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The importance of the meridians, we need correct alignment for our body to flow it's a shame western medicine doesn't realise that

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  • 1. Editor: Lee HoldenIllustrations: Udon JandeeComputer Graphics: Saisunee YongyodLayout: Siriporn ChaimongkolProduction Manager: Saniem ChaisarnCo-Writer: Chong-Mi MuellerTranslator: Jutta KellenbergerProject Manager: W.U. Wei© North Star TrustFirst published in 2006 by:Universal Tao Publications274 Moo 7, Luang Nua,Doi Saket, Chiang Mai 50220 ThailandTel: +66(0)53 495-596 Fax: +66(0)53 495-853Email: ip@universal-tao.comWebsite: universal-tao.comManufactured in ThailandISBN: 974-94719-3-8All rights reserved. No part of this booklet may be used or repro-duced in any manner whatsoever without the express written per-mission from the author, with the exception of brief quotations em-bodied in critical articles and reviews. Anyone who undertakes thesepractices on the basis of this booklet alone, does so entirely at his orher own risk.
  • 2. Chi Nei Tsang IIIMuscle, Tendon andMeridian MassageMantak ChiaEdited by:Lee Holden
  • 3. ContentsDisplacement of Vertebras and its Consequences ................. 11Pain is the Cry from our Tissue for Flowing Energy to release the Pressure ...................................................... 13The Gentle Way of Loosening the LWS ............................. 19 1. Sen Sumana ................................................................... 28 2. Sen Ittha .......................................................................... 29 3. Sen Pingkhala ................................................................. 30 4. Sen Kalathari ................................................................... 31 5. Sen Sahatsarangsi ........................................................... 32 6. Senthawari ...................................................................... 33 7. Sen Lawusang ................................................................ 34 8. Sen Ulangka (Also called Sen Rucham) ........................ 35 9. Sen Nanthakrawat ........................................................... 36 10. Sen Khitchanna ............................................................. 37Muscle-Tendon Meridians..................................................... 38 1. Lung Muscle-Tendon Meridian ......................................... 39 2. Large Intestine Muscle-Tendon Meridian ......................... 40 3. Stomach Muscle-Tendon Meridian .................................. 41 4. Spleen Muscle-Tendon Meridian ...................................... 43 5. Heart Muscle-Tendon Meridian ........................................ 44 6. Small Intestine Muscle-Tendon Meridian ......................... 45 7. Bladder Muscle-Tendon Meridian...................................... 47 8. Kidney Muscle-Tendon Meridian ....................................... 49 9. Pericardium Muscle-Tendon Meridian ............................. 50 10. Triple Warmer Muscle-Tendon Meridian ........................ 51 11. Gall Bladder Muscle-Tendon Meridian ............................ 52 12. Liver Muscle-Tendon Meridian ........................................ 53The meditations, practices and techniques described herein arenot intended to be used as an alternative or substitute for profes-sional medical treatment and care. If any readers are suffering fromillnesses based on mental or emotional disorders, an appropriateprofessional health care practitioner or therapist should be con-sulted. Such problems should be corrected before you start train-ing. This booklet does not attempt to give any medical diagnosis,treatment, prescription, or remedial recommendation in relation toany human disease, ailment, suffering or physical condition what-soever.
  • 4. Chi Nei Tsang III ConceptChi Nei Tsang III is the fourth section of the Chi Nei Tsang series followingChi Nei Tsang I (Organ Massage), Chi Nei Tsang II (Channel Massage) andKarsai Nei Kung (Genital Massage) with Chi Nei Tsang III (Muscle, Tendon& Meridian Massage) as the last section. This is the final chapter of the ChiNei Tsang Internal Massage moving the energy (chi) throughout the bodywhile releasing and opening up its passages. Throughout this massagesection in this booklet you will use the hand techniques (finger presser,twisting & spiraling, hand scooping & wave techniques) used in Chi NeiTsang I to open up and release the brockages in the Abdominal, Arteries,Muscles, Tendons, Vertebras, Shoulder Blades, Coccyx, Arms, Legs, Feet,Joints, Hands, Neck and Meridian Lines layout in the following pages.This booklet is an introduction to the forth coming book Chi Nei Tsang III byMantak Chia with co-author Chong-Mi Mueller which will go into greaterdetail and explaination for opening up the muscles, tendons and meridianlines in the body. 1
  • 5. Fig. 1 Arm Arteries 2
  • 6. Fig. 2 Leg Arteries 3
  • 7. Fig. 3 Rear Muscles & Tendons 4
  • 8. Fig. 4 Frontal Muscle & Tendons 5
  • 9. Opening the Navel Tendons Ring 4 6 8 5 4 32 1 Navel 8 7 6 7 2 1 3 Press on 5 Corners to Loosen the Tendons Lines i Fig. 5 Opening Navel Clock 6
  • 10. Fig. 6 Abdominal Muscles 7
  • 11. Fig. 7 Spinal Muscles 8
  • 12. 1718 19149 1013 136 Fig. 8 Thoracic Vertebras 9
  • 13. Muscles Raising and Rotating Scapula Fig. 9 Shoulder Blade 10
  • 14. Displacement of Vertebras and its ConsequencesEvery cell of the body is controlled by nerves. The normal functionof these nerves is disturbed when verlebras are displaced in thespinal column, and of this the following diseases can result.Spinal Column Organ Field Verlebra Consequenses Blood Supply to the 1 Cervical Headache, Insomnia 1 2 Brain Inner and Middle Hypophysephic Disease 3 4 Ear. High Blood Pressure 5 Tiredness, Dizziness 6 7 1 2 Eyes, Auditory Nerve, 2 Cervical Allergy, Eyes and Ears 3 Tougue Trouble 4 5 Outer Ear, Teeth, 3 Cervical Trigeminusneuralgy, Acne 6 Trigeminus Nerve 7 Nose, Lips, Mouth 4 Cervical Deafness, Polyps 8 9 Vocal Cord 5 Cervical Hoarseness, Vocal Cord 10 Inflammation 11 Neck, Shoulders 6 Cervical Pain in the Neck and Upper 12 Tonsils Arm 1 2 Thyroid Gland, Shoulder7Cervical Crop, Tennis Elbow 3 Joint, Elbow 4 Forearms, Hand, 1 Thoracic Cough, Breathing Problems, 5 Esophagus Pain in the Forearms and Hand Hearth, Cardiac Valve, 2 Thoracic Heart Problem Coronary Vessel 11
  • 15. Lungs, Bronchi, 3 Thoracic Asthma, BronchitisChestGall Bladder 4 Thoracic Gall Bladder Problems, ShinglesLiver, Solar Plexus, 5 Thoracic Liver Problems,Bood Circulatory Disturbance, Annemia, ArthritisStomach 6 Thoracic Stomach Problems, HeartburnPancreas, 7 Thoracic Diabetes, HeartburnDuodenumSpleen, Diaphragm 8 Thoracic Immune DifficiencyAdrenals 9 Thoracic Allergies, EczemaKidneys 10 Thoracic Kidney Problems, Tiredness, Calcification of VeinsUrinary Tract 11 Thoracic Eczema, AcneSmall Intestine, 12 Thoracic Rheumatism, SterilityLymphatic SystemLarge Intestine, Groin 1 Lumbar Constipation, ColitisAppendix, Body, Thigh 2 Lumbar Apendix Infection, Varicose VeinsOvaries, Testicles, 3 Lumbar Menstruation Problems,Bladder, Knee ImpotenceProstate, Sciatic Nerve 4 Lumbar Sciatica, LumbagoLower Leg, Ankle, Toes 5 Lumbar Bad Circulation in the Legs, Cramps in the CalfsHip Joint, Buttocks Sacrum Problem in the Sacrum and PelvisRectum, Anus Coccyx Pain, Hemorrhoids Fig. 10 Spinal Chart 12
