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The meridians or reflex zones are formed within the period of evolution of animals. It has been observed that not only in humans, but also in many other mammals, such as dogs, cats, horse, ox, and monkeys, similar meridian phenomena can occur, and reflex zones are distributed at their body surface.

 

From the perspective of close kinship, during the long process of evolution into humans, the primitives had to battle dangerous creatures on the earth and become accustomed to the ever-changing external environment. If there were no sets of complete regulatory systems within their bodies to adjust internal functional changes to adapt to the external environment, they simply would not survive. Instead, they would eventually follow the paths of those organisms in nature that have been extinct. Neural and humoral regulations are known to be two of the most important regulatory systems within the body. However, besides these two highly developed mechanisms, there might be the third primitive regulatory mechanism associated with them within the body.

 

The meridians or reflex zones distributed across the body surface and their pathways connected internal parts of the body may pertain to the third regulatory mechanism, which acts as the a shield against external stimulation. Its regulatory role is achieved mainly through the mechanism of altering thresholds of related pathways, which can minimize the amount of external nociceptive stimulation entering the body. During the process of receiving external stimulation and reflecting internal activities, not every part of the body surface is influenced in the same way. Instead, some regions are easier to receive external hits or other impacts than others. Accordingly, with a long process of evolution, average thresholds of networks connecting to certain regions on the body surface might have increased, while those connecting to other regions might have decreased, which presents certain patterns of changes. This is the formation process of whole body reflex zone with certain distribution patterns, or the 14 meridians.