In Chinese Medicine, the meridians of the body are pathways for energy/qi to flow through your body. Good health depends on the smooth flow of qi through these pathways. However, when life gets difficult emotionally or something happens to us physically, these pathways can get blocked. The traffic jams that occur when there is a block can cause all sorts of ailments, from odd sensations and symptoms that aren’t even something most doctors would care about to more serious problems.
With Chinese Medicine, these blocks can be easily cleared and your flowing energy can return. Resistance and stress in the body will also release when the blocks are cleared.
Many blocks have a particular emotional signature signaling that you have a block. Here are some examples of the most common blocks and my silly nicknames for how they feel:
- Weepy Cry Baby Block: You can’t stop crying and don’t know why. This is the example of the a Heart block, which causes a sort of existential crisis… Common questions are: Why am I alive? What am I doing with my life?
- Rock ‘Em, Sock ‘Em Block: You’re angry, quick tempered and frustrated by everything, even when you don’t have a reason to feel this way. This is the result of a Liver block, and you feel like you just want to break through obstacles. Thoughts of blame and “if only” statements are common.
- Protect My Heart Block: Someone said something that hurt your feelings. Now you feel shut down and maybe even want to lash out. This is the result of another kind of Heart block called the Heart Protector or Pericardium (the outer lining of the heart). The Heart Protector’s job is to shut down the heart when people are being mean. When this block clears, the tears finally come.