Meridians of the body are undetectable to the naked eye, and yet we couldn’t live without them. They influence every organ and physiological system in the body. They carry energy throughout the body, much in the same way arteries carry blood. This energy is often referred to as chi, qi, or prana.
Meridians of the body are responsible for all the body’s major organ systems: endocrine, nervous, circulatory, immune, respiratory, skeletal, muscular, digestive, and the lymphatic systems. If the energy flowing through a meridian is imbalanced in any way, the system it fuels is jeopardized and disease results.
Through the flow of energy, meridians bring balance to the body. They remove energetic blocks, excesses and imbalances, regulate metabolism, and support cellular health. Their flow is as important as the flow of blood; your life and health rely on both.
There are 12 major meridians in the body:
- Large intestine
- Small intestine
- Pericardium (circulation/sex)
- Triple Warmer
These meridians of the body are in control of not only their corresponding organ, but also additional organs around them. They play a specific and crucial role in the health of the entire system. Energetic imbalances on either side, whether meridians are energy deficient or energy excessive causes problems for the organ systems they regulate. Balance is key in the body and the energy in the meridians is no different.