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htm> RESOURCE <resource.htm> SACRED GEOMETRY <sacred_geometry.htm> ANTHROPOCOSM <anthropocosm.htm> EARTH GRID <earth_grid.htm> VORTEX SITES <vortex%20sites.htm> SILK ROAD <silk_road.htm> GEOMANCY <geomancy.htm> HARMONICS <harmonics.htm> ANTI-GRAVITY <anti-gravity.htm> * *MERIDIAN THEORY: Subtle Anatomy (/Sukshmasharira/)* /Ayurvedic/information pertaining to /prana kosa/ is scarce and profoundly influenced by /Tantric/ description. Currently, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) fills in the missing details of Vedic /prana kosa/. Between the material body (/sthulasharira/) and the ultimate reality of the causal body (/karanasharira/), or the higher body (/parasharira/) are the many layers of the subtle body (/sukshmasharira/). According to the /Tantric/ tradition, the subtle body has been described as the abode for deities, ancestral spirits, ghosts, and demonic forces, which have also been called elementals (/bhutas/). /Tantrikas/ make ritual offerings and prayers to these spiritual forces, dwelling within the subtle environment, for protection.
According to the /Taittiriya/-/Upanishad/ (c.1000 BCE), the subtle anatomy (/sukshma/ /sharira/), or vehicle (from the material to the causal realm) consists of five bodies (/deha///sharira/), sheaths, or layered envelopes (/kosa/), having elemental designation (see Five Envelopes of Consciousness above), which progressively cover the ultimate reality. Typically, /Tantric/ schools combine the five envelopes (/pancha/ /kosa/) into one structure, which has been called the superconductive body (/ativahika/ /deha/), the inner instrument (/antah/ /karana/), or the eightfold city (/puryashtaka/). The subtle body (/puryashtaka/) is referring to the psyche which is attached to the individual through physical embodiments; in other words, it connects the transcendent self with the physical self. According to the Trika philosophers, it is the transcendent self or causal body that preserves the template, or seed, of consciousness between lives, and even cosmic creation after cosmic dissolution (/pralaya/). Consequently, the karmic seeds of all unliberated beings cause the continuance of conditioned existence; suggesting that the extinction of conditioned existence requires the collective enlightenment of all beings.
In order to mend the separation between the body and mind, or heal disease, the /tantrikas/ employ medicine requiring powerful intention that treats the more inherent subtle body, where change is instantaneous and fragile, until it stabilizes in the physical body. The subtle medicine of /Tantra/ consists of the fusion of visualization, breath control, and posture into one intentional action with the initial purpose of self-purification towards an untainted perspective of the ultimate reality, or the activation and harmonization of energy (/prana/) within the human conduit of the anthropocosm (cosmic human) [sim.Taoist: internal alchemy (/neidan/); energy work (/qigong/)]. /Prana/ is to the subtle body as breath is to the physical body, which is subject to the laws of change, and consequently, will never be in perfect equilibrium. Therefore, the /tantrikas/ believed that perfect balance, or the state of ultimate reality (/parama/ /shiva/), could be attained through the treatment of the subtle body (/prana/ /kosa/).
*Envelope of Energy (/Prana kosa/): * Energy Centers (/Chakras/), Meridians (/Nadi/), Points (/Marma/) (Ros), (Feuerstein), (Motoyama), (Kshirsagar) This section specifically deals with the energetic envelope (/prana kosa/), which is characterized as being more subtle than the physical body, or food enevelope (/anna/ /kosa/). (see Five Envelopes of Consciousness in previous section) /Tantric/ practitioner, Sharngadhara, has described the /prana kosa/ as a system of energy vessels (aka.channels, meridians) (/nadi/) which radiate life force (/prana-shakti/) from various energy centers (/chakras/), or centers of consciousness (/chaitanya/),to nourish physiological tissues. He further explains how /prana/ ascends from the navel center through the heart to the throat where the Nectar of the Feet of the Preserver [sim.Hindu: /Vishnu/], or life force, can be partaken.
/Prana kosa/is the web matrix of the subtle anatomy (/sukshmasharira/) consisting of energy centers (/chakras/), energy vessels (/nadi/), and energy points (/marma/), which connects the physical body to the mind. /Prana/ /kosa/ is only visible through meditation, or the adjustment of the external perception to a higher frequency to activate the inner, or psychic eye (clairvoyance).
WISDOM-POWER (/PRANA-SHAKTI/): The Power of Consciousness (/Kundalini/) In /Tantric/ terminology, /kundalini/ [Skt: rooted from deeper place, pit, or cavity (/kunda/); sim. /prana/ /shakti; / she who is coiled (/kundalini/); possibly associated with earring (/kundala/), and crooked bodied (/kutilangi/)] designates a person s energy, which causes the process of spiritual awakening. The pit, literally to an earthen pit used for burial or ceremonial fire, is metaphorically referring to the /muladhara chakra/ (root) at the perineum, where the /prana shakti/ is dormant with the potential to activate all of the subtle energy centers (/chakras/). The realization, or awakening, of personal wisdom (/prana/) and power (/shakti/) at a particular energy center (/chakra/), resembling a particular divine personality, reflects the individual s spiritual transformation. (Saraswati)
Three Types: (/Tantra/-/Aloka/) 1) 2) 3) Whole (/purna/ /kundalini/): divine power as a whole Energetic (/prana/ /kundalini/): manifested life force Awakened (/urdhva/ /kundalini/): awakened serpent moving upward
*Source of Primordial Power: * Path to the Cause of Creation;
(Motoyama), (Saraswati), (Feuerstein)
Prior to the creation of the universe, the unconscious causal body of the primordial seed (/bindu/) provided an abode for the /Kundalini /(/prana-shakti/), or the power of consciousness (/cit/-/shakti/) [sim.Chinese: primordial energy (/yuan qi/); (Hamilton)], which extended to interpenetrate the astral, mental, and physical bodies.
_Serpent Power:_/Kundalini /Symbolism (see fig. 13-14; 15-19) The traditional belief holds that /kundalini/ [misinterpreted Skt: coil (/kundal/)] is represented symbolically as a serpent coiled 3 ½ times. The serpent, associated with many deities [Hindu: /Shiva, Vishnu, Kali; /Cross-cultural: /Buddha, Quetzalcoatl, Jesus/], represents human unconsciousness, or latent spiritual potential to be awakened. Practitioners have visualized the snake as being yellow or black with blood-red eyes, as a symbol for the central channel (/sushumna nadi/) when it uncoils. The 3 ½ coils represent various trinities, particularly that pertaining to perception (ie.waking, sleeping, dreaming consciousness), while the ½ coil represents transcendent consciousness. Thus, 3 ½ coils represents the totality of the universal experience, including transcendence.
_Elemental Dissolution (/Laya/):_(Feuerstein); (see fig. 13-14; 15-19) The awakened serpent energy, or goddess power (/kundalini/ /shakti/) ascends the central channel (/sushumna/ /nadi/) [aka. great path (/maha/ /patha/); cremation ground (/shmashana/) because it leads to liberation; ® lust, memory (/smara/); desire causes /karmic/memory]in order to dissipate (internally renunciate) the dangers of desire and the material realm. This process has been compared to straightening the coiled serpent into a rod (/danda/) making it harmless, or the process of making the life force like a rod (/prana/ /danda/ /prayoga/) [sim.Hebrew: staff of Moses; celestial breath (/nephesh/); Greek: central staff (caduceus); staff of /Hermes; /(Sitchin)]. This process literally approaches and embraces death as a means for spiritual advancement through the progressive dissolution (/laya/) of the elements (/bhutas/) into the pretemporal and prespatial aspect of nature (/prakriti/ /pradhana/), the process of dissolution (/laya/ /krama/), or discipline of dissolution (/laya/ /yoga/) [sim.Buddhist: /stupa/]. Dissolution (/laya/) is affected as serpent power (/kundalini/ /shakti/) ascends through each center to activate it to a higher frequency of vibration. As /kundalini/ /shakti/ departs, the energy center becomes void of elements, and also consequently all karmic seeds. Ultimately, ego is identified as /kundalini shakti/, the personal fragment of the singular collective /Parama-Shiva/ (/adya/) (Svoboda).
The progressive purification of the elements into higher principles (/tattva/), and ultimately being absorbed into the divine /shakti/, is the purpose of its esoteric ritual of visualization (/bhuta/ /shuddhi/) prior to the visualization of the one s chosen deity of worship (/ishta/ /devata/). Visualization consists of anatomical location of the element
(Motoyama). chitra nadi. _Mortal Coil:_Interweaving Left and Right Meridians (/Ida /and /Pingala . unsupported interior (/niralambana/ /antara/)] [sim. (Dukes).through its association with a particular energy center (/chakra/) and its dissolution into its sensory perceptual potential (/tanmatra/). the /tantrika/ dissolves an impure self (/papa/ /purusha/) with /karmic/ obstructions. (Hamilton).Taoist: Greater Celestial Circulation. (Feuerstein). essentially innervating with the spine and brain. with the apex of the skull. the most important energy vessel in /Tantric/ practice (ie. where it originates. as the division of a fertilized egg cell. Dissolution Process (/Laya/ /Krama/): Piercing the Six Centers (/Shat/ /Chakra/ /Bhedana/) 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Earth (/prithvi/) [root] à smell (/gandha/ /tanmatra/) Water (/jala/) [navel] à taste (/rasa/ /tanmatra/) Fire (/agni/) [solar plexus] à sight (/rupa/ /tanmatra/) Air (/vayu/) [heart] à touch (/sparsha/ /tanmatra/) Ether (/akasha/) [throat] à sound (/shabda/ /tanmatra/) 6) Lower mind (/manas/) [brow] à higher mind (/buddhi/) à subtle matrix of nature (/sukshma/ /prakriti/) 7) Subtle matrix of nature (/sukshma/ /prakriti/) à supreme point of origin of the individuated mind (/para/ /bindu/) *Central Channel (/Sushumna nadi/):*Foundational Axis of the Anthropocosm. /Sushumna/transports */tamas/. /Sushumna nadi/ functions to directly connect a series of energy centers (/chakras/) which are positioned at intervals significant to the induction of endocrine (neuro-chemical) processes. way to liberation (/moksha/ /marga/). yet to the average person the least utilized. / */Chitra/Chitrini /transports */sattva/. (see fig. (Hamilton)]. (Ros). (Govinda). */Brahma/ transports *consciousness. [Caduceus: central staff].13-14) The foundation of the /prana/ /kosa/ was initially established by the central channel (/sushumna nadi/) [aka. Through visualization. *conductor of /kundalini/ /shakti/. and recreates a pure divine body (/divya/ /deha/) with lotuses (/padma/). is positioned vertically in the center of the body just anterior the spine connecting the perineum (/muladhara chakra/). within the womb. (Saraswati).awakened /kundalini shakti/ ascends). Within/sushumna/ /nadi/ are meridians that transport more refined energy: /vajra nadi. or knots (/granthi/). (Svoboda). /and /brahma nadi /(respectively becoming more refined). The central channel (/sushumna nadi/). */Vajra/Vajrini/ transports */rajas.
15) Also originating at the perineum (/muladhara chakra/). tejas/)] for the organism. The two interweaving meridians flow in conjunction with the unconscious breathing alternations (approx. astral/mental/psychic body. knees) (8 bilateral) 3) Other: stigmata (ie. (Kshirsagar). (Govinda). corporeal/physical body. perception. /prana kosa/). which is cooling and calming (contracting) [white (/kapha.feminine moon (/chandra/)] extends in spiral undulations to the left nostril to regulate mental and psychic activity (emotion and feeling). which is heating and exciting (expanding) [red-(/pitta. (Govinda). interweaving in spirals [sim. ankles. (Motoyama).masculine sun (/surya/)] extends in spiral undulations to the right nostril to regulate energetic and physical activity (promotes reason. ears (6 bilateral) The /chakras /are points in space (/akasa/) where spirit (internal. between the astral body and /manas/. (Svoboda)./ /pingala/ /nadi/ [aka.nadi/).Caduceus: interweaving serpents] with each other to intersect at each /chakra/. Hence the rhythmic alternation between cold (contraction) and hot (expansion) temperatures (pulsation of energy between left and right nostril meridians) facilitates the circulation of internal air (/vata/) for the promotion of energetic balance between psychological and physiological function. (Svoboda). elbows. hence from /muladhara/ to /ajna/ /chakra/ calibrates a 12 hour period within 6 /chakras/) (sim. [Sanskrit: wheel. and vitality (external. Shambhala). therefore they exist simultaneously as intermediaries on three dimensions or levels (between physical body and /prana/.palms. *WHEELS OF ENERGY (/CHAKRAS/):**Psycho-Energetic Knots in the Central Channel. (/chakra/)] are designated into two groups according to order of formation. ojas/)] for the organism. Starting to the right of /muladhara. analysis. 2 hours) between left and right nostrils (each /chakra/ intersection calibrates a 2 hour period. are two meridians (/nadi/) lateral to the central channel (/sushumna/). which determined their anatomical location. (Shambhala)./ /ida/ /nadi/ [aka. (see fig. energy (ethereal body. soles). between .mating cobras).wrists.* (Motoyama). or vortexes. (Hamilton) The subtle energy centers. /anna kosa/) connect with and interpenetrate each other. (Saraswati). /mano kosa/). (Feuerstein). discrimination). and terminating at /ajna/ /chakra/ (distinguishing /muladhara/ and /ajna/ as opposites). (see fig. (Dukes). (Saraswati). Starting to the left of /muladhara. 14) 1) 2) Major: central channel (/sushumna/) (7) Minor: joints (ie.
Six are located within the coarse body while the seventh is outside above the crown [Caduceus: winged disc]. or decrease in density.physiological function) are cumulatively stored and functioning at /muladhara/ /chakra/ 2) Major Energy Centers (Human): seven traditional /chakras/ on the /sushumna/ /nadi/ relating to the psychic evolution of humanity 3) Higher Energy Centers (Divine): seven traditional [Tibetan /Tantra/] /chakras/ above /sahasrara/ /chakra/ corresponding to the evolution of divine beings _Major Energy Wheels (/Chakra/) on Central Channel (/Sushumna/):_Human Energy Centers The /chakras/ elemental designations (lowest four) increase in frequency. colors. (Motoyama). The psychophysical properties of the /chakras /are symbolized through shapes (/yantra/). and realize a particular form of knowledge. essentially. (Saraswati) There are three groups of energy centers (seven in each. which radiate a specific number of psychic energy (/prana/) channels (/nadi/) from their petals. 9) _Psychic Evolutionary Energy Center Groups:_Animal. (see fig. animals. Furthermore. Elemental designation of the major /chakras/ is in accordance with cosmic creation (aka. the element associated with a particular /chakra/ predominates in the organs of the same region. (Hamilton)] in ascending order (ie. (Hamilton)]. etc. arranged in a destructive sequence [sim. Each /chakra/ serves as an interactive hinge between the self and a particular element.Buddhist: /stupa/].earth®water®fire®air®ether) [sim. they are psychic centers in the astral body which promote the accelerated evolution of the human spirit (Saraswati).TCM: insulting cycle ‾.creation cycle ‾) [sim. Human. (see fig. /ahamkara /can recognize as well as manipulate the /chakra /elemental projection into the organism. They come into existence in order to bind down /ahamkara/ into self-identification with the five elements (/mahabhuta/). animalistic /karmic/ propensity and latent abilities (eg. acquire a particular psychic power (/siddhi/).TCM: insulting sequence. 21 total) realized according to the progressive stages (three) of psychic evolution. As long as the ethereal-corporeal connection remains open. according to its position on the central channel. which cosmologically calibrate the degree of energy refinement. 1) Minor Energy Centers (Animal): seven /chakras/ below /muladhara/ /chakra /(from groin to heel) relating to the psychic evolutionary of animals. /allows the practitioner (/yogi/) to experience a particular kind of bliss (/ananda/). divinities. Divine.the causal body and /karana/). The /chakras /are depicted as lotus blossoms (/padma/). Activation of a /chakra. /mantric/ syllables. 16-19) (Govinda) . destructive cycle .
patala/)./atala. (Motoyama). which ascend to a more subtle level: earth-water-fire-air. (Saraswati). and named after the deities residing there.Taoist: sublimation of essence (/jing/) into spirit (/shen/). fire-/pitta/. resulting in the upsurge of undesirable passions. the lotus flowers (energy center: /chakra/) depict a state of .The four lower /chakras /are ascending aspects of space (/akasa/) within the external realm of sense perception (/mahakasa/). In Tibetan /Tantra/ the two lower and two upper /chakras /are combined. (Hamilton)]. Therefore. present since birth (/karmic/). (Saraswati) According to Hindu tradition. They correspond to the four gross elements (/mahabhuta/). vitala. these energy centers (ie. (Motoyama).Taoist: three worms (/sanchung/) associated with the three elixir fields (/dantians/)] 1) 2) 3) /Brahma//Granthi: /within /muladhara/ /chakra/ /Vishnu//Granthi/: within /anahata chakra/ /Rudra / (/Shiva/) /Granthi/: within /ajna chakra/ _Animal Energy Centers (/Chakras/):_Minor EnergyCenters below the Root (/Muladhara/). predominate in animals. This can be avoided if /muladhara shakti/ is transformed into spiritual energy (/ojas/) through ascension via the /sushumna/ /nadi /[sim. which are associated with the /chakras/. the three lowest /chakra/ are associated with the three dysfunctional humors (/doshas/) through common elemental correspondences: earth-/kapha/. The seventh /chakra /is known as the realm of spiritual experience. Also. _Lotus Flowers (/Padma/):_Esoteric Descriptions [/Descriptions of the Six Centers /(/Shat Chakra Nirupana/) by Purananda/Jagadananda (1577 CE)]: Overall. located between the perineum and the heels of the feet. after the activation of /muladhara/ /chakra/. (Shambhala) There are three primary energetic knots (/granthi/). hahatala. talatala. sutala. or cosmic consciousness (/cidakasa/). rasatala. [sim. water-/vata/. /Kundalini/Knots (/Granthi/): Spinal Locks. spiritual progress depends on the initial loosening of the knots. and can be activated if the serpent power (/kundalini/) becomes perverted to flow downward. where space and light become one (fifth /chakra/ corresponds with space/ether while the sixth and seventh with light//prana/). The three upper /chakras /are modifications of movement /(prana/) within the internal realm of spiritual activity (/cittakasa/). that prohibit the progress of the ascending /kundalini/.
consciousness.: root (/mula/). via increased concentration. 1) 2) Receptive (lower three): maintenance and control over physiology Generation (upper three): extra-sensory creation There is a direct relationship between /karma/ and the activation of the /chakras/. depicted as a circle [symbol of the void (/sunya/)]. Each lotus flower is defined by a specific number of colored petals (/nadi/) scripted by vowels which express the pulse-spin frequency of light (energy). Storehouse of /Karma/ · Foundational Center: [Skt. trans. counter balance to crown center (/sahasrara/ /chakra/) by representing physical limitation · · Sense: smell Seat: downward moving air (/apana/ /vayu/) . until ultimately total unification. hence permitting divine intervention through meditation (a methodical process which utilizes the conjunction of efficient posture. (see fig. storehouse of /karma. support (/adhara/) of all other centers]. which exists beyond the causal body. therefore it is preferred that all the /chakras/ are equally active. depending on the anatomical level. which defines the state of elemental phase and mystic principle (/tattva/) of liberation. the individual /conceives/ a mystical dimension of personality which geometrically describes the archetypical principle of the /chakra/. Within the pericarp (inner region of the lotus flower). and hence /liberation /occurs]. 14) The psionic abilities acquired by the individual after activation of the /chakras/. Each seed syllable (/bija/) or sound (/nada/ /mantra/) within the pericarp is a key for unlocking the door (/chakra/) between the physical and spiritual realms. to liberate (/tra/).trans. is a pertaining shape (/yantra/) [Skt. This relationship expresses itself through the innate activity predominance and the degree of difficulty in activating the /chakras/.: to conceive (/yan/). and concentrated visualization to accomplish eventual unification of the negated self with the creative divine primordial personality). which varies per individual.physiological function. breathing strategy. Spiritual evolution depends on /chakra/ activation. consists of two types. Overview: 1) Root (/Muladhara/Adhara/):Foundational Center. Over active /chakras/ will cause physiological dysfunction. animal instincts). base. /stores animal nature (eg. the individual s consciousness activates the /yantra/ through gradual convergence.
