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The Chinese, in
the 3rd millennium B.C., posited the existence of a vital energy which they
called Chi (life force, life energy). All matter, animate and inanimate, is
composed of and pervaded with this universal energy.
Same as we need blood
to flow freely through our body's circulatory system we also need Chi to flow
freely through our system of meridians. Simplified one can say that the
meridians are the equivalent of our blood vessels but instead of transporting
blood this system transports Chi or life energy. Sickness can occur when there
is a blockage in the meridians and the Chi no longer can flow freely or when
the yin and yang balance of the Chi is disturbed.
During a Reiki treatment not only the
organs and the energy flow within the body are affected but also the different
bodies of the aura are affected. When using distance healing or the
mental/emotional symbol the aura seems to be more affected than the actual
organs in the body.
two systems of channels or meridians, namely primary and secondary meridians.
Primary meridians pass through internal organs but secondary do not. There are
12 pairs of primary meridians with Chi flowing in continuous circulation
through the following organs: lungs, colon, stomach, spleen, heart, intestines,
urinary bladder, kidneys, pericardium, triple warmer, gall bladder and liver.
The primary meridians are named by the organ they are connected to i.e. lung
meridian, heart meridian etc. Almost all points used in acupuncture and
acupressure are situated along the primary meridians. Please note that just
because the meridians are named according to the organs they pass through it
does not mean that they only correspond to these organs and their functions.
The meridians also consist of complex interrelated systems for the circulation
contains two polar forces, the yin and the yang. When the yin and yang are
balanced, the living system exhibits physical health; when they are unbalanced,
a diseased state results. Overly powerful yang results in excessive organic
activity. Predominate yin makes for insufficient functioning. Either imbalance
results in physical illness. The ancient art of acupuncture and acupressure
focuses on balancing the yin and the yang.
Reiki and the meridians
A Reiki treatment will balance the yin and yang and
facilitate a smooth flow of Chi through the meridian system. Blockages in
meridians can be dissolved by Reiki and help restore the body's healthy flow of