points on fingers

Acupoints on the fingers


points on fingers

You can treat all six meridians of the arm by simply massaging the fingers.

Each of the six meridians on the arm either begin or end 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! 

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:

Metal

  • 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:

  1. Small Intestine
  2. Heart
  3. San Jiao
  4. Pericardium
  5. Large Intestine
  6. Lung

Stimulate these six meridians by massaging the ends of fingers.

Six Meridians on the Legs:

  1. Bladder
  2. Kidney
  3. Gallbladder
  4. Stomach
  5. Liver
  6. Spleen

Stimulate these six meridians by massaging the toes and sole of the foot. (Acupoints on the Toes,)

 

About The Author

Cindy Black, L.Ac., LMT

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.

2 Comments

  • Sheri

    Reply Reply November 5, 2013

    Cindy thank you for all that you share. I just took a weekend course on EFT Tapping with the tapping solutions.org and they spoke of doing tapping on yourself just using your fingers. Your blog on what meridian they belong to explained it on the next level.
    I will share your post with some friends that I met at the class.

    • Cindy Black, L.Ac.

      Reply Reply November 5, 2013

      Hi Sheri,
      I’m so happy this helped you in your learning – there is always so much to put together!

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