  • 16. Pain is the Cry from our Tissue for Flowing Energy to release the PressureThe nerve system is the supply network in the complicated com-puter of our body. An essential bundle of nerve system which sup-plies every cell in the body with nerve impulse, moves from thebrain through the spinal cord. This pass is full of critical points.Through an accident the vertebras can easily come out of position-ing. Though this, part of the supply ending network experienceshigher pressure and the final station of the respective supply net-work our body organs, loses a lot of resistence against disease.The physical and mental strength goes down rapidly without youbeing aware of it. If this misalignment in the spine is not corrected insufficient time chronic disease can develop.Cervical Vertebrawith 7 CervicalVertebrasThoracic VerlebraColumn with 12Thorasic VertebrasLumvar VertebraColumn with 5Lumbar VertebrasSacrumPelvisSacrum and Colon JointsSitting Bones Fig. 11 Coccyx 13
  • 17. Upper Extensor Retinaculum Lateral Malleolus Medial Malleolus Lower Extensor Retinaculum Tibialis Anterior Extensor Digitorum Brevis Extensor Digitorum Peroneus Tertius Extensor Hallucis Brevis Extensor Hallucis Longus Muscles on the Extensor aspect of the Right Leg. Tibialis Posteris Tibialis Anterior Extensor Retinacula Flexor Digitorum Longus (Diverging Bands) Flexor Hallucis Longus Calcaneus Flexor Retinaculum Abductor Hallucis The Muscles of the Right Leg: Medial Aspect Calcaneus Abductor Hallucis Abductor Digiti Minimi Tibialis Posterior Tibialis Anterior Superior Extensor Retinacution Flexor Hallucis Longus Inferior Extensor Retinacution Fibrous Flexor Sheath Tibialis Anterior Sheath Removed Extensor Hallucis Longus Flexor Digitorum Brevis Tibialis Posterior Flexor Digitorum Longus Flexor Digitorum LongusThe Superticial Plantar Muscles of the Right Foot. Flexor Hallucis Longus Fig. 12 Foot 14
  • 18. Tendon of Dorsal Interossi Flexor Hallucis Longus Adductor Hallucis Abductor Hallucis Sesamiod Bones of Great Toe Flexor Hallucis Brevis Tendon of Flexor First and Second Digitorum Longus Lumbricals Flexor Hallucis Brevis Pe Boneus Longus First Lumbrical Tibialis Posterior Flexor Digti Minimi Brevis Susteniaculum Abductor Hallucis Flexor Digitorum Longus Flexor Digitorum Brevis Flexor Hallucis Longus Flexor Accessorus Abductor Digti Minimi Long Planter Ligamini Medial Process of Tubercle of Calcaneus Lateral Process of Tubercle of Calcaneus Muscles of Sole, First Layer Muscles of Sole, First Layer Digital Vessels and Nerves Digital Bands Transverse Bands Midial Plantar Artery Abductor Hallucis Central Part of Plantar Aponeurosis Abductor Minimi Digti Lateral Calcanean Vessels Medial Calcanean Vessels Plantar Aponeurosis of the Left Foot Fig. 13 Tendons of Feet 15
  • 19. Right Knee Joint: Lower End of Right Femur,SagitalSection: Upper ends of Right Tibia and FibulaLateral aspect. Locomotor System Right Knee Joint: Anterior aspect. Patella and Patellar Vastus Mediali Ligament turned upwards, Femur is at right-angles to tibia. Patella Bicept Femoris Seminedinosus Sartorius Semineinbranosus GracilisPeroneus Longus Tibialis Anterio SoleusExtensor DigitorlLongusExtensor Hallucis SoleusLongusExtensor DigitorumBrevisExtensor Hallucis Brevis Fig. 14 Knee 16
  • 20. Fig. 15 Body Joints 17
  • 21. Tensor Fasciae Latae pmn o Sartoriusq p Rectus Femoris Vastus Lateralis Hiatibial Tract Lagamentum Patellae Fig. 16 Elbow & Hip 18
  • 22. The Gentle Way of Loosening the LWS 1) The therapist sits behind the standing client. 2) Press with both hands on the points 3) Client bends to the left and right 4) After this the client sits slowly down on the therapists lap. 5) The Client moves slowly to the back above the thumbs of thetherapist until the head reaches the shoulder of the therapist. At thesame time drooping the pelvis and massages in this position. 6) After this the client slowly gets up. 7) Client moves and rocks their hips while the hips swing withpelvis and practitioner massages the area on the points. 19
