San Jiao SJ

San Jiao SJ

Element
Ba Gua
Primary Function
Penetrates and harmonises all three jiao; Represents the interstitial fluids of the body – hence has a role with fluid problems; Fever (fire); Ears, eyes; Connects with GB (6 channel theory: shao yang channel), which means that SJ can be used for generalised stress and stagnation, particularly SJ6
Areas / Symptoms
Intercellular fluid triceps heat conditions affecting eyes and ears
Brief Psychology
Letting people closeExternal intimate connectionEmotionally hot / coldBoundaries
Primary functions
Reduces fever Benefits the ears Clears heat from the eyes neck throat tongue Calms the heart and spirit calms heart pain calms emotions Headaches Harmonising the three jiao Harmonising especially vomiting and constipation
Overview
Begins in ring finger, travels to elbow and shoulder, intersects SI12, crosses the back to Bl11 and Gv14, ascends to highest point on shoulder where it intersects GB21, descends to St12, disperses between the breasts at Cv17, connects with Pc and descends to abdomen via Cv12. A branch separates at Cv17 ascends to the supraclavicular fossa, rises along the neck, behind the ear, to GB11, to the temples intersects GB4, GB5, GB6 and GB14, winds down the cheek, intersects SI18, ascends to below the eye. Another branch separates behind the ear and enters the ear, emerges in front of the ear and intersects SI19 and GB3, terminates at SJ23, Wei Mai with GB1. Zangfu Connections: Upper, middle and lower jiao (SJ), Pc
Zangfu Connections
6 Channel Partner
Divergent Channel
Separates at the head, branches to the vertex, descends to disperse in the chest and cross through the three jiao.
Luo Connecting Channel
Begins at SJ5, up the arm and over the shoulder converging on the Pc channel in the chest.
Sinew Channel
Originates at ring finger, binds to the wrist, elbow, joins with the SI sinew channel at the neck. A branch separates at the mandible and links with the root of the tongue. Another branch ascends in front of the ear to join outside of eye, crosses the temple and binds at corner of the forehead.
Channel Meeting points
SI12, Bl11, Gv14, GB21, St12, Cv17, Cv12, GB11, GB6, GB5, GB4, GB14, SI18, SI19, GB3, GB1,Bl1, Pc1, Gv20, GB20.
Time of Day
9pm to 11pm
Negative Aspects
overly attached apathetic towards others poor boundaries inappropriate behaviour flirtatious
Positive Aspects
social interaction propriety external connection balance
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Cutaneous region

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San Jiao - Key aspects

  • Penetrates and harmonises all three jiao
  • Represents the interstitial fluids of the body – hence has a role with fluid problems
  • Fever (fire)
  • Ears, eyes
  • Connects with GB (6 channel theory: shao yang channel), which means that SJ can be
  • used for generalised stress and stagnation, particularly SJ6

Acupuncture Points

PointSpecial PointBalancesBalance for:
SJ-1
Jing WellMetal Point
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedationfear of intimacy letting go past relationships excessive neediness blocking receptivity to intimacy weary heart rushing intimacy shutdown intimacy physical intimacy boundaries Clearing heat restoring consciousness rescuing collapse excess and heat from distal end of channel Stagnation and fullness in chest Disorders of the spirit
SJ-2
Ying SpringWater Point
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedationHeat in body Diseases of the yang channels zang pathogens along channel and at distal end
SJ-3
Shu StreamWood Point
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedationFor Yin channels – for tonifying and harmonising their respective zang yin organsFor yang channels – treat disorders of their channel (not the fu) Heaviness of the body and pain of the joints Intermittent diseases such as malaria
SJ-4
Yuan Point
QiLingEmotionsIntimacyInner ConnectionHurtOriginal QiNutritional DeficiencyToxicityAllergyHeavy MetalsCell SaltsBalanceQi Flow
SJ-5
Spirit PointMaster PointKey PointLuo Point
outer boundaries intimacy issues inability to share heart timid avoid social contact superficial social contactEmotionsQi Flow
SJ-6
Key PointJing RiverFire Point
Virtue Negative Aspects of Self intimacy openness warm protected spontaneous control connection propriety (appropriate action) self mastery social interaction propriety external connection balance understanding of others understood by others discernment communication insight receptive valuable connected with heaven acting rightly pure inspired self worth letting go acknowledged alone sufficiency - having enough non-attached wisdom to treat myself well wisdom overcoming fear will driven clever able to rest full of life concentration focus meeting needs inside integrating myself into the wider world altruism reciprocity adaptability nourished understand myself true giving integrity interested in others adaptable giving and receiving self-esteem vision planning benevolent patient free flexible choice guarded vulnerable isolated unsafe betrayed hurt pained controlling
SJ-7
Xi-Cleft
pain acute conditions
SJ-8
SJ-9
SJ-10
He SeaEarth Point
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedationDisorders of the stomach and intestines Eating and drinking Points on knee influence the fu (yang organs) Skin disorders
SJ-11
trauma betrayal intimacy trauma sexual repression heartbreak sexual trauma
SJ-12
SJ-13
SJ-14
SJ-15
integrate spirit spirit wisdom inner essence external spirit embodying spirit emotionally cold shut-down shutdown frozen shoulders connect with othersassimilation life story vision of inner truth value truth true to inner child draw on roots grounded thinking
SJ-16
For Brainhead and throatcoughvomiting and headachewhere there is disharmony between Qi of body and headFor people not connected to their body or feelings.Body connection
SJ-17
SJ-18
rageFearfreezeshockfrightpleasurefightflight
SJ-19
SJ-20
SJ-21
SJ-22
forward flow connect deeper self express deeper self express heart’s intention reach out at heart level shine brightly inner self flowing into world
SJ-23
Balance head and heartUnity shoulder burden yin accepts yang analysis vs intuition empty mind to deal with others flexibly life flows on hearts path thoughts and feelingsQi Flow