Re-emerging from the chest at the collarbone, the channel ascends the side of the neck and around the back of the ear.
One branch rises internally to meet the gallbladder channel on the forehead, then descends to join the small intestine channel on the cheek.
The superficial branch continues to the front of the ear and crosses to the outer corner of the eyebrow, where it joins the gallbladder channel again.
Continue tracing the Triple Warmer backwards as needed to help you relax and relieve stress.
This organ-energy system, which is not recognized in Western physiology, is called the 'Minister of Dykes and Dredges' and is responsible for the movement and transformation of various solids and fluids throughout the system, as well as for the production and circulation of nourishing energy (ying chee) and protective energy (wei chee).
When the meridian "disperses" into the chest it is like a pervasive spray.
The stream widens and becomes less dense, the picture is one of rain covering and moistening rather than a river passing through.
The Lower Burner runs from the pyloric valve down to the anus and urinary tract and is responsible for separating the pure from the impure products of digestion, absorbing nutrients, and eliminating solid and liquid wastes.
It harmonizes the functions of liver, kidney, bladder, and large and small intestines and also regulates sexual and reproductive functions.
The Middle Burner runs from the entrance to the stomach down to its exit at the pyloric valve and controls digestion by harmonizing the functions of stomach, spleen, and pancreas.
It is responsible for extracting nourishing energy from food and fluids and distributing it via the meridian system to the lungs and other parts of the body.
It then passes down through the diaphragm, circles down through and permeates the triple warmers.