GRAPHICS & DIAGRAMS

Chakra and Meridian Energetic chart

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"The Psychic Energy System" from "Sacred Mirrors" by Alex Grey. Used by permission.

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Primary Meridians

Musculo-Tendino Meridians

8 Extraordinary Meridians

5 Elements

5 Elements

HSI Cleft Points

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LU 6 Kongzui (Pronounced Cleft): 7 cun above the wrist crease, on the radial aspect of the arm

P 4 Ximen (Cleft Gate): between the tendons of the palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis, 5 cun proximal to the transverse wrist crease

HT 6 Yinxi (Yin Cleft): on the palmar side of the forearm, 0.5 cun proximal from the transverse wrist crease (HT 7), on the radial side of the tendon of the flexor carpi ulnaris

SI 6 Yanglao (Age Cherishing): in a depression on the radial side of the ulnar styloid

TH 7 Huizong (Meeting of the Kin): about 1 cun lateral to TH 6, on the radial side of the ulna

LI 7 Wenliu (Warm Sliding): 5 cun above LI 5 on a connecting LI 5 and LI 11,

SP 8 Diji (Power of the Earth): on the medial side of the leg, 3 cun below SP 9 at the posterior border of the tibia

LIV 6 Zhongdu (In the Center of the Capital): on the posterior border of the tibia, 7 cun above the medial malleolus

KI 5 Shuiquan (Water Spring): 1 cun below KI 3, above the calcaneus,

BL 63 Jinmen (Golden Gate): anterior and inferior to BL 62 (0.5 cun directly below the lateral malleolus), in a depression posterior to the tuberosity of the 5th metatarsal bone

GB 36 Waiqiu (Exterior Hill): on the anterior border of the fibula, 7 cun above the external malleolus

ST 34 Liangqui (Beam Hill): in a depresson 2 cun above the superior-lateral border of the patella

Horary Points

Tsing / Yuan

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LU 11 Shaoshang (Minor 2nd tone): on the radial side of the thumb, 0.1 cun proximal to the nail bed,
(Jing-Well, and Wood Point)

P 9 Zhongchong (Middle Impulse): at the midpoint of the tip of the middle finger or 0.1 cun proximal to the nail bed of the middle finger on the radial side, (Tonification, Jing-Well, and Wood Point)

HT 9 Shaochong (Minor Impulse): on the radial side of the tip of the little finger, 0.1 cum proximal to the corner of the nail bed, Tonification, Jing-Well, and Wood Point)

SI 1 Shaoze (Minor Pond) at the ulnar side of the little finger, 0.1 cum proximal to the corner of the nail bed, (Jing-Well, and Metal Point)

TH 1 Guanchong (Impulse Pass): on the ulnar side of the ring finger, 0.1 proximal to the corner of the nail bed, (Jing-Well, and Metal Point)

LI 1 Shangyan (Yang of the 2nd tone (Shang): radial side of the index finger, 0.1 cun proximal to the nail bed, (Horary, Jing-Well, and Metal Point)

SP 1 Yinbai (Hidden White): medial side of the great toe 0.1 cun proximal to the corner of the nail bed, (Jing-Well, and Wood Point)

LIV 1 Dadum (Large Wall): on the lateral aspect of the big toe, 0.1 cum proximal to the corner of the nail bed, (Horary, Jing-Well, and Wood Point)

KI 1 Yongquan (Bubbling Spring): on the sole of the foot, between the anterior and middle thirds of the foot, proximal to the 2nd and 3rd 5th metataso-phalangeal joints,
(Sedation, Jing-Well, and Wood Point)

BL 67 Zhiyin (Outer Yin): on the lateral side of the little toe, 0.1 cun proximal to the corner of the nail bed, (Tonification, Jing-Well, and Metal Point)

GB 44 Foot Qiaoyin (Yin Cave on the Foot): on the lateral tip of the 4th toe, 0.1 cun proximal to corner of the nail bed, (Jing-Well, and Metal Point)

ST 45 Lidui (Sliding Exchange): on the lateral side of the tip of the 2nd toe, 0.1 cun proximal to the nail bed, (Sedation, Jing-Well, and Metal Point)

Tonification

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LU 9 Taiyuan (Large Deep Abyss): at the tip of the wrist crease, in the depression on the radial side of the radial artery (avoid the artery) (Shu-Stream, Yuan and Earth Point) Influential point for Vessels

P 9 Zhongchong (Middle Impulse): at the midpoint of the tip of the middle finger or 0.1 cun proximal to the nail bed of the middle finger on the radial side (Jing-Well, Tsing, and Wood Point)

HT 9 Shaochong (Minor Impulse): on the radial side of the tip of the little finger, 0.1 cum proximal to the corner of the nail bed (Jing-Well, Tsing, and Wood Point)

SI 3 Houxi (Posterior Brook): at the end of the main transverse crease of the palm, proximal to the 5th metacarpo-phalangeal joint when the hand is clenched (Shu-Stream and Wood Point)

TH 3 Zhongzhu (Center of the Small Island): on the back of the hand, between the 4th and 5th metacarpal bones, in a depression proximal to the metacarpo-phalangeal joint (Shu-Stream, and Wood Point)

LI 11 Quchi (Pond on the Curve): in a depression at the lateral end of the elbow crease when the elbow is half flexed (He-Sea and Earth Point)

SP 2 Dadu (Big City): on the medial side of the great toe, distal to the 1st metatarso-phalangeal joint, at the junction of the “white and red” skin (Ying-Spring and Fire Point)

LIV 8 Ququan (Spring in the Curve): at the medial end of the transverse crease of the knee joint, in a depression at the anterior border of the semimembranosus and semitendinosus muscles
(He-Sea and Water Point)

KI 7 Fuliu (Re-established Flow): 2 cun above KI 3 on the anterior border of the Achilles tendon
(Jing-River and Metal Point)

BL 67 Zhiyin (Outer Yin): on the lateral side of the little toe, 0.1 cun proximal to the corner of the nail bed (Jing-Well, Tsing and Metal Point)

GB 43 Xiaxi (Intermediate Brook): between the 4th and 5th metatarsal bones, 0.5 cun proximal to the margin of the web (Ying-Spring and Water Point)

ST 41 Jiexi (Relax Cramp): on the midpoint of the dorsum of the foot at the transverse malleolus crease between the tendons of extensor digitorum longus and hallucus longus (Jing-River and Fire Point)

Sedation Points

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LU 5 Chize (Pond of the Elbow): in the cubital crease, on the radial side of the biceps tendon when the arm is flexed (He-Sea Point and Water Point)

P 7 Daling (Big Tomb): on the transverse wrist crease between the tendons of the palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis (Yuan, Shu-Stream and Earth Point)

HT 7 Shenmen (Gate of Spirit): on the palmar side of the forearm, at the transverse wrist crease, on the radial side of the tendon of the flexor carpi ulnaris (Yuan, Shu-Sream and Earth Point)

SI 8 Xiaohai (Little Sea): with elbow flexed, between the olecranon and the medial epicondyle of the humerus
(He-Sea and Earth Point)

TH 10 Tianjing (Celestial Well): 1 cun posterior and superior to the olecranon, in a depression made when bending the elbow (He-Sea and Earth Point)

LI 2 Erjian (Two Spaces) in a depression distal to the 2nd metacarpo-phalangeal joint on the radial side with the fist clenched (Ying-Spring and Water Point)

SP 5 Shangqiu (Shang Hill), (Shang = 2nd toe): at the point of intersection of the two lines drawn tangential to the anterior and inferior sides of the medial malleolus, or in a depression anterior and inferior to the medial malleolus, midway between the tuberosity of the navicular bone and the tip of the medial malleolus, (Jing-River and Metal Point)

LIV 2 Xingjian (Going into the Space): 0.5 cun proximal to the margin of the web between the 1st and 2nd toes
(Ying-Spring and Fire Point)

KI 1 Yongquan (Bubbling Spring): on the sole of the foot, between the anterior and middle thirds of the foot, proximal to the 2nd and 3rd 5th metataso-phalangeal joints (Jing-Well, Tsing and Wood Point)

BL 65 Shugu (Bone Bundle) posterior and inferior to the small head of the 5th metatarsal bone
(Shu-Stream and Wood Point)

GB 38 Yangfu (Yang Helps): on the anterior border of the fibula, 4 cun above the external malleolus
(Jing-River and Fire Point)

ST 45 Lidui (Sliding Exchange): on the lateral side of the tip of the 2nd toe, 0.1 cun proximal to the nail bed
(Jing-Well, Tsing, and Metal Point)

Luo Points

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LU 7 Lieque (Mistake in Row): above the styloid process of the wrist, 1.5 cun above the wrist crease

P 6 Neiguan (Inner Pass): between the tendons of the palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis, 2 cun proximal to the transverse wrist crease

HT 5 Tongli (Internal Connection): on the palmar side of the forearm, 1.0 cun proximal from the transverse wrist crease (HT 7), on the radial side of the tendon of the flexor carpi ulnaris

SI 7 Zhizheng (Branching off from the Channel): 5 cun proximal from the wrist, on a line connecting
SI 5 and SI 8

