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Merdian Therapy

Updated: Mar 31, 2022

The meridian system (simplified Chinese: 经络; traditional Chinese: 經絡; pinyin: jīngluò, also called channel network) is a concept in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) about a path through which the life-energy known as "qi" flows.

































Meridian therapy is a traditional Chinese medical practice that's based on restoring optimal energy flow throughout the 12 meridians in your body. Those meridians act as a kind of energy highway within your body. ... Meridian therapy restores your energy flow using gentle and natural hands-on acupressure methods.


12 standard meridians

The 12 standard meridians, also called Principal Meridians, are divided into Yin and Yang groups. The Yin meridians of the arm are Lung, Heart, and Pericardium. The Yang meridians of the arm are Large Intestine, Small Intestine, and Triple Burner. The Yin Meridians of the leg are Spleen, Kidney, and Liver. The Yang meridians of the leg are Stomach, Bladder, and Gall Bladder.

The table below gives a more systematic list of the 12 standard meridians:[5]

Meridian name (Chinese)

Quality of Yin or Yang

Extremity

Organ

Time of Day

Taiyin Lung Channel of Hand (手太阴肺经) or Hand's Major Yin Lung Meridian

Greater Yin (taiyin, 太阴)

Hand (手)

Metal (金)

Lung (肺)

寅; yín; 3 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Shaoyin Heart Channel of Hand (手少阴心经) or Hand's Minor Yin Heart Meridian

Lesser Yin (shaoyin, 少阴)

Hand (手)

Fire (火)

Heart (心)

午; ; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Jueyin Pericardium Channel of Hand (手厥阴心包经) or Hand's Absolute Yin Heart Protector Meridian

Faint Yin (jueyin - 厥阴)

Hand (手)

Fire (火)

Pericardium (心包)

戌; ; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Shaoyang Sanjiao Channel of Hand (手少阳三焦经) or Hand's Minor Yang Triple Burner Meridian

Lesser Yang (shaoyang, 少阳)

Hand (手)

Fire (火)

Triple Burner (三焦)

亥; hài;

9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Taiyang Small Intestine Channel of Hand (手太阳小肠经) or Hand's Major Yang Small Intestine Meridian

Greater Yang (taiyang, 太阳)

Hand (手)

Fire (火)

Small Intestine (小肠)

未; wèi; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Yangming Large Intestine Channel of Hand (手阳明大肠经) or Hand's Yang Supreme Large Intestine Meridian

Yang Bright (yangming, 阳明)

Hand (手)

Metal (金)

Large Intestine (大腸)

卯; mǎo; 5 a.m. to 7 a.m.

Taiyin Spleen Channel of Foot (足太阴脾经) or Foot's Major Yin Spleen Meridian

Greater Yin (taiyin, 太阴)

Foot (足)

Earth (土)

Spleen (脾)

巳; ; 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Shaoyin Kidney Channel of Foot (足少阴肾经) or Foot's Minor Yin Kidney Meridian

Lesser Yin (shaoyin, 少阴)

Foot (足)

Water (水)

Kidney (腎)

酉; yǒu; 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Jueyin Liver Channel of Foot (足厥阴肝经) or Foot's Absolute Yin Liver Meridian

Faint Yin (jueyin, 厥阴)

Foot (足)

Wood (木)

Liver (肝)

丑; chǒu; 1 a.m. to 3 a.m.

Shaoyang Gallbladder Channel of Foot (足少阳胆经) or Foot's Minor Yang Gallbladder Meridian

Lesser Yang (shaoyang, 少阳)

Foot (足)

Wood (木)

子; ; 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Taiyang Bladder Channel of Foot (足太阳膀胱经) or Foot's Major Yang Urinary Bladder Meridian

Greater Yang (taiyang, 太阳)

Foot (足)

Water (水)

Urinary bladder (膀胱)

申; shēn; 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Yangming Stomach Channel of Foot (足阳明胃经) or Foot's Yang Supreme Stomach Meridian

Yang Bright (yangming, 阳明)

Foot (足)

Earth (土)

Stomach (胃)

辰; chén; 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.


Eight extraordinary meridians

The eight extraordinary meridians are of pivotal importance in the study of Qigong, T'ai chi ch'uan and Chinese alchemy. These eight extra meridians differ from the standard twelve organ meridians in that they are considered to be storage vessels or reservoirs of energy and are not associated directly with the Zang Fu, i.e. internal organs. These channels were first systematically referred to in the "Spiritual Axis"

The eight extraordinary vessels are (奇經八脈; qí jīng bā mài):[7]

1. Conception Vessel (Ren Mai) - 任脈; rèn mài

2. Governing Vessel (Du Mai) - 督脈; dū mài

3. Penetrating Vessel (Chong Mai) - 衝脈; chōng mài

4. Girdle Vessel (Dai Mai) - 帶脈; dài mài

5. Yin linking vessel (Yin Wei Mai) - 陰維脈; yīn wéi mài

6. Yang linking vessel (Yang Wei Mai) - 陽維脈; yáng wéi mài

7. Yin Heel Vessel (Yin Qiao Mai) - 陰蹻脈; yīn qiāo mài

8. Yang Heel Vessel (Yang Qiao Mai) - 陽蹻脈; yáng qiāo mài


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