Traditional Chinese Medicine has been developed over a period of 3000 plus years. It is based on the BALANCE, ABUNDANCE, and FLOW of Qi through the meridians and organs of the body. To maintain a smooth flow of Qi and thus vibrant health and abundant energy it is necessary to balance your Qi and in the process remove blockages and stagnation that has occurred due to the excesses and neglect of life and living.
The ancient art of Meridian Tapping Qigong developed and used a tapping method to stimulate the Qi meridians where they travel along the surface of the skin. Using the hand, fingers, a rod or even a flat heated stone you can tap on and along a meridian to stimulate the flow of Qi in that meridian. The resulting stimulation will help remove blockages in Qi flow and it is those blockages that are at the root of all disease.
It has been researched and found that it is not always necessary to tap along the entire length of a Qi meridian. In fact if doing this on your own you may not be able to easily reach all the points along the entire meridian, like the Bladder meridian which mostly runs down the middle of your back.
What is interesting is that Qi balance, abundance and flow can be achieved by tapping on or near the beginning or endpoint of a Qi meridian on the skin's surface.
Channels Used in Simple Meridian Tapping Qigong
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) there are 12 bilateral channels or meridians (6 yin and 6 yang) that correspond to organs that emphasize the function being described and not necessarily the physical organ itself. In TCM these are functional complexes instead of anatomical structures. Together these 12 organs/meridians describe almost all of the body's functions. It is the endpoint or beginning of the channels that are used in Simple Meridian Tapping Qigong. The channels that you will be using are,
The Arm Greater Yin Lung Channel represented by "L,"
The Arm Yang Brightness Large Intestine Channel represented by "LI,"
The Leg Yang Brightness Stomach Channel represented by "S,"
The Leg Greater Yin Spleen Channel represented by "Sp,"
The Arm Lesser Yin Heart Channel represented by "H,"
The Arm Greater Yang Small Intestine Channel represented by "SI,"
The Leg Greater Yang Bladder Channel represented by "B,"
The Leg Lesser Yin Kidney Channel represented by "K,"
The Arm Absolute Yin Pericardium Channel represented by "P,"
The Arm lesser Yang Triple Burner Channel represented by "TB,"
and The Leg Absolute Yin Liver Channel represented by "Li."
There are also 2 central or mid line channels, which are also called vessels, that are included in Simple Meridian Tapping Qigong. And again it is the endpoint or beginning of the channels that are tapped in the balancing process. These two channels are,
The Governing Channel represented by "Gv"
and The Conception Channel represented by "Co"
Channel Points Used in Simple Meridian Tapping Qigong
The information that follows includes the Acupuncture abbreviation, Chinese name and brief description of the location of each of the 14 points that will be used during the balancing process.
L-11, Shaoshang, can be located at the bottom corner of the thumb nail on the side towards the index finger
LI-1, Shangyang, can be located at the bottom corner of the index finger nail on the side towards the thumb
S-2, Sibai, can be located directly under the pupil of the eye on the cheek bone
Sp-17, Shidou, can be located on the side of the chest under the arm pit
H-9, Shaochong, can be located on the bottom corner of the little finger nail on the side towards the ring finger
SI-1, Shaoze, can be located on the bottom corner of the little finger nail on the outside edge
B-2, Zanzhu, can be located on the Inner corner of the eyebrow
K-27, Shufu, can be located beneath the collarbone near the sternum
P-9, Zhongchong, can be located on the bottom corner of the middle finger nail towards the index finger
TB-1, Guanchong, can be located on the bottom corner of the ring finger nail on the side towards the little finger
GB-1, Tongziliao, can be located on the outer corner of the eye on the bone
Li-14, Qimen, can be located on the front of ribs, off a bit to the side, at solar plexus level
Gv-26, Renzhong, can be located directly under the nose on the philtrum
Co-24, Chengjiang, can be located below the lower lip in the depression of the chin
The Simple Meridian Tapping Qigong Method
The tapping method is very simple. You can use your index finger, middle finger or both or the flat of your hand depending on where you are tapping.
For, example, if you want to tap on GB-1 you can use the index and middle finger of your left hand to tap on the outside corner of your left eye and vice versa for the right side. You will want to tap lightly and at a moderate pace, not too slow or too fast.
To help you focus on the energy and the balancing process and to engage the subconscious mind to facilitate energy balancing you will tap while repeating an affirmation that relates to the meridian being tapped. For example, if you were tapping the gall bladder meridian you would repeat either out loud or using your internal voice, "I am releasing tension and balancing the Qi in my gallbladder meridian."
The Simple Meridian Tapping Qigong Sequence
It is actually not necessary to tap the meridian points in any particular order. But, by learning a sequence it sill make the entire process easy to repeat whenever you want to balance your energy and create a smooth Qi flow through your body. Let's go through what I believe to be an easy sequence to learn and remember.
You start at the corner of the eyebrow, the bladder point,
then the corner of the eye, the gall bladder point,
next is under the eye, the stomach point,
followed by under the nose, the governing point,
then under the lower lip, the conception point,
next is under the collarbone, the kidney point,
followed by the side of chest, the spleen point,
and then the front of chest, the liver point,
now you continue with the thumb, the lung point,
then the index finger, the large intestine point,
followed by the middle finger, the pericardium point,
next is the ring finger, the triple burner point,
then the little finger on the inside, the heart point,
and last is the little finger on the outside, the small intestine point.
For the 12 bilateral meridians you can tap either side or both sides while repeating the focus affirmation and for the 2 central meridians you would of course only do them each once.
Simple Meridian Tapping Qigong allows you to create balance, abundance, and flow of Qi throughout your body simply by physically tapping a meridian beginning or endpoint and using the mind power focus affirmation to engage the subconscious mind to facilitate energy balancing by releasing your internal healing powers.
You can use this technique everyday, even several times a day, to bring harmony to your body, mind and spirit. ENJOY! And please share with your friends and family.
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