In Traditional Chinese Medicine, energy continuously circulates or travels through the human body via twelve primary energy pathways or meridians. “Dis-ease” or problems develop when imbalances occur in these energy flows, with areas of too much(excess) or too little(deficient) energy.
Chinese medicine tongue and pulse diagnosis can be helpful to determine the energy balance in the meridians. Ideally, the body is in energetic balance or equilibrium with the proper movement of Qi energy.
There are various methods to re-balance these meridian energy flows and bring them into harmony with each other, including:-
- Acupuncture inserts needles into various points that lie along the meridians
- Acupressure applies pressure to regulate Qi energy
- Electro-acupuncture uses a weak electrical current
- Tracing the line of a meridian, with one or two fingers held closely together