Meridian System Within The Body
Meridian system also known as nadis, is a web of channels or pathways that link different areas of the body together. They carry vital life energy, known in different cultures as chi, qi or prana, to all parts of the body.
When the energy in the meridian is flowing free, everything works in harmony and balance and we stay healthy. But if there is imbalance or blockage for some reason, it affects the function of corresponding organ, and the body and spirit as a whole, and result in disease.
There are 12 Major Meridians in the body also called Principal Meridians, that are controlling their corresponding internal organ and the organs around them. There are six yin and six yang meridians which run on each side of the body, one side mirroring the other. They compliment each other and to stay healthy the flow of these two forces has to be in balance.
The yin meridians flow up the body and the yang meridians flow down.
The yin and yang meridians form six pairs:
- Stomach meridian (yang) flows down to the Spleen meridian (yin) flowing up
- Heart meridian (yin) flows up to the Small Intestine meridian (yang) flowing down
- Bladder meridian (yang) flows down to the Kidney meridian (yin) flowing up
- Pericardium meridian (yin) flows up to the Triple Warmer meridian (yang) flowing down
- Gallbladder meridian (yang) flows down to the Liver meridian (yin) flowing up
- Lung meridian (yin) flows up to the Large Intestine meridian (yang) flowing down.
Each meridian also corresponds to an element or season:
Stomach and Spleen – Earth which relates to the time of the Solstice or Equinox,
Lung and Large Intestine – Metal which relates to the season of Autumn,
Heart and Small Intestine, Pericardium and Triple Warmer – Fire which relates to the season of Summer,
Gallbladder and Liver – Wood which relates to the season of Spring,
Bladder and Kidney – Water which relates to the season of Winter.
Each meridian is most active at a certain time of the day or night. The energy of each organ meridian is strongest for 2 hours in specific cycles, completing a 24-hour cycle every day.
Stomach Meridian – strongest between 7AM and 9 AM – main responsibility of this meridian is the digestion of food, extraction of the energy from it and then distribution of that energy to the spleen and intestines. When this meridian is imbalanced we suffer from different digestive issues, abdominal pain, swelling or enlargement, oedema, vomiting. Also sore throat, facial paralysis, upper gum toothache, nose bleeding, and pain along the path of the meridian. It can lead to feeling of worry, nervousness, and a lack of acceptance.
Spleen Meridian – strongest between 9 AM and 11 AM – main responsibility of this meridian is the distribution of nutrients throughout the body. Because of this function it affects muscles and limb tone, controls digestion, and helps regulate the flow of blood within the blood vessels. When this meridian is imbalanced we suffer from problems with spleen and pancreas, abdominal problems like diarrhoea, vomiting, constipation, bloating and jaundice. Also lack of appetite, prolapsed internal organs, tongue problems, weak muscles, general fatigue, and pain and swelling along the path of the meridian. It can also cause brain fog and absent-mindedness.
Heart Meridian – strongest between 11 AM and 1 PM – main responsibility of this meridian is the distribution of blood to all the organs in the body. When the energy in this meridian flows in balance, it allows for joy and bliss. But when this meridian is in imbalance we suffer from heart problems, chest pain, palpitations, shortness of breath, throat dryness, jaundice, dizziness, hot flashes or cold sweats, irritability and insomnia, as well as pain along the path of the meridian. It can lead to psychological problems like anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder.
Small Intestine Meridian – strongest between 1 PM and 3 PM – main responsibility of this meridian is the extraction of nutrients and energy that it has removed from food and distribution of it throughout the body. When this meridian is in imbalance we suffer from poor circulation, weakness in the legs, always feeling cold, swollen lymph glands, sore or stiff shoulders, acne, abdominal pain, poor digestion, stomach distention, sore throat, facial swelling or paralysis, deafness, and discomfort along the path of the meridian.
Bladder Meridian – strongest between 3 PM and 5 PM – main responsibility of this meridian is the elimination of liquid waste from the body. When this meridian is in imbalance we suffer from all urinary diseases, bladder problems, headaches, stiffness in the neck and shoulders, back pain, and pain along the back of the legs. Emotionally the imbalance causes feelings of anger and an inability to express emotions.
