What Are the Meridians?
The meridians are pathways that orchestrate the flow of Energy or Qi throughout the body. A meridian can be thought of as an irrigation ditch—if the ditch becomes full of debris, the water will become blocked and will not reach its destination. Thus, if the meridians become blocked, Qi will not flow evenly through the body.
The body has twelve primary meridians, or Officials, each of which must work in concert to establish and maintain health.
Each of the Five Elements has its own meridians through which it travels to carry out its work. Along the meridian there are specific acupuncture points.
Each point has unique properties that can be used to influence the whole organism.