The body Meridians are pathways of qi energy and were discovered centuries ago by the Chinese. They formed the basis for Chinese medicine including acupuncture and have been used for healing on that continent ever since.
It took a long time for the Western World to become familiar with such medicine but these days treatments such as Acupuncture are readily available.
The meridians are invisible channels or pathways forming an energy highway throughout the body along which flows qi (chee) energy. The meridians exist in pairs serving both sides of the body and can be mapped as above. Along the meridians lie the Acupuncture points. It is a selection of these points that are used in TFT.
The chart below shows how the meridians link to the organs of the body and the effects that a good balanced flow has. Also shown are potential effects of blockages in the pathways.
|Meridian||Emotions When Balanced||Emotions When Blocked|
|Central||Success, self-respect||Overwhelmed, shame, failure|
|Governing||Supported, trusting||Unsupported, distrustful, competitive|
|Small Intestine||Joy, appreciated, equality||Sorrow, unappreciated, inferior|
|Triple Warmer||Lightness, harmony, hope||Heaviness, loss of faith, hopelessness|
|Heart||Love, forgiveness, self-worth||Anger, hate, insecure, jealous|
|Circulation-Sex||Relaxation, intimacy, satisfaction||Stubborn, blame, regretful|
|Spleen||Faith in the future, confident||Anxious, mentally rigid, rejected|
|Stomach||Content, tranquil, empathetic||Worried, apprehensive, critical|
|Lung||Tolerant, enthusiastic, humble||Intolerant, depressed, prejudiced|
|Large Intestine||Worthy, willing to let go||Unworthy, unmerciful, retaining the old|
|Bladder||Peace, self-direction, self-control||Restless, needing approval, impatient|
|Kidney||Security, loyalty, creative security||Insecurity, disloyalty, procrastination|
|Gall Bladder||Decisive, loved, free to chose||Indecisive, abandoned, resentment|
|Liver||Happy, content, free to change||Anger, defensive, feeling stuck|