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  • n. Plural form of meridian.


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  • Practitioners of acupuncture and students in acupuncture schools discovered that this energy flows along pathways they refer to as meridians; each is connected to the physiological system and an internal organ.

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  • "Well," I says, "I reckon maybe you've got a chance now to find out whereabouts this balloon is, because as like as not that is one of these lines here, that's on the map, that you call meridians of longitude, and we can drop down and look at its number, and --"

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  • Qi flows through the body via channels called meridians.

    Beverley Golden: Acupuncture: When East Meets West

  • Disease is due to an internal imbalance that leads to blockage in the flow of qi, the vital energy that circulates along pathways known as meridians, or energy-carrying channels.

    Staness Jonekos: Acupuncture: A Drug-Free Option for Chronic Pain

  • The most common form of acupuncture is the penetration of the skin by needles at specific points thought to affect the flow of flow of “qi” pronounced “chee”, or vital energy, along passageways called meridians.

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  • First, it is a kind of bioelectrical force that is carried throughout the body by an extensive network of channels called meridians.

    The Way of the Fertile Soul

  • According to yogic theory, there are around 72,000 nadis—known as meridians in the Chinese system—which correspond to the nerves in the physical body.

    The Sivananda Companion To Meditation

  • An element of traditional Chinese medicine, it is used to circulate internal qi, which, according to Chinese medicine, is the vital energy that flows through the body in a system of subtle channels known as meridians.

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  • The needles stimulate invisible lines of energy called meridians which run beneath the skin.


  • The body stores chee in the electrolytes contained in vital bodily fluids essence and transports it through a complex network of invisible channels called meridians.

    The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity


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