represents the four directions of space · Earth (/Prithivi/) Pericarp: forming the yellow square of earth(/prithivi/) within. at /ajna chakra /(consolidated: black). /Indra/) within its /bindu/. /4 arms and red eyes. known as the God of Love (aka. fear (/chitta/) · Original knot of the Central Channel: within the /Sushumna nadi /(perineum). mounted on the king of elephants (embodiment of /Ganesha/) with seven trunks (symbolizing the seven indispensable minerals for maintaining physical health). sam/). revealed by knowledge (/jnana/) and meditation (/dhyana/) · Phallus of Lightning (/Shiva Linga/): over /Shiva Linga /shines sleeping /kundalini/ as illusion (/maya/) in the material realm./va /through/sa. sham. /vajra nadi/. she is the receptacle for ambrosia streaming from eternal bliss. which is perceived extra-sensorial in three forms as the progressive purification and evolution of the mind) in the /muladhara chakra /(dim: smoky gray column of gas).Vedic: /Indra s/ missiles. surrounded by eight shining (lightning) spears [sim. her radiance illuminates the whole universe . who has four arms and heads and is as lustrous as the sun · Secondary /mantra: vam sam sam sam/ · Goddess (/Devi/): /Dakini.· · · Physiology: elimination (anus) Endocrine: adrenals Psycology: ignorance. vam. at the mouth of /Brahma nadi/./Brahma/. associated with the nose and sense of smell · Seed Syllable (/Bija/): /Lam/is ornamented w/4 arms. also origin of /ida/ /nadi/ and /pingala/ /nadi /(which end at /ajna/ /chakra/) · Lotus of /Brahma/: fourcrimson petals each bearing four golden letters (eg. and /citrini nadi / (pure intelligence shining with the lightning luster of /Om/). and /sahasrara chakra / (illumined) (Satyananda Saraswati) · Awakener of Knowledge (/Para/): w/ omnipotent (/kala/) power of sound (/nada shakti/) facilitating subtle skill in creation. /linga/ (phallic symbol of the astral body. Lord of Beings) (/kandarpa/) is deep red and splendorous as 10 million suns · Self-originated (/svayambhu/): inside the luminous triangle is the self-originated. where//the /Brahman/ gate shines. carrier of pure intelligence · Luminous Triangle (/kamarupa/traipura/): at the mouth of /vajra nadi/ is a luminous triangle · God of Love (/Kandarpa/): all around the vital force (/vayu/). connected with the testicles (male) and cervix (female). Sumerian: /Ninurta/]. in the form of a molten gold /Shiva Linga /w/head down. symbol of /kundalini/) 3 1/2X around /linga/ w/lightning luster. who carries the child Creator (ie. which extends from the orifice of the physical /linga /to the /bindu/ at /sahasrara chakra/. sam. filling the hollow head of /linga/ and coiling like a conch-shell (or serpent.
original home of /kundalini/ (in the womb) before /muladhara. more powerful than individual consciousness). the /kundalini/ sinks back to /muladhara /(another reason why /ajna/ /chakra/ is activated initially. urogenital Endocrine: testes. /kundalini/ practitioners may experience astral levitation (phenomenon reflecting the initiation to disintegrate the physical body). clairvoyance.: one s own abode. after the animal /karma/ is subjugated in /muladhara/ advancement beyond /svadhishthana/ /chakra/ becomes possible) . trans. uterus Psycology: desire (/kama/) · Collective Unconscious: connected to the brain center which stores not only the process of individual psychic evolution but also the collective evolution of human spirituality through the collective unconscious (residual /karmic/ force of past evolution. /corresponds to the physical migration of the male testes during the viviparous period (testes were in the interior of the lower abdomen during the first few months of life) · · · · · Sense: taste Seat: downward moving air (/apana/ /vayu/) Physiology: solar plexus. own (/sva/)]. Abode of the Self · Original Center: [Skt. ascending spinal sensations (ascending /shakti/) (usually only minute quantities of energy ascend beyond /manipura/ to /sahasrara/ due to the common obstacles at /muladhara/ and /svadhishthana/) o Emotional instability (S) 2) Sacral (/Svadhishthana/):Original Center. if the person cannot cope with the unleashing of the unconscious. anus. some of the stored /karma/ is dormant (inactive) and some is active (individual is seldom aware of this phenomenon until /svadhishthana/ is awakened.· Transcendental Foundation (/Mula//Prakriti/): the primordial source of great feminine power (/shakti/) used for the natural process of disintegrating (returning) physical matter to the original state (void) (/Sankhya/ tradition) · o o o o o _Meditation Effects:_ Charisma(Speech): leadership with musical words (Lord of Speech) Benefit: restraint Health: free from disease Happiness: contentment Liberation (G): burnished gold. or clairaudience o Sensation (S): warmth at the perineum. liberated from sin o Psychic Ability (S): upon activation.
: filled with jewels. greed (/lobha/). anger (/krodha/). Jewel in the Lotus. ram. Tibetan: jeweled lotus (/manipadma/). the circle of water (/jala/). second brain because it represents a well developed nervous system). Navel (/Nabhi/) · Treasure Center: [Skt. aka. yam. pubis symphasis). lam/ · /Hari/(/Vishnu/): within the /bindu/ of /Vam. Buddhist tradition aka. the tendency is to ascend. /dressed in yellow raiment has four arms and wears an auspicious curl (/shrivasta/) on his breast and a great gem (/kaustubha/) · /Saraswati//Devi/: in the form of /Rakini / (Goddess of the Plants)//the blue lotus colored goddess. Solar Center. greed. each bearing lightning colored letters (eg. /a youthful and blue /Vishnu. also the six petals are associated with the six afflictive emotions arising from the ego (/ahamkara/): lust (/kama/). bham. mam. bam.trans. envy (/matsarya/). ram. where true spiritual evolution begins. the six emotions can be overcome through the contemplation of the psycho-energy matrix · Water (/Jala/) Pericarp: shaped as a crescent moon (formed by two circles: larger with outward turned petals. /increased intuition. bham/) with the spot (/bindu/) superimposed over each. anger. (aka. delusion (/moha/). whose beauty is enhanced by uplifted arms raising weapons and celestial raiment. lam. yam. and her mind is exhalted with drinking the ambrosia from /sahasrara chakra/ · /Brahma: / sometimes described as the Golden Womb (/Hiranya-garba/) which is equated with the collective unconscious (Satyananda Saraswati) · _Meditation Effect:_ o Liberation(Speech): liberation from lust. formless /karma/) · Seed Syllable (/Bija/): /Vam/is situated within the whiteregion (pericarp) of /Varuna / · Secondary /mantra: bam.: to leave (/hara/)]. .· Place of Supreme Symbol (/para/ /linga/): expressed in the self · Lotus of /Varuna/: within the /Sushumna nadi /(at the root of the genitals. a vermilion lotus of sixpetals. the smaller with inward petals representing the unconscious). the smaller circle is carried on the back of the legendary alligator/crocodile (/Makara/) (representing the unconscious force. Buddhist Tradition: when /kundalini/ awakens /manipura/. mam. liberation from sin o Intuition (S): vegetarianism can awaken /svadhishthana chakra. lluminates ignorance with valuable nectar-like words of flowing verse and reasonable discourse (Lord of /Yogis/) o o Benefit: morality Liberation (G): ruby. pride (/mada/). /ba/ through /la. knowledge of the astral body 3) Navel (/Manipura/):Treasure Center.
dam. symbolized by moon) from /sahasrara / for the sustainability of life · Seed Syllable (/Bija/): /Ram/. pam. dham.Solar Center(/Surya chakra/) (associated with solar plexus). tam. purifies /karma/ · · · · · Sense: sight Seat: equalizing air (/samana/ /vayu/) Physiology: solar plexus. dam. dark complexion. confirmed awakening of the personal soul (/jiva/). the destroyer · /Vishnu/ · /Lakshmi//Devi/: /Lakini/. pham/ · /Rudra/: four armed and radiant. nam. closely related to the awakening of /kundalini. with /swastika/ marks on each side. tam. digestion (liver. shining like the rising sun. which pervades evolutionary continuum (overstimulation can cause the incineration of vital nectar generated in the /bindu/. associated with /ajna/ /chakra/ . penis. tham. nam. /center of digestive fire (/agni/). /manipura/ fire (sun) consumes/receives divine nectar (/ama/ /kala/. the benefactress of all. tham. dam. his hand gestures grant boons and dispel fear./da/ to /pha. stir up the world o Awakening (S): /manipura/ /chakra/ opens after a great force is created via combining ascending /apana/ /vayu/ moving with /kundalini/ /shakti/ during inhalation from the root to the navel (which normally descends from navel to root without /kundalini/ /shakti/) with /prana/ /vayu /descending from the throat to the navel o Ascension (S): once /manipura/ is reached the tendency is to ascend (rather than descend with the awakening of /svadhishthana/). flesh and blood drips from her mouth (S) · o o o _Meditation Effect:_ Transformation(Speech): power to destroy and create the world Benefit: self control (discipline) (G): morning sun. the /bija/ of /Vani/(/Sarasvati/). with three eyes (ancient: /asura. has four arms. various ornaments. wearing yellow raiment. titan/) vermilion /Rudra/. pam/) with the /bindu/ above them · Fire (/Teja/) Pericarp: a downward pointed triangle of fire (/teja/). smeared with white ashes. and exalted by drinking ambrosia. nam. dham. small intestine) Endocrine: pancreas Psycology: ego (/ahamkara/) · Lotus of /Rudra/: shiny lotus of tenpetals. dham. is seated on a ram. each bearing blue lotus colored letters (eg. colored like heavy rain clouds (dark blue). is situated within the pericarp · Secondary /mantra/: /dam dham nam.
/bandhuka/ flower) of twelvecrimsonpetals. but once awakened it becomes very luminous (associated with the heart). Heart Lotus (/Hrit/ /Padma/. upward pointing triangle represents the unmanifested intangible (energy) awareness of paternal wisdom (/prana. ability to send /prana/ to /sahasrara/ 4) Heart (/Anahata/): Victory Center. is like a celestial wishing tree bestowing more than desired · Air (/Vayu/) Pericarp: the inner region of the smoke-colored (air) hexagram. humanity. unbroken ]. intelligence (/buddhi/) · Eternal Sound: a non-physical sound vibrates from /anahata/ without beginning or end. heaven) · /Durga/Kali//Devi/: /Kakini/. hence causing the accelerated decay of the body). o Psychic Ability (S): locate hidden treasures. free from /karmic/ condition · · · · · Sense: touch Seat: outward moving air (/vyana/ /vayu/) Physiology: circulatory system (heart) Endocrine: thymus Psycology: aspiration. than/) with /bindus/. freedom from disease. chham. wheel of the unstruck [sound] (/nada/) · Lotus of /Vayu/: shiny lotus (eg. nyam. jham. /Hridya/-/Kamala/) · Victory Center: [Skt. situated in the pericarp. the benefactress of all. while the downward pointing triangle represents the manifested tangible (matter) procreative maternal power (/shakti/) · Seed Syllable (/Pavana/ /Bija/): /Yam/. has four arms and is seated on a black antelope (symbol of alertness) · Secondary /mantra/: /kam kham gam gham nam cam cham jam jham nam tam tham/ · Inner Peace: associated with /om shantimantra/ · Wishing Tree (/Kalpavriksha/): evergreen in a miniature lotus of eight petals below /anahata / symbolizing the power of wish fulfillment · Lord of Mercy: has hand gestures that grant boons and dispel fears of the three realms (ie. defined by two juxtaposed triangles (star). cham. mastery of fire. gam. ability to see the internal body. bearing the vermilion letters (eg. her .beginning with /ka. Shiva/). khan. yellow colored like young lightning. three-eyed. wears ornaments. jam. gham. the astral space of the /anahata/ /chakra/ is normally vast and formless (dark).: unbeaten.and descends to /vishuddha/ /chakra/. tam. ngam. kam.earth.
active organ are hands). associated with thyroid gland · · · · · Sense: sound Seat: upward moving air (/udana/ /vayu/) Physiology: respiratory system (throat. but the realization of the true self (/atman/) stops it o o Possession: capability to walk into another s body Unification (G): lightning. /karma/ moves consciousness. and her heart is softened by drinking nectar · Abode of /Laxmi/(/Bana/): in the triangular pericarp (core) is the gentle power (/shakti/) of ten million lightning flashes experienced through the shiny gold /Shiva Linga/ (/Bana/). intense mental concentration on /Brahman/ which inspires speech which flows like clear water like the /Devata/ who is the beloved of /Laxmi/ o True bridge of consciousness: (/Rig/ /Veda/). cosmic love. Vedic: /Ishvara/] o Benefit: compassion o Compassion: ever dearest to women. and gestures of blessing and dispelling fear. larynx. goddess of prosperity). celestial wishing tree · Abode of /Shiva/Rudra/Isha/: beautified by the /Hamsa/. completely sensorial control. like a steady tapered flame in a windless place. psychic healing. psychokinesis 5) Throat (/Vishuddhi/): Purification Center. the filaments are illumined from the solar /chakra/ · _Meditation Effect:_ o Preservation(Speech): protect and destroy worlds (Lord of Speech) [sim. Throat Center(/Kantha/ /Chakra/) · Purification Center: [Skt. eloquent poetry. whose head has a minute orifice like a pierced gem (the abode of /Laxmi/. lungs) Endocrine: thyroid Psycology: inspiration. /after /anahata / is awakened a wish can manifest whether good or evil o Paranormal Abilities (S): control of air. where the individual soul(/Jivatma/) expresses itself surrounding the pericarp. preeminently wise and full of noble deeds. purifies poison.: derived from word meaning to purify (/shuddhi/)]. unification with /Brahman/ o Power of Wish Fulfillment: /jiva/ can perceive and control the workings of worldy /karma. skulls. sense organ is skin.four hands hold a noose. sense of touch becomes increasingly subtle (touching astral matter. individual soul (/jiva/) .
Atma/) (who dwells by the pericarp of /sahasrara chakra. o. the noose. to · Command Center[Skt. a.· Source of Sound · Pure Lotus of smoky purplehue of sixteen petals bearing all sixteen shining crimsonvowels (ie. uvula.long and short: /a. e. ah/) to the illumined mind · Ethereal (/Akasa/) Pericarp: the core s shape is a white full moon circle without the mark of the hare (sim. after the attainment of complete knowledge of /Atma/ (/Brahman/) through constant /vishuddha chakra/ concentration. au. identification with /Brahman/ o Regulates the purity of divine nectar from /sahasrara/ (see /bindu/ /visargha/ below) (S) o Psychic Abilities (S): telepathy. full knowledge of the /Vedas/. five faced. the sage sees the three periods. the wise sage enjoys uninterrupted peace of mind. Buddhist: /Avalokitesvara Boddhisattva / ®/Kannon/Guanyin /who was executed by strangulation]. her four lotus hands carry the bow. ability to endure without food and water 6) Brow (/Ajna/):Command Center to follow. his body is united with the Goddess (/Devi/). his four arms consist of two holding a noose and a goad (animal prod) and two holding the beautifying gestures of granting boons and dispelling fear · Secondary /mantra/: /am am im im um um rm rm em kim em eim om oum am ahm/ · God (/Deva/) (/Sada-Shiva/): the snow-white /Deva/. if the /Yogi/ concentrates on /vishuddha chakra/ in conjunction with breath retention (/kumbhaka/). three-eyed. r. /Surya/. indestructibility.man in the moon) · Seed Syllable (/Ambara Bija/): white /Ham/ is seated on a white elephant of six tusks. /Ganapa/ (God of Wisdom and Protector from Obstacles)] o o Benefit: calmness (G): source of nectar. and the goad · _Meditation Effect:_ o Wisdom: portal to great liberation and /Yoga/ accomplishment. l. /Hari-Hara/ (/Vishu-Shiva/). am. present. /Shakti Sakini/dwells in the lotus.trans. l. /Vishnu/. if the senses are pure and controlled. command ]. u. [Skt. free from disease and sorrow. ten beautiful arms. becomes the benefactor of all. r. purifies thought. i. long-lived. ability to know the past. /sim. and future./Hamsa/) has the ability to destroy endless dangers. daughter of the Mountain King (/Girija/) [sim.: to know. /Bhrumadhya/ . ai. and clothed in a tiger s skin. she wears yellow raiment. signifies: ever (/sada/) beneficence (/shiva/)] · Goddess (/Devi/): more pure than the ocean of nectar. the true self(/Antaratma. the three worlds could be moved in an event of anger [which cannot be controlled by /Brahman/. i. arrows. u.
/Om/ is the symbolic utterance of the superconsciousness (/samadhi/) · Secondary /mantra/: /ham ksham/ · God (/Deva/): above the triangle. and /sushumna/ at the brow. cerebellum) · · Endocrine: pituitary Psycology: universal soul (/atma/). shining inside like a chain of lightning flashes behind the letter · Seed Syllable (/Pranava Bija/): letters A and U form the sacred seed syllable of /Om/. like a plough in shape. / consolidated dark./Ham /and /Ksham. (Satyananda Saraswati) · Beautifully whitelike the moon with twopetals bearing the white letters (ie. immortal and omniscient /Parama Shiva /manifests to his fullest might as a flaming lamp lustrous as the morning sun between earth and sky · Abode of /Vishnu/: at the time of death. inside is a downward/inverted triangle symbolizing the female genitalia (/yoni/). it illuminates with the glory of meditation (/dyana/) · Goddess (/Devi/): inside the pericarp. knot of /Shiva/ (/Rudra/ /Granthi/) merging into a single passage to /sahasrara chakra/. two others are raised in gestures of dispelling fear and granting boons. is a crescent moon beneath a /bindu/ which expresses the shining letter M (/makara/) and the subtle trace of consciousness.· Seat: primary /prana/ · Physiology: involuntary nervous system (medulla oblongata. above the M is /nada/ whose whiteness equals the moon diffusing its rays. with a /Shiva linga/ (/Itara/). above the triangle. is half comprised of /Shiva. causal). /it is the inner true self (/atma/) as pure mind (/buddhi/) which resembles a radiant flame. mother force of manifestation. Eternal Birthless. dispels fear. the excellent /yogi/ joyfully places his /prana/ here and enters the Supreme. bija mantras /for /Shiva / and /Shakti /respectively). the other three hold a skull. /Shakti Hakini /has six moon-like faces. a pure mind · Astral (/Prana/) Pericarp: Subtle Mind (/Manas/). /being tranquil. which by its luster makes visible /Nadi Citrini. the first Vedic /Bija. AU + M = AUM (/Om/). and a rosary (for /mantras/). six arms: one holds a book (the gesture of enlightenment). and manifests pure intelligence (/buddhi/) · _Meditation Effect:_ . astral. see also /muladhara chakra/). where the combined energy is dispersed throughout the three bodies (ie. mind (/antahkarana/) · Location: at the triple confluence (/tri-veni/) of /pingala/.physical. /ida/. known in the /Vedanta /(sacred texts dealing with the nature of /Brahman/) · /Mahanada/: place where /vayu/ dissolves. /abode of most excellent /shakti/. Primeval Deva (prior the three worlds) (/Purusha/). it grants boons. or the creative. a small drum. or /linga sharira/ (symbolizing the astral body in /tantra yoga.
when the /yogi/ closes the house which hangs without support (ie. in the vacant space of /shankhini/ /nadi/. /being opposite /muladhara /(in terms of the start and end of the /ida/ and /pingala/ /nadi/). and manifests pure intelligence (/buddhi/) o o Benefit: intuition Bliss (G): pearl. clairvoyance). bearing the light of the great void (/bindu/). all personal knowledge and practical experience dissolves into the uninterrupted bliss of pure mind (/buddhi/). and shedding rays profusely like divine nectar. is the upside down lotus of a thousand petals. he becomes the Creator. filled with bliss o Psychic Ability (S): in /kundalini/ practice. fades 7) Crown (/Sahasrara/):Void · Lotus of a Thousand Petals: at the vertex of the head. famous and long-lived. through /ajna/ meditation. sealing the 9 orifices). /thus lessening the dangers of awakening the lower /chakras /by maintaining calmness of mind/. a triangle shines like ten million lightning flashes. dispels fear. which is merely meditation on the lotus. purusha/) Physiology: voluntary nervous system (cerebrum) Endocrine: pineal Psycology: supreme self (/paramatman/) · Pericarp of the Magnificient Void(/Bindu/): within the /sahasrara/ is the moon. absolute bliss · · · · Seat: spirit. grants boons. Destroyer. distinctly shining as sparks of flame above the triangle of /Pranava. being all-knowing and all-seeing. through unity with /Brahman/. then he will see beyond /ajna chakra/ the form of /Mahanada/. its petals are luminous with letters beginning with A. tranquility. it should be awakened first due to its ability to dissolve /karma. becomes the benefactor of all. concentration leads to the purification of the mind and the attainment of psychic ability (ie.severs the mind from the physical world through /yoni mudra/.o Divine: the /yoga/ adept on the path to realization (/sadhaka/) of the true self (/atma/). true self (/atman. which is more lustrous and white than the full moon. and will hold in the lotus of his hand all the powers of speech. psychic abilities (/siddhis/) are acquired. overlord. and becomes the supreme master (/muni/) of /dyana yoga/. and below /Brahman/ gate (/brahma/ /randhra/). well versed in all the sacred texts and commentaries (/shastras/). or ego-consciousness. any change in one induces a similar change in the other (reflective in triangle symbolism). /when the /yogi/ is an accomplished devotee to his /guru/. and Preserver of the three worlds.telepathy. which is served by all the /devas. within. linga/ (symbol of astral body) is illumined (see also /muladhara chakra/) . contact with inner /guru/ (innate deep knowledge and wisdom) and outer /guru/ (guardian angel) becomes possible as concentration moves deeper and self-awareness. attains the ability to quickly enter another s body at will. its clustered filaments are tinged with the color of the young sun (magenta). without the hare.
