The sixteenth Chinese Solar Term is called ‘Qiu Fen’, The Autumn Equinox. The equal length of day and night. It’s the 4th Solar Term in Autumn of the year. It arrives on 22/09/2016.
Among the 24 Chinese Solar Terms each year, the most important four Solar Terms are: ‘Chun Fen, the Spring Equinox’; ‘Xia Zhi, the Summer Solstice’; ‘Qiu Fen, the Autumn Equinox’ and ‘Dong Zhi, the Winter Solstice’. The Solar Term we are talking about here is one of the most important four Solar Terms of the year.
In Northern Hemisphere, after this day, the Yang Qi (Yang Energy) decreases and the Ying Qi (Yin Energy) increases more and more. It is manifested as the day gets shorter and shorter and the night gets longer and longer. Temperature wise, it gets colder and colder.
Human correspondence with Nature. The Yang Qi (Yang Energy) in human body sinks in and the Yin Qi (Yin Energy) rises even more in Northern Hemisphere after this day. It’s important for people have chronic conditions to add clothes and stay warm from now on.
The following acupuncture points could be used with moxibustion therapy for regimen and healthcare in this season.
He Gu, also known as ‘LI 4’
Nei Guan, also known as ‘P 6, Pericardium 6’
Guan Yuan, also known as ‘CV 4’
Zu San Li, also known as ‘ST 36’, ‘Stomach 36’