"Polar meridians" are 12
hours apart on the 24-hour cycle. Both meridians of a "polar pair" share certain
characteristics with one another and in other ways are polar opposites. Spleen and Triple
Warmer are polar meridians. They are opposite one another on the 24-hour cycle (Spleen
Meridian is at its maximum flow from 9 to 11 a.m.; Triple Warmer from 9 to 11 p.m.).
Both govern the immune system and both are radiant circuits, yet they oppose one another
in many of their actions. If Triple Warmer Meridian is overcharged, Spleen Meridian is
undercharged, and vice versa. And like the shores on opposite sides of the ocean, when one
is at high tide, the other is at low tide.
To understand a meridian that is involved in an energy medicine
treatment, you always want to be aware of its polar meridian (as well as the meridians
involved in its control cycle shown with the inner arrows on the 5-element
diagram above, and its flow cycle the clockwise movement from one element to