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•Clears heat and alleviates pain

•Clears Yangming Fire

•Calms spirit

•Benefits the wrist joint 

JING-RIVER, FIRE POINT

Indications:

HEAT in the upper reach of Yangming channel (Rhinitis, nosebleed; ear pain, tinnitus, deafness; redness, swelling & pain of eyes, lacrimation; h/a; throat painful obstruction; toothache)

•“Urticaria from extreme heat: + LI15”

•Heat transmitted from Yangming to HEART (manic raving, propensity to laughter)

Local wrist injuries

LI5 **

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Moves QiRegulates the intestines
 

Indications:

•Intestinal disorders

    −Constipation (Qi stagnation)

    −Diarrhea esp. of cold or damp type −Lower abdominal pain

SP15 **

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•Regulates the Lower Burner & Dispels stagnation

•Benefits the Bladder & Uterus 

‘WATER PASSAGE’, ‘Gate of Uterus’(L), ‘Child’s Door’(R)

DISPERSIVE IN NATURE, always for EXCESS d/t stagnation of Qi/blood (compare with CV4)

Indications:

  • Stagnation of Qi/blood, Dampness/Damp-Heat in the Lower Burner

             −Urinary disorders (retention of urine, dysuria, cloudy urine)                         −Reproductive disorders (uterine masses, ovarian cysts, dysmenorrhea, infertility; retention of placenta or dead fetus; genital pain, inflammation of genital area (eg. Herpes)

              −Lower abdominal distension, lumbar pain

ST28 ****

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•Clears LU-Heat & Benefits the throat

MAIN POINT FOR EXTREME SORE THROAT d/t EXCESS

•Revives consciousness (JING-WELL, GHOST POINT)

 

Indications:

All acute THROAT disorders d/t excess heat or poison (Sore throat d/t wind-heat, tonsillitis, mumps; LU10 vs. LU11: excess& def. vs. only excess)

•Mental disorders (Loss of consciousness(from windstroke), mania, epilepsy, childhood fright wind)

•Spasmodic pain of thumb

LU11 ***

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•Benefits throat & voice

•Alleviates cough & wheezing

WINDOW OF HEAVEN

Indications:

•Throat disorders (Swelling & pain of throat, difficulty in swallowing)

•Voice issues (Sudden loss of voice, hoarse voice)

•Scrofula, goiter

•Coughing, wheezing

LI18 **

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•Fortifies the SP & Resolves damp

•Benefits the sinews & bones

•Calms the spirit 

JING-RIVER, METAL, CHILD POINT

Favored for EXCESS conditions 

Indications:

Dampness (exterior/interior) (Loss of appetite, abdominal distention, heaviness of the body, swelling of the face, diarrhea, T: thick greasy coating;  P: slippery— EXCESS)

Damp painful obstruction involving ankle joint

•Tongue (stiffness & pain at the root of tongue)

•Mental disorders

SP5 **

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What is the difference between LU7 and LU9?

LU7

•Exterior Excess

•Affects Qi

•Emotional component

•Weak at phlegm transformation

 

LU9

•Interior Deficient

•Affects Qi & Blood

•No emotional component

•Resolves Phlegm

 

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•Transforms phlegm & dampness

•Clears phlegm from the Lung & Alleviates cough/wheezing

•Clears phlegm from the Heart & Calms the spirit

•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain 

LUO-CONNECTING POINT

Indications:

All PHLEGM diseases

−Chest: fullness, oppression, pain

−Lung: copious phlegm, white or yellow

−Heart: mania-depression, lethargy, stupor

−Head: dizziness & h/a with heavy & clouded feeling, epilepsy, severe vertigo
−Throat: plumstone Qi, throat painful obstruction

•Channel disorders (Atrophy, pain, hemiplegia of the lower limb)

ST 40 ****

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Stops bleeding

•Regulates the Spleen

Calms the HT & Spirit, Restores consciousness

•Unbinds the chest 

JING-WELL, WOOD POINT, GHOST POINT

Indications:

Hemorrhage (chronic(SP def.), lower burner, moxa −‘Flooding & Trickling’, menorrhagia (LV1); blood in the urine/stool; nosebleed, vomiting blood)

Mental disorders (Insomnia w/ excessive or restless dreams & nightmares(ST45); mania-depression, epilepsy; loss of consciousness)
•“Dampness, swelling & fullness pertain to the SP” (Acute abdominal distention, swelling of limbs, diarrhea)

•“Fullness below the Heart” (Fullness in the chest & lateral costal region; dyspnea)

SP1 ***

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•Regulates the intestines & Transforms stagnation

•Clears damp-heat & Alleviates diarrhea/dysentery

•Regulates the SP/ST

•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain

LOWER HE-SEA of L.I., POINT of SEA OF BLOOD (+ BL11, ST39)

 

Indications:

All of the intestinal disorders

−Diarrhea/dysenteric disorders (d/t def., cold, dampness or damp-heat)

−Constipation, abdominal distention/pain, intestinal abscess (d/t stagnation or obstruction)

•Disorders of the lower limb (Weakness, numbness, hemiplegia, atrophy, pain, swelling)

ST37 ****

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•Regulates Qi, Alleviates pain

•Harmonizes Middle Burner & Transforms stagnation

•Raises Qi & Stops diarrhea

 

Indications:

•Epigastric distention & pain d/t stagnation of Qi, esp. in the lateral abdomen & lateral costal region: + CV12

•Food stagnation: stomachache, vomiting, poor appetite, undigested food in the stool

Slippery diarrhea, prolapse of stomach: + GV20

ST21 **

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What is the difference between SP9, CV3, and CV9?

•SP9 −Transforms dampness by regulating the Spleen’s function of transportation & transformation

         −Focus more on middle & lower burner

•CV3 −Drains dampness by promoting the Bladder’s function of Qi transformation & diuresis

          −Focus more on lower & middle burner

•CV9 −Regulates the water passages by working on the Small Intestine’s function of ‘separating the clear from the turbid’

         −Better for edema of the abdominal region 

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•Clears heat, reduces swelling, alleviates pain

•Revives consciousness

(Jingwell)

Indications:

Febrile diseases: malaria, high fever

Swelling & pain at the opposite end of channel, esp. d/t attack of Wind-Heat or accumulation of Fire-Poison (toothache of lower jaw, throat painful obstruction, swelling of submandibular region)

•Loss of consciousness

LI1 **

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What is the difference between SP1, SP3, SP4, and SP6?

•SP1 –Focus on ‘wrapping blood’ & stops bleeding

•SP3 –More tonifying, bias towards SP deficiency

•SP4 –More moving, keep in mind its relationship with Chong Mai, good for abdominal pain, bias to excess

•SP6 –Tonifies & Moves, keep in mind it is the meeting point of SP, LV & KD, def. & excess, widest range of indications among the SP points

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•Benefits the Kidneys & Firms the Essence

•Regulates Qi & Promotes urination

 

 

Indications:

•Genito-urinary diseases (KD def. → Essence)

    −premature ejaculation, seminal emission, impotence, spermatorrhea

     −irregular menstruation

     −difficult urination, retention of urine

Primarily for MALE SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION & URINARY ISSUES

•Local (abdominal pain & distension, Shan disorder)

 

Level w/ CV5(Front-Mu of TW)

ST27 **

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•  Regulates Qi & blood and Lowers rebellion

•  Benefits throat & neck

•  Alleviates pain 

WINDOW OF HEAVEN , POINT OF SEA OF QI

Indications: 

Disharmony b/t the Qi of the body & the head with Qi/blood rebelling upwards (Head: h/a, dizziness, redness of face; Neck: scrofula, goiter; ST/LU-Qi rebellion: vomiting, wheezing, asthma)

•Sudden onset of severe pain (acute lumbar sprain, or any acute pain in the body)

Hypertension, hypotension, pulseless syndrome

ST9 **

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•Dispels wind-damp, Alleviates pain & Benefits the shoulder joint

•Eliminates wind and Regulates Qi & blood

•Regulates Qi & Dissipates phlegm nodules

CONTROL POINT FOR THE SHOULDER

Indications:

•Stiffness, pain, immobility, weakness of the shoulder or frozen shoulder: + TW14

•Atrophy, pain or hemiplegia of the upper arm

•Urticaria d/t exterior wind-heat: + LI5

•Scrofula, goiter

LI15 ***

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•Expels Wind & clears Heat

•Benefits throat & teeth

•(Dispels fullness and treats diarrhea) 

SHU-STREAM & WOOD POINT

Indications:

Toothache, throat painful obstruction

•Stiffness/swelling/pain of the hand, difficulty in flexing & extending the fingers: LI3 → SI3

Acute stiff neck

LI3 **

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•  Expels Wind & clears Heat from the upper reaches of the channel in the teeth, nose, face, throat & eyes, reduces swelling & alleviates pain

YING-SPRING& WATER POINT

Indications:

•Toothache, throat painful obstruction, eye diseases d/t accumulated heat in Yangming

•Sore throat, rhinitis, nosebleed accompanied by fever d/t attack of Wind-Heat to the Lungs

LI2 **

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•  Disseminates & Descends LU-Qi, Transforms phlegm, Clears heat,  Alleviates cough & wheezing

•  Regulates the water passages

•  Descends ST-Qi

Front-Mu point

Meeting point of LU&SP →Phlegm

Indications:

Deficiency/Excess patterns of all LU disorders, bias towards heat penetrating deeply into the chest, esp. with accumulation of phlegm (Coughing/wheezing/dyspnea/fullness of the chest, heavy yellow/green phlegm, fever)

•‘Upper source of Water’- ‘lid of a teapot’ (Yang edema, acute swelling of the face d/t attack of exterior wind)

•Dual disharmony of the LU & ST (Difficult ingestion, vomiting, abdominal distention)

LU1 ***

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•  Descends LU-Qi and Clears heat from the chest

•  Activates the channel and Alleviates pain

• Meeting Point of all the primary Yang channels except BL

Contraindicated in PREGNANCY 

Indications:

 •Rebellion of LU-Qi (cough, dyspnea, fullness of chest)

•Local pain (pain of the supraclavicular fossa, shoulder pain radiating to the neck)

ST12 **

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•Expels wind-damp & Alleviates pain

•Benefits the shoulder

 

Indications:

•Disorders of lower limb (Atrophy, pain, numbness, swelling)

Shoulder pain/stiffness (empirical; ST-LI Yangming)

ST38 ***

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•Regulates menstruation & Invigorates blood

•Harmonizes SP & Resolves damp

•Moderates acute conditions

XI-CLEFT POINT

Indications:

GYN disorders d/t blood stasis or damp obstruction (Irregular menstruation(+ SP6,10), abdominal masses)

Acute conditions (Dysmenorrhea: + LI4 (electro); ‘flooding & trickling’ (SP1))

Dampness (Abdominal distention, poor appetite, difficult urination, edema, leukorrhea)
 

SP8 ***

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•Disseminates & Descends LU-Qi

•Clears heat & Moistens the LU

•Clears heat & Stops bleeding

•Moderates acute conditions

(Xicleft)

Indications:

Acute cough, wheezing, asthma of any etiology (Particularly indicated for attack of exterior pathogenic wind-heat or wind-dryness)

All kinds of bleeding from the Lungs (Hemoptysis d/t wind-dryness, wind-heat, phlegm-heat, LV-LU disharmony, Yin deficiency) 

•Pain along the LU channel (Pain in the chest, elbow & arm, difficulty in flexing and extending the fingers, inability to raise the arm above the head)

LU6 ***

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•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain

•Regulates Qi & Dissipates Phlegm nodules
•Benefits the eyes

 

Indications:

•Local pain in the arm and shoulder

•Scrofula, goiter −LU3, LI15, LI13, TW10, TW13

•Any eye disease (esp. wind-heat)

LI14 **

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•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain

•Harmonizes the Stomach & Alleviates pain

•Moderates acute conditions 

XI-CLEFT

Indications:

* PAIN

−Local swelling/pain of the knee

−Acute swelling/pain/abscess of the breast

−Acute epigastric pain


ST34 ***

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•Benefits the throat

•Clears LU-Heat (YING-SPRING, FIRE POINT)

•Descends rebellious Qi

•Harmonizes the ST & HT

 

Indications:

THROAT disorders characterized by heat/dryness, no matter excess or deficiency (Pain, swelling, congestion, dryness of throat, loss of voice)

LU-HEAT Any inflammation of the lungs or throat

     –Excess Heat , Phlegm-Heat (LU1/5), Yin-deficient Heat (KD6)

     –Bleeding d/t heat: coughing blood, vomiting blood, blood in urine (LU-Heat→     HT→ SI →BL)

     –LU-Heat →HT:  agitation, mania, anger

     –LU-Heat →ST:  breast abscess, toothache

•Local pain & heat in palm/thumb

LU10 ***

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•Harmonizes the Middle Burner

•Descends rebellion of LU & ST

 

Indications:

•ST issues (difficult ingestion, abdominal distention, stomachache esp. d/t stuck food, vomiting, hiccup)

•Rebellion of LU-Qi (SOB, wheezing)

•Hardness & pain of the lateral costal region

 

LEVEL WITH CV13, ‘SUPPORTING FULLNESS’

ST20 **

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•Expels Wind & Releases the exterior

•Regulates defensive Qi & Adjusts sweating

•Regulates the face, eyes, nose, mouth&ears

•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain

•Induces labor (Forbidden in pregnancy!!)

•Restores Yang

YUAN-SOURCE point, COMMAND point for face & mouth, Ma Dan-yang Heavenly Star point, Nine Needles for returning the Yang

Indications:

•Cold & Flu d/t attack of exterior W-C/W-H: + LU7(Host-Guest combination)

•Sweating disorders: + KD7

•All diseases of the head, face, ears, eyes, nose, cheeks, mouth, teeth, throat (H/A, facial paralysis, acute deafness, pain of eyes, nasal congestion, toothache)

PAIN (esp. in the head & face): +LV3 (‘FOUR GATES’);

    + LI11, LI15(‘CHAIN AND LOCK’); acupuncture analgesia

•Prolonged/delayed labor, retention of dead fetus

•Collapse of Yang

LI4 ****

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•Clears heat, Cools blood, Dispels wind, Drains damp & Alleviates itching

•Regulates Qi & blood

•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain

HE-SEA, EARTH, MOTHER point, Ghost Point, Heavenly Star Point

 

Indications:

High fever d/t excess heat(Yangming stage)

•Heat in the upper reach of Yangming channel (Oral herpes, sore/swollen throat, toothache, redness & pain of the eyes)

•Heat transmitted from Yangming to the Heart (Mania, agitation, tongue thrusting)

Skin disorders d/t Wind, Heat & Damp(EXCESS) (Urticaria, wind rash, shingles, carbuncles, hot itchy skin, eczema, psoriasis, clove sores on the back BL40)

Others: 

     −Vomiting & diarrhea (eg. w/flu, bacillary dysentery)

    −Hypertension: + ST36

    −Disorders of upper limb: numbness, pain, hemiplegia, upper limb paralysis, atrophy, clonic spasm  +LI4, LI15

LI11 ****

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•Regulates Qi & blood, activates the channel & alleviates pain •Harmonizes the intestines & stomach (Mirror Pt. of ST36)

Main Pt. for FOREARM PAIN

Indications:

Pain, immobility, numbness, atrophy of arm

    −LI4, LI10/LI11, LI15: ‘chain and lock’

    −LI10 + LI11: tennis elbow

•Abdominal pain, vomiting & diarrhea: + ST36

LI10 ***

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•Opens the nasal passages

•Expels wind & Clears heat

 

Indications:

All disorders of the nose/sinus (Nasal congestion & discharge, nosebleed, nasal polyps, nasal sores, sneezing, rhinitis, sinusitis)

Facial swelling, pain, itching or paralysis (Use on affected side and LI4 on the other side)

LI20 ***

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•Clears heat & Detoxifies poison
•Moderates acute conditions

•(Regulates & Harmonizes the intestines & stomach)

•(Clears Yangming Fire & Calms the Spirit)

XI-CLEFT POINT

Indications:

Acute oral inflammations(mouth/tongue),clove sores

•Aching shoulder & arm (channel related)

LI7 **

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•Invigorates blood & Dispels stasis

•Cools blood

•Harmonizes menstruation

•Benefits the skin •

“Sea of Blood”

MORE OF COOLING & MOVING NATURE

Indications:

GYN disorders (Irregular menstruation, dysmenrrohea, amenorrhea, menorrhagia, post-partum blood def.)

•Skin disorders (Urticaria, eczema, psoriasis, herpes zoster, ulceration & itching of the genitals)

***** “ CAN TREAT ALL BLOOD DISEASES”

(blood stasis, blood heat, blood deficiency)

•Local (knee, leg) 

SP10 ****

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Tonifies the Lung(Qi&Yin) & Transforms phlegm (d/t LU def.)

    (YUAN-SOURCE, SHU-STREAM, EARTH & MOTHER POINT)

•Promotes the descending function of the Lung

•Regulates & Harmonizes the vessels (HUI-MEETING POINT OF VESSELS)

•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain

 

Indications:

LUNG deficiency: chronic weak coughing/wheezing

     −LU-Qi def.: SOB, frequent yawning, copious watery phlegm, fatigue
     −LU-Yin def.: dry cough w/scanty dry phlegm or streaks of blood, malar flush, 5-palm heat

THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT POINT ON THE CHANNEL TO TONIFY

•Stagnation of Gathering Qi (fullness/oppression of chest w/ inability to lie down)

•Disorders of blood vessels (pulseless syndrome, Heart pain with Choppy pulse)

•Pain along the course of the LU channel

LU9 ****

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•Expels wind & Clears heat

•Opens & Regulates the water passages 

LUO-CONNECTING POINT, EFFECTIVE WIND-WATER POINT

Indications:

•Wind-Heat in the upper reach of Yangming channel, esp. the ears “Wind-Water” (Acute edema in face & upper portion, accompanied by absence of sweating and difficult urination + LU9)

•Local pain of wrist, elbow & forearm

LI6 **

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•Regulates the Spleen

•Resolves dampness & damp-heat

•Harmonizes the middle burner & Clears heat

 

YING-SPRING, FIRE, MOTHER POINT

Bias towards EXCESS conditions

Indications: 

Excess dampness/damp-heat w/ underlying SP def. (Sudden swelling of limbs, heaviness of the body with pain of bones, oppression of the chest)

•Heat in the ST & intestines (Abdominal distention, epigastric pain, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation; agitation when hungry and dizziness when full)

•“Febrile disease with absence of sweating”

•Local disorders of big toe (gout)

SP2 **

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•Releases the exterior & Expels wind      

•Pacifies wind & descends phlegm

•Benefits the head & nape of neck  (LUO-CONNECTING POINT, FOUR COMMAND POINTS)

•Promotes descending function of LU

•Regulates the water passages

•Activates channel & Alleviates pain

•Opens & Regulates Ren Mai

      (CONFLUENT PT. OF Conception VESSEL, LU7 + KD6)

 

Indications:

Exterior/Interior Wind Disorders 

     -Exterior Wind-Cold, Wind-Heat, Wind-Drynesschills & fever, h/a, ache & pain in   neck/shoulders/back; cough, asthma, wheezing; acute swelling of face or limbs

THE MOST EXTERIOR-ACTING OF LUNG CHANNEL POINTS & THE MAIN POINT FOR COMMON COLD

     + LI4, TW5, GB20, GV16, GV14, BL12 to strengthen the action of expelling Wind

      −Interior Wind-Phlegmfacial paralysis, lockjaw, epilepsy, hemiplegia
     −Other: wind painful obstruction, numbness of the whole body

HEADACHES, stiffness of the neck & nape

•Genito-urinary disorders (Confluent point of CV) (Retention of lochia, retention of dead fetus; Pain of the genitals, seminal emission; Hot, painful & difficult urination, blood in urine)

•Psycho-emotional disorders (Luo point) (Poor memory, frequent yawning & stretching, propensity to laughter)

•Disorders of the LU channel (Weakness or pain of the wrist, heat in the palm, pain of the thumb joint and index finger)

LU7 ****

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•Harmonizes the ST

•Fortifies the SP & Resolves dampness

•Supports the correct Qi & Fosters the original Qi
•Tonifies Qi, Nourishes blood & Yin

•Clears fire & Calms the spirit

•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain

•Revives Yang & Restores consciousness

(Lower) HE-SEA, EARTH, COMMAND point for ABDOMEN, POINT OF SEA OF WATER & GRAIN, HEAVENLY STAR POINT, NINE NEEDLES FOR RETURNING YANG

 

Indications:

All disorders of the ST, excess/def., cold/heat

     −ST-Qi fails to descend: epigastric/abdominal fullness, distention & pain, poor appetite, difficult ingestion

     −ST-Qi rebels upwards: nausea, vomiting, belching, hiccup

Dampness resulting from SP-Qi def.

     −All disorders of the intestines (diarrhea, dysentery, flatulence, borborygmus)

     −Edema, heaviness of the four limbs, inability to urinate, jaundice 

•Deficiency of Qi, blood & Yin (Overall health preservation, longevity: + CV4; Immune improvement: easily catches cold, HIV; Chronic deficiency: long-term diseases, cancer with chemotherapy, chronic fatigue, ‘5 taxations’, ‘7 injuries’)

•Mental disturbances (Phlegm-Fire*, HT-blood def., blood stasis)

•Disorders of ST channel (Weakness, atrophy, hemiplegia, pain of lower limbs; Breast issues, h/a, nose problems, palpitation)

•Yang collapse

 

ST36 ****

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•Regulates the Intestines, SP & ST

•Resolves Dampness/Damp-Heat

•Regulates Qi & blood, Eliminates Stagnation

FRONT-MU OF LARGE INTESTINE, ‘Heaven’s Pivot’

Indications:

All kinds of intestinal disorders  (acute/chronic, hot/cold, excess/deficient: diarrhea, constipation, flatulence, borborygmus, bacillary dysentery, acute simple appendicitis ( + ST37, LI11)

Stagnation in the lower abdomen (abdominal pain or distention, intestinal abscess, Shan disorder, abdominal  or uterine masses in women, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, infertility) 

•Dampness (edema, facial swelling, turbid painful urinary dysfunction)

•ST: retching, vomiting esp. accompanied by diarrhea

ST25 ****

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•Regulates Qi & blood, Firms the sinews & joints
•Unbinds the chest & Benefits the lateral costal region

 

Indications:

•Pain of the whole body, weariness of the four limbs: + GB34,  LI11, BL10
•Pain in the chest & lateral costal region

•Cough, wheezing

 

GREAT LUO-CONNECTING POINT

The Great Luo of the Spleen… when it is excess, there is pain of the whole body; when there is deficient, the hundred joints are flaccid. This channel embraces the blood of all the Luo-connecting channels” 

SP21 **

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•Transforms Phlegm Calms the Spirit
•Harmonizes middle burner

 

Indications:

Psycho-emotional disorders (mania-depression, agitation, mad walking, tongue thrusting)

•Epigastric pain, abdominal pain, diarrhea

ST23 **

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•Warms the Lower Burner

•Regulates menstruation & Benefits the genital region 

‘RETURN’

WARMING IN NATURE, good for EXCESS/DEFICIENT COLD conditions (Better use moxa)  (Compare w/CV3)

Indications:

* COLD in the Lower Burner (excess/deficient)

       −Amenorrhea of any excess/deficient pattern(‘return’), (dysmenorrhea, irregular menstruation, uterine masses, uterine prolapse, leukorrhea, infertility, swelling/pain/cold of the vagina)

       −Retraction of the testicles, pain of the penis, impotence, seminal emission, nocturnal urination, Shan disorder, running piglet Qi

ST29 ****

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•Clears LU-Heat (excess/def.)& Descends rebellious Qi (LU/ST)

•Regulates the water passages

•Activates the LU channel

•Relaxes the sinews & Alleviates pain

**best for excess conditions of the LU

 

Indications:

All forms of LU-Heat  **excess/deficient, exterior/interior, acute/chronic **
      −Excess Heat: fullness in the chest, expectoration of heavy yellow/green/                                        brown phlegm, agitation 

                                     (+ST40, LU1: to resolve phlegm & clear heat)

      −Deficient Heat: tidal fever, taxation heat, dry mouth

                                        (+LU9, BL43, KD3: to nourish Yin & moisten the Lung)

•‘Counterflow Qi & Diarrhea’ —ST-Qi rebellion (Vomit, abdominal distention, diarrhea)

•Bleeding from heat (Coughing/spitting/vomiting blood, nosebleed)

Disorders of water metabolism (upper source of water)

         −Excess: urinary retention, swelling of the four limbs
         −Deficiency: enuresis, frequent urination

Heart (LU/HT: upper burner) (agitation, heart pain)

•Swelling & pain in upper limb or the whole body (tennis elbow, wind painful obstruction syndrome; ‘crane’s knee wind’ (cross-connection needling); ‘5 types of lumbar pain’ (mirror point of BL40)

LU5 ****

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•Moves Small Intestine Qi & Transforms stagnation

•Regulates & Harmonizes the intestines, Clears damp-heat

•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain

LOWER HE-SEA of S.I., POINT of SEA OF BLOOD (+ BL11, ST37)

 

Indications:

‘Small Intestine Qi pain’ (Severe lower abdominal pain radiating to the waist, lumbar region and down to the testicles)

•‘Small Intestine deficient & cold’ (Dull lower abdominal pain improved with warmth and pressure, chronic diarrhea or dysenteric disorder)

•Diarrhea/dysenteric disorder d/t damp-heat (Pus & blood in the stool)

•Pain/atrophy/hemiplegia of lower limb

ST39 ***

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•Fortifies the SP & Harmonizes the middle burner; Regulates Qi & Resolves dampness

•Benefits the HT & Spirit

Regulates Penetrating Vessel

 

LUO POINT, CONFLUENT Pt. of PENETRATING VESSEL

Bias towards EXCESS conditions

Indications:

•Disorders of the SP, ST & intestines (Epigastric pain, abdominal distention/pain (+ PC6), vomiting, borborygmus, diarrhea, dysenteric disorder, sudden turmoil disorder)

•Disorders of the HT & Spirit (Heart pain, chest pain (+ PC6) −Mania-depression, insomnia, restlessness, epilepsy)

•Disorders of Chong Mai (+ PC6) (Vomiting, hiccup, running piglet Qi; GYN disorders; edema/swelling of the face)

•Local (foot inversion, foot drop, foot pain)

SP4 ****

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•Clears heat from ST channel & Alleviates pain

•Harmonizes the intestines & Clears damp-heat

•Calms the spirit 

YING-SPRING, WATER, HEAVENLY STAR POINT

 

Indications:

•Heat/Fire in the upper reaches of the ST channel (Toothache, pain of the eye/face/throat, nosebleed: LI4; trigeminal neuralgia + ST4, 6, 7;  nosebleed + LI20)

•Intestinal disorders d/t damp-heat (Diarrhea, dysenteric disorder, blood in the stools, constipation, abdominal pain)

•Mental disorders (Aversion to the sound of people talking, desire for silence)

•Pain/swelling of the dorsum of the foot

ST44 ***

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•Clears LU-Heat & Descends LU-Qi
Cools blood & Stops bleeding

•Calms the corporeal soul(‘Po’)

     (WINDOW OF HEAVEN)

Indications:

•LU-Heat, esp. (LV)Wood-Fire scorching the Metal (Bouts of spasmodic coughing with a red face, dyspnea or asthma induced/worsened by anger, thirst; Nosebleed, spitting blood (+LI4))

•‘Window of Heaven’ (Goitre, eye disorders(visual dizziness, short-sightedness); Children who get asthma from nightmares; Somnolence, sadness, weeping, muddled thinking)

•Pain in medial upper arm

LU3 **

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•Tonifies the SP, Resolves dampness/damp-heat

•Harmonizes the SP & ST

•Regulates Qi

SHU-STREAM = YUAN-SOURCE, EARTH POINT of EARTH CHANNEL

Bias towards SP-DEFICIENCY

Indications:

SP deficiency with consequent dampness or obstruction of Qi          Digestive disorders (poor appetite, indigestion, vomiting, epigastric/abdominal distention & pain, borborygmus, diarrhea, undigested food in the stool, dysenteric disorder, constipation)

     “Heaviness of the body & pain of the joints” (Febrile disease with fullness/oppression & inability to lie down, or begins with heaviness of the head; wind-damp painful obstruction; leg Qi; local joint)

SP3 ***

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What is the difference between LU5, LU6, and LU7?

•LU5: He-Sea point, Water pt., child pt.

       –All forms of LU-Heat –vomiting & diarrhea

•LU6: Xi-Cleft point

       –Acute cough/asthma/wheezing, Bleeding from the LU

•LU7: Luo-Connecting point

       –The most exterior-acting of LU channel point, indicated for all the Wind disorders

       –Primary point for head and nape of the neck

       –Confluent point of CV, for genito-urinary disorders

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•Regulates SP & Resolves damp

•Opens & Moves the waterways

•Benefits the lower burner

HE-SEA, WATER POINT

Indications:

DAMPNESS (damp-heat, cold-damp)

    −Lower burner (intestines: diarrhea, dysentery; urinary system: retention of urine, difficult urination, painful urination – (KD10); genitals: pain of the genitals, leukorrhea – (LV8))
    −Middle burner (jaundice, abdominal distention, fullness in the epigastrium, poor appetite)

    −Upper burner (fullness of the lateral costal region, dyspnea with inability to lie down)

    −Edema

•Local (knee pain esp. with swelling, painful obstruction)

SP9 ****

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•Benefits the breasts and Reduces swelling

•Unbinds the chest and Alleviates cough & wheezing

 

Indications:

Breast disorders (pain, distention, swelling, abscess)

•Scanty lactation (+ CV17, SI1)

Local disorders of Lung or chest (pain of the chest with shortness of breath, cough, asthma)

ST18 ***

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•Tonifies the SP/ST, Resolves dampness

•Harmonizes the lower burner(SP, LV, KD)

    −Regulates urination

    −Benefits the genitals

    −Regulates menses & Induces labor

•Benefits the HT & Calms the spirit

•Harmonizes, invigorates & cools blood

•Activates channel & Alleviates pain

MEETING POINT OF SP & LV, KD

CONTRAINDIACTED IN PREGNANCY

Indications:

SP disorders of any kind

    −Dysfunction of transportation & transformation (abdominal distention & fullness, indigestion, borborygmus, diarrhea, undigested food in the stool)

    −Blood def. (palpitations, insomnia, blurred vision, amenorrhea, post-partum dizziness)

    −Qi sinking (prolapse of uterus)

    −Qi not holding blood (flooding & trickling, menorrhagia)

    −Dampness (heaviness of body & limbs, edema, diarrhea, leukorrhea, leg Qi)


All disorders of the lower burner

    −GYN/OB disorders (irregular menstruation, abdominal masses, menorrhagia, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, leukorrhea; infertility; delayed/prolonged labor, retention of placenta, post-partum dizziness)

     −Sexual/genital disorders (seminal emission, impotence, pain of the genitals, Shan disorder, contracted testicles)

     −Urinary disorders (difficult/painful urination, enuresis)

•Insomnia of any kind (+ HT7)

•Skin diseases (+ SP10, BL17) (Urticaria, eczema, psoriasis)

•Local (pain/ swelling/ atrophy/hemiplegia of leg)

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•Regulates Qi in Lower Burner

•Regulates Penetrating Vessel

•Subdues running piglet Qi 

‘POURING QI’, Pt. of SEA OF WATER & GRAIN +ST36, Meeting pt. of ST-Penetrating Vessel

Indications:

•Abnormal circulation of Qi in the lower abdomen      

      −Pain/fullness/distention of the lower abdomen, twisting pain of abdomen, hardness below umbilicus, abdominal heat, heat in the Large Intestine, retention of urine/feces, hot painful urinary dysfunction

•Diseases related to the Penetrating Vessel

    −Genital: swelling & pain of penis/vagina, retraction & pain of testicles, impotence, Shan disorder

    −GYN/OB: irregular menstruation, sudden amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, infertility, retention of placenta

    −Running piglet Qi, fetal Qi rushing to attack the Heart

ST30 **