Other Religions New Age / Metaphysical Meridians Are Energetic Channels Within the Body Qi Pathways Share Flipboard Email Print Ralf Hettler / Getty Images New Age / Metaphysical Holistic Healing Divination Chakra Balancing Reiki Crystal Therapy By Phylameana lila Desy Reiki Expert Phylameana lila Desy, the author of "The Everything Guide to Reiki," is a freelance writer, holistic healing consultant, intuitive counselor, and an energy medicine practitioner. our editorial process Phylameana lila Desy Updated May 09, 2019 Meridians are the pathways of qi (chi) and blood flow through the body. Qi flows continuously from one meridian to another. Any break in the flow is an indication of imbalance. If a person's vitality or energy is recognizably diminished it is an indication that the body's organs or tissues are functioning poorly, therefore the qi flow is inadequate. Meridian Healing System Originating in Chinese Medicine, the meridian healing system is based on the concept that an insufficient supply of qi makes a person vulnerable to disease. Restoring the qi to its optimal flow is the ultimate goal in restoring overall health and well being to the individual. Acupuncturists, Chinese herbalists, massage therapists, and other holistic health practitioners assist clients in repairing dysfunctional areas within their meridian systems as a means to restore a natural balance by utilizing various healing methods. Jing luo is the Chinese term for meridians or energy channels. Jing meridians are the vertical interior channels within the meridian system. Luo are the horizontal connecting lines. Jing and lou work in concert, creating a seamless and healthful flow throughout the body. Unless of course, there is a break which indicates imbalance. The meridian system is used in herbal therapies, massage, acupuncture, acupressure, meridian tapping, and Shiatsu. Twelve Major Meridians The twelve major meridians correspond to specific human organs. Yin meridians flow upwards while Yang meridians flow downwards. Pathways corresponding to the Yang organ are often used to treat disorders of its related Yin organ. Chinese Names of the Major Meridians Lung Meridian Arm Tai Yin Lu1 - Lu11 Stomach Meridian Leg Yang Ming St1 - St45 Heart Meridian Arm Shao Yin Ht1 - Ht9 Small Intestine Meridian Arm Tai Yang Si1 - Si19 Bladder Meridian Leg Tai Yang Kidney Bl1 - Bl67 Kidney Meridian Leg Shao Yin Kidney K1 - K19 Pericardium Meridian Arm Jue Yin Pc1 - Pc9 Triple Burner Meridian Arm Shao Yang Sj1 - Sj23 Gall Bladder Meridian Leg Shao Yang Gb1 1 Gb44 Spleen Meridian Leg Tai Yin Sp1 - Sp21 Liver Meridian Leg Jue Yin Lr1 - Lr14 Large Intestine Meridian Arm Yang Ming Li1 - Li20 Sources The Fifteen Luo (Connecting) Points / Excerpts from the book: Acupuncture, Meridian Theory and Acupuncture Points Buddha Body / The Master Meridian Check The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Natural Remedies by C. Norman Shealy M.D., Ph.D. The Complete Guide to Natural Healing by Tom Monte and the Editors of National Health Magazine Watsu and the Meridians Disclaimer: The information contained on this site is intended for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis or treatment by a licensed physician. You should seek prompt medical care for any health issues and consult your doctor before using alternative medicine or making a change to your regimen. Cite this Article Format mla apa chicago Your Citation Desy, Phylameana lila. "Meridians Are Energetic Channels Within the Body." Learn Religions, Aug. 26, 2020, learnreligions.com/what-are-meridians-1724844. Desy, Phylameana lila. (2020, August 26). Meridians Are Energetic Channels Within the Body. Retrieved from https://www.learnreligions.com/what-are-meridians-1724844 Desy, Phylameana lila. "Meridians Are Energetic Channels Within the Body." Learn Religions. https://www.learnreligions.com/what-are-meridians-1724844 (accessed June 13, 2021). copy citation History and Healing Uses of Chinese Exercise Balls Holistic Healing Tools of the Trade Ancient Healing Approach: Drum Therapy Healing Amulets, Talismans, and Fetishes Holistic Healing Vs. Alternative Medicine Energy Treatments Given Over Long Distance Ten Step Meridian Tapping Sequence Medicine Wheel - Sacred Hoop 4 Spirit Keepers of the Native American Medicine Wheel The Tridoshas in Ayurveda: Vatha, Pitta, and Kapha How to Perform Distant Healing What Does the Term "Dis-ease" Mean in Alternative Medicine? The Power of Theta Brainwave to Heal The Healing Power of the Mind and Visualization What Is Spiritual Awareness? What is Hilot?