DU Meridian Points Flashcards Preview

Extra Meridians > DU Meridian Points > Flashcards

Flashcards in DU Meridian Points Deck (100):
1

The Du Mai or Governing Vessel is also called the "____ __ _____ _______" as it exerts and influence on all the ____ ________ and it can be used to strengthen the ____ of the body.

"Sea of Yang Channels"Yang channelsYang

2

The master point of an extraordinary vessel can also be called the _______ and ________ point.

opening; confluent

3

What is the opening point of the Du Mai?

SI3

4

What is the coupled point of the Du Mai?

UB62

5

What points are included in the Du meridian?

DU1 to DU28

6

What areas of the body are influenced by Du Mai?

Whole of the back of the body including: Anus, external genitalia, back, spine, occiput, head

7

What organs are primarily influenced by the Du Mai?

Bladder, kidneys, intestines, heart

8

What channels does the Du Mai connect with?

Bladder channel; Ren Mai

9

What channels are influenced by Du Mai?

All yang channels

10

What is the name of SI3? What are its hats?

Houxi (Back Stream); Master point Du Mai, Coupled point of Yang Qiao Mai; Shu stream and Wood point of SI

11

Where is SI3 located?

Ulnar border of the hand in the depression proximal to the head of the fifth metacarpal bone.

12

Needling directions for SI3?

0.5-2 cun perpendicularly, directed towards LI3; needle with a loose fist

13

What is the name of UB62 and what are its hats?

Shenmai (Extending Vessel); Master point of Yang Qiao Mai; Coupled Point of Du Mai; Sun Si-miao Ghost Point

14

Where is UB62 located?

Lateral side of the foot, approximately 0.5 cun inferior to the lower border of the lateral malleolus, in a depression posterior to the peroneal tendons.

15

Needling directions for UB62?

Oblique insertion directed inferiorly, 0.3-0.5 cun

16

DU1 Location and needling

Midline, midway between tip of coccyx and anusPerpendicular 0.5-1 cun

17

DU1 indications

Treatment of hemorrhoids, prolapse of rectum, disorders of defecation, regulates genito-urinary system, treats heart and spirit* Luo Connecting point

18

DU1 names

DU1 TCM Patterns

Chang qiang Long Strong

  1. Spleen Qi Sinking (esp. anal prolapse; Tonify or moxa DU1)

19

DU2 location and needling

Midline, in the sacro-coccygeal hiatusOblique-superior 0.5-1 cun

20

DU2 indications

Benefits lumbar region and legs; dispels wind damp

21

Bonus: DU2 names

YaoshuLumbar Shu

22

DU3 location and needling

Midline of low back in the depression below the spinous process of the fourth lumbar vertebraPerpendicular 0.5-1 cun

23

DU3 indications

Dispels wind-damp; benefits lumbar region and legs; regulates lower jiao

24

Bonus DU3 names

YaoyangguanLumbar Yang Gate

25

DU4 location and needling

Midline of the lower back, in the depression below the spinous process of the second lumbar vertebraPerpendicular 0.5-1 cun

26

DU4 indications

Clears heat; regulates Du Mai; tonifies kidneys; benefits lumbar spine(Level with BL23 and BL52)

27

DU4 names

MingmenGate of Life

SP Unable to Govern Blood (Strengthen Yang Qi)

28

DU5 location and needling

Midline of the lower back, in the depression below the spinous process of the first lumbar vertebraPerpendicular 0.5-1 cun

29

DU5 indications

Benefits the lower spine and lower jiao(Level with BL22 and BL51)

30

Bonus DU5 names

XuanshuSuspended Pivot

31

DU6 location and needling

Midline of the lower back in the depression below the spinous process of the eleventh thoracic vertebraPerpendicular or oblique-superior 0.5-1 cun

32

DU6 indications

Fortifies the spleen and drains damp, benefits the spine(Level with BL20 and BL49)

33

DU6 names

JizhongCentre of the spine

34

DU7 location and needling

Midline of the back in the depression below the spinous process of the tenth thoracic vertebra (Level with BL19 and BL48)Perpendicular or oblique superior 0.5-1 cun

35

DU7 indications

Benefits the spine; benefits the middle jiao

36

DU7 names

ZhongshuCentral Pivot

37

DU8 location and needling

Midline of the back in the depression below the spinous process of the ninth thoracic vertebra Oblique superior 0.5-1 cun

38

DU8 indications

Soothes the liver; pacifies wind and relieves spasm; relax tendons; calms the spirit (Level with BL18 and BL47)

39

DU8 names

JinsuoSinew Contraction

40

DU9 location and needling

Midline of the back in the depression below the spinous process of the seventh thoracic vertebra (Level with BL17 and BL46)Oblique superior 0.5-1 cun

41

DU9 indications

Fortifies the spleen, drains dampness and regulates the middle jiao; treats jaundice; unbinds the chest; mid-back pain

42

DU9 names

TCM Patterns

Zhiyang Reaching Yang

  1. Spleen Damp Heat Invasion (sedate)

43

DU10 location and needling

Midline of the back in the depression below the spinous process of T6 (Level with BL16 and BL45)Oblique superior 0.5-1 cun

44

DU10 indications

Alleviates cough and wheezing; clears heat and detoxifies poison; strengthen and calm the spirit (w/ DU11)

45

DU10 names

LingtaiSpirit Tower

46

DU11 location and needling

Midline of the upper back in the depression below the spinous process of the fifth thoracic vertebra Oblique superior 0.5-1 cun

47

DU11 indications

Tonifies the Heart and Lung and calms the spirit; clears heat and pacifies wind(Level with BL15 and BL44)

48

DU11 names

ShendaoShen Way or Spirit Pathway

49

DU12 location and needling

Midline of the upper back in the depression below the spinous process of the third thoracic vertebraPerpendicular or oblique-superior 0.5-1 cun

50

DU12 indications

Clear heat from the Lung and Heart; calms the spirit; pacifies wind; upper trap pain; desire to kill someone (connected with Po, corporeal soul) (Level with BL13 and BL42)

51

DU12 names

ShenzhuBody Pillar

52

DU13 location and needling

Midline of the upper back in the depression below the spinous process of the first thoracic vertebra (Level with BL11)Perpendicular or oblique-superior 0.5-1 cun

53

DU13 indications

Clears heat (lingering residual pathogen) and treats malaria; regulates the Du Mai* Meeting point of Du and BL meridians

54

DU13 names

TaodaoWay of Happiness

55

DU14 location and needling

On the midline at the base of the neck in the depression below the spinous process of the seventh cervical vertebraPerpendicular or oblique-superior 0.5-1 cun

56

DU14 indications

Expels wind and firms the exterior; clears heat; treats malaria; tonifies deficiency; pacifies wind; tonify yang (with moxa); upper trap pain* Point of the Sea of Qi* Meeting point of Du Mai with all Yang channels

57

DU14 names

DazhuiGreat Vertebra

58

DU15 location and needling

On the midline at the nape of the neck in the depression 0.5 cun inferior to DU16, below the spinous process of the first cervical vertebra (impalpable)Perpendicular or slightly inferior 0.5-1 cun

59

DU15 indications

Benefits the tongue and treats muteness; eliminates wind; benefits the neck and spine; nourish the brain and clear the mind.* Point of the Sea of Qi

60

DU15 names

YamenGate of Muteness

61

DU16 location and needling

On the midline at the nape of the neck in the depression immediately below the external occipital protuberance.Perpendicular or slightly inferior 0.5-1 cun

62

DU16 indications

Eliminates wind; nourishes the sea of marrow (KI essence) and benefits the head and neck; calms the spirit; * Ghost point* Sea of Marrow* Window of Heaven

63

DU16 names

FengfuPalace of Wind (Wind Treasury)

64

DU17 location and needling

At the back of the head on the midline, 1.5 cun directly above DU16, in the depression directly superior t the external occipital protuberance.Transverse superior or inferior 0.5-1 cun

65

DU17 indications

Eliminates wind and alleviates pain; benefits the eyes; calms the spirit* Meeting point of DU and BL

66

DU17 names

NaohuBrain Door

67

DU18 location and needling

At the back of the head on the midline, 1.5 cun directly superior to DU17, midway between DU16 and DU20Transverse 0.5-1 cun

68

DU18 indications

Pacifies wind and alleviates pain; calms the spirit

69

DU18 names

QiangjianUnyielding Space

70

DU19 location and needling

At the back of the head on the midline, 1.5 cun directly superior to DU18 and 1.5 cun posterior to DU20Transverse 0.5-1 cun

71

DU19 indications

Eliminates wind and alleviates pain; calms the spiritCan be used with DU20 to unify Zang Fu and establish order.

