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Lumbar pain point
On dorsum of hand, 2 points located btwn the 2nd and 3rd and 4th and 5th metacarpal bones, in the depressions lying immediately distal to the bases of metacarpals

Yao Tong Xue
Indications: acute lumbar sprain


Stiff Neck point
On dorsum of hand, in depression just proximal to 2nd and 3rd metacarpo-phalangeal joints

Luo Zhen
Indications: sore neck, pain in shoulder and arm


Elbow Tip
On tip of olecranon process of ulna -- MOXA ONLY

Zhou Jian
Indications: scrofula


Front of Shoulder
On anterior aspect of shoulder joint, midway between the anterior axillary crease and LI 15

Jian Qian
Indication: pain in shoulder


2 Whites
On flexor aspect of forearm, 4 cun proximal to PC 7, either side of tendon of flexor carpi radialis

Er Bai
Indication: hemorrhoids, prolapse of rectum


Middle Emminence
On the midpoint of proximal interphalangeal joint of middle finger dorsum aspect -- MOXA ONLY

Zhong Qui
Indications: morning sickness, nausea, vomiting, hiccup


Between LI 5 and SJ 4

Zhong Quan
Indications: stuffy chest, gastric pain and spitting blood


Crane's summit
In the depression at the midpoint of the patella

He Ding
Indications: Knee pain, weakness of foot and leg, paralysis


Eyes of the Knee
On the knee, in the hollows formed when a knee is flexed, immediately below the patella and both medial and lateral to patellar ligament

Xi Yan
Indications: knee pain, weakness of lower extremities


Appendix Point
Approx 2 cun lateral to ST 36 on RIGHT leg

Lan Wei Xue
Indications: acute and chronic appendicitis, indigestion, paralysis of lower extremities


Hundred Insect Burrow
3 cun superior to superior border of the patella in tender depression on the bulge of the vastus medialis muscle

Bai chong Wo
Indications: rubella, eczema, gastrointestinal disease (worms) -- herpes zoster ~ latent virus in the blood


Gall bladder point
Between 1 and 2 cun distal to GB 34 on the RIGHT leg

Dan Nang Xue
Indications: acute and chronic cholelithiasis (gall stones), biliary ascariasis, muscular atrophy and numbness of lower extremities


3rd Eye
At glabella, at midpoint between the medial extremities of eyebrows.

Yin Tang
Indications: frontal headache


Penetrating the Nose
At the highest point of the nasolabial groove

Bi Tong


Behind the Ball
In between ST 1 and GB 1 (according to Marianne)

Qiu Hou


Equilateral triangle between GB 1 and SJ 23

Tai Yang


Alongside Ren 24
1 cun lateral to Ren 24

Jia Cheng Jiang
Indications: pain of face, deviation of eyes and mouth, spasm of facial muscle


Upper Ren 23
1 cun below midpoint of lower jaw, in the depression between the hyoid bone and lower border of jaw

Shang Lian Quan
Indication: salivation with stiff tongue, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, loss of voice


2 cun above DU 14, 1 cun lateral to midline

Bai Lao
Indication: cough, asthma, scrofula, neck rigidity


Calming Dyspnea
0.5 - 1 cun lateral to the lower border of C7 (DU 14)

Ding Chuan
Indication: acute wheezing, dyspnea, asthma


ST Controller Lower Shu
1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of spinous process of T8

Wei Guan Xia Shu
Indications: waste and thirst disorder (diabetes)


3.5 cun lateral to L1

Pi Gen
Indication: lumbar sprain, hepatosplenomegaly


Lumbar Eyes ~ Eyes of Back
3.5 cun lateral to L4

Yao Yan
Indication: acute or chronic back pain


Below the 17th vertebra
In the depression below spinous process of 5th vertebra

Shi Qiz Hui Xia
Indication: chronic back pain (excess or deficiency)