Japanese Acupuncture Treatments Based On The Chinese Clock - Meridian Activity Times
The Chinese clock based Japanese acupuncture protocol is part of our Circadian, or "Chinese Clock" treatment section. The circadian treatments are grounded in the same theory as the Five Phase and Extraordinary Vessel treatments.
Meridian Activity Times:
- 03-05a - Lung (hand taiyin)
- 05-07a - Large Intestine (hand yangming)
- 07-09a - Stomach (leg yangming)
- 09-11a - Spleen (leg taiyin)
- 11-01p - Heart (hand shaoyin)
- 01-03p - Small Intestine (hand taiyang)
- 03-05p - Urinary Bladder (leg taiyang)
- 05-07p - Kidney (leg shaoyin)
- 07-09p - Pericardium (hand jueyin)
- 09-11p - Triple Heater (hand shaoyang)
- 11-01a - Gall Bladder (leg shaoyang)
- 01-03a - Liver (leg jueyin)
- Nemonic device: LUcy STates Her BLue Parrot Giggles (LU, ST, HT, UB, PC, GB, every other one, paired meridian follows.
- Treat patients sho with appropriate 5 element points.
- This can be just a one point root treatment (the strongest, most active point for that person at that time).
- Patient has a Lung Sho
- Optimal time to treat them would be from 3-5am
- If possible you would use the Metal Point on the Metal Meridian (LU 8)
- If not possible you could treat the opposite time (3-5p) which would be the Urinary Bladder
- Use the Metal Point on the Water Meridian (KD 7)
Sources and More Information
The information on our site is drawn from our own lecture notes and clinical experience. The following lecture notes were used within this section:
- Feldman, Marty: New England School of Acupuncture, Five Phase Techniques Lecture Notes
- Iuliano, Diane: New England School of Acupuncture, Extraordinary Vessel Techniques Lecture Notes
- Kuwahara, Koei: New England School of Acupuncture, Advanced Japanese Techniques Lecture Notes
For a complete list of valuable resources, see our Japanese Acupuncture Resources section. The most recommended texts are below: