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Actions:

•Benefits the bones & joints

•Expels pathogenic factors & Firms the exterior

•Regulates Lung-Qi & Alleviates cough

 

Indications:

•Disorders of the bones & joints (Rheumatic / arthritic diseases, osteoporosis)

•Local pain (Rigidity of the nape of the neck or the spine, soreness & pain of the back and scapula)

•Attack of exterior pathogenic wind-cold (Chills & fever, absence of sweating, headache, stiffness & pain of the neck & upper back; Cough, dyspnoea, fullness of the chest)

INFLUENCE ON NECK, BACK & UPPER RESPIRATORY

BL11 ***

1

Actions:

•Clears damp-heat

•Regulates the SP & ST 

 

Indications:

•Damp-heat (jaundice of Yang type)

•Disharmony of the ST & SP (difficult digestion, vomiting; abdominal distention, diarrhea)

•Local back pain  

 

* BL channel point

BL49 **

2

Actions:

•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain

•Moves Qi & Unbinds the chest & lateral costal region

Benefits the breasts

 

Indications:

•Pain & swelling in the scapula, shoulder & arm •Pain/swelling/abscess of the breast, insufficient lactation

SI11 ***

3

Actions: 

•Nourishes KD YinClears deficiency heat
•Tonifies KD Yang

•Anchors Qi & Benefits the LU

•Strengthens lumbar spine

 

Indications:

•KD Yin deficiency (dryness/malnourishment; empty heat; throat, ears, teeth, brain, lower back/knees, lower jiao (intestines, bladder, uterus, genitals); KD-LV, KD-HT, KD-LU)

•KD Yang deficiency (impotence, seminal emission, sterility;  frequent & copious urination, incontinence, diarrhea, edema; coldness of lower limbs)

•Local pain in the heel 

KD3 ****

3

Actions:

•Unbinds the chest & Regulates Qi

•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain

 

Indications:

•Disorders of the chest (cough, asthma, dyspnea, fullness of the chest with rebellious Qi)

•Local pain (stiffness & pain of the back)

 

BL channel point....

BL44 **

4

Actions:

•Clears heat & Benefits the sensory orifices

•Revives consciousness

Promotes lactation & Benefits the breasts

 

Indications:

•Breast disorders (insufficient lactation; swelling & abscess of the breasts (mastitis))

•Excess heat in the head/face (red eyes, pterygium; tinnitus, deafness; nosebleed; throat painful obstruction; ulceration of tongue/mouth)

•Loss of consciousness from windstroke

•Febrile disease, malaria

SI1 ***

5

Actions:

•Revives consciousness

•Clears heat and Benefits the throat, tongue & eyes

•Regulates HT-Qi and Calms the spirit

 

Indications:

•Loss of consciousness  windstroke, febrile diseases

•Heat in the upper reaches of the channel (Painful obstruction & dryness of the throat; Swelling & pain of the tongue; Redness & pain of the eyes)

•‘Fullness below the Heart’ (Pain of the Heart, chest & lateral costal region)

 

JING-WELL, WOOD POINT

 

HT9**

5

Actions:

•Clears HT & Transforms phlegm

•Regulates Qi & Alleviates pain

Xi-Cleft pt. of Yin Wei Mai

Indications:

phlegm-fire obstructing the Heart: mania-depression, madness, vomiting of foamy saliva, tongue thrusting

− shan disorder  

KD9 **

5

Actions:

•Regulates the ST & Descends rebellion

•Harmonizes middle jiao

 

Indications:

All diseases of the ST Fu-organ (ST Qi stagnation: distention/fullness/pain of the epigastrium & abdomen; ST Qi rebellion: ST reflux, nausea, vomiting )

•Disharmony of both the ST & SP (poor appetite, undigested food in the stool, borborygmus, diarrhea)

BL21 ***

6

Actions:

•Regulates Chong & Ren Mai

•Regulates the lower jiao

 

Indications:

− GYN: amenorrhea, irregular menstruation, uterine bleeding, leukorrhea, infertility

running piglet Qi, difficult urination, diarrhea

KD13 **

7

Actions:

•  Regulates the GV (benefits the occiput, neck & back; clears wind & heat, treats malaria; calms the spirit and treats epilepsy)

•Clears heat & Benefits the sensory orifices

•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain

Confluent pt. of GV

Indications:

•Pain, stiffness & contraction along SI, BL & GV (occipital h/a, stiff neck, pain of the upper spine & scapula, acute lumbar sprain, pain & contraction of the arm, elbow and shoulder, contraction of fingers. This+BL62: inner canthus, ear, nape of neck, scapula)

•Heat in the upper reaches of the SI channel (tinnitus & deafness; redness/pain/swelling of the eyes with lacrimation, pterygium; nosebleed)

•Febrile diseases (malaria; chills & fever accompanied by severe pain of the neck & spine in exterior syndromes; nightsweats)

•Mania-depression, epilepsy (+ BL62)

SI3 ****

8

Actions:

•Benefits the eyes

•Expels wind & Clears heat

 

Indications:

•Eye disorders of any kind (Redness, swelling & pain of the eyes, vision problems)

(acute & chronic conjunctivitis, excessive tearing in windy conditions, astigmatism, optic neuritis, pterygium, color blindness, night blindness, early stage cataracts, glaucoma)

BL1 ***

9

Actions:

•Activates the channel & Alleviates Pain

•Benefits the lumbar region

 

Indications:

•Disorders of the lower limb & lumbar spine (Pain/atrophy/paralysis of the lower limb; sciatica;  Pain/rigidity of the lumbar spine)

BL37 **

10

Actions:

•Tonifies & Nourishes the LU, HT, KD, SP & ST   
•Nourishes Yin & Clears heat

•Calms the spirit

•Fosters the original Qi •Resolves phlegm

(‘Shu of Gao & Huang’)

Indications:

•All kinds of deficiency, including 5 types of taxation, 7 injuries

− LU: consumption, coughing of blood, night sweating, steaming bone disorder, emaciation

− HT: poor memory, pounding of the Heart, insomnia, phlegm-fire mania 

− KD: seminal emission, impotence

− ST/SP: undigested food in the stool, weariness of the four limbs;phlegm diseases 

 

•Local pain of the back & shoulder

BL43 ****

10

Actions:

•Spreads LV-Qi

•Regulates & Nourishes LV blood

•Pacifies wind

•Cools fire & Clears damp-heat

•Benefits the eyes & sinews

 

Indications:

•All patterns of disharmony of the LIVER (LV-Qi stag., LV Fire/LV Yang rising, LV blood/Yin def., LV wind, damp-heat); hepatitis, cholecystitis, jaundice, liver cirrhosis …

•Eye, sinews or mental disorders characterized by LV pathology (pain, itching, dryness, redness of eyes, blurred vision; stiffness, contraction, cramping or pain of the sinews; stress, irritability, depression, mood swings)

•Local pain (tightness/pain in hypochondria, intercostal neuralgia)

BL18 ****

10

What are the actions of the Liao Points?

•Regulates the lower jiao and Facilitates urination & defecation

•Regulates menstruation & Stops leukorrhea

•Benefits the lumbar region & legs

•Important points for inducing labor

 

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•Urinary disorders: BL32, 33

•Intestinal disorders: BL34  

•GYN/genital disorders: BL34

•Pain in the lumbosacral area pain/atrophy of the legs:                  BL32, 33
•Labor pain: BL32

10

Actions:

•Benefits the lumbar region, Activates the channel & Alleviates pain •Regulates urination & Treats hemorrhoids

 

Indications:

•Channel disorders (local pain of the lumbar region, sacrum & buttocks; pain/atrophy of the leg: sciatica, hemiplegia)

•Urogenital disorders (difficult urination, retention of urine; seminal emission, turbid leukorrhea, genital pain)

•Anal disorders (hemorrhoids, prolapse of rectum)

BL54 ***

10

Actions:

•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain

•Clears heat & Reduces swelling

•Clears damp-heat & Treats jaundice

 

Indications:

•Disorders along the SI channel (contraction, stiffness & pain in the fingers, wrist, elbow, arm, shoulder, neck and back; swelling in the neck, cheek & submandibular region; tinnitus caused by pain of the submandibular region)

Jaundice, wasting & thirsting disorder

SI4 **

12

Actions:

•Clears damp-heat from the lower burner

•Benefits the KDs

•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain

 

Indications:

•Damp-heat in the lower burner, esp. in the genito-urinary system (difficult/urgent urination, dark urine; genital itching, leukorrhea, uterine bleeding, impotence, infertility; pain d/t damp-heat: urination with pain radiating to the thigh, genital pain, hypogastric pain radiating to the genitals & inner thigh)

•Local pain of the knee

KD10 **

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What is the different between HT5, HT6, and HT7?

•HT5  Luo-connecting

Benefits the tongue & Regulates HT-Qi; MP for speech disorders d/t tongue stiffness(GV15, CV23), disorders of heart rhythm(PC6)

•HT6  Xi-cleft

Regulates HT-blood; MP for night sweating(SI3)

•HT7  Yuan-source

Regulates & tonifies the Heart, any disorders of the Heart and spirit, excess/deficiency; Main point for insomnia(SP6), palpitations(PC6)

14

Actions:

•Spreads LV-Qi & Unbinds the chest

•Regulates the HT

•Regulates & Descends Qi

 

Indications:

•Chest & heart disorders d/t LV Qi stagnation (pain/oppression of the Heart, chest & diaphragm, restlessness, agitation and oppression)

•Heart dysfunction (heart pain, palpitations, anxiety, stress (+ BL15)

•LU/ST Qi rebellion (cough, vomiting)

BL14 ***

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Actions:

•Regulates Ren Mai & Chong Mai, Adjusts menstruationStops uterine bleeding
•Clears heat & Drains dampness from the lower jiao

Xi-Cleft pt. of Yin Qiao Mai

Indications: 

− irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, ‘flooding & trickling’(KD def., blood stasis, blood heat…)

damp-heat in the lower burner: genital itching/pain /sweating, painful urinary dysfunction, diarrhea…  

KD8 **

17

Actions:

•Invigorates blood & Dispels stasis
•Cools blood heat & Stops bleeding
•Nourishes & Harmonizes blood

•Harmonizes the diaphragm & Descends rebellious Qi

Hui Meeting Point of  Blood

Indications:

•All blood diseases, esp. in the upper & middle jiao (blood stasis: pain, fever, psycho-emotional disorders, hemorrhage; blood heat: hemorrhage, fever, psycho-emotional; blood deficiency: night sweating, steaming bone disorders; taxation consumption disorder(+ BL19   ) )

•Painful obstruction, skin disorders

•LU/ST Qi rebellion (cough, dyspnea; belching, hiccup, vomiting, ST reflux, esophageal constriction)

BL17 ****

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Actions:

•Clears deficient fire & Alleviates night sweating

•Regulates HT-blood

•Calms the spirit

•Moderates acute conditions 

 

Indications:

Night sweating, steaming bone disorder (+ SI3)

•Acute conditions (Heart pain d/t blood stasis: PC4 favored; Nosebleed, vomiting blood d/t blood heat; Acute fright with or without palpitations)

 

XI-CLEFT POINT

HT6***

19

Actions:

•Regulates the Yin Motility Vessel

•Nourishes the KDs & Clears deficiency heat
•Benefits the throat

•Calms the spirit

•Regulates the lower jiao

 

Indications:

•Throat disorders, esp. d/t Yin deficiency heat (swelling/pain/dryness of throat, plumstone Qi  (LU7))

•Eye disorders (redness/pain of eyes originating at the inner canthus, vision disturbed by seeing spots & stars)

•Spirit disorders (insomnia, somnolence; night-time epilepsy  (BL62); sadness, fright, nightmares)


•Disorders of the lower burner (uterus: irregular menstruation, infertility; 
genitals: genital itching, leukorrhea
− urethra/anus: dribbling urination, constipation)

KD6 ****

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Actions

•Activates the channel & Benefits the arm

•Clears heat, Transforms phlegm & Calms the spirit 

 

Indications:

•Disorders of the HT channel in the upper limb (Numbness, trembling, pain of the arm and hand, esp. the elbow (main point for medial epicondylitis); Hemiplegia & atrophy after windstroke, Parkinson’s)

•Disorders of the chest (HT pain, palpitations; chest pain, intercostal neuralgia)

•Heat or Phlegm (Mania & excessive laughter, epilepsy, tongue thrusting; Scrofula esp. under the armpit; Redness of the eyes, erosion & swelling of the gums, toothache accompanied by chills & fever)

 

HE-SEA, WATER point

 

HT3***

21

Actions:

Descends excess from the head

•Calms the spirit

•Revives consciousness & Rescues Yang

 

Indications:

•“Excess above & deficiency below” (LV-KD: h/a, dizziness, cloudy vision; nosebleed; epilepsy, windstroke; running piglet Qi; HT-KD:  insomnia, excessive dreams, agitation, palps; LU-KD: asthma, cough, dyspnea; dry cough, blood-streaked phlegm; Empty heat above: swelling, pain, dryness of throat; dry tongue, loss of voice; mouth ulceration; hot flushes)

•Loss of consciousness (windstroke, epilepsy, Yang collapse)

•Other (constipation, difficult urination; cold leg & foot)

KD1 ***

21

Actions:

•Harmonizes the upper & lower

•Expels wind from Taiyang Channel

•Treats hemorrhoids

•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain

 

Indications:

•Lower limb problems (lower limb pain/numbness/atrophy; RLS; sciatic pain located along either BL or GB channel)

•“Excess above + deficiency below” (‘Flying Yang’) (h/a, dizziness, pain of the neck & occiput, nosebleed; lumbar pain, coldness of the lower part of the body, inability to stand, weakness of legs)

•Mania & epilepsy, hemorrhoids

•Exterior syndrome in Taiyang stage (chills & fever, absence of sweating, pain of the neck & occiput, nasal congestion/watery discharge)

BL58 ***

22

Actions:

•Strengthens the lumbar region

•Regulates the Lower Burner

 

Indications:

•All cases of lumbar pain

•Disorders of the lower burner with underlying KD deficiency − wasting & thirsting disorders, diarrhea, enuresis, difficult urination, frequent urination

BL26 **

24

Actions:

•Benefits the tongue

•Regulates heart rhythm(HT-Qi)

•Calms the spirit

•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain

 

Indications:

Speech disorders d/t tongue stiffness (post-stroke speech difficulty, sudden loss of voice, stuttering)

•Disorders of heart rhythm (Palpitations, irregular heart beat, tachycardia,  bradycardia)

•Psycho-emotional disorders (Fright, agitation, anxiety, fear, sadness, depression)

•Channel disorders (Throat: soreness & swelling; Eye: dizziness or headache + redness/pain of the eyes; Arm: pain or spasm of forearm, wrist, fingers)

 

‘Penetrating the Interior’

Luo-Connecting point

 

HT5****

24

Actions:

•Reinforces the KDs

•Anchors Qi & Benefits the LU

•Strengthens the will & Dispels fear

 

Indications:

•Excess above & deficiency below caused by LU-KD disharmony (asthma, cough, dyspnea; wheezing, coughing of blood, dry & sore throat)

•Psycho-emotional disorders when KD spirit is down (susceptibility to fear, lack of confidence, somnolence)

•Heel pain, low back pain & stiffness worse w/fatigue

“In case of Qi rebellion, there is agitation of the heart with fullness; in excess, there is retention of urine; in deficiency, there is lumbar pain”

 

KD4 **

25

Actions:

•Eliminates Wind & Alleviates Pain

•Clears heat & Reduces swelling

Local wind point

Indications:

•Facial disorders d/t exterior or interior wind (Facial paralysis, trigeminal neuralgia, twitching of the eyelids, toothache of upper jaw)

SI18 **

27

Actions

•Unbinds the chest 

•Activates the channel & Benefits the arm

 

Indications:

•Disorders of the shoulder & arm (Shoulder pain, frozen shoulder; Paralysis, numbness, atrophy, cold & pain of the upper limb)

•Disorders of the Heart & chest (Heart pain, chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, distention & fullness of the lateral costal region (helps to relax ribcage); Sadness, anxiety)

HT1**

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Actions:

•Separates the pure from the turbid

•Regulates the intestines and Bladder

•Drains turbid dampness & Clears damp-heat

•Regulates Small Intestine Qi

 

Indications:

•Intestinal disorders, esp. d/t damp-heat (diarrhea, dysenteric disorder, blood & mucus in stools; constipation, hemorrhoids)

•Urinary disorders d/t damp-heat (dark yellow urine, enuresis, retention of urine, difficult/painful urination, blood in the urine)

•Genital disorders d/t damp-heat (seminal emission, leukorrhea)

•Others: (Small Intestine Qi pain, wasting & thirsting disorder − local pain)

BL27 ***

29

Actions:

•Tonifies KD-Qi, KD-Yang, KD-Yin & KD-Essence
•Regulates the water passages & Benefits urination

•Benefits & Warms the uterus

•Benefits the eyes & ears

•Strengthens lumbar region

 

Indications: 

•All patterns of disharmony of the KIDNEY

(KD Qi def., KD Yang def., KD Yin def., KD Essence def.)

− frequent urination, incontinence, enuresis; cockcrow diarrhea;  seminal emission, premature ejaculation, sterility;  irregular menstruation, leukorrhea, infertility; edema with difficult urination; tinnitus, deafness, chronic ear infections

•Dual disharmony of the KD & SP, HT, LV or LU

•Chronic deficiency, esp. in the elderly

•Local pain in the lumbar region

BL23 ****

30

Actions:

•Clears damp-heat & Regulates the lower jiao

•Benefits the coccyx & Treats hemorrhoids 

Indication:

•Anal disorders (chronic hemorrhoids, prolapse of rectum )

•Local pain of the coccyx or lumbar region

•Damp-heat in the lower jiao (diarrhea, dysenteric disorder, leukorrhea, genital itching/sweating)

BL35 **

31

Actions:

•Benefits lower back & knees, Activates the channel & Alleviates pain •Cools blood

•Cools summer-heat and Stops vomiting & diarrhea

•Benefits the bladder

 

Indications:

•Disorders of the lumbar region & lower limbs (acute/chronic lumbar pain, sciatic pain, atrophy/ pain/hemiplegia of the lower limb, knee disorders)

•Heat in the blood level (febrile diseases, skin diseases(excess type), nosebleed)

•‘counterflow Qi and diarrhea’ (summer-heat stroke, sudden turmoil disorder)

•Urinary disorders (enuresis, difficult urination, dark urination)

•Hemorrhoids

BL40 ****

32

Actions:

Regulates the intestines

•Transforms stagnation & Alleviates pain

•Strengthens the lumbar region & legs

 

Indications:

•Intestinal disorders (constipation; diarrhea, dysenteric disorder, borborygmus; prolapse of the rectum, intestinal abscess)

•Local back pain or pain/atrophy of the leg  

BL25 ****

33

Actions:

•Pacifies interior wind Expels exterior wind
•Calms spirit & Treats epilepsy

•Benefits the head & eyes

•Opens & Regulates Yang Qiao

•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain

 

Indications:

•Wind disorders  (Exterior wind: chills & fever, aversion to wind, h/a; Interior wind: lockjaw, opisthotonos, up staring eyes, deviation of mouth & eyes, windstroke & hemiplegia)

•Mental disorders (daytime epilepsy, mania, insomnia, palpitations)

•Heat in the head (h/a, dizziness, nosebleed, deafness & tinnitus, redness/swelling/pain of the eyes)

•Pain of both the lumbar region and hip

BL62 ****

34

Actions:

•Calms the spirit

Regulates & Tonifies the Heart

 

Indications:

•All disorders of the spirit (Insomnia, poor memory, absent-mindedness, disorientation, restlessness; Dementia, mania, mad laughter, epilepsy)

•All disorders of the Heart (Palpitations, heart pain(PC) )

•Heat in the HT channel (Swelling, dryness, pain of the throat, red face, yellow eyes, heat in the palms; spitting/vomiting blood; Enuresis d/t heat in the bladder (HT- SI - BL))

 

SHU-STREAM = YUAN-SOURCE

MOST NOURISHING Pt. on HT CHANNEL

 EARTH, CHILD point — EXCESS

 

HT7****

35

Actions:

Moves & Regulates the TW

•Regulates the SP&ST and Resolves dampness

•Regulates the water passages & Promotes urination

•Resolves masses

 

Indications:

•Water metabolism disorders (edema with difficult urination, white turbidity; abdominal distention, borborygmus, diarrhea, dysenteric disorder, undigested food in the stool)

•Abdominal masses

•Shaoyang syndrome

•Local pain of the lower back

BL22 **

36

Actions:

Regulates the Bladder

•Clears damp-heat from the lower burner

•Dispels stagnation & Resolves masses

•Benefits the lumbar region and legs

 

Indications:

•All kinds of urinary disorders, esp. d/t damp-heat (painful/difficult/hesitant/frequent urination with scanty, dark flow)

•Damp-heat in the intestinal/genital region (diarrhea; genital itching/swelling/pain/ulceration, seminal emission, leukorrhea)

•Stiffness/pain of the lumbar region, sacrum, buttocks, coccyx and lower limbs

BL28 ***

38

Actions:

•Benefits & Regulates the nose

•Clears the head

 

Indications:

Nose disorders of any kind (+ GV23) (nasal congestion & discharge, rhinitis, nosebleed, nasal sores, loss of sense of smell)

•Vertex headache (+ GV20)

BL7 **

40

Actions:

•Expels wind & Releases the exterior
•Strengthens defensive Qi & Firms the exterior

•Disseminates & Descends LU-Qi

•Benefits the nose

 

Indications:

Exterior pathogenic wind attacks (Colds/Flu) (exterior excess: chills & fever, absence of sweating, rigidity & pain of the head and neck, P: floating-tight; exterior deficiency: fever & chills unrelieved by sweating, aversion to wind, P: floating-weak; susceptible to catching cold easilywind attacking the lung: cough w/ chest pain, dyspnea; wind attacking the skin: wind rashes, urticaria)

Nose disorders of all kinds (nasal stuffiness & discharge, nosebleed, sneezing, sensitivity to dust and pollen)

•Stiff neck

‘WIND GATE’

(bias towards exterior wind)

BL12 ****

42

Actions:

•Unbinds the chest

•Transforms phlegm and Alleviates cough & wheezing

•Harmonizes the Stomach & Lowers rebellious Qi

 

Indications:

•Rebellion of LU-Qi (chronic cough w/ vomiting of phlegm, wheezing, chronic dyspnea w/ oppression of chest, chest pain)

•Rebellion of ST-Qi (nausea, vomiting, inability to eat & drink)

•Neck tension & pain (good point for massage)

KD27 **

44

Actions:

•Tonifies SP-Qi & SP-Yang

•Resolves dampness

•Raises SP-Qi & Holds blood

•Regulates & Harmonizes the Qi of the middle jiao

 

Indications:

•All patterns of disharmony of the SPLEEN

− SP Qi/Yang def. + dampness, prolapse from Qi sinking, hemorrhage d/t Qi not holding blood

− stagnation in the middle burner d/t SP Qi def., LV-SP disharmony or dampness: fullness, distention or pain in the abdomen or lateral costal region

•Local back pain (worse w/ cold & damp)

BL20 ****

45

Actions:

•Activates the channel, Relaxes the sinews & Alleviates pain •Regulates the lower jiao & Alleviates pain

•Treats hemorrhoids

 

Indications:

•Disorders of the lower limb (Pain/atrophy/paralysis of the lower limb; sciatica)

 

MAIN POINT for UPPER HAMSTRING INJURY

•Hemorrhoids

BL36 ***

46

Actions:

Harmonizes the Triple Burner & Regulates urination

•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain

 

Indications:

•Urinary disorders (difficult urination, retention of urine, edema; enuresis)

•Local pain of the leg/foot   

 

Lower HeSea of the Triple Warmer

BL39 ***

47

Actions:

•Benefits the ears

•Calms the spirit

 

Indications:

•Ear disorders of any kind (tinnitus, deafness, pain/itching/discharge of the ears)

•TMJ pain & inflammation

•Emotional disorders (depression, mania, epilepsy)

SI19 ***

49

Actions:

•Regulates Qi & Alleviates pain

•Regulates & Warms intestines

 

Indications:

constipation d/t KD Yang def., painful urinary dysfunction from chronic accumulation

KD16 **

50

Actions:

•Tonifies KD & Benefits essence

•Regulates urination

•Strengthens lumbar region

 

Indications:

•Male sexual dysfunction (impotence, premature ejaculation, seminal emission, swelling & pain of the genitals)

•Urinary disorders (difficult or dribbling urination w/ Yin edema)

•Local pain in the lumbar region

 

* BL channel point

BL52 ***

51

Actions:

•Benefits the KDs

•Regulates the water passages & Treats edema

•Regulates sweating

•Drains damp / damp-heat

•Strengthens the lumbar region

 

Indications:

•Primary point for water passage & water metabolism disorders (edema; urinary dysfunction)

•Important point for sweating disorders (spontaneous sweating, nightsweats, fever with absence of sweating)

•Damp-heat in the lower burner (diarrhea, dysenteric disorder, bleeding hemorrhoids; blood in the urine/stool, menorrhagia, leukorrhea)

•Lumbar pain

KD7 ***

52

Actions:

•Tonifies LU-Qi & Nourishes LU-Yin
•Descends & Disseminates LU-Qi

•Clears heat from the LU

•Releases the exterior

 

Indications:

All patterns of disharmony of the LUNG

− All deficiency LU patterns

     LU-Qi def.: weak cough worsened by exertion, SOB with no desire to speak
     LU-Yin def.: dry sputum, dry mouth/throat/tongue

− All excess LU patterns

    Interior excess: fullness/pain of the chest, LU abscess, coughing of phlegm 

− Exterior pathogenic factors affecting the LU: aversion to cold, chills & fever with cough
•Disorders of the throat, nose, skin, sweating

 

Backshu of the LU

BL13 ****

53

Actions:

•Regulates Qi & Pacifies wind
•Benefits the head & sensory orifices

•Calms the spirit

•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain

 

Indications:

•Main point for occipital h/a, stiff neck & shoulders

•Disorders of the sensory orifices (nasal congestion, loss of sense of smell; swelling, redness & pain of the eyes, poor vision; swelling of the throat with difficulty to speak)

Interior wind − dizziness, epilepsy, head wind

Point of Window of Heaven

‘Sudden contraction, epilepsy and dizziness with inability of the legs to support the body, select XX’      — Spiritual Pivot

BL10 ****

54

Actions:

•Tonifies & nourishes the LU

•Soothes dyspnea & cough

•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain 

(‘Door of the Corporeal Soul’)

Indications:

•LU disorders (asthma, bronchitis, pleurisy, pulmonary TB, pulmonary-type indications, grief)

•Local pain (stiff neck, pain of the upper back, shoulder, scapula, chest & back)

BL42 **

55

Actions:

•Clears heat & Lowers Yang

•Pacifies wind & Leads down the excess
•Activates the entire channel & Alleviates pain

•Relaxes the sinews & Strengthens the lumbar spine

•Promotes labor

 

Indications:

•Heat, excess Yang or wind in the head (h/a, heat in the head, redness/swelling/pain of eyes, nosebleed, toothache; epilepsy, lockjaw)

•Pain & contraction anywhere along the channel (occipital h/a, stiff neck, pain of the back & spine (SI3); Heart pain radiating from the chest to the back; pain of the lower limbs, heel & ankle)

•Prolonged labor

BL60 ***

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Actions:

•Clears deficiency heat

•Regulates the KDs

•Regulates the lower jiao

 

Indications:

•Deficiency heat (throat painful obstruction, dry throat; night sweating; dyspnea & coughing blood; wasting & thirsting disorder, hot & restless feet; irregular menstruation, infertility; seminal emission, nocturnal emissions, sterility; genital itching)

•KD-Yang deficiency (cold diarrhea, edema, impotence, spontaneous sweating; one foot hot and one foot cold)

 

KD2 ***

57

Actions:

•Clears heat from HT & S.I.

•Regulates HT-Qi (stag./def.)

