Gallbladder removal and Gallbladder Meridian
Remove the Gallbladder, keep the meridian
The gallbladder itself is a physical organ that can be surgically removed.
The Gallbladder meridian is one of 12 energetic pathways, called meridians, in Chinese medicine. Meridians are not removed by surgery because they are purely energetic pathways.
Joint pain and the Gallbladder Meridian
Qi (“chee“) is the energy that travels in the meridians.
Physical manifestations as diverse as ankle, knee, hip, shoulder, jaw, neck, and head pain can all arise from slow-moving “stagnant” Qi in the Gallbladder meridian.
Even though your gallbladder was removed, you may experience pain in these some of these joints as a result of Qi stagnation in the Gallbladder meridian. The good news is that you can relieve that pain by working with the Gallbladder meridian even though you do not have a gallbladder.
The Gallbladder meridian runs along both sides of the body (see image below).
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Due to its physical location, many joints are affected by blocked or slow-moving Gallbladder Qi. The solution to joint pain from this energetic perspective is to get the Qi moving. When the Qi is abundant and flowing, we experience easy, pain-free motion.
I have written many articles about how to use Meridian Massage or Acupressure to relieve painful joints. Almost every article includes a Gallbladder point. Below is a list that you can click on for details related to any particular joint. Whether you have a gallbladder or not, you will benefit from open, flowing Qi in your Gallbladder meridian.
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