Acupressure Meridians - dummies

By Synthia Andrews, Bobbi Dempsey

Part of Acupressure and Reflexology For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The human body channels energy (chi) along meridians, or pathways. These meridians have both yin and yang components, based on the direction of the energy flow on the body. The following table identifies the meridians, their complements, and abbreviations:

Yin Partner Abbreviation Yang Partner Abbreviation
Lung Lu Large Intestine LI
Spleen Sp Stomach St
Heart H Small Intestine SI
Kidney K Bladder B
Heart Protector HP Triple Warmer TW
Liver Li Gall Bladder GB
Conception Vessel CV Governing Vessel GV

The illustrated figures following show the location of each meridian: