What Are Meridians?

You will undoubtedly have heard of meridians if you are researching energy healing and some spiritual practices. Depending on the practice’s viewpoint, there are many different ideas of what meridians are, how they function, and how to work with them.

Understanding meridians can be confusing because of this. To understand what meridians are, you must remove practice viewpoints and look at the basic understanding.

Keep reading to learn:

What Are Meridians?

Meridians are energy pathways in your etheric energy body that sit within and permeate your physical body. Meridians are super energy highways that transport energy along an energetic distribution network in your body to where they may be required.

Unlike other energy bodies, the meridians do not tend to move or operate outside the etheric and physical body.

You receive energy through the chakras and aura. These energy bodies take energy from around you and bring it to you.

Once the energies reach the etheric body, which permeates the physical body, the meridians transport these energies to where they are most needed, such as specific organs.

The primary meridians typically correspond with the organ systems. Each of the major organs can be accessed via a particular meridian, with the aim of improving overall health.

This continuous flow of energy is distributed throughout the human body, along the main meridians and the smaller meridian lines to the internal organs, central nervous system, blood vessels, etc.

The flow of qi energy (vital energy or life force energy) is distributed throughout the body in a structured way. This means that specific locations in the meridian system can be accessed to stimulate particular outcomes.

These points are used in acupuncture treatments, where fine needles control the flow of energy at a specific point of the acupuncture meridians.

In addition, you can also stimulate energetic outcomes by acupressure (applying pressure) at the corresponding meridian. When using acupressure, the points are called acupressure points.

Meridians, especially in the context of acupuncture, are part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). However, there has been a gradual welcoming of these techniques into western medicine. Some hospitals provide acupuncture and acupressure as additional support to some treatments, especially for stress reduction.

Meridian Blockages

Only positive and vital energies will be brought in in an ideal situation and then distributed by your meridians. However, sometimes, non-serving external energies may be brought in and circulated.

These non-serving energies may cause blockages or cause the meridians to become sluggish. When meridians distribute energies slowly, they no longer operate optimally, resulting in significantly reduced circulated energy in your body. Reduced energy flow may result in you feeling drained energetically.

Meridians can also become sluggish when internal non-serving energies, such as non-serving emotional energy, begin concentrating in the meridians. This can especially be seen around the liver and gall bladder area (liver meridian), where there is a tendency for emotional energies to collect and become stuck. This may cause the meridians in that area to become sluggish, which may reduce energetic levels.

Like all energy bodies, meridians may become unbalanced due to energies within them, structural issues, and blockages. However, this tends to happen with meridians on a more localized scale due to how they channel energies around our etheric and physical body.

It may be helpful to imagine that meridians are like rivers. Small tributaries meet up and flow into more significant streams, which may flow into rivers. These rivers criss-cross the landscape carrying life-giving water.

Now and then, there may be a restriction in the river that causes the water to dam up behind it. This causes excess water to build up behind the blockage, and in front of the dam, there may be very little water due to the barrier.

Energetically in meridians, this blockage may cause an imbalance in energies. Depending on where the blockage may be in the body’s meridians, you may find a build-up of energy or depletion of energy.

Therefore, it may result in different symptoms depending on where it is in the body. The severity of the symptoms may also be influenced if the blockage is in one of the major meridians or smaller individual meridians or energy channels.

Energy Healing And Meridians

Energy healing is a beautiful way to help maintain healthy meridians and ensure meridian blockages are removed and reduced. Attunements, in particular, are helpful energy healing tools that may be particularly useful in working with the basic structural components of the meridian system.

When working with attunements and any energy healing techniques, you should aim to clear negative energies, strengthen the energy bodies, and ideally bring in positive energies or raise the vibration of the energies.

This is the ideal way to work with your body’s meridians daily for long-term energetic, positive maintenance. The meridian pathways typically respond very well to energy healing, enhancing the meridians function and distribution of energies in the network of pathways.

As the meridian network touches on almost all parts of the entire body, working on the energies of the meridians may benefit the whole body. This is one energy-healing technique that, with a bit of practice, may give quick energy-clearing results and bring back energetic balance and harmony. Working with the main channels of the meridians should not be overlooked.

The healthy maintenance of your meridians is essential for overall well-being and vitality. The Meridian Maintenance Attunement aims to provide useful tools for the healthy functioning of your meridians. This attunement is an ideal addition to your daily energy healing practices to maintain healthy meridians.

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