What is a Meridian?

Our bodies have an enormous ability to heal and self-regulate. One of the ways we do this is by utilizing the flow of Qi- our vital life force- within the body. This Qi flows through a system of meridians, which are pathways in the body that are separate from the nervous system or circulatory system with which we are more familiar.

When there is disharmony or "dis- ease" in the body system, we can detect imbalance and restriction in this complex meridian system, and it interferes with the smooth flowing of Qi.

Our bodies give us definite clues about this interference, and by using several techniques such as taking the pulse, observing the tongue, and using palpation of the meridians, we can identify these imbalances and determine appropriate and effective treatments.