Guided video tour of the 12 meridians of your body
12 Meridians of Chinese Medicine Chinese medicine mapped the pathways of the 12 meridians thousands of years ago. On these pathways, over 350 points (also called acupressure points, acupuncture points, acupoints) were identified. Points are specific locations on meridians where the Qi can be accessed. Meridians are located on both sides of the body The 12 meridians on one side of the body are mirrored on the other side of the body. Therefore, a meridian on the right arm is also on the left arm, and vice versa. The same is true for meridians and points on the legs, chest, abdomen, back, head, and face. The 12 Meridians:
Large Intestine Meridian
Small Intestine Meridian
Triple Heater (San Jiao) Meridian
Internal meridian pathways Each meridian flows from a specific Organ, as named above. Every meridian has an internal pathway that connects to other Organs and areas of the body. Eventually, the internal meridian will come to the surface of the skin, where it becomes external. External meridian pathways Acupoints are located on the external pathways. These are the familiar lines seen on meridian and point charts. Depending on the meridian, there are 9 to 67 points located on it.
I have placed these 12 videos so that they follow the meridian clock timing, starting with the spleen meridian. (Traditional Chinese Medicine favours the lung meridian). You can start with any one you like, but it’s best to stick to the same order. I have collected here the 12 meridian videos for you.
As You practice Tai Chi and qigong you relax and calm the mind body and spirit. The Chi goes and flows were the mind goes! So as you focus your attention and intention your meriadians get a flow through boost, Flushing out excess and restoring the balance in the qi body system. The more our chi is in balance the healthy we can be.
1. Spleen Meridian Class: Yin, Leg Chinese Element: Earth Peak Activation: 0900 – 1100 Length: 33 secs
2. Heart Meridian
Chinese Element: Fire
Peak Activation: 1100 – 1300 Length: 22 secs
3. Small Intestine Meridian Class: Yang, Arm Chinese Element: Fire Peak Activation: 1300 – 1500 Length: 34 secs
4. Bladder Meridian Class: Yang, Leg Chinese Element: Water Peak Activation: 1500 – 1700 Length: 1:03 secs
05. Kidney Meridian Class: Yin, Leg Chinese Element: Water Peak Activation: 1700 – 1900 Length: 41 secs
6. Pericardium (Circulation Sex) Meridian Class: Yin, Arm Chinese Element: Fire Peak Activation Time: 1900 – 2100 Length: 24 secs
8. Gall Bladder Meridian Class: Yang, Leg Chinese Element: Wood Peak Activation: 2300 – 0100 Length: 1:01 secs https://youtu.be/qem4HQFZC1U
9. Liver Meridian Class: Yin, Leg Chinese Element: Wood Peak Activation: 0100 – 0300 Length: 34 secs https://youtu.be/kw5JEUNHENQ
10. Lung Meridian Yin, Arm Chinese Element: Metal Peak Activation: 0300 – 0500 Length: 20 secs https://youtu.be/xsGLDRWV_R8
11. Large Intestine Meridian Class: Yang, Arm Chinese Element: Metal Peak Activation: 0500 – 0700 Length: 28 secs https://youtu.be/PxeD1U0RDI8
12. Stomach Meridian Yang, Leg Chinese Element: Earth Peak Activation: 0700 – 0900 Length: 46 secs