According to traditional Chinese medicine, there are 14 main energy channels that transport our life force energy (also often referred to as chi or prana) throughout the body called meridians.
Each meridian is linked to an organ or a system in the body, an emotion, an element (such as wood, fire, air, water or metal) and even a time of the day when it is most active. Using simple muscle testing techniques, a Systematic Kinesiologist can (among many other things) identify and strengthen imbalances in the meridian system to restore a smooth and harmonious energy flow in the mind/body.
Now it is important to say that no one meridian is more important than any of the others, however in this blog I wanted to write about the Triple Warmer meridian which is linked to the body’s flight and fight response. As you can imagine when Triple Warmer is out of balance the effects are far ranging. This is because during times of danger or perceived danger (when fight/flight is activated) the immune and many other healing systems in the body are compromised, basically because immunity and healing are not a priority … SURVIVAL is.Fascinatingly in her book ‘Energy Medicine’ Donna Eden asks us to think of Triple Warmer as an inner police chief who is working overtime, 24 hours a day, every day, with no holidays trying to protect you however it is often doing all of this with primitive responses that are over two million years old … This is why it is crucial for our health and well-being (given that we are constantly perceiving conscious and subconscious threats on a daily, maybe even hourly basis) that we offer some new-thinking assistance to that police chief … and we can do that in many, many ways using energy techniques.
So one of the ways to calm Triple Warmer is ask a friend to gently hold (using two or three finger pads) your Triple Warmer Meridian Energy Interchange (MEI) points shown in the images below.
The first set of points to hold are TW3 & GB41 (shown above) TW3 is located between the little and ring finger midway between the knuckle and wrist. GB41 is located between the little and forth toe closer to the ankle. The second set of points too hold are TW2 & BL66 (shown below) TW2 is located again between the little and ring finger but this time closer to the knuckle. BL66 is located on the side of the little toe.
Pinpoint accuracy isn’t required however these points need to be held in their sets for at least 30 seconds each but if either the practitioner or the person lying down feels any emotional or physical sensations then stay in place for as long as it takes for those feelings to subside. It is also important to understand that both sets of points must be held on one side of the body first before doing exactly the same on the other side of the body. Treating both sides of the body (much like yoga) is very important with this technique.
Interestingly another aspect that can make this process super powerful is to ask the person being treated to focus on thoughts of self-compassion while these points are being held. Self-judgment and self-attack are almost always guaranteed to trigger Triple Warmer so promoting inner feelings of love, understanding and patience will undoubtedly help to take this hard working and well-intentioned meridian off of red alert. Plus, make no mistake, being in the right head/heart space to give this technique can further ramp up the benefit … something we constantly encourage on our courses.
There are lots of other insights and techniques that can be used to balance Triple Warmer (and the other 13 meridians) which we go through in detail on our courses … if you would like to find out more about the training we offer, why not come along to our next taster event, CLICK HERE for more details.