In Chinese medicine, a majority of the acupuncture channels originate from the various organs in your body. Therefore, they are given the name of the organ which they come from. So you have a Stomach channel, a Liver channel, a Bladder channel, Heart channel, etc. Various acupuncture points are found along these acupuncture channels.
Acupuncture channels follow a specific pathway through your body, that is why I can treat Lung problems by putting an acupuncture needle down on your forearm because the Lung channel starts from your lung and goes out across your chest, down your arm and ends at your thumb. I don’t have to put needles over your chest to treat your lungs.
Note: You may also hear acupuncture channels referred to as acupuncture meridians. They are the same thing.
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