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Actions:

•Unbinds the chest* & Regulates Qi, Opens Yin Wei Mai
•Harmonizes the ST* & Stops nausea/vomiting
•Clears heat

 

Indications:

•Disorders of the chest (#1 distal pt. for chest) (Pain & stuffiness of the chest, lateral costal region & hypochondrium  (LV-Qi stagnation); Cough, asthma)
•Disorders of the Heart & spirit  (Heart pain, palpitations, irregular heart beat; Insomnia, epilepsy, mania, poor memory, sadness, …)
•Disharmony of the Stomach & Spleen (+ SP4) (Nausea & vomiting of any etiology; Distention & pain of epigastrium and abdomen)
•Channel disorder: pain /spasm in elbow & arm
•Heat: fever, jaundice, malaria, red face w/ hot skin, …

PC6 ****

1

Actions:

•Benefits the ears
•Clears heat
•Clears the head & eyes
•Activates the channels & Alleviates pain
 

Indications:

Ear disorders of any kind (main distal pt.) (tinnitus & deafness (esp. d/t exterior wind & LV- Fire) or LV-Yang); earache, ear infection, ear blockage)

•‘heaviness of body & pain of joints’ (hands & fingers, lateral & posterior upper limb/shoulder, neck, upper back, one side of the head)

•Heat in the upper reaches of the TW channel (head (one-sided temporal h/a, dizziness); eyes(redness, swelling, pain); throat(swelling, pain); fever(alternating chills & fever, fever accompanied by temporal h/a or ear problems)

TW3 ***

1

Actions:

•Benefits the eyes
•Dispels wind-damp, Activates the channel & Alleviates pain
 

Indications:

Principal distal point for eye disorders  (itching, pain, redness, long/short sightedness, night blindness)
•Channel disorders  (lower limb: knee pain, pain/spasm/atrophy of leg;  breast: distention & pain)
 


‘BRIGHT LIGHT’
LUO-CONNECTING pt.
 

GB37 ***

2

Actions:

•Spreads the LV & Regulates Qi
•Invigorates blood & Disperses masses
•Harmonizes the LV & ST

* Middle & Upper jiao *

Indications:

•LV Qi stagnation or rebellion  (pain, distention, fullness in chest/lateral costal area; pain, distention, masses of the breasts (esp. PMS); LV-LU: cough, sighing, dyspnea; LV-ST: epigastric distention/pain, acid regurgitation, vomiting, hiccup)

•Blood stasis from prolonged/severe Qi stag.  (hardness/masses with cutting pain in the chest, lateral costal region, abdomen or hypogastrium; cutting/stabbing pain of the HT)
•‘Heat entering the blood chamber’

FRONT-MU of the LIVER

 

LV14 ***

3

Actions:

•Regulates Qi, Activates the channel & Alleviates pain
•Transforms & Lowers  phlegm, Dissipates nodules
•Benefits the breast and Expedites delivery

STRONG DESCENDING ACTION
Contraindicated in pregnancy
 

Indications:

•Stiffness & pain of the neck & shoulders
•Phlegm disorders  (windstroke,  hemiplegia, loss of speech after stroke; scrofula, goiter)
•Breast disorders (pain, abscess, scanty breast milk)
•Rebellion of Qi  (cough/dyspnea, leg Qi ascending to attack the HT )
•Difficult or prolonged labor

GB21 ***

4

Actions:

•Clears GB channel heat
•Harmonizes Shaoyang
•Benefits sinews & bones
•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain
 

Indications:

•Stagnation & heat on the entire course 
     −Head: one-sided headache
     −Chest: swelling/pain of the axilla, scrofula; pain of the chest & lateral costal region w/ sighing
     −Lower limb: pain & numbness on the lateral side
•Shaoyang syndrome
•Disorders of the sinews & bones (‘Yin within Yang’)  (Wandering painful obstruction, contraction & pain of the sinews, pain of all the joints of the body)

