Meridians: Qigong and acupuncture channels

From my experience as a Qi-healer, Qigong instructor and registered acupuncturist for 30 years, knowledge of the body’s acupuncture meridians is very important, simply because without it, healing chronic diseases with acupuncture and Qigong will not be as effective and lasting.

Of course, knowledge of chakras with dantians is also necessary for healing in the form of pranic healing, however, clinically I believe it is not enough. Knowledge and awareness of both the body’s chakras, dantians and meridians especially the eight extraordinary meridians together with subtle energy bodies are needed not only for complete holistic healing but also for self-defense and Self-realization.

The Body’s meridians

Your body’s meridian system is also explained using terms from nature. Acupuncture meridians are viewed as interconnected passageways allowing Qi and body fluids to flow freely and nourish organs and body tissues. The meridians are a system of communication networks that connect both to internal organs and each other, making the body a unified whole. They also act as a network of communication between the physical and the more subtle energetic bodies of the Wei Qi field (energy bubble). This field of Qi protects the body from the invasion of external pathogens and communicates with, as well as interacts with, the surrounding universal and environmental energy fields.

In Western medical terms, your meridians are analogous to the circulatory system transporting blood and the nervous system transmitting electrical impulses creating a physiological response. Every organ has its own group of meridian systems that connects its internal organ to the surface of the body where acupuncture points are found. These points are utilized as access points to stimulate a systemic response. Sometimes the ebb and flow of Qi in the meridians can become disrupted or blocked leading to organ dysfunction or pain.

“Functional Medicine is a personalized, systems-oriented model that empowers patients and practitioners to achieve the highest expression of health by working in collaboration to address the underlying causes of disease.”
– Institute for Functional Medicine

Functional medicine includes Classical Chinese Medicine – acupuncture, acupressure, herbs and Qigong because it addresses the underlying causes of disease.

Common contributing factors include diet/lifestyle habits, physical or emotional trauma, lack of exercise, and environmental toxins. By choosing acupuncture points on the affected meridian systems the practitioner is able to adjust the Qi flow in the channels and help bring the body back into balance.

According to modern understanding, stimulating acupuncture points has a direct effect on the nervous system, which not only transmits signals along the specific nerves that innervate the point directly, but also emits a variety of biochemicals that influence other cells throughout the entire body.

The nervous system is directly connected to the endocrine (hormonal) system via the hypothalamus in the base of the forebrain. The hypothalamus is in charge of regulating many basic body functions such as sleep, hunger, thirst, sex, and emotional and stress responses. It also controls the pituitary gland which can be viewed as the “master control center” for releasing hormones throughout the endocrine system and influencing the physiology of every body system. This is how Acupuncture works as a complete medical system treating not only acute local injuries, but chronic conditions as well.

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Eight Extraordinary Meridians

  1. Everyone needs more energy; few understand where to find it and how to keep it balanced. It offers a template for a dynamic, flexible, grounded, and continuously flowing Energy Body.
  2. These 8 channels are the deep pathways the 5 inner “body spirits” of our heart-mind (“xin”) use to energetically manage our biology, our psychology, and our spirituality.
  3. It functionally integrates the Qi flow between our inner self and our outer self/world. The Macro orbit creates a wonderful feeling of deeper harmony with all that is around us.
  4. Since the healing with the 8 extraordinary vessels occurs at a deeper level, it dissolves chronic diseases that are hard to cure, and stubborn mental-emotional patterns that do not respond to standard medical or psychological techniques.
  5. It is because the 8 extraordinary vessels are deep meridians, mostly below the skin level, thus not easily accessible to acupuncture. These 8 deep ‘reservoirs and canals’ feed the 12 superficial (vital organ) meridians. If the 8 deep channels are balanced, all 12 of the regular channels will automatically self-balance.

    Private studies show that 8 extraordinary vessel treatments work faster and have a higher success rate of healing than regular 12-meridian acupuncture by clearing internal blockages.

Excerpts from Oneness with Shiva book by Acharya Ricardo B Serrano.

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IMPORTANT NOTE by Ricardo B Serrano, R.Ac.: For maximum healing results, I would recommend an integration of acupuncture, acupressure, herbs, Qigong (both internal and external) – the four pillars of Classical Chinese medicine and Qigong Healing Method.

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First published September 1, 2014 ©

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