Kidney Meridian – strongest between 5 PM and 7 PM – main responsibility of this meridian is the storage of sexual energy and because of that, the regulation of the growth and development of the reproductive system. Additionally also the production of bone marrow and blood. When this meridian is in imbalance we suffer from kidney problems, genital-urinary disorders, lung problems, dry tongue, lumbago, oedema, constipation, diarrhoea, backaches, asthma, tinnitus, and pain as well as weakness along the path of the meridian. Emotionally the kidney meridian controls willpower, determination, and the ability to cope.
Pericardium (Circulation/Sex) Meridian – strongest between 7 PM and 9 PM – main responsibility of this meridian is the protection and lubrication of the heart as well as the circulation of energy throughout the body. Also extraction of the excess energy from around the heart to prevent the heart from becoming over-energised. When this meridian is in imbalance we suffer from poor circulation, angina, palpitation, diseases of the sexual glands and organs, irritability, and pain along the path of the meridian.
Triple Warmer Meridian – strongest between 9 PM and 11 PM – main responsibility of this meridian is to control the body as a whole by taking care of metabolism, heat and moisture balance, and body temperature. When this meridian is in imbalance it affects also the whole body and we suffer from diseases of the thyroid and adrenal glands, ear problems, sore throat, abdominal distention, oedema, swelling of cheek, and pain along the path of the meridian. If there is an issue with any organ in the body it is in some way related to an imbalance in the triple warmer meridian.
Gallbladder Meridian – strongest between 11 PM and 1 AM – main responsibility of this meridian is the storage and removal of bile produced by the liver. When this meridian is in imbalance we suffer from gall bladder problems, bloating, liver pain, ear diseases, migraine, hip problems, yellow discoloration on the tongue, skin, and in the urine, dizziness, and pain along the path of the meridian.
Liver Meridian – strongest between 1 AM and 3 AM – main responsibility of this meridian is storage and regulation of the flow of energy throughout the body as well as female sexual cycle and menstruation, and the flexibility of tendons and ligaments. When this meridian is in imbalance we suffer from liver problems, lumbago, vomiting, hernia, urination problems, low abdominal pain, menstrual disorders like PMS, dry skin, jaundice, dry eyes, blurred vision, vertigo, stiff joints, headaches, and pain along the oath of the meridian. Emotionally the imbalance leads to anger, irritability, depression, and lack of control and emotional flexibility.
Lung Meridian – strongest between 3 AM and 5 AM – main responsibility of this meridian is respiration and the intake of energy. When this meridian is in imbalance the body becomes susceptible to viral and bacterial infections, and perspiration and inflammation issues in the upper parts of the body. It causes respiratory diseases, problems with olfactory organs, sore throat, cough, common cold, pain in the shoulder, adverse skin conditions, and pain and discomfort along the path of the meridian.
Large Intestine Meridian – strongest between 5 AM and 7 AM – main responsibility of this meridian is the process and then the extraction of water from waste material. When this meridian is in imbalance we suffer from all abdominal pains, constipation, diarrhoea, sore throat, toothache in the lower gum, nasal discharge and bleeding, and pain along the path of the meridian. Emotionally the imbalance here result in difficulty with holding on or letting go.
On a physical level the meridians collectively form a network within which the physical body functions. But they also create a communication between the material and the more subtle energetic bodies. The key to live happy and healthy life is to keep balance in the flow of energy throughout the body.
Beata was born and grew up in Poland. At the age of 21 she moved to Germany and then eight years later to the UK. She is a passionate entrepreneur driven by burning desire to raise awareness about what we are truly capable of as humans and together with like-minded people, create a better sustainable world for the future generations. She is a mother to two beautiful girls, identical twins Atiya and Caira and wife to Sebastian. She is a Holistic Therapist and Kundalini Yoga practitioner. She is intensively learning and implementing healthy nutrition and natural healing in her family life with great success. She loves travelling and exploring new cultures and meeting new people, fascinated by the diversity and beauty in the world. She thrives from her digital lifestyle and earning money online through affiliate marketing and is extremely dedicated to inspire others to make their dream come true too.