Three burners (san jiao)

A Chinese medicine tenet concerning how the chi of the body is separated into three parts that need to be integrated to achieve optimum health and balanced chi circulation. The upper burner refers to the part of the body that includes the chest, arms, upper spine, neck, and head. The middle burner begins at the the solar plexus and ends at the lower tantien. It includes the middle spine, liver, kidneys, and spleen. The lower burner includes the lower belly, lower spine, sexual organs, hips, and legs.

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