12 Meridians

Diagram of Symptoms Caused by Imbalances of the Meridians

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Lung Meridian

Lung 1

On the upper lateral chest, 1 cun below LU 2, level in the first intercostal space, 6 cun from the midline of the chest.

Place 1 patch on each side of the chest.

Lung 7

On the radial margin of the forearm, superior to the styloid process of the radius, 1.5 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist.

Place 1 patch on each arm.

Meridian Pressure Point

Lung

Lung 1

Excessive Heat of The Meridian

  • Heaviness of the chest
  • Dyspnea
  • Cough
  • Excessive mucus

Excessive Cold of The Meridian

  • The patient has the feeling of imminent cold.
  • Symptoms of sneezing, wheezing, cough and chills

Large Intestine Meridian

Lung 1

On the upper lateral chest, 1 cun below LU 2, level in the first intercostal space, 6 cun from the midline of the chest.

Place 1 patch on each side of the chest.

Liver 7

With the elbow flexed, the point is on the dorsal radial side of the forearm, on the line connecting LI 5 and LI 11, 5 cun above the wrist crease.

Place 1 patch on each arm.

Meridian Pressure Point

Large Intestine

Stomach 25

Excessive Heat of The Meridian

  • Pain on the shoulder
  • Dizziness
  • Pain on the shoulder related to constipation

Excessive Cold of The Meridian

  • Bloated
  • Dry lips
  • Constipated

Large Intestine Meridian (Alternative)

Liver 4

On the dorsum of the hand, between the 1st and 2nd metacarpal bones, in the middle of the 2nd metacarpal bone on the radial side.

Place 1 patch on each arm.

Stomach 25

On the middle of the abdomen, 2 cun lateral to the umbilicus.

Place 1 patch on each side of the stomach.

Stomach Meridian

Conception Vessel 12

On the anterior median line of the upper abdomen, 4.0 cun above the umbilicus.

Stomach 25

On the middle of the abdomen, 2 cun lateral to the umbilicus.

Place 1 patch on each side of the stomach.

Meridian Pressure Point

Stomach

Conception Vessel 12

Excessive Heat of The Meridian

  • Feeling of excessive heat
  • Pain on the lateral part of the leg

Excessive Cold of The Meridian

  • Loss of appetite
  • Loss of sense of taste
  • Weakness on the legs

Spleen Meridian

Liver 13

On the lateral side of the abdomen, below the free end of the 11th floating rib.

Place 1 patch on each side of the stomach.

Spleen 6

On the medial aspect of the lower leg, 3 cun above the medial malleolus, on the posterior border of the medial aspect of the tibia.

Place 1 patch on each leg.

Meridian Pressure Point

Spleen

Liver 13

Excessive Heat of The Meridian

  • Desire to rest
  • Changes in appetite
  • The patient wants to eat something but unsure exactly what.

Excessive Cold of The Meridian

  • The patient eagerly wishes for sweet food.
  • Possible memory loss
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Awake at night
  • Excessive gas

Cleaning Blood and Treatment of Spleen

Spleen 9

On the medial aspect of the lower leg, in the depression of the lower border of the medial condyle of the tibia.

Place 1 patch on each leg.

Spleen 10

When the knee is flexed, on the medial aspect of the thigh, the point is 2 cun above the mediosuperior border of the patella, on the bulge of the medial portion of m. quadriceps femoris.

Place 1 patch on each leg.

Heart Meridian

Conception Vessel 14

On the anterior median line of the upper abdomen, 6.0 cun above the umbilicus.

Heart 3

When the elbow is flexed, the point is at the midpoint of the line connecting the medial end of the transverse cubital crease and the medial epicondyle of the humerus.

Place 1 patch on each arm.

Meridian Pressure Point

Heart

Conception Vessel 14

Excessive Heat of The Meridian

  • The patient is talkative has dry mouth and heaviness of chest.

Excessive Cold of The Meridian

  • Tiredness
  • Oppressive fears

Small Intestine Meridian

Small Intestine 8

On the medial aspect of the elbow, in the depression between the olecranon of the ulna and the medial epicondyle of the humerus.

Place 1 patch on each arm.

Conception Vessel 4

On the anterior median line of the lower abdomen, 3 cun below the umbilicus.

Meridian Pressure Point

Small Intestine

Conception Vessel 4

Excessive Heat of The Meridian

  • Pain on sphenoid breast and on the sides of the neck, shoulder, arms and large intestine but no flatulence

Excessive Cold of The Meridian

  • Headache on one side, especially around the ear
  • Presence of odorless gas

Small Intestine Meridian (Alternative)

Small Intestine 5

On the ulnar aspect of the wrist, in the depression between the styloid process of the ulna and the triquetral bone.

