Tai Ming Theory


The standard translation of these two characters may vary based on accents and intonation. My use of it is simply a play on words. Tai means Great and Ming means Brightness. I have decided to focus my study of acupuncture to the daily Diurnal Meridian Cycle. Thus the terming Tai Ming is a sort of homophone to convey Timing.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the daily clock is divided into 12 Zang Fu organs for a period of 2 hours each. According to the symptomology presented by the patient, the desired goal and the timing of the acupuncture treatment session; a treatment protocol is designed to maximize the present moment by drawing from the natural energy cycle of the Zang Fu organs. I will continue to update this section so that a gradual understanding can be built up that is easy to comprehend for clients viewing this website that are interested in the details of this mode of acupuncture.

Below I have listed each Zang Fu organ that can be correlated with the Diurnal Clock available in its full form to clients. The information listed is not in depth as it is presented to supply a rudimentary basis of understanding the meridian/Zang Fu organ system.
Governing Meridian
There are 28 points running midline down the back on this meridian. The point on this meridian can be used to treat symptoms arising from the neck and posterior trunk area, cervical syndrome, and mental disorders.

Conception Meridian
There are 24 points running midline down the front of the body. Acupuncture points on this meridian are mainy used for treatment problems of the genital-urinary system such dysuria and enuresis, dysmnorrhea, and genital pain such as hernia.

The Governing Meridian and the Conception Meridian are connected through the tongue which acts as a switch. The circuit is connected when the tip of the tongue touches the point where the gums meet the front two teeth.*

Lung Meridian
There are 11 acupuncture points on each side of the body belonging to this meridian. These points are mainly used for treatment of chronic cough, dyspnea, chest discomfort, sorethroat, fever, influenza, and for alleviating shoulder and arm pain.

3am - 5am Lungs (yin)

Large Intestine Meridian
There are 20 bilateral points on this meridian. These points are mainly used for treatment of abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, fever and also symptoms arising from the head and neck region such as toothache, eptistaxis, sorethroat, or rhinitis

5am - 7am Colon (yang)

Stomach Meridian
There are 45 bilateral point on this meridian. These points can be used for stomach ache, vomiting, sorethroat, knee pain, ascites, epistaxis, abdominal extension, hyperpyrexia, and facial palsy.

9am - 11am Stomach (yang)

Spleen Meridian
This meridian has 21 bilateral points. Spleen points can be used for, indigestion, malabsorption, anemia, general malaise, vomiting, ulcer pain, abdominal distension, and pain in the lower extremities.

11am - 1pm Spleen (yin)

Heart Meridian
The heart meridian has 9 bilateral points. The points on the heart meridian can be used for treatment of, chest pain, palpitation, jaundice, and arm pain.

11am - 1pm Heart (yin)

Small Intestine Meridian
This meridian has 19 bilateral points. These points can be used for treatment of, neck and shoulder pain, lower abdominal pain, sore throat, and symptoms of the ear such as tinnitus and hearing loss.

1pm - 3pm Small Intestine (yang)

Urinary Bladder Meridian
There are 67 bilateral points on this meridian. Some of the points on this meridian can treat, dysuria, incontinence of urine, soreness of the eyes, headache, backache, runny nose, loin and leg pain, and general malaise.

3pm - 5pm Urinary Bladder (yang)

Kidney Meridian
There are 27 bilateral points on this meridian. These point can be used to treat, kidney problems, constipation, loin pain, and diarrhea.

5pm - 7pm Kidneys (yin)

Pericardium Meridian
There are 9 points on this meridian. These points can be used to treat, chest pain, palpitation, arm pain and drowsiness.

7pm - 9pm Pericardium (yin)

Triple Heater Meridian
This Meridian has 23 bilateral points.Points on this meridian can be used to treat, hearing loss, mastoiditis, headache, sore throat, abdominal distension, dysuria, ascites, and incontinence of urine.

9pm - 11pm Triple Heater (yang)

Gall Bladder Meridian
There are 44 bilateral points on this meridian. These points can be used to treat, symptoms of the head and chest, and for paralysis of the lower extremities.

11am - 1pm Gall Bladder (yang)

Liver Meridian
There are 14 bilateral points on this meridian. The points on the liver meridian cna be used to treat, abdominal pain, loin pain, uterine bleeding, hernia, and retention of urine.

1am - 3am Liver (yin)

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