I don't recall the first time I heard about meridians;
however I do recall the first time I could trace and "feel" them,
sometime around 2002! How exciting.
Meridians are channels or pathways in which Qi (chee)
energy is carried through. Generally worked with in acupuncture, both
part of Chinese medicine, there are 12 major meridians:
Liver, along with the
Governing Vessel and
Conception Vessel. One meridian begins where another has ended, each
flows in a particular direction, they all have several "points" or
"energy dots" along their pathway, each point being associated with an
illness, dis-ease or disorder, and the 12 meridians correspond to organs
and the Pericardium.
Meridians can become blocked, stagnate and start running
in the wrong direction which can cause physical and emotional illness.
"A disorder in the Stomach Meridian, for example, may cause upper
toothache because the Meridian passes through the upper gums..."
Balancing your meridians can be as easy as "running" or
tracing them, flushing them, twisting and stretching them, massaging
them or tapping them.
" Because your body is in
use twenty-four hours every day, day in and day out, and because it is
under continual stress and has periodic "earthquakes," its pathways
need regular maintenance and repair as well as an occasional major
renovation." -- Donna Eden, author of Energy
To learn more or have a meridian balancing session with me
or a workshop