Place 1 patch on each arm.

Conception Vessel 4

On the anterior median line of the lower abdomen, 3 cun below the umbilicus.

Bladder Meridian

Conception Vessel 3

On the anterior median line of the lower abdomen, 4 cun below the umbilicus.

Urinary Bladder 60

On the foot, behind the external malleolus, in the depression between the tip of the external malleolus and tendo calcaneus.

Place 1 patch on each leg.

Meridian Pressure Point

Bladder

Conception Vessel 3

Excessive Heat of The Meridian

  • Spinal pain around the waist until down to the legs

Excessive Cold of The Meridian

  • Diuresis (frequent urination)
  • Spinal pain generating from the shoulder to the coccyx

Kidney Meridian

Conception Vessel 3

On the anterior median line of the lower abdomen, 4 cun below the umbilicus.

Kidney 5

On the medial aspect of the foot, posterior and inferior to the medial malleolus, 1 cun directly below KID 3, in the depression of the medial side of the tuberosity of the calcaneum.

Place 1 patch on each leg.

Meridian Pressure Point

Kidney

Gall Bladder 25

Excessive Heat of The Meridian

  • Abundant intestinal activities with peristalsis and gas movement but not always flatulence
  • Dark colored urine
  • The patient has a lot of energy.

Excessive Cold of The Meridian

  • Lack of courage
  • Timid
  • Lack of self confidence and sexual interest

Pericardium Meridian

Conception Vessel 17

On the anterior median line of the chest, at the level of the 4th intercostal space, at the midpoint between the two nipples.

Pericardium 6

On the palmar aspect of the forearm, 2 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist, on the line connecting PC 3 and PC 7, between the tendons of m. palmaris longus and m. flexor carpi radialis.

Place 1 patch on each arm.

Meridian Pressure Point

Pericardium

Conception Vessel 17

Excessive Heat of The Meridian

  • Sensation of heavy head
  • Headache
  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Light sleep

Excessive Cold of The Meridian

  • The patient is sleeping badly.
  • Fear of heights
  • Feeling of heavy head

Triple Heater Meridian

Triple Heater 6

On the dorsal aspect of the forearm, on the line connecting SJ 4 and the tip of the elbow, 3 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist between the ulna and radius.

Place 1 patch on each arm.

Conception Vessel 5

On the anterior median line of the lower abdomen, 2 cun below the umbilicus.

Meridian Pressure Point

Triple Heater

Conception Vessel 5

Excessive Heat of The Meridian

  • Hearing problem despite normal hearing test results

Excessive Cold of The Meridian

  • General feeling of cold
  • Pain on sphenoid breast

Gall Bladder Meridian

Governing Vessel 14

On the posterior median line, in the depression below the spinous process of the 7th cervical vertebra.

Gall Bladder 39

On the lateral aspect of the lower leg, 3 cun above the tip of the external malleolus, on the anterior border of the fibula.

Place 1 patch on each leg.

Meridian Pressure Point

Gall Bladder

Gall Bladder 24

Excessive Heat of The Meridian

  • Heaviness of heal and in the stomach
  • Pain and cramps along the anterolateral abdominal wall

Excessive Cold of The Meridian

  • Relative acidosis causing the patient to sigh
  • Chills
  • Vertigo
  • Tendency to stumble

Gall Bladder Meridian (Alternative)

Gall Bladder 21

On the shoulder, directly above the nipple, at the midpoint of the line connecting DU 14 and the acromion.

Place 1 patch on each shoulder.

Gall Bladder 42

On the lateral side of the dorsum of the foot, proximal to the 4th metatarsophalangeal joint, between the 4th and 5th metatarsal bones, on the medial side of the tendon of m. extensor digiti minimi of the foot.

Place 1 patch on each leg.

Liver Meridian

Conception Vessel 17

On the anterior median line of the chest, at the level of the 4th intercostal space, at the midpoint between the two nipples.

Liver 3

On the dorsum of the foot, in the depression proximal to the 1st metatarsal space.

Place 1 patch on right leg.

Gall Bladder 42

On the lateral side of the dorsum of the foot, proximal to the 4th metatarsophalangeal joint, between the 4th and 5th metatarsal bones, on the medial side of the tendon of m. extensor digiti minimi of the foot.

Place 1 patch on left leg.

Meridian Pressure Point

Liver

Liver 14

Excessive Heat of The Meridian

  • The patient can get excited and cry easily.
  • Starts various projects at the same time and moves in different directions simultaneously
  • Is obsessive about the fact of having to go to the very end of things

Excessive Cold of The Meridian

  • Visual disturbances
  • Inability to use eyes for a long period of time
  • The patient is irrational and getting angry for nothing.
  • Dizziness and goofy movements