If you scored highest on fire, be sure to apply acupressure to these points three times a week:
Chinese Name: Jiu Wei
English Translation: Turtledove Tail
Location: On the midline, 7 cun above the belly button just below the xiphoid process.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions: Transforms phlegm and suppresses cough; harmonizes the stomach and downbears counterflow; clears heat and extinguishes wind; loosens the chest and rectifies Qi;
Symptoms: Gastric reflux; mania and withdrawal; epilepsy; cardiac pain
Secondary Symptoms: Difficult ingestion of fluids; fullness in the chest; counterflow cough; wheezing and dyspnea; gripping pain in the heart; epilepsy; abdominal swelling; unilateral headache extending to the outer canthus; fright palpitations; shortness of breath; diminished Qi; prolapse of the rectum; cold damage chest bind.
Chinese Name: Wan Gu
English Translation: Wrist Bone
Location: On the outer side of the wrist, in a depression between the 5th metacarpal and triquetral bone.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions: Courses tai yang channel pathogens; clears small intestinal damp-heat.
Symptoms: Eye screens; pain in the lateral costal region; heat diseases; headache; stiff neck; yellowed skin.
Secondary Symptoms: Absence of sweating in heat diseases; nasal congestion; clear, runny mucus; thirst; hypertonicity of the finger; weak, aching wrist; nosebleed.
Chinese Name: Shen Men
English Translation: Spirit Gate
Location: When the palm faces upward; on the wrist crease, in the depression where the flexor carpi ulnaris tendon meets.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions: Regulates Qi counterflow; quiets the heart and spirit; clears Fire and cools construction; clears heart heat.
Symptoms: Heat in the palms; cardiac pain; poor memory; fright palpitations; insomnia; yellowing of the eyes; pain in the lateral costal region; mania and withdrawal; racing of the heart.
Secondary Symptoms: Red facial complexion; feeblemindedness; visceral agitation; dryness of the throat with no desire to eat; dyspnea counterflow Qi ascent; dizziness; epilepsy.
Chinese Name: Yangchi
English Translation: Yang Pool
Location: On the outer crease at the back of the wrist, in a depression between the tendons of muscles.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions: frees the channels and connecting vessels; dissipates wind and drains heat.
Symptoms: Arm and shoulder pain; wrist pain; malarial disease; deafness.
Secondary Symptoms: Painful swelling of the eyes; wasting thirst and dry mouth; weak wrist; tinnitus; absence of sweating in heat disease; swelling of the neck.
Chinese Name: Da Ling
English Translation: Great Mound
Location: Press the thumb and fingers together so that the tendons in the wrist protrude; PC 7 is located on the wrist crease in a depression between the two tendons.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions: Harmonizes the stomach and loosens the chest; clears construction and cools the blood; clears the heart and quiets the spirit.
Symptoms: Stomach pain; vomiting; mania and withdrawal; pain in the chest and lateral costal region; cardiac pain; palpitations; fright palpitations.
Secondary Symptoms: Heat in the palms; pain at the root of the tongue; reddening or yellowing of the eyes; fire-like body fever; shortness of breath; fright and fear.
CV15 is directly above the Heart and is great for calming anxiety and emotional issues.
SI4, HT7, SJ4, and PC7 are the ‘source’ points of the fire meridians. They have a direct influence over their organs and can help to restore a state of balance to this element.