Shiatsu Meridian Theory – The Bladder Meridian

About the Bladder meridian

The Bladder Meridian maintains stability and structure in the body.

When the Bladder Meridian is functioning properly, we feel secure and balanced and able to adjust to new situations rather than feeling stuck.Bladder Meridian

Element: Water.
Season: Winter
Colour: Blue
Taste: Salty
Time of day: 3pm – 5pm
Complementary meridian: Kidney

Symptoms of a deficiency in the Bladder Meridian 

  • balding top and back of head
  • feeling insecure
  • feeling unsupported
  • swollen ankles
  • poor memory
  • anxiety
  • migraine at back of head
  • feeling cold in the back

Symptoms of an excess in the Bladder Meridian 

  • jumpy or nervous
  • overconcern with money and security
  • rigid spine
  • possessive
  • acquiring too much
  • oversensitivity
  • tightness in back of leg

Shiatsu, which is often regarded as “acupuncture without needles’, uses supportive acupressure to balance the meridian system, enabling the body to heal itself and return to homeostasis or equilibrium.