The Triple Warmer Meridian (TW)

The Triple Warmer meridian is associated with the endocrine system. It is important to balance this as it is our primitive survival system. It is also referred to as the Triple Heater, Triple Burner or San Jiao meridian.

What does the Triple Warmer Do?

Triple Warmer is the meridian that controls our fight, flight, or freeze response. Through this meridian we are working with the thyroid, thymus and adrenal glands.

Due to its involvement with the thymus, the triple warmer impacts the immune system. Due to its involvement with the adrenals, it impacts our ability to manage stress.

Due to its involvement with the thyroid it impacts our metabolism.

It is called the Triple Warmer as, like a thermostat it works to regulate the heat in three ways: respiration, assimilation, and elimination.

When it is activated, the body is on high alert.

What are the Kinesiology Muscles for the Triple Warmer Meridian?

  • Sartorius – Adrenals
  • Gastrocnemius – Adrenals
  • Soleus – Adrenals
  • Gracilis – Adrenals
  • Teres Minor – Thyroid
  • Infraspinatus – Thymus

Common Kinesiology imbalances in the Triple Warmer Meridian

  • Anxiety,
  • Stress,
  • Post-Viral Syndrome
  • Temperature control
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue,
  • ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Gut issues – Allergies and intolerances
  • Poor immune function
  • Blood sugar instability
  • Wrist, Elbow & Shoulder issues

Balancing the TW Meridian using the BEES

The BEES stand for Biochemical, Emotional, Electrical, Structural. These 4 areas are the focus of a Kinesiology therapy.


Biochemical Balancing

We look at food intolerances as these cause us to create more stress hormone and compromise the immune system. First considerations are wheat, dairy and sugar due to their anti-nutrient effects on the body.

Lifestyle recommendations for the TW include giving up smoking, doing the right exercise at the right time of day, getting enough sleep, and avoiding alcohol, caffeine and processed sugars.

Muscle Testing for Supplements

Clients with a TW imbalance (often unlocking when challenged in a muscle test), we muscle test supplements to find what will strengthen the circuit

Emotional Balancing

In Traditional Chinese Medicine 5 Element Theory, the TW belongs to the ‘Fire’ element which is the emotion of sadness and joy.

Those with a TW imbalance often experience feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and depressed. Important aspects of balancing the TW involve creating healthy boundaries.

Electrical Balancing

The TW meridian’s time is between 9 p.m. -11 p.m. This is ideally when we need to be winding down and going to bed to rebalance our TW. It is important for the TW to reduce screen time and our exposure to electro magnetic frequencies.

Structural Balancing

The TW is connected to many muscles in the lower part of the body and through the legs, therefore it is common to see the following postural misalignments:

  • Rotated pelvis
  • Limping
  • Short leg syndrome
  • Issues with the Iieo-cecal Valve and digestion