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Solar Plexus Chakra Yang Pattern

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Note: Do harmonizing patterns prior to working on chakra alignment.

This is a chakra alignment/balancing pattern which forms a pyramid shape with the peak in the center to install Qi of the Yang aspect of the 3rd or Solar Plexus Chakra. This strengthens both the Liver and Spleen which must balance in order to balance the Solar Plexus chakra.

Can be used in conjunction with other chakra balancing treatments in the same treatment session.

Needling Notes

Order of Needles
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  1. Solar Plexus Yang #1
    On the Du channel at the lower border of the spinous process of T8. Corresponds to the energies of the pancreas. Use a thin needle and angle upward slightly. Depth: about 0.5 inches.
  2. UB 47 - Right side first.
    Hunmen or Hun Gate. Located at T9 level. This is the gateway to the Ethereal Soul which does not die when the body dies.
  3. UB 47 - Left side.
  4. Du 6 - Right side first.
    Shen Zhong or Spirit Gathering (also Jizhong or Spinal Center). At the level of T11 and associated with the Spleen. Shen Zhong implies that this is a site for Qi or spirits from the celestial realms.
  5. Du 8
    Jinsuo or Sinew Contraction
    On the level of T9 and associated with the Liver.

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