channels, keeping the [Qi] flowing along the [Organ Meridians] in balance. Together they circle the body like the longitudinal and latitudinal [Meridians] do the [Earth]. They may be viewed as a network connecting the polarities of the body: the interior with the exterior; the internal [Organs] with the surface; the [Yin] with the [Yang], the material with the spirit, etc.
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