In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) meridians are a complex network of fine channels conveying energy and blood throughout the body. There are twelve main meridians and the theory of TCM asserts that the energy circulating through the meridians is known as Chi, but is also referred to as Ki, Qi or Prana. In summary Chi is the energy that gives life. A strong life force will make a being (yes, our pets and all other creatures on earth, have chi and meridians) feel totally alive, alert and present, whilst a weak force or any blockages in Chi can result in sluggishness, fatigue and poor health.
The meridian system is the basis for any reflexology treatment and is also fundamental to acupressure and acupuncture and is found in TCM and Indian Ayurvedic Medicine as well as Japanese, Hebrew, Greek and Bhuddist Medicine. Working the meridian lines and acupressure points found in the feet, legs, hands and arms can be incorporated into a classical reflexology treatment and can have far reaching effects on the whole body. Meridian reflexology can form part of the treatment plan depending on your specific needs.