Acupuncture Meridian Assessment –
“New” Medicine Based on Ancient Principles
By Simon Yu MD
What if there was a diagnostic tool that a doctor could use which may assist in detecting the root causes
of illness when conventional medicine fails? Would you want to know about it? Would you want to try
it? Well, there is such a tool. Acupuncture Meridian Assessment (AMA) is a “new” guiding tool based
on ancient Chinese medicine and acupuncture principles. The explanation of the basis of how it works
Acupuncture, originating in China several thousand years ago, is known for alleviating pain and
promoting healing of a vast number of conditions from the common cold to chronic fatigue.
Acupuncture is based on the belief that the balance of the energy flow (Chi) through the meridians of the
body is the essence of all living organisms for harmony and optimal health.
Meridians are “pathways” of energy flow through the body. Each meridian follows a very specific
pathway that includes specific organs, tissues, muscles, and bones. There are hundreds of meridians
throughout the body. Acupuncture uses very specific points on a meridian to influence the Chi, the
health and vitality, of all the body elements on that meridian. When the Chi, the energy flow, is blocked,
the body is said to have an imbalance and will, sooner or later, suffer some sort of illness.
There are over 500 acupuncture points that have been established as having specific relationships with
internal organs according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. A skilled physician can, in a short time,
measure about 50 major Acupuncture points. He/she may discover not only which organs have problems
but also the intricate relationships of causes and effects of internal and external disturbances. For
example, dental infection might be the cause or effect of an arthritic pain and heart problem; wheat
intolerance might be the cause of eczema or an intestinal problem.
So, what exactly is Acupuncture Meridian Assessment (AMA)? AMA