meridian system

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Part of traditional Chinese medicine which describes a network of energy pathways consisting of 12 meridians that run through the body nourishing and vitalizing the organs and tissues. The theory is that any impediment in this circulation can be removed by inserting needles into specifically defined points on the meridian system and thereby remove pain (which may be of dental origin), and treat certain disorders. See also acupuncture.

Subjects: Dentistry.

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