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CV3

Western Anatomy – midline of the abdomen between the umbilicus & pubic symphysis
Chinese Anatomy – 1 cun superior to the pubic symphysis
Western Action – urinary concerns such as frequent urination
Chinese Action – resolves damp-heat
Contraindications – Full Bladder, pregnancy (relative)
Depth & Angle – perpendicular 0.5-1 inches

2

CV4

Western Anatomy – midline of the abdomen between the umbilicus & pubic symphysis
Chinese Anatomy – 2 cun superior to the pubic symphysis
Western Action – regulate menses
Chinese Action – Nourishes Yin
Contraindications – Full Bladder, pregnancy (relative)
Depth & Angle - perpendicular 0.5-1 inches

3

CV6

Western Anatomy – midline of the abdomen between the umbilicus & pubic symphysis
Chinese Anatomy – 3.5 cun superior to the pubic symphysis
Western Action – Abdominal pain
Chinese Action – tonifies Yang
Contraindications – peritoneal cavity in thinner patients, pregnancy (relative)
Depth & Angle - perpendicular 0.5-1 inches

4

CV8

Western Anatomy – at the center of the umbilicus
Chinese Anatomy – center of the umbilicus
Western Action – Abdominal pain
Chinese Action – Tonifies Yang
Contraindications – Puncture is prohibited – use Moxibustion

5

CV12

Western Anatomy – anterior midline between the umbilicus and the sternocostal angle
Chinese Anatomy – 4 cun above the umbilicus
Western Action – vomiting
Chinese Action – Subdues rebellious Qi
Contraindications – peritoneal cavity in thinner patients
Depth & Angle – perpendicular 0.5-1.5 inches

6

CV13

Western Anatomy – on the anterior midline between the umbilicus and sternocostal angle
Chinese Anatomy – 5 cun above the umbilicus
Western Action – vomiting
Chinese Action – subdues rebellious qi
Contraindications – peritoneal cavity in thinner patients
Depth & Angle – 0.5-1.2 inches

7

CV14

Western Anatomy – on the anterior midline between the umbilicus and sternocostal angle
Chinese Anatomy – 6 cun above the umbilicus
Western Action – vomiting
Chinese Action – subdues rebellious qi
Contraindications – cardio and/or hepatomegaly
Depth & Angle – 1-1.5 inches

8

CV17

Western Anatomy – midline of the sternum at the level of the fourth intercostal space
Western Action – breast tenderness
Chinese Action – promotes lactation
Depth & Angle – Subcutaneously 0.5-1 inch inferiorly/superiorly, or 1-1.5 inches laterally

9

CV22

Western Anatomy – in the center of the suprasternal fossa
Western Action – cough
Chinese Action – descends lung qi
Contraindications – Caution of the jugular arch, aortic arch and trachea
Depth & Angle – first puncture perpendicularly 0.2 inches and then inferiorly on he posterior aspect of the sternum 0.5-1 inch

10

CV24

in the depression in the centre of the mentolabial groove
Western Action – toothache
Chinese Action – regulates the CV
Depth & Angle – obliquely 0.2-0.3 inches superiorly or laterally toward Jiachengjiang

11

Shi Shen Cong

Western Anatomy – on the crown of the head in four locations
Chinese Anatomy – 1 cun away from GV 20
Western Action – headache
Chinese Action – subdues liver Yang
Contraindications – open fontanelle in infants
Depth & Angle – subcutaneously 0.5-1 inches toward GV20

12

Yintang

Western Anatomy – anterior midline of the face, between the medial ends of the eyebrows
Western Action – headache
Chinese Action – calms the mind
Depth & Angle – subcutaneously 0.3-0.5 inches inferiorly or inferior laterally

13

Tai Yang

Western Anatomy – in the depression found 1 cun posterior to the midpoint of the line drawn between the lateral end of the eyebrow and he outer canthus
Western Action – headache
Chinese Action – subdues Liver Yang
Contraindications – caution for the superficial temporal artery and vein
Depth & Angle – subcutaneously 1-1.5 inches toward GB8 (1.5 cun above the apex of the ear)

14

Bi Tong/Shang Ying Xiang

Western Anatomy – most superior point of the nasolabial groove on the face
Western Action – Rhinitis
Chinese Action – benefits the sinuses
Depth & Angle – subcutaneously 0.3-0.5 inch superior-medially toward the bridge of the nose

15

Anmien

Western Anatomy – behind the ear
Chinese Anatomy – midpoint between GB20(nape of neck between SCM & traps) and TW 17(behind the ear lobe)
Western Action – Insomnia
Chinese Action – nourishes Heart Yin
Contraindications – caution the posterior auricular artery and vein
Depth & Angle – perpendicular 0.5-1 inch

