Acupunct​ure Energetics

Protocol To Prevent Jet Lag

When we change from one time zone to another without giving our bodies a chance to adapt to the change slowly, we are yanked out of the electromagnetic environment to which our meridians have become acclimated.    We are then dropped into a time zone that is not in phase with them.  To get back in phase with the time zone we are moving into we can use a special point on specific meridians.  Each meridian has what is called a home point. This point is the same element as that meridian, for e.g. the fire point on the fire meridian.  During the two hour portion of the Chinese clock when the nature of the element is most evident and the energy of the meridian most accessible, the home point becomes the horary point.  The horary point is a strong stimulation point, like the effect of a poker to get the ashes off of the hot coals. In other words, the horary point can reorient the circadian rhythm by waking up the meridian to reveal its true nature. Here’s how it works.

Let’s say you are flying from New York to London.  The flight leaves at 9AM and arrives at 9 PM. The flight is 7 hours long. That means there is a five-hour time difference.  Therefore the time in London when you are leaving New York is 2 PM.  Starting with where you are when leaving New York it is 9 AM and therefore moving into the two hour segment of the Spleen.  Using the table, locate the Spleen’s horary points bilaterally and massage with medium pressure for a moment.  Use the intent: here’s home where I am now. Then locate the point for the time you would be in if you where there already.  In this case it would be from 1-3 PM time of the small intestine. Locate SI 5, then, massage, tap and hold. Intend that this is the time at the place we are moving towards. You have now used your intention to move yourself into the new time zone (that is 2PM instead of 9AM). Then every two hours of the flight you do the horary point for the next time zone until you are massaging the point for the Three Heater for a 9AM arrival (the TH is the time segment from 9 to 11PM).  And when you land your body will be situated in the time zone and magnetic field of the new location! It is amazing. I find it most useful for travel when going back in time (which tends to be harder on the body) instead of forward. It involves the same intention. 

If you would like, you actually can begin the process before you leave home for the airport and then as you take off you only have one point to massage and one every two hours thereafter. Just add that extra time on and figure out what time it is in the place you are heading towards and start from there. 

It is also very important to drink lots of fluids during the flight and get up every couple of hours (urinate) and do some stretching where there is room by the bathrooms. I would like to add that I also like to run the meridians in the direction of the flow from the feet and hands to the knees and elbows or visa versa. If the horary point were towards the end of the flow I would lightly run my hand along the meridian a few times and end with holding the horary point. If the point is at the start of the meridian, I hold the point and then run the meridian. The diagram shows the points and direction of flow. The includes times for the meridians and the Chinese Clock/Circadian rhythm.

  • Time of Day                            Meridian                                        Acupuncture Point

  • 3AM-5AM                                Lungs                                            Lu 8

  • 5AM-7AM                                Large Intestine                              LI 1

  • 7AM-9AM                                Stomach                                       St 36

  • 9AM-11AM                              Spleen                                          Sp 3

  • 11AM-1PM                              Heart                                             Ht 8

  • 1PM-3PM                                Small Intestine                              SI 5

  • 3PM-5PM                                Bladder                                         Bl 66

  • 5PM-7PM                                Kidney                                           K10

  • 7PM-9PM                                Pericardium                                   P 8


  • 9PM-11PM                              Three Heater                                TH 6

  • 11PM-1AM                              Gall Bladder                                  GB 41

  • 1AM-3AM                                Liver                                              Lv 1 

Lu 8 Meridian Gutter (Chingchu)

    On the anterior surface of the forearm, 1 ACI (Anatomical Chinese Inch-12 ACI from wrist crease to elbow crease) proximal to wrist crease, upon the radial artery.

LI 1 Merchant Yang (Shangyang)

    Radial nail point of the index finger

St 36 Leg Three miles (Tsu San Li)

    On the anterior surface of the leg, 13 ACI proximal to the level of the prominence of the lateral malleolus, lateral to the edge of the tibia. (16 ACI from malleolus or ankle to knee crease).

Sp 3 Supreme White (Tai Pai)

    Medial edge of foot, just proximal to the head of first metatarsal bone.

Ht 8 Lesser Palace (Shaofu)

    On the palmer surface of the hand, between the 4th and 5th metacarpal bones, on the distal transverse crease, or “heart” line of the hand.

SI 5 Yang Valley (Yangku)

    On the ulnar edge of the hand, in the hollow between the triquetral bone and the head of the ulna.

BL 66 Penetrating Valley (Tsu Tungku)

    On the lateral border of the foot, just distal to the base of the proximal phalanx of the little toe.

K 10 Yin Valley (Yingu)

    At the medial extremity of the knee crease between the tendons of the semi membranosus and the semitendinosus, when knee is flexed slightly.

P 8 Palace of Weariness (Lao Gong)

    On the palmer surface of the hand, between the 3rd and 4th metacarpal bones, on the proximal transverse crease, of “head” line of the hand.

TH 6 Branch Ditch (Chihkou)

    On the posterior surface of the forearm, 3ACI proximal to flexure of the wrist, between the radius and ulna, 

GB 41 Foot Above Tears (Tsu Linchi)

    On the dorsal surface of the foot, in the angle between the 4th and 5th metatarsal bones.

Lv 1 Great Esteem (Tatun)

    Lateral nail point of the big toe.