What is Meridian Therapy?
Meridian Therapy is a classical Asian healing art system based on the foundational principles of Chinese Medicine. Its focus is on achieving balance of Qi (energy) through the meridians of the body, without relying on deep insertion of needles (as with traditional Chinese acupuncture). The practitioner determines which meridians are weak or overactive and uses a variety of gentle therapeutic methods to balance them.
Meridian therapy views symptoms and illness as a physical manifestation of an underlying energetic imbalance, and that only by treating this underlying, “root” imbalance can the physical ailments improve or resolve. Thus this type of treatment can provide lasting relief from a variety of ailments.
Types of Meridian Therapy
Applied Kinesiology utilizes muscle testing to determine the imbalance in the meridians. Meridian therapy balancing is accomplished with chiropractic adjusting, fixing inhibited muscles and meridian stimulation. The meridians have an organ-muscle-emotion relationship and by using Chinese medicine, imbalances can be determined and corrected efficiently. Therapeutic methods include red light laser, acupressure, color therapy or tapping to help the body achieve balance.
Japanese Meridian Therapy
Influenced by a school of blind practitioners in Japan, this style emphasizes direct palpation of the Qi in the body through the patient’s pulse, abdomen and meridians. This system does utilize acupuncture needles, though they are of the thinnest variety and used only with very shallow insertions or with non-insertive techniques. Needles are retained for short periods (if at all) as other techniques such as moxibustion and body work are employed throughout the treatment time. A variety of specialized non-insertive metal tools are also used at the surface of the body to stimulate acupuncture points and influence the flow of Qi.
Benefits of Meridian Therapy
These gentle techniques have a calming yet revitalizing effect and are great for adults and children that are needle-phobic or tend to be sensitive/reactive to acupuncture. The experience of the treatment may be subtle but over time can yield deep, profound changes in an individual’s state of health and sense of wellbeing.
Meridian Therapy can support the following conditions:
- Chronic pain
- Digestive disorders
- Anxiety and depression
- Menstrual and menopausal symptoms
- Asthma and allergies