Updated: Aug 29, 2020
Meridians are channels of energy flow within the body.
These channels each have specific points along their path that are the points used in Chinese acupuncture. There are approximately 500 points that have been mapped and used for centuries to bring specific improvements in energy flow and human performance.
“In every culture and in every medical tradition before ours, healing was accomplished by moving energy.”
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Biochemist and Nobel Prize Winner.
Kinesiologists use Acupressure (no needles) and other non-invasive techniques to identify and balance energy within these meridians and their associated points.
There are 14 meridians – most of which link to a specific organ or gland in the body.
Therefore, in Western culture, we refer to them by their organ names, such as the lung meridian or the heart meridian.
However, these meridians are all connected, so it is really one large, constant energy flow. By maintaining balance in the flow of the meridians, the body is supported to heal itself and have more energy to function.
Ancient Healing Wisdom - Modern Scientific Research
Recently scientists at Seoul National University confirmed the existence of meridians, which they refer to as the “primo-vascular system.” They say that this system is a crucial part of the cardiovascular system.
Scientists injected a special staining dye which coloured the meridians.
Previously, these meridians have also been measured and mapped by modern technological methods, including: electronically, thermally and radioactively.
How are meridians related to health?
Our bodies need balance. A balanced flow or energy, not too much or too little, is conducive to good health. This is the same in the way we live our lives. Balance is paramount. Just enough food, water and a healthy balanced lifestyle. As the Buddha said: “middle way” or moderation in all things.
We can see this harmony and balance in life, as the balance between the energies of yin and yang – or more simplistically, masculine and feminine – the two opposing and catalyzing energies of the universe.
Our health is vibrant if there is harmony and balance between these two forces in the body. If the balance is disturbed, and the flow of one of these forces becomes greater than the other then illness arises. These forces or energies flow through very definite channels in the body, the meridians, and these are the body’s healing energy pathways.
Kinesiology taps into the body's natural healing power to identify the underlying problem - the energy imbalance.
Kinesiology uses 'muscle monitoring' as a feedback tool to identify stress and energy imbalances and blockages in the body.
If a muscle is tested and tests 'under' or 'over' energy, a kinesiologist will look at 4 factors to bring that muscle and its associated meridian back into balance.
PHYSICAL / STRUCTURAL: e.g. postural, muscular imbalance
NUTRITIONAL / BIOCHEMICAL: e.g. food, hormonal, environmental imbalance
EMOTIONAL: e.g. past, present or future performance stress
ENERGETIC: e.g. dehydration; gait imbalance; brain integration patterns
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