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Acupuncture Santa Maria CA

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Chung's acupunture
(805) 938-5577
1145 E Clark Ave
Santa Maria, CA
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Acupuncturist, Osteopath (DO)

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Kandel Herb Lac Omd
(805) 922-4490
225 E Mill St
Santa Maria, CA
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Acupuncturist, Massage Practitioner

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Acupuncture Family and Herbs
(805) 614-5070
615 S Broadway
Santa Maria, CA
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Acupuncturist

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Holistic Health Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center
(805) 922-8361
1414 S Miller St Ste 5
Santa Maria, CA
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Acupuncturist, Massage Practitioner

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East West Health Center
(805) 736-0051
601 E Ocean Ave Ste 22
Lompoc, CA
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Acupuncturist, Massage Practitioner, Yoga Instructor

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Unified Center For Martial Arts
(805) 614-4855
1766 S Broadway
Santa Maria, CA
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Acupuncturist

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Chinese Acupuncture
(805) 928-8076
1010 S Broadway
Santa Maria, CA
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Acupuncturist, Herbalist

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Acuherb -Ying
(805) 928-8358
216 W Main St
Santa Maria, CA
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Acupuncturist

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Vear Linda Lac
(805) 737-4484
205 N H St
Lompoc, CA
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Acupuncturist

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Elements of Health
(805) 481-1035
125 Nelson St
Arroyo Grande, CA
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Acupuncturist, Massage Practitioner

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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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