Meridian Lines and Heal(y)ing

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Meridians are the channels of energy or qi within the body.
You didn’t think that prana just was free flowing about our bodies, did you?!
While energy is everywhere, and everything, it also likes to flow within these beautiful intricately designed, and purposeful channels.

While these lines may not be able to be dissected like the physical veins, they are very much real and studied.
It is upon these lines that acupressure points are located. Not an exact location, however as each body is different, but a general guide.
Similar to the chakra system, we do not have these 2-dimensional or even 3-dimensional energy spheres in specific and rigid places, instead they are swirling and undulating in and out of our bioelectric field, up and down together, surrounding us with the light from within us.

A map is not the territory it represents, but if correct, it has a similar structure to the territory, which accounts for its usefulness”.
-Alfred Korzybski, father of general semantics

This has got to be one of my new favorite quotes.
Also if you haven’t heard of or read the book On Trails by Robert Moor, I highly recommend it. I’m excited to revisit it now.

Trails, pathways, channels, let’s roll.

Meridian Pairs


The image above illustrates the main 12 meridians and the 2 central meridians.
The two central meridians are actually part of what are called the Eight Extraordinary Meridians!
The 12 principal meridians are paired up into 6 groups, each having a
Yin (feminine) and a Yang (masculine) meridian.
Each meridian has a paired organ, an element, and an emotion.

I adore this graphic and her descriptions, so I’ll just leave this here for you to soak in.

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Meridian Theory

Traditional Chinese Medicine dates back thousands of years, these folks knew what they were talking about, even without all the high-tech gadgets and equipment we have today. They essentially understood that the body had not only the physical representation but an electrical, energetic body as well.
Chinese medicine looks at the body as a whole, interconnected with these pathways.

In an article by HealthCMi, they review this study published in the Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena, where researchers used in-line phase contrast CT imaging with synchrotron radiation on both non-acupuncture points and acupuncture points. The CT scans revealed clear distinctions between the non-acupuncture point and acupuncture point anatomical structures.

Acupuncture points have a higher density of micro-vessels and contain a large amount of involuted microvascular structures. The non-acupuncture points did not exhibit these properties.

Isn’t it fascinating when science starts catching up to ancient knowledge?!

Meridian theory states that a disorder within a meridian will affect other areas along that same channel. It also recognizes that illness or injury does not just impact the affected organ or area, because of the way that the lines run throughout the body.

NFL Football has started, so let’s use a sports example!

Let’s take Joe Burrow from the Cincinnati Bengals, a breath of fresh air quarterback, this confident young man who shows heart, and class, and is damn fine to look it.
He got sacked 51 times in 2021, the most of any NFL quarterback.
Most of those were solid hits as well, it’s not like he made it easy to take him down.

If this year he was to develop a chronic cough that doctors couldn’t diagnose, or if he was to have failing eyesight, would you think back to those hits to the chest?

From a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective, one of the lung’s integrated, multidimensional responsibilities is to unconditionally support the liver.  The blows have struck one of the major acupuncture points on the Liver meridian, which runs across the chest.
The liver meridian is connected to the eyes, as the ability for us to see is dependent on being nourished by the blood of the liver.
And to top it off, the emotions related to the liver are Anger, resentment, frustration, irritability, bitterness, and “flying off the handle”!

(Sounds a little like Tom Brady when he gets hit, am I right?)

I am 100% not saying that any of those conditions are going to manifest, let’s all say a prayer that Burrow remains healthy and handsome for the rest of his career, and beyond.
But what a completely different approach to addressing symptoms and treating the body.

We are not the sum of our parts.

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Meridians and Emotions

I could, and probably will have entire blog post series on the element and emotions associated with each organ and meridian.
For now, I just want to share the negative emotions associated with each meridian, as it is fascinating and honestly eye-opening once you start to look at it.
(insert AHA moment)

The Small Intestine Meridian- Negative emotions associated can include feelings of shock, sadness, unappreciated, nervousness, discouragement, and indecisiveness.

The Heart Meridian- Negative emotions associated can include brokenheartedness, secretiveness, self-doubt, insecurity, anger, and hatred.

The Spleen Meridian- Negative emotions associated can include rejection, disapproval, anxiety about the future, alienation, brooding, cynicism, and envy.

The Stomach Meridian- Negative emotions associated can include unreliability, criticism, disappointment, deprivation, hunger, emptiness, nausea, greed, disgust, doubt, and bitterness.

The Lung Meridian- Negative emotions associated can include depression, false pride, intolerance, prejudice, contempt, smothered, and scornfulness. In life, there are times that we must grieve.

The Large Intestine Meridian- Negative emotions associated can include guilt, grief, depression, regret, apathy, sadness, toxic shame, and powerlessness.

The Kidney Meridian- Negative emotions associated can include anxiety, phobias, superstition, paranoia, cautiousness, carelessness, and recklessness.

The Bladder Meridian- Negative emotions associated can include fear, anxiety, dread, terror, panic, restlessness, and frustration.

The Liver Meridian- Negative emotions associated can include anger, rage, wrath, distressfulness, vengefulness, resentment, irritability, hostility, blame, and bitterness.

The Gall Bladder Meridian- Negative emotions associated can include anger, helplessness, judgment, and pride.

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How Healy Helps Heal

Say that five times fast. Haha.

The Healy device has programs for harmonization for each of your meridian pathways, and a few that encompass more than one.

I run meridian programs at least once a day, depending on where I am feeling that I need the specific support, or the Organ Meridian program when I want more of a full system clearing.

I spoke about using the Skin Meridian Program in my post-Microcurrent Magic, as it has truly supported my scalp health.
While there isn’t a specific Skin Meridian listed above, the program selects the specific frequencies that resonate with skin health, supported by the meridian channels.

Remember that these pathways are not A to B, they are all interconnected, a web-like internal energy structure.

Running these programs promote harmonization of the bioenergetic field of the organs and systems, including emotional support.
Double whammy win.

Well, I think I’ve covered just about all I intended to here, and a bit more.

I hope this post gave a little more insight into the complex and incredible topic of Meridians.

I would love to hear your comments meridian or football related!

Love and vibes,

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