Acupoints on the fingers
Treat all six meridians of the arm by massaging acupoints on the fingers.
Each of the six meridians on the arm either begins or ends on the fingers.
Notice that the pinky finger has two points on it. All of these points, except for the Pericardium on the middle finger, are all found at the base of the nail bed. The Pericardium point is located at the very tip of the middle finger (see picture above).
These are great points to work on yourself and very easy to massage on other people. Regardless of the type of massage you are practicing, integrating meridian massage is simple!
SI – Small Intestine Meridian
HT – Heart Meridian
SJ – San Jiao Meridian
P – Pericardium Meridian
LI – Large Intestine Meridian
LU – Lung Meridian
5 Element Yin and Yang Meridian Pairs
In addition to opening the energy in the arms, working on these points supports two of the Five Elements of Chinese Medicine. For every Element in the Chinese Medical system, there are two meridians, one Yin and one Yang. On the hand, we have the following elements and pairs:
- Lung (Yin)
- Large Intestine (Yang)
Fire (the only element that has four meridians)
- Heart (Yin)
- Small Intestine (Yang)
- Pericardium (Yin)
- San Jiao (Yang)
Want to activate all twelve meridians?
Massage the tip of every finger, the tip of every toe, and one point on the bottom of the foot. Refer to my previous post, Acupoints on the Toes, for details about meridians on the feet.
Six Meridians on the Arms:
- Small Intestine
- San Jiao
- Large Intestine
Stimulate these six meridians by massaging the ends of fingers.
Six Meridians on the Legs:
Stimulate these six meridians by massaging the toes and sole of the foot. (Go to Acupoints on the Toes,)