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RN1 location and needling

At the perineum, midway between the anus and scrotum in men and the anus and posterior labial commissure in women.Perpendicular 0.5 -1 cun

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RN1 Indications

Regulates the anterior and posterior yin; drains damp heat; calms the spirit; promotes resuscitation and revives from drowning.* Entry point* Meeting point of Ren, Du and Chong Mai* Ghost point

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RN1 names

HuiyinMeeting of Yin

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RN2 location and needling

On the midline of the lower abdomen, at the superior border of the pubic symphysis, 5 cun inferior to the umbilicus.Perpendicular 0.5-1 cun

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RN2 indications

Benefits urination; regulates the lower jiao; warms and invigorates the Kidneys

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RN2 names

QuguCrooked Bone

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RN3 location and needling

On the midline of the lower abdomen, 4 cun inferior to the umbilicus and 1 cun superior to the pubic symphyisisPerpendicular 0.5-1 cun

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RN3 indications

Tonifying: Tonify Qi of BL and KI, nourish Jing and Yuan Qi; fortify kidneys.Dispersing: Resolve damp and damp-heat; drains dampness and treats leucorrhea; benefits the uterus and regulates menstruation; dispels stagnation and benefits the lower jiao.

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RN3 hats

* Front Mu point of the Bladder* Meeting point of RN, SP, LV and KI

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RN3 names

ZhongjiCentre Pole

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RN4 location and needling

On the midline of the lower abdomen, 3 cun inferior to the umbilicus and 2 cun superior to the pubic symphysisi) Perpendicular 0.5-1 cunii) Oblique inferior 1.0-1.5 cun

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RN4 indications

Tonifying: Tonify all forms of Qi including Qi, Yang (with moxa), Blood, Yin, Jing, Yuan Qi, Kidney Yin and Yang, Wei Qi, Ying Qi. Root the Shen and Hun. Strengthen the uterus and regulate menstruation.Dispersing: Subdue rebellious qi in Chong Mai. Regulate the small intestine qi; restore collapse; regulate LJ and benefit Bladder.

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RN4 hats

* Front Mu of the SI* Meeting point of Ren and Chong Mai* Meeting point of RN, SP, LV and KI

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RN4 names

GuanyuanGate of Origin

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RN5 location and needling

On the midline of the lower abdomen, 2 cun inferior to the umbilicus and 3 cun superior to the symphysis pubis. Perpendicular 0.8-1.5

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RN5 indications

Tonifying: Strengthen the Yuan Qi. tonify the Kidneys. Promote the transformation and excretion of fluids in LJ.Dispersing: Open the water passages. Regulate LJ and Uterus. Regulate Qi of transformation of fluids.

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RN5 hats

* Front Mu of SJ

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RN5 names

ShimenStone Gate

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RN6 location and needling

On the midline of the lower abdomen, 1.5 cun inferior to the umbilicus and 3.5 cun superior to the pubic symphysis.Perpendicular 0.8-1.5

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RN6 indications

Tonifying: Rescue collapse of Yang. Foster original qi (Yuan Qi). Tonify Qi and Yang. Tonify Kidneys.Dispersing: Regulate qi and harmonize blood. Resolve damp. *Source point of Membranes (Huang)

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RN6 names

Qihai Sea of Qi

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RN7 location and needling

On the midline of the lower abdomen, 1 cun inferior to the umbilicus and 4 cun superior to the pubic symphysis. Perpendicular 0.8-1.5

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RN7 indications

Tonifying: Nourish Yin. Tonify KidneysDispersing: Regulate menstruation, benefits lower abdomen and genitals. Resolve damp from the LJ.

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RN7 names

YinjiaoYin Intersection

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RN8 location and needling

In the centre of the umbilicus.Needling is contraindicated. Normally treated by moxa or massage.

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RN8 indications

Tonifying actions: Warms the yang and rescues collapse. Warms and harmonizes the intestines. Strengthen spleen and kidney yang. Tonify Yuan Qi. (Treats chronic or acute diarrhea from Cold)

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RN8 names

ShenqueSpirit Gate

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RN9 Location and needling

On the midline of the abdomen, 1 cun superior to the umbilicus and 7 cun inferior to the sternocostal angle.Perp 0.8-1.5

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RN9 indications

Regulates the water passages and treats edema; harmonizes the intestines and dispels accumulation

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RN9 names

ShuifenWater Separation

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RN10 location and needling

On the midline of the abdomen, 2 cun superior to the umbilicus and 6 cun inferior to the sternocostal angle.Perp 0.8-1.5

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RN10 indications

Harmonize the stomach and regulate qi; dispel food stagnation.* Meeting point of RN and SP

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RN10 names

XiawanLower Epigastrium

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RN11 location and needling

3 cun superior to the umbilicus and 5 cun inferior to the sternocostal angle.Perp 0.8-1.5

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RN11 indications

Harmonize the middle jiao and regulate qi

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RN11 names

JianliEstablished Mile (Strengthen Interior)

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RN12 location and needling

On the midline, 4 cun superior to the umbilicus and 4 cun inferior to the sternocostal angle.Perp 0.8-1.5

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RN12 indications

Harmonizes the middle jiao and descends rebellion; tonifies the stomach and fortifies the spleen; regulates qi and alleviates pain.* Front Mu of the Stomach* Meeting point for Yang Organs* Front Mu point of MJ* Meeting point of RN, SI, SJ, ST

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RN12 names

ZhongwanMiddle Epigastrium (Cavity)

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RN13 location and needling

On the midline 5 cun above the umbilicus and 3 cun below the sternocostal angle.Perp 0.8-1.5 cun

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RN13 indications

Harmonize the stomach and regulate qi; descend rebellion and alleviate vomiting; regulate the heart. Can treat morning sickness in early pregnancy.

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RN13 names

Shangwan Upper Epigastrium

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RN14 location and needling

On the midline 6 cun superior to the umbilicus and 2 cun inferior to the sternocostal angle.Perp 0.5-1 cunOblique inferior 1.0-1.5 cun

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RN14 indications

Tonifying: Tonify Heart. Strengthen heart qi. Strengthen the spirit.Dispersing: Regulate Heart Qi and calm spirit. Transform phlegm. Clear heat from heart. Harmonize stomach and subdue rebellious stomach qi.(Clear heart fire or phlegm with HT8 or PC5)* Front Mu point of the HT

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RN14 names

Juque
Greatest Palace Gate

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RN15 location and needling

On the midline of the abdomen, 7 cun superior to the umbilicus and 1 cun inferior to the sternocostal angle.Oblique inferior 0.5-1 cun

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RN15 indications

Tonifying: Strengthen Qi of HT. Nourish Yin organs.Dispersing: Regulates the heart and calms the spirit. Descend lung qi and unbinds chest. *Luo Junction of Ren Mai *Point to Release Internal Dragons *Yuan source point of Five Yin Organs *Source point of Fat (Gao)

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RN15 names

JiuweiTurtledove Tail

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RN16 location and needling

On the midline of the sternum at the level of the sternocostal angle.Transverse superior or inferior 0.5 cun

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RN16 indications

Unbinds chest; regulates Stomach and descends rebellion

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RN16 names

ZhongtingCentral Courtyard

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RN17 location and needling

On the midline of the sternum in a depression level with the junction of the fourth intercostal space and the sternumi) Transverse superior or inferior 0.5-1 cunii) Transverse laterally toward breasts

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RN17 indications

Tonifying: Tonify the Qi of the HT and PC and Zong Qi. Strengthen the spirit.Dispersing: Regulate Heart Qi and thus calm spirit. Open chest. Benefit breasts and promote lactation. Descend rebellious qi of LU and ST.(Open chest with PC6 and PC4)* Front Mu of PC and UJ*Meeting point for Qi* Point of the Sea of Qi (ST9, BL10)

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RN17 names

ShanzhongMiddle of the Chest

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RN18 location and needling

On the midline of the sternum, level with the junction of the third intercostal space and the sternum.Transverse sup/inf 0.5-1 cun

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RN18 indications

Unbinds the chest; regulates and descends qi

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RN18 names

YutangJade Hall

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RN19 location and needling

On the midline of the sternum level with the junction of the second intercostal space and the sternum.Transverse superior/inferior 0.5-1 cun

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RN19 indications

Unbinds the chest; regulates and descends qi

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RN19 names

ZigongPurple Palace

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RN20 location and needling

On the midline of the sternum level with the junction of the first intercostal space and the sternum.Transverse superior/inferior 0.5-1 cun

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RN20 indications

Unbinds the chest; regulates and descends qi

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RN20 names

HuagaiMagnificent Glory

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RN21 location and needling

On the midline of the manubrium of the sternum, midway between RN20 and RN22.Transverse inferior 0.5-1 cun

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RN21 indications

Descends Stomach qi and dispels food accumulation; unbinds the chest and descends LU Qi, benefits the throat

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RN21 names

XuanjiJade Pivot

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RN22 location and needling

On the midline in the centre of the suprasternal fossa, 0.5 cun superior to the suprasternal notch.i) Perp 0.3 cunii) First perp 0.3 cun and then inferior 0.5-1cun

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RN22 indications

Descends rebellious qi and alleviates cough and wheezing; benefits throat and voice* Meeting point of Ren Mai and Yin Wei* Window of heaven point

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RN22 names

TiantuHeavenly Prominence

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Rn23 location and needling

On the anterior midline of the neck in the depression above the hyoid boneOblique towards DU20 0.5-1.2 cun

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RN23 indications

Tonifying: Moisten the tongueDispersing: Benefits tongue and throat; descends qi and alleviates cough; promote speech. Descend LU Qi* Point of Ren Mai and Yin Wei Mai

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RN23 names

LianquanCorner Spring

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RN24 location and needling

Above the chin in the depression in the centre of the mentolabial groovei) Transverse oblique superior 0.2-0.3ii) Transverse alone lower lip to join ST4

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RN24 indications

Tonifying: Promote fluids in the mouthDispersing: Extinguishes wind and benefits the face by removing obstructions from channels; regulates the Ren Mai* Exit point

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RN24 names

ChengjiangContainer of Fluids

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How would one open Ren Mai?

Using the Opening and Coupled points LU7 and KI6