Odisha Swastha Seva Sangha

Meridianology

MERIDIANOLOGY

 

              Although prana is everywhere in the body, it does have certain invisible pathways along which it flows, nourishing the organ and body parts, and harmonising their    activity. These invisible pathways are called the MERIDIAN system. Around 400 points are located along meridians.

 

             There are 12 main meridians and 8 extra meridians. These 12 meridians are bilateral – there is an identical pair on each side of the body. All twelve meridians are related to the 12 main organs in the body, such as the Lung, Large Intestine, Stomach, Spleen, Heart, Small Intestine and so on. Six are more yin (negative/feminine) meridians, with functions more to do with the storage of vital essences of the body. They are the Lungs, Spleen, Heart, Kidneys, Pericardium and Liver. Physically all these yin organs are solid in structure. The other six are more yang (positive/masculine) meridians, with functions more to do with transportation of fluids and food. These are the Large Interline, Stomach, Small interline, Urinary Bladder, Triple Warmer and Gall Bladder. Physically all these yang organs are hollow is structure. Each meridians have a superficial and an internal pathway. The superficial pathways runs over the outer surface (subcutaneous) of the body. All the meridians points are located on the superficial pathway. The internal pathway of the meridian runs deep inside the body and is connected with organs and tissues.

 

             There are also eight extra meridians, one of which runs up the front middle line of the body– Conceptional Vessel, and one of which runs up the spine to the head and face– the Governing Vessel.

 

             In meridianology therapist treat the problems occurring in the organ related to the meridian; problems along the pathway of the meridian and on the areas of influence that each organ or meridian has within the body. For instance, the points along the pathway of lung meridian if treated can cure (a) the problems of Lung; (b) problems along its pathway and (c) on the areas of its influence.

 

THE ORDER OF THE TWELVE REGULAR MERIDIANS

Lung meridian  Large Intestine meridian  Stomach meridian Spleen meridian Heart meridian  Small Intestine meridian  Urinary Bladder meridian  Kidney meridian  Pericardium meridian  Triple Warmer meridian  Gall Bladder meridian  Liver meridian   and Lung meridian………..

 

MERIDIAN
12 Bilateral Regular Meridians 8 Extra Meridians
Lung (Lu)    Governing Vessel (GV)
Large Intestine (Li) Conceptional Vessel (CV)
Stomach (St) Vital Meridian
Spleen (SP) Belt Meridian
Heart (H)    Yang Heel Motility Meridian
Small Intestine (SI)    Yin Heel Motility Meridian
Urinary Bladder (UB)    Yang Regulating Meridian
Kidney (K)    Yin Regulating Meridian
Pericardium (P)  
Triple Warmer (TW)  
Gall Bladder (GB)  
Liver (Liv)  

 

 Regular Meridians

             The three yin meridians of the hand (LU, P, H) travel from the chest to the hand, where they link with the three yang meridians of the hand (Li, TW, Si).

             The three yang meridians of the hand  (Li, Tw, Si) travel from hand to head, where they link with the three yang meridians of the foot (ST, GB, UB).

             The three yang meridians of the foot (ST, GB, UB) travel from the head down to the foot, where they link with the three yin meridians of the foot (SP, K, Liv).

             The three yin meridians of the foot (SP, K, Liv) runs from the foot up to the abdomen and chest, where they link with the three yin (Lu, P, H) meridians of the hand.

             Thus, the twelve regular meridians form an endless cycle, linking, both yin and yang and maintaining the circulation of Prana in the body.