Researchers at Korea’s Seoul National University (SNU) have confirmed the existence of energy meridians—a network of nodes and channels, the meridians, throughout the body form an integral part of traditional systems of medicine such as acupuncture.

Vital force or chi flows along an advanced network of energy pathways that surround the body and consists of two types of forces: Yin and Yang. A disease is thought to be an obstruction to the energy flow of these channels. The ancient traditions had a deep intuitive understanding of this energetic body and knew that achieving balance in these energies is essential for optimal health.

Recently, researchers have shown proof that these meridians do exist in the human body.

Scientific research on energy meridians

Scientists at SNU have confirmed the existence of what is referred to as the “primo-vascular system,” which they say forms a vital part of the cardiovascular system” They showed that there are new tubular structures inside and outside the blood vessels, on the surface of the blood and lymph vessels and below the skin.

The research showed that the meridian lines were not confined to the skin, but to a specific system of ducts through which fluid flows. This fluid then aggregates to form stem cells.

In addition, in another study published in the Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena, researchers used CT contrast imaging with radiation at both non-acupuncture and acupuncture points. CT scans revealed clear distinctions between the non-acupuncture point and the anatomical acupuncture point structures.

Energy Meridians

Energy Meridians

The relationship between meridians and health

The human body thrives on balance and equilibrium. A balanced flow of energy is essential for maintaining good health and a balanced lifestyle. Acupuncture, which originated in ancient China, is a healing method which stimulates these meridians in order to maintain a balanced flow of energy throughout our body for optimal health and well-being.