What are the Meridians?


Three of the most common ways of using meridians to enhance health and well-being are acupuncture, acupressure, and Reiki.

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In the West, acupuncture and acupressure are the most familiar forms of meridian therapy. Reiki has grown in interest and popularity since it was introduced to the West from Japan after World War II. Each healing method used the meridians, 14 different energy centers of the body, but in different ways.

With acupuncture, thin metal needs are used to balance, stimulate, or adjust the energy within the meridian. With acupressure, a finger, knuckle, or soft but firm object like the eraser at the end of a pencil is used to target each meridian and get the energy to unblock and flow.

Reiki, pronounced RAY-key, means spiritual energy. It is commonly translated as universal life force energy. All meridian therapies try to increase, balance, and move around the ki or qi, (pronounced CHEE), or vital energy that keeps us alive and healthy.
If the qi stops flowing, however, disease, that is, dis-ease, can result. Reiki is commonly called hands-on healing, laying hands on the body in certain positions to balance the meridians.

However, this is not strictly accurate because Level 2 and master reiki practitioners don’t even have to use touch. They can also hover their hands over the meridians and do distance healing.

The meridians
There are two systems of channels or meridians, the primary and the secondary meridians. Reiki mostly focuses on the 12 primary meridians because they affect the internal organs for health and healing, whereas the secondary doesn’t.

There are 12 pairs of primary meridians

1. Lungs
2. Colon
3. Stomach
4. Spleen
5. Heart
6. Intestines
7. Urinary bladder
8. Kidneys
9. Pericardium
10. Gallbladder
11. Liver
12. Triple burner

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