  • 23. Often the problem is on the other side of the actual pain. Press the points and grab the shoulder of the other side and loosen points in rotating motion. Grab points and grap the arm of the other side and turn wheel and loosen the points. Fig.18 Column of the Lumbar Verlebras Hold Ming-MenThe Theosacral Joint causes 95%of the LWS Syndrom. Fig. 18 Die Lendenwirbelsäule Fig. 17 Column of the Lumbar Vertebras 20
  • 24. Ischiofemoral Ligament Sacrotublrous Ligament Hip Joint Anterior Aspect Hip Joint Posterior Aspect Iliolumbar Ligament Short Dorsal Sacro-Iliac Ligament Sacrotuberous Ligament Long Dorsal Sacro-Iliac Ligament Greater Sciatic Superficial Fibres of Dorsal Sacrococcygeal LigamentSacrotuberous Ligament: Helical Margin Sacrospinous Ligament Falciform Process Lesser Sciatic Foramen Sacrotuberous Ligament Joints and Ligamonts of the Right Half of the Pelvis and Fifth Lumbar Vertebra: Posterior Aspect Fig. 18 Fumur and Hip Joint 21
  • 25. Extensor Indicis Intertendinous ConnexionsFig. 19 Hand 22
  • 26. Brachialis Brachialis Adialis Flexor Carpi Extensor Carpi Radialis Ulnaris Brevis Extensor Carpi Extensor Digitorum Ulnaris Extensor Carpi Radialis Extensor Digiti Longus Minimi Abductor Pollicis LongusExtensor Indicis Extensor Pollicis Brevis Ulna Radius Extensor Digiti Extensor Pollicis Longus Minimi Abductor Digiti First Dorsal Interesscus Minimi Intertendinous Connexions Fig. 20 Elbow 23
  • 27. SubscapularisSubclavius Short Head of Biceps Long Head of Biceps Coracobrachialis Teres Major Latissimus Dorsi Serratus Anterior Biceps Brachialis Short Head of Bicepts Brachil Supraspinatus Long Head of Bicepts Brachil Infraspinatus Lateral Head of Triceps Brachil Brachialis Long Head of Triceps Brachil Teres Major Latissimus Dorsi Fig. 21 Shoulder 24
  • 28. Zygomatic Arch Procerus Compressor Naris Occipitalis Orbicularis Oris Succinator Masseter Depressor Anguli Oris Anterior Belly of Digastric Splenius Capitis Hyoid Bone Posterior Selly of Omohyoid Digastmic Sternohyoid Levator Scapulae Sternocleidomastoid (Sternal Part) Trapezius Sternocleidomastoid (Clavicular Part) Clavicle Scalenus Medius Pectoralis MajorTendon of Omohyoid Bectus Capitis Anterior Rectus Capitis Lateralis Transverse Pro- cess of Atlas Longus Colli, Up- Splenius Capitis per Oblique Part Longus CapitisLongus Colli, Ver- Levator Scapulaetical Oblique Part Scalenus Medius Anterior and Lateral Vertebral Muscles: On the right side the scalenus anterior and the longus capitis have been removed. Fig. 22 Cervical Column 25
  • 29. 8 12 11 10 14 13 9 20 15 16 17 21Fig. 23 Neck & Spine 26
  • 30. 21 22 2416 23 32 24 2614 27 32 2815 33 2917 25 34 3018 2519 1 35 220 26 10 3 9 27 91012 36 4 31 811 3 28 34 4 35 1 30 36 31 14 34 32 21 7 8 26 23 29 17 30 10 31 11 25 6 19 13 14 15 33 37 32 8 21 Fig. 24 Genitals 27
  • 31. 1. Sen SumanaSen Sumana starts at the tip of the tongue, travels down the throatand chest to the solar plexus. Its path is quite similar to SushumnaNadi in the Yoga Tradition and also the Ren Mai Meridian in Chineseacupuncture. Therapy: Asthma, Bronchitis, Chest Pain, Heart Diseases,Spasm of the Diaphragm, Nausea, Cold, Cough, Throat Problems,Diseases of the Digestive System, Abdominal Pain. Fig. 25 Sen Sumana 28
  • 32. 2. Sen ItthaSen lttha starts at the left nostril, travels up to the head and downthe neck. It becomes Line I on the back, crosses the buttocks andmoves down the third outside line on the thigh. It changes then tothe front of the body and becomes the first inside line on the thigh. Itgoes up to the abdomen and stops one thumb distance left fromthe navel. It is similar to Ida Nadi in Yoga and to the urinary bladdermeridian in acupuncture. Therapy: Headache, Stiff Neck, Shoulder Pain, Common Cold,Cough, Nasal Obstruction, Throat Ache, Eye Pain, Chill and Fever,Abdominal Pain, Intestinal Diseases, Back Pain, Diseases of theUrinary Tract, Dizziness. Fig. 26 Sen Ittha 29
