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•Regulates the intestines & Transforms stagnation

•Clears damp-heat & Alleviates diarrhea/dysentery

•Regulates the SP/ST

•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain

LOWER HE-SEA of L.I., POINT of SEA OF BLOOD (+ BL11, ST39)

 

Indications:

•All of the intestinal disorders

−Diarrhea/dysenteric disorders (d/t def., cold, dampness or damp-heat)

−Constipation, abdominal distention/pain, intestinal abscess (d/t stagnation or obstruction)

•Disorders of the lower limb (Weakness, numbness, hemiplegia, atrophy, pain, swelling)

ST37 ****

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•Harmonizes the ST

•Fortifies the SP & Resolves dampness

•Supports the correct Qi & Fosters the original Qi
•Tonifies Qi, Nourishes blood & Yin

•Clears fire & Calms the spirit

•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain

•Revives Yang & Restores consciousness

(Lower) HE-SEA, EARTH, COMMAND point for ABDOMEN, POINT OF SEA OF WATER & GRAIN, HEAVENLY STAR POINT, NINE NEEDLES FOR RETURNING YANG

 

Indications:

•All disorders of the ST, excess/def., cold/heat

     −ST-Qi fails to descend: epigastric/abdominal fullness, distention & pain, poor appetite, difficult ingestion

     −ST-Qi rebels upwards: nausea, vomiting, belching, hiccup

•Dampness resulting from SP-Qi def.

     −All disorders of the intestines (diarrhea, dysentery, flatulence, borborygmus)

     −Edema, heaviness of the four limbs, inability to urinate, jaundice 

•Deficiency of Qi, blood & Yin (Overall health preservation, longevity: + CV4; Immune improvement: easily catches cold, HIV; Chronic deficiency: long-term diseases, cancer with chemotherapy, chronic fatigue, ‘5 taxations’, ‘7 injuries’)

•Mental disturbances (Phlegm-Fire*, HT-blood def., blood stasis)

•Disorders of ST channel (Weakness, atrophy, hemiplegia, pain of lower limbs; Breast issues, h/a, nose problems, palpitation)

•Yang collapse

ST36 ****

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Actions:

•Benefits the lumbar region, Activates the channel & Alleviates pain •Regulates urination & Treats hemorrhoids

 

Indications:

•Channel disorders (local pain of the lumbar region, sacrum & buttocks; pain/atrophy of the leg: sciatica, hemiplegia)

•Urogenital disorders (difficult urination, retention of urine; seminal emission, turbid leukorrhea, genital pain)

•Anal disorders (hemorrhoids, prolapse of rectum)

BL54 ***

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Actions:

•Tonifies LU-Qi & Nourishes LU-Yin
•Descends & Disseminates LU-Qi

•Clears heat from the LU

•Releases the exterior

 

Indications:

•All patterns of disharmony of the LUNG

− All deficiency LU patterns

     LU-Qi def.: weak cough worsened by exertion, SOB with no desire to speak
     LU-Yin def.: dry sputum, dry mouth/throat/tongue

− All excess LU patterns

    Interior excess: fullness/pain of the chest, LU abscess, coughing of phlegm 

− Exterior pathogenic factors affecting the LU: aversion to cold, chills & fever with cough
•Disorders of the throat, nose, skin, sweating

 

Backshu of the LU

BL13 ****

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Actions:

•Drains damp-heat from the LV & GB

•Clears pathogenic factors from Shaoyang

•Tonifies & Regulates GB Qi

•Tonifies deficiency

 

Indications:

•Damp-heat in the GB & LV (jaundice, bitter taste in the mouth, vomiting, distention of the lateral costal region)

•Shaoyang syndrome (bitter taste in the mouth, dry throat, blurred vision; fullness/distention of the chest & lateral costal region; nausea & vomiting)

•Deficiency of the Qi of the HT & GB (fright palpitations w/ restless sleep, insomnia)

•Steaming bone disorder, deficiency-taxation  

‘Four flowers’ (BL17 + BL19)

BL19 ***

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Actions:

•Benefits the ears, Eliminates wind and Clears heat
•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain
 

Indications:

•Ear disorders (Alternate with TW21, SI19)
•Other local problems (TMJ, toothache, mumps, deviation of mouth & eyes)

GB2 ***

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Actions:

•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain
•Benefits the hip joint
 

Indications:

•Hip disorders
•Weakness & paralysis of the leg, sciatica

GB29 ***

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Actions:

•Harmonizes the Triple Burner & Regulates urination

•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain

 

Indications:

•Urinary disorders (difficult urination, retention of urine, edema; enuresis)

•Local pain of the leg/foot   

 

Lower HeSea of the Triple Warmer

BL39 ***

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Actions:

•Benefits the sinews & joints
•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain
•Spreads LV Qi and Benefits the lateral costal region
•Clears LV & GB damp-heat
•Harmonizes Shaoyang
 

Indications:

•Disorders of the sinews & muscles esp. of the leg  (pain, cramping, contraction, stiffness, sprain, numbness, atrophy, paralysis)
•Disorders of the lateral costal region  (intercostal neuralgia, fullness in the chest & rib)
•Disharmony of the GB  (damp-heat: bitter taste, nausea&vomiting, jaundice (cholecystitis, hepatitis, cholelithiasis); constipation from Qi stag. or heat: + TW6; Shaoyang syndrome; GB-ST(Wood attacking Earth): sour belching, indigestion; GB-HT(Qi def.): susceptibility to fright, timidity )

GB34 ****

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Actions:

•Separates the pure from the turbid

•Regulates the intestines and Bladder

•Drains turbid dampness & Clears damp-heat

•Regulates Small Intestine Qi

 

Indications:

•Intestinal disorders, esp. d/t damp-heat (diarrhea, dysenteric disorder, blood & mucus in stools; constipation, hemorrhoids)

•Urinary disorders d/t damp-heat (dark yellow urine, enuresis, retention of urine, difficult/painful urination, blood in the urine)

•Genital disorders d/t damp-heat (seminal emission, leukorrhea)

•Others: (Small Intestine Qi pain, wasting & thirsting disorder − local pain)

BL27 ***

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Actions:

•Eliminates wind
•Benefits the head & eyes
•Clears the sense organs
•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain

‘WIND POOL’
Meeting of Foot & Hand Shaoyang, Yang Qiao & Yang  Wei
 

Indications:

•Exterior or interior wind  (wind-cold or wind-heat: chills & fever + h/a, eye …; hypertension, hemiplegia, epilepsy)
•Head  (headache, dizziness; eyes, nose, ears; sequelae of windstroke: loss of speech/memory)
•Channel disorders  (neck, shoulders & upper back)

GB20 ****

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Actions:

•Tonifies & Nourishes the LU, HT, KD, SP & ST   
•Nourishes Yin & Clears heat

•Calms the spirit

•Fosters the original Qi •Resolves phlegm

(‘Shu of Gao & Huang’)

 

Indications:

•All kinds of deficiency, including 5 types of taxation, 7 injuries

− LU: consumption, coughing of blood, night sweating, steaming bone disorder, emaciation

− HT: poor memory, pounding of the Heart, insomnia, phlegm-fire mania 

− KD: seminal emission, impotence

− ST/SP: undigested food in the stool, weariness of the four limbs;phlegm diseases 

 

•Local pain of the back & shoulder

BL43 ****

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•Warms the Lower Burner

•Regulates menstruation & Benefits the genital region 

‘RETURN’

WARMING IN NATURE, good for EXCESS/DEFICIENT COLD conditions (Better use moxa)  (Compare w/CV3)

 

Indications:

* COLD in the Lower Burner (excess/deficient)

       −Amenorrhea of any excess/deficient pattern(‘return’), (dysmenorrhea, irregular menstruation, uterine masses, uterine prolapse, leukorrhea, infertility, swelling/pain/cold of the vagina)

       −Retraction of the testicles, pain of the penis, impotence, seminal emission, nocturnal urination, Shan disorder, running piglet Qi

ST29 ****

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Actions:

•Activates the channel, Relaxes the sinews & Alleviates pain •Regulates the lower jiao & Alleviates pain

•Treats hemorrhoids

 

Indications:

•Disorders of the lower limb (Pain/atrophy/paralysis of the lower limb; sciatica)

 

MAIN POINT for UPPER HAMSTRING INJURY

•Hemorrhoids

BL36 ***

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Actions:

•Eliminates wind & Clears heat

•Benefits the eyes

•Clears the head & Alleviates pain

 

Indications:

•Eye disorders (acute conjunctivitis, blurred vision, lacrimation on exposure to wind; twitching of eyelid, ptosis)

•Frontal headache, esp. in the eyebrow region (sinusitis, one-sided or generalized head wind)

•Facial paralysis

•Pain of hemorrhoids

BL2 ***

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Actions:

•Regulates Dai Mai & Drains dampness
•Regulates menstruation & Stops leukorrhea
•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain
 

Indications:

•Leukorrhea (any pattern)
•Major damp-heat GYN point (+ SP9)  (irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, infertility, uterine prolapse)
•Local problem (distention & pain of the lower abdomen in women, pain of the lateral costal region, lumbar pain)

GB26 ***

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Actions:

•Eliminates wind, Benefits the head & Alleviates pain
•Benefits the eyes
 

Indications:

•Pain of the forehead (Yangming channel(+ infraorbital region); Shaoyang channel(+ temporal/parietal regions, eye))
•Eye disorders  (lacrimation, redness, pain & itching; ptosis, twitching of eyelids)

GB14 ***

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Actions:

•Benefits the eyes
•Dispels wind-damp, Activates the channel & Alleviates pain
 

Indications:

•Principal distal point for eye disorders  (itching, pain, redness, long/short sightedness, night blindness)
•Channel disorders  (lower limb: knee pain, pain/spasm/atrophy of leg;  breast: distention & pain)
 


‘BRIGHT LIGHT’
LUO-CONNECTING pt.

GB37 ***

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Actions:

•Invigorates blood & Dispels stasis
•Cools blood heat & Stops bleeding
•Nourishes & Harmonizes blood

•Harmonizes the diaphragm & Descends rebellious Qi

Hui Meeting Point of  Blood

 

Indications:

•All blood diseases, esp. in the upper & middle jiao (blood stasis: pain, fever, psycho-emotional disorders, hemorrhage; blood heat: hemorrhage, fever, psycho-emotional; blood deficiency: night sweating, steaming bone disorders; taxation consumption disorder(+ BL19   ) )

•Painful obstruction, skin disorders

•LU/ST Qi rebellion (cough, dyspnea; belching, hiccup, vomiting, ST reflux, esophageal constriction)

BL17 ****

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Actions:

•Harmonizes the upper & lower

•Expels wind from Taiyang Channel

•Treats hemorrhoids

•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain

 

Indications:

•Lower limb problems (lower limb pain/numbness/atrophy; RLS; sciatic pain located along either BL or GB channel)

•“Excess above + deficiency below” (‘Flying Yang’) (h/a, dizziness, pain of the neck & occiput, nosebleed; lumbar pain, coldness of the lower part of the body, inability to stand, weakness of legs)

•Mania & epilepsy, hemorrhoids

•Exterior syndrome in Taiyang stage (chills & fever, absence of sweating, pain of the neck & occiput, nasal congestion/watery discharge)

BL58 ***

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Actions:

•Benefits sinews & bones
•Benefits the neck
•Dispels wind-damp
•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain
•Clears GB Fire
 

Indications:

•Disorders of the bone marrow, sinews & bones  (weakness, flaccidity, contraction, pain of the limbs, esp. chronic painful obstruction & atrophy; main distal point for acute/chronic stiffness & pain of the neck; fractures, leukemia; dizziness, headache, tinnitus)
•GB Fire  (distention of chest, lateral costal region & abdomen, anxiety, agitation, mania, poor appetite, nosebleed )

GB39 ****

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Actions:

•Regulates Qi, Activates the channel & Alleviates pain
•Transforms & Lowers  phlegm, Dissipates nodules
•Benefits the breast and Expedites delivery

STRONG DESCENDING ACTION
Contraindicated in pregnancy
 

Indications:

