Friday, February 18, 2011

LvGu Meridian Workout

The whole workout lasts about 15 minutes. You will sweat a little after it's done. But it feels GOOD!

Preparation Movements:

1. turning  at wrists and ankles
2. turning at knees
3. turning at waist
4. turning at hips

Movement 1: striking Big Vertebra (GV14)Between the spinous process of the 7th cervical vertebra and the 1st thoracic vertebra, approximately at the level of the shoulder
Relieves exterior conditions, and opens the Yang, clears the brain and calms the spirit,  reduces fever.

Movement 2: striking Center of Chest (CV 17)In the midline of the sternum, between the nipples level
Regulates and suppresses rebellious Qi, expands the chest, benefits the diaphragm, clears the lungs, resolves phlegm in the chest.

Movement  3: striking Joint Valley (LI 4)  Between the 1st and 2nd metacarpals, in the middle of the radial side of the 2nd metacarpal bone.
Precautions: contraindicated during pregnancy.
Eliminates Wind-Heat, suppresses pain, activates the dispersing function of Lungs, relieves stagnation in the intestines, activates the intestinal function. It's the point for all facial symptoms.

Movement 4:  striking Inner Pass(PC 6) 2 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist, between the tendons
Calms the Heart and the spirit, regulates the Heart Qi, suppresses pain, special effects on diseases of chest and abdomen, generally used for cardiovascular, digestive and mental problems,  regulates the Middle Burner.

Movement 5:striking Kidney Shu (UB 23)1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the second lumbar vertebra.
Reinforces the Kidneys, strengthens the transforming function of Qi (fluid transformation), nourishes Water and invigorates Fire, dispels Dampness, strengthens the lumbar spine, clears the vision and sharpens the hearing.

Movement 6: striking  Leg Three Miles (ST36 )3 cun below the depression below the patella , one finger-breadth from the anterior crest of the tibia.
Strengthens the Spleen, Harmonizes the Spleen and Stomach, Harmonizes the intestines and clears food stagnation, regulates Qi and Blood, enhances immune function.

Movement 7:  striking Gall bladder Meridian
Benefits low back and legs, dispels Wind-Damp from the channels, major point for sciatica. relaxes the tendons,  regulates Qi and blood.

Movement 8: striking Pericardium Meridian
Regulates the Heart Qi.
Movement 9:  striking Stomach Meridian
Harmonizes the Spleen and Stomach, Harmonizes the intestines and clears food stagnation.

Movement 10: striking Large Intestine Meridian
Activates the dispersing function of Lungs, relieves stagnation in the intestines.
Movement 11: thrush and squat
Regulates Qi in all the six meridians in the legs.

Movement 12: Belly breathing
Regulates Qi in all the 8 meridians in the abdomen.

Movement 13: Striking Urinary Bladder Meridian (optional, for two people)
Functions: along the UB meridian on the black, there are all the reflective points of heart, lungs, stomach, liver, and kidneys. By striking these points, Qi in these organs is regulated.
Governor Vessel

Conception Vessel

Pericardium Meridian

Large Intestine Meridian

Gall Bladder Meridian

Stomach Meridian

Urinary Bladder Meridian

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