- There are ten major lines. “ Sen” means line and “Sib” means ten.
- The origination of all ten lines are lining underneath the abdominal surface around the navel approximately two finger width deep
- Each line has different exit throughout the body accordingly.
- The lines are invisible. They are invisibly connected to send sensation when pressing at the righ presure points to the corresponding directions.
- There is “wind”, being the energy force, run through the line. If the line is obstructed, the wind can cause illness. Some lines have more than one wind, some have names for the winds, and others do not have names. However, lines with no wind names mentioned may not mean lack of wind. The ancient people merely did not mention names on some, but still indicate symptoms when there are blockage in the particular lines.
- The lines have pressure point locations that effect the wind when pressing.
1. Sen Sumana: starts at the tip of the tongue, travels down the throat and chest into the solar plexus region (Ren 14). (This pathway resembles the Sushumna Nadi in the yogic tradition and part of the Conception Vessel, Ren Mai meridian in Chinese medicine
Indications: Asthma, bronchitis, chest pain, heart diseases, spasm of the diaphragm, hiatus hernia, nausea, cold, cough, throat problems, hunger pain, diseases of the digestive system, abdominal pain, paralysis in the upper body, mania, daydreaming.
2) Sen Ittha: starts at the left nostril, travels up inside the head and then down the throat and neck. It becomes line 1 on the back and travels down the back, goes across the buttocks and continues as the third outside line (lateral aspect) on the leg to the knee. At the knee, the Sen crosses to become the first inside line on the thigh, then ascends up the medial aspect of the leg into the abdomen and stops at the point 1 thumb-length lateral to the navel on the left side. (Similar to the Ida Nadi in the yogic tradition and part of the Bladder meridian in Chinese medicine.)
Indications: Headache, stiff neck, nose feels strange, sinus problems, cold, abdominal pain, restless legs, urinary tract disorders, back pain,knee pain.
3) Sen Pingkhala: This pathway is identical to Sen Ittha, only on the right side of the body. (Similar to Pingala Nadi in the yogic tradition and part of the Bladder meridian in Chinese medicine.)
Indications: Same as Sen Ittha with additions of diseases of the liver and gallbladder.
4) Sen Kalathari: This pathway starts at the navel and divides into two branches on the inside of the arms and two branches on the inside of the legs. The arm branches’ energy passes up from the navel through the abdominal and chest regions across the shoulders, travels down the inside middle line of the arms into the hands, and crosses into the palm of the hands to the tips of all the fingers. The leg branches of the Sen travel out from the navel across the inguinal region, descend down the inside of the legs on the middle (line 2) of the leg to the foot, and end at the tips of all the toes. (The arm branch follows the Pericardium Meridian of Chinese medicine.)
Indications: Diseases of the digestive system, indigestion, hernia, paralysis of the arms and legs,knee pain, jaundice, whooping cough, arthritis of the fingers, chest pain, shock, rheumatic heart disease, cardiac arrhythmia, angina pectoris, sinusitis, arm and leg pain, epilepsy, schizophrenia, hysteria, mental disorders, back pain, spinal pain.
5) Sen Sahatsarangsi: This pathway starts in the left eye, travels inside the head through the throat, and descends down the left side of the chest and abdomen. It continues to the outside of the leg and descends along the first line of the outer leg into the foot, then crosses the foot and ascends up the inside of the leg along line 1, crosses the inguinal area, and ends just below the navel. (This line corresponds in part to the Stomach meridian in acupuncture.)
Indications: Facial paralysis, toothache, throat pain, red and swollen eye, cataract, impaired eye function, fever, chest pain, manic depression, gastrointestinal disease, urogenital diseases, leg paralysis, knee joint pain, numbness of leg, hernia.
6) Sen Thawari: This pathway begins at the right eye and then follows the same course as Sen Sahatsarangsi, but on the right side of the body.
Indications: Same as Sen Sahatsarangsi, with the addition of jaundice and appendicitis.
7) Sen Lawusang: This pathway starts in the left ear and travels down the left side of the throat into the chest toward the left nipple. At the nipple, the line turns inward and travels toward the navel, ending above the navel in the solar plexus region.
Indications: Deafness, ear diseases, tinnitus, cough, facial paralysis, toothache, chest pain, gastrointestinal disorders.
9) Sen Nanthakrawat: comprises two lines:
Line 1 starts at the navel, descends through the urethra, and ends at the urine passageway. This is called Sen Sikhini.
Line 2 starts at the navel and descends through the colon to join the anus. This is called Sen Sukhumang.
Indications: Hernia, frequent urination, female infertility, impotence, premature ejaculation, irregular menstruation, uterine bleeding, urinary retention, diarrhea, abdominal pain. 10) Sen Khitchanna: This pathway runs from the navel to the penis in men and is known as Sen Pitakun; in women it is known as Sen Kitcha, running from the navel through the uterus into the vagina.
Indications: Same as with Sen Nanthakrawat, including balancing libido