•Stiffness & pain of the neck & shoulders
•Phlegm disorders  (windstroke,  hemiplegia, loss of speech after stroke; scrofula, goiter)
•Breast disorders (pain, abscess, scanty breast milk)
•Rebellion of Qi  (cough/dyspnea, leg Qi ascending to attack the HT )
•Difficult or prolonged labor

GB21 ***

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•Regulates the Lower Burner & Dispels stagnation

•Benefits the Bladder & Uterus 

‘WATER PASSAGE’, ‘Gate of Uterus’(L), ‘Child’s Door’(R)

DISPERSIVE IN NATURE, always for EXCESS d/t stagnation of Qi/blood (compare with CV4)

 

Indications:

Stagnation of Qi/blood, Dampness/Damp-Heat in the Lower Burner

 −Urinary disorders (retention of urine, dysuria, cloudy urine)              −Reproductive disorders (uterine masses, ovarian cysts, dysmenorrhea, infertility; retention of placenta or dead fetus; genital pain, inflammation of genital area (eg. Herpes)

−Lower abdominal distension, lumbar pain

ST28 ****

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Actions:

•Tonifies & Nourishes the HT

•Regulates HT-Qi

•Calms the spirit

•Unbinds the chest & Resolves blood stasis

•Clears HT fire

 

Indications:

•All patterns of disharmony of the HEART (def. of Qi, Blood, Yin or Yang; HT fire, blood stasis, obstruction of phlegm)

− Heart: oppression of the chest, HT pain, palpitations or irregular heart beat

− Spirit: insomnia, poor memory, excessive dreaming; epilepsy, dementia, mania-depression(‘happy point’)

•Disorders of the eyes, tongue, sweating

 

BL15 ****

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•Clears heat from ST channel & Alleviates pain

•Harmonizes the intestines & Clears damp-heat

•Calms the spirit 

YING-SPRING, WATER, HEAVENLY STAR POINT

 

Indications:

•Heat/Fire in the upper reaches of the ST channel (Toothache, pain of the eye/face/throat, nosebleed: LI4; trigeminal neuralgia + ST4, 6, 7;  nosebleed + LI20)

•Intestinal disorders d/t damp-heat (Diarrhea, dysenteric disorder, blood in the stools, constipation, abdominal pain)

•Mental disorders (Aversion to the sound of people talking, desire for silence)

•Pain/swelling of the dorsum of the foot

ST44 ***

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•Moves Small Intestine Qi & Transforms stagnation

•Regulates & Harmonizes the intestines, Clears damp-heat

•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain

LOWER HE-SEA of S.I., POINT of SEA OF BLOOD (+ BL11, ST37)

 

Indications:

•‘Small Intestine Qi pain’ (Severe lower abdominal pain radiating to the waist, lumbar region and down to the testicles)

•‘Small Intestine deficient & cold’ (Dull lower abdominal pain improved with warmth and pressure, chronic diarrhea or dysenteric disorder)

•Diarrhea/dysenteric disorder d/t damp-heat (Pus & blood in the stool)

•Pain/atrophy/hemiplegia of lower limb

ST39 ***

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Actions:

•Regulates the intestines

•Transforms stagnation & Alleviates pain

•Strengthens the lumbar region & legs

 

Indications:

•Intestinal disorders (constipation; diarrhea, dysenteric disorder, borborygmus; prolapse of the rectum, intestinal abscess)

•Local back pain or pain/atrophy of the leg  

BL25 ****

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Actions:

•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain
•Benefits the hip & leg
•Dispels wind-damp
 

Indications:

•Disorders of the hip & leg (Pain: sciatica*(# 1 point), painful obstruction; hemiplegia, numbness, stiffness, weakness, atrophy)
•Urticaria, eczema

GB30 ****

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Actions:

•Benefits the eyes

•Expels wind & Clears heat

 

Indications:

•Eye disorders of any kind (Redness, swelling & pain of the eyes, vision problems)

(acute & chronic conjunctivitis, excessive tearing in windy conditions, astigmatism, optic neuritis, pterygium, color blindness, night blindness, early stage cataracts, glaucoma)

BL1 ***

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Actions:

•Spreads LV-Qi

•Regulates & Nourishes LV blood

•Pacifies wind

•Cools fire & Clears damp-heat

•Benefits the eyes & sinews

 

Indications:

•All patterns of disharmony of the LIVER (LV-Qi stag., LV Fire/LV Yang rising, LV blood/Yin def., LV wind, damp-heat); hepatitis, cholecystitis, jaundice, liver cirrhosis …

•Eye, sinews or mental disorders characterized by LV pathology (pain, itching, dryness, redness of eyes, blurred vision; stiffness, contraction, cramping or pain of the sinews; stress, irritability, depression, mood swings)

•Local pain (tightness/pain in hypochondria, intercostal neuralgia)

BL18 ****

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Actions:

•Eliminates wind
•Alleviates itching
•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain
 

'wind market'

Indications:

•Wind-Cold-Damp painful obstruction  (wandering pain, cold, heavy sensation of the leg)
•Hemiplegia following windstroke
•Wind-Damp skin disorders anywhere in the body (bias towards the lower body)  (urticaria, dermatitis, generalized itching)

GB31 ***

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Actions:

•Tonifies KD & Benefits essence

•Regulates urination

•Strengthens lumbar region

 

Indications:

•Male sexual dysfunction (impotence, premature ejaculation, seminal emission, swelling & pain of the genitals)

•Urinary disorders (difficult or dribbling urination w/ Yin edema)

•Local pain in the lumbar region

 

* BL channel point

BL52 ***

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Actions:

•Relaxes the sinews, Activates the channel & Alleviates Pain

•Benefits the calf & heel

•Treats Hemorrhoids

 

Indications:

•Primary distal pt. for all kinds of hemorrhoids

•Main point for calf cramps

•Important point for heel pain

•Sciatica pain radiating to the calf region

BL57 ****

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Actions:

•Clears heat & Lowers Yang

•Pacifies wind & Leads down the excess
•Activates the entire channel & Alleviates pain

•Relaxes the sinews & Strengthens the lumbar spine

•Promotes labor

 

Indications:

•Heat, excess Yang or wind in the head (h/a, heat in the head, redness/swelling/pain of eyes, nosebleed, toothache; epilepsy, lockjaw)

•Pain & contraction anywhere along the channel (occipital h/a, stiff neck, pain of the back & spine (SI3); Heart pain radiating from the chest to the back; pain of the lower limbs, heel & ankle)

•Prolonged labor

BL60 ***

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Actions:

•Regulates the Bladder

•Clears damp-heat from the lower burner

•Dispels stagnation & Resolves masses

•Benefits the lumbar region and legs

 

Indications:

•All kinds of urinary disorders, esp. d/t damp-heat (painful/difficult/hesitant/frequent urination with scanty, dark flow)

•Damp-heat in the intestinal/genital region (diarrhea; genital itching/swelling/pain/ulceration, seminal emission, leukorrhea)

•Stiffness/pain of the lumbar region, sacrum, buttocks, coccyx and lower limbs

BL28 ***

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•Expels wind-damp & Alleviates pain

•Benefits the shoulder

 

Indications:

•Disorders of lower limb (Atrophy, pain, numbness, swelling)

•Shoulder pain/stiffness (empirical; ST-LI Yangming)

ST38 ***

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•Benefits the breasts and Reduces swelling

•Unbinds the chest and Alleviates cough & wheezing

 

Indications:

•Breast disorders (pain, distention, swelling, abscess)

•Scanty lactation (+ CV17, SI1)

•Local disorders of Lung or chest (pain of the chest with shortness of breath, cough, asthma)

ST18 ***

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Actions:

•Regulates Qi & Pacifies wind
•Benefits the head & sensory orifices

•Calms the spirit

•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain

 

Indications:

•Main point for occipital h/a, stiff neck & shoulders

•Disorders of the sensory orifices (nasal congestion, loss of sense of smell; swelling, redness & pain of the eyes, poor vision; swelling of the throat with difficulty to speak)

•Interior wind − dizziness, epilepsy, head wind

Point of Window of Heaven

‘Sudden contraction, epilepsy and dizziness with inability of the legs to support the body, select XX’      — Spiritual Pivot

BL10 ****

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•Regulates the Intestines, SP & ST

•Resolves Dampness/Damp-Heat

•Regulates Qi & blood, Eliminates Stagnation

FRONT-MU OF LARGE INTESTINE, ‘Heaven’s Pivot’

 

Indications:

•All kinds of intestinal disorders  (acute/chronic, hot/cold, excess/deficient: diarrhea, constipation, flatulence, borborygmus, bacillary dysentery, acute simple appendicitis ( + ST37, LI11)

•Stagnation in the lower abdomen (abdominal pain or distention, intestinal abscess, Shan disorder, abdominal  or uterine masses in women, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, infertility) 

•Dampness (edema, facial swelling, turbid painful urinary dysfunction)

•ST: retching, vomiting esp. accompanied by diarrhea

ST25 ****

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Actions:

•Pacifies interior wind & Expels exterior wind
•Calms spirit & Treats epilepsy

•Benefits the head & eyes

•Opens & Regulates Yang Qiao

•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain

 

Indications:

•Wind disorders  (Exterior wind: chills & fever, aversion to wind, h/a; Interior wind: lockjaw, opisthotonos, up staring eyes, deviation of mouth & eyes, windstroke & hemiplegia)

•Mental disorders (daytime epilepsy, mania, insomnia, palpitations)

•Heat in the head (h/a, dizziness, nosebleed, deafness & tinnitus, redness/swelling/pain of the eyes)

•Pain of both the lumbar region and hip

BL62 ****

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•Regulates the lower jiao and Facilitates urination & defecation

•Regulates menstruation & Stops leukorrhea

•Benefits the lumbar region & legs

•Important points for inducing labor

Liao points

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Actions:

•Benefits the bones & joints

•Expels pathogenic factors & Firms the exterior

•Regulates Lung-Qi & Alleviates cough

 

Indications:

•Disorders of the bones & joints (Rheumatic / arthritic diseases, osteoporosis)

•Local pain (Rigidity of the nape of the neck or the spine, soreness & pain of the back and scapula)

•Attack of exterior pathogenic wind-cold (Chills & fever, absence of sweating, headache, stiffness & pain of the neck & upper back; Cough, dyspnoea, fullness of the chest)

INFLUENCE ON NECK, BACK & UPPER RESPIRATORY

BL11 ***

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Actions:

•Benefits lower back & knees, Activates the channel & Alleviates pain •Cools blood

•Cools summer-heat and Stops vomiting & diarrhea

•Benefits the bladder

 

Indications:

•Disorders of the lumbar region & lower limbs (acute/chronic lumbar pain, sciatic pain, atrophy/ pain/hemiplegia of the lower limb, knee disorders)

•Heat in the blood level (febrile diseases, skin diseases(excess type), nosebleed)

•‘counterflow Qi and diarrhea’ (summer-heat stroke, sudden turmoil disorder)

•Urinary disorders (enuresis, difficult urination, dark urination)

•Hemorrhoids

BL40 ****

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Actions:

•Spreads LV Qi
•Benefits the chest, lateral costal region & breasts
•Clears the head and Benefits the eyes
•Transforms phlegm & Dissipates nodules
 

Indications:

•LV Qi stagnation along the course of GB channel
    −distention & pain in the chest & lateral costal region with inability to catch the breath
    −Head: one-sided h/a, dizziness, tinnitus
    −Eyes: lacrimation or dry eyes, redness/swelling/pain
    −Breasts: premenstrual distention & pain, abscess
    −Qi+Phlegm: swelling&nodules in neck, breast, axilla
•GYN disorders  (irregular menstruation assoc. w/ LV Qi stagnation, PMS, leukorrhea)
•Disorders of the lower limbs, esp. the feet

GB41 ****

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Actions:

•Regulates the ST & Descends rebellion

•Harmonizes middle jiao

 

Indications:

•All diseases of the ST Fu-organ (ST Qi stagnation: distention/fullness/pain of the epigastrium & abdomen; ST Qi rebellion: ST reflux, nausea, vomiting )

•Disharmony of both the ST & SP (poor appetite, undigested food in the stool, borborygmus, diarrhea)

BL21 ***

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Actions:

•Spreads LV-Qi, Clears GB heat/damp-heat
•Activates the channel, Alleviates pain, Benefits the joints
•Regulates Shaoyang
 

