ENERGY & POWER:
Human beings and other living things are capable of self-healing in the cycle of life.
This cycle is governed by universal laws, which are discovered and utilized by human beings to fulfill their purposes. These laws are physical, mental, emotional, chemical and spiritual. All the laws work together and do not contradict another.
YIN/YAN ENERGY FLOW
In oriental medical philosophy we learn that there is energy that is magnetic. Consisting of a north pole and a south pole, this energy is expressed in the body as positive and negative polarities. The positive power is called YANG, or male, and the negative is called YIN, or female .The Yin energy flows, in general, from the feet toward the head and the Yang from the head toward the feet. The body as a whole and in its subdivisions has both positive within the negative, and negative within the positive.
Energy or life force is called “ Chi” in Chinese, “Ki” in Japanese, while others interpret it as a “ universal energy”.
Acupressure vessels, or meridians,, are located throughout the body. They are the pathways of the positive and negative energy that carry on some of the communications between the parts of the human being. These meridians have been measured and mapped by modern technological methods- electronically, thermally, and radioactively. With practice and awareness, they can be felt.
Specific acupuncture points exist along the meridians. These points are electro-magnetic in character and consist of small palpable spots that can be located by hand, with micro-electrical voltage meters and with muscle testing. These points form connections between the positive and negative meridians and functions of the body, including the internal organs and muscles.
The meridian system is comprised of ten organ meridians, two function meridians and two midline meridians, The two function meridians are Circulation-Sex and Triple warmer, both of which are generalized functions of the body. Circulation-Sex,, sometimes referred to as Pericardium, is related to the overall circulation of all body fluids. Triple Warmer is related to temperature regulation, immune response, metabolism, passions and survival response.
The two-midline systems are Central and Governing. Central Meridian flows from the pubic bone up the center of the body to lower lip. Governing flows from the tailbone up the spine, over the top of the head to the upper lip. These do not fluctuate with the body’s 24- hour cycle, unlike the other 12 meridians.. * TFH
They are more akin to storage batteries for the meridian energies and deal with energy entering and leaving the body.
Meridians are named for the life function, which they are associated. In most cases, the meridian name is the same as that of the name of a gross organ with which we are familiar. When we test a muscle and it unlocks, it does not mean there’s damage to the physical organ. We cannot say a weak muscle equals a weak organ; we can only note that a portion of the meridian energy flow is blocked or constricted.
THE MERIDIAN CYCLE
Meridians are classified as YIN or YANG on the basis of the direction in which they flow on the surface of the body. Meridians interconnect deep within the torso, but we work with the part that is on the surface and is accessible to touch techniques. Yang energy flows from the sun and these meridians run from the fingers to the face, or from the face to the feet. Yin energy, from the earth, flows from the feet to the torso, and from the torso along the inside “YIN-SIDE” of the arms to the fingertips.
Since the meridian cycle is a continuous, unbroken pathway, energy flows in one definite direction, from one meridian to another, in a well –determined order. Throughout the course of the day and night, each meridian reaches a peak of energy, one after another, in the same order.
When this energy flow is unrestricted, the body harmonizes the flow to optimize body functioning.
Sometimes, however, the life we lead and the abuses we heap upon our bodies cause stress. This stress may be intense or so constant that, in effect, it “overloads” the circuit.
The ‘ circuit breaker” pops and needs to be reset before energy can flow properly once again..
The indicator of whether or not this has occurred is the muscle test. If a muscle seems weak, we can go to certain spots on the body and press or hold to reset the circuit and restore proper flow.
This restoration of flow is immediately indicated by a strengthening of the muscle.
Since there is no beginning and no end to this flow, we represent the order of the meridians as a wheel, or a 24-hour clock.
As we go around this wheel, following the meridians lines, the flows follow this order on the body:
FROM FACE to FEET / ALONG OUTSIDE OF LEG-YANG
FROM FEET to TORSO/ ALONG THE INSIDE OF THE LEG-YIN
FROM TORSO to FINGERTIP/ALONG THE INSIDE OF THE ARM-YIN
FROM FINGERTIP to FACE/ALONG THE OUTSIDE.BACK OF ARM-YANG.
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