  • 33. 3. Sen PingkhalaSen Pingkhala takes the same course as Sen lttha, yet on the rightside of the body. It is similarity to Pingala Nadi in Yoga. Therapy: Same as Sen lttha. Additional Indications: Diseases ofthe Liver and the Gall Bladder. Fig. 27 Sen Pingkhala 30
  • 34. 4. Sen KalathariSen Kalathari starts at the navel and divides into branches, two onthe right, two on the left. From the navel up through the chest andshoulder down the middle line of the arm to the hand. From there tothe tips of all the fingers on both the left and right side of the body.From the navel down the mid-line of the inside of the leg (the sec-ond inside line) to the foot. From there to all the toes on both the leftand right side of the body. Therapy: Diseases of the Digestive System, Indigestion, Her-nia, Paralysis of Arms and Legs, Knee Pain, Jaundice, WhoopingCough, Arthritis of the Fingers, Chest Pain, Shock, Rheumatic HeartDisease and Cardiac Arrhythmia, Sinusitis, Pain in Arms and Legs,Angina Pectoris, Epilepsy, Schizophrenia, Hysteria, Various Psy-chic Diseases and Mental Disorders. Fig. 28 The Gentle Way of Loosening LWS 31
  • 35. 5. Sen SahatsarangsiSen Sahatsarangsi starts in the left eye and travels down the head,throat, left side of the chest and abdomen, then changes to theoutside of the let coinciding with the first line on the outer leg. Itchanges again at the foot to the inside of the leg and forms the firstinside line. This line continues across the groin and stops directlybelow the navel. It is quite similar to the stomach meridian in Chi-nese acupuncture. Therapy: Facial Paralysis, Toothache, Throat Ache, Rednessand Swelling of the Eye, Fever, Chest Pain, Mania Depressive Psy-chosis, Gastrointestinal Diseases, Diseases of the Urogenital Sys-tem, Leg Paralysis, Arthritis of the Knee Joint, Numbness of LowerExtremity, Hernia. Fig. 29 Sen Sahatsarangsi 32
  • 36. 6. SenthawariSen Thawari takes the same course as Sen Sahatsarangsi, but onthe right side of the body. Therapy: Same as Sen Sahatsarangsi. Additional indications:Jaundice and Appendicitis. Fig. 30 Senthawari 33
  • 37. 7. Sen LawusangSen Lawusang starts in the left ear, travels down the left side of thethroat, then towards the nipple. It makes a slight turn thereafter to-wards the navel and ends at the solar plexus. Therapy: Deafness, Ear Diseases, Cough, Facial Paralysis,Toothache, Throat Ache, Chest Pain, Gastrointestinal Diseases. Fig. 31 Sen Lawusang 34
  • 38. 8. Sen Ulangka (Also called Sen Rucham)Sen Ulangka takes the same course as Sen Lawusang, yet on theright-side of the body. Therapy: Same as Sen Lawusang. Fig. 32 Sen Ulangka 35
  • 39. 9. Sen NanthakrawatSen Nanthakrawat comprises two lines: · Starts at the navel and runs as Sen Sikhini to the urethra or urinary passage. · Starts at the navel as well and runs as Sen Sukhumang to the anus or fecal passage. Therapy: Sen Nanthakrawat is generally worked on by giving anAbdominal Massage. Indications are: Hernia, Freuent Urination,Female Infertility, Impotence, Precox Ejaculation, Irregular Menstrua-tion, Uterine Bleeding, Retension of Urine, Diarrhoea, AbdominalPain. Fig. 33 Sen Nanthathakraawat 36
  • 40. 10. Sen KhitchannaSen Khitchanna is broadly similar to Sen Nanthakrawat. It runs fromthe navel to the penis as Sen Pitakun (male) and from the navel tothe vagina as Sen Kitcha (in women). Therapy: Therapy on Sen Khitchannais done with abdominalmassage as well. Same indications as with Sen Nanthakrawat. Fig. 34 Sen Khitchanna 37
