Master Tung’s Lower Three Emperors 77.17+ 77.19+ 77.21 Acupuncture Points
The name of this Dao ma is “lower three emperors”. The emperor ruled his kingdom from Beijing, at the north of China. The north reflects water and reflects the focus of these acupuncture points on kidney energy and on the pre heaven qi: reproduction, urination and water metabolism.
Although the points are located along the leg Tai yin spleen channel, they relates more to the leg Shao yin kidney aspect. Master Tung believed that spleen channel can treat kidney problems because supporting earth could restrain water. All three points are used together and are known as “Dao ma” 77-12. This combination is famous for the ability to support the kidney and treat its associated disorders.
Lower three emperors Dao ma 77-12 is a three set points:
77.17 【天皇】Tian Huang (Heaven emperor) is located on the spleen meridian 1 cun inferior to spleen 9.
77.19 【地皇】Di Huang (Earth emperor) is located 7.5 cun superior to the medial malleolus.
77.21 【人皇】Ren Huang (Human emperor) is located 3.5 cun superior to the medial malleolus (or 0.5 cun above spleen 6).
There are some doctors who consider the combination of 77.18 (Shen guan)+ 77.19 (Di huang)+ 77.21 (Ren huang) as the “lower three emperors”.