The concept of meridians arises from techniques of Chinese medicine including acupuncture and acupressure. According to these practices, the body's vital energy or qi circulates through the body along specific interconnected channels called meridians. Disruptions of the body's energy flow is thought to cause emotional and physical illness. To release those disruptions, specific points on the meridians called tsubo are stimulated via needles, pressure or other means.
The aligned water theory of the meridian (TCM) conjectures that meridians are made up of clusters of aligned water clusters in the body that allow ions, light, and sound waves to flow more readily. Aligned water clusters occur where large numbers of water molecules align electrically to form a stable cluster. These have been photographed with an electron microscope by Shui-Yin Lo outside the body, who calls them IE crystals. These aligned water molecules are thought to flow between the cells. They form a chain that completes a circuit around the body. When the water molecules fall out of alignment the body may become less healthy.
- http://www.zhenjiucn.com/jlx.htm Meridian Diagrams in Chinese
- http://www.angelfire.com/folk/vision science of meridians
Last updated: 05-21-2005 01:35:33