16

Ding Chuan

Western Anatomy – 0.5 cun lateral to the posterior midline at the level of the lower border of C7 SP
Western Action – Asthma
Chinese Action – expels exterior wind
Depth & Angle – perpendicular 0.5-0.8 cun or obliquely 0.5-1 toward GV14 (midline)

17

Jia Ji/Hua Tuo Jia Ji

Western Anatomy – 0.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the SP of the thoracic and lumber vertebrae – total of 34 points on either side
Western Action – regulates the internal organs
Chinese Action – herpes zoster
Depth & Angle – perpendicular 0.5-1 inches, 1-1.5 inches in the lumbar area

18

Zi gong

Western Anatomy – at the level of CV3 and 3 cun lateral to the anterior midline
Western Action – infertility
Chinese Action – lifts sinking Qi
Contraindications – Peritoneal cavity in thinner patients and the ovaries, pregnancy (relative)
Depth & Angle - 0.5- 1

19

Shi xuan

Western Anatomy – on the tips of the 10 fingers about 0.1 cun distal to the tip of the nail
Chinese Anatomy – includes PC9
Western Action – Coma
Chinese Action – clears heat
Depth & Angle - perpendicularly 0.1-0.2 inches, or prick to bleed

20

Baxie

Western Anatomy – on the dorsum on the hand, a loose fist just prox. O the webs of the fingers at the junction of the red and white skin
Chinese Anatomy – includes TW2
Western Action – numbness In the hands
Chinese Action – clears heat
Depth & Angle – perpendicular 0.5-1 inch, oblique 0.3-0.5 inches, prick to bleed

21

Jiagian/Jianneling

Western Anatomy – anterior glenohumeral joint
Chinese Anatomy – midpoint between the anterior axillary fold and LI 15
Western Action – Shoulder pain
Chinese Action – moves Qi and Blood locally
Depth & Angle – perpendicular 1-1.5 inches or obliquely 2-3 inches inferiorly toward the elbow

22

Yaotongxue

Western Anatomy – 2 points on the dorsum of the hand – midway between the wrist crease and MCP joint between the second and third and the fourth and fifth metacarpal bones
Western Action – lumbar sprain
Chinese Action – benefits the lower back
Depth & Angle – oblique 0.5-1 inch toward the center of the pain – recommended that the patient move the lower back while the points are in

23

GB1

Western Anatomy – 0.5 cun lateral to the outer canthus, in the depression on the lateral side of the orbital margin
Western Action – Headache
Chinese Action – subdues Liver Yang
Depth & Angle – subcutaneously 0.3-0.5 inches posteriorly or toward TaiYang

24

GB2 (lower part of GST)

Western Anatomy – Anterior to the intertragic notch at the posterior border of the condyloid process of the mandible
Western Action – tinnitus
Chinese Action – expels exterior wind
Contraindications – caution superficial temporal artery and vein
Depth & Angle – perpendicular 0.5-1 inch with mouth open during insertion

25

GB12

Western Anatomy – in the depression posterior and inferior to the mastoid process
Western Action – headache
Chinese Action – subdues liver yang
Contraindications –caution the posterior auricular artery and vein
Depth & Angle – oblique 0.5-1 inch inferiorly

26

GB20

Western Anatomy – in the depression between the upper portion of the SCN and traps, level with GV16 at the base of the skull
Western Action – occipital headache
Chinese Action – expels wind
Contraindications – caution of brain stem & spinal cord
Depth & Angle – perpendicular-oblique 0.5-1 inch toward the tip of the nose, contralateral eye or yintang

27

GB21

Western Anatomy – midway between the lower border of C7 and the acromion – at the highest point of the trapezius muscle
Western Action – shoulder pain
Chinese Action – expels wind
Contraindications – caution lung (pneumothorax), CI pregnancy (relative)
Depth & Angle – perpendicular 0.3-0.5 inches or oblique posteriorly 0.5-1 inch

28

GB24

Western Anatomy – 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline in the 7th intercostal space
Western Action – epigastric pain
Chinese Action – resolves damp-heat
Contraindications – caution liver on the right and lung on the left
Depth & Angle – oblique 0.5-1 inch along the intercostal space

29

GB25

Western Anatomy – on the lateral side of the abdomen, anterior and inferior to the free end of the twelfth rib
Western Action – abdominal distention
Chinese Action – resolves dampness
Contraindications – caution peritoneal cavity and kidney in thinner patients
Depth & Angle – perpendicular 0.5-1 inch

30

GB29

Western Anatomy – In the depression midway between the ASIS and the greater trochanter
Western Action – hip pain
Chinese Action – resolves dampness
Depth & Angle – perpendicular 1-2 inches, obliquely 2-3 inches