Flashcards in Lecture Six (Part One): Yin Qiao Mai Deck (42):
The Bladder channel passes through the _______ and enters the _______; it belongs to the root of the eyes and it is called Eye System... in the _____ it divides into two vessels that become the ____ and _____ ______ Vessels. These cross over each other how? - Ling Shu
occiput; brain; brain; yin; yang; qiao
... the Yang entering the Yin and the Yin coming out into the Yang, crossing at the corner of the eye.
The character Qiao describes the motion of _______ up the ____. Chinese medical texts have translated this term as what?
What are all of the names for Yin Qiao Mai?
- Yin Motility Vessel
- Yin Heel Vessel
- Yin Stepping Vessel
What is your mnemonic for Clinical Applications of the Yin Qiao Mai?
1) Excess Yin absorption
2) Excess pathology and eyes
3) Extra tripping, difficulty in walking = atrophy (wei) syndrome
What is your mnemonic for Association and Treatment of the Yin Qiao Mai?
Guage = measurement, early type was walking
G - Gynecology/Obstetrics
A - Abdominal pain
U - Urinary problems
G - Genitalia
E - Epilepsy from excess of Yin Qiao (daytime)
1) Excess Yin Absorption: We have an understanding that the function of the EOV is that of ____________; absorbing excess Qi from main channels. The Yin Qiao vessel represents the first line of....
...reservoirs to absorb excess Yin most specifically in the abdomen.
2) Excess pathology and the Eyes: The Yin Qiao Mai brings ____ to the eyes. Therefore it aids in ________ the eyes. The Ling Shu states: "If the Yin Qiao vessel is Excess the eyes want to _____." If there is a tendency for the eyes to close this vessel can be used to treat ___________.
Yin; closing; close: somnolence
What other vessel is used in conjunction with Yin Qiao to treat somnolence?
Yang Qiao Mai
What is the primary somnolence treatment?
Drain Yin Qiao Mai - reduce KI6 (master point)
Tonify Yang Qiao Mai - reinforce BL62 (master point)
Add BL1 to establish connection between the two vessels so that the Yin and Yang energy can be balanced.
What might other interpretations for "eyes that will not open" manifest as? What about the opposite types of eye problems where Yin Qi is deficient?
- Bell's Palsy
- Blurred vision
- The Yin Qi that is carried by the Yin Qiao Mai may also be deficient. This may manifest as redness and pain of the eye starting from the inner canthus.
What is the main treatment for eye problems where Yin Qiao Mai is deficient?
KI6, LU7, BL1
3) Extra tripping hazard and walking difficulty: Atrophy (Wei) Syndrome. What is this?
When the inner aspect of the legs are tight and the foot turns inwards, partly because of the tight medial muscles and partly because of the loose lateral muscles. A person may be prone to tripping and walking is difficult.
How would you treat Atrophy (Wei) Syndrome?
KI6, LU7 to balance the tension of inner and outer leg muscles. Could also use sinew channels.
Gynecology/Obstetrics: The Yin Qiao Mai may be used to treat problems after childbirth resulting from _____ conditions such as...
... Blood Stasis, unilateral abdominal pain, or retention of lochia.
What is lochia?
In the field of obstetrics, lochia is the vaginal discharge after giving birth (puerperium) containing blood, mucus, and uterine tissue. TCM sees this as discharge of spoiled blood.
How long does lochia discharge continue?
Typically for 4-6 weeks after childbirth, which is known as the postpartum period.
What can happen if lochia is not fully discharged?
If turbid tissue is left behind it can result in infection, fever, stasis.
What points would you choose for gynecology/obstetrics problems?
KI8 - xi cleft
Abdominal Pain: The Yin Qiao Mai can be used for symptoms such as abdominal _________ and pain, abdominal _________ resulting from __________ of ____ and/or _______.
distention; masses; stagnation; qi; blood
Maciocia also chooses the Yin Qiao to treat what following surgery?
The Yin Qiao Mai is only chosen when the abdominal symptoms are ___________.
For treating unilateral abdominal pain, what rule would you follow for choosing which side to needle the master point?
Use the master point on the side of the pain and do not worry about gender.
Outline a treatment protocol for a female with unilateral left sided abdominal pain.
KI6 on the left
LU7 on the right
Abdominal pain differentiation for Ren, Chong and Yin Qiao... where are the different locations?
Ren: Lower CENTRAL
Chong: Lower lateral
Yin Qiao: Lower lateral
Abdominal pain differentiation for Ren, Chong and Yin Qiao... what are the different types of abdominal masses involved?
Ren: Qi stagnation masses
Chong: Blood stasis
Yin Qiao: Qi stagnation and/or blood stasis
Abdominal pain differentiation for Ren, Chong and Yin Qiao... what is the laterality of pain for each?
Chong: Unilateral or bilateral
Yin Qiao: Unilateral
What treatment would you choose for a female with qi stagnation in central abdomen?
LU7 (R), KI6 (L) + CV6
What treatment would you choose for a female with abdominal qi stagnation on the right side?
KI6 (R), LU7 (L)
What treatment would you choose for a female with abdominal qi stagnation on the left side?
KI6 (L), LU7 (R)
What treatment would you choose for a female presenting with unilateral blood stasis abdominal pain?
Either Chong or Yin Qiao or both!
What treatment would you choose for a female experiencing bilateral blood stasis pain?
SP4 (R), PC6 (L) + KI14, SP10
What treatment would you choose for a person with unilateral, left sided pain if you were combining both Chong and Yin Qiao meridians?
Choose Yin Qiao as the more pertinent so...
KI6 (L), LU7 (R) + SP4 (R), PC6 (L)
What treatment would you choose for a person with right sided abdominal pain if you were combining both Chong and Yin Qiao?
KI6 (R), LU7 (L) + SP4 (L), PC6 (R)
or choose the Chong points bilaterally
Urinary problems: What other EOV can also treat urinary problems?
Ren - from qi stagnation or qi sinking
Du - urinary problems from sinking of Kidney Qi
Dai - burning urination or difficult urination
Yang Qiao - dribbling urination
Urinary problems: What type of conditions affecting the urinary passages does Yin Qiao Mai help to treat?
Full conditions such as Qi Stagnation, Dampness or Blood Stasis
What symptoms would you see if there was qi stagnation, dampness or blood stasis affecting the urinary passages?
- Hypogastric distention and pain
- Urinary difficulty
- Urinary retention
- Blood in the urine
What points would you choose for Yin Qiao Mai urinary problems?
KI6 and LU7
Genitalia: What other EOV can also treat external genitalia? What conditions do they treat?
Du - male genital system problems (eg. ED) occurring against a background of Kidney Yang Xu
Ren - problems of the male genitalia occurring against a background of Kidney Yin Xu
Chong - male genital system such as ED from Kidney Qi Xu or a Heart and Kidney pattern
Yin Wei Mai - female genitalia, redness, soreness and dryness due to Yin Xu (no actual sores)
As the trajectory of the Yin Qiao Mai flows to the external genitalia, this vessel may be used when there is an _______ of ____ for example.... (what kind of TCM conditions)
Excess; Yin; Full conditions such as Blood Stasis, Phlegm or Dampness
What specific kinds of western conditions (regarding genitalia) does Yin Qiao Mai treat?
- genital itching
- Peyronie's disease
- swollen scrotum
- undescended testis
Epilepsy from excess in the Yin Qiao present as? Treatment?
Seizures that occur during the day (there is a corresponding deficiency in the Yang Qiao Mai). Moxa a point on the Yang Qiao Mai.