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and the concept of Meridians (Channels).
What is Acupuncture?
What are the benefits of acupuncture as a complementary
concept of Meridians can be a complex idea.
At a basic level they can be thought of
the channels and pathways that carry Qi
throughout the body and along these pathways
there are acupuncture points which relate
to certain organs of the body.Qi is permeated
throughout the whole body via these meridians
which in some ways can be thought to be
similar to blood vessels (arteries, veins
and capilleries) that carry blood around
the concept is similar, meridians cannot
be identified in a physical sense, like
blood vessels, they are more a concept or
process than anything physical.
Meridians flow within the body and not on
the surface. Within Traditional Chinese
Medicine (TCM) there are charts of the body
showing all the meridian paths. There are
twelve of these main or regular pathways
( they correspond to the Yin and Yang organs).
The meridians exist in corresponding pairs,
six are paired Yin channels and six are
paired Yang channels ( three of each on
the arms and legs ). Along these meridians
over 2000 acupuncture points are identified
and it is by using these points acupuncturists
can maintain and improve the flow of Qi
and balance the Yin and Yang.
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