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The Triple Heater Channel

Posted: Jul 23rd, 2015


     The Triple Heater is the only channel, or meridian, that does not have a corresponding organ. However, one of its many functions is body temperature regulation, giving it a possible relationship to thyroid function. 

Travelling through the neck, shoulder, elbow and fingers, the Triple Heater channel can be very useful in improving the function of these joints.  In conjunction with the Gall Bladder channel to which it has a very close relationship, the Triple Heater channel is often used to improve joint function in the lower body as well. 

Circling the ear before ending at the temple, the Triple Heater is often used to address ear aches, facial nerve pain, and headaches.  The healthy flow of qi through this Fire channel supports social ease and joy.  

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