Meridian Time Flow: This special arrangement of the Twelve Major Meridians allows for the body to function in a clock-like manner. The qi in the meridians flow according to a kind of circadian cycle, based on the time of day. Because of the connection between the meridian and the Zang-fu, this cycle can be used to pinpoint and treat illnesses.
Like with all yin-yang pairs, each of the Twelve Main Meridians exists as a connecting pair that establishes an internal-external relationship with the Zangand fu organs. Each arm meridian has a leg meridian counterpart. These meridians also affect each other’s Zang-fu pairing. For example, illness of the heart or its meridian is treated through healing via the meridian points of the kidney.
The Twelve Major Meridians exists as a yin-yang pair.
Meridians and Acupuncture: The knowledge of the relationship between the meridians and Zang-fu sets the basis for understanding how the different healing modalities in Traditional Chinese Medicine function. This is especially true of acupuncture, which focuses on restoring the proper flow of qi in the meridians using needles. In the next article, we will discuss in greater detail how acupuncture functions.