Discovery of an Invisible Organ: The Meridians

In 2018, American scientists published an article in the journal Scientific Reports of Nature, stating that they had uncovered an invisible organ called “interstitium.” Scientists say that the latest discoveries have revealed a “highway” of fluid flow in the human body. This highway seems to be everywhere — under the skin, lurking around the arteries and veins, in the fibrous tissues between the muscles, and winding around the organs.

Researchers believe that for a long time, during dissection processes, scientists have destroyed the structure of the body’s interstitial tissue with the drainage of fluid and as a result, when these tissues are observed under the microscope, they are just a simple layer of structural tissue. Therefore, people never realized their existence as an organ. When this new organ was discovered, many media covered it as a piece of explosive news. This interstitium is basically what many in Chinese medicine call “meridians.” So what is this all about? Today, we will talk about the history of the newly discovered “invisible organ.”

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