Hopefully we hear from someone much more qualified than myself (which wouldn't take much) but. . . it's my understanding that you flat hand strike (slap) the point with half the force of damaging blow then rub it in the direction of the flow. If you are unsure of the direction, rub the point in circles.
Out of curiosity, lets say if someone strikes a point on you, and disrupts the flow of qi, (perhaps even collapsing that point completely), what is the best method to reverse the damage?
strengthening the different points and meridians?
That I understand, but what I'm wondering about is the specifics. My teacher was very vague, and it seemed more like he trained our bodies to be able to do it, but didn't pass on any specific instructions. For instance, I've taken a solid shot to the throat without any affects, but how we got our bodies to do that was never detailed. The closest we got to instruction was a very casual lesson on breathing.On a point you can supplement/drain.You can use a point in a combonation of points for treatment.
You can strengthen the body like in Iron body to resist the points being hit.
The meridians can be cleared meaning no blockage. You can "build up" Qi to fill the meridians like rivers which spill into the 8 extra vessels which are like reservoirs.