controls visual perception). the ever-existent /Bhagavati/. behind the philtrum [sim./Shivarandhra/]: the psychic point (minor /chakra/) at the base of the skull that receives /sahasrara/ nectar and forms it into drops (longevity pills if /vishuddha/ is open. w//tarpaka/ /kapha/) aka.TCM: GV20-/baihui/]. place of liberation · /Hamsa Parama/: through the spreading current of essence nectar bliss which pervades all beings. center of psychic sound (/nada/) of innumerable subtle vibrations. is the subtle /bindu/ [/nirvana/ moon phase (16^th day from full moon = new moon crescent) which drips divine nectar (/ama kala/) the color of the young sun. found in the character /om/) · /Hiranyagarbha / (/Vedas/Tantra/): womb of consciousness.· /Bindu Visargha / [Skt. it is located in a depression just past the vertex of the skull [sim. 8^th /chakra. replete with all forms of bliss and pure knowledge (eg. /aka. within the depression is a slight elevation (where cranial nerves connect to optic nerves. which drip down to a reservoir at a minor /chakra/ (/lalana/). Atma/). /he is the sun that destroys the darkness of ignorance and delusion · /Nirvana Kala: / more refined than. attainable only through great effort. /Brahman. abode to /Parama Shiva.: falling of the drop/spot seat of nectar (assoc. /Hamsa mantra/ . the Lord instructs the self control (/yati/) of pure mind (/buddhi/) in the knowledge which facilitates the realization of oneness with the individual soul (/jivatma/) and the universal soul (/paramatma/) · Abode of all worshipped /Devas/: /Shiva/(/Shivites/). which is the life of all beings. yet subtle as the ten-millionth part of the end of a hair. if closed. and /Devata/ (divinity) that pervades all beings by granting divine knowledge through her luster which shines like the light of all the suns shining simultaneously · /Nirvana Shakti: / within the middle space of /Nirvana Kala/ is the Supreme.Taoist: connection point (GV27-/renzhong/. directly above /Brumadhya /(/Ajna chakra/) · Abode of /Parama Shiva / (/Ama Kala/): illumination concealed. according to tradition. is /nirvana kala. primordial /Nirvana Shakti/. the fluid becomes poison that decays life). which contains a small amount of secretion. and within /ama kala/. GV28-/yinjiao/) for tongue where /yang/ becomes /yin/ through swallowing saliva]. lustrous like ten million suns. within herself is a constant flowing stream of gladness (contentment). /as subtle as the thousandth part of the end of a hair. Shiva. free of the world restricted by time and space (/maya/). /Hari/-/Hara/ [/Hari/ (/Vishnu/) / Hara/ (/Shiva/)] (/Shivites/ and /Vaisnavas/). /Parama Purusha/(/Vaisnavas/). corresponds to pituitary. which has no time or place (/kala/). inside /Parama Shiva/ exists the unification of the experiential supreme bliss (/rasa/) and the bliss resulting from the union of /Shiva/ and /Shakti. at the upper epiglottis. Brahman /and /Atma /of all beings. represented by a full moon superimposed with a crescent moon (symbolizes a partial glimpse to the infinite. she graciously carries the knowledge of truth to the minds of sages · /Nityananda: / within the /Nirvana Shakti/ is the everlasting abode of /Shiva/. Vishnu. thin as a fiber in a lotus stalk]. /Shakti Devi/. Hamsa. mother of the three realms. shaped like a crescent moon.
The general method of concentration consists of unifying the adjuncts (ie. pure and sweet speech. liberation from suffering [/Gorakshashatakam /by Goraknath (10^th c. appearing as radiating lines (like wheel spokes. attains liberation from time and space (/maya/) o Benefit: wisdom o Liberation (G): sky. since there is nothing in the three realms which binds him. void. mind control achieves the goal to possess complete power to do whatever wished and prevent that which is contrary to the will.iconographical /chakra/ details) with the principle [ie. A secondary force is established at right angles to the radiating lines of the primary force (eg.CE) for his disciples. /sa = /original substance (/Prakriti/)] · _Meditation Effect:_ o Void: through mind control karmic wandering is transcended. The size (standard unawakened: 2 in. [Descriptions by Rev. and indicated by (G)]. perpetually rotating like a whirlpool of light towards an internal primordial force. once a /chakra/ is activated the adjuncts have the propensity to give perverse knowledge. /with additional information concerning paranormal abilities attained through concentration on the pertaining /chakra /in conjunction with a fixed gaze on the tip of the nose (focusing intention). /nadi/.[/Ham/ = true/pure self (/Purusha/). Leadbeater. all-pervasive /Atma/. moves towards /Brahman/ (roaming the sky). absolute peaceful /Shiva/. Theosophical Society. The primordial primary force enters into each lotus. which is innately seven fold (corresponding to the number of /chakras/).true self (/Atma/)] through cautious meditation for the ultimate benefit of liberation from suffering./swastika/). the morality of the individual does not influence the size and operational intensity . [This data will be compiled into the Meditation Benefit described above./sushumna nadi/). which deviates the /yogi/ from the true purpose. which undulates (interweave with the primaries) in circular motion about the center to form oscillations of varying vibrational frequency (determining the number and color of /nadi/. hence the /chakra/ location) resembling the shimmering gleam of moonlight on placid water.) and level of operational intensity in each /chakra/ subjectively varies depending on the degree to which it is awakened. dia.CE)]: The /Gorakshashatakam /written by the pundit Goraknath (10^th c. resembles /chakra/ descriptions found in the /Upanishads. According to Rev. New York (1882 CE)]: Each lotus (/chakra/) stems at intervals from the spinal root (ie. Leadbeater. or divine cosmic energy. The radiating lines (/nadi/) help to bind together the astral (mental/spiritual/psychic) and ethereal (energetic) realms (where the /chakras /exist in both). number varies depending on /chakra/) originating from the center.
yellow. 16 undulations alternating blue and green producing a silver shimmering. awakening enables astral hearing (clairaudience) · Spiritual: activated only after a certain degree of spiritual growth has been realized 6) /Ajna / (Brow): 96 undulations (48 on each half side) with pink-yellow on one side and purple-blue on the other.level of the /chakras/ (contrary to the views of the /Dhayanabindu Upanishad/). blue. or luminosity. awakening enables astral vision (clairvoyance) 7) /Sahasrara / (Crown): 960 undulations (relating to 1000) of violet hues and 12 inner undulations of white and gold. awakening enables the general awakening of astral body 4) /Anahata / (Heart): receives forces from the higher astral realm. awakening enables astral travel · Personal: (Personality) 3) /Manipura / (Navel): receives forces from the lower astral realm. and spiritual (associated with the three realms of earth. 6 undulations alternating in hues of red. vibration frequency associated with the lotus petals (/nadi/). 4 undulations alternating red and orange hues. violet. /Chakras/ are active to some degree in the average person to maintain basic physiological function. but does influence the specific hues. awakening enables interaction with other astral bodies 5) /Vishuddha / (Throat): receives forces from the lower mental/spiritual realms. awakening enables complete knowledge of astral life and perfection of astral (psychic) powers According to Rev. awakening enables attainment of enlightened knowledge 2) /Svadisthana / (Spleen): receptor of vitality emanating from the sun./Ayurvedic/ types of . which directly related to the anatomical level and the number of primordial undulations (/nadi/). 10 undulations alternating in hues of red and green. The /chakras/ were categorized into three groups. the /chakras/ are receptors of solar light rays of a specific spectral frequency [sim. Leadbeater. orange. and heaven). 12 undulations of a golden glow. physiological. personal. humanity. · Physiological: 1) /Muladhara/(Root): receptor of serpent fire from earth. and therefore. green.
S4. Pelvic Rose /Vyana/: entire body. Nerve Plexus:Sympathetic. urogenital Root (/Muladhara/) CX. Organ Systems /Chakra/Receptor Spinal Position. Hypogastricus Green ./prana/vayu/]. nervous system Spleen (/Svadisthana/) L1. RAYS OF VITALITY Light Ray of Vitality Associated /Prana/:Region of Influence. Subsidiary Orange-Red /Apana/: anus. which influence the vitality of a certain anatomical regions/systems. Splenic. Coccygeal.
Yellow /Prana/: heart. liver. Hepatic. etc. Pharyngeal. . Coronary. Pulmonary. Gastric. Coeliac/Solar. brain Heart (/Anahata/) C7. etc./Samana/: navel. kidneys. Pyloric. digestive Navel (/Manipura/) T8. Violet-Blue /Udana/: throat. brain (dark blue: lower and central brain. intestines. Cardiac. violet: vertex) Throat (/Vishuddha/) C3. Laryngeal / / Brow (/Ajna/) C1.
Carotid. LOTUSES No. Cavernus General Overview: SEVEN SUBTLE CENTERS (/CHAKRA/). Name /Sanskrit/ (Aspect) Gland: Location: /plexus/ Acu-points Realm/ Element: (mastery of) Humor (/Dosha/): Affected Meridians (/Nadi/) Anatomical System: regulated organs and disorders (physical. mental) Image: (S)hape (/Yantra/) (C)olor: Traditional/ ROYGBIV (P)etals (/nadi/) Seed S(y)llable (/bija/) (A)nimal (SY)mbols . emotional.
/ GV1. hemorrhoids. contains incarnated cosmic energy Earth (/prithivi/):no fear of death. present. seed. consciousness. sense of smell) /Kapha: /Sp/S Reproductive (CNS) (K)/Large Intestine: legs. red . cervix).Hindu Divinity/ Biblical Patriarch Chinese 1 Root: /Muladhara// /Adhara/ (Instinct) Foundation Center /Brahma Granthi/ [sim. knows past. constipation. and future. levitation. survival issues. CV1. grief. genitals (testicles./changqiang/ / / Nature:body mould.Taoist: 1^st lock] Adrenals: /Plexus Pelvis /(perineum). fight or flight S: Square (yellow) C: Yellow. excessive attachments./huiyin. control of breath. nose (organ of knowledge.
/ / / /Fu Xi/ 2 Navel/Sacral:/Svadhishthana/ (Feeling) Original Center Gonads: /Plexus Hypogastricus./mingmen/ CV6.P: 4 (crimson) Y: /Lam / A: Elephant w/7 trunks SY: 8 shining spears /Brahma// /Indra / /Dakini / /Kandarpa / /Shiva Linga/ /Para/ /Ganesha/ / / /Adam./ GV4./qihai/ Lower /Dantian/ .
motivation. low back. tongue (organ of knowledge. intuition. asthma. mastery of senses. hearing S: Half-moon (white) C: White. taste) /Vata: /K/UB. sexual. Hiranya-garba/ / / /Noah/ / / /Shennong/ 3 Solar Plexus/ Navel: /Manipura / (Reason) Pancreas: .Forms:vitality Water: psychic. finances. /Kapha: /P/TH Reproductive/Negative Digestive (ANS-s)/Urinary (K/UB)/Skeletal: elimination (bladder. intestines). astral essences. orange P: 6 (vermilion/orange) Y: /Vam/ A: Crocodile (/Makara/) /Varuna/ /Hari/Vishnu/ /Saraswati/ /Rakini/ /Brahma. prostate. knees. fear.
fatigue. blue/green P: 10 (blue/green) Y: /Ram/ A: Ram /Rudra/ /Vishnu/ /Vani/Sarasvati/ /Lakshmi// /Lakini/ / / /Abraham/ / / /Huangdi/ 4 . irritability. yellow. cries easily./Plexus Epigastricus. jaundice. depression S: Triangle (downward) (sunrise) C: Red. worry. stubbornness. no disease /Pitta: /H/SI. Lv/GB Positive Digestive (ANS-s) (S/Sp/Lv/GB/SI/LI/K/UB)/Hepatic/ Articular/Muscular: vision./ CV8. procrastination. arthritis. diabetes./shenque/ /Huangting/ (Yellow Court) Lower /Dantian/ Spiritual perception:emotion Fire: finding hidden treasures. hypochondriac pain. lack of sweetness in life.
touch). red or gold P: 15./ GV10./shanzhong/ Middle /Dantian/ Imagination:edge of super-consciousness Air/Metal: flight.Heart: /Anahata / (Love) /Vishnu Granthi/ [sim./lingtai/ CV17. heart problems.Taoist: 2^nd lock] Thymus: /Plexus Cardiacus. 12 (L) Y: /Yam/ A: Gazelle (black) /Vayu/ /Durga/Kali// /Kakini/ / / /Lakshmi/ . green./Pitta: / H/SI Cardiovascular (ANS-s)/Immune (H): lack of joy. astral travel. attraction of cosmic love and divine qualities. excessive talking S: Star-double triangle C: Grayish blue. skin (organ of knowledge. hands (organ of action) /Vata: /L/LI.
hearing). grief. creativity) Thyroid: /Plexus Laryngeus// /Cervicus. asthma. stuttering / / S: Circle C: White./Shiva/Rudra// /Isha/ / / /Moses/ 5 Throat: /Vishuddha/ (Communica-tion. arms. vocal cords (organ of action) /Pitta: /Lv/GB Respiratory (CNS) (L): throat. metabolism./dazhui/ CV22. blue./ GV14. cough. fear of speaking. violet P: 16 Y: /Ham/ A: Elephant w/6 tusks /Sada-Shiva/ ./tiantu/ Beyond forms:spirit Ether/Wood: immortality. sinus. ears (organ of knowledge. loud talking.
seat of /ojas/ Light/Energy (/Prana/) Endocrine (non-volitional ANS-s/CNS): HA. sinus./yintang/ /Mingtang /(Bright Hall) Upper /Dantian/ Divine nature:inspiration. sensory ./Girija/ /Shakti-Sakini/ / / /David/ 6 Third Eye: /Ajna/ (Insight) Command Center /Rudra/Shiva Granthi/[sim./fengfu/ M-HN-3. allergies. destroys /karma /of previous lives.Taoist: 3^rd lock] Pituitary (L)/ Pineal (S): /Plexus Cavernus// /Medulla Oblongata./ GV16.
C: Milky white./ /niwan (nirvana)/ Upper /Dantian/ . /Mahabatin/ Pineal: Brain GV20. indigo./baihui. 96 (L) Y: /A/ /Hamsa/ /Shakti Hakini/ /Itara/ / / Confluence of///Ganga /and/Yamuna/ / / /Jesus/ / / / / 7 Crown: /Sahasrara/ (Higher self) Gate of /Brahman/ (Portal to Astral and Causal Realms). transparent P: 2. grey (S).
scalp C: Violet. cosmic consciousness Light/Energy (/Prana/) Nervous (volitional ANS-s/CNS): HA. psychiatric. Leadbeater (S) = Satyananda Saraswati GV = Governing Vessel CV = Conception Vessel . Gold P: 1000. 960/12 (L) Y: /Om/ /Shiva / / / /Brahma/ / / /Yahweh/ _Key:_ CNS = Central Nervous System Heart H = GB = Gall Bladder SI = Small ANS-s = Autonomic Nervous System-sympathetic Intestine Lv = Liver L = Lung UB = Urinary Bladder LI = Large Intestine K = Kidney S = Stomach P = Pericardium Sp = Spleen TH = Tri-Humor (/dosha/) (L) = Rev. epilepsy. optic nerve.Divine essence:truth.
Chinese: /qi/] travels on paths called meridians (/nadi/) and accumulates in clefts called points (/marma/). (see fig. yi. and supply their organic abodes (internal solid organ) with /rasa /(essential fluid) [sim. Chinese: /jing/] and /prana.Chinese: spiritual resources (/zhi. The interconnectedness of the /kosas/ allows their communication with the original spirit via central energy vortexes (/chakras/). or water and fire. po/). /In general. which establish the frequency of energetic vibration (through pulse and spin). (Ros). systems of energy and mind/spirit. are located along a central cosmic channel that has existed since the first cell divided inside the womb. the bio-energetic meridian system exists on the energetic level of consciousness (/prana kosa/). / / _Energy Meridians (/Nadi/):_ The literal translation of /nadi/._Seven Planes of Evolution:_ The /chakras/ relate directly with the seven planes of spiritual evolution. the meridians are projections from the envelopes of consciousness (/kosas/) [sim. / or ethereal and astral bodies). More specifically.Chinese: elixir field (/dantian/). shen.: petal ] (of the lotus) [Skt. (Saraswati). Meridians can be thought of as the energetic (/prana/) projections of the twelve organs [sim. which is generatively interconnected with other levels of consciousness. (Hamilton)].Chinese: twelve meridians] having an alchemical duty to the spirit to become one organ. hun. The /nadis/ provide passage for vital force (/prana shakti/) and mental force (/manas shakti/). (Motoyama). The /chakras /[sim. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) /Muladhara/®/Bhu/ [Earth] /Svadhishthana/®/Bhuvana/ [Intermediate space. root: to flow (/nad/)] implies the interconnectedness and interdependence of the meridian (energy) system and the /chakra /(mind) system (expressing two different levels of consciousness: /prana kosa /and /mano kosa. coinciding organically with glands of the endocrine system. . humanity] /Manipura/®/Svaha/ [Heaven] /Anahata/®/Mahaha/ /Vishuddha/®/Janana/ /Ajna/®/Tapaha/ /Sahasrara/®/Satyam /[Truth] *ENERGY MERIDIANS (/NADI/) AND POINTS (/MARMA/): Energy Matrix (/Nadi/ /Chakra/)* (Chaithavuthi). (Hamilton)]. respectively. (Feuerstein). 20-95)** Energy (/prana/) [sim. [Skt.
The energetic principles Kalarippayattu derive from /Dhanur Veda/ (Science of War).Meridians can be classified by polarity. Marman/):_Thresholds between the Subtle (/Prana/) and the Coarse (/Anna/) The energy points (/marma/) [aka. Historical Background of Lethal and Acupuncture Energy Points (/Marma/): In Vedic times. /Ayurveda/ recognizes 365 /marma/ points which are interchangeable with the acupoints of Traditional Chinese Medicine. the five elements (/mahabhuta/)./Kalari Shastra/) after the master Agastya bequeathed knowledge to 18 of his most devoted disciples. the 72 /shastra/ were passed down through generations of masters and disciples. and the three humors (/dosha/). More specifically. Sushruta classified 107 /marmas/ according to the physiological structure innervated (ie. marma and 160-220 minor /marma/. and consequently contraindicated for needling. sim. and Yoga. _Energy Points (/Marma. or flow type. /marma/ are mutual thresholds between energy (/prana/). or pain]. meridians are named by the classifications of anatomy. who each recorded 4 /shastra/. /Ayurveda/. in Kerala. Points are typically found near blood vessels in topological recesses or sometimes at meridian crossings. or the seats of /prana. bones. All meridians except for the governing and conception (/sushumna/) vessels are bilateral. disability. India. and utilized by surgeons for optimal therapy of such injuries. level. Today. joints). Kalarippayattu views the human being as having three intricately interwoven bodies (listed below from coarse to subtle. delayed death (water). ligaments. Kalarippayattu recognizes 160-220 /marmas/ in martial application (protection). there are traditionally 108 major. and utilizes the original 107 (108) /marmas/ of Sushruta in therapy. and organ.to the Five . or original. nerves. dimension. blood vessels. element. anatomical location. The Kalarippayattu (Adi) martial and healing secrets on /marma/ were written on palm leaves in 72 /shastra/ (aka.muscles. /marma/ were targeted in combat to inflict maximum damage. and consequence of injury [depending on element of /marma/ point to cause: swift death (fire). anatomical location. Some /marma/ are considered lethal. Hence forth. level. In classical /Ayurvedic/ acupuncture. The remnants of practical /marma/ application persists today only through the martial art Kalarippayattu (specifically Adi./ may be thought of as cavities or holes on meridians where concentrated energy (/prana/) communicates with the physical body. a sect of Kalarippayattu). In fact. death upon extraction of a foreign body from the wound (wind/air).South India: /adankal/].
