​Meridians of the Body


What are the Meridians of the Body?

The body is divided up into 12 meridians, reflected as 12 on each side of the body. There are also 2 vessels which will also be covered here. The 12 meridians are next classified as upper or lower ​extremities, then into elements and polarity. The number of pressure points on each meridian will vary. Below is the breakdown of each. ​Click the image to enlarge.

​Upper Extremities

​Lung

Lung Meridian

​Number of Points - 11

​Polarity - Yin

​Element - Metal

​​Pericardium

Pericardium Meridian

Number of Points - 9

Polarity - Yin

Element - Fire

​Heart

Heart Meridian

Number of Points - 9

Polarity - Yin

Element - Fire

​Large Intestine

Large Intestine Meridian

Number of Points - 20

Polarity - Yang

Element - Metal

​Triple Warmer

Triple Warmer Meridian

​Number of Points - 23

Polarity - Yang

Element - Fire

​Small Intestine

Small Intestine Meridian

Number of Points - 19

Polarity - Yang

Element - Fire

​Lower Extremities

​Spleen

Spleen Meridian

Number of Points - 21

Polarity - Yin

Element - Earth

​Liver

Liver Meridian

Number of Points - 14

Polarity - Yin

Element - Wood

​Kidney

Kidney Meridian
Kidney Meridian

Number of Points - 27

Polarity - Yin

Element - Water

​Stomach

Stomach Meridian

Number of Points - 45

Polarity - Yang

Element - Earth

​Gall Bladder

Gall Bladder Meridian

Number of Points - 44

Polarity - Yang

Element - Wood

​Bladder

Bladder Meridian

Number of Points - 67

Polarity - Yang

​Element - Water


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