In Acupuncture there are 10 meridians connected to the organ systems (Heart, Small Intestine, Bladder, Kidney, Gallbladder, Liver, Lung, Large Intestine, Stomach, and Spleen) and 2 connected to functions in the body, the Heart Protector, and Triple Warmer (aka Triple Energizer, Sanjiao, or Three Heater).
On a physical level, The Triple Warmer meridian is responsible for circulating qi (energy), blood, fluids, and hormones throughout the body. Here we use the channel to help circulation and movement.
But the Triple Warmer channel is also extremely helpful in our social and emotional relationships. Its like the host of a party, who is making sure everyone has what they need, are comfortable with one another, and are having a fantastic time.
In the treatment room I use this point when my patient is feeling either extremely sensitive, overly shy, withdrawn, and vulnerable in their life or if there is upset from too much connection, pushing past their boundaries, and ‘wearing their heart on their sleeve’.
This is also a great point to bring energetic boundary strength to holistic practitioners, doctors, and psychotherapists who tend to “pickup” their patient’s upsets.
Rushing the Frontier Gate Jing Well, entry point, and metal point on the Triple Warmer Channel.
helps clear heat from the upper body
eases sore throat
helps with clarity of speaking
cools fever or feeling of extreme heat in the body
helps to relieve tinnitus, deafness, earache, headache
helps with dizziness
increased flexibility when there are issues with arm, neck, or shoulder
softens rigidity in emotions or thoughts
eases the feeling of ‘wearing our heart on our sleeve’ or ‘cold hearted’.
helps to coordinate thoughts and feelings
helps when we are feeling too vulnerable
reconnects when feeling cut off from others
realigns, strengthens, and balances energetic boundaries
eases upset from rigidity of spirit
On the ulnar corner of the ring finger nail
How to Stimulate:
You can stimulate this point by simply pressing and gently massaging the point for 30 seconds or until you take a deep breath.
- Fire Element
- Water Element
- Oct 25, 2018 Lung 1 - Middle Palace- A Sacred Reminder of Inspiration, Awe, & Majesty
- Oct 15, 2018 Lung 3 - Heavenly Palace- the uplifting gift of self worth
- Oct 12, 2018 Lung 9 - Very Great Abyss - Reviving Spiritual Connection
- Oct 11, 2018 Lung 10 - Fish Region - The energetic point related to "Summer in the Fall"
- Wood Element