In Acupuncture there are 10 meridians, aka electrical circuits, 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).
Today I want to talk about one of my favorite circuits...the Stomach meridian! The stomach meridian is responsible for breaking down food, thoughts, ideas, & information into nourishment that the body and mind can use and integrate. In the Chinese classics it is known as "the official of rotting and ripening food and drink”
There is a particular point on this channel that holds some of the most profound gifts for us to access. Leg Three Miles...
Leg Three Miles- Stomach 36
This point is the He-Sea and Earth point of the Stomach channel, Gao Wu Command point, Ma Dan-yang Heavenly Star point, and Point of the Sea of Water and Grain.
In the treatment room I often use this point when my patient is having digestive issues, trouble learning or focusing, or feeling obsessive or overly worried. It is also one of the main points for generating Qi in the body. If a patient is feeling wiped out and very fatigued this is one of the best points to stimulate.
all digestive issues
diarrhea and vomiting
eases obsessive/compulsive issues
helps create more receptivity and openness
nourishes the spirit
Below the knee, one finger-breadth lateral to the anterior crest of the tibia.
How to activate this point:
Focus your attention on the point. Using your finger or eraser end of a pencil, slowly apply pressure to the point. Slowly increase your pressure on the point and add movement. Stimulate the point anywhere from 30 seconds to 3 minutes. You can do this as needed or try daily for 1 week as an experiment.
- Earth Element
- 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