  • 41. Muscle-Tendon MeridiansThere are 12 muscle-tendon meridians in the body. These existalong the surfaces of the muscles and tendons, running from jointto joint. Unlike the other meridians, these do not connect with anyinternal organs. They seem to be primarily involved in the gross utilization ofenergy with which the musculature is associated. Here, however,there is far greater efficiency (that is, minimized effort with in-creased energy output) than is ordinarily presumed to be normal. Muscle-tendon meridians originate in the extremities, meet atmajor joints and end at points ranging throughout the torso andhead. Knowing the Tendon Routes well and energizing them willgreatly increase the Muscle-Tendon-Fascia Tone and improve therange of movement or radius. 38
  • 42. 1. Lung Muscle-Tendon MeridianThis meridian has its origin at the end of the thumb. Looking at aperson standing and facing you with his arms at the sides of hisbody and the palms facing forward; the meridian would be seen asa line that extends up along the outer side of the bones of the thumbto the outer side of the wrist. It then ascends up the outer side of theforearm to the crook of the arm and, rising up the biceps, crossesover to and enters the chest, coming out again at the sterno-clav-icular joint. From there, it extends across the collar bone to the frontdeltoid, while another branch extends downward into the chest,sending still other branches down to the diaphragm. Fig. 35 Lung Muscle-Tendon Meridian 39
  • 43. 2. Large Intestine Muscle-Tendon MeridianAgain, picture a person who is standing and facing you. Now hisarms are at his sides with the palms facing inward to the torso. Be-ginning at the end of the index finger, this meridian travels up alongwhat is then the outer side of the forearm to the outer portion of thecrook in the arm. There it continues to ascend along the outer sideof the upper arm to the side deltoid and then splits into two branches.One goes back over the trapezius muscle, descending down be-tween the spinal column and scapula and extending up along thebackbone to about midway of the length of the neck. The other trav-els across the lower surface of the trapezius and then to the ster-nocleidomastoid muscle on its way to the face, where it splits againat the jaw line. One short branch runs to the corner of the nose, theother travels up along the side of the face, passing through the sideof the forehead on its way over the top of the head and down asimilar route to the opposite jaw, where it finally anchors. Fig. 36 Large Intestine Muscle-Tendon Meridian 40
  • 44. 3. Stomach Muscle-Tendon MeridianThis meridian is somewhat more elaborate, starting at the third toeand sometimes the second and fourth, too. The meridian runs upthe lower surface of the foot to about the level of the ankle. Fromthere it splits into two branches. One goes up the middle of the lower leg to the outer side of theknee. The other, running laterally to the first, continues to the hipjoint and then up over the ilial crest (upper part of the pelvis) tocontinue on around to the back where it crosses the lower ribs andjoins within extension of the meridian that runs along the backbonefrom the sacrum to about the level of the collar bone. Returning to the more medially located branch, we see that itcontinues up to the top of the thigh and veers in towards the pubicbone. There it enters the abdomen and emerges again above thecavity of the collar bone. Next, it travels up the side of the neck andjaw, where it splits in two. One branch veers forward towards thecorner of the mouth, ascending up along the side of the nose to thecorner of the eye. The other goes up along the jaw line to a point infront of the ear at the temple. 41
  • 45. Fig. 37 Stomach Muscle-Tendon Meridian 42
