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1

Name the 6 principles for point selection

1. Selection of nearby points
2. Selection of distal points
3. Selection of symptomatic points
4. Selection of points according to their specific property (application of specific points)
5. Selection of points according to western medicine
6. Selection of points according to modern research

2

Selection of nearby points

Nearby refers to the local area of the disease or adjacent area of the disease. Application involves tender points and ashi points.

3

Selection of distal points

Distal refers to a location far from the diseased area. Generally these points are located below the elbows and knees.

4

Name 6 ways to apply distal point selection

1. Selection of points from the affected meridian
2. Selection from exteriorly-interiorly related meridians
3. Selection based on syndrome diagnosis (etiopathology)
4. Selection from meridian which shares same name
5. Selection of points on opposite side
a) opposite to affected meridian
b) opposite to tender points
6. Selection of balancing points

5

Selection of symptomatic points

This refers to the selection of corresponding points according to some prominent symptoms.

6

Symptom: Fever

Points: Du14, LI11, LI4

7

Symptom: Coma

Points: Du26, Shixuan (tips of fingers)

8

Symptom: Collapse

Points: RN4, RN8, ST36

9

Symptom: Sweat

Points: LI4, KI7

10

Symptom: Night sweat

Points: SI3, HT6

11

Insomnia

HT7, SP6

12

Loss of Voice

LI18, LI4, PC5

13

Lockjaw

ST7, ST6, LI4

14

Stiffness of tongue

DU15, RN23, HT5

15

Sore throat

LI4, LU11, LV3, LV13

16

Itching in the vulva

LV5

17

Esophagism

RN22, PC6

18

Chest tightness

RN12, PC6

19

Chest pain

RN17, PC6

20

Nausea, vomiting

PC6, ST36

21

Hiccup

BL17, PC6, PC8

22

Abdominal distention

ST25, RN6, PC6, ST36

23

Hypochondriac pain

SJ6, GB34

24

Indigestion

ST36, SP4

25

Retention of urine

SP6, SP9

26

Drooling

Du26, PC7, ST6, LI4

27

Palpitation

PC6, PC4

28

Cough

RN22, LU7

29

Infantile malnutrition

Sifeng (4 seams PIPs)

30

Insufficient lactation

SI11