•Calms the spirit

•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain

 

Indications:

Heat in the lower burner transmitted via the HT—S.I.—BL connection (Urogenital disorders: difficult urination, enuresis, itching or pain of the genitals, accompanied by HT-Fire: insomnia, mouth & tongue ulcers, thirst, agitation)

•Stagnation of Qi in the Heart & chest region (Oppression/pain of the chest, accompanied by excessive sighing, fear, plumstone Qi)

•Emotional disorders d/t deficiency of HT-Qi (Fright palpitations, sadness & worry)

•Channel disorders: spasm of little finger, heat in palms

 

YING-SPRING, FIRE POINT

MAIN POINT FOR HT—SI—BL

 

HT8***

58

Actions:

•Activates the channel & Alleviates painBenefits the shoulder/arm
•Moderates acute conditions

•Benefits the eyes

‘SUPPORT THE AGED’

Indications:

Pain conditions (SI channel: severe pain of the shoulder, scapula & arm (frozen shoulder), stiff neck, pain of the wrist; BL channel: acute lumbar sprain, contraction of the sinews of the foot with inability to extend & flex)

Blurred vision, dimness of vision, eye diseases

SI6 ***

59

Actions:

•Relaxes the sinews, Activates the channel & Alleviates Pain

•Benefits the calf & heel

•Treats Hemorrhoids

 

Indications:

•Primary distal pt. for all kinds of hemorrhoids

•Main point for calf cramps

•Important point for heel pain

•Sciatica pain radiating to the calf region

BL57 ****

60

Actions:

•Spreads LV-Qi & Relaxes the sinews
•Harmonizes the middle jiao

 

Indications:

•Local pain (fullness/distention/pain of the chest and lateral costal region)

•Contraction of the sinews

•Disorders of the SP/ST (difficult digestion, vomiting, diarrhea)

 

* BL channel point

BL47 **

61

Actions:

•Drains damp-heat from the LV & GB

•Clears pathogenic factors from Shaoyang

•Tonifies & Regulates GB Qi

•Tonifies deficiency

 

Indications:

•Damp-heat in the GB & LV (jaundice, bitter taste in the mouth, vomiting, distention of the lateral costal region)

•Shaoyang syndrome (bitter taste in the mouth, dry throat, blurred vision; fullness/distention of the chest & lateral costal region; nausea & vomiting)

•Deficiency of the Qi of the HT & GB (fright palpitations w/ restless sleep, insomnia)

•Steaming bone disorder, deficiency-taxation  

‘Four flowers’ (BL17 + BL19)

BL19 ***

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Actions:

•Benefits the lower jiao & Alleviates pain

•Regulates Qi & Moves blood stasis
•Regulates water passages & Promotes urination

 

Indications:

stagnation/accumulation of Qi, blood, food, water: abdominal distention/edema, diarrhea/constipation, GYN disorders(‘malign blood’)

KD14 **

64

Actions:

•Expels wind & Clears the head & eyes
•Turns the fetus & Facilitates labor
 

Indications:

•Fullness & heat in the head (vertex/occipital headache, acute disorders of the neck, eyes, nose & ears)

Malposition of the fetus

•Delayed/prolonged labor, retention of placenta

BL67 **

65

Actions:

•Eliminates wind & Clears heat

•Benefits the eyes

•Clears the head & Alleviates pain

 

Indications:

•Eye disorders (acute conjunctivitis, blurred vision, lacrimation on exposure to wind; twitching of eyelid, ptosis)

•Frontal headache, esp. in the eyebrow region (sinusitis, one-sided or generalized head wind)

•Facial paralysis

•Pain of hemorrhoids

BL2 ***

66

Actions:

•Clears heat & Releases the exterior
Calms the spirit

•Activates the channel & Alleviates pain; Benefits the finger joints

 

Indicaiton:

•Febrile disease with neck/back pain at the onset

Psycho-emotional disorders (Mania-depression, fear & fright, sadness & anxiety)

•Disorders along the channel (Stiffness of the neck, contraction of the elbow, severe pain of all the fingers, h/a, dizziness)

•‘In deficiency, there are warts

SI7 **

67

Actions:

•Tonifies & Nourishes the HT

•Regulates HT-Qi

•Calms the spirit

•Unbinds the chest & Resolves blood stasis

•Clears HT fire

 

Indications:

•All patterns of disharmony of the HEART (def. of Qi, Blood, Yin or Yang; HT fire, blood stasis, obstruction of phlegm)

− Heart: oppression of the chest, HT pain, palpitations or irregular heart beat

− Spirit: insomnia, poor memory, excessive dreaming; epilepsy, dementia, mania-depression(‘happy point’)

•Disorders of the eyes, tongue, sweating

 

BL15 ****