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  • Points and meridians in acupuncture

  • The energy of qi circulates through our body, moving through a complex network of channels called meridians (the name of French origin is used in Western medicine but not in Chinese) or meridians. Channels usually run along the body, parallel to the upper and lower extremities (just like the meridians crossing the Earth). They extract branches that connect acupuncture points on the surface of the body with specific organs.

  • Meridians can be divided into two types. The main ones are connected to specific internal organs and their names are derived from them (e.g. the channel connecting to the heart is called the meridian of the heart, etc.). Traditional Chinese Medicine classifies internal organs as Zang (full in which qi energy is stored) and Fu (these produce qi). Main meridians appear on the right and left side of the body, like mirror images. There are twelve and they have two "parts". On the outside there are acupuncture points (from 9 to 67), while the inner part connects the organs with others, forming branches and networks. This fact allows the treatment of several organs, puncturing points on one channel.

  • But speaking more vividly. Thick fibers, through which impulses run faster, send sensory, tactile and thermal stimuli. Thin fibers are responsible for transmitting pain impulses. So when, for example, we pinch someone or hit and at the same time puncture the appropriate acupuncture point, we will trigger a micro race between pain impulses (pinching) and sensory induced puncture. The latter, transmitted through thicker fibers, reach the spinal cord faster. With priority, they block the corresponding core segments. The pain impulse that arrives later is therefore ignored.

  • Eight additional meridians do not connect directly to internal organs, they also do not have acupuncture points except for the mid-posterior and mid-anterior ones, which connect to the main ones. Their tasks are to regulate the excess or deficiency of yin and yang energy in the main meridians. The other six meridians have no practical application.

  • Chinese medicine talks about 670 active acupuncture points (other names are Chinese or biologically active points). These points are the most important element on which the treatment is based. By stimulating them (puncturing, oppressing or welding) we are able to restore disturbed circulation of qi in the body.

  • The acupuncture point somehow connects the inside of the body with the outside world. A sick organ sends impulses to the outside through an acupuncture point, but also by acting from outside we can influence the organ. Through points, organs also take in from the outside the energy necessary for functioning.

  • Numerous studies in recent years confirm that the points have the same position in all people (with small, individual deviations). They are usually between 2 and 5 millimeters in diameter, although they may expand when disease passes. The way to distinguish an acupuncture point from a regular piece of skin is a symptom called de qi, which involves experiencing puncture sensations that the patient experiences only when the point is stimulated.

  • Chinese medicine divides points into several types. Stimulating points increase the flow of qi energy, while calming points reduce the flow. The sources guard the harmonious flow of qi between stimulating and calming points. All three work on the whole meridian. Luo points balance the work of two meridians yin and yang. Anterior compliance points indicate the occurrence of a disease in a given organ (then they become enlarged and hurt). There are 12 posterior compliance points, they are located on the back and lie above the related organs. Therefore, special attention is paid to them during a specific organ disease.

  • Based on: H. Operator, Acupuncture treatment.

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    Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

    A diagnostic and therapeutic method known for millennia with high efficiency and even greater safety of use.

  • Doctors practicing this medicine are the best clinical practitioners in the world of many ailments and diseases especially in the aspect of civilization diseases.

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    Tibetan-Mongolian (TMM)

    Traditional Medicine
    Tibetan-Mongolian (TMM)

    Doctors practicing this medicine are the best clinical practitioners in the world of many ailments and diseases especially in the aspect of civilization diseases.

  • The attending physician is a high-class specialist Prof. Enji - internist and clinical professor of traditional medicine and acupuncture.

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    Classical medicine - internal medicine

    The attending physician is a high-class specialist Prof. Enji - internist and clinical professor of traditional medicine and acupuncture.

  • During her work as a doctor, Prof. Enji met most of the Traditional Medical Systems including Japanese acupuncture and Far Eastern herbal medicine.

    Eastern Traditional
    Medical Systems (TSM)

    Eastern Traditional
    Medical Systems (TSM)

    During her work as a doctor, Prof. Enji met most of the Traditional Medical Systems including Japanese acupuncture and Far Eastern herbal medicine.

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