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These energies are carried throughout the body along pathways called meridians. These meridians are invisible lines that transport qi evenly to different parts of the body (Kowalski 49-51). An obstruction in a meridian can cause an imbalance of qi (too much yin not enough yang, vice versa), which then in turn leads to illness...
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Fortunately, qi is a moveable force and can be manipulated several different ways including meditation, massage, and of course acupuncture. Acupuncture is used to alter the flow of qi by inserting fine needles into the areas along the meridians where the obstruction of qi occurs, therefore unblocking the meridian and allowing the qi to flow where it is needed (Facklam 30)...
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