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Triple Warmer 1- Rushing the Frontier Gate - Balancing Boundaries

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Triple Warmer 1- Rushing the Frontier Gate - Balancing Boundaries

Hi everyone!

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In the treatment room I use this point when my patient is feeling either extremely sensitive, overly shy, withdrawn, and vulnerable in their life or if there is upset from too much connection, pushing past their boundaries, and ‘wearing their heart on their sleeve’.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.

Physical Level

  • 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

Emotional/Mental

  • 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 articulation

  • helps when we are feeling too vulnerable

Spirit Level

  • reconnects when feeling cut off from others

  • realigns, strengthens, and balances energetic boundaries

  • eases upset from rigidity of spirit

Location:

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.

Feel Amazing!

Love, Lance

TW 1 acupuncture point

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Triple Warmer 7 - Assembly of Ancestors - Tap into the wisdom of your ancestors

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Triple Warmer 7 - Assembly of Ancestors - Tap into the wisdom of your ancestors

Hi everyone!

In many cultures, Autumn is the time of year when the veil between worlds is said to be thinnest. It is a time when you can connect with and remember your ancestors. In the spirit of Halloween, All Hallows Eve, I present Assembly of Ancestors, an embodied reminder of that connection. In the treatment room I use this as a spirit point when my patient is feeling disconnected to their past, their ancestors, the world, or their spiritual sense of self.

Assembly of Ancestors (TW 7) Xi-Cleft (accumulation point) of the Triple Warmer Channel

Physical Level

  • dispels wind

  • clears internal heat

  • soothes the Liver

  • moves stagnant energy

  • helpful for pain on the side of the ribs

  • eases skin when it is painful to the touch

  • relieves involuntary movement of the hands and fingers

Emotional/Mental

  • brings stability and calm to feelings of mental confusion and chaos

  • brings calm, peace, and tranquility

Spirit Level

  • Brings deep connection to our ancestral and astral energy

  • Helps reconnect to our lineage when we are feeling lost in the world

  • A place to tap into our deeper resources

  • helps clear hereditary patterns that we are trying to break

  • Taps into the wisdom of those who have come before us

Location:

On the posterior forearm, between the radius and ulna, approx. 3 inches (width of palm) up from the wrist crease a little closer to the pinky side of the space - the point may be slightly tender.

How to Stimulate:

You can stimulate this point by gently massaging it directly for 30 seconds or until you are inspired to take a deep breath.

Feel Amazing!

Love, Lance

Triple Warmer 7

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Heart 8 - Lesser Palace - #recharge

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Heart 8 - Lesser Palace - #recharge

Heart 8 - Lesser Palace is the fire element point on the fire element channel.  

This point is a palace, a retreat space, where our heart can receive deep care, rest and revitalization. When our heart center feels completely drained, this beautiful point can help to recharge and return our vitality. It can temporarily free us of the burdens we carry to give us space to restore our life force. 

Lesser Palace is an embodied reminder of the abundance and innocent joy of the heart. 

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HEART 9 - Little Rushing In - Rekindle Joy & Foster Life Direction

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HEART 9 - Little Rushing In - Rekindle Joy & Foster Life Direction

This Acupressure series will include acupressure points that you can stimulate yourself. It’s well known that acupuncture can help with physical pain but 75% of my patients come to see me for mental, emotional, and spiritual pain. Stress, anxiety, depression and nervous system overwhelm run rampant in our day and age. Stimulating simple acupuncture points can provide a mysteriously powerful bout of relief. 

Thank you to Sheila Z. my hand model!

Thank you to Sheila Z. my hand model!

The Point: Heart 9 - Little Rushing In

Description; Ht 9 is the wood element point on the fire element channel. Stimulating this point is like adding wood to a fire. On the level of our experience, the equivalent is bringing  the qualities of vision and clarity to our heart’s mission. This point helps to rekindle joy and foster warmth and lightness in us. In addition Little Rushing in reminds us of trust -  it brings a feeling of safety and ease as you would experience around a campfire at night.  (read more about the specific qualities of the elements in Lance's Five Element ebook)

Location: on the dorsal aspect and radial side of the little finger at the base of the nail.

Indications: Feeling of sadness, directionless-ness, emotional and physical exhaustion, or    depression. Also used for delirium, seizures, stroke, loss of consciousness, heart palpitations  - however if any of these symptom are present please call 911 or seek medical attention asap. 

How to activate these acupressure points:

  1. Focus your attention on the point

  2. Using your finger or eraser end of a pencil, slowly apply pressure to the point

  3. Slowly increase your pressure on the point and add movement

  4. Stimulate the point anywhere from 30 seconds to 3 minutes

  5. You can do this as needed or try daily for 1 week as an experiment

  6. Notice how you feel

How acupuncture points work to help with depression

One way to think about acupuncture is that it stimulates the electric flow (Qi energy) of the body. Qi flows in circuits in the body we call meridians. The Qi pools up in certain places along the meridians - these little whirlpools we call acupuncture points and each have a unique function. The needles or pressure stimulate these points and help to create movement, bring balance to our entire system, and also remind us of our innate gifts. 


If you would like to experience the benefits of acupuncture,  you can schedule an appointment using our online booking system. If you would like a referral for an acupuncturist near you just let us know where you are located!

 

 

 

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