TH 5 Waiguan (Outer Pass): 2 cun proximal to the dorsal wrist crease, between the radius and ulna

LI 6 Pianli (Lateral Course): 3 cun above LI 5 on a line to LI 11

SP 4 Gongsun (Grandson of the Duke): on the medial side of the foot, in a depression distal to the base of the 1st metatarsal bone, at the junction of the “white and red” skin

LIV 5 Ligou (Shell Groove): on the medial aspect of the tibia near the posterior border, 5 cun above the tip of the medial malleolus in a small depression

KI 4 Dazhong (Big Bell): below medial malleolus, in a depression medial to the attachment of the calcaneus tendon, 0.5 cun slightly posteriorly below KI 3

BL 58 Feiyang (Blowing in the Wind): 7 cun directly proximal to BL 60, posterior to the external malleolus

GB 37 Guangming (Bright Light): on the anterior border of the fibula, 5 cun above the external malleolus

ST 40 Fenglong (Flourishing): 8 cun below the knee, one finger breath lateral to ST 38,
or 5 cun below ST 36

Well-Spring-Stream-Yin

Luo Points

Source Points Group 1

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LU 9 Taiyuan (Large Deep Abyss): at the tip of the wrist crease, in the depression on the radial side of the radial artery (avoid the artery) (Tonification, Shu-Stream, and Earth Point)
Influential point for Vessels

P 7 Daling (Big Tomb): on the transverse wrist crease between the tendons of the palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis (Sedation, Shu-Stream and Earth Point)

HT 7 Shenmen (Gate of Spirit): on the palmar side of the forearm, at the transverse wrist crease, on the radial side of the tendon of the flexor carpi ulnaris (Sedation, Shu-Sream and Earth Point)

SI 4 Hand-Wangu (Wrist Bone): at the ulnar side of the border of the palm in a depression between the base of the 5th metacarpal bone and the trigonal bone

TH 4 Yangchi (Yang Pond): in a depression of the transverse crease of the back of the hand, radial to the tendon of the extensor digitorum communis

LI 4 Hegu (Closed Valley): at the middle of the 2nd metacarpal bone, on the radial aspect, at the highest spot of the muscle when the thumb and index finger are adducted

Source Points Group 2

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SP 3 Taibai (Great white): on the medial side of the great toe, proximal to the 1st metatarso-phalangeal joint, at the junction of the “white and red” skin (Shu-Stream, Horary and Earth Point)

KI 3 Taixi (Highest Brook): midway between the tip of the medial malleolus and the Achilles tendon (Shu-Stream and Earth Point)

Source Points Group 3

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ST 42 Chongyang (Yang Impulse): 1.5 cun distal to ST 41 at the highest spot of the dorsum of foot.

LIV 3 Taichong (Large Impulse): between the 1st and 2nd metatarsal bones, 2 cun proximal to the margin of the web (Shu-Stream and Earth Point)

Source Points Group 4

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GB 40 Quixu (Barren Hill): in a depression anterior and inferior to the external malleolus, lateral to the tendon of the extensor digitorum longus

BL 64 Jinggu (Bone of the Capital): below the tuberosity of the 5th metatarsal bone, at the junction of the “red and white” skin

Alarm Points

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LU LU 1, Zhongfu (Center of Perfecture): 6 cun lateral to the midline of the chest, between the 1st and 2nd rib

LI ST 25,Tianshu (Celestial Pivot): 2 cun lateral to umbilicus

ST Ren 12, Zhongwan ((In the middle of the Stomach Pit): 4 cun above the umbilicus, Influential point for Fu organs

SP LIV 13, Zhangmen (Item Gate): at the tip of the 11th rib,
Influential Point for Tsang Organs

HT Ren 14, Juque (Large Palace Gate): 6 cun above umbilicus

SI Ren 4, Guanyuan (Surrounded Source Energy):
2 cun above Ren 2 or 3 cun below the umbilicus

BL Ren 3, Zhongji (In the Middle between the Poles): 1 cun above Ren 2 or 4 cun below the umbilicus

KI GB 25, Jingmen (Gate of the Capital): lower tip of the 12th rib

P Ren 17, Shanzhong (Middle of the chest): between the nipples at the 4th intercostal space, Influential point for Qi

TH Ren 5, Shimen (Stony Gate); 2 cun below the umbilicus

GB GB 24, Riyue (Sun and Moon): on the mamillary line in the 7th intercostal space, (one rib space below LIV 14)

LIV LIV 14, Qimen (Last Gate): on the mamillary line in the 6th intercostal space

Associated Points

Ear Points

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Lumbar A-I

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Lumbar J-L

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Cerebral Points

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Hand Points

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