St 12 Broken Bowl (Que Pen)
If the patient cannot receive or hold onto nourishment, they live with the sense that life, and its harvest, is ebbing away – leaving them with deprivation and loss. At Stomach 12, seven pathways cross at the deep level, which provides a powerful, enriching support.
From the Chinese perspective, “Que Pen” presents the image of a defective, chipped, broken pot or bowl. A container that is not able to hold onto its contents. When the patient does not have the nourishment they need, they can feel isolated and disconnected. They can also feel unable to accept the love and sharing that comes to them. St 12 is where the broken bowl is made whole again; this is achieved by the Stomach Meridian’s unification with the “Yin Qiao Mai”, providing an energy thrust of vitality.
Michael Baker Grad Dip (HPE), BAc. MFHT, Dip in Life Coaching.