Chakra points are energy centers that control the physical and psychological functioning of a person. Besides being linked to different acupuncture points, each chakra is composed of specific colour pranas.These chakra points also serve as their corresponding acupuncture points. In Chinese acupuncture, GV refers to the Governor Channel or the Governor Vessel while CV pertains to the Conception Channel or the Conception Vessel.
The Basic Chakra
The Basic Chakra or Mooladhara Chakra is situated at the base of the spine and has four petals. This chakra point corresponds to the Chinese acupuncture point GV1 and is involved in energizing and controlling the adrenal glands.
The Sex Chakra
The Sex Chakra or Swadhishtana Chakra is located at the pubic region, has six petals and has CV2 as is acupuncture correspondence. The gonads are energized and controlled by the Sex chakra.
The Meng Mein Chakra
The Meng Mein Chakra is located at the back of the navel and has eight petals. GV4 is its corresponding acupuncture point and is related to the functioning of the kidneys as well as the adrenal glands.
The Navel Chakra
The Navel Chakra, as the name suggests, is situated on the navel and has eight petals. This chakra controls and energized the large and small intestines ans well as the appendix and corresponds to the acupuncture point CV8.
The Solar Plexus Chakra
The Solar Plexus Chakra or Manipura chakra is located in the hollow region between the ribs and has a back and a front portion. The front Solar Plexus corresponds to the acupuncture point CV15 while the back Solar Plexus corresponds to GV9. The pancreas is controlled and energized by this chakra.
The Spleen Chakra
The Spleen Chakra is located at the center of the last rib on the left and has a front segment and a back segment. It has six petals and is usually not larger than 1/3 or 1/2 the size of the other chakras. The front Spleen chakra has SP16 as its corresponding acupuncture point. The back Spleen chakra point has no known acupuncture correspondence. It is related to the functioning of the physical spleen.
The Heart Chakra
The front Heart Chakra-Anahata chakra is located in front of the physical heart while the back Heart Chakra is located behind it. It has 12 petals. The front Heart chakra corresponds to the CV17 acupuncture point. The back Heart chakra corresponds to the GV11 point. This chakra controls and energizes the thymus gland.
The Throat Chakra
The Throat Chakra or Vishuddhi Chakra is situated at the center of the throat and has sixteen petals. Its corresponding acupuncture point is CV23 and this chakra is related to the functioning of the Thyroid gland.
The Ajna Chakra
The Ajna Chakra is located between the eyebrows and has a total of 96 petals divided between its two divisions, with forty eight petals each. It energizes the pitutary gland and has its corresponding acupuncture point at M-HN3 (Yin Tang).
The Forehead Chakra
The Forehead Chakra has one hundred and forty four petals and is located at the center of the forehead. It has 12 divisions with twelve petals each. The acupuncture point GV24 corresponds to the Forehead chakra. This chakra is related to the functioning of the nervous system as well as the pineal gland.
The Crown Chakra
The Crown Chakra or Sahasrara Chakra is located at the top of the head and has twelve inner petals and nine hundred and sixty outer petals. It corresponds to the GV20 acupuncture point. The Crown chakra controls and energizes the pineal gland.
The 12th Chakra
The Twelfth Chakra is located one foot above the head and resembles a golden star. With spiritual maturity, this golden star evolves into a golden ball, a golden bud or a golden flame. Being outside the body, the 12th chakra point has no correspondence in acupuncture sciences. A thorough knowledge of the chakra points helps you understand their relevance even in traditional Chinese medicine. The chakra points are crucial in your body as they allow prana to fill you up. Hence, taking care of your chakra points is the key to better health.
Source: The Chakras and their Functions by Master Choa Kok Sui