GB38 **

5

Actions:
•Clears heat from the PC & Revives consciousness
•Clears the HT & Benefits the tongue
•Clears summer-heat
 

Indications:

•Loss of consciousness (windstroke, febrile disease, summer-heat stroke)
Tongue issues (stroke, febrile diseases- heat & phlegm) (pain at root, stiffness, speech disorders   (+ ?)
•HT: pain, agitation, heat feeling
•ST: vomiting & diarrhea, epigastric pain
 

PC9 **

5

Actions:

•Benefits the ears*
•Clears heat
 

Indications:

•Ear problems- SI19, GB2
•TMJ, upper jaw toothache
 

TW21 ***

5

Actions:

•Benefits the eyes, Eliminates wind and Clears heat
 

Indications:
•Eye disorders, esp. d/t LV channel wind-heat (redness, swelling, pain, itching of the eyes, excessive lacrimation, decreased vision)
•Wind disorders in the face (facial paralysis,  trigeminal neuralgia, temporal h/a)

GB1 **

6

Actions:

•Dispels wind-damp
•Alleviates pain and Benefits the shoulder
 

Indications:

•Shoulder, esp. the posterior aspect (+LI15, ST38)  (stiffness, pain, immobility, weakness of shoulder)
 

TW14 ***

6

Actions:

•Eliminates wind, Resolves phlegm & Treats epilepsy

‘Root of Spirit’
 

Indications:

•Headache
•Dizziness
•Epilepsy
 

GB13 **

7

Actions:

•Eliminates wind, Benefits the head & Alleviates pain
•Calms the spirit
 

Indications:

•Head & neck  (headache(esp. with pain behind the ear); stiffness & pain of neck with inability to turn the head; toothache, swelling of cheek radiating to the ear, throat painful obstruction)
•Disorders of spirit  (epilepsy, insomnia, mania)

GB12 **

8

Actions:

•Benefits the ears*
•Eliminates wind
•Clears heat
•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain
 

Indications:

•Essential local point for all ear disorders  (tinnitus, deafness, discharge, itching, redness, swelling & pain)
•Exterior or interior wind  (facial paralysis, trigeminal neuralgia, facial spasm, lockjaw)
•Other local disorders  (Mumps, scrofula, toothache, swelling of the cheek, TMJ)

TW17 ***

9

Actions:

•Dispels wind-damp, Activates the channel & Alleviates pain
•Unbinds the chest & Regulates Qi
 

Indications:

•Local stiffness, pain & spasm (- GB21)  (shoulder, neck, supraclavicular fossa, scapula)
•Chest  (agitation, oppression, heat, fullness)

TW15 **

9

Actions:

•Clears heat and Benefits the head, ears & eyes
•Clears damp-heat from the GB channel and Reduces swelling
 

Indications:

•Heat or Damp-Heat in the GB channel
   −h/a, dizziness
   −tinnitus & deafness, ear pain
   −redness & pain of outer canthus, itching of eyes
   −pain & swelling of cheek & submandibular region
   −breast abscess
   −swelling/pain of the lateral aspect of the knee or dorsum of foot

GB43 **

10

Actions:

•Clear HEAT* from the Qi, nutritive & blood levels
•Harmonizes the ST & intestines, Stops vomiting/diarrhea
•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain

 

Indications:

HEAT in the Qi, nutritive & blood levels (febrile disease:  high fever, agitation with thirst; dry mouth & tongue; hemorrhage; sudden turmoil disorder, summer-heat stroke: + BL?; hot skin rashes(related to W-H or nutritive stage): + LI?, SP?)
•Disorders of the HT & chest (HT pain, palps, agitation & fullness in chest, propensity to fright)
•Disorders of the ST & intestines (epigastric pain, vomiting & diarrhea)
•Channel disorders  elbow pain/numbness, Parkinson’s

PC3 ***

10

Actions:

•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain
•Benefits the hip & leg
•Dispels wind-damp
 

Indications:

•Disorders of the hip & leg (Pain: sciatica*(# 1 point), painful obstruction; hemiplegia, numbness, stiffness, weakness, atrophy)
•Urticaria, eczema

GB30 ****

11

Actions:

•Clears Liver Fire
•Pacifies Liver Wind
•Spreads Liver Qi
•Clears heat & Stops bleeding

•Benefits the lower jiao

 

Indications:

•LV Fire blazing or LV Yang rising → LV Wind  (h/a, dizziness, burning heat in the face, nosebleed,  red & painful eyes, dry throat, bitter taste; epilepsy, childhood fright wind, wind stroke)
•Emotional disorders  (irritability, anger; sadness, fear & fright; HT: insomnia, palpitations, mania; LU: shortness of breath, sighing)
•Heat/Damp Heat in the lower jiao  (excessive/abnormal bleeding; genital itching, seminal emission, painful urination)
 

LV2 ***

13

Actions:

•Eliminates wind
•Alleviates itching
•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain
 

'wind market'

Indications:

•Wind-Cold-Damp painful obstruction  (wandering pain, cold, heavy sensation of the leg)
•Hemiplegia following windstroke
•Wind-Damp skin disorders anywhere in the body (bias towards the lower body)  (urticaria, dermatitis, generalized itching)
 

GB31 ***

15

Actions:

•Benefits the ears, Eliminates wind and Clears heat
•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain
 

Indications:

•Ear disorders (Alternate with TW21, SI19)
•Other local problems (TMJ, toothache, mumps, deviation of mouth & eyes)

GB2 ***

16

Actions:

•Transforms phlegm & Dissipates nodules
•Regulates Qi and Descends rebellion
•Calms the spirit
•Clears heat from channel
•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain
 

Indications:

Phlegm  (scrofula* (lymphatic swellings on the side of neck or in the axilla); coughing of phlegm(LU), psycho-emotional(HT))
•‘counterflow Qi’  (coughing/vomiting of pus & blood, coughing phlegm)
•Heat in the three Jiao  (upper(head, neck, LU, HT); middle; lower)
Pain @ elbow, arm, shoulder, neck, upper back
 

TW10 **

17

Actions:

•Regulates the Dai Mai
•Regulates the lower jiao & Transforms stagnation
 

Indications:

•GYN disorders  (uterine prolapse)
*POINT LIES OVER THE BROAD UTERINE LIGAMENT*
—HELPS TO MAINTAIN UTERINE POSITION
−leukorrhea, irregular menstruation 
•Local problem (pain of the back & ilium, lower abdominal pain, shan disorder)

GB28 **

18

Actions:

•Regulates Dai Mai & Drains dampness
•Regulates menstruation & Stops leukorrhea
•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain
 

Indications:

•Leukorrhea (any pattern)
•Major damp-heat GYN point (+ SP9)  (irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, infertility, uterine prolapse)
•Local problem (distention & pain of the lower abdomen in women, pain of the lateral costal region, lumbar pain)

GB26 ***

19

Actions:

•Clears damp-heat from the lower jiao
•Benefits the genitals
Invigorates blood and Benefits the uterus
Nourishes blood & Yin
 

Indications:

•Damp-heat in the genital region  (genital itching/swelling/pain; seminal emission, impotence)
•GYN w/ underlying damp-heat & blood stasis  (infertility, abdominal masses, amenorrhea)
•LV blood & KD Yin deficiency  (visual dizziness, blurred vision, menstrual disorders)
•Local disorders in the knee

LV8 ***

21

Actions:

•Clears heat & Benefits the head
•Benefits the chest & lateral costal region
•Calms the spirit
 

Indications:

•Heat disturbing the head  (acute & severe h/a, dizziness; sudden deafness/ tinnitus (ears-KD); redness/swelling/pain of eyes (-LV); stiffness of tongue, curled tongue w/ dry mouth or inability to speak (-HT, SP))
•‘fullness below the Heart’ (fullness, distention, pain of the chest & lateral costal region)
•Insomnia & nightmares
 

