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Acupuncture Olympia WA

Local resource for acupuncture in Olympia. Includes detailed information on local business that give access to acupuncture points, nausea reduction, pain relief, infertility treatment, disease prevention, general health promotion and more. Read on for more advice and content on alternative medicine and traditional Chinese medicine.

Mai-Hwa Tjoa
(360) 943-6797
2747 Pacific Ave Se Ste B-19
Olympia, WA
Curt Eschels
(360) 352-5200
1800 Cooper Point Rd. Sw, Bldg 24B
Olympia, WA
Jefferson Spring
(360) 790-1896
222 Kenyon St. Nw
Olympia, WA
Susan Monaco
(360) 943-5570
222 Kenton St., Nw Suite 1
Olympia, WA
Blue Light Acupuncture Clinic
(360) 446-4460
109 Binghampton St W # C
Rainier, WA

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Peter White
(360) 867-9926
113 E. 5Th Ave Se
Olympia, WA
Bing Zhou
(360) 753-7212
1015 W 4Th Ave
Olympia, WA
Ken Smith
(360) 923-0826
1020 5Th Ave. Sw
Olympia, WA
Jana Wiley
(360) 943-0623
1020 5Th Ave Sw
Olympia, WA
Dr. Thomas Basile
(360) 824-5180
5610 Kitsap Way Suite 260
Bremerton, WA
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday Closed
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Acupuncture - Meridians in 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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