The triple burner isn’t an organ in the standard sense of the word because it isn’t a fleshly organ; instead, it is an energy management “organ” or system comprised of three different energy pathways which has a regulatory and balancing function in the body’s energy systems.
The Top, the Middle and the Lower Burner
The triple burner is broken up into three regions of the body. The top burner that controls the mind, lungs and heart are considered hot. The middle burner contains the liver, kidneys, stomach, pancreas and spleen and is deemed warm. The lower burner which comprises the large and small intestines, the bladder and sexual organs is cool in nature.
The triple burner is quite critical for balancing the temperatures of the three centres of the human body by bringing down hot energy to the lower heart and cool electricity up to the upper centre during the digestive tract. This will help to induce a deep relaxing sleep and several individuals have reported using their sleeping troubles relieved by practicing this noise before sleep. In addition, it can be a very effective stress reliever. There’s No season, colour or emotion associated with the Triple Burner.
Exercise number one from the famous “Eight Pieces of Brocade” breathing that’s taught in the writer’s Chinese Health and Fitness video also balances the triple burner energy centres. It may even be used to help control and regulate heartbeat. The Chinese also discovered that anytime we lift the arms above the head when exhaling we are causing chi to descend. This descending chi cools the flame (the center is the fire organ) and will help slow down the pulse. It can also help alleviate a range of common ailments such as headaches, nausea and dizziness. Runners are often seen placing their hands on top of their heads after sprinting as they also discovered it may be an effective process to slow the heart down after running or other vigorous exercise.
In previous installments in this series we covered the first five of these healing sounds for the lungs, kidneys, liver, heart and spleen.
The Triple Burner Sound
The noise for the triple burner is a really simple one. It’s just like the term “He” but the “e” audio is extended for the length of the breath. The triple burner noise is as follows “Heeeeeee”. Much like the other sounds that this noise should be made very lightly or”sub-par” meaning you just have to breath out and open your mouth like making the noise, but without actually vocalizing the noise or vibrating the vocal chords. As mentioned this noise can help regulate the heartbeat and is frequently used in Chinese martial arts (Qi Gong, Tai Chi,…) to help slow down the pulse either during or after a struggle or some other strenuous exercise.
To aid with sleeplessness, lie down flat on your back and as you start to create the Heeeee sound picture and feel a massive roller pressing out your breath, beginning at the top of your chest and end at the lower abdomen. Visualize the torso and abdomens as flat as a sheet of newspaper and feel light, bright and empty. Practice this exercise 3 to 6 days or more if you’re still awake. Additionally, this is the normal way to practice this noise, but as with all of the noises they can be performed anywhere, anytime, except right after a meal. If that’s the case, just the spleen noise (whoooo) ought to be done after ingestion.
Try to practice the Six Healing Sounds on a daily basis. They’re particularly effective during pregnancy because purging the surplus fire chi will help to calm and relax the body in addition to slow the pulse and prepare the body and head for a good nights rest. Once you’ve learned the process practicing all six sounds will only take 10-15 minutes.
You could even practice all six sounds right after vigorous exercise instead of simply the triple burner noise. Practice these noises after any exercise that makes a whole lot of heat in the top burner (heart and mind ).
Make certain that you perform the sounds in the right arrangement of the Lung sound (Ssssss), Kidneys (Wuuuuu), Liver (Shhhhh), Heart noise (Hawww), Spleen (Whooooo) and Triple Burner (Heeeee). If you think that a specific organ or its associated symptoms are bothering you, then boost that person sound without going through the full sequence.
If you’re extremely tired or pressed for time, then it’s permissible to practice the Lung and Kidney noises just.
The potency of these sounds isn’t one hundred percent dependent upon the specific pronunciation. There are in fact numerous versions of the Six Healing Sounds which have been produced over the centuries. Each of the main languages of China (Cantonese and Mandarín) and different groups like the Buddhist and Taoists for instance, have each created their own variants on these healing sounds without compromising their effectiveness.
This is possible because just as in music there are lots of frequencies that harmonize to make a chord, the same is true with these healing sounds. Some versions are more powerful than others, but they’re all very effective. The edition of the Six Healing sounds presented in this series is the best based on the writer’s experience.