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Acupuncture Arcata CA

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Jade Dragon Acupuncture
(707) 822-4300
827 Bayside Rd
Arcata, CA
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Acupuncturist

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Center For Natural Medicine
(707) 822-7400
1460 G St
Arcata, CA
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Acupuncturist

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Full Circle Center For Integrative Medicine
(707) 826-2222
3798 Janes Rd
Arcata, CA
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Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Osteopath (DO), Psychologist

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Prentice Mary Lou L Ac
(707) 443-3466
350 E St
Eureka, CA
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Acupuncturist, Hypnotherapist, Massage Practitioner, Psychologist

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Vodden, Ryan LAc
(707) 444-9446
2107 Harrison Ave
Eureka, CA
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Acupuncturist, Herbalist

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Smith Marlene LAc
(707) 825-8558
34 Sunnybrae Ctr
Arcata, CA
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Acupuncturist

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Ellis Rebecca Lac
(707) 496-3511
940 9th St
Arcata, CA
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Acupuncturist

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Elias Ann CA
(707) 822-2324
739 10th St
Arcata, CA
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Acupuncturist

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Humboldt Acupuncture
(707) 771-9707
123 F ST SUITE F
Eureka, CA
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Acupuncturist, Massage Practitioner

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Leo Salinas MS L.Ac. CMT
(650) 861-5880
199 East Middlefield
Mountain View, CA
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Silicon Valley Acupuncture and Massage - Leo
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Acupuncture

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Acupuncture - Meridians in Acupuncture

Acupuncture

Channels or Meridians in Acupuncture - The invisible Pathways of Qi

Chinese use the term "jing luo" which means, channels, conduit, meridian etc. According to acupuncture, these are the invisible channels through which qi circulates throughout the body. The acupuncture points (or holes as the Chinese term xue is more aptly translated means) are the locations where the qi of the channels rises close to the surface of the body. There are 12 main meridians, six of which are yin and six are yang and numerous minor ones, which form a network of energy channels throughout the body.

In acupuncture, each meridian is related to, and named after, an organ or function, the main ones are: the lung, kidney, gallbladder, stomach, spleen, heart, small intestine, large intestine, gall bladder, urinary bladder, san jiao (three heater) and pericardium (heart protector/ or circulation sex meridian).

There are also 8 extraordinary channels in acupuncture that are considered to be reservoirs supplying qi and blood to the twelve regular channels. These are believed to have a strong connection to the kidney. The meridians are shown in the figures.

Location of the meridians and acupoints (acupuncture points) in the body.

Dotted along these meridians are more than 400 acupuncture points, classified by WHO. (There may be as many as 2000 points in use for different treatments.) These are listed by name, number and the meridian to which they belong.

When Chi flows freely through the meridians, the body is balanced and healthy, but if the energy becomes blocked, stagnated or weakened, it can result in physical, mental or emotional ill health. An imbalance in a person's body can result from inappropriate emotional responses such as: excess anger, over-excitement, self-pity, deep grief and fear. Environmental factors such as cold, damp/hu...

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