(subcortex, brain, pain control point)
Function: This major point represents the entire midbrain, including the thalamus and hypothalamus. It affects the thalamic relay connections to the cerebral cortex and the hypothalamic regulation of autonomic nerves and endocrine glands. The thalamus is like a preamplifier for signals sent to the cerebral cortex. It refines the neural message and eliminates meaningless background noise. The thalamus is used in most pain disorders, acute and chronic illnesses, anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, diarrhea, constipation, liver disease and gallbladder dysfunction. The thalamus point strengthens the brain and pinches the mind. Three points, Thalamus, Shen Men, and Lung, are used to detect drugs.