Buddha’s Triangle

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What is the Buddha’s Triangle?

It is a combination of 3 points around the palmar side of the wrist to treat anxiety and depression. When needled, the points Lung 9, Pericardium 6, and Heart 7 create a triangle, hence the name Buddha’s triangle. These points have a strong calming affect to reduce anxiety and increase a general sense of well-being.


Lung 9

LU9, Tai Yuan aka Great Abyss, is located at the radial end of the the transverse crease of the wrist, lateral to the radial artery. As the yuan source point of the Lung meridian, LU9 has the ability to open up the chest, regulate the lung and breathing, and calm any palpitations. Since, the lung is associated with grief and sadness, it is most useful to help alleviate these symptoms.


Pericardium 6

PC6, Nei Guan aka Inner Pass, is located about 1.5 inches above the transverse crease of the wrist between the 2 tendons. Pericardium is known in TCM as the organ that surrounds heart and protects the heart from emotional distress. It is the command point of the heart, chest, and epigastrium and has a profound effect on relaxing the chest/heart, regulating the Qi, and calming the heart and spirit. As the name describes, PC6, can also be used to help a person look within, to find strength and inner peace by when he or she is surrounded by chaos.


Heart 7

HT7, Shen Men aka Spirit Gate, is located at the ulnar end of the transverse crease of the wrist, lateral to the tendon. HT7 is the yuan source point of the Heart meridian and as the name describes, it has a profound effect on calming the spirit and pacifying the heart. It can be used for any emotional issues (especially worry and anxiety) and to treat physical heart symptoms like chest pain and palpitations.


These 3 powerful points, when combined, will calm your central nervous system during times of stress, help you relax, and guide you to find strength from within to overcome hardships.

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