Humans can build all kinds of sophisticated instruments because of the magnificence of the hands and the fingers. Another higher function of the hands is the power of healing. Knowing the major points of the hands and fingers will enable you to stimulate and maintain the organs in good function.
The palms are where all major energies of Chi join. The palm can be the place from which the life-force is sent out to heal others or yourself. The palm also is the place where energy can be received and enter into the bone structure and into the major organs.
The pericardium (P-8) is the main place of energy concentration. You can collect the energy in this point and transmit stronger energy from this point. (Fig. 3.1)
III. Large Intestine
The large intestine (LI-4) is the major point which controls all the pain in the body, especially in the sense organs (eyes, ears, nose) and headaches. (Fig. 3.2)
IV. Major Palm Lines
The three major palm lines are the Life Line, the Line of Intellect and the Line of Emotion. (Fig. 3.3)
V. Fingers have corresponding Bodily Functions
The fingers are connected to the organ meridians. (Fig. 3.4) The joints of the finger bones are also related to parts of the organs and their corresponding senses and emotions.
VI. Strengthen the Extremities
Strengthening the ends of the extremities will help to stimulate the organs. The tips of the fingers have many tiny veins and arteries. (Fig. 3.5) When we get old and do not exercise enough the Chi does not flow well and its circulation becomes stuck. This can affect blood circulation, and the veins and arteries will become hardened. When we feel cool, the first places to feel cool are the hands. If you want to warm up quickly, you have to warm up the hands and feet first.
VII. Massage the Hands to increase the Flow of Chi.
Massaging the hands and palms will help to increase the flow of Chi along the related meridians and will result in a harmonious increase of the functions of respiration, circulation and digestion.