  • 46. 4. Spleen Muscle-Tendon MeridianWith the figure standing and facing you, this meridian is seen asoriginating at the middle and end of the big toe. It then runs alongthe middle of the foot and ascends to the internal malleolus(hammershaped bone on each side of the ankle). From there it continues upward along the middle of the shin,passing the middle of the knee. Then it travels upward, beginning at the middle of the thigh andsweeping across it to end at a point on the groin. It then turns intoward the pubic bone and rises straight up to the navel. Veeringoff laterally, it crosses the abdomen, ending at a point just belowthe nipple, where it then enters into the chest. Another branch runs through a point located at the pubic bone,to the coccygeal region where it ascends the mid-line of the back-bone to about the level of the tops of the scapulae. Fig. 38 Spleen Muscle-Tendon Meridian 43
  • 47. 5. Heart Muscle-Tendon MeridianWith the person standing with his arms at the sides of his body andthe palms facing forward, this meridian begins at the lateral tip ofthe pinky finger. From there, it ascends to the middle of the wrist,continuing upward along the middle of the forearm to the crook ofthe arm. Traveling upward and medially, it runs to the armpit andthen crosses the pectoral muscle at about the level of the nipple,joins at the mediastinum (the partition between the two pleural sacsof the chest, extending from the sternum to the thoracic vertebraeand downward to the diaphragm) and runs straight down to the na-vel. Fig. 39 Heart Muscle-Tendon Meridian 44
  • 48. 6. Small Intestine Muscle-Tendon MeridianWith the person standing and facing away from you with his armsat the sides of his body and the palms facing forward, this meridianbegins at the tip of the little finger. Ascending up along the back ofthat finger to a point on the wrist just above it, it continues up alongthe middle of the forearm, joining its upper arm extension in themiddle of the elbow. Proceeding up the middle of the upper arm, it unites with its neckand ear extension behind the armpit. Ascending and descending,tracing out a pattern like a Z on its side, it continues up and over thetrapezius, crossing the neck and connecting at the mastoid pro-cess with a small branch entering the ear. Another branch loops up and over the ear and then dips down toend at a point on the jaw below that is slightly behind the level of theouter corner of the eye. It then ascends, passing very close to theouter corner of the eye as it travels to the forehead, uniting with themuscle-tendon meridian extension of the mastoid process at thetemple. Still another branch issues out of the point at the mastoid pro-cess, ascending the previously described branch that crosses theforehead on its way to the temple. 45
  • 49. Fig. 40 Small Intestine Muscle-Tendon Meridian 46
  • 50. 7. Bladder Muscle-Tendon MeridianLooking at a standing figure faced away from you, the bladder me-ridian begins in the small toe. Running along the outer side of thefoot, it rises and joins with the external malleolus. It then ascends to and joins the lateral corner of the poplitealfossa (or cavity behind the knee), while a branch extends down-ward from the external malleolus to join at the heel. Then it runs upalong the calf and joins at the back of the knee. From there, it ascends to the middle of the buttocks, while at thesame time extending downward along the middle of the calf to theheel. From the buttocks it ascends along the mid-line of the back-bone to the nape of the neck, continuing upward to join with theocciput (the lower back part of the skull). It continues upward acrossthe crown of the head to unite with a point at the side of the nosenear the inner corner of the eye. A branch arches along the line of the eyebrow and swoops downto the cheekbone. Then, continuing downward, it extends to the lowerjaw, the throat and onto the chest, passing under the armpit to angleup to and join with the line that ascends the back bone. A small branch extends up out of this extension’ to the back-bone, rising at an angle out of the region of the scapula to unite inthe shoulder. There is also a branch that extends out of the nape ofthe neck to unite with the root of the tongue. Finally, a short branchextends from the line coming up and out from under the armpit tojoin at the mastoid process. 47
