Meridian Points – The Traditional Chinese Medicine Way of Healing

There are meridian points that run along parts of your body. These meridians contain a flow of energy within them. This concept is from Chinese medicine and is similar to acupuncture and acupressure, in which these meridian points are tapped.

The tapping is intended to restore balance and resolve any issue with energy blockage, which is believed to be the cause of physical and emotional pain.

According to traditional Chinese medicine theory, blocks or imbalances in the flow of energy lead to ill health. The interesting thing about traditional Chinese medicine is, they matched colours with emotions, and they also allocated each organ with a specific emotion.

Liver – often associated with stress
Heart – Associated with love and happiness
Stomach – worry, anxiety and stress
Lung – Greif and sadness
Kidney – Fear

In the Ayurvedic system, apart from yoga being used as a tool for self-realisation, or enlightenment, it can also achieve a balance of the body’s energy, or prana, by clearing blockages that may have gathered in the body overtime.

When the mind has been unable to process things correctly, unresolved emotions can get stored in the body. Once they become stored in the body, they can condition the body into feeling a certain way. So, what began as a thought in your mind, becomes energy in your body.

A thought can come and go very quickly in the mind. Emotions are different, however. Its our nervous system that creates these thoughts and, the very beginning of thes emotions. Once the brain decides what emotion it wants, the pituitary gland starts a process with its endocrine system counterparts, to release hormones and peptides throughout the body.

These hormones and peptides released by the endocrine system contain molecules that relate to the thoughts that began in the mind. If you were having fearful thoughts, these molecules most likely make up things like cortisol or adrenaline.

These things impact the body in many ways. If you cant see how, then go and do something that scares you or gets you hyped up and then watch what you body does.

The main meridian points used in EFT –

SS: The Sore Spot – Neurolymphatic point
EB: Beginning of the Eye Brow – Bladder Meridian
SE: Side of the Eye – Gall Bladder Meridian
UE: Under the Eye – Stomach Meridian
UN: Under the Nose – Governing Vessel
Ch: Chin – Central Vessel
CB: Beginning of the Collar Bone – Kidney Meridian
BN: Below Nipple – Liver Meridian
UA: Under the Arm – Spleen Meridian
TH: Top of the Head – Governing Vessel
Th: Thumb- Lung Meridian
IF: Index Finger – Large Intestine Meridian
MF: Middle Finger – Heart Protector
BF: Baby Finger – Heart Meridian
KC: Karate Chop – Small Intestine Meridian