TAPPING POINTS

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine

 

SIDE OF HAND (SH)

Small Intestine Meridian (SI3/4)

  • The outer side of your palm between your pinky finger and wrist

TOP OF HEAD (TOH)

Governing Vessel (GV)

  • The crown of the head in the center of your skull, in line with with the ears

EYE BROW (EB)

Urinary Bladder Meridian (BL2)

  • At the end closest to your nose

SIDE OF EYE (SE)

Gall Bladder Meridian (GB1)

  • At the end of the eyebrow, this point falls on the bony protrusion on the side of the eye

UNDER EYE (UE)

Stomach Meridian (ST2)

  • On the bone underneath the eye, directly under the pupil

UNDER NOSE (UN)

Governing Vessel (GV26)

  • In the indentation above your upper lip

UNDER LIP (UL)

Central Vessel (CV)

  • Under the bottom lip in the depression between the lip & chin

COLLAR BONE (CB)

Kidney Meridian (K27)/ Adrenal Glands

  • Fleshy spot just below either collar bone on either side of the sternum

UNDER ARM (UA)

Spleen Meridian (SP21)

  • About 4-6 inches below the center of your underarm (bra strap)

TOP OF THE RIBS (TOR)

Liver (LI14)

  • Top part of the ribs directly below the nipples (note: due to the sensitive nature of this area, this tapping point is optional)

THUMB (TH)

Lung Meridian (LU11)

  • Edge of thumbnail away from index finger where thumbnail meets skin 

INDEX FINGER (IF)

Large Intestine Meridian (LI1)

  • As above, the edge  of fingernail and skin closest to thumb

MIDDLE FINGER (MF)

Pericardium Meridian (PC9)

  • As above,  the edge of fingernail and skin closest to thumb

LITTLE FINGER (LF)

Heart Meridian (HT9)

  • Same as above, the edge of fingernail and skin closest to thumb

BACK OF HAND (BH)

Triple Warmer Meridian (TW2/3)

  • Back of hand, follow the line between the 4th & 5th fingers

The Traditional Chinese Medicine categorization of the seven emotions is the following: grief, melancholy, fear, fright, anger, joy, worry. The organs most affected by emotional states are the heart, liver and spleen. Good health is believed to come from balancing the Yin and Yang energies. Yang is generally associated with items or concepts that are bright, warm, and in motion. Yin is generally associated with objects or ideas that are dark, still and cold.

 

GRIEF / MELANCHOLY

Organs: Lungs (Yin), Large Intestine (Yang)

Season: Autumn
Element: Metal
Tissues: Skin
Sense Organ: Smell
Flavor: Pungent

FEAR / FRIGHT

Organs: Kidneys (Yin), Bladder (Yang)

Season: Winter
Element: Water
Tissues: Bones
Sense Organ: Hearing
Flavor: Salty

ANGER

Organs: Liver (Yin), Gallbladder (Yang)

Season: Spring
Element: Wood 
Tissues: Tendons, Ligaments
Sense Organ: Sight
Flavor: Sour

JOY

Organs: Heart (Yin), Pericardium, Small Intestine (Yang), Triple Warmer

Season: Summer
Element: Fire
Tissues: Blood, Sexual Fluids
Sense Organ: Taste
Flavor: Bitter

WORRY

Organs: Spleen (Yin), Stomach (Yang)

Season: Late Summer
Element: Earth
Tissues: Muscles, Fat
Sense Organ: Touch
Flavor: Sweet