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What are Acupuncture Meridians?

Although there’s a lot of information about acupuncture out there, many people still have questions about what acupuncture really is and how it works. More specifically, you may want to know more about acupuncture meridians. What are meridians? What do they do? Can you see them? Are they real? These are some important questions you need answered before you consider acupuncture as a good treatment option for your body.

What are meridians?

Acupuncture meridians are simply energy pathways in your body. You might hear these acupuncture meridians also referred to as Chinese meridians, energy meridians and Chi meridians. Although they are invisible to the human eye, about 5,000 years ago Chinese doctors mapped out meridian lines by feeling and tracing energy lines with their hands. It’s easier to think of these pathways as rivers of flowing energy. The pathways distribute energy to surrounding areas of your body, just like a flowing river provides water to surrounding life.

AcupunctureWhat do they have to do with acupuncture?

Dr. Agoado gives acupuncture treatmentAcupuncture meridians are found throughout your entire body. Points along the meridians act as energy reservoirs because energy can collect and build up at these points over time. This causes a disruption in the flow of energy to your body. It’s said that this blockage can result from experiencing, life’s daily stresses, strong emotions, or trauma. These points can be stimulated through the tiny needles used in acupuncture treatment, as well as pressure. By stimulating these reservoir points, the restricted energy is released and redistributed to the rest of the body. This energy healing technique has been around for thousands of years and is used to treat a variety of conditions.

Should I try acupuncture?

According to Chinese medicine, your health relies on balanced, free-flowing energy throughout your body. Acupuncture can be an ideal alternative to other treatment options. Rather than focusing on one specific condition or pain you’re experiencing, acupuncture focuses on getting to the root cause of your pain. You’ll often find that while it is a wonderful remedy for pain in the neck and back, it can also improve other areas of your life such as stress levels, sleep quality and mood. Many people have great relief from menstrual challenges, infertility, migraines, digestive issues, as well as fibromyalgia.

If you’re considering acupuncture, contact our Parkland office today to schedule an appointment.