Meridians


The Heart Meridian, The Emperor Over All Organs

To quote from the ancient Chinese text, the Huang Di Nei Jing written 4,700 years ago: “The heart is the sovereign of all organs and represents the consciousness of one’s being. It is responsible for intelligence, wisdom, and spiritual transformation.” Functions of the Heart: The Heart is the Emperor of all organs, ruling over the entire being, physical, emotional, mental, and subtle. It is responsible for blood and circulating it through the vessels to nourish the cells. The Heart houses the Shen, or Spirit of the Heart, which radiates and shines from a person’s eyes and face. Your mental ability and consciousness are found …

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The Bladder Meridian: Fight-flight response

The bladder is called the ‘Minister of the Reservoir’ and is responsible for storing and excreting the urinary waste fluids passed down from the kidneys.  It is the Yang partner of the Yin Kidneys, associated with the element of Water. As an organ the bladder has only this one function. However as an energy system the bladder channel is intimately related to the autonomous nervous system. That’s because the bladder meridian runs along the back of the body from eyes to little toe, with two parallel branches flowing along each side of the spine. These four branches of the bladder meridian directly …

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The Spleen Meridian, Sweet Flavors and Balanced BioRhythms

The Spleen has a wide range of functions, from digestion to muscle tone to sensuality. The Spleen manufactures Qi from our food. The Spleen’s role is to transform and move foods, liquids, and thoughts in the body (i.e. digestion). For this reason the Spleen is called the source of postnatal energy (acquired Qi). It has a primary role in the lymphatic and immune systems. It keeps our tissues, muscles, and thoughts moist, supple, adaptable. The Spleen governs taste and true nourishment. It regulates bio-rhythms including menstruation. The Spleen stores Yi, consciousness of potentials, the ability to focus the mind sharply and keenly. A healthy spleen requires …

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The Gallbladder Meridian, Discernment and Decision Making

The Gallbladder rules choosing between options, decision making, and good judgement. What course is right for me? It helps us find our life direction anytime we are wallowing in procrastination or indecision. On a physical level, the Gallbladder assists digestion to keep it moving, controls sinews, body flexibility, and tendon strength. It carries out the plans of the Liver, providing courage and initiative to keep our life moving, including emotions. The Gall Bladder influences the sides of head and body. It transforms Kidney vitality into action. The Gallbladder rules sleep, as it is associated with the deep sleep point from 11 pm to …

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The Liver Meridian – Springtime, Rising Emotions, New Ideas

What are the Functions of the Liver Meridian?  The Liver stores blood and regulates blood volume. The Liver is responsible for planning, and oversees our path in life. The Liver relates to emotions. It generates anger, a clearing force, to keep things moving and flowing. When anger dissolves, this energy transforms into faith, optimism, and wisdom. The Liver is responsible for spreading Qi smoothly in the blood, body, organs, and psyche. It controls the sinews and muscle tone. The Liver rules the health of nails, vision, and the eyes. Liver stagnation or hyper-activity can lead to extreme emotional states. A healthy Liver transforms …

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The Lung Meridian, How to Strengthen and Clear it

What is the Function of the Lungs? The Lungs regulate Qi that we absorb from the natural world and distribute it through the body. The Lungs control breathing, distributing oxygen to the blood, helping circulate blood and Wei Qi. The Lungs are a detox organ, eliminating stale Qi. Lungs help Qi and fluids descend into intestines, so with Kidneys they regulate water metabolism. The lung meridian rules the skin and sweat glands, which are all important detox organs. The Lung system also regulates protective Wei Qi, sinuses, bronchia, nose, throat, voice, the ability to smell and to speak with a clear voice. …

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The 20 Meridians and their Consciousness

By Jane Barthelemy. What are the Meridians? Ancient Chinese medicine thousands of years ago described the meridians in the body that carry Qi or life force through special channels that connect the various organs and functions. These meridians are designed to work together so that the body, mind, and spirit work together as an organic whole. A meridian, 经络 jīngluò, is a path through which Qi or life energy flows. There are a total of 20 meridians in the body, which are seen in two classes. 1) The twelve organ meridians connect the various physical functions. 2) The Eight Extraordinary meridians precede and give rise to the …

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My Paleo-Meridian Weight Loss System

By Jane Barthelemy. Can the Paleo Diet and the ancient Chinese calendar hold the secrets to weight control? General guidelines for human health were encoded in our DNA thousands of years ago. Chinese texts described the ideal method to optimize health, by harmonizing with Nature’s cycles. Using the Paleo Diet together with the Chinese 24-hour meridian clock, can help you to not only lose weight. You’ll feel better, look better, have more energy, and live a healthier, happier life. This is the best weight loss system I know. It is a program I developed for my clients over the years, a doorway to good health for your …

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16-Point Meridian Activation of the Qi Jing Ba Mai

By Jane Barthelemy. This is an advanced activation technique to exponentially raise your level of functioning, give you more energy, and align your body to your spiritual destiny. It uses 16 acupuncture points, touching and tapping in a specific order. The exercise takes about 2 minutes. This can be done on waking in the morning, anytime during the day, or in moments of confusion or tiredness as needed. Scroll down to see diagrams and instructions.  What are the Extraordinary Meridians? The Qi Jing Ba Mai, called the Extraordinary Conduits, or the Eight Marvelous Ones are the deepest pathways of energy …

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Integrating Craniosacral Therapy and the Meridians

This article presents an integration of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and Chinese Medicine. It is a study in progress. Enjoy! Source: By Dr. Arthur Akhmetsafin, M.D. (Department of Neurology and Traditional Medicine of Pavlov`s State University of St.-Petersburg)  “…We should point out some common traits of the “craniosacral” conception and Chinese medicine. Among all the systems of body function an evident analogue of the craniosacral system is so called “governing vessel”, or Du Mai (督脉), one of the most important “pulsating vessels” in the system of “Eight extraordinary vessels” – Ba Qi Mai (八奇脉), and, in particular, this is “the Sea of Yang” – …

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