What is a Meridian?
Meridians are energy channels. They can be likened to the wiring of a house, or the veins and arteries through which our blood flows, except that they have no discrete physical structure. They run through our physical bodies but they cannot be dissected or found surgically. Meridians are part of the body’s subtle energy anatomy and have no concrete form. Humans are not unique in having meridians - dogs, cats, horses, and all mammals seem to have energy meridians.
Despite their intangible nature, we know that meridians exist because their impact can be felt.
Sedating (weakening) or strengthening the various meridians has a noticeable impact on energy levels, mood and adaptability, health, immunity, thinking and cognition, and more. Some of the meridians are yin and some are yang, and each corresponds to an element and specific emotional tendencies.
Balance The Meridian System:
A main problem in healing is the balancing of the energy flows. Usually, this balancing occurs unrecognised as a by-product of other successful treatments. However, healing can be initiated and accelerated by deliberately treating the meridians with the express purpose of balancing.
A useful method for this is to follow the outline of a meridian (see the Meridian Chart below), with one finger or with several fingers held closely together. Following a meridian in the normal flow direction is strengthening, while tracing in the opposite direction will weaken and sedate the meridian. The results of these tracings may be checked with muscle testing.
Start by energising your hands. If you are experienced in working with energies you may just do that with your imagination, otherwise shake your hands for about ten seconds and during the actual tracing try to feel or imagine feeling energy streaming out of the tips of your fingers. Related meridians on both sides may be traced simultaneously. In repeated tracings move the hands back to the starting-point in a wide sweep to avoid following the meridian in the reverse direction. At the end of each tracement lightly flick the fingers to remove any accumulated negative energy.
The meridian system allows us to understand why many disease symptoms appear in certain body parts when the originating cause is a weak or inflamed organ in another location. The diagrams show only the surface courses of the meridians; inside the body each one is connected to its associated organ. In this way the deranged energy pattern of an organ is easily transmitted to other body parts along the course of the meridian.
Realigning the Meridians, daily, is one of the most valuable ways to ensure your energy flows freely without obstruction. The Meridians, though invisible to most human eyes, travel through all the major organs and muscle groups of the body, removing blockages and revitalize your primary organs. Realigning your Meridians is similar to the dynamic of realigning your spine. You feel an immediate benefit that continues to balance and energize you throughout the day. Studies have show that an imbalance in the Meridians often manifests as an illness in the body.
The Governing and Central Meridians are centrally located on the body, with the Governing Meridian flowing from the tip of your nose over the crown of the head and down the back of the spine. The Central Meridian begins on top of the lip and continues down the center of the front of the body; they are powerful energy pathways. The other twelve of Meridians form a chain and are linked. Each of the twelve, are identified by the organs they serve.
The Twelve Meridians:
1. Heart Meridian
2. Small Intestine Meridian
3. Liver Meridian
4. Gall Bladder Meridian
5. Spleen Meridian
6. Stomach Meridian
7. Lung Meridian
8. Large Intestine Meridian
9. Kidney Meridian
10. Bladder Meridian
11. Pericardium Meridian
12. Triple Warm Merdian
Each of the 12 Merdians is related to the conrresponding organs, that organ function could be restored by balancing the meridian system. Of course, this balance has to be done before the pathological change has been formed.
About Dr. Lu
Dr. Lu completed his medical education and training in China. (The Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Shandong University Medical College respectively) Over 20 years clinic and research experiences in both medical school and hospital, Dr. Lu learned both West Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine including modern medical technology, acupuncture, medicinal herbs, and specializing in neurology. After years practice and accomplishments in China, Dr. Lu was invited as a visiting assistant professor at the University of South Carolina, School of Medicine in 1991. After excellent achievements in research program funded by NIH and NSF, Dr. Lu decided to become a Chiropractic Doctor in order to introduce the Traditional Chinese Medicine to theWestern culture. Obtained Doctor Degree of Chiropractic from Parker College of Chiropractic, Dr. Lu became a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic and board certified Acupuncturist and began his practice in Dallas Texas since then. In 2007 Dr. Lu was voted the best acupuncturist in City of Richardson by Living Magazine. |