normal circumstances the etheric body
with the physical body. This etheric body
is a holographic energy template of the
physical body. Within this etheric energy
body or map is the master information or
guide for the cellular growth of the
structure of the physical body.
Total information on the growth
of the fetus plus the growth and repair
of the adult human lies within this etheric
body. The interface between the etheric
body and the physical body is provided by
channels of energy exchange that allow the
flow of energetic information to move system
The ancient Chinese acupuncture
meridian system has been studied in the
West now to better understand this
These acupuncture points on the human body
are points on an unseen meridian that runs
deep within the tissues and organs
the physical body.
Through these meridians flows
the life force or chi � an invisible
nutritious energy. From outside the physical
body, this chi (also known as qi, ki, or
prana) enters the acupuncture points and
flows deep within the physical body to
life giving energy of a subtle nature. There
are twelve pairs of meridians that are
to specific organ systems deep within the
It is essential that the flow
of this subtle energy be free and of full
force. When this energy is blocked
or diminished dysfunction within the organ
systems innervated will result.
Thus, balance and harmony
on the etheric level result in balance,
harmony, and optimal health on the physical
level. Imbalance and dis-harmony on the
etheric level results in various states
of dis-ease on the physical.
The West accepts the use of
acupuncture treatment for pain more easily
than it does the basic concepts of the
energy of the life force interface. The
work of many researchers illustrates this
concept. See the work of Bong Han Kim,
de Vernejoul, Dr. Harold Burr, Dr. Shafica
Karagulla, and Dumitrescu among others.
Similarly, the ancient works
of the Indian yogis describe the chakra
energy system of the subtle body. These
chakras like the acupuncture meridians can
now be measured and validated by using the
latest subtle-energy technologies in Western
There are at least seven and
some say twelve major chakras (wheels in
the Sanskrit language) in the physical body.
There are many minor chakras totaling about
360 major and minor.
These energy centers or chakras
serve as transformers. They accept energy
of a higher frequency and reduce it to a
lower frequency, which is then transformed
into hormonal, physiological, and cellular
changes within the body.
These chakras are connected
to each other and to parts of the physical
cellular structure by the nadis or fine
channels of subtle energy. Within the subtle
anatomy of the human body there are up to
72,000 nadis, or etheric channels of energy.
These nadis are also interwoven with the
physical nervous system.
Dysfunction of the chakras,
therefore, translates into dysfunction of
the nature and quality of nerve transmission
in the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral
nerves. This dys-function, dis-harmony,
or imbalance at the energy level of the
chakras, therefore, causes various states
of dis-ease in the nervous system of the
body. Then further pathological results
exhibit in the physiological systems and
the parts of the endocrine system affected
by each of the chakras.
Thus, balance and harmony
are essential on the etheric level �
on the higher frequency levels of energy
in order to maintain optimal functioning
and optimal health on the denser physical
Balance at the level of the
chakras and the acupuncture meridians of
the energy body and the etheric body
into optimal health in the physical body.
Imbalance at the etheric or
energy level translates into various states
of disease in the human body.
2007 Gloria Alvino. The author gives
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