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Acupuncture Orlando and the Meridian Systems

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Ancient Chinese medicine for thousands of years have known of  pathways or distribution networks for the force of chi.  Though similar to the body systems of the blood and neural networks, meridian systems cannot be seen physically and thus have no tangible anatomic map in western biological science.

These distribution networks are called meridian systems and they look more like electronic circuits in a motherboard or a huge spider web.  Meridian lines connect different areas of our body together. These networks supply chi energy to every part of the body. It is the meridian system that enables us to live, grow and reproduce.  It also explains how we become sick.

Interestingly, the earth has also meridian lines crisscrossing its surface.  The Chinese call these lines as ley lines. The ancients have known earth energy in ley lines that intersect.  They have been attempting to harness and use this earth energy by building structures like Stonehenge and the Pyramids of Gaza, being the most popular ones, to contain the powerful energy contained therein.

Unlike blood, chi can not be seen.  It can only manifest its existence by the state of the person’s well being.  Chi stagnating in one part of the body would make a person suffer diseases related to that part of the body.

The closest analogy to chi and the meridian systems would be the body’s nervous system where invisible electrical pulses crisscross the body’s neural network to transmit command signals from the brain to various parts of the body.

Researchers have been in the process of mapping out the body’s meridian networks for decades and someday a detailed intricate map of the meridian systems will be developed to better understand the chi’s influence on the person’s whole being.

Many theories abound of how the meridians were discovered.  In ancient times, the Chinese would observe that by inserting a needle in certain parts of the body, it would elicit reactions, moods and physiological changes from the subject.  This observation prompted them to further experiment and record their findings, which would eventually become part of the archival knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

Thus, meridians are basically, a collection of Orlando acupuncture points.  The meridian networks have specific acupuncture points in certain of the skin’s surface.  Needles applied on these acupuncture points affect the internal organic processes of our body.

Organs are classified as yin or yang organs.  Yin organs are known by the absence of any cavity in them.  The liver, heart, spleen, lungs, and kidneys are yin organs. Yang organs such as the gall bladder, small intestine, stomach, large intestine and bladder each have an empty cavity.  Meridians are linked to either the yin organs or yang organs, and they are known obviously, as yin meridians or yang meridians.