*horizontal lines of points*. Points can be classified by anatomical location. *meridian types*. Furthermore. *meridian classifications* (polar distinctions). *meridian count*. which can be remedied by an immediate stroke or slap to the same /marma/ on the opposite side of the body to move and balance /prana/. push. meridian*point classifications*.Envelopes): 1) Changeable: fluids (eg. and function and indication. the function of /marma /is optimal when /prana/ moves within it. the structure of /marmas/ only exist in the condition of life. the body cannot live without the mind. injury to a /marma /causes an obstruction in the flow of /prana/ and /vata/ (waste product of /prana/) within the pertaining meridian (/nadi/) it is situated on. energetic integrity. or pinch). and regulates /yin /and /yang/ Resists pathogens and reflects symptoms and signs Regulates deficiency and excess conditions . and the *eight spiritual vessels*. the *twelve regular* *meridians*. ® /marma /(bridge between physical and energetic envelope)//® 3) Subtle: /nadis/ and /chakras/ According to Kalarippayattu. Injury consists of penetrating the /marma/ tissue at least one inch (/angula/) (via weapon pierce. in addition to a follow up treatment for /dosha/ imbalance. *meridian relationships*. *body measurement for point location *(biometrics). The /pranic/ movement within /marma /is regulated by the lunar day. Since the energy envelope (/prana kosa/) is more foundational to life than the food envelope (/anna kosa/).muscles. bones).tissues and wastes) 2) Less changeable: solids (eg. Meridians and points are summarized according to *general meridian functions*. It is through the treatment of meridian points where a synergetic effort can be made towards restoring equilibrium. *General Meridian Functions: * (CAM 55-59) ¤ ¤ ¤ Transports /prana /and blood. fist or finger strike.
There is a meridian (/nadi/) within each nerve.Meridian Count: / The Shiva Samhita mentions that the human body consists of 350.000 meridians (/nadi/) existing within the subtle body (/shukshasharira/) [sim. (Hamilton)]. the governing vessel (/amatya nadi/) and the conception vessel (/janma nadi/) [sim. The fourteen meridians belong to the twelve major organs as well as the original spiritual vessels. TCM: total meridian count of 72. with 10. *MERIDIAN COUNT* *Meridian Type* *Unilateral Number* *Bilateral Number* *Regular* *12* *24* *Branch* *27/ (28)* *52 (54)* Collateral 15 (16 including stomach) (2 are GV/CV) .000 meridians (nadi). 14. of which fourteen are stated to be important.TCM]. /(/Light on Pranayama/ as quoted in Ros) Most Vedic texts record a quantity of 72. or 15 meridians considered most important.
28 (30) Divergent 12 24 Regional *24* *48* Cutaneous 12 24 Muscular 12 24 Spiritual *8* *14* Unilateral 2 (GV/CV) .
TCM: primary. _ _ Collateral (Connecting): (see fig. There are four types: *regular*. through which energy (/prana/) (which influences the movement of the three /doshas/) is transported. Meridians should be thought of as areas of influence rather than lines. and *spiritual *or extraordinary vessels. Regulars are also called primary. 23) ¤ Moves /prana/ and blood for nourishment.2 Bilateral 6 12 TOTAL *71 (72)* *138 (140)* *Meridian Types: * Specific Meridian Functions The various meridian types create an intricate web distributing /prana /and blood throughout the body. regional. branch. Particular meridian types have specific meridian functions. *branch*. protection. *regional*. or layers [sim. and twelve organ function maintenance ¤ The connecting. 40-43) . divergent. 28-39. _Branch Meridians (via /setu/-connecting points):_(Secondary) Branch meridians consist of *collateral *and *divergent*. and spiritual meridians are supplementary branches of the primary channels. (see fig. (Hamilton)]. _ _ _Regular (internal/external):_(Primary). and branch and regional are called secondary. The meridians (/nadi/) consist of three sheaths.
56-67. regulates the pores ¤ _ _ Acts as diagnostic indicator . (see fig. correlating with the regions of the regular meridians and collaterals (per /antar-bahya/ level. maintaining an easy transition in the flow of /prana/ ¤ Very Minute Connecting Channels: capillary-like channels (very good diagnostic indicators) · · · _ _ Divergent: (see fig. and the governing and conception vessels are distributed on the anterior and posterior aspects of body ¤ Govern the *surface* of the body ¤ Strengthens and connects internal-external related meridians. 96) Regional meridians consist of *cutaneous* and *muscular*. 44-55) ¤ Regular meridian divergent channels are distributed *deep * in the body ¤ ¤ Governs the *inside* of the body Connects internal-external related meridians Minute Blood Superficial ¤ Strengthens meridian relationship with the twelve organs (meridian extensions) ¤ Distribute /prana /to the face and head ¤ Contains protective/prana/ that acts as a second line of defense against pathogens _ _ _Regional Meridians:_(Secondary). and /bahu///pada/ classification) ¤ Distributes /prana/ and blood of the regular meridians to the *skin*.¤ Regular meridian collateral channels are distributed *superficially *on the four limbs. Cutaneous: ¤ Distributed *superficially* in the skin.
and /bahu///pada/ classification) ¤ Travel in depression and planes between *muscles and tendons* (covering broad surface areas) ¤ Distributes /prana/ and blood of the regular meridians to nourish the muscles. tendons. correlating with the regions of the regular meridians and collaterals (per /antar-bahya/ level. and the pathogen may advance toward the collaterals. strengthens bone and joint connections. /(/Su Wen/ as quoted in CAM 106) _ _ Muscular: ¤ Distributed *deeply* in the skin./ Skin is the place where the meridians are distributed. maintains joint flexibility ¤ Originates from limb extremities (/rasa/-well points) and ascends to the trunk and head ¤ Knot at joints ¤ Contains protective/prana/ which acts as the first line of defense against pathogens ¤ _ _ *MUSCLE REGION CONNECTIONS* *Muscle Region* Acts as diagnostic indicator *Elements* *Connection* */Chakra/* Hand /Yang/ Fire-Fire-Air Angle of forehead . the sweat pores will open. meridians of / twelve/through the sweat pores. and skin. When the pathogen attacks the skin.
(Ros. 13-14) ¤ Reservoir of /prana /and blood (fire and water) ¤ Draws on the kidney/rasa/: spreads /rasa/ throughout entire body. 24. 122) . 68-78.6 Foot /Yang/ Water-Ether-Earth Eyes 6 Hand /Yin/ Fire-Fire-Air Thoracic cavity 4 Foot /Yin/ Water-Ether-Earth Genital region 2 _Spiritual Vessels:_(see fig. conduit of /rasa/ ¤ Assists circulation of protective/prana/ Meridian Classifications: Inside and Outside Channels (/Antar /and /Bahya/).
3) Inside Leg (/Pada //Antar/): spleen.Chinese: /yin / and /yang/. the means whereby man is cured: the / twelve/meridians are the basis of all theory and treatment. Polar relationships in meridians are apparent in their /prana /flows.//in relation to meridians]. Depending on the orientation and function of the meridian. There are six /antar-bahya**/elementally** paired regular meridians and four /antar/and four /bahya** /spiritual vessels. / (/Ling Shu /as quoted in Mann. * * The integrated meridian system of the /prana /body is synergetic.**The four anatomical flows of /antar /and /bahya / express the reinforced juxtaposition of polar opposites at the center. liver. Art 35) Unity represents the eternal matrix of transforming /prana/. which project to the extremities from the solid and hollow organs respectively. There are two inside (/antar/)//channels located on the arm-hand (/bahu/) and two outside (/bahya/)*//*channels located on the leg-foot (/pada/). the means whereby disease occurs. *six meridians. and *spiritual vessel distinction*. kidney become external at the toes and travel up the medial aspect of the leg.** Synergy represents the integrated behavior of a system. _Anatomical Location:_(Mann. . The /prana /of the /bahya** /channels moves inward and downward on the lateral aspects of the limbs. 122) The /prana /of the /antar/channels moves outward and upward on the medial aspects of the limbs. In acupuncture. needling one point can affect the entire /prana/ body. over the abdomen and chest to end near the origin of the /upper //antar/. _ _ 1) Inside Arm (/Bahu //Antar/): heart. pericardium. or negative (-) and positive (+). they are classified as inside (/antar/)//and outside (/bahya/)*//*[sim. This matrix of energy highways is called the 12 primary meridians and the 8 spiritual vessels in TCM. triple warmer. _ _ Polar distinction in meridians can be classified according to *anatomical location*. and large intestine become external at the fingertips and travel up the lateral aspect of the arm to the face. That is the behavior of the whole is predictable by the behavior of its parts. twelve meridian distinction*. (Ros. Art 67). 2) Outside Arm (/Bahu //Bahya/): small intestine./ The means whereby man is created. and lung become external at the chest and travel down the medial aspect of the arm to the fingertips.
bahya/-/bahya/)**but different anatomical location (ie./bahu-pada/). according to the level of disease onset./antar/-/antar.TCM: /Taiyin/]: lung«spleen Manifestation [sim.TCM: /Yangming/]: large intestine«stomach Flooding [sim. _ _ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ _ _ Meridian Relationships between /Prana/ and Blood: (Mann 53) The optimum relationship of blood (/yin/) and /prana/ (/yang/) quantities depends on the meridian level it exists on.TCM: /Shaoyin/]: heart«kidney Flowering [sim. External disease invades first the /Taiyang /level in the spring and progresses internally (diagrammatically clockwise) to the /Jueyin /level. which correlates with winter. Accumulation [sim.TCM: /Jueyin/]: pericardium«liver MERIDIAN LEVEL RELATIONSHIPS OF /PRANA/ AND BLOOD . _ _ _Six Meridians:_ Regular meridians can be classified and grouped by similar polarity but different anatomical location according to the meridian level of febrile disease development.TCM: /Shaoyang/]: triple warmer«gall bladder Displacement [sim. The meridian level or stage of disease correlates with a particular trigram designating a predominant seasonal period. blood predominates below the horizontal axis.TCM: /Taiyang/]: small intestine«urinary bladder Aggravation [sim. while /prana /predominates above. The /Ayurveda/ six stages of disease (see Toxicity of Five Great Elements above) relate directly with the six meridian levels. Febrile disease development begins acutely from the external and develops chronically to the internal: [Chinese: taiyang ® shaoyang ®yangming ® taiyin ® shaoyin ®jueyin] This pairing of regular meridians combines in similar polar designation (ie.4) Outside Leg (/Pada //Bahya/): stomach. and urinary bladder become external at the head and travel down the body and the lateral aspect of the legs to the toes. Generally. gall bladder.
/Yang / Meridians *Relationships of * */Prana / and Blood to Meridian Level* /Yin / Meridians Yangming (sunlight /yang/) More Prana More Taiyin (greater /yin/) More Blood Less Shaoyang (lesser /yang/) More .
Prana More Shaoyin (lesser /yin/) Less Blood Less Taiyang (greater /yang/) Less Prana Less Jueyin (absolute /yin/) More Blood More .
_ _ _Twelve Meridian Distinction:_ There are six /antar/-/bahya/paired regular meridians. Metal (/vayu/) Wind (/vata/) Lung (L) Large Intestine (LI) Earth (/prithvi/) Phlegm (/kapha/) Spleen (Sp) Stomach (S) Fire (/teja/) . TWELVE MERIDIAN DISTINCTIONS Element (Bhuta) Humor (Dosha) Inside(Antar) *Outside (/Bahya/)* Wind/Air.
_ _ Twelve Meridian /Prana /Flow: (see fig. Fire Phlegm (/kapha/) Pericardium (P) Triple Warmer (TW) Ether/Space. Wood (/akasha/) Bile (/pitta/) Liver (Lv) Gall Bladder (GB) Note: The arm and leg position of the various meridians could be due to the predominance of the humors (/doshas/) association with a particular organ or energy center (/chakra/).Bile (/pitta/) Heart (H) Small Intestine (SI) Water (/jala/) Wind (/vata/) Kidney (K) Urinary Bladder (UB) Water (/jala/). 20-26) .
*VESSEL POLAR DISTINCTIONS* Inside(Antar) *Outside (/Bahya/)* /Janma/ /Ren/(Conception) /Amatya/ /Du /(Governing) /Chong/(Penetrating) /Dai/(Girdle) /Yinwei/(/Yin/-linking) /Yangwei /(/Yang/-linking) /Yinqiao/(/Yin/-heel) /Yangqiao/(/Yang/-heel) * * Spiritual Vessel Coupled /Prana /Flow: ¤ ¤ ¤ /Chong / (father) « /Yinwei /(mother) /Dai / (male) « /Yangwei /(female) /Du / (husband) « /Yangqiao /(wife) .¤ L®LI®S®Sp®H®SI®UB®K®P®TW®GB®Lv ¤ /antar/®/bahya/®/bahya/®/antar/®/antar/®/bahya/®/bahya/®/antar/®/antar/®/bahya/®/bahya/®/anta _Spiritual (Extraordinary) Vessels Distinction:_(Matsumoto) There are four /antar/ and four /bahya/ spiritual vessels.
kanda/) (nine finger breadths above /muladhara chakra/). all energy meridians (/nadi/) originate from the central region of the navel (/kandasthana. the centroid (center of gravity) of the physical self. energetically resembles an egg. to travel horizontally and vertically. ears. The meridian that circles the navel. /Descriptions of the Six Centers /(/Shat Chakra Nirupana/)-Purananda/Jagadananda-1577 CE) *TCM Correspondence* */Sushumna /* [C] /Brahmanadi/ /Summana/ / / /Sarasvati/ . genitals). *MAJOR VEDIC MERIDIANS (/NADI/)* *Meridian Name (Sanskrit)* Thai *Compiled Vedic Description * [esp. mouth. the navel wheel (/vilamba/).¤ /Ren/(master) « /Yinqiao /(guest) Kinetic (/bahya/) « Potential (/antar/) of Spiritual Vessels: respective of above ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ /antar/« /antar/ /bahya/« /bahya/ /bahya/« /bahya/ /antar/« /antar/ _Major Vedic Meridians (/Nadi/):_ According to Vedic texts.eyes. anus. From the navel the meridians run parallel and lateral the /sushumna/ to terminate at orifices (ie.
PV */Gandhari /* [L] . rooted in egg-shaped bulb (/kandasthana/) at perineum and extends 9-12 digits towards navel [sim. (associated-/shu/ points) PV */Pingala /* [R] (Sun) /Pingkla/ / / /Yamuna/ Channel to Ascends on right side of /sushumna/ to terminate at the right nostril UB (2: inner line). /consists of the substance of the 3 /gunas. / contains /nadi/ layers (*/vajra-citrini-brahma/*) /Sushumna/signifies */tamas/* /Vajra/Vajrini/signifies */rajas/* /Chitrini / signifies */sattva/* /Brahma/signifies *consciousness* GV-CV */Ida /* [L] (Moon) /Itha/ / / /Ganga/ Channel to L nostril: Ascends on left side of /sushumna/ to terminate at the left nostril UB (2: inner line).Daoist: /huangting/.Channel to Top of Head: Ascends anterior the spine from tailbone to vertex of head. Zen: /hara/]/.
/Kanlataree/ Ascending lateral and behind /ida/ to terminate at the left eye. P. or ears UB (3: outer line) */Hastijivha /* [L] /Hadsarangsri/ Ascending lateral /ida/ to terminate at the right eye. S. or ears. K.//between /pusha/ and /sarasvati /[R] UB (1: outer line). ending at left big toe UB (1: outer line). Lv */Alambusa /* [C] . between /gandhari/ and /sarasvati / [L]. or right ear UB (3: outer line). tip of left big toe. Sp-S (earth) */Yashasvini/Yashasvati /* [L. GB. R] /Jantapusank/ Ascending lateral /pingala/ to terminate at the left ear. Sp-L (/taiyin/) */Pusha /* [R] /Tawaree?/ Ascending lateral /pingala/ to terminate at the right eye.
CV */Varuni/Varuna/* Descending to root between /yashasvini/ and /kuhu/ . GB. ascends through throat and head to terminate at the left ear. Lv */Kuhu /* [R] /Sukumang/ On right side of /sushumna/ to flow down to genitals and anus. P. ascends to terminate at the right nostril. Lv-PV */Shankhini /* [L] /Sikinee/ On left side of /sushumna/ to flow down to anus./Rusum/ Begins in /kandasthana/ and surrounds anus ending at mouth CV. Sp. between /gandhari/ and /sarasvati/ K */Sarasvati/*[L] Ascends behind (or lateral?) /sushumna /to innervate with corner of mouth and terminate at the tip of the tongue. S. between /sushumna/ and /raka/ Lv. K.
Signifies */rajas/* GV */Citrini/Chitrini/* .*/Payasvini/* Ending at edge of right ear between /pusha/ and /sarasvati/ GB */Shura/* Ascends from navel to brow GV */Visvodari/Vishvodhara/* Inside /kandasthana/. /gets the four kinds of nourishment S */Saumya/* Descends to tips of toes */Vajra/Vajrini/* Finer /nadi/ w/in /sushumna. /extends from penis to head. between /kuhu/ and /hastijivha.
/ Signifies */sattva/* GV */Brahma /* Finer /nadi/ w/in /citrini.Finer /nadi/ w/in /vajra. subtle as spider web extending through all lotuses (/chakra/s) from orifice at top of /linga/ to /bindu/ at /sahasrara. /shines w/luster of /Om/ as pure intelligence/ consciousness like a chain of lightning. collects phlegm in throat */Citra/* Descends from navel to discharge semen */Vilamba/* Circles navel ./ Signifies *consciousness* GV */Jihva/* Ascends */Raka/* Causes sneezing.
¤ Sedation of the parent meridian produces sedation of the child and the preceding meridian. (Ros) (see fig. _Parent-Child (/Pitar-Bala/): _ / If a meridian is empty.Chinese: triple warmer]._ _ Meridian Relationships: (Mann. *HUSBAND-WIFE RELATIONSHIP TO PULSE LOCATIONS* *Left Wrist * *(Husband-/Yin/)* . tonify its mother. These relationships are applied through utilizing tonification or sedation points in treatment. Organ pulse positions that are parallel on the left and right wrists are related like husband and wife. ¤ Two Applications: · Superficial Circulation of Energy: energy flow through the meridians in accordance with the hour · Deep Circulation of Energy: energy flow through the meridians in accordance with the creative (/alamba/) cycle (/chakra/) of the five elements (expressed in the plan of the twelve pulse positions) _Husband-Wife: _ / Weak husband. If it is full disperse the child. strong wife. Art 105) The Husband-Wife relationship is actually an organ relationship according to tri-/dosha /level [sim. Art 102) _ _ ¤ Tonification of the parent meridian produces tonification of the child and the preceding meridian. then there is destruction. and midday-midnight. 21) Meridian treatment laws are mother-son. weak wife. then there is security. Strong husband. Art 102-107). husband-wife. / (/Zhenjiu Yixue/ as quoted in Mann. / (Zhenjiu Dacheng as quoted in Mann.
Art 106). 21) Each organ meridian correlates with a particular bi-hour of the energy clock (/prana mandala/). (see fig. Daytime meridian hours (3am-3pm) are considered primary hours. The cycle of meridian hours (/prana mandala/) establishes a balanced arrangement of arm and leg meridian assignments for each humor designation. while nighttime meridian hours (3pm-3am) are considered secondary.Dominates® ¬Puts in danger *Right Wrist * *(Wife-/Yang/)* SI/H LI/L GB/Lv S/Sp UB/K TW/P _Midday-Midnight (/Prana Mandala/):_ (Ros). (Mann. In accordance with the hour. . organs that receive their maximal flow at opposed times (12-hour difference) are related. dawn and dusk demark the shift [sim. Wika: 3am is the witching hour].Chinese Numerology associated with /gua/ numbers: 3 is the only common annual number shared by male and female in the same year. each /dosha/ has a designated arm and leg meridian positioned opposite each other on the energy clock. Also. each humor (/dosha/) has the tendency to be disrupted twice (two opposite four hour periods designating two meridian pairs for a total of eight hours) within one day (twenty-four hours).
This law is more effective if a /antar/meridian is stimulated at a /antar/ time (midday to midnight). (Mann. These points are usually specifically classified by *location* and have specific treatment *functions*. point classifications have their own designated column named integrity.¤ Application: Moderate stimulation of the meridian affects only that meridian. ¤ Tonification: in the hour of the following or opposite meridian. (Tyme 139). (CAM 358-372). Art 108-150). and a /bahya/meridian is stimulated at a /bahya/time (midnight to midday). (Maciocia 329-355) * * Points can be classified by their unique energetic integration with the whole meridian network. of the meridian to be tonified ¤ * * *Meridian Point Classifications (Energetic Integrity): * General Locations and Functions Sources: (Lade 15-25). On the meridian point tables listed below. Strong stimulation of the meridian affects that meridian and the meridian attached by the midday-midnight law in the opposite sense. Sedation: in hour of the meridian to be sedated Point (/marma/) classifications: ¤ ¤ /Pitar-/tonification /Bala-/sedation ¤ ¤ Entry Exit ¤ ¤ Origin End ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ Root Branch /gen/and /jie/ /ben/and /biao/ .
¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ · · · · · ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ /Mula/-source [Chinese: /mula/] /Setu/-connecting [Chinese: /setu/] /mu/-collecting/alarm /shu/-transporting/associated /xi/-cleft (accumulating) /shokanten/ Special meeting Three/jiao/ Muscle meridian meeting Four command points /Pancha Sru-/5 element transporting points [Chinese: /shu/] /Akasha/-ether [Chinese: /jing-/well] /Teja/-fire [Chinese: /ying-/spring] /Prithvi/-earth [Chinese: /shu-/stream] /Vayu/-wind [Chinese: /jing-/river] /Jala/-water [Chinese: /he-/sea] Lower /Jala/-water [Chinese: lower /he/-sea] 4 sea Gathering/influential Confluent/master Window of sky Ghost _Tonification (/Pitar/):_(Mann. Art 109-112) Identification: the tonification or mother point has the element preceding the element of the respective meridian according to the generative cycle of the 5 elements Locus: distal to the elbows or knees on the extremities Functions: .
tonifies affected deficient meridian and sedates relating (husband-wife) meridian. if the relationship is destructive. (tonification point creates a big bang that tonifies the meridians of past and future through expansion) · Parent-Child Law (Deep Flow-Creative Cycle of the Five Elements): tonifies the meridian that comes before and after the affected meridian according to the deep flow (relating to how the organs are situated in the thorax). if opposite meridian is in excess.¤ ¤ Direct: tonifies pertaining meridian of point Indirect: modified utilization of treatment laws · Husband-Wife Law (relates to opposite organ according to the wrist pulse positions): restores energy quantities of the affected meridian and related meridian to the appropriate level. tonifying opposite meridian. draining opposite meridian by opening a circadian bridge. if opposite meridian is deficient. sedates affected excess meridian and tonifies opposite (husband-wife) meridian. draining opposite meridian. (sedation . (works like short circuit. bending space-time) · Parent-Child Law (Superficial Flow-Circadian Flow): tonifies the meridian that comes before and after the affected meridian according to the superficial flow (relates to primary meridian flows). (tonification point creates a big bang that tonifies the meridians of past and future through expansion) _Sedation (/Bala/):_(Mann. (works like short circuit. and if the affected meridian is tonified in its designated time of day (/yin/ or /yang/). take and give relationship) · Midday-Midnight Law: sedates opposite meridian (separated by 12-hours). and if the affected meridian is sedated in its designated time of day (/yin /or /yang/). Art 112-114) Locus: distal to the elbows or knees on the extremities Functions: ¤ ¤ Direct: sedates pertaining meridian of point Indirect: modified utilization of treatment laws · Husband-Wife Law (relates to opposite organ according to the wrist pulse positions) : restores energy quantities of the affected meridian and related meridian to the appropriate level. tonifying opposite meridian by opening a circadian bridge. (works like short circuit. bending space-time) · Parent-Child Law (Superficial Flow-Circadian Flow): sedates the meridian that comes before and after the affected meridian according to the superficial flow (relates to primary meridian flows). (works like short circuit. if the relationship is destructive. give and take relationship) · Midday-Midnight Law: tonifies opposite meridian (separated by 12-hours).
black hole) *POINTS OF TONIFICATION (/PITAR/) AND SEDATION (/BALA/)* *Meridian* */Pitar Marma/* */Bala Marma/* *L* 9-/taiyuan /(wrist) 5-/chize /(elbow) *LI* 11-/quchi /(elbow) 2-/erjian /(wrist) 3-/sanjian/ *S* 41-/jiexi /(ankle) 45-/lidui /(toe) *Sp* 2-/dadu /(toe) .point creates a vacuum that sedates the meridians of past and future through contraction. black hole) · Parent-Child Law (Deep Flow-Creative Cycle of the Five Elements): sedates the meridian that comes before and after the affected meridian according to the deep flow (relating to how the organs are situated in the thorax). (sedation point creates a vacuum that sedates the meridians of past and future through contraction.
5-/shangqiu /(ankle) *H* 9-/shaochong /(finger) 7-/shenmen /(wrist) *SI* 3-/houxi /(hand-wrist) 8-/xiaohai /(elbow) *UB* 67-/zhiyin /(toe) 65-/shugu /(ankle) *K* 7-/fuliu /(ankle) 1-/yongquan /(sole-toe) *P* 9-/zhongchong /(finger) 7-/daling /(wrist) *TW* 3-/zhongzhu /(hand-wrist) .
however their deviations are identical (heart and pericardium tonification points are located on the finger.10-/tianjing /(elbow) *GB* 43-/xiaxi /(toe) 38-/yangfu /(ankle-knee) *Lv* 8-/ququan /(knee) 2-/xingjian /(toe) Observation: Almost all tonification and sedation points express a cross-paired relationship between internal-external related meridians through similar anatomical locations. _Entry and Exit:_(Mann. Art 125-130) Locus: near the beginning and end of the meridian flow. provided the previous (related) meridian has a deficiency of energy so that excess energy of the affected meridian may pass into it. connecting meridians according to the superficial flow of energy Functions: ¤ Tonification of a point of entry tonifies the affected meridian. ¤ Sedation or tonification of a point of exit sedates the affected meridian. provided the following (related) meridian is deficient in energy so that the excess energy of the affected meridian may pass into it. ¤ Points of entry are more reliable in their effects than the points of exit . provided the previous (related) meridian has an excess of energy to pass on. while the small intestine and triple warmer sedation points are located on the elbow). ¤ Sedation of a point of entry sedates the affected meridian. Only fire element meridian pairs show a tendency to deviate from the pattern.
ORIGIN-END. AND ROOT-BRANCH* *Meridian* *Entry * *Exit * *Origin* *End* *Root* *Branch* *L* 1-/zhongfu/ ._Origin and End (Ma Chen-tai):_(Mann. Art 145-147) Locus: origin points of meridians (river source) are at the ends of the toes and the end points of meridians (lake) are on the trunk or face (leg meridians only) _Root (/Ben/) and Branch (/Biao/) (Ma Chen-tai):_(Mann. Art 145-147). (Tyme 374) Locus: root points are on the limbs and branch points are on the trunk and head Treatment Plans: ¤ ¤ ¤ Root (Chronic/Interior diseases): treat root before branch Branch (Acute/Exterior diseases): treat branch before root Can treat root and branch simultaneously *POINTS OF ENTRY-EXIT.
7-/lieque/ 11-/shaoshang/ 1-/zhongfu/ *LI* 4-/hegu/ 20-/yingxiang/ 11-/quchi/ 14-/binao/ 20-/yingxiang/ *S* 1-/chengqi/ 42-/chongyang/ .
45-/lidui/ 8-/touwei/ 45-/lidui/ 9-/renying/ 4-/dicang/ *Sp* 1-/yinbai/ 21-/dabao/ 1-/yinbai/ CV12-/zhongwan/ 6-/sanyinjiao/ UB20-/pishu/ CV23-/lianquan/ *H* 1-/jiquan/ 9-/shaochong/ .
7-/shenmen/ UB15-/xinshu/ *SI* 1-/shaoze/ 19-/tinggong/ / / 6-/yanglao/ UB2-/zanzhu/ *UB* 1-/jingming/ 67-/zhiyin/ 67-/zhiyin/ 1-/jingming/ 59-/fuyang/ .
/_Gen_/_and /Jie/ Points: _ Locus: ¤ ¤ /Gen/are located at the /jing/-well points /Jie/are located at head, face, chest, or abdomen points
Function: like origin/end and root/branch points for the six meridian levels (stages of diseases)
*/GEN/AND /JIE/ POINTS OF THE SIX MERIDIANS* *Six Meridians (Stages)*
/Chuanglong / (inside ear) /Taiyin/
/_Ben_/_and /Biao/ Points: _ Locus: ¤ ¤ /Ben/are located near the roots /Biao/are located in the head, chest, or abdomen
Function: variations of root and branch points
* /BEN/, /BIAO/, AND */*PRANA*/*STREET OF THE TWELVE MERIDIANS*
*Meridian* */Ben/* */Biao/* */Prana / Street* *UB* 59-/fuyang/ GV4-/mingmen /(eyes) Head *GB* 44-/zuqiaoyin/ /Chuanglong / (ears) *S* 45-/lidui/ 9-/renying /(cheek) *SI* 6-/yanglao/ 1c above CV4-/mingmen /(eyes) .
*TW* 3-/zhongzhu/ Retroauricular ear *LI* 11-/quchi /to TW4-/yangchi/ S5-/daying/ *L* 9-/taimula/ 1-/zhongfu/ Chest *H* 7-/shenmen/ UB15-/xinshu/ *P* 6-/neiguan/ 1-/tianchi/ *K* .
8-/jiaoxin/ UB23-/shenshu/ Abdominal *Lv* 4-/zhongfeng/ UB18-/ganshu/ *Sp* 6-/sanyinjiao/ UB20-/pishu/. if used after tonification or sedation point. 23-24) Locus: ¤ ¤ Wrists and ankles /Antar / channel /mula/ points coincide with stream points ¤ /Bahya/channel /mula/ points are located immediately proximal to stream points Functions: ¤ Stores corresponding organ s /mula/ /prana/ ¤ Encourages movement in corresponding meridian. it will enhance the treatment ¤ Harmonizes corresponding organ: regulates excess and deficiency. root of tongue _Source (/Mula/):_(see fig. midday-midnight. creating a homeostatic effect on corresponding organs ¤ Works as a tonification (esp. /yin /organs) or sedation (esp. . /yang /organs) point indirectly utilizing their associated treatment laws (husband-wife. superficial and deep mother-son). has rapid effect on pertaining meridian.
or sedate excess meridian s /setu/ (short-circuit) ¤ Converges with /prana /and blood of connecting channels which regulate the whole system ¤ Balances left and right aspects of a meridian (excess or deficient conditions) ¤ Balances meridians according to Midday-Midnight Law ¤ Reinforces /mula-/source point tonification (ie. treat the /setu /point of the meridian with the most predominant symptoms ¤ Harmonizes corresponding organ: tonify deficient meridian s /setu/. temperature. or size. also for /mula prana /for /yin /organs (/yin /source points only) _Connecting (/Setu/):_ Locus: proximal to wrist and ankles Types: 1) 2) 3) Superficial Blood Minute Functions: ¤ Bridges with internal-external related (elemental) meridian (opens collateral and divergent flows of pertaining meridian): if both interior-exterior meridians are diseased. host-guest treatment law) ¤ Diagnostic indicator for full (seen: color or temperature) or empty (unseen) symptoms (see table below and Meridian differentiation section of Syndrome section) */SETU-/CONNECTING CHANNEL DIAGNOSTIC INDICATORS * /Setu.mostly tonifies /yin /organs (/mula prana /is associated with /zang / organs) ¤ Diagnostic indicator of deficiency or excess /prana /in pertaining meridian through palpation to evaluate the pulse./ Connecting Channel Empty .
insanity. aphasia Sp Abdominal distention Abdominal pain H Aphasia Congested diaphragm SI Scabies . sore throat. frequent urination. deafness S Leg atrophy or flaccidity Epilepsy. enuresis Hot palms LI Sensation of cold in teeth.Full L Dyspnea. tight sensation in diaphragm Toothache.
backache K Low back ache Mental restlessness. depression P Stiffness of head Chest pain TW Loosening of elbow joint Elbow spasm GB Weakness and flaccidity of foot muscles Fainting Lv Itching of pubis .Loose joints. HA. stiff elbow UB Runny nose. nose bleed Stuffy nose.
abnormal erection CV Itching of abdomen Abdominal skin pain GV Heaviness and shaking of head Stiff spine Great Sp Weakness of all joints General body ache Great S Palpitations Chest congestion _Collecting (Alarm) (/Mu/): _ Locus: convergence point on the anterior aspect of the body where the /prana /of the corresponding twelve//organ is infused Functions: ¤ Treats the acute condition (/yang /illness.Testicular swelling. branch of syndrome) of the corresponding twelve//organ. regulates twelve ¤ Treats /fu/-organ diseases .
hollow organ. That is why the points of alarm are all in the yin. you must stimulate the associated point of a storage. Art 117) _Transporting (Associated) (/Shu/):_ Locus: convergence point on the posterior aspect of the body where the /prana /of the corresponding twelve//organ is infused Functions: ¤ Treats chronic conditions (/yin /illness.¤ ¤ Tonifies corresponding organ (classical) Tonifies /yin/ aspect of corresponding organ ¤ Combines well with back-/shu /points (for longer lasting therapeutic affects) ¤ Acts as diagnostic reflex point (tenderness) / The illnesses of the yang act on the yin. the pain of the corresponding organ is immediately relieved. that is why the points of alarm are there. Art 120) . In fact the illness entered by the yang and then flowed through the meridians. If it started by a cold exterior it must finish by returning to the exterior by warmth. Art 119) / To treat disease caused by wind or cold. The front of the abdomen and chest are the yin. / (/Li Kao Tong-iuann/ as quoted in Mann. / (/Neijing/ as quoted in Mann. / (/Zhenjiu Yixue/ as quoted in Mann. root of syndrome) of the corresponding twelve//organ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ Treats /zang/-organ diseases (interior) Tonifies /yang/ aspect of corresponding organ Sedates corresponding organ (classical): subdues rebellious /prana/ Treats sensory organs and orifices of the corresponding organ Corrects vertebral displacements Produces stronger and more rapid effect than front-/mu / points Acts as diagnostic reflex point (tenderness) / If you press with your finger on these points.
and toes and knees Functions: ¤ Holds corresponding channel s /prana /and blood in a crevice. /hung. where bone meets flesh (body temples. when there is pain) ¤ Acts as diagnostic indicator for excess *MERIDIAN POINT CLASSIFICATIONS (Lade 9-14)* *Meridian* */Mula/*// (source) *Host* */Setu/*// (connecting) *Guest* */Mu/*// . between fingers and elbows._Accumulating (/Xi/):_ Locus: where major muscle groups of the legs and arms meet the bone./ another name given to /xi-/cleft points) ¤ Treats acute-stage disorders and excess conditions (esp.
(alarm) */Shu /* (associated) */Xi/*// (accumulating) *L* 9-/taiyuan/ 7-/lieque/ 1-/zhongfu/ UB13-/feishu/ 6-/kongzui/ *LI* 4-/hegu/ 6-/pianli/ S25-/tianshu/ UB25-/dachangshu/ 7-/wenliu/ *S* .
42-/chongyang/ 40-/fenglong/ CV12-/zhongwan/ UB21-/weishu/ 34-/liangqiu/ *Sp* 3-/taibai/ 4-/gongsun/ Lv13-/zhangmen/ UB20-/pishu/ 8-/diji/ *H* 7-/shenmen/ 5-/tongli/ CV14-/juque/ UB15-/xinshu/ .
6-/yinxi/ *SI* 4-/wangu/ 7-/zhizheng/ CV4-/guanyuan/ UB27-/xiaochangshu/ 6-/yanglao/ *UB* 64-/jinggu/ 58-/feiyang/ CV3-/zhongji/ UB28-/pangguangshu/ 63-/jinmen/ *K* 3-/taixi/ 4-/dazhong/ GB25-/jingmen/ .
CV12-/zhongwan/.UB23-/shenshu/ 5-/shuiquan/ *P* 7-/daling/ 6-/neiguan/ CV17-/shanzhong. CV7-/yinjiao/ UB22-/sanjiaoshu/ ./ CV15-/jiuwei /(Soulie de Morant) UB14-/jueyinshu/ 4-/ximen/ *TW*main. inferior 4-/yangchi/ 5-/waiguan/ CV5-/shimen/. CV17-/shanzhong/. middle. superior.
23-/zhejin/ UB19-/danshu/ 36-/waiqiu/ *Lv* 3-/taichong/ 5-/ligou/ 14-/qimen/ UB18-/ganshu/ 6-/zhongdu/ *CV* . secondary 40-/qiuxu/ 37-/guangming/ 24-/riyue/.7-/huizong/ *GB* main.
15-/jiuwei/ *GV* 1-/changqiang/ UB16-/dushu/ */Yin/-linking* K9-/zhubin/ .
*/Yang/-linking* GB35-/yangjiao/ */Yin/-heel* K8-/jiaoxin/ */Yang/-heel* .
affected second. or the meridian affected first. Art 137) Locus: abdomen Function: indicate disease within the greater. Back-/Shu// Front-/Mu /Combinations: back-/shu/ and front-/mu /points can be combined to enhance a treatment for the corresponding disordered organ /_Shokanten_/_:_(Mann. with the /setu /(guest) point of the guest meridian. or lesser /yin /or /yang/ meridian levels through the manifestation of tenderness */SHOKANTEN/* . middle. or the internally-externally connected meridian.UB59-/fuyang/ *Whole System* Sp21-/dabao/ Host-Guest Treatment Law: Treat the /mula/ (host) point of the host meridian.
*Meridian Level* *Tender Point* /Taiyang/ K12-/dahe/ /Shaoyang/ S25-/tianshu/ K21-/youmen/ /Yangming/ S27-/daju/ /Taiyin/ Lv13-/zhangmen/ /Jueyin/ Lv14-/qimen/ K19-/yindu/ /Shaoyin/ K16-/huangshu/ _ _ _Special Meeting Points:_(Mann. left-right. Art 131) Locus: varies Function: ¤ ¤ Stimulates related group of meridians Group-/Setu/: balances upper-lower. /yin-yang/ .
CV GV20-/baihui/ 3 leg /yang/.*SPECIAL MEETING POINTS* *Point* *Related Meridian Group* CV3-/zhongji/ CV4-/guanyuan/ 3 leg /yin/. GV GB39-/xuanzhong/ 3 leg /yang /(group /setu/) TW8-/sanyangluo/ 3 arm /yang /(group /setu/) GV14-/dazhui/ 7 /yang/ P5-/jianshi/ 3 arm /yin /(group /setu/) Sp6-/sanyinjiao/ 3 leg /yin /(group /setu/) L1-/zhongfu/ /Taiyin/ .
UB1-/jingming/ /Taiyang/ GB1-/tongziliao/ /Shaoyang/ LI20-/yinxiang/ /Yangming/ /_Three Jiao_/_Points:_(Tyme 139) Locus: on the conception vessel Function: influences irrigation of water passages of the particular warmer */SAN JIAO/POINTS* *Warmer* *Point* Upper CV17-/shanzhong/ Middle CV12-/zhongwan/ Lower CV7-/yinjiao/ _Muscle Meridian Meeting Points:_(Tyme 139) .
