Learn meridians while watching football

funny purple cartoon figureMeridians are on everyone

Learning the location of all twelve takes dedication! The more you observe and practice, the quicker you will learn.

There are six meridians on the arms.

Each meridian found on the arm either begins or ends on the fingers. Watching a football game? You can review which meridian is found on each finger. Check out that pinky. It has two!
Want to learn more from football?
Here is a previous post:  Learning acupoints on football players post

Did you know?

All of the meridians are paired. Each pair consists of one Yin meridian and one Yang meridian. Below is a table of the Yin and Yang pairs of the arm:
Yin                             Yang
Lung                          L. Intestine
Pericardium               San Jiao (Triple Heater)
Heart                         S. Intestine
Green monster cartoonGet back to the game! Maybe your team just scored a touchdown!

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Cindy Black

Cindy Black is the Founder of Big Tree School of Natural Healing and the author of Meridian Massage, Pathways to Vitality. She is appreciated for her ability to make the complex accessible, fun, and practical.


  1. jessie on December 19, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Hi, I love your posts and have been learning little by little, between TFH and craniosacral therapy mentions of meridians and treatment for them. I’m just wondering if it is a typo on your study guide for learning during football (great fun btw!) You listed pericardium as middle finger and TW as ring finger. Aren’t these reversed?

    • Cindy Black, L.Ac., LMT on December 19, 2015 at 12:14 pm

      Hi Jessie,
      Well, it seems that you need to watch more football 🙂
      The Pericardium meridian does end on the middle finger at Pericardium 9. San Jiao – Triple Warmer begins on the ring finger at SJ 1.
      Thanks for double checking – I always appreciate finding about typos.
      One finger at a time and you’ll know six of the twelve meridians quickly!

  2. Janet Klepper on December 13, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    I get your posts on FB. But for me it too much. I am interested in reflexology and meridians but just for my own personal ‘use’. I really just want the ‘cliff notes’ of reflexology and meridians. I am 70 and too old to delve into a project, but would like to know the basics that I could use. Is there a basic simple reference that just tells the meridian points and what they are good for? Thanx for any help.

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