‘Yin Portals of the Foot’
 

GB44 **

22

Actions:

Clear heat* from the HT & Calms the spirit
•Clears the nutritive level & Cools blood
•Harmonizes the Stomach & intestines
•Unbinds the chest
COOLING POINT
Child point — Excess heat

 

Indications:

•Spiritual disorders, esp. d/t HEAT disturbing the Heart (mania, epilepsy, palpitation, insomnia w/ irritability, ceaseless laughter, deep sadness)
•Stomach-Qi rebellion, esp. d/t excess HEAT or FIRE (foul breath, epigastric pain, vomiting or vomiting blood; sudden turmoil disorder)
•Heat at the nutritive & blood levels (febrile disease: fever w/ agitation, restlessness, dryness; eczema, wind rash, carbuncles, furuncles)
Carpal tunnel syndrome* (Main Point)

PC7 ***

23

Actions:

•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain
•Benefits the hip joint
 

Indications:

•Hip disorders
•Weakness & paralysis of the leg, sciatica

GB29 ***

24

Actions:

•Spreads LV-Qi, Clears GB heat/damp-heat
•Activates the channel, Alleviates pain, Benefits the joints
•Regulates Shaoyang
 

Indications:

•Heat & stagnant Qi in the GB channel  (distention & pain of the chest & lateral costal region with sighing & inability to catch the breath; swelling/pain of head, eyes, neck, throat, axilla)
•Disorders of the lower limb  (hip pain, sciatica, cramping & pain of leg, hemiplegia; ankle*: drop foot, flaccidity or swelling of the ankle)
•Shaoyang syndrome
•Disorders of the GB Fu or Wood attacking Earth  (cholecystitis, vomiting & acid regurgitation)

GB40 ***

25

Actions:

•Disperses upper jiao heat & Benefits the ears
•Calms the spirit
•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain

 

Indications:
•Heat in the upper reaches of the TW channel (ears (tinnitus, deafness, earache); eyes (redness, dryness, lacrimation); throat (swelling & pain); gums & teeth (pain & bleeding))
•Heat disturbing the Heart & spirit (palpitations, fright, mania, epilepsy)
•Local disorders (wrist, hand, fingers)

TW2 **

27

Actions:

•Benefits the sinews & joints
•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain
•Spreads LV Qi and Benefits the lateral costal region
•Clears LV & GB damp-heat
•Harmonizes Shaoyang
 

Indications:

•Disorders of the sinews & muscles esp. of the leg  (pain, cramping, contraction, stiffness, sprain, numbness, atrophy, paralysis)
•Disorders of the lateral costal region  (intercostal neuralgia, fullness in the chest & rib)
•Disharmony of the GB  (damp-heat: bitter taste, nausea&vomiting, jaundice (cholecystitis, hepatitis, cholelithiasis); constipation from Qi stag. or heat: + TW6; Shaoyang syndrome; GB-ST(Wood attacking Earth): sour belching, indigestion; GB-HT(Qi def.): susceptibility to fright, timidity )

GB34 ****

28

Actions:

•Eliminates wind, Benefits the head & Alleviates pain
•Benefits the eyes
 

Indications:

•Pain of the forehead (Yangming channel(+ infraorbital region); Shaoyang channel(+ temporal/parietal regions, eye))
•Eye disorders  (lacrimation, redness, pain & itching; ptosis, twitching of eyelids)

GB14 ***

29

Actions:

• Regulates Qi in the lower jiao & Benefits the genitals
− treats Shan disorder
− adjusts urination
− stops menstrual bleeding
•Revives consciousness & Calms the spirit
 

Indications:

•Lower jiao
    −Any kind of Shan disorder, esp. acute & sudden pain
    −Urinary: bias towards excess pattern (Qi stag./heat)
    −GYN: heavy/prolonged bleeding d/t blood heat
•Loss of consciousness, disorders of spirit  (Collapse, epilepsy; Mania-depression, fear & fright, worry, oppression)
 

LV1 ***

31

Actions:

•Spreads LV Qi
•Benefits the chest, lateral costal region & breasts
•Clears the head and Benefits the eyes
•Transforms phlegm & Dissipates nodules
 

Indications:

•LV Qi stagnation along the course of GB channel
    −distention & pain in the chest & lateral costal region with inability to catch the breath
    −Head: one-sided h/a, dizziness, tinnitus
    −Eyes: lacrimation or dry eyes, redness/swelling/pain
    −Breasts: premenstrual distention & pain, abscess
    −Qi+Phlegm: swelling&nodules in neck, breast, axilla
•GYN disorders  (irregular menstruation assoc. w/ LV Qi stagnation, PMS, leukorrhea)
•Disorders of the lower limbs, esp. the feet
 

 


Confluent pt. of Dai Mai
+TW5: outer canthus, ear, cheek, neck, shoulder
 

GB41 ****

32

Actions:

•Eliminates wind and Benefits the ears
•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain
 

Indications:

•Local point for ears, eyes, face, teeth, jaw, lips and head

 

‘above the joint’ vs. ‘below the joint’ (ST7)
 

GB3 **

33

Actions:

•Spreads LV Qi and Regulates the lower jiao
•Clears LV channel stagnant heat
 

Indications:

•Lower jiao primarily d/t stagnant Qi/heat  (Genitals: Shan disorder, seminal emission; Urinary disorders: painful/difficult urination; Region around & below the umbilicus: pain/swelling)
•Local pain/swelling in the ankle

LV4 **

34

Actions:

•Eliminates wind, Benefits the head & Alleviates pain
•Harmonizes the diaphragm & Stomach, Alleviates vomiting
•Treats alcohol intoxication
 

Indications:

•Head (one-sided headache, esp. when accompanied by vomiting; dizziness; acute & chronic childhood fright wind, deviation of mouth & eye; deafness & tinnitus)
•‘cold & phlegm in the diaphragm & Stomach’
−headache & vomiting induced by alcohol
 

GB8 **

35

Actions:

•Benefits sinews & bones
•Benefits the neck
•Dispels wind-damp
•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain
•Clears GB Fire
 

Indications:

•Disorders of the bone marrow, sinews & bones  (weakness, flaccidity, contraction, pain of the limbs, esp. chronic painful obstruction & atrophy; main distal point for acute/chronic stiffness & pain of the neck; fractures, leukemia; dizziness, headache, tinnitus)
•GB Fire  (distention of chest, lateral costal region & abdomen, anxiety, agitation, mania, poor appetite, nosebleed )

GB39 ****

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Actions:

•Spreads LV Qi, Subdues LV Yang, Eliminates LV Wind
•Nourishes LV blood & Yin
•Clears the head & eyes
•Regulates menstruation
•Regulates the lower jiao
 

Indications:

•Excess & deficiency patterns of the Liver  (Stagnation of LV Qi: distention & pain(LI?), emotion; LV Yang/LV Wind: h/a, dizziness, epilepsy; LV blood/Yin def.: eyes, sinews, uterus)
•Eye disorders  (blurred vision, redness/swollen/pain, twitching) 

•Headache(esp. vertex) & dizziness
•Lower jiao  (GYN, genito-urinary disorders, constipation)
•Disharmony involving the Liver & other organs (LV-LU, LV-HT, LV-SP, LV-ST, LV-GB, LV-KD)

LV3 ****

37

Actions:

•Eliminates wind
•Benefits the head & eyes
•Clears the sense organs
•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain

‘WIND POOL’
Meeting of Foot & Hand Shaoyang, Yang Qiao & Yang  Wei
 

Indications:

•Exterior or interior wind  (wind-cold or wind-heat: chills & fever + h/a, eye …; hypertension, hemiplegia, epilepsy)
•Head  (headache, dizziness; eyes, nose, ears; sequelae of windstroke: loss of speech/memory)
•Channel disorders  (neck, shoulders & upper back)

GB20 ****

38

Actions:

•Regulates Qi & Clears heat in the three jiao
•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain

 

Indications:

#1 TW pt. for moving Qi and clearing heat in the three jiao
(upper jiao: ear, eye, cheek, throat, neck; LU, HT;  middle jiao: pain of the ribs & lateral costal region*; distention & bloating;  lower jiao: constipation*, GYN (Qi stag.))
•Channel disorders in upper limb & shoulder  (+ GB39: wandering painful obstruction)
•Sudden loss of voice d/t Wind-Heat

TW6 ***

40

Actions:

Invigorates blood and Dispels stasis
Cools blood and Stops bleeding
•Calms the spirit
•Moderates acute conditions

 

Indications:

•Acute conditions (Acute Heart pain d/t blood stasis; Nosebleed, coughing/vomiting blood d/t blood heat)
•Mental/emotional disorders (agitation, insomnia, melancholy, fear&fright of people)

PC4 ***

40

Actions:

•Tonifies the KDs & Regulates water passages
•Fortifies the SP & Regulates the intestines
•Strengthens the lumbar region
 

Indications:

•Disorders of the KDs  (lumbar pain, weakness of the spine; difficult urination, retention of urine; kidney stones)
•Disharmony b/t the KDs & SP  (cold or damp diarrhea)

GB25 **

42

Actions:

•Spreads LV Qi & Benefits the genitals
•Clears dampness & heat from the lower jiao
•Regulates menstruation
•Treats plumstone Qi
 

Indications:

•Genital disorders d/t damp-heat  (itching, swelling & pain of the genitals or testicles; incessant erection)
•Other disorders of the lower jiao  (GYN: leukorrhea, irregular menstruation; difficult urination, retention of urine)
•Psycho-emotional disorders  (plumstone Qi, depression, fear & fright)
•Channel disorders  (lumbar pain & inflexibility, pain of lower leg & foot)

LV5 ***

43

Actions:

•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain
•Clears heat and
Detoxifies poison
 

Indications:

•Pain along the course of the GB channel  (neck pain & stiffness, chest & rib fullness/distention, painful obstruction of the lower limb, pain of skin)
•Rabies with chills & fever

 

Xiclect
 

GB36 **

44

Actions:

•Benefits the GB & Spreads LV Qi
•Lowers rebellious Qi & Harmonizes the middle jiao
•Resolves damp-heat
 

Indications:

•Disorders of the Gall Bladder
Stagnation of LV-Qi:  distention, fullness & pain of the lateral costal region, sighing
GB-Qi invades the ST: vomiting, acid regurgitation, hiccup, epigastric pain
Damp-heat in the LV&GB:  jaundice, cholecystitis, cholelithiasis, hepatitis
−indeciveness, timidity, sighing w/ tendency to sadness
•Local problems  (rib & chest pain, mastitis)

GB24 **

45

Actions:

•Harmonizes the LV & SP
    − fortifies the SP
    − spreads the LV 
•Regulates the middle & lower jiao
 

Indications:

•Disharmony b/t the LV & SP  (propensity to anger, abdominal distention & pain, borborygmus, diarrhea, loss of appetite; hepatitis, jaundice, enlargement of liver & spleen)
•Local pain in the flank, chest or back  (lumbar pain w/ inability to turn & bend the waist, inability to raise the arm & shoulder; running piglet Qi)

FRONT-MU of the SPLEEN

HUI-MEETING of the ZANG

LV13 ***

46

Actions:

•Eliminates wind & Alleviates pain
•Benefits the eyes*
 

Indications:

•Eye disorders  (redness, swelling, pain, itching of eyes; twitching of eyelids; blurred vision)
•Exterior or interior wind  (deviation of the face & eye; headache, dizziness, epilepsy)

TW23 **

47

Actions:

•Relaxes the sinews & Alleviates pain
•Clears heat
 

Indications:

•Pain of local area & along the channel (wrist (LI5, SI5), arm, shoulder, neck)
•Heat (upper reaches of channel: deafness, throat pain; febrile disease, malaria)
•Wasting & thirsting disorder
 

TW4 **

48

Actions:

Transforms phlegm*, Settles & Calms the spirit
•Descends rebellious Qi & Regulates the ST
•Regulates menstruation

 

Indications:

PHLEGM**
Ø Spiritual disorders (Ghost Point ‘Guilu’)
       −Mild: agitation, apprehension, restlessness, being easily startled/frightened,   confusion, disorientation
       −Severe: mania, manic raving, epilepsy

Ø Others
       −drooling following stroke, vomiting of foam,
goiter, scrofula, plumstone Qi
•Middle Jiao (esp. associated w/ retention of phlegm) (Epigastric pain, nausea, retching, vomiting)
•Lower Jiao    (GYN, painful urinary dysfunction)

PC5 ***

49

Actions:
•Benefits the head and sense organs
•Regulates & Descends Qi 
 

Indications:

•Inversion Qi rushing to the head  (eyes & ears (‘sudden deafness with excess of Qi, dimness of vision and hearing’))
•Scrofula (cervical lymph node swelling)
•Local pain/stiffness in the neck with inability to turn the head
 

TW16 **

51

Actions:

Opens the Yang Wei Mai (expels wind and releases the exterior; clears heat; benefits the head & ears)
•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain

 

Indications:

•Exterior syndrome (bias toward Wind-Heat) (chills & fever, sweating w/ heat on the exterior, temporal h/a, earache, lacrimation, swelling of glands; Shaoyang stage)
•Headache (one-sided temporal* (LV-GB), frontal, occipital, vertex)
•Ear disorders
•Heat in the upper reaches of the channel (swelling/pain of cheek, toothache, nosebleed, mouth, ulceration, cracked lips, scrofula, mumps)

•Channel disorders of upper limb

TW5 ****

52

Actions:

•Clears heat from the PC & Revives consciousness
•Clears heat from the HT & Calms the spirit
•Clears heat from the middle jiao
•Clears the nutritive level & Cools blood
 

Indications:

•Febrile heat in the Pericardium (fever, coma, loss of consciousness)
•Spiritual disorders d/t HT fire (mania-depression, epilepsy, ceaseless laughter)
•Ulceration/erosion of the mouth & tongue**
•Stomach Qi rebellion d/t ST fire (foul breath, vomiting, difficult digestion)
•Heat @ blood level (hemorrhage: vomiting blood, nosebleed, blood in stool; skin disorder in palm: eczema, tinea, scaling of skin)
•Hand disorders:  (tremor, sweating, pain)

PC8 ***

53

Actions:

•Benefits the ears
•Benefits the teeth, gums & lips
•Clears heat
 

Indications:

•Local point for disorders d/t heat*
Ears*: tinnitus, deafness, discharge, redness, swelling
−Eyes: redness, swelling, pain
−Teeth: toothache, swelling & pain of gums
Mumps*
−Headache
 

TW20 **

54

Actions:
•Unbinds the chest, Transforms phlegm & Descends rebellion
•Regulates Qi and Dissipates nodules
•Benefits the breasts

WINDOW OF HEAVEN
Excess patterns d/t stagnation of Qi & phlegm
 

Indictions:
Primarily local point for chest & breast disorders of excess nature. 
•Chest (cough w/ copious phlegm, fullness of chest, agitation of chest & diaphragm, shortness of breath)
•Breast (breast abscess, insufficient lactation)
•Axilla (swelling & pain, scrofula)
•Inversion Qi  h/a, blurred vision, cough 

PC1 **