There are six pairs of organ meridians plus the central channel pair. It tells you what the partners are, where they go, and the psychological and emotional correlations.
Soft tissue refers to connective tissue and muscle. Connective tissue is the tissue in the body that provides support to all parts of the body. When we speak of connective tissue in reference to soft tissue, we are referring to cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and fascia, the latter being the thin layer of tissue that connects all parts of your body, even holding and supporting your blood vessels and nerves as they travel to every cell.
Pressure point therapies are applied to acupoints and reflex points located in meridians and reflex zones. These points aren’t strictly anatomical, but finding them is easier when you know a few key landmarks and just a little anatomy terminology.
The yin/yang symbol is the fundamental expression of Eastern medicine and philosophy. It is a circle divided in two - one side is a swirl of black (yin) and the other side is a swirl of white (yang).
Learning basic acupressure and reflexology is much easier when you understand the fundamental principles. Pressure point therapies don’t work with your body as if it is a machine; they work with your body as an energy system.