  • 51. Fig. 41 Bladder Muscle-Tendon Meridian 48
  • 52. 8. Kidney Muscle-Tendon MeridianLooking at the back of a standing figure with the left heel lifted, themeridian is seen to start under his little toe. From there it travelsalong the spleen meridian and curves up at the arch of the foot,passing the underside of the ankle and uniting with the calf exten-sion of the muscle-tendon meridian at the Achilles tendon. Continu-ing to ascend the middle of the calf, it unites again at the middle ofthe popliteal fossa (cavity behind the knee) joining with the bladdermeridian. Viewing the same standing figure from the front, the kid-ney meridian is seen to continue up along the inner side of the thighalong with the spleen muscle meridian. It unites at the pubic bone,continuing a short way up to the navel. From the pubic bone it goesthrough to the coccyx, where it ascends the backbone to connectwith the occiput and join with the bladder meridian. Fig. 42 Kidney Muscle-Tendon Meridian 49
  • 53. 9. Pericardium Muscle-Tendon MeridianFacing a standing figure with his arms at his sides and the palmsof the hands facing forward, the meridian begins at the middle fin-gers. It then rises up the mid-line of the forearm and upper arm,passing through the middle of the palm, the crook of the arm. thepoint of attachment of the front deltoid and then into the armpit. Fromthere it spreads out into the chest both ventrally and dorsally. Fig. 43 Pericardium Muscle-Tendon Meridian 50
  • 54. 10. Triple Warmer Muscle-Tendon MeridianObserving a standing figure from the rear with his arms at his sidesand the palms of the hands facing forward, the meridian is seen tobegin at the end of the fourth finger. It rises to a point directly aboveit at the wrist and goes up the forearm to the elbow. Then, it travelsup the middle of the upper arm, over the trapezius to the neck, whereit joins the small intestine meridian. One branch goes to the jaw andconnects with the root of the tongue, while the extension of the mainmeridian rises past the teeth to the ear. There it shifts forward to theouter corner of the eye and continues up past the temple to theupper part of the hairline. Fig. 44 Triple Warmer Muscle-Tendon Meridian 51
  • 55. 11. Gall Bladder Muscle-Tendon MeridianHere, when we view the figure from the side, we find that the merid-ian begins at the outer side of the end of the fourth toe. From thereit angles up along the lower leg, sending out a branch to the outerside of the knee. Continuing up the thigh, it disperses another branch at S-32 and,continuing upward, sends out yet another branch that runs to theanus. It then ascends along the side of the body and rises in front ofthe shoulder, uniting with the muscle-tendon meridian extension thatleads to the breast at the supraclavicular fossa. A slightly divergent point just below this bulges forward, where itlinks with the breast. The main meridian continues upward, risingup behind the ear to the crown of the head. It also descends in front of the ear to the side of the jaw fromwhere it ascends again to the corner of the nose, while anotherbranch travels up to the outside corner of the eye. Fig. 45 Gall Bladder Muscle-Tendon Meridian 52
  • 56. 12. Liver Muscle-Tendon MeridianHere we view the standing figure facing us. The meridian starts atthe big toe and connects in front of the internal malleolus. It thenrises up the lower leg along the tibia (the inner and larger of the twobones of the lower leg) and joins on the inner side of the knee. Fi-nally it sweeps up the thigh and unites at the pubic bone, therebyconnecting with all the other muscle meridians. Fig. 46 Liver Muscle-Tendon Meridian 53
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