Continuing from the last post, Understanding Vibrational Medicine, in this blog, I would like to cover the basic outline of one of the bodies “Life-energy systems” which we refer to as the Acupuncture-Meridian System.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the body has a distribution network that creates a highway for three essential substances to flow throughout the body. This distribution network called the Meridian System looks like a giant web, linking different areas of our body together. Its pathways make up a comprehensive yet complex body map that supplies vital energy to every part of the body. Philosophically, the Meridian System explains how we live, and why we become sick.
“According to the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory of internal medicine, the internal organs play a vital role in the production, transformation and transmission of the three essential substances which sustain life. These are energy, blood and nutritional body fluids. In addition, the internal organs are interconnected with one another through the meridian system, either directly or indirectly. Chinese internal medicine divides the internal organs into two groups of yin and yang. The organs of the lung, spleen, heart, kidney, pericardium and liver are considered yin (female) organs which carry the yin (cool) energy whereas the hollow organs of the large intestine, stomach, small intestine, bladder, triple warmer and gallbladder are considered to be yang (male) organs which carry yang (warm) energy throughout the body. More specifically, each yin organ is connected to its couple yang organ. As the meridian system is responsible for the circulation of the lifeforce between the internal organs as well as through the entire body, when the function of one internal organ is damaged, the function of its couple organ will be affected first and then the function of all other organs will be affected as well. This means that the production and distribution of the other two substances, blood and body fluids, will also be affected.” This is taken from “The Eight Pillars of the Heaven” by Sensei Yula & Becca Mukti.
“The lifeforce is said to come from three primary sources. Part of our chi energy comes from the vital energy reserve that we inherit from our parents. This type of “inherited” life energy is referred to as ancestral chi. The second source of chi is absorbed and produced through the foods we eat. The third source comes directly from the environment. A certain amount of chi is absorbed from our surroundings and taken into the body and the meridian system via the acupuncture points themselves. Acupoints appear to function like tiny energy pores in the skin that absorb this unique environmental subtle energy directly into the meridians, where it is then distributed to the organs of the body.” Vibrational Medicine, Richard Gerber M.D.
From a TCM point of view, illness is a result of the imbalance in the flow of chi energy to the organs of the body. From a life-energy system perspective, life and health are dependent not only upon the proper balance of metabolic, electrical and light energy flow throughout the cells of our bodies, but also upon the proper flow of life energy in the form of chi to our body’s cells and organs. This is a vibrational viewpoint of health.
Our bodies are so miraculous in the way they look after us despite some of the ways we ignore “what we know to support a healthy lifestyle”. The more I have learned about these additional aspects of our body and how it functions, I am taken to another level of awe! Next, I’ll share some highlights of the chakra system to complete this exploration in understanding vibrational medicine.
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