Locus: varies Function: connects with muscle meridian *MUSCLE MERIDIAN MEETING POINTS* *Appendage Region* *Point* 3 arm /bahya/ GB13-/benshen/ 3 arm /antar/ GB22-/yuanye/ 3 leg /bahya/ SI18-/quanliao/. S3-/juliao/ 3 leg /antar/ CV3-/zhongji/ _Four Command Points:_(Tyme 139) Locus: varies Function: influential command to particular region of body .
heat. The /prana /moves faster on a superficial level at the /akasha-/ether points and gradually slows down on a deep level becoming more stable when the /prana/ reaches the /jala-/water points. the particular point describes how /prana/ is transported. dry.*4 COMMAND POINTS* *Region* *Point* Abdomen S36-/ZSL/ Head and back of neck L7-/lieque/ Back (upper and lower) UB40-/weizhong/ Face and mouth LI4-/hegu/ _ _ _Five Element /Pancha Sru/ (Transporting. cold) ¤ Polar transformation inertia between internal-external related channels: (see fig. damp. Command) Points:_(Lade 15-20). 21) . (Maciocia 335-343) Located distal to the elbows and knees. The points situated in this region are much more dynamic than other points for several reasons: Regional Dynamics: ¤ Located distally on the limbs (most external body) which connect with the environment ¤ Points of entry for external pathogenic factors (wind.
powerful. whirlpool. or mental illness) Fire (/Teja/): ¤ Locus: on metacarpal and metatarsal regions ¤ Quality: minute trickle. treats mental illness. and fullness in the heart (chest distention. full of potential energy. at the stream points it pours. to be used sparingly Earth (/Prithvi/): ¤ Locus: near and on the wrists and ankles ¤ Quality: bigger and deeper swirl. most dramatic effect). thin. fast ¤ Function: dispels wind. point of convergence ¤ Movement: slips and glides. therefore its most distal point begins with the second most subtle element /vayu-/air/wind (descending energy within the /alamba chakra/: reducing) ¤ Energy//is more unstable and therefore more easily influenced / at the well points prana flows out. at the sea points it enters / (/Ling/ /Shu/ as quoted in Maciocia 337) Ether (/Akasha/): ¤ Locus: on the ends of the fingers and toes ¤ Quality: small. treats febrile diseases. point of departure ¤ Movement: outward (centrifugal). foot points are stronger than hands (hands are preferred). superficial. while /bahya /meridians are anatomically external. at the spring points it slips and glides. /akasha-/ether (rising energy within the /alamba chakra: /tonifying). most unstable (quick. revives consciousness. point of pathogenic entry ¤ ¤ Movement: pours. swift ¤ Function: clears heat. rapid Function: transforms dampness. begins to flow. at the river points it moves. therefore its most distal point begins with the most subtle element. treats heavy body sensations and .· Generative element progression of energy at /akasha-/ether: /antar /meridians begin with wood while /bahya /meridians begin with metal · Complementary opposites: /antar /meridians are more deeply internal. pain. large enough to carry things (transporting).
joint pain caused by painful obstruction or chronic damp-heat. slow ¤ Function: treats hollow//organ disorders of rebellious /prana/. pouring) */Vayu/*(river/ penetrating. treats alternate chills and fever. lung diseases. and asthma. least dramatic effect). where protective/prana/ gathers Air/Wind (/Vayu/): ¤ ¤ ¤ Locus: on the forearm and lower leg Quality: deeper. joins energy flow of whole body. throat problems. tendons. and bones Water (/Jala/): (see also Lower /Jala/-Water ¤ Locus: on the elbows and knees below) ¤ Quality: vast. point of union ¤ Movement: inward (centripetal). less dynamic. wider. collects. flowing) */Prithvi/*(stream/ transporting. deep. more stable than /shu/ ¤ Function: moistens dryness. irregular appetite. and diarrhea *FIVE TRANSPORTING POINTS OF /YIN /CHANNELS* */Akasha/*(well/ emerging) */Teja/*(spring/ gushing. point of concentration Movement: slow. least unstable (slow. exterior pathogenic factors turn towards joints. bigger. where exterior pathogenic factors are transported to interior. coughing. moving) .
*/Jala/*(sea/ uniting. entering) */Zang/Organ* *Ether* *Fire* *Earth* *Air/Wind* *Water* *L* 11-/shaoshang/ 10-/yuji/ 9-/taimula/ *8-/rasaqu/* 5-/chize/ *Sp* 1-/yinbai/ 2-/dadu/ *3-/taibai/* .
5-/shangpranau/ 9-/yinlingquan/ *H* 9-/shaochong/ *8-/shaofu/* 7-/shenmen/ 4-/lingdao/ 3-/shaohai/ *K* 1-/yongquan/ 2-/rangu/ 3-/taixi/ 7-/fuliu/ *10-/yingu/* *P* 9-/zhongchong/ .
*8-/laogong/* 7-/daling/ 5-/jianshi/ 3-/quze/ *Lv* *1-/dadun/* 2-/xingjian/ 3-/taichong/ 4-/zhongfeng/ 8-/ququan/ *FIVE TRANSPORTING POINTS OF /YANG/ CHANNELS* */Vayu/*(well) */Jala/*(spring/ gushing) */Akasha/* (stream/ transporting) */Teja/*(river/ traversing) */Prithvi/*(sea/ uniting) .
*/Fu/Organ* *Air/Wind* *Water* *Ether* *Fire* *Earth* *LI* *1-/shangyang/* 2-/erjian/ 3-/sanjian/ 5-/yangxi/ 11-/quchi/ *S* 45-/lidui/ 44-/neiting/ 43-/xiangu/ .
41-/jiexi/ *36-/zusanli/* *SI* 1-/shaoze/ 2-/pranaangu/ 3-/houxi/ *5-/yanggu/* 8-/xiaohai/ *UB* 67-/zhiyin/ *66-/zutonggu/* 65-/shugu/ 60-/kunlun/ 40-/weizhong/ *TW* 1-/guanchong/ 2-/yemen/ .
The correspondence between the five elements and external pathogenic factors is mostly applied to excess patterns and /antar/ meridians. /SHU/POINT SYNDROMES */Shu/Point* *Element* .3-/zhongzhu/ *6-/zhigou/* 10-/tianrasa/ *GB* 44-/zupranaaoyin/ 43-/xiaxi/ *41-/zulinprana/* 38-/yangfu/ 34-/yanglingquan/ *Bold*= /Horare/ (element) points / / /Pancha Sru/Point Syndromes: A /pancha sru/ point syndrome relates directly with its corresponding element on /antar/ meridians.
External Factor Treated Syndromes Treated According to /Classic of Difficulties/ Syndromes Treated/Generative Season According to /Spiritual Axis/ */Akasha/* Ether Wind Fullness under heart Quickly change mood: irritability. . Channel (exterior) diseases. insomnia /Yin/organs Season: winter */Teja/* Fire Heat /Hot sensations/ Febrile disease Illness manifests in complexion change. anxiety.
hot and cold sensations/ UR: cough. /Yin / within /yin/: /Yin/ organs (combined w/spring of /yin /channels) Season: summer */Vayu/* Air/Wind Dryness /Cough. Channel (exterior) diseases. asthma (applies more w//yin/. /Yin / within /yang/: sinews and bones (/yin / channels) Season: late summer */Jala/* Water . or /yangming/ channels) Voice. /prana /and blood stagnation./Yin / within /yin/: /Yin/ organs (combined w/stream of /yin /channels) Season: spring */Prithvi/* Earth Dampness /Feeling of heaviness and joint pain/ Painful obstruction (applies more w//yang/ channels) Intermittent.
in case of excess sedate the child. setu-/connecting points are used to treat /Yang /within /yin /diseases (/yang /organs) Basic Treatment: / In case of deficiency tonify the mother.Cold /Rebellious prana and diarrhea/ GI: (applies more w//yang/ channels) Loss of appetite. and element (/horare/) points. sedation (/bala/). / (Classic of Difficulties as quoted in Maciocia 33) Four Point Treatment Law: (Tyme 390-391) Four Point Law uses tonification (/pitar/). Stomach diseases. /Yang / within /yang/: Skin and muscles (/yang / channels) Season: fall NOTE: According to the /Spiritual Axis. Use /antar/ meridian points for diseased /antar/ meridian and /bahya /meridian points for diseased /bahya/ meridians. or various five element transporting points. Determine diseased organ and determine if the organ meridian is in excess or deficiency. Four Point Prescription: ¤ 1) 2) 3) 4) Deficient conditions: Tonify the element (/horare/) point of the parent meridian Tonify the parent point of the affected meridian Sedate the element point of the controlling meridian Sedate the controlling point of the affected meridian ¤ 1) Excess Conditions: Tonify the element point of the controlling meridian . Organ (interior) diseases.
2) 3) 4) Tonify the controlling point of the affected meridian Sedate the element point of the child meridian Sedate the child point of the affected meridian FOUR POINT TREATMENT PRESCRIPTIONS *Meridian* *Deficient Conditions* Excess Conditions *Tonify* *Sedate* *Tonify* *Sedate* L Sp3-/taibai/ L9-/taiyuan/ H8-/shaofu/ L10-/yuji/ H8-/shaofu/ L10-/yuji/ K10-/yingu/ .
L5-/chize/ *LI* S36-/ZSL/ LI11-/quchi/ SI5-/yanggu/ LI5-/yangxi/ SI5-/yanggu/ LI5-/yangxi/ UB66-/zutonggu/ LI2-/erjian/ *S* SI5-/yanggu/ S41-/jiexi/ GB41-/zulinqi/ S43-/xiangu/ GB41-/zulinqi/ S43-/xiangu/ LI1-/shangyang/ S45-/lidui/ *Sp* H8-/shaofu/ .
Sp2-/dadu/ Lv1-/dadun/ Sp1-/yinbai/ Lv1-/dadun/ Sp1-/yinbai/ L8-/jingqu/ Sp5-/shangqiu/ *H* Lv1-/dadun/ H9-/shaochong/ K10-/yingu/ H3-/shaohai/ K10-/yingu/ H3-/shaohai/ Sp3-/taibai/ H7-/shenmen/ *SI* GB41-/zulinqi/ SI3-/houxi/ UB66-/zutonggu/ SI2-/qiangu/ .
UB66-/zutonggu/ SI2-/qiangu/ S36-/ZSL/ SI8-/xiaohai/ *UB* LI1-/shangyang/ UB67-/zhiyin/ S36-/ZSL/ UB40-/weizhong/ S36-/ZSL/ UB40-/weizhong/ GB41-/zulinqi/ UB65-/shugu/ *K* L8-/jingqu/ K7-/fuliu/ Sp3-/taibai/ K3-/taixi/ Sp3-/taibai/ K3-/taixi/ .
Lv1-/dadun/ K1-/yongquan/ *P* Lv1-/dadun/ P9-/zhongchong/ K10-/yingu/ P3-/quze/ K10-/yingu/ P3-/quze/ Sp3-/taibai/ P7-/daling/ *TW* GB41-/zulinqi/ TW3-/zhongzhu/ UB66-/zutonggu/ TW2-/yemen/ UB66-/zutonggu/ TW2-/yemen/ S36-/ZSL/ TW10-/tianjing/ *GB* .
power action on /yang/ organ disorder .UB66-/zutonggu/ GB43-/xiaxi/ LI1-/shangyang/ GB44-/zuqiaoyin/ LI1-/shangyang/ GB44-/zuqiaoyin/ SI5-/yanggu/ GB38-/yangfu/ *Lv* K10-/yingu/ Lv8-/ququan/ L8-/jingqu/ Lv4-/zhongfeng/ L8-/jingqu/ Lv4-/zhongfeng/ H8-/shaofu/ Lv2-/xingjian/ _Lower Sea (/Xia He/):_(CAM 363) Locus: near or on knees Functions: like /he-/sea.
*/XIA HE XUE /* *(LOWER SEA POINTS)* *Meridian* *Point* *S* S36-/zusanli/ *LI* S37-/shangjuxu/ *SI* S39-/xiajuxu/ *GB* GB34-/yanglingquan/ *TW* UB39-/weiyang/ *UB* UB40-/weizhong/ _4 Sea (/Si Hai/):_(Mann. Art 135) Locus: connected internally at organs and externally at extremities . which are like rivers that flow into the sea. / (/Ling Shu/ as quoted in Mann. Art 135) / Man possesses 4 seas and 12 meridians.
brain (heaven) Functions: ¤ ¤ Stores particular substance Regulates conditions of excess or deficiency within the seas */SI HAI XUE/(4 SEA POINTS)* */Prana/* *Blood* *Nourishment* *Marrow* CV17-/shanzhong/ UB11-/dazhu/ S30-/pranachong/ GV16-/fengfu/ S9-/renying/ .Sea Locus: relate to the /san bao /(three treasures or realms) 1) 2) 3) 4) /Prana/: chest (human) Blood: Penetrating vessel (/chong/) Nourishment: stomach (earth) Marrow: head.
S37-/shangjuxu/ S36-/zusanli/ GV20-/baihui/ GV14-/dazhui/ S39-/xiajuxu/ GV15-/yamen/ _8 Gathering (Influential) Points (/Ba Hui Xue/):_(CAM 368) Locus: where the /prana /and essence of the eight types of tissues and substances converge Functions: treats corresponding tissue or organ */BA HUI XUE /* *(EIGHT INFLUENTIAL POINTS)* *Influence* .
*Point* *4 Tips* /Yin / Organ Lv13-/zhangmen/ Tip of flesh: tongue /Yang/Organ CV12-/zhongwan/ /Prana/ CV17-/shanzhong/ Blood UB17-/geshu/ hair Sinews GB34-/yanglingquan/ nails Blood vessels .
24. 1) 2) 3) 4) /houxi-shenmai / (GV-YgH) /lieque-zhaohai / (CV-YnH) /waiguan-zulinprana / (YgL-G) /neiguan-gongsun / (YnL-PV) . (see fig. 68-78) Locus: where the 12 regular meridians and 8 spiritual vessels converge on the wrists and ankles Functions: ¤ Regulates 8 spiritual vessels ¤ Maintains communication between the 12 regular meridians and the 8 spiritual vessels ¤ Treats specific body regions Couples: The eight confluent (master) points of spiritual vessels are coupled with the confluent point of the coupled vessel.L9-/taimula/ Bones UB11-/dazhu/ teeth Marrow GB39-/xuanzhong/ _ _ _8 Confluent (Master) (/Ba Mai Jiao Hui/):_(CAM 365).
*/BA MAI JIAO HUI XUE/(EIGHT CONFLUENT POINTS) *Confluence* * *Point* *Trigram: 9 Square Number* *Key Symptoms* *Trigram Element:* *Regular Meridian* *Regulated Function* *Region of Influence* *Governing* .
inner canthus. spine. motion. brain. posterior leg */Yang/-heel* UB62-/shenmai/ /Kan / (1) Excessive sleepiness Water: K/UB *Conception* L7-/lieque/ /Li / (9) Anterior midline pain Fire: H/SI . back. shoulder. neck.SI3-/houxi/ /Dui / (7) Neck stiffness Metal/water: L/LI Cognition. coordination Head.
digestion. flanks. shoulder. face */Yin/-heel* K6-/zhaohai/ /Kun / (2) Insomnia Earth (generated): Sp/S Cognition. cheek. outer leg *Girdle* . outer canthus.Menstruation. reproduction. urination Chest. motion. respiration. back of ear. sleep. diaphragm. throat. lungs. digestion */Yang/-linking* TW5-/waiguan/ /Zhen / (3) Alternate chills and fever Wood: P/TW Immunization. motion Neck (side).
menstruation.GB41-/zulinprana/ /Sun / (4) Lower back and loin weakness and pain Wood: Lv/GB Digestion. stomach. motion */Yin/-linking* P6-/neiguan/ /Gen / (8) Chest pain Earth: Sp/S Circulation. reproduction. inner leg *Penetrating* Sp4-/gongsun/ /Pranaan / (6) Lower abdominal pain . chest. digestion. motion Heart. cognition.
/combine master-couple points with CV4 _Window of Sky:_(Mann. Treat the master (confluent) point (left side for men. L-UB62. In that case one must find which meridian is diseased. L-L7. This yang energy always climbs from the lower part of the body towards the head. R-UB62) · Women: combine governing vessel with conception vessel (R-SI3. ¤ Governing Vessel: (esp. when tonifying kidney /yang. right side for women) with the coupled point (right side for men. top 1/3 of the body Notes on neck: ¤ ¤ ¤ · · All channels pass through the neck Where /prana /and blood converge to maintain a balanced flow /Prana / syndromes of neck: Excess: hyperthyroid Deficient: hypothyroid . tonify the yin (as it creates the yang) and disperse the yang so that the energy is attracted towards the top of the body and the circulation is re-established. but if it is interrupted in its course it cannot climb beyond the abdomen. reproduction. Art 133) / All the energies of yang come from the yin. for the yin is earth.Metal (generated): L/LI Menstruation. respiration Master-Couple Treatment Law: (Maciocia 355-365) The master-couple law utilizes the extraordinary vessels in treatment by needling the master point first and the coupled point second on opposite sides (unilaterally). digestion. / (/Nei Rasa/ as quoted in Mann. left side for women). R-K6) ¤ Conception Vessel: when nourishing /yin. Art 133) Locus: neck and upper shoulder. /and straightening spine) use prior to local insertions (10-15 min retention) · Men: governing vessel treated on its own (L-SI3. Insert needles in this order and withdraw in reverse order.
interior wind. meridian level) (Zhou Zhi Cong) ¤ ¤ Throat stagnation: goiter Sudden onset of disorders ¤ Mental or emotional disorders: effects psyche.· Stasis: goiter. accesses higher self (most window of sky points begin w//tian/) *WINDOW OF SKY POINT INDICATIONS* *Window of Sky Point* *Original WOS* *Related /Jue Prana /Syndromes: * Indications. nodules Functions: ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ Tonifies /yin/ (deficient) and disperses /yang / (excess) Opens heavenly windows (sensory orifices: eyes and ears) Re-establishes connection between heaven and earth Reflex points for the treatment of divergent channels (Boyd) Indications: ¤ Disharmony between head and body. hard masses. stagnant turbid phlegm. ie. sudden change in the course of illness. rebellious /prana /and blood (obstructed/prana/: disharmonious /yin /and /yang/. disturbance in /prana /and blood flow. stagnant food. *Sudden Disorders* *Divergent Channel* *Reflex* *Element* *Meridian Level* *S9-/renying / *(reflex) .
*loss of voice* *Sp/S* *Earth* /Yangming/ *LI18-/futu /* (reflex) *Obstructed /prana /by hardness: aphasia* *L/LI* *Metal* /Yangming/ *TW16-/tianyou / *(reflex) *Covered and obstructed /prana/: * blocked eyes and ears. stiff neck. cough. epilepsy. rebellious S and L /prana/: * HA.*Rebellious /yang/. red and swelling face. *spasm*. dizziness. dyspnea. red eyes . *deafness* *P/TW* *Fire* /Shaoyang/ *UB10-/tianzhu / *(reflex) *Ascending Lv wind and fire: * HA. wheezing. legs cannot support weight of body. vomiting.
loss of voice* *L3-/tianfu /* *Lv fire attacks L: thirst.*K/UB* *Water* /Taiyang/ GV15-/yamen / *Stirring internal wind: * 100 disorders of head CV22-/tiantu/ *Dyspnea. fever. epistaxis. hemoptosis* *L/LI* Metal/ .
/wangu/*// (reflex) Reflex point SI/H. Pericardium syndromes TW/P Fire /Shaoyang/ SI16-/tianchuang / *Aphasia * SI/H Fire /Taiyang/ SI17-/tianrong./ *GB12./ GB9. ./tianchong.*Wood* /Yangming/ P1-/tianchi / Mastitis.
immortals. then sedate the contralateral /jing/-well point of the /bahya /meridian _Ghost:_(Siou. *Wood* /Shaoyang/ Divergent Reflex Point: diagnosis and treatment ¤ Diagnosis: procedure 1) Check the 5 original window of sky points for tenderness (substitute GB12 for L3 to represent the wood element) 2) After determining and palpating tender reflex point. Early Taoists of the Han dynasty linked moral behavior to one's longevity (lifespan + 7 future generations). tonify /yin he/-sea) 3) If flare-ups occur (at window of sky reflex points) during the course of the treatment series. then points are worthy of treatment) ¤ 1) Treatment: procedure Treat window of sky reflex point (sedate. (see fig. Sickness was viewed as a punishment for misdeeds (sin). "seed people. or disperse /yang/) 2) Treat ipsilateral /he/-sea points (sedate /yang he/-sea. specifically psychiatric disorders. 25) Taoists believe that correct behavior supports good health while incorrect behavior invites ghosts. and purity chamber retreats. debauchery and theft were recorded by the gods of earth and corrected by public confession." or chosen ones. . in order to perfect society. Celestial Master Taoists use public exorcism ritual to deliver souls from future earthly incarnations (insects or animals) by expelling old ghosts and welcoming new bonds between heaven and humanity. Misdeeds of drunkenness. palpate corresponding and ipsilateral /he/-sea points of the same meridian /antar-bahya /pairs 3) Then palpate the window of sky reflex point (if tenderness has decreased 30%. community service. These rituals re-established the /zhen ren/ (true men). Ghost). or disease.*GB/Lv* Fire.
