Linda explains what energy is according to Eastern medicine

Part 1 of Linda's Holistic mini-course

What is energy?

TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) originates from Asia and have existed for thousands of years. It consists of various types of treatment such as; acupressure, acupuncture and herbal medicine.The doctrine about acupuncture have existed in China for over 5.000 years and the first book about acupuncture is written almost 2.000 years ago..

TCM is a system with many principles and concepts.

The most important of all concepts is the holistic view, which means taking into account the whole person: body and psyche, and the individual's surrounding environment and health history. This affects a person's condition and health. Health problems and pain are perceived as imbalances and blockages of the energy flow in the body's energy pathways, the so-called meridians. Through needles, pressure treatment and diet, the body's balance is restored.

  • Pains, depressions, swellings and other unpleasant symptoms are the body's way of signaling that it is in a stressful situation.

  • If you only treat symptoms, you do not get down to the underlying causes of the imbalance.

  • Acupuncture is clinically documented and used by professional therapists and in hospitals. In Sweden, every third practicing doctor uses acupuncture today.

The energy flows through our body through a conduction system called meridians, which has a deep process through the 12 internal organs and an external one between the skin and muscles.

Each organ has its own meridian. 6 yin and 6 yang meridians.
Along the meridians there are points with extra high energetic density - this is where you treat with needles or pressure. 
There are 361 meridian points in total.

Here you can learn more about which energy comes from where and in the next blog post you will learn practical points so that you can treat stress, headaches, hormonal imbalance and pain yourself.