Our body’s Chi runs through the body’s meridians. I like to call these the body’s energy highway or energy pathways that transport energy to all the different parts of the body. In the same way that blood vessels transport blood around the body, a meridian carries energy. There are 14 main meridians that carry energy throughout the body and various points along these meridians called acupuncture points which can release or redirect energy within the body. These are the spots that an acupuncturist may use needles to redistribute and balance energy. Each meridian is associated with one of the main physiological systems of the body and has a direct impact on how well those systems do or don’t operate. Apart from the “central” and “governing” meridians, each meridian is paired with another and is named after the organ that it supplies energy to i.e. the liver and gallbladder meridian.