Internal alchemy (/neidan/). therapeutic music. the mother begets. disease caused from consuming the five grains. the Taoists developed therapeutic techniques to achieve immortality. enwraps. using medicinal herbs. acupuncture and moxibustion. which has coarse energy. fatty foods. talismans and curses. wheat.Since moral behavior was linked to longevity. and abstaining from eating grains (/bi gu/). consists of refining the coarse unnecessary activities to the subtle essentials. protects. ritual fasting (/zhai/). barley. are considered the essence of earth. inhabiting the /dantians. can be passed on to succeeding generations. The procedure of /neidan /consists of simultaneously establishing polarity while denying it in order to transcend it. vitality. and veils the son · · ¤ True Mercury (earth /yang/ ascending to heaven) (/po/) True Lead (heaven /yin/ descending to earth) (/hun/) Preservation: · Men (/yang/)//must treasure (ascend) kidney /jing /(/yang /water: monkey) corresponding to /yin/ soul (/po/) · Women (/yin/) must treasure (descend) heart (or head) blood (/yin /fire: horse) corresponding to /yang/ soul (/hun/) Components of fire-phasing: ¤ /JIng /(essence. /causing disease. and inevitably a shorter lifespan. beans) (/wu ya/). or fire-phasing. and drinking alcohol. According to Taoist belief. and meditation (internal alchemy). Internal alchemy is self-exorcism. the adept must also abstain from meat. fluid. inversion of materials/reversal of ordinary phenomena. or the rediscovery of true non-being (/zhenwu/) and miraculous existence (/miaoyou/): ¤ Extraction of the pure/real: invention or identification of materials used in task. the "seed" of awareness. /Neidan /can be thought of as looking internally and extracting the pure/real self and preserving it. Longevity techniques included living morally and frugally. The five grains (rice. promise of life contained in chaos (/daodejing 21/) ¤ ¤ /Prana /(energy. finding the kernel inside the fruit. prana gong. For /bi gu /to be successful. breath) /Shen /(spirit) . were believed to nourish the three worms (/san chung/). millet. These five grains. body): potential.
he gives forth light. and there will be no need for exorcism or invocation. can fly through air. from the later worldly time to an earlier time before heaven and earth. also known as Xun Zhen Ren (true man. found in the depths of a human (inner line of /Kan/. and our fate lies in ourselves. purification through extraction. shift the position of mountains and dry up seas 6) Refines spirit and merges w/world of appearances. recognizing the moment ¤ /Prana /to /Shen/ (/yang/): implementation (consolidation) of what was discovered in the first stage. the Tao is here and not far away. internal advancement ¤ /Shen /to /Tao/hundun/ (/yin/): returning to the original nature (stillness that underlies action). /mingmen /between kidneys.Stages of fire-phasing progress from coarse to subtle: ¤ /Rasa to Prana: /recognizing the initial moment (/shi/) of awareness/awakening. to treat ghost possession. desire or devotion to carry out the task. he changes shape according to circumstances and the needs of beings 7) Beyond the world of beings reaching the ultimate Tao Acupuncture points particular to internal alchemy coupled with particular herbal seeds were grouped by Sun Si Miao. or true ingredients. dragon guarding pearl. or psychiatric disorders. not in the exterior world. and gathering the all-important spark of eternal /yang/. ." -/Zhuangzi The fire-phasing process can also be identified as seven steps of returning to the source of Tao: 1) 2) Embrace the one and keep the mean Devotee regains youthful appearance 3) Reaches immortality: rises into the sacred mountains. or saint). celestial boys and maidens surround and protect him 4) Sublimates body into breath. recognizing that the spark of eternal /yang/ is cosmic /mula prana/ /"Maintain yourself in calm non-intervention. immortal. repetition of the initial gathering. and becomes a true man (/zhen/) 5) Refines breath into spirit becoming a divine man (/shen/): he can move heaven and earth. mental emptiness (inner line of /Li/). or a hen who broods on her egg. or transcendent w/o specific location) that begins the alchemical reversal of being. the true void is a state of complete darkness and stillness from which the light and movement bursts forth.
The nature of the manipulation directs the movement of the ghost against or with the flow of the meridian. Parasites represent the undead leeches. Most of the herbs have parasitic indications. and sedate or cleanse on even (/yin/) number days. that suck the life. ¤ Timing (expelling): Following the husband-wife law. According to the nature of the /prana /distortion (deficiency/excess). Treatment: The ghost point exorcism is a ceremony designed to synergistically return the /prana/ body back to a balanced. our ability to absorb nutrients. Parasites measure our degree of health. ¤ Location: Ghosts hide in deep recesses and therefore are hard to find. .Ghost points correspond to the 13 methods of longevity or martial art forms (relating to the sum of the 8 directions of /ba gua/. Because ghosts are moving. or precision power. clues can be discovered to the location of the ghost. The ordered number designated for each ghost point tells a story (the fire phasing process). from the birth of GV26-/renzhong/ to the resurrection of /zhenzhongfeng/. suck the experiences from us. point selection and treatment timing are essential. and 5 subtle elements. and/or even past-life syndromes that we brought with us to this life. or 8 spiritual vessels. The treatment is not logical but intuitive: the /fangshih/ (master of method) must get into a trance (by simultaneously denying true non-existence and marvelous existence in order to transcend them both) to locate and expel (directing it to an exit left open) the ghost. and thus locates the ghost. Traditionally. The Song of the Thirteen Ghost Points by Xun Zhen Ren: If the 100 devil /prana /acts violently and resides. treatment consists of only one ghost point and one herbal seed per treatment. undistorted state. treat the right side (wife) first with females and the left side (husband) with males. Ghost point palpation measures the patient's longevity. These two factors contribute to the exorcism's powerful intent. the spectres. follow the lunar calendar to plan the treatment time: tonify on odd (/yang/) numbered days. they turn into various types of diseases which can best be treated by the 13 ghost points. or spiritual resources of the 5 viscera). The seed ghost herbs provide the patient with fundamentally condensed procreative energy. By matching ghost point indications with the patient's symptoms.
The second point is under the nail of the thumb. Insert the needle to the depth of 2 /fen/. Insert the needle from the left inferior side and take out the needle to the right. Insert a fire needle 3 /fen/./jiache/. or gathering place. Start from the left side for men and right side for women. don t try treating./chengjiang/ is called ghost market./shangxing/ is called ghost shrine. The first point is GV26./daling/ is called ghost mind. The needle needs to be warm because the ghost is called wooden bed. The sixth point is above UB11. which is called ghost court. Insert the needle from the right as the man of virtue and take out the needle to the left. which is called ghost belief. which is called ghost pillow and the ghost exists 1 /cun /inside the hairline. Insert the needle one by one from the head. Insert the needle 5 /fen/./shenmai /is called ghost road. ./laogong/ is called superior ghost barrack. The eighth point in CV24. The third point is under the nail of the big toe that is called the ghost spirit. Insert the needle to the depth of 3 /fen/ (1/3 /cun/). The ninth point in P8. The seventh point is S6./renzhong/. Insert the needle in the direction towards the area under the ear to the depth 5 /fen/. The fourth point in P7./dazhu/. The tenth point in GV23. The fifth point in UB62.Before doing acupuncture you have to know the locations (ghost palace) of the ghost points exactly and if you don t believe the action of the ghost point.
This point needs to be closed (pucker. contraction) up to 3 times instead of needling. Use the fire needled-knife./quchi/ is called ghost subject. The thirteenth point is the head (root) of the tongue. which is called ghost seal (or paper envelope). the mad and rebellious ghosts should be expelled out. understanding the ghost points is the solution of the treatment. When you treat the patient with ghost points needle both sides simultaneously. Before inserting the needle. make the point free flowing of the /prana / with a gentle hand touch./huiyin/ is called ghost chest and indicates the head of the jade-gate for a woman. seizures) ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ Clears obstruction Dispels wind (neurological problems) Calms spirit Expels parasites Boosts immune system Promotes balance Revives consciousness Treats cancer Relieves toxicity . At first. The twelfth point in LI11. If you follow the instructions of the 13 ghost point song.The eleventh point in CV1. or majesty s servant. Locus: varies Functions: ¤ ¤ Exorcise ghosts Treat illness in late stages (mental disorders.
Characteristics: ¤ ¤ ¤ Knock-out points or striking areas Mechanisms in internal alchemy (/neidan/) Can be tied into any treatment point prescription *GHOST MERIDIAN OF XUN ZHEN REN (Sun Si Miao)* *#* *Alchemical Phase* *Trigram* *Point* *Herb (seed)* *M/V* *Image* 1 £ */Rasa/* /Dui/ GV26-/renzhong/ /shi jun zi/ .
recognition of initial moment of awareness.GV *Source:*birth. sublimation of /rasa /into /prana/. spark of eternal /yang/ 2 / / / / */Prana/* / / L11-/shaoshang/ /ku lian zi/ L UW */Yin / soul (/po/): * earth ascends to thumb 3 / / Sp1-/yinbai/ /bing lang zi/ Lv .
LW */Yang / soul (/hun/):*heaven descends to big toe 4 / / P7-/daling/ /nan gua zi/ H MW */Shen / (immortal spirit): */prana / sublimates into /shen/ 5 /Kan/ UB62-/shenmai/ /man rasa zi/ YgH *Expanded /shen/:*all spiritual vessels 6 / / .
/fengfu /(brainstem) *Ancestors: * memory area of brain relating to K 7 ¤ / / S6-/jiache/ /pranan jiao/ Sp */Yi / (intent):*to generate saliva for immortality pill (/yu jiang/: jade nectar) 8 / / / / */Shen/* /Li/ .UB60-/kunlun /(brain) /ya dan zi/ K */Zhi / (will power): * projecting the 5 viscera as the 5 mountains GV16.
zi zi/ CV *Immortality pill: * forming and swallowing immortality pill for longevity.CV24-/chengjiang/ /ba zi. sublimation of /prana /into /shen /(/yu jiang/: jade nectar) 9 /Ken/ P8-/laogong/ /ban bian lian zi/ YnL *Plum Blossom Hand: * healing gate 10 /Chen/ GV23-/shangxing/ /xi xin zi/ YgL .
*7 Dipper Stars:*wisdom 11 /Chien/ CV1-/huiyin/ /pranaan jin zi/ PV *Essence (/rasa/):*consistent preservation and sublimation of /rasa/ 12 /Sun/ LI11-/quchi/ /wu zhu yu zi/ G *Protection**(/wei/)* 13 ¡ */Hundun/* /Kun/ /zhenzhongfeng/ .
. /shen /returns to void Note: The columns above. The trigram follows the designation described in 8 Confluent Points section./huang yao zi/ YnH *Rebirth:*resurrection. and alchemical image association. Meridian/Vessel. Alchemical Phase. channel and point function and indication. are a speculative self study based upon the ghost point channel. and Image.
POINT AND SEED COMPARRISON POINT CHARACTERISTICS SEED CHARATERISTICS Point Name: English Translation GHOST CAVITY [Insertion/Locus/Depth] Integrity Functions: Indications Medical Alchemical Martial Seed: (mm page) /Latin name/ English name Properties CHannels entered Functions: Indications *GV26./shui gou/* (water trough) */ /* */ren zhong/* (human center) [nose receives from heaven. mouth receives from earth] gate of coming in .
shock. restores collapsed /yang/: * wind-stroke. calms /shen/. clears brain. palpitations. represents UW Target: knockout point */shi jun zi /* (p433) /quisqualis indica/ . relates to CV1.GHOST COURT */gui gong/* (ghost palace) */gui ke ting/* (ghost reception) */gui shi/* (ghost market) [pinch philtrum and insert horizontally 3f from left and withdraw at right] *Ä * LI. depression 6) *Clears heat. lockjaw. exiting junction of GV and CV]. fainting 2) *Strengthens lumbar spine: * acute sprain of lower back (spine pain). toothache 7) *Clears nose* Harmonizes heaven (descending) and earth (ascending):initiates descent of /hun /(true lead)//and ascent of /po /(true mercury). represents an individuals rebirth capabilities or procreative potential. where tongue (dragon) connects during inhalation in order to guide /prana /up and promote saliva generation. muscular tetany 3) 4) *Regulates GV* *TX reproductive or sexual disorders* 5) *Transforms H phlegm: * chest pain. heat-stroke. dispels wind: * eye muscle twitching. hysteria.[head of the dragon (spine). seizures. S 1) *Revives consciousness.
seizures. hysteria. and summer-heat. calms /shen/. opens orifices. asthma. delirium.rangoon creeper fruit seed envoy seed */ /* *P: * sweet. worms. chest pain w/ excess sweating 2) *Moistens throat:*tonsillitis. cough. represents the heaven sphere . young merchant) GHOST BELIEF */gui xin/* (ghost sincerity) [insert 3f under thumb nail] *JW*. Sp Cleans out toxins:parasites. restores collapsed /yang/:*wind-stroke./shao shang/* (lesser metal s note. dryness. epistaxis. focuses /yi/. disorientation 4) *Local: * finger pain and contracture *Residence for the**/po yin-/soul (true mercury) which enters heaven from earth:* relates to center of brain in palmistry. connects w/P8 in sitting meditation. food poisoning *L11. febrile diseases. warm *CH: * S. coma. mumps. clears L fire. swelling 3) *Revives consciousness. vomiting from summer heat. *W* root 1) *Disperses and descends L /prana/. dispels wind-heat: * diabetes (UW). heatstroke. throat pain. pneumonia. heat. redness.
Sp. Lv. abdominal edema. SI. gastritis. S. facilitates blood flow:*childhood convulsions. toxic *CH: * L. borborygmus. cold. boils. stagnant ./yin bai/* (hidden clarity/white) GHOST SPIRIT */gui lei/* (ghost pile) */gui yan/* (ghost eye) [insert 2f under big toe nail] JW. S Clears serious skin diseases: rash. LI. skin parasites. prolonged menstruation. melia seed *P: * bitter. nausea.* * *Target:*thumb is weakest point in a grab */ku lian zi /* (p434) /melia azidarach/ toosendan. obesity. poor appetite. infections *Sp1. Wd *[e]* / /Origin /Taiyin-Gen/ 1) *Strengthens Sp (/yang/).
acrid. blood in urine or stool (Sp ‾) 4) *Calms /shen/. sudden diarrhea 2) *Expels parasites and worms* 3) *Contains blood:*epistaxis. insomnia Residence for the /hun yang-/soul (true lead) which enters earth from heaven:highest point on leg/foot when sitting in full lotus. chest and epigastric fullness or pain. convulsions. abdominal distention. depression./da ling/* (big mound) GHOST MIND */gui xin/* (ghost heart) [insert 5f into P7] *Y* . represents the earth sphere Stance: extension of root when striking w/palm */bing lang zi /* (p438) /areca catechu/ betel nut *P: * bitter. melancholia. S. Sp Kills intestinal parasites Clears intestinal obstruction *P7. dream-disturbed sleep. abnormal uterine bleeding. focuses /yi/. warm *CH: * LI. clears brain:*mania.blood in intestines.
sed. anxiety. son 1) *Calms /shen/. depression (relationship breakups). SI./shen mai/* (extended meridian. eczema. spirit path) GHOST ROAD .*E*. tongue root pain. palpitations (fright) 3) *Clears throat blockages:*asphyxiation 4) *Regulates S. conjunctivitis 5) Local: carpal tunnel syndrome Unifies/hun / and /po / w//shen /in the heart while on their passage to one another: /rasa / healing gate. gastritis. clears heat. mania 2) *Regulates H (/prana/). clears brain: * panic. cools heat in blood: * appendicitis. clears H fire: * tonsillitis. vomiting. block */nan gua zi/*(p441) /cucurbita moschata/ pumpkin seed *P: * sweet. S Calms ascending Lv fire affecting the spirit Kills intestinal worms Moistens intestines Treats postpartum swelling in hands and feet *UB62. neutral *CH: * LI. acne. scabies. dyspepsia.*SS*. expands and relaxes chest. represents the human sphere Striking area: palm strike.
hemiplegia. insomnia (-UB62. seizures. cool *CH: * UB. clears mind: /shen / begins journey. +K6) 5) *Dispels interior wind: * HA. Lv. tinnitus. nasal congestion.(SI3) *Ä*YgH 1) 2) 3) *Opens YgH: * chronic backache. deficient outside Expands spirit. depression. dizziness 6) *Clears 8 spiritual channels* 7) *Balances interior excess w/exterior deficiency: * false heat inside. coupled w/GV. meningitis. swollen eyes 4) *Calms and stretches /shen/:*insanity. uterine spasms. voice loss (stroke). acrid. disorientation. fatigue *Relaxes sinews: * outer leg tightness *Benefits eyes: * glaucoma. sprouts from the first celestial branch to receive heaven Striking area:kicking w/blade (dragon whipping tail) */man rasa zi /* (p44) /vitex rotundifolia/ vitex fruit seed *P: * bitter.*/gui lu/* (ghost road) [insert fire needle 3f/5f into depression inferior the external malleolus] *C * YgH. S . epilepsy. neck stiffness and pain.
Clears wind and heat Brightens eyes and head *UB60./kun lun / * (brain. tidal fever *Invigorates blood: * dysmenorrhea(w/dark clots) *Balances interior excess w/exterior deficiency* *Drains excess water:*edema Expedites labor: lochioschesis Disciplines /zhi /(will) to root /shen / during noble pursuits: regulates the strength of the root through settling the body weight. or center of world) Stance/Footwork: relating to the use of the heel for grounding stances. neck and shoulder pain. springing. seizures 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) *Clears internal heat (UB):*burning dysuria. represents the elemental generating source of the 5 viscera. sciatica 3) *Dispels wind: * HA(occipital. and kicking */ya dan zi /* (p97) . considered the Western Paradise of the immortals. axis mundi. (the Kunlun mountains. F 1) *Strengthens back: * chronic low back ache 2) *Relaxes sinews: * back. the highest place on earth. is the final earthly projection of the viscera to heaven before the viscera become the planets. stepping. Kunlun mountains) GHOST PILLOW [insert 5f into UB60] JR. gluteal. and heel pain. sweeping. ankle. stiffness. sacral. vertigo. K‾).
/feng fu / * (actual) (wind palace. sinusitis. toxic *CH: * LI. opens sensory orifices. . aphasia. stiff neck. blurred vision. HA. jade pillow) GHOST PILLOW */gui xue/* (ghost hole) */gui lin/* (ghost forest) */gui zhen/* (ghost pillow) [insert 2f/5f into GV16 (1c hairline. trapezius)] *WOS* *S * marrow *Ä * UB./brucca javanica/ bruccea *P: * bitter. mania. hemorrhoids Breaks up tumors: CX. in depression between the m. suicidal behavior. rabies. seizures. wind-stroke. dizziness. centipedes. dispels wind (interior/exterior): epilepsy. deaf-mutism. hemiplegia. below occipital protuberance. common cold. delirium. diarrhea due to food poisoning. anxiety. Lv Clears toxins: snakebites. cold. insect bites. YgL [ Microcosmic Orbit: Third Lock 1) Benefits and clears brain. warts (excess water) *GV16.
decapitation *S6.). cold. dispels wind. enhances longevity* *Cools H fire:*stress. and stimulating digestion secretion / / Target: gate to brain stem. where seasonal breaths are diverted to via the viscera. relates to memory center of brain (ancestors). facial paralysis. lockjaw. dilating blood vessels. saliva.epistaxis. voice loss 2) 3) *Tonifies immune system./jia che/* (jaw chariot) WOODEN BED */gui chuang/* (ghost bed) */gui lin/* (ghost forest) [insert warm needle 5f into S6 towards ear lobe] *Ä * GB Trigger 1) *Moistens throat. TMJ. cerebral hemorrhage Assists/shen / to remember immortality:jade pillow must be opened by pulling up on the base of the scull in order to sublimate /rasa /through spinal alignment w/GV20. neck pain and stiffness Focuses /yi /on generating saliva for immortality pills: /yu jiang/(jade nectar): saliva (upper /rasa/) is generated through the act of clapping teeth (36x during inhalation) and swallowing (3x for each /dantian/ to . teeth grinding. and viscera by slowing H rate. clears heat: * mumps. site of cranial nerves of the parasympathetic division of ANS that regulate the senses. anxiety 4) Benefits teeth and jaws. and mucus. sore and swollen throat. sore throat. spasm (masseter m. relaxes sinews: toothache.
acrid.kill /san chung/). excessive salivation. jaundice. slightly cold *CH: * GB. sudden voice loss. S. S6). gum or tooth pain. GV 1) *Dispels wind (exterior) and cold. digests food. saliva kills infection. Lv. gingivitis. hepatitis *CV24. mouth and tongue ulcers. seizures. lockjaw. transforms dampness and phlegm: * facial paralysis. thirst 3) *Clears lymph* . and fills the stomach so one doesn t eat very much (/bi gu/) in order to keep the energy moving the blood (keeping light) Target: knockout point */pranan jiao /* (p156) /radix gentianae maerophylla/ / / *P: * bitter. depression 2) *Clears S heat: * (S4./cheng jiang/* (receiving fluid) GHOST MARKET (gathering place) */gui shi/* (ghost market) [insert 3f into CV24 horizontally from right to left] *Ä * LI. S Nourishes blood: (when nearing death) Relieves joint pain: rheumatism Clears heat and dampness: low grade fevers. hemiplegia.
