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The Human Meridian System With Its Collaterals And Meridians

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Based on the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), a human being is a small representation of the universe. Through the ceaseless observations of a whole human being and by compiling the findings of these observations, the existence of the human meridian system with its collaterals and channels has been established. The human meridian system is nothing less than an invisible system of interconnected and definite pathways through which energy or qi is moved and transported throughout the body. This system surely cannot be determined by dissecting a cadaver, because the object of study is merely a body of flesh without life. For thousands of years, the concept of the human meridian system has been shown to be accurate in the annals of medical practice. The system of traditional Chinese medical massage, moxibustion, acupuncture, as well as deep-breathing exercises, among others were all designed based on the concept of the human meridian system.

Thousands of years ago, scholars of TCM saw that close relationships between time and man and the seasons and man did indeed exist.

Does anyone know why early in the morning most healthy people rush to the lavatory to pass stool? According to traditional Chinese medicine, the human body has a dozen energy meridians or channels in the meridian system and that each of these meridians has its essential time of the day for passing stool. Around five to seven A.M. is the time in which the movement of the qi or life energy of the body goes into the meridian of the large intestine. This is usually the time most people feel a need to defecate. In a related matter, why do some individuals talk about the need to “adjust the time difference”? The reason for this is the flow of qi through each meridian is tied to the time of the day. An individual feels an instinctive urge to make some adjustment of their daily habits when they arrive at a new place. This is needed for their body to adapt to the changes to the primary time in the movement of qi through each of the meridians.

How are practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine able to evaluate the internal health condition of a patient by merely drawing inference from the patient’s external characteristics?

Let’s take as an example the simple case of evaluating the internal condition of an apple when buying from among a throng of watermelons at a market stall. A stall owner in China often offers gratuitous service to his customers and so he may have selected a good choice for you. Someone who has worked in raising or selling apples all his life knows how to make the best choice by simply banking on his experience. In the same manner, a healing practitioner can visually evaluate the internal condition of a patient by trusting on his personal experience, as well as utilizing his grasp of traditional Chinese medicine, which is fundamental. This is because traditional Chinese medicine is a natural science with an extensive history of development through constant practice and observation.

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Written by Valerie

April 3rd, 2018 at 4:40 am