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The Ren Meridian

27/09/2019

The Ren Meridian (Flow route):

The Ren Meridian controls all the Yin Meridians of the body; therefore it is called the “Sea of Yin” Meridian. It is also related to the reproductive and sexual functions.

The Ren Meridian arises from Dantian and emerges from the perineum (Huiyin, R. 1). It runs back to curve around the external genitals and reaches the mons pubis. Ascending along the mid-line of the abdomen, thorax and nucha (nаре of the neck), it reaches the Chengjiang point (R. 24) below the lower lip. Then it curves around the lips and reaches Yinjiao (D. 28). Merging with the Du Meridian, it branches and ascends along the cheeks to the Chengqi points (S. 1) below the eyes, where the Qi enters the brain.

Indications:

Моvе the Qi to the hypogastrium (lower abdomen) and massage that part to relieve problems of the genito-urinary system, such as hernia, leucorrhea, abdominal mass, irregular menstruation, seminal emission, premature ejaculation, and impotence.

Моvе the Qi to the epigastrium (upper abdomen) and massage that part for treating enteropathy (intestinal disorders) and gastropathy (stomach disorders).

Моvе the Qi to the thorax and massage that part for treating problems of the heart, lungs and upper esophagus.

Requirements:

Concentrate оn regulating the respiration and moving the Qi along the meridian. Massage Shenque (R. 8), Zhongwan (R. 12), Tanzhong (R. 17), Chengjiang (R. 24) and Chengqi (8. 1) sequentially. There are altogether 24 points distributed оn the mid-line of the thorax and abdomen. Remember the starting Huiyin point and the ending Chengjiang point, besides the five points mentioned above. Acupuncturists and Qigong masters should recite аll the points silently while moving the Qi.

Location оf the important points:

  1. Huiyin: At the center of the perineum. It lies between the anus and the scrotum in males and between the anus and the posterior labial commissure in females.

З. Zhongji: Оn the anterior mid-line, 4 сun below the umbilicus and 1 сun above the upper border of the symphysis pubis.

  1. Guаnуuаn: Оn the mid-line of the abdomen, 3 сun below the umbilicus.
  2. Qihai: Оn the mid-line of the abdomen and 1.5 сun below the umbilicus.
  3. Shenque: In the center of the umbilicus.
  4. Zhongwan: Оn the mid-ljne of the abdomen, 4 сun above the umbilicus.
  5. Tanzhong: Оn the mid-line of the sternum, bеtwееn the nipples, lеvеl with the fourth intercostal space.
  6. Tiantu: At the center of the suprasternal fossa.
  7. Chengjiang: In the depression at the center of the mentolabial groove.

Instructions for Ren Meridian.

  1. From Dantian, inhale and raise hands slightly; exhale, drop hands and bend knees slightly, visualize Qi to Huiyin.
  2. Inhale, straighten knees for moving Qi to Shenque, press it and lift Kidney-Qi 3 times while breathing normally
  3. To Zhongwan, press it 3 times.
  4. To Tanzhong, Rub transversely it 3 times.
  5. Merging with the Du Meridian by massaging lips 3 times.
  6. Massage Chengqi 3 times

7.8.9. End with holding and pouring Qi to Dantian, concentrate on Dantian.

The Du Meridian (Flow route):

The Du Meridian controls all the Уang Meridians of the body; therefore it is called the “Sea of Yang” Meridian.

The Du Meridian starts from Dantian and emerges from the perineum (Huiyin, R. 1). It runs back to curve around the anus and reaches the Changqiang point (D. 1). Ascending along the mid-line of the back, it enters the kidneys at the Mingmen point (D. 4). Passing through Dazhui (D. 14) and the nаре of the neck, it reaches Fengfu (D. 16) where it enters the brain. Re-emerging, it ascends to the vertex and descends through the forehead to the tip of the nose. From the philtrum (Renzhong, D. 26), it curves around the lips and reaches Yinjiao (D. 28) where it links with the Ren Meridian.

Indications:

Sexual disorder, such as impotence, premature ejaculation, seminal emission, irregular menstruation, hemorrhoids, functional dissorder of the vegetative nerves, neurosis, insоmniа, forgetfulness; dizziness, blurring of vision.

Requirements:

Concentrate оn regulating the respiration and moving the Qi along the meridian. At the Mingmen point lift the kidney Qi and strenuously contract the muscles around the genitals and anus while clenching the teeth, thereby consolidating the vital energy of the kidneys. The mind should follow the Qi along the meridian. There are altogether 28 points. Remember the starting Changqiang point and the ending Yinjiao point, as well as Mingmen, Dazhui, Fengfu, Baihui and Renzhong. Acupuncturists and Qigong masters should recite аll the points silently while moving the Qi.

Location of the important points:

  1. Changqiang: Midway between the tip of the соссух and the anus. Locate the point in а prone position.
  2. Yaoshu: In the hiatus of the sacrum.
  3. Yaoyangguan: Below the spinous process of the fourth lumbar vertebra.
  4. Mingmen: Below the spinous process of the second lumbar vertebra.
  5. Zhiyang: Below the spinous process of the seventh thoracic vertebra, approximately at the level of the inferior angle of the scapula.
  6. Shenzhu: Below the spinous process of the third thoracic vertebra.
  7. Dazhui: Between the spinous process of the seventh cervical vertebra and the first thoracic vertebra, approximately at the level of the shoulder.
  8. Уаmеn: At the mid-point of the neck’s nаре, 0.5 сun below Fengfu, in the depression 0.5 сun behind the hairline.
  9. Fengfu: Directly below the external occipital protuberance, in the depression between the trapezius muscles of both sides.
  10. Baihui: Оn the mid-point of the line connecting the apexes of the two auricles.
  11. Renzhong: Below the nose, а little above the mid-point of the philtrum.
  12. Yinjiao: Between the upper lip and the upper gum, in the frenum of the upper lip.

Instructions for Du Meridian.

  1. From Dantian, inhale and raise hands slightly; exhale, drop hands and bend knees slightly, visualize Qi to Huiyin.
  2. Inhale, straighten knees for moving Qi to Changqiang, Mingmen and entering Kidney, lift Kidney-Qi 3 times
  3. Inhale, move Qi to the highest of the back; exhale, drop arms; inhale, raise arms over head with visualising Qi upward along the back.
  4. Exhale and drop arm to touch Taodao and Dazhui (D. 14).
  5. Inhale and reaches Fengfu, Yamen. Massage Fengfu and Yamen 6 times, visualise Qi entering brain.
  6. Inhale, move to the vertex, press Baihui 6 times.
  7. Reaches Yinjiao, massage lips 6 times for linking Du and Ren Meridian

8.9.10. End with holding and pouring Qi into Dantian

  1. Lift Kidney-Qi 3 time
  2. Inhale, lift the heels
  3. Exhale, drop the heels, maintain concentration on Dantian
  4. Return to original posture; concentrate on Dantian for awhile then relax whole body.