General information about Meridians
What are 'Energy Meridians?'
Energy meridians were first mapped in the human body around 3,500 years' ago by Chinese physicians, who understood that some sort of subtle energy (what we would call the soul) was animating the body.
When the energy was flowing around the body correctly, the person stayed healthy. When the energy was stuck, stagnant, weak or blocked in some way, the person would get sick.
These early practitioners of Chinese medicine mapped the energy flow around the body, and identified 14 main energy 'pathways', which they called meridians. Each meridian was named for the main organ, or physical system, it governed or regulated in the body.
They then developed the systems of acupuncture (using small needles inserted into particular points along each meridian) and acupressure (using light pressure from the fingers on certain points along each meridian) to help energy flow better, and to help release the energetic 'blocks' in the body. From the beginning, Chinese medicine recognised that the energetic blocks in the body were usually caused by the person's negative emotions.
The energy of emotions
Whenever you get sick in some way, your emotions usually contain most of the information you need to work out why that may be happening.
For example, you don't need to be a rocket scientist to know that eating bad food can make you ill. But when you start to work with energy meridians and the underlying emotions, the emphasis shifts away from what the person is actually eating, to finding out why the person is drawn to the bad food in the first place.
What underlying emotion is being repressed, or reacted to unconsciously, when you start reaching for the chips or the chocolate cake? That's where the meridians can really help you to work out what's actually going on, at a profound deep level.
How to use meridians to identify the underlying issues
There are two main ways that you can use meridians to start to build up a more complete picture of your mental and physical health, and how the two are affecting, and affected by, each other:
1) Work back from an existing physical problem or issue
Below, you'll find a JEMI Quick Reference tool that will links particular physical issues to particular meridians. If you already know that you have a physical problem, or a physical weakness in a particular area of your body, you can go straight to the relevant meridian, and see what emotions may be hidden underneath. For example, one-sided migraine headaches, sciatica or gallbladder issues all suggest that something is blocking the gallbladder meridian. The negative emotions that are connected to the gallbladder meridian include anger (at other people), judgementalness and rage.
(This online Guide is dealing with physical ways to unblock the body's energy, and to get negative emotions out of your system. But this is only one part of JEMI's God-based holistic health approach. The other two parts involve:
1) boosting your GodJuice and spiritual connection; and
2) using a number of different tools that work directly at the mental and emotional level.
For more information on how to implement the full mind, body and soul approach to your physical or emotional issue, click HERE to check out JEMI's free online course called 'Talk to God and Fix Your Health'.)
Quick Reference Table: Meridians and their associated physical issues
(click the link, to access the PDF)
Once you know which negative emotional state could be causing your physical illness, the road to real, lasting recovery starts to get much clearer: Deal with the underlying emotion, and nine times out of ten, the physical problem will resolve without any further intervention.
2) Identify the negative emotion, and then associate it with a meridian
If you already know that you have a particular negative emotion or emotional issue that you want to work on, then the second route is to find out what particular energy meridian that emotion is associated with.
Again, JEMI's done the hard work for you, and put together the following Quick Reference tool that shows you which meridians are associated with each main negative emotion,
Meridians and emotions - a quick reference tool (click the link to access the PDF)
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