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Meridian Points

1. Dantian Points:

The term dantian used by itself usually refers to the lower dantian, which is considered to be the foundation of rooted standing, breathing, and body awareness in qigong and martial arts. The lower dantian has been described to be "like the root of the tree of life". Cohen, K. S. (1999). The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing. Random House of Canada. ISBN 0-345-42109-4.

Three main dantians are typically emphasized: [2]

  • Lower dantian (下丹田, Xia Dantian): below the navel (about three finger widths below and two finger widths behind the navel), also called "the golden stove",] associated with cultivating life energy (qi) and with vital essence (jing);
  • Middle dantian (中丹田, Zhong Dantian): at the level of the heart, associated with storing life energy (qi) and with respiration and health of the internal organs, in particular the thymus gland;
  • Upper dantian (上丹田, Shang Dantian): at the forehead between the eyebrows or third eye, associated with the energy of consciousness and spirit (shen) and with the pineal gland.

2. Laogong Point :

Laogong Point

The classical location of this point is where the tip of the ring finger lands, in the palm of the hand, when we make a fist (i.e. between the 3rd and 4th metacarpal bones). Some modern texts define the location to be where the tip of the middle finger lands, when we make a fist (i.e. between the 2nd and 3rd metacarpal bones).

3. Mingmen Point:

Mingmen Point

The energetic center called Ming Men, is located between the kidneys, at the level of the second lumbar vertebrae. (If you draw a line from your navel directly back to the spine, this will be the approximate level of Ming Men.) The relationship between the Kidney organ-system and Ming Men is said to be defined by the relationship between the elements of water and fire.

4. Bai hui Point:

Bai hui Point

The Bai Hui point, which sits on the crown of the head, is known by many different names. In acupuncture, it is identified as Du Mai 20 (百会), the point where the body’s Yang energy naturally converges.

Lifting the Bai Hui straightens your spine. The modern sedentary lifestyle causes a pathologically curved spine, which manifests as stiffness, lower back pain, headaches, indigestion and other health problems.

By raising the crown of your head, you can decompress your spinal vertebrae, strengthening your back, and improving your posture and health. Furthermore, this straightened spine will improve your balance (zhong ding)

5. Hegu Point:

Hegu Point

The Hegu point is located on the dorsum of the hand, between the 1st and 2nd metacarpal bones, in the middle of the 2nd metacarpal bone on the radial side. It is the point of the Large Intestine Meridian
Command Point of the head and face

6. Triple Heater meridian points:

Triple Heater meridian points

It is not a single self-contained organ, but rather a functional energy system involved in regulating the activities of other organs.

It is composed of three parts, known as ‘burners’, each associated with one of the body’s three main cavities: thorax, abdomen, and pelvis.

Sometimes called the Triple Warmer Organ because the three body cavities are intended to control the body temperatures.

The Upper, which relates to the chest above the diaphragm. It controls the intake of air, food, and fluids. It harmonizes the functions of Heart and Lungs, governs respiration, and regulates the distribution of protective energy to the body’s external surfaces.

The Middle, which relates to the area between the diaphragm and navel. It controls digestion by harmonizing the functions of Stomach, Spleen, and Pancreas. It is responsible for extracting nourishing energy from food and fluids and distributing it via the meridian system to the Lungs and other parts of the body.

The Lower, which is located below the navel. It is responsible for separating the pure from the impure products of digestion, absorbing nutrients, and eliminating solid and liquid wastes. It harmonizes the functions of liver, kidney, bladder, and large and small intestines and also regulates sexual and reproductive functions.

The Triple Burner is not represented by a physical organ. Rather, it is important because of its job, which is to circulate liquid energy throughout the organs. It begins at the tip of the ring finger and flows over the shoulder to the chest cavity. Atop it, it splits into two branches. One branch travels through the middle and lower parts of the body, uniting the upper, middle and lower burners. The other runs externally up the side of the neck, circling the face to finally meet the Gallbladder Meridian at the outer ends of the eyebrow.