Indications:

•Heat & stagnant Qi in the GB channel  (distention & pain of the chest & lateral costal region with sighing & inability to catch the breath; swelling/pain of head, eyes, neck, throat, axilla)
•Disorders of the lower limb  (hip pain, sciatica, cramping & pain of leg, hemiplegia; ankle*: drop foot, flaccidity or swelling of the ankle)
•Shaoyang syndrome
•Disorders of the GB Fu or Wood attacking Earth  (cholecystitis, vomiting & acid regurgitation)

GB40 ***

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Actions:

•Tonifies KD-Qi, KD-Yang, KD-Yin & KD-Essence
•Regulates the water passages & Benefits urination

•Benefits & Warms the uterus

•Benefits the eyes & ears

•Strengthens lumbar region

 

Indications: 

•All patterns of disharmony of the KIDNEY

(KD Qi def., KD Yang def., KD Yin def., KD Essence def.)

− frequent urination, incontinence, enuresis; cockcrow diarrhea;  seminal emission, premature ejaculation, sterility;  irregular menstruation, leukorrhea, infertility; edema with difficult urination; tinnitus, deafness, chronic ear infections

•Dual disharmony of the KD & SP, HT, LV or LU

•Chronic deficiency, esp. in the elderly

•Local pain in the lumbar region

BL23 ****

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•Transforms phlegm & dampness

•Clears phlegm from the Lung & Alleviates cough/wheezing

•Clears phlegm from the Heart & Calms the spirit

•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain 

LUO-CONNECTING POINT

 

Indications:

•All PHLEGM diseases

−Chest: fullness, oppression, pain

−Lung: copious phlegm, white or yellow

−Heart: mania-depression, lethargy, stupor

−Head: dizziness & h/a with heavy & clouded feeling, epilepsy, severe vertigo
−Throat: plumstone Qi, throat painful obstruction

•Channel disorders (Atrophy, pain, hemiplegia of the lower limb)

ST 40 ****

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•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain

•Harmonizes the Stomach & Alleviates pain

•Moderates acute conditions 

XI-CLEFT

 

Indications:

* PAIN

−Local swelling/pain of the knee

−Acute swelling/pain/abscess of the breast

−Acute epigastric pain

ST34 ***

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Actions:

•Expels wind & Releases the exterior
•Strengthens defensive Qi & Firms the exterior

•Disseminates & Descends LU-Qi

•Benefits the nose

 

Indications:

•Exterior pathogenic wind attacks (Colds/Flu) (exterior excess: chills & fever, absence of sweating, rigidity & pain of the head and neck, P: floating-tight; exterior deficiency: fever & chills unrelieved by sweating, aversion to wind, P: floating-weak; susceptible to catching cold easily; wind attacking the lung: cough w/ chest pain, dyspnea; wind attacking the skin: wind rashes, urticaria)

•Nose disorders of all kinds (nasal stuffiness & discharge, nosebleed, sneezing, sensitivity to dust and pollen)

•Stiff neck

‘WIND GATE’

(bias towards exterior wind)

BL12 ****

51

Actions:

•Tonifies SP-Qi & SP-Yang

•Resolves dampness

•Raises SP-Qi & Holds blood

•Regulates & Harmonizes the Qi of the middle jiao

 

Indications:

•All patterns of disharmony of the SPLEEN

− SP Qi/Yang def. + dampness, prolapse from Qi sinking, hemorrhage d/t Qi not holding blood

− stagnation in the middle burner d/t SP Qi def., LV-SP disharmony or dampness: fullness, distention or pain in the abdomen or lateral costal region

•Local back pain (worse w/ cold & damp)

BL20 ****

52

Actions:

•Spreads LV-Qi & Unbinds the chest

•Regulates the HT

•Regulates & Descends Qi

 

Indications:

•Chest & heart disorders d/t LV Qi stagnation (pain/oppression of the Heart, chest & diaphragm, restlessness, agitation and oppression)

•Heart dysfunction (heart pain, palpitations, anxiety, stress (+ BL15)

•LU/ST Qi rebellion (cough, vomiting)

BL14 ***