72

DU19 names

HoudingBehind the Crown

73

DU20 location and needling

At the vertex on the midline, in the depression 5 cun posterior to the anterior hairline and 7 cun superior to the posterior hairline. This point may also be measured as 8 cun posterior to the glabella and 6 cun superior to the external occipital protuberance.Transverse 0.5-1 cun

74

DU20 indications

Tonifying actions: Strengthen and lift spirit. Raise and tonify yang to counter prolapse. Nourish marrow (KI Essence) Benefit the brain and sense organs.Dispersing actions: Subdue yang. Calm spirit. Subdue internal wind. Promote resuscitation.Main uses: Strengthen ascending Yang and lift spirit. Reduce to eliminate wind and clear Liver Fire. Release external dragons (w/ BL11, BL23 and BL61).

75

DU20 hats

* Meeting point of all Yang channels* Point of the Sea of Marrow (w/ DU16)* Point to Release External Dragons

76

DU20 names

TCM patterns

Bahui Hundred Meetings

  1. Spleen Qi Sinking (tonify)
  2.  

77

DU21 location and needling

At the top of the head on the midline, 1.5 cun directly anterior to DU20 and 3.5 cun posterior to the anterior hairline.Transverse 0.5-1 cun

78

DU21 indications

Eliminates wind and treats convulsions; benefits head

79

DU21 names

QiandingIn Front of the Crown

80

DU22 location and needling

At the top of the head on the midline, 2 cun posterior to the anterior hairline, 3 cun anterior to DU20Transverse 0.5-1 cun

81

DU22 indications

Benefits the nose; eliminates wind and benefits head

82

DU22 names

XinhuiFontanelle meeting

83

DU23 location and needling

At the top of the head on the midline, 1 cun posterior to the anterior hairline and 0.5 cun posterior to DU24Transverse 0.5-1 cun

84

DU23 indications

Benefits the nose and eyes; eliminates wind, benefits the head and face and dispels swelling; calms the spirit

85

DU23 names

ShangxiangUpper Star

86

DU24 location and needling

0.5 cun posterior to the anterior hairline. If the anterior hairline is indistinct, locate it 3 cun superior to the glabella and 5 cun anterior to DU20.Transverse 0.5-1 cun

87

DU24 indications

Benefits the brain and calms the spirit; eliminates wind and benefits the head; benefits the nose and eyes* Meeting point of DU and ST

88

DU24 names

ShentingCourtyard of the Spirit

89

DU25 location and needling

On the midline at the tip of the nosePerp/Tranverse or Prick

90

DU25 indications

Benefits the nose

91

DU25 names

SuliaoWhite Crevice

92

DU26 location and needling

Above the upper lip on the midline, at the junction of the upper third and lower two thirds of the philtrumOblique superior 0.3-0.5

93

DU26 indications

Restores consciousness and calms the spirit; benefits the face and nose and expels wind; benefits the spine and treats acute lumbar sprain * Meeting point of LI, ST and DU

94

DU26 names

RenzhongMiddle of Person

95

DU27 location and needling

On the midline at the junction of the upper lip and philtrum.Oblique superior 0.2-0.3

96

DU27 indications

Clears heat, generates fluid and benefits mouth. Calms spirit.

97

DU27 names

DuidauanExtremity of the mouth

98

DU28 location and needling

Inside the mouth, in the superior frenulum, at the junction of the upper lip and gum.Oblique 0.2-0.3 or Prick to bleed

99

DU28 indications

Clear heat and benefit gums. Benefit nose and eyes. * Exit point

100

DU28 names

YinjiaoGum Intersection