SARAH HAUER: Hi. I’m Sarah Hauer. SIG HAUER:
And I’m Sig Hauer, and we’re professional practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine.
SARAH HAUER: We’re here on behalf of Expert Village. SIG HAUER: And welcome to our video.
Well, having [PH] Ellen on the table here, it’s a good time to talk about some of the
meridians that we use in acupuncture treatment. The meridians are channels of energy. Much
like blood flows through the blood vessels, energy flows through these meridians. And
you can’t cut a body open and see these meridians, unfortunately, but over millennia of observations,
it’s been determined where these meridians run, at what points can you access energy
on those meridians, and what kind of effects you’re going to get with those points in those
meridians So, for example here on Ellen, Sarah did–these two points are on the Conception
Vessel meridian, which is actually considered an extraordinary meridian. It’s not directly
connected to any organ. The 12 main meridians are all directly connected to an organ. For
example, this meridian here and here is the stomach meridian, which does directly connect
with the stomach. And also with this point here, being the front mu point of the large
intestine, directly connects with the large intestine. And the points on the hands that
Sarah did, those are the large intestine meridians. And the large intestine meridians and the
stomach meridians are all–are both considered the yangming meridians in Chinese Medicine.
In ancient texts, they are pretty much considered one continuous meridian, but the stomach meridian
is referred to as the foot yangming; the large intestine meridian is referred to as the hand
yangming.

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