8 Extraordinary Qi Channels
-Serve as reservoirs of Qi while the 12 organ meridians are like Rivers.
-Serve as Qi reservoirs to the 12 organs meridians along with blood, Ying Qi, Wei qi, Jing Qi, and blood.
- Guard against 'Evil Qi' or pathogens.
- Regulate changes in life style.
- Redirect and Circulate Jing Qi (Essence or Reproductive energy- men: sperm, Women: ovaries)inwards to entire body, organs, skin and hair. including Ancestral organs of- brain, spine, bone marrow, and blood.
1. Governor Channel Du mai- (Up tailbone to spine and head) "Sea of Yang meridians"
- protects the back
- guardian qi (from food and air)
-nourishes Ancestral organs
- Nei Dan- Microcosmic Orbit Circulation
2. Conception Channel Ren Mai- "Sea of Yin" (Down along front of body)
-Yin Channels and Stomach
-Connected to Thrusting and Yin channels
-Brings Blood and Jing to head
-good to increase qi and store 4 yin channels.
3. Thrusting Channel- Chong Mei (Central Channel)
- supports conception channel
-helps regulate Kidney Qi
-Huiyin (Co-1) and Yin jiao (co-7)are yin and yang qi transfer points and where original qi and food and air qi mix.
-Thrusting supports 11 Kidney meridian cavities combining Yuan Jing and Yuan Qi the essence and original Qi.
-Nourished Spine and Brain
-Supports the 3 paths for muscels and tendons, Kan and Li 9fire and water elements) and bone marrow.
4. Belt Channel- Dai Mei (Around Waist at Dan tien and Ming Men)
-regulates gall bladder
-developes waist strength
5. Yang Heel channel- Yangqiao Mai (Outside leg)
-supports Yang channels of bladder, gall blader, small instestines and large instestines.
-Leg training and governor channel.
6. Yin Heel channel (Yingqiao Mai) Inside leg
-connected to 2 kidney point cavities
-sex organ in men and women- jing, Qi, and shen nourishment.
7. Yang Linking channel- Yang Wei Mai (outside leg)
-Qi in Yang- bladder, gall bladder, 3 warmer, small intestine, stomach and governor vessel 15 and 16.
8. Yin Linking Channel- Yin Wei Mai (Inside Leg)
-kidney ,spleen ad liver
conception channel- 22 and 23.