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Meridians Explained

In Traditional Chinese Medicine we work with an entire network of meridians. They can also be described as channels, or pathways that span the entire body, providing blood and nourishment to the entire self. There are 12 major meridians, each characteristic of a distinct viscera. These viscera have a wider area of function and influence than in Western Medicine. Each has a responsibility for maintaining our physical and psychological health. The ability of each organ to accurately distribute quality nourishment is influenced by emotion, season, food, & time of day to name a few. If an organ is weak, there is little energy to move blood or lymph to it’s specific meridian. This results in pain, injury, or stress in the body. Shiatsu can help nourish each organ & meridian with precise placement of pressure, to alleviate stress at any level.