The central idea/premise behind Ancestral Meridians is that there are undiscovered acupuncture points that could lead mankind to higher spiritual and emotional planes. Ancestral Meridians is designed to explore the possibility that these points may exist. It should be clearly understood that acupuncture is not the sole instrument used to explore the undiscovered but may create the conduit for a flow of information from an area, or areas, previously unknown.
Ancestral Meridians is a modern novel divided into three main story lines, with linking substories woven into and throughout the narrative. The action of the work takes place in America, Ancient Egypt, India, and modern-day China. The stories in Ancestral Meridians are revealed by Dr. Daniel Lane II and Dr. Jonathan Hoover, both acupuncturists.