Qi Points Stimulation for Your Health -Part 6
The 60 Most Useful Acupoints – Part 6
Based on the theory of the traditional Chinese medicine, Qi (气) flows in the Meridian system to deliver the life-force, or energy, to each element of the human body. Along each meridian, there are Qi points, or acupuncture points (穴位), that can be manipulated to restore balance. Stimulating these points by thumb/ finger pressure or needles is the basic technique of therapeutic massage, acupuncture and acupressure.
Qi Point: Tianshu (天枢)
Tianshu points are symmetrically located on the abdomen and about 2 inches away from the umbilicus. Tianshu points are located on the Foot-Yangming-Stomach-Meridian (足阳明胃经) and are the points of choice for intestinal disorders.
Stimulating Tianshu points can help for abdominal pain, bloating, bowel diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, appendicitis, and irregular menstruation.
Qi Point: Zhongji (中极)
Zhongji point is on the midline of the lower abdomen and about 4 inches below the umbilicus. Zhongji point is located on the Ren Channel, or the Conception Vessel Meridian (任脉) and is the point of choice for all urinary disorders.
Stimulating Zhongji point can help for dysuria, enuresis, hernia, spermatorrhea, impotence, irregular menstruation, and uterine bleeding.
Qi Point: Guanyuan (关元)
Guanyuan point is on the midline of the lower abdomen and about 3 inches below the umbilicus. Guanyuan point is located on the Ren Channel, and is a meeting point with Spleen, Kidney and Liver Channels. Guanyuan point is one of the most powerful point to reinforce original, or Yuan Qi (元气).
Stimulating Guanyuan point helps restoring energy, and is useful for most of kidney disorders. It also helps for abdominal pain, hernia, enuresis, frequent urination, diarrhea, urine retention, and irregular menstruation.
Qi Point: Qihai (气海)
Qihai point is on the midline of the lower abdomen and about 1.5 inches below the umbilicus. Qihai point is located on the Ren Channel, and is one of the most powerful point for restoring energy, or Yuan Qi. The essential practice of Qi Gong (气功) and martial arts is learning how to breath through this point, which is also refer to lower Dantian (丹田).
Stimulating Qihai point can help for exhaustion, diarrhea, dysentery, impotence, irregular menstruation and uterine bleeding.
Qi Point: Shenque (神阙)
Shenque point is located on the Ren Channel, on the midline of the abdomen and in the center of the umbilicus.
No needling for this point! Stimulating Shenque point can help for abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, rectal prolapse, edema and urination difficulty.
Qi Point: Zhongwan (中脘)
Zhongwan point is located on the Ren Channel, on the midline of the upper abdomen and in about 4 inches above the umbilicus.
Stimulating Zhongwan point can help for stomach pain, poor appetite, vomiting, heartburn, diarrhea and seizures.
Qi Point: Houxi (后溪)
Houxi point is symmetrically located on each hand. When making a loose fist, the point is on the ulnar side, close the fifth metacarpophalangeal joint. It is located on the Hand-Taiyang-Small-Intestine-Meridian (手太阳小肠经).
Stimulating Houxi points can help for neck and back pain, shoulder and elbow pain, acute lumbar sprain, night sweats, fever, finger numbness, tinnitus, hearing loss, and sore throat.
Qi Point: Waiguan (外关)
Waiguan point is symmetrically located on each forearm, about 2 inches from the backside of the wrist joint, and at the middle point between the radius and the ulna. Waiguan points are located on the Hand-Shaoyang-Triple-Heater-Meridian (手少阳三焦经).
Stimulating Waiguan points can help for fever, headache, red eyes, sore throat, tinnitus, and hearing loss.
Qi Point: Zhigou (支沟)
Zhigou point is also located on the Hand-Shaoyang-Triple-Heater-Meridian (手少阳三焦经), about 1 inch above the Waiguan point.
Stimulating Zhigou points can help for constipation, tinnitus, hearing loss, and fever.