L./lao gong/* (labor palace) SUPERIOR GHOST BARRACK */gui ku/* (ghost cave) */gui lu/* (ghost road) [insert 2f where the life line meets the head line] *YS*. *F*. and returning to the lower /dantian /(like nourishing rain falling to earth) during exhalation Target: knockout point */ba zi.* * *Catches saliva generated by S6 to form immortality pill (dragon pearl) in order to enhance longevity:*each pill (/yu jiang: /jade nectar) is swallowed 3x through each /dantian. /killing the three worms (/san chung/). cold *CH: * H. cold. dampness. S. zi zi /* /gardenia jasminoides/ / / *P: * bitter. and blood toxins: dark putrid urine *P8. TW Relieves stress: high fever w/HA and delirium Clears heat.**/horare / *[x]* Trigger .
neutral *CH:*H. epistaxis. cools heat in blood. CX (tumor: prolonged extreme dampness) Relieves toxicity: bee stings. herpes. genitals of LW 4) * * *Promotes healing: * emits /prana /* *through the plum blossom hand (red and white speckled palm that is full of /prana /and blood).**represents central palace (5) on the fire plain of Mars. clears H fire and heat. yang/). transforms damp-heat: * febrile diseases. depth of one s learning potential *Revives consciousness. dysphagia. SI. L Clears heat: [ocean herb] Dispels cold: [mountain herb] Drains excess water: edema. clears brain* *Gate: * where index and middle fingers (sword of intent) condense when making a fist (the size of the heart) */ban bian lian zi /* (p149) /lobelia chinensis/ half lotus seed *P: * sweet. clears mucus (bad water).1) *Regulates H (/prana. bloated. jaundice. gingivitis. pyorrhea. halitosis. fungal infections of hands and feet 2) *Calms /shen/: * mental disorders 3) *Benefits the 3 centers:*pituitary of brain. painful nerve attacks [topically applied] [use 2 halves together] .**one of the 5 breathing gates (gate of healing). HA. tongue ulcers. receives the thumb in sitting meditation. heart of chest.
facial edema. asthma. cough. transforms phlegm: * sinusitis. sudden blindness. constellation. reflects the star quadrant. laryngitis 2) *Brightens eyes. rhinitis./hui yin/* . assists K to grasp L /prana/: influenza. nasal polyps./shang xing/* (upper star) GHOST SHRINE */gui tang/* (ghost hall) [insert 2f into GV23 (1c posterior to anterior hair line)] 1) *Clears nose. myopia. HA. fever * * *Relates to the North Star (7 Dipper Stars): * returns the mind to source. epistaxis. K Harmonizes water function between L and K.[contraindicated for deficient cases] *GV23. or direction faced *Striking Area: * head butt */xi xin zi /* (p35) /asarum neteropoides/ wild ginger asarum seed *P: * acrid. keeps the mind focused slightly forward. clears heat:*redness. warm *CH: * L. wheezing Clears nasal congestion(add artemesia vulgaris for nasal spray) *CV1.
(meeting of yin gate of going out head of jade gate)
GHOST CHEST */gui cang/* (ghost store)
[close CV1 by contracting m. perineum 3x; insert 3f into CV1]
*Ä * GV, PV [ Sea of /Prana/
1) *Nourishes /yin, /stabilizes essence and lower orifices, regulates CV and menstruation: * hernia, amenorrhea, irregular mense, uterovaginal or rectal prolapse, impotence, nocturnal emissions, spermatorrhea, urinary retention, incontinence, enuresis, constipation 2) *Transforms damp-heat (genitals): * genital or perineal pain, itching and swelling, hemorrhoids, prostatitis, dysuria, leukorrhea, pruritis vulvae 3) 4) *Revives consciousness: * coma, asphyxia (from drowning) *Calms /shen/, clears brain: * hysteria, insanity, depression
*Prevents leakage of /prana /and essence: * locking mechanism of sublimating /rasa/; start point of internal heavenly circuit at beginning of inhalation; the lock is left open during exhalation and closed during inhalation; slight contraction of the anal sphincter muscle at perineum lifts the /prana /and /rasa /up to initiate the reverse breathing process up the spine; inhalation should be employed during defecation, urination, or ejaculation in order to hold in /rasa/ while eliminating physical waste; grounding point for the spine in sitting meditation
*Target: * death
*/pranaan jin zi /*
/euphorbia lathyris/ gold coin
*P: * toxic (raw) *CH: * Lv, K, LI
Relieves toxicity, drains dampness: edema, elephantitis, CX, poisonous bites (snake, scorpion, centipede), chronic skin diseases
[Contraindicated in pregnancy] *LI11- /qu chi/* (crooked pond)
GHOST SUBJECT (majesty s servant) */gui chen/* (ghost minister) */gui tui/* (ghost leg)
[insert fire needled-knife 5f into LI11]
*HS*, *E*, ton, mother Root /Ben/ Trigger
1) *Clears fire, heat, wind-heat, damp-heat, summer-heat, heat in blood: * febrile diseases, malaria, all skin disorders, herpes zoster, scabies, erysipelas, urticaria, eczema, psoriasis, measles, mumps, heat-stroke 2) *Dispels wind: * wind-stroke, infantile paralysis, convulsions, hemiplegia, toothache 3) *Transforms damp:*throat pain and obstruction, urinary dysfunction
4) *Invigorates flow of /ying prana /and blood:*anemia, scanty mense, menopausal hot flash, lassitude and depression, blurred vision, acute lower back pain 5) *Regulates and moistens LI:*abscess, appendicitis, diarrhea w/fever, constipation, abdominal pain and distention 6) *Expels parasites and worms*
7) *Regulates L, expels exterior from L:*bronchitis, chest fullnes and pain, common cold, allergies 8) 9) *Calms emotions and /shen/:*anxiety, hypertension (Lv fire) *Softens masses:*goiter, scrofula, boils, carbuncles
10) *Benefits shoulders:*pain, rigidity, motor impairment, upper body atrophy, upper extremity edema 11) *Local:*elbow pain, swelling, motor impairment
*Focuses /yi /to protect: * should be aligned w/third eye, knee, big toe, Taoist sword; the support hand is often aligned w/active hand elbow
*Target/Striking Area: * locks, elbow strikes; elbow should be kept down and near the anterior midline (this protects the vitals while winding up power)
*/wu zhu yu zi /* (p303) /evodia rutaecarpa/ evodia fruit seed
*P: * bitter, hot, acrid, slightly toxic *CH: * Lv, Sp, S, K
Warms the middle: excess vomiting, stomach bloating, ulcers Improves circulation Alleviates pain: hernia, HA, leg Clears Lv fire, dryness, and stagnation: hernia */Zhen zhong feng/* (true middle barrier)
2. tonifies the K to cool the H fire */huang yao zi /* (p189) /dioscarta bulbifaria/ yellow medicine *P: * bitter. just after swallowing. Because these referred pain areas follow the meridian pathways. trigger points function as acupoints. boils (yin areas). open sores. reduces hard masses: tumors. 3. Lv.tx SI3 and P5. H Dissipates nodules. stops bleeding: vomiting blood. cooling *CH: * L. cysts Cools blood. neutral. in order to connect GV w/CV (allowing the rain to fall). promotes the generation of saliva. snakebite _Trigger Points:_(Harris) Myofascial trigger points are hyper-irritable areas within muscle or fascia that refer pain to other predictable areas. metorrhagia Relieves toxicity: swelling. . by keeping the tongue at its root.close 6 body gates.GHOST SEAL (paper envelope) /Sitou / (head of tongue) [1. epistaxis.insert fire needle 3f under the tongue where it connects to the floor of the mouth] Revives consciousness: emergency revival (after someone is recently pronounced clinically dead) Guides exhalation: the tongue (dragon) should drop from the roof of the mouth to the floor at the beginning of exhalation.
cheek./tianding/ Deep sternocleidomastoid *Inner ear*. Scalene *Neck*. and extremities Functions: ¤ ¤ ¤ Relaxes muscles and sinews Clears heat and wind Alleviates pain Points: Points are grouped by head and neck. *temple*. *shoulder*. anterior lateral arm* S4. occipital. *eyebrow*.Locus: typically where muscle connects with bone (tendon) at the head. torso. upper extremties. and lower extremities./dicang/ . Points are listed in order per the superficial meridian flow. Chest*./futu/ Superficial sternocleidomastoid. *retroauricle* LI18. torso. *jaw*. TRIGGER POINT CORRESPONDENCES TO ACUPOINTS Acupoint Muscle Domain of Point Referred Muscle Areas *Head and Neck* LI17.
*frontal area* UB9./yuzhen/ Occipitalis . *top molars* S6. *bottom molars* S7.Masseter *Jaw*./xiaguan/ Lateral pterygoid. mid belly) *Jaw*. neck. *jaw* SI18./jiache/ Masseter (superficial. *tragus* SI17./quanliao/ Zygomaticus major *Cheek*. masseter *Cheek*./tianrong/ Digastric (posterior belly). masseter Occipital head.
/erheliao// GB7. *top second premolar and first thru third molars* TW20. *vertex*. *eye brow*.Occipital. Splenius capitus *Vertex of head*./fengchi/ . occipital./tianzhu/ Upper Splenius Cervicis. *top central and lateral incisors* GB14./yangbai/ Frontalis *Frontal area* GB20. temporal./jiaosun// GB8./shuaigu/ Temporalis *Temple* GB1. parietal head areas UB10./qubin/ Temporalis *Temple*./tongziliao/ Temporalis *Temple*. cheek. outer canthus TW22. cheek.
top canine. temple M-HN-6./yuyao/ Orbicularis oculi *Eyebrow*./taiyang/ Temporalis *Temple*./jiachengjiang/ Digastric (anterior belly) Chin *Torso* L1. *retroauricle*. *first premolars* M-HN-18. philtrum M-HN-9./jugu/ Trapezius Trapezius near acromion . *nose*. cheek. shoulder LI16.Suboccipital muscles Occipital./zhongfu/ Pectoralis major Chest.
*medial arm* Sp21. medial anterior arm SI9. *upper medial thigh* Sp20.S29./jianzhen/ Upper external oblique Epigastrium SI10. shoulder./dabao/ Serratus anterior Hypochondriac./qumula/ Trapezius . *inguinal groove*./pranachong/ Lower external oblique Abdomen. armpit./biguan// S30./zhourong/ Pectoralis major *Chest*./naoshu/ Teres minor *Shoulder * SI13.
/jianzhongshu/ Trapezius. *buttocks* UB22./jianwaishu/ Trapezius *Lower neck (C7)* SI15./dazhu/ Lower Splenius Cervicis *Superior shoulder*./shenshu/ Multifidus @ L2 ./danshu/ Longissimus thoracis Mid back. Levator scapula *Superior and posterior shoulder* UB11. *neck* UB19. hips UB23. low back. buttocks./sanjiaoshu/ Longissimus thoracis *Lower back*.*Medial scapula* SI14.
hips./geguan/ UB48. buttocks./shentang/ UB45. medial scapula UB42./yanggang/ Serratus posterior inferior *Mid back * UB51./huangmen/ Iliocostalis lumborum Low back./guanmulashu/ Multifidus @ S1 Lower back. Romboideus major/minor. posterior medial arm.Lower back UB26./yixi/ UB46./gaohuangshu/ UB44./pohu/ UB43./fufen/ Serratus posterior superior. *hips* K11-/hengu/ . Trapezius Posterior shoulder. upper posterior thigh UB41.
shoulder GB21./tianliao/ Trapezius Neck (to base of skull).*outer canthus* GB22. *inner ear*./mulaye/ .Rectus abdominis (lower) Lower abdomen K21./shencang/ Sternalis *Medial chest* K27./shufu/ Subclavius Shoulder. retroauricular. *jaw*. anterior lateral arm TW15./jianrasa/ Trapezius *Neck*. *jaw*./youmen/ Rectus abdominis (upper) Upper abdomen K25.
medial arm./taimula/ Flexor carpi radialis *Wrist*. shoulder. Middle back.Latissimus dorsi./jubi// M-CA-2./hegu/ First dorsal interosseus . *thumb* LI4. Pectoralis major. *shoulder*. medial anterior arm M-BW-10./yinkou/ Teres major Scapula. inferior scapula. chest N-UE-10./lieque/ Flexor pollicis longus Wrist./tanchuan/ Pectoralis minor Chest. *thumb* L9. *lateral shoulder* and arm *Upper Extremities* L7.
*elbow* ./binao/ Triceps brachii *Shoulder*. *index finger* LI10. *web between thumb and index finger* LI12./jugu// SI12. lateral posterior upper arm LI16. pinky.Dorsum of hand./mingyan/ Extensor carpi radialis longus. lateral posterior arm. *elbow*./quchi/ Brachioradialis Lateral radial aspect of forearm. *web between thumb and index finger* LI11. elbow LI14. *elbow*. Supinator Lateral radial aspect of forearm./bingfeng/ Supraspinatus *Shoulder*./shousanli// M-UE-8./zhouliao/ Triceps brachii Lateral radial aspect of forearm.
/ SI11./naoshu./quze/ ./wangu/ Abductor digiti minimi Wrist. *lateral shoulder*. arm./naoshu/ Infraspinatus Posterior neck./tianquan// N-UE-9. SI12. upper arm. elbow./bingfeng/ Subscapularis *Posterior shoulder*. *wrist* P2./gongzhong/ Brachialis Shoulder. pinky finger SI10./pranangling/ Triceps brachii *Medial elbow*and forearm SI4. and hand SI10.H2./tianzhong/. *wrist and thumb * P3.
Pronator teres Radial aspect of forearm and *wrist* P8./sidu// N-UE-7. lateral forearm. thumb TW5./xiasetu/. ring and pinky fingers TW12./waiguan/ Extensor indicis Elbow. forearm. ring finger TW9./naohui/ Triceps brachii *Posterior shoulder and arm* ./tianrasa/ Triceps brachii *Elbow*./yingxia/ Extensor and flexor carpi radialis brevis *Lateral forearm and wrist* TW10. TW13./laogong/ Adductor pollicis Palm. wrist.
/quanjian./zhoujian/ Anconeus *Elbow * N-UE-5./bizhong/ Flexor digitorum superficialis Medial forearm./jianliao/ Posterior deltoid *Posterior shoulder* M-UE-21./baxie/./setulingwu/ 2^nd dorsal interosseus Dorsal aspect of hand./xishang/ Opponens pollicis *Medial radial wrist*./ M-UE-22. forearm. *wrist*./yingxia/ Middle finger extensor . N-UE-3. thumb N-UE-7. *middle finger* M-UE-46. *middle finger* M-UE-30.TW14.
*elbow* *Lower Extremities* S33. S37. *middle finger* N-UE-11./yinshi/./liangpranau/ Vastus lateralis Lower lateral thigh. *big toe* Sp10./xuehai/ Vastus medialis Knee./shangjuxu/ Tibialis anterior./xiaxiabai/ Biceps brachii *Anterior shoulder*. *dorsum of foot*. extensor digitorum longus *Lateral lower leg*./taijian/ Anterior deltoid *Anterior shoulder* N-UE-25. S34. *space between tibia and fibula* ./zusanli/. upper arm.Dorsal aspect of forearm. *knee* S36.
/rangu/ Abductor hallucis *Big toe*. Piriformis ./chengshan/ Soleus Posterior lower leg./huantiao/ Gluteus minimus. *heel* K2. *medial ankle and sole* GB29./zhibian/ Posterior gluteus minimus *Posterior hip and leg* UB57./juliao/ Tensor fasciae latae *Hip*./baohuang/.UB37./yinmen/ Biceps femoris Posterior thigh and *knee* UB53. UB54. lateral thigh GB30.
These horizontal lines trace the reflex dermatomes.5c® ./jiaoling/ Adductor longus Medial leg.*Buttocks*. 27) HORIZONTAL POINT LINES ¬----------------. *hip joint* *_Key:_* *Bold * = primary referred body areas Regular = secondary referred body areas Horizontal Lines of Points: These imaginary horizontal lines that transverse the torso can be used as a guide for locating points. posterior leg GB34. *lateral leg*.6c -----------------. (see also fig./yanglingquan/ Peroneus longus Lateral lower leg. *lateral ankle* GB41.® ¬2c ® ¬2c® ¬1. *lateral ankle*./zulinprana/ Extensor digitorum brevis Lateral dorsal aspect of foot N-LE-24.5c® GB ¬2c ® ¬1.
Sp S K CV V/IC GV UB UB 13-/pranahu/ 27-/shufu/ 21-/xuanji/ T1 13-/taodao/ .
11-/dazhu/ SI14-/jian-waishu/ 14-/kufang/ 26-/yuzhong/ 20-/huagai/ T2 IC1 12-/fengmen/ 41-/fufen/ 20-/zhourong/ 15-/wuyi/ 25-/shencang/ 19-/zigong/ .
T3 IC2 12-/shenzhu/ 13-/feishu/ 42-/pohu/ 19-/xiongxiang/ 16-/ying-chuang/ 24-/lingxu/ 18-/yutang/ T4 IC3 14-/jueyin-shu/ 43-/gao-huangshu/ 18-/tianxi/ .
Nipple 17-/ruzhong/ 23-/shenfeng/ 17-/shan-zhong/ T5 IC4 11-/shendao/ 15-/xinshu/ 44-/shen-tang/ 17-/shidao/ 18-/rugen/ 22-/bulang/ 16-/zhong-ting/ T6 IC5 10-/lingtai/ .
5c® Lv14-/pranamen/ 19-/burong/ .4c -----------------.5c ® ¬.® ¬2c ® ¬1.16-/dushu/ 45-/yixi/ 15-/jiuwei/ T7 9-/zhiyang/ 17-/geshu/ 46-/geguan/ ¬----------------.
21-/youmen/ 14-/juque/ T8 IC6 / / / / / / GB24-/riyue/ 20-/chengmen/ 20-/futongu/ 13-/shang-guan/ T9 IC7 8-/jinsuo/ 18-/ganshu/ 47-/hunmen/ .
21-/liangmen/ 19-/yindu/ 12-/zhongwan/ T10 7-/zhongshu/ 19-/danshu/ 48-/yanggang/ 16-/fuai/ 22-/guanmen/ 18-/shiguan/ 11-/jianli/ T11 6-/jizhong/ .
20-/pishu/ 49-/yishe/ 23-/taiyi/ 17-/shang-guan/ 10-/xiawan/ T12 21-/weishu/ 50-/weicang/ 24-/houra-oumen/ 9-/shifen/ .
L1 5-/xuanshu/ 22-/san-jiaoshu/ 51-/huangmen/ 26-/daimai/ 15-/daheng/ 25-/tianshu/ 16-/huangshu/ Navel 8-/shenque/ L2 4-/mingmen/ 23-/shenshu/ 52-/zhishi/ .
26-/wailing/ 15-/zhongshu/ 7-/yinjiao/ L3 24-/pranahaishu/ 6-/pranahai/ .
14-/fujie/ 27-/daju/ 14-/siman/ 5-/shimen/ L4 25-/da-changshu/ 27-/wushu/ 28-/shuidao/ 13-/pranaxue/ 4-/guanmula/ L5 .
26-/guan-mulashu/ Sacral Foramen .
UB 13-/fushe/ 29-/guilai/ 12-/dahe/ 3-/zhongji/ S1 31-/shangliao/ 27-/xiao-changshu/ 12-/chongmen/ 30-/pranachong/ .
11-/hengu/ 2-/qugu/ S2 32-/ciliao/ 28-/pang-guangshu/ 53-/baohuang/ S3 33-/zhongliao/ 29-/zhong-lushu/ .
54-/zhibian/ _Key:_ V = Vertebrae IC = Intercostal spaces ¬/n/c® = space between meridian points (vertical columns)
Body Measurement for Point Location: Biometrics (CAM 110-114) (see fig. 27) Knowing distances to landmarks are necessary for locating meridian points. The /cun/ measurement is relative to the patient rather than the practitioner.
BIOMETRICS *Body Part*
Proportional Measurement (1 /cun/ = 10 /fen/ = 2 cm) Full Body Height
Crown of head to heel
Anterior hairline to posterior hairline
12 Between two mastoid processes
9 Glabella to C7
18 From left and right mastoid processes
9 Chest and abdomen
Acromium process to midline
8 Suprasternal fossa to sternocostal angle
Between two nipples
8 Xiphoid process to umbilicus
8 Umbilicus to the upper border of symphysis pubis
Medial border of scapula to posterior midline
Axilla to tip of 11^th rib
12 12^th rib to greater trochanter
9 Upper extremities
Axilla to transverse cubital crease
9 Transverse cubital crease to transverse wrist crease
Lower extremities Upper border of symphysis pubis to medial epicondyle of the femur 18 Lower border of medial condyle of tibia to tip of medial malleolus 13 Great trochanter prominence to middle of patella 19 Transverse gluteal fold to popliteal fossa 14 Middle of patella to the tip of the lateral malleolus 16 Tip of lateral malleolus to heel 3 Length of foot 12 Finger Measurement Between medial creases of interphalangeal joints of middle finger 1 Width of interphalangeal joint of thumb .
1 Width of interphalangeal joints of two fingers when together 2 Width of interphalangeal joints of four fingers when together 3 * * .
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