Research, Observations and Results
Red Cell Microscopy
Red blood cells, also called erythrocytes, are the most abundant cell type in the blood. Other major blood components include plasma, white blood cells, and platelets. The primary function of red blood cells is to transport oxygen to body cells and deliver carbon dioxide to the lungs.
A red blood cell has what is known as a biconcave shape. Both sides of the cell's surface curve inward like the interior of a sphere. This shape aids in a red blood cell's ability to maneuver through tiny blood vessels to deliver oxygen to organs and tissues
Meridians of the Body
Meridians of the body is a network of ‘energy channels’. You’ve probably seen an anatomical chart of meridian points in an acupuncturist’s treatment room.
Meridian lines are thought to connect the surface of the body with the internal organs. As long as Qi (energy) can flow through these energy channels in the Goldilocks zone (not too little and not too much), dis-ease can be averted.
Every organ and major region in the body needs energy in order to function. Energy comes from the nutrients we eat in food and from free-flowing blood. There are six pairs of meridians (12 total major meridians), each affecting a corresponding Yin/Yang organ.
Modern research has provided significant proof that acupuncture meridians are visceral. In fact, this research employs several techniques, including MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), infrared imaging, LCD thermal photography, ultrasound and other CT imaging methods.