The meridian of the small intestine forms a couple with the meridian of the heart but outside of this coupling, it also makes a couple with the bladder meridian as the couple from Grand Yang and also with the governing vessel that belongs to the family of the 8 Marvelous Vessels. Moreover the 3rd point of the small intestine meridian, which is called Kokkei or Gokkei (Small Intestine 3 / Rear Ball), is the regulating point of governing vessel and this vessel, which is the director of all yang energy of our body, begins in the coccyx region and ends around the mouth.
This route touches two Chakra area points, one which is Tchiyokiyo point (VG 1 / long strong) and then the other is Hiyakue (VG 20 / hundred convergence). Hiyakue’s point is in a very important couple with the cerebrospinal fluid which deals with the protection of our brain and also cleanses our brain of all kinds of toxins that arrive in our brain. The Chiyokiyo point is the most important relationship with our procreative reproductive capacity and increases our immune system with the kidneys. The fact that the regularizing point of this extremely important vessel, governor vessel, belongs to the meridian of small intestine shows that the small intestine meridian is also extremely important.
When we talk about intestines, even in classical medicine, we tend to forget its major role with our immune system: if someone has a fragile bowel, often this person has a fragile immune system. Today there are a lot of people who suffer from the fragility of small intestine that gives symptoms like candidiasis, gluten product allergy, lactose, chronic fatigue, Krohn’s disease, colitis, and many other symptoms.
It is often said that the small intestine is the 2nd brain: but in fact it is the physiological brain in relation to our cerebral brain, which is in the head, that functions like all those important decisions of our life to analyze, structure, organize but to make all these extremely complicated things work, it depends on the source of energy that comes from this organ hidden in the belly, the small intestine.
It is truly fascinating to think that ancient Eastern scholars had understood the importance of the small intestine more than 2000 years ago and they had associated this importance by connecting it with the meridian of the heart that occupies our main spirit and the governing vessel, the governor of all our yang energies and not forgetting also to connect it with the meridian of the bladder that occupies the autonomous system of sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves.