showing internal pathway of Liver channel and its terminal point
at the top of the head.
The neck is coined the “highway of qi” in Chinese vernacular. This is because of the neck’s literally pivotal role in stabilizing the space between shoulders and head. Freeing up the neck is a key piece to any issue related to dizziness, headache, sinus problems and pain for example. All yang channels pass through this area on their way to the maximum yang point in the body, which lies at the top of the head.
Fortunately, points in the neck do not have to be needled deeply to achieve release. And, many of the points that relieve neck issues are situated in the upper back near the shoulder blades, where motor points for muscles such as Levator Scapulae and Trapezius are found.