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Arrange channel from most superficial to deepest.
15/16 Luo Vessels
12 Regular Channel
8 Extraordinary Vessels
What are the fx of the tendinomuscular channels?
Strengthen the connection between joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, etc and strengthen articulation of joints
Integrate the whole body surface
What are the fx of the cutaneous regions?
Holds Wei Qi
Circulates Qi and Blood, nourish skin/pores, and protect the body fro Evil Qi
Which channels are considered to be "reservoirs" of Qi?
Which channel break off the regular pathway above the elbow or knee?
What are the fx of Divergent channels?
Connection between the external/internal
Carry Wei Qi inward to the Zang Fu organs
Fx of the regular channels
Transporting and circulating qi and blood
Regulate Yin and Yang, harmonize/balance
Provide diagnostic information
Integrate the whole body by creating connections/networks
Transmit needle sensation
There are 15/16 Luo vessels
The 15/16 Luo vessels are superficial
Luo vessels arise below the elbows and knee
Each Luo Vessels has one Luo-connecting point
There are 12 Divergent channels
The 12 Divergent channels run deeper
The Divergent channels arise above or at the elbows or knees.
The Divergent channels have no acupoints.
Governing vessel, runs upward on the posterior midline
Conception vessel, responsible for all Yin meridians
Regulates qi and blood in the primary 12 meridians
Goes around the waist, binding up all the meridians
Starts below the internal malleolus, ends at UB 1
Starts below the external malleolus, ends at UB 10
Connects networks of the interior yin of the whole body
Connects networks of exterior yang of the whole body
Penetrating Vessel, thoroughfare vessel
Belt Vessel, Girdling Vessel
Yin Linking Vessel
Yang Linking Vessel
Yin Motility Vessel, Yin Heel Vessel
Yang Motility Vessel, Yang Heel Vessel
T/F: Transporting points are located on the 12 regular channels
T/F: Transporting points are all located below the elbow or knee
T/F: There are 75 Transporting points all together
There are 60 Transporting points
Transporting points from shallow to deep
Jing Well treats:
Mania, stuffiness in the chest, fullness under the heart, resusitation
Ying Spring treats:
Fever, Body heat
Shu Stream treats:
Arthritis, heaviness and pain in the joints
Jing River treats:
Asthma, dryness in the respiratory system
He Sea treats:
How many Luo connecting points? What are the extras?
How many Xi Cleft points are there? Extras?
Xi Cleft of Yin Qiao = KD 8
Xi Cleft of Yang Qiao = UB 59
Xi Cleft of Yin Wei = KD 9
Xi Cleft of Yang Wei = GB 35
How many Yuan Source points? Where are they located?
There are 12 source points.
Located 3rd from extremity on Yin Channel
Located 4th from extremity on Yang Channel, with the exception of GB
Yuan Source points:
Access source qi
Xi Cleft points:
Treat acute pain and bleeding
Luo connecting points:
Connect Yin and Yang
What is the Luo on the ST Channel? On HT?
What is the Xi Cleft point on the SP? SI?
What is the Luo on UB? On LU?
T/F: All Front Mu points are located on the channel of their associated organ.
T/F: All Back Shu points are located on the UB channel
T/F: All Back Shu points are located 1.5 cun lateral to the posterior midline
T/F: All Front Mu points are located on the Ren Channel
T/F: Front Mu points are generally used for chronically painful or depleted conditions.
False, for acute conditions
T/F: Back Shu points are used for chronically painful or depleted conditions
Command points treat:
A specific area of the body
Influential points treat:
Specific body tissue substance (qi, blood, tendons, marrow, etc)
The lower He Sea points are:
For LI: ST 37
For SI: ST 39
For SJ: UB 39
Confluent Points are:
LU 7 = Confluent for Ren
SI 3 = Confluent for Du
SP 4 = Confluent for Chong
KD 6 = Confluent for Yin Qiao
UB 62 = Confluent for Yang Qiao
GB 41 = Dai Belt
SJ 5 = Yang Wei
PC 6 = Yin Wei
Influential Points are:
UB 11 = Influential for Bone
UB 17 = Influential for Blood
LU 9 = Influential for Vessels
Ren 12 = Influential for Fu
Ren 17 = Influential for Qi
GB 34 = tendons/sinews
GB 39 = Marrow
LV 13 - Zang Organs
Command Points are:
LU 7 = Command for H/Neck
LI 4 = Command for Face/Mouth
ST 36 = Command for Abdomen
UB 40 = Command for Lower Back
Clears upper burner heat, discharges lung fire, downbears counterflow qi
Courses pathogenic heat, disinhibits joints, eliminates water dampness, courses wind and resolves the exterior, harmonizes qi and blood
Rectifies the spleen and stomach, harmonizes the intestines, breaks blood stasis in the chest, courses wind and transforms dampness, supports the correct and banks the origin
Warms and moves the middle jiao, transforms dampness, regulates the waterways, dispels wind-cold
Courses heart qi, clears the pericardium, stabilizes the spirit-mind, transforms phlegm drool
Dissipates Tai Yang channel evils, frees small intestine heat bind, dispels wind qi, clears the spirit mind
Clears the blood and discharges heat, soothes the sinews and frees the network vessels, dispels wind-dampness, disinhibits the lumbus and knees
Expels dampness from the lower burner, boosts the kidneys and revives yang, regulates anterior yin
Clears construction and cools the blood, downbears counterflow and checks vomiting, eliminates vexation and settles tetany
Transforms phlegm damp in the channels and network vessels, courses fire in the triple burner
Soothes the sinews, clears gallbladder heat, courses dampness and stagnation in the channels and network vessels, expels wind from the knees and legs