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Fun ways to remember Meridian pathways

Postby Taoist on Mon May 09, 2011 4:25 pm

Hey all, I am going to be teaching the Shiatsu class at the school I work for starting in August. I'm super excited and am a lot more comfortable teaching TCM theory and Shiatsu and am hopeful that I do a lot better than teaching Hydrotherapy.

Anyway, I remember a handful of funny little ways to recall the pathways that I learned in school (such as for Large Intestine - index finger to opposite nostril - pointing your index finger at someone saying "you smell" and bringing it to your opposite nostril) but there are some that I can't remember and I'd really like to use them while I teach. Does anyone know any of these little tricks or have ideas for them?

The ones I remember are LU, LI, ST, SP, HT, SI, UB, and TW/TB, so I need ideas for KI, PC, GB, and LV. Thanks to anyone who can answer!
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Re: Fun ways to remember Meridian pathways

Postby akashafive on Tue May 10, 2011 6:56 am

Taoist wrote:Anyway, I remember a handful of funny little ways to recall the pathways that I learned in school (such as for Large Intestine - index finger to opposite nostril - pointing your index finger at someone saying "you smell" and bringing it to your opposite nostril) but there are some that I can't remember and I'd really like to use them while I teach. Does anyone know any of these little tricks or have ideas for them?


That's a great way to remember LI! I can't say as I remember having any neat little sayings for the meridians when I was in school. What I have the most trouble with now is just remembering which side of the toe/fingernail the meridian begins or ends on! I love Shiatsu, but I wish there were more CE classes out there as I am in need of some serious refreshing. :undecided:

HT is the only one I have something for; I was told that if you were to jab someone in the center of the armpit (HT1), you could kill them, and if you were to bite the tip of their pinky-finger (HT9) it can jump start the heart in case of a heart attack. Kind of morbid, but it helps me remember the start and finish of that one! :lol:

Sorry I couldn't help with the ones you need ideas for.
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Re: Fun ways to remember Meridian pathways

Postby alleycat_lady on Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:58 am

We had a couple of mnemonic devices:
Hand is (starting at thumb):
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One of the teachers' aides taught me she remebered it by you thumb and fore finger make an 'L', peace fingers for PC, and 3 fingers (like you're signing someone 3) for TW.

Foot is (starting at big toe):

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Re: Fun ways to remember Meridian pathways

Postby moconnor on Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:36 pm

Okay so I'll admit the ones we had were kinda crazy... but then again so were we, and it made it pretty hard for us to forget them here are what we had

Lungs -"MY LUNG!" put your thumb to your lung this is about where it starts and ends
Heart: I heard somewhere that if you bite the end of someone's finger having a heart attack this will save them (end)
I also heard that if you poke someone in there armpit hard enough it will kill them...
(i told you they were wierd)
Pericardium didnt have one
Large Intestine Smell the poop (index finger to nose)
Small Intestine hear it a little (pinkie to ear)
Triple Heater
Gall Bladder
Spleen
Kidney
Liver Drunk Boobs (you would have to be drunk to let someone touch your boobs with your toe.... where it starts and ends)
Stomach
Urinary Bladder

I don't know how to remember the other ones but this helped us. GOOD LUCK! I also made flashcards of them
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Re: Fun ways to remember Meridian pathways

Postby pueppi on Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:01 am

This link may also be useful for general information:

The Twelve Meridians - http://www.lieske.com/channels.htm
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