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Course Code

AC500
3 Units

EMPEROR'S COLLEGE MTOM COURSE SYLLABUS

CLINICAL POINT SELECTION

Wilcox, Lorraine
Summer 2011

COURSE DESCRIPTION This advanced course reviews the various Acupuncture point prescriptions used for specific pathologies, with an emphasis on empirical points (non-traditional points with empirical relevancy) commonly used in an acupuncture clinic. Learners will gain the ability to independently develop a point prescription based on a diagnosis, utilizing various acupuncture systems in order to obtain the best therapeutic benefit. ______________________________________________________________________________ LEARNING OBJECTIVES Students should be able to independently develop a point prescription based on a diagnosis. They will be able to choose between point systems such empirical methodologies, channel theory, zang fu, to obtain the best therapeutic benefit. Students will gain confidence to be able to provide a point prescription individually. They will also read and be tested on an array of state board required materials. ______________________________________________________________________________ COURSE PREREQUISITIES Acupuncture Therapeutics ______________________________________________________________________________ REQUIRED TEXTS Manual of Acupuncture, Deadman, Peter Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Language Press, 3rd edition, Beijing, 2010. Acupuncture: A Comprehensive Text: Shanghai College of Traditional Medicine, Bensky & O'Connor ______________________________________________________________________________ RECOMMENDED TEXTS Acupuncture Therapeutics, Zhu Bing and Wang Hongcai, Singing Dragon ______________________________________________________________________________ COURSE REQUIREMENTS 30%- three quizzes (10% each) 60% - three tests (20% each, including final)

GRADING SCALE: 100-90% A, 89-80% B, 79-70% C, 69% and below F

______________________________________________________________________________ SPECIAL NOTES Professionalism and Full and Prompt Attendance: To pass this course, students must have full and prompt attendance. Students can miss no more than 20% of this 10-week course (no more than 2 full absences). Arriving late to class (more than 15 minutes), returning late from breaks (more than 10 minutes) or leaving before the class ends (more than 15 minutes) is counted as 1/2 absence. Absences and late arrivals/early departures combine in computing 80% requirement for full attendance, e.g., 1 absence and 2 late arrivals = 2 absences. Also, please turn your cell phones off during class. ______________________________________________________________________________ CLASS ONE (The syllabus is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.) Weekly Schedule (page numbers are in 3rd edition of CAM. If you have a different edition, read the relevant pages) CLASS ONE: A General Introduction to Acupuncture Treatment CAM: 373-397

Course Code

AC500
3 Units

EMPEROR'S COLLEGE MTOM COURSE SYLLABUS

CLINICAL POINT SELECTION

Wilcox, Lorraine
Summer 2011

______________________________________________________________________________ CLASS TWO CLASS TWO: Wind stroke, syncope, sunstroke, common cold, malaria, cough, asthma CAM: 401-415 ______________________________________________________________________________ CLASS THREE CLASS THREE: Quiz 1; Epigastric pain, vomiting, hiccup, abdominal pain, diarrhea, dysentery, abdominal distention CAM: 415-427 ______________________________________________________________________________ CLASS FOUR CLASS FOUR: Test 1; Jaundice, constipation, prolapse of rectum, edema, nocturnal enuresis, urination disturbance, retention of urine CAM: 427-438 ______________________________________________________________________________ CLASS FIVE CLASS FIVE: Impotence, insomnia, palpitation, manic-depressive disorder, epilepsy, dizziness CAM: 438-450 ______________________________________________________________________________ CLASS SIX CLASS SIX: Quiz 2; Melancholia, headache, facial pain, deviation of eye and mouth, rib-side pain, lower back pain CAM: 450-461 ______________________________________________________________________________ CLASS SEVEN CLASS SEVEN: Test 2; Bi syndromes, wei syndromes, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea CAM: 461-477 ______________________________________________________________________________ CLASS EIGHT CLASS EIGHT: Amenorrhea, uterine bleeding, morbid leucorrhea, morning sickness, prolonged labor, insufficient lactation, prolapse of uterus CAM: 477-488 ______________________________________________________________________________ CLASS NINE CLASS NINE: Quiz 3; Infantile convulsions, infantile diarrhea, infantile malnutrition, infantile paralysis, mumps, urticaria, erysipelas, boils CAM: 488-499 ______________________________________________________________________________ CLASS TEN CLASS TEN: Breast abscess, intestinal abscess, goiter, sprain and contusion, deafness and tinnitus, eye problems, nasal discharge, epistaxis, toothache, sore throat, optic atrophy CAM: 499-510 ______________________________________________________________________________ CLASS ELEVEN Final Examination ______________________________________________________________________________ REFERENCE MATERIAL

Course Code

AC500
3 Units

EMPEROR'S COLLEGE MTOM COURSE SYLLABUS

CLINICAL POINT SELECTION

Wilcox, Lorraine
Summer 2011

______________________________________________________________________________ FACULTY INFO Wilcox, Lorraine Please check with instructor during class to get updated contact info. zhenjiu@gmail.com

Clinical Point Selection
Lorraine Wilcox L.Ac. zhenjiu@gmailcom Based on CAM, 3rd edition, pages 371-510 June 2011 CLASS ONE...................................................................................................................2 CLASS TWO ..................................................................................................................6 CLASS THREE ............................................................................................................10 CLASS FOUR...............................................................................................................14 CLASS FIVE ................................................................................................................17 CLASS SIX...................................................................................................................21 CLASS SEVEN ............................................................................................................25 CLASS EIGHT .............................................................................................................29 CLASS NINE................................................................................................................33 CLASS TEN .................................................................................................................38

Clinical Point Selection

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大腸俞 UB 25 長強 Du 1 Clinical Point Selection 2 . Strengthening right qi and eliminating evils 3. symptomatic points Local. 2. Treatment of disease according to climate. Acupuncture Prescriptions: Treatment plan (different than treatment principle): point selection. and distal points. 內庭 ST 44 外関 SJ 5. Descending Basic principles for prescription and selection of points 1. 陽陵泉 GB 34 内関 PC 6. Ascending 6. 俠溪 GB 43 魚際 LU 10. cheek Ear Throat Chest Rib-sides Upper abdomen Lower abdomen Low back Rectum Local 陽白 GB 14 太陽 Tai Yang . 曲泉 LV 8 委中 UB 40. 率谷 GB 8 天柱 UB 10 睛明 UB 1 迎香 LI 20 地倉 ST 4. etc. Distinguishing root and branch 4. adjacent. Warming 4. Supplementing 2. 解溪 ST 41 中渚 SJ 3. 天容 SI 17 膻中 Ren 17 期門 LV 14 中脘 Ren 12 関元 Ren 4 腎俞 UB 23.CLASS ONE: General principles of treatment CAM: 373-397 1. 昆侖 UB 60 養老 SI 6. Draining 3. 厲兌 ST 45 合谷 LI 4. 翳風 SJ 17 廉泉 Ren 23. number of points. 照海 KI 6 内関 PC 6. location. and Distal Points (examples) Distal Adjacent 合谷 LI 4. Principles for point selection: local. 豐隆 ST 40 支溝 SJ 6. Adjacent. 足三里 ST 36 三陰交 SP 6. season. and individual Therapeutic methods 1. hand technique. 頰車 ST 6 聽會 GB 2. Regulation of yin and yang 2. 足臨泣 GB 41 后溪 SI 3. 太沖 LV 3 列缺 LU 7. Clearing 5. 后溪 SI 3 承山 UB 57 百會 Du 20 風池 GB 20 大椎 Du 14 目窗 GB 16 上星 Du 23 顴髎 SI 18 風池 GB 20 天柱 UB 10 中府 LU 1 章門 LV 13 梁門 ST 21 天樞 ST 25 次髎 UB 32 白環俞 UB 30 Region Forehead Temples Nape Eye Nose Mouth.

郤門 PC 4 Rib-side pain 支溝 SJ 6. • In repletion. 太沖 LV 3 Epistaxis 上星 Du 23. 頰車 ST 6. He Sea Lower Earth He Sea GB34 GB34 SI8ST39 ST36 ST36 LI11+ ST37 UB40 UB40 SJ10UB39 Clinical Point Selection 3 . disperse the child point or channel. 陽陵泉 GB 34 Abdominal distention 氣海 Qi Hai. 内関 PC 6 Cardiac pain 内関 PC 6. 合谷 LI 4 Cough. 合谷 LI 4.Point Formulas for Symptoms (examples) Symptom Formula Fever 大椎 Du 14. asthma 天突 Ren 22. supplement the mother point or channel. 合谷 LI 4 Application of specific points (point categories) 五腧穴 The Five Shu Points of the Yin Channels Point Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He Sea Element Wood Fire Earth Metal Water LV1 LV2LV3 LV4 LV8+ Liver HT9+ HT8 HT7HT4 HT3 Heart SP1 SP2+ SP3 SP5SP9 Spleen LU11 LU10 LU9+ LU8 LU5Lungs KI1KI2 KI3 KI7+ KI10 Kidneys PC9+ PC8 PC7PC5 PC3 Pericardium 五腧穴 The Five Shu Points of the Yang Channels Point Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River Element Metal Water Wood Fire Gallbladder GB44 GB43+ GB41 GB38Small Intestine SI1 SI2 SI3+ SI5 Stomach ST45ST44 ST43 ST41+ Large Intestine LI1 LI2LI3 LI5 Bladder UB67+ UB66 UB65UB60 San Jiao SJ1 SJ2 SJ3+ SJ6 Nan Jing 69 《難經》 says: • In vacuity. 十宣 Shi Xuan Night sweating 后溪 SI 3. 曲池 LI 11 Coma 人中 Du 26. 陰郤 HT 6 Clenched jaws 下關 ST 7. 足三里 ST 36 Constipation 支溝 SJ 6. 照海 KI 6 Convulsions 合谷 LI 4. 定喘 Ding Chuan Sensation of suffocation in the chest 膻中 Ren 17.

shoulder. stomach Clinical Point Selection 4 . shoulder. chest. ear. diaphragm outer canthus. cheek. behind the ear. throat. neck. heart. nape.原穴、絡穴 Yuan and Luo Points Yin Channels Yang Channels Channel Yuan Luo Channel Yuan Luo LV3 LV5 GB40 GB37 Liver Gallbladder HT5 SI7 Heart HT7 Small Intestine SI4 SP4 ST40 Spleen SP3 Stomach ST42 LU7 LI6 Lungs LU9 Large Intestine LI4 KI4 UB58 Kidneys KI3 Bladder UB64 PC6 SJ5 Pericardium PC7 San Jiao SJ4 Ren15 Du1 Ren Du SP21 Great luo of stomach 虛里 xuli Great luo of spleen 郄穴 Xi Cleft Points Channel Point Lung LU6 Large Intestine LI7 Stomach ST34 Spleen SP8 Heart HT6 Small Intestine SI6 Urinary Bladder UB63 Kidney KI5 Pericardium PC4 San Jiao SJ7 Gall Bladder GB36 Liver LV6 背腧穴、募穴 Back Shu and Mu Alarm Points Organ Shu Point Mu Point UB13 LU1 Lungs UB14 Ren17 Pericardium UB15 Ren14 Heart UB18 LV14 Liver UB19 GB24 Gall Bladder UB20 LV13 Spleen UB21 Ren12 Stomach UB22 Ren5 San Jiao UB23 GB25 Kidneys UB25 ST25 Large Intestine UB27 Ren4 Small Intestine UB28 Ren3 Urinary Bladder Xi Cleft Points of the Eight Extraordinary Vessels UB59 GB35 Yangqiao Yangwei KI8 KI9 Yinqiao Yinwei 八脈交會穴 Eight Extraordinary Vessels Confluence Point Combinations Combine To treat diseases of Du SI3 Yangqiao UB62 inner canthus. Dai GB41 Yangwei SJ5 diaphragm Chong SP4 Yinwei PC6 chest. back Ren LU7 Yinqiao KI6 lung system.

yin organs) LV13 (also spleen’s mu point) Fu (bowels. 3rd edition. page 393-7 Clinical Point Selection 5 .八會穴 Eight Meeting (Influential) Points Zang (viscera. yang organs) Ren12 (also stomach’s mu point) Qi Ren17 Blood UB17 Sinews GB34 Vessels/Pulse LU9 Bone UB11 Marrow GB39 交會穴 Crossing Points: Too many to make a table here. See CAM.

yang ming distal point 啞門 Du 15: local Stiff tongue. Avoid taxation. Open orifices. Open the 太沖 LV 3: pacify wind and yang orifices. Use even technique on healthy side first. 陽陵泉 GB 34. subdue wind and fire. phlegm. as well 豐隆 ST 40: transform phlegm as jing well points. or liver yang rising may have dizziness and palpitations. 風府 Du 16. Channel stroke or sequelae: Use points of the du vessel (sea of all yang channels) and the yang channels on the affected side to regulate qi and blood. be careful. aphasia 廉泉 Ren 23: local 通里 HT 5: treats the tongue and speech Abandoned: Use heavy 神闕 Ren 8: salt moxa for revival moxibustion on the ren vessel to 氣海 Ren 6: moxa for revival restore yang from collapse and 関元 Ren 4: moxa for revival. then affected side. 曲池 LI 11. depending on the affected part. Clinical Point Selection 6 . 三陰交 SP 6: nourish yin Drain 大陵 PC 7. 手井穴 hand jing well: bleed. pacify liver Wind. The yang channels dominate the exterior and qi. Open orifices. regulate Du. 下關 ST 7: local Clenched jaw 頰車 ST 6: local 合谷 LI 4: treats the face. remove obstructions. Upper limb Lower limb 百會 Du 20. so they are good to regulate qi and blood. three leg yin meeting strengthen yuan qi. 足三里 ST 36. yang ascending Supplement 太溪 KI 3. and numb finger tips. 行間 LV 2: eliminate fire Fire repletion in heart and liver Supplement 太溪 KI 3: nourish yin Deviated mouth 地倉 ST 4. Use frequent moxa on 足三里 ST 36 and 絕骨 GB 39. (Use healthy side on head. points of Du and liver. and reduce wind. Pay attention to diet and lifestyle. If they get the prodromal symptoms of stiff tongue. 湧泉 KI 1: pull down repletion from head resolve phlegm. Select from the points below. 外関 SJ 5. affected side on body. slurred speech.CLASS TWO: CAM: 401-415 中風 WIND STROKE – organ type 百會 Du 20: bleed or drain. because it is reversed in the brain. regulate Du. They eliminate wind and remove obstruction from the channels and network vessels.) 肩髃 LI 15. 太沖 LV 3: drain wind. 頰車 ST 6: regulate qi in the face Prevention of stroke: an aged person with qi vacuity. 通天 UB 7: These all affect the brain. 解溪 ST 41 Drain 風池 GB 20. 合谷 LI 4 環跳 GB 30. Closed (tense): Drain or bleed 人中 Du 26: open orifices.

百會 Du 20. 曲池 LI 11. treat symptoms in head. Clear heat in the throat moxa daily on 風門 UB 12 or 足三里 ST 36 Wind heat: Drain to eliminate wind-heat. clear the orifices and regulate qi. 内関 PC 6: open orifices 氣海 Ren 6. Combine even technique with moxibustion for patients with weakened right qi. Prevention Clinical Point Selection 7 . 足三里 ST 36: supplement qi and yang 人中 Du 26. 陽維脈 yang wei vessel 魚際 LU 10: Clear heat in the throat or 少商 LU 11: Bleed. Points 大椎 Du 14. call out defense qi 外関 SJ 5: Release the exterior. 委中 UB 40: dispel summerheat 内関 PC 6: reduce fire. 人中 Du 26. 中沖 PC 9: open orifices Repletion: Drain Du and 合谷 LI 4. regulate tai yang 風池 GB 20: Expel wind. mind 中暑 SUNSTROKE Mild Drain to eliminate summer heat. lung dispersing function 合谷 LI 4: Release the exterior. protect heart Gua Sha is also recommended. 人中 Du 26.厥証 Fainting (syncope) Vacuity: Supplement or moxa Du and pericardium points to open the orifices. 太沖 LV 3: regulate qi and blood pericardium points to open the 勞宮 PC 8. Severe: Drain points of the governing vessel to resuscitate and dispel summerheat. 百會 Du 20: open orifices 曲澤 PC 3. call out defense qi 大椎 Du 14: Clear heat (Du is sea of yang channels) 曲池 LI 11: Clear heat 合谷 LI 4: Release the exterior. yang wei 列缺 LU 7: Release the exterior. 湧泉 KI 1: regulate qi and blood. headache 風門 UB 12: Expel wind. and fortify yang. supplement qi. 委中 UB 40: needle superficially to clear heat 十宣 Shi Xuan: bleed to cool blood and open orifices 感冒 COMMON COLD Wind cold: Drain to eliminate wind-cold. 風府 Du 16: Expel wind.

and 列缺 LU 7: ren/yin qiao combination. No moxibustion for wind-heat. stop cough supplementation techniques. 大椎 Du 14: Clear heat. eliminate dryness. fever 外関 SJ 5: release the exterior Lung phlegm: 肺俞 UB 13: lung shu point. 照海 KI 6: nourish yin 孔最 LU 6: xi points on yin channels stop bleeding Coughing blood 膈俞 UB 17: blood meeting point Cupping 風門 UB 12. 液門 SJ 2. Treat du.疟 Malaria Points 大椎 Du 14. release the exterior Aversion to cold. 陶道 Du 13: remove obstruction from Drain du and shao yang. 井穴 Well points of the hands confusion 咳嗽 COUGH External invasion: Drain and apply moxibustion to activate the lung functions of descending and dispersing. 足臨泣 GB 41: harmonize shao yang High fever drain 曲池 LI 11: clear heat with 大椎 Du 14 needle 章門 LV 13: influential for zang Splenomegaly moxa on 痞根 Pi Gen: treats masses in rib-sides High fever with delirium. Use moxa for wind cold. If chills are predominant. regulate yin and yang. nourish lung yin descend lung qi. transforms phlegm. 肺俞 UB 13 Plum blossom on Du and UB of upper back until red or slightly bleeding Clinical Point Selection 8 . 間使 PC 5: empirical for malaria add moxibustion. Bleed or needle. main points for malaria two hours prior to expected 後溪 SI 3: drain tai yang and du attack. Use draining and 尺澤 LU 5: clears heat. or combine 中脘 Ren 12: help spleen transform phlegm with moxibustion to 足三里 ST 36: help spleen transform phlegm strengthen the spleen and 豐隆 ST 40: transform phlegm and dampness resolve phlegm. Yin vacuity dryness: Use 肺俞 UB 13: lung shu point even technique to nourish 中府 LU 1: lung mu point yin. Throat pain and swelling Points 列缺 LU 7: Release the exterior with 合谷 LI 4 合谷 LI 4: Release the exterior with 列缺 LU 7 肺俞 UB 13: lung shu point. 少商 LU 11: clear heat from throat in acute situations.

stop wheezing 尺澤 LU 5: Clear heat. for children 膏肓 UB 43: relieve chronic conditions 中脘 Ren 12: stomach mu. Kidney vacuity: Supplement and apply moxibustion to strengthen the kidneys so they can receive qi. clear heat. Persistent asthma use moxa Spleen vacuity use moxa Points 肺俞 UB 13: lung shu point 風門 UB 12: wind gate. stop wheezing 氣海 Ren 6: sea of qi. tai yang 大椎 Du 14: release the exterior. moxa 太淵 LU 9: yuan point. supplement the spleen Clinical Point Selection 9 .哮証喘証 ASTHMA Wind cold: Disperse points and apply moxibustion to eliminate wind-cold and soothe asthma. moxa 太白 SP 3: supplement spleen. and soothe asthma. descend lung qi 豐隆 ST 40: transform phlegm and dampness 肺俞 UB 13: lung shu point. helps receive qi from lungs 身柱 Du 12: relieve chronic conditions. mother point supplements 足三里 ST 36: supplements post heaven qi. esp. Lung qi vacuity: Supplement to strengthen lung qi. Moxa is also good. earth is mother of metal 太溪 KI 3: kidney yuan point supplements 腎俞 UB 23: kidney shu point 肺俞 UB 13: lung shu point 膻中 Ren 17: descend lung qi. clear heat from lungs 定喘 Ding Chuan: stops cough and wheezing 天突 Ren 22: descend lung qi. supplement the spleen 脾俞 UB 20: spleen shu. descend lung qi 列缺 LU 7: Release the exterior with 合谷 LI 4 合谷 LI 4: Release the exterior with 列缺 LU 7 肺俞 UB 13: lung shu point. local for lungs. Phlegm heat: Drain to resolve phlegm.

pacify the stomach. Persistent vomiting 金津玉液 Jin Jin Yu Ye (bleed) Clinical Point Selection 10 .) 裏内庭 Inner Nei Ting is 内庭 Nei Ting ST 44 on the plantar. and relieve pain. ginger moxa 脾俞 UB 20: spleen shu point. harmonizes stomach (or 中脘 Ren 12) 内関 PC 6: 陰維脈 yin wei opening point 足三里 ST 36: stomach he point 裏内庭 Inner Nei Ting: food stagnation 期門 LV 14: liver mu. Points 建里 Ren 11: opens middle jiao. chong vessel Food retention: drain 下脘 Ren 10: lower opening of the stomach Liver attacking stomach: even technique 太沖 LV 3: regulate liver to soothe the liver and regulate qi. and relieve pain. Stomach vacuity with cold: Apply acupuncture and moxibustion to warm the middle jiao. SP/ST vacuity: supplement and moxa to 脾俞 UB 20: spleen shu strengthen the spleen and warm the center. pacify stomach.CLASS THREE: CAM: 415-427 胃脘痛 EPIGASTRIC PAIN Food retention: Drain to remove retention. yin wei vessel epigastric pain) 公孫 SP 4: stops vomiting. local 内関 PC 6: 陰維脈 yin wei opening point 足三里 ST 36: stomach he point 中脘 Ren 12: stomach mu point. dispel cold. relieve pain. 沖脈 chong opening 足三里 ST 36: stomach he point. warm needle 氣海 Ren 6: supplement qi. warm needle Liver attacking stomach: Drain to remove the constrained liver qi. 嘔吐 VOMITING Points 中脘 Ren 12: Stomach mu Main points: descend qi and pacify the 足三里 ST 36: Stomach he stomach (these points are similar to 内関 PC 6: stops vomiting. regulate qi. Cupping (Cup for 10-15 minutes with Upper abdomen or back-shu points large or medium sized cups. soothe the liver 太沖 LV 3: soothe the liver 中脘 Ren 12: stomach mu point. moxa 内関 PC 6: 陰維脈 yin wei opening point 公孫 SP 4: spleen luo. not dorsum of the foot.

Points 中脘 Ren 12: stomach mu point.呃逆 HICCOUGHS Points 膈俞 UB 17: diaphragm shu Main points: pacify the 中脘 Ren 12: Stomach mu stomach. facilitate the descent 内関 PC 6: stops vomiting and hiccoughs of qi. 膈関 UB 46. 乳 points. Food retention: Drain to remove retention of food. 足三里 ST 36: Stomach he 巨闕 Ren 14: epigastric pain. descends qi. Spleen yang vacuity: Supplement with moxibustion to warm and activate spleen and stomach yang. 肝俞 UB 18. local Food retention: drain 裏内庭 Inner Nei Ting: food stagnation 膻中 Ren 17: qi influential. and check hiccoughs. 10-15 minutes. 根 ST 18 腹痛 ABDOMINAL PAIN Accumulation of cold: Drain in combination with moxibustion to warm the stomach and dispel cold. moves qi 足三里 ST 36: he point of the stomach 裏内庭 Inner Nei Ting: food stagnation Clinical Point Selection 11 . 沖脈 chong opening point 脾俞 UB 20: spleen shu point 胃俞 UB 21: stomach shu point 中脘 Ren 12: stomach mu point 章門 LV 13: spleen mu point 氣海 Ren 6: supplement qi 足三里 ST 36: supplement the spleen Four points around the navel: 中脘 Ren 12: stomach mu point 天樞 ST 25: unblocks the intestines 氣海 Ren 6: sea of qi. moxa or warm needle 神闕 Ren 8: salt moxa 足三里 ST 36: stomach he point 公孫 SP 4: spleen luo point. 中脘 Ren 12. opens the chest Constrained qi: drain 太沖 LV 3: soothes the liver Cold in the stomach: use 上脘 Ren 13: epigastric pain. use moxa acupuncture and moxibustion Cupping: Cup some of these 膈俞 UB 17.

中脘 Ren 12. main points: Drain points of the hand and foot yang ming channels as well 天樞 ST 25: LI mu point as the front-mu point and lower he-sea points 上巨虛 ST 37: LI lower he sea point of the large intestine to remove stagnation from the intestines. 脾俞 UB 20. Clinical Point Selection 12 . Moxibustion is more effective in chronic cases.泄瀉 Diarrhea Acute Diarrhea Cold-damp: Drain combined with ginger moxa to warm the stomach and resolve dampness. LI he point 中脘 Ren 12: regulates middle jiao Cold-damp: drain plus moxa 氣海 Ren 6: regulates lower jiao. moxa 闗元 Ren 4: nourish the root. ren and du vessels and apply moxibustion to warm kidney yang. regulate middle jiao 内庭 ST 44: ying point clears heat 陰陵泉 SP 9: drains damp-heat 裏内庭 Inner Nei Ting: moxa for food stagnation 脾俞 UB 20: spleen shu point. vacuity 足三里 ST 36: supplement spleen 章門 LV 13: spleen mu point 太白 SP 3: spleen yuan point 中脘 Ren 12: stomach mu point 太溪 KI 3: kidney yuan point 腎俞 UB 23: kidney shu point 命門 Du 4: life gate for kidney yang. moxa 痢疾 Dysentery. moxa 陰陵泉 SP 9: drains damp 内関 PC 6: nausea. 天樞 ST 25. 闗元 Ren 4. 闗元 Ren 4: support the root. Food retention: Drain to regulate spleenstomach function and remove stagnation. are used for intermittent dysentery. SI mu. Chronic Diarrhea: moxa or warm needle is good Spleen vacuity: Supplement points of the spleen channel and apply moxibustion to strengthen the spleen and stop diarrhea. 合谷 LI 4: clears heat with 曲池 LI 11 Damp-heat: drain 曲池 LI 11: clears heat. vomiting Food resistant (nausea and vomiting): drain 中脘 Ren 12: regulates middle jiao 脾俞 UB 20: spleen shu point Intermittent: Acupuncture and moxibustion. 神闕 Ren 8. Damp-heat: Drain to eliminate heat and damp. regulate middle jiao 中脘 Ren 12: warm. 天樞 ST 25: LI mu point for repletion 足三里 ST 36: regulate middle jiao 氣海 Ren 6: warm. Kidney vacuity: Supplement points of the kidney channel. 胃俞 UB 21: stomach shu point with both supplementing and draining technique. 腎俞 UB 23. SI mu 足三里 ST 36: regulate middle jiao Fever 大椎 Du 14: clear heat Tenesmus 中膂俞 UB 29 Rectal prolapse 長強 Du 1 and 百會 Du 20 (moxa) Chronic (persistent): supplement and drain.

Points 中脘 Ren 12: Stomach mu 天樞 ST 25: Large Intestine mu Main points 足三里 ST 36: Stomach he 下巨虛 ST 37: Large Intestine lower he 合谷 LI 4: regulate qi Repletion: drain 氣海 Ren 6: regulate qi. no liver points. This is often due to liver attacking the spleen. 腹脹 ABDOMINAL DISTENSION Clinical Point Selection 13 . local 陰陵泉 SP 9: eliminate dampness 関元 Ren 4: nourish the root Vacuity: supplement or moxa 太白 SP 3: earth point on earth channel Odd.

便秘 Constipation. main points: Use the back-shu and front-mu points of the large intestine. Heat Accumulation: drain to eliminate heat and moisten the intestines Qi stagnation: drain to move qi stagnation Qi/blood vacuity: supplement qi. moisten the intestines. nourish blood. supplement 足三里 ST 36: supplement spleen qi Plum blossom the paraspinal muscles of the low back between L3 and S2 Clinical Point Selection 14 . Cold accumulation: use moxibustion to warm the bowels 大腸俞 UB 25: LI shu point 天樞 ST 25: LI mu point 支溝 SJ 6 and 照海 KI 6: special combination for treating constipation 合谷 LI 4: clear yang ming heat with 曲池 LI 11 曲池 LI 11: LI he sea point.CLASS FOUR: CAM: 427-438 陰陵泉 SP 9: drain damp 足三里 ST 36: transform damp. 長強 Du 1: local point 百會 Du 20: moxa to raise qi 大腸俞 UB 25: LI shu point. moxa 陽綱 UB 48: special for yin jaundice. strengthen spleen 肝俞 UB 18: liver shu point 膽俞 UB 19: gall bladder shu point 至陽 Du 9: special for jaundice. moxa 黃疸 Jaundice. main points Yang jaundice: Drain points of tai yin. esp. yang ming and shao yang channels to remove heat and damp. Yin jaundice: Use even technique with moxibustion to warm the middle jiao and resolve damp. regulates MJ 太沖 LV 3: moves liver qi 脾俞 UB 20: spleen shu point 胃俞 UB 21: stomach shu point 足三里 ST 36: supplement spleen qi moxa 神闕 Ren 8 and 氣海 Ren 6 to warm the lower jiao and move qi 脫肛 Prolapsed Rectum Main: Points of the du vessel are supplemented and moxibustion is used. clears yang ming heat 中脘 Ren 12: stomach mu point. yang type 太沖 LV 3: regulate liver 陽陵泉 GB 34: drain damp-heat 脾俞 UB 20: spleen shu point.

偏歷 LI 6: luo point. mother point combination with moxibustion to 水分 Ren 9: treats edema. After 陰陵泉 SP 9: promote urination. 闗元 Ren 4: supplement kidneys. urination to the method for yin edema. UB mu point 三陰交 SP 6: three leg yin meeting 大敦 LV 1: moxa. moxa 膀胱俞 UB 28: UB shu point 中極 Ren 3: three leg yin meeting. urine. supplement spleen 足三里 ST 36: supplement spleen Clinical Point Selection 15 . treats facial edema 足臨泣 GB 41: local Edema on feet 商丘 SP 5: local. son point drains damp 遺尿/尿床 NOCTURNAL ENURESIS (bedwetting).水腫 Edema: Sweat edema above the waist. treats genitals 神門 HT 7: heart yuan point. drain damp exterior symptoms are relieved. refer 委陽 UB 39: SJ lower he point. upper edema points of the lung and spleen channels 合谷 LI 4: release exterior. promote sweating to open the lungs. 脾俞 UB 20: spleen shu point Yin edema: Points of the spleen and 腎俞 UB 23: kidney shu point kidney channels are supplemented in 復溜 KI 7: promote sweat. calm the spirit 脾俞 UB 20: spleen shu. Yang edema: Use even technique on 列缺 LU 7: release exterior. Main points: Supplement the back-shu and front-mu points of the kidney and urinary bladder or use moxibustion to strengthen the kidneys and supplement qi. upper edema and remove retained fluids. moxa only warm the spleen and kidneys. release the exterior. Dreams Poor appetite (Spleen vacuity) 腎俞 UB 23: kidney shu point. moxa 足三里 ST 36: supplement spleen Facial puffiness 水溝 Du 26: drain. promote urination for below the waist.

淋証 URINATION DISTURBANCE. move liver qi. main points: Drain the back-shu and front-mu points of the UB. 陽池 SJ 4: yuan point on channel that distributes yuan qi Damage of qi in the channels (trauma or 中極 Ren 3: UB mu point surgery): Apply even 三陰交 SP 6: three leg yin. three leg yin 腎俞 UB 23: kidney shu point Cloudy lin 照海 KI 6: supplement kidney qi and yin 百會 Du 20: raise qi Taxation lin 氣海 Ren 6: supplement qi. Stone lin Qi lin 膀胱俞 UB 28: UB shu point 中極 Ren 3: UB mu point 陰陵泉 SP 9: promote urination. UB heat: Drain back-shu and front-mu points to remove heat and promote urination. drain damp 委陽 UB 39: SJ lower he point. apply moxibustion 闗元 Ren 4: strengthen the root. drain fire 血海 SP 10: sea of blood. or use a combination of supplementing and draining to promote the activity of the urinary bladder. Clinical Point Selection 16 . move water 命門 Du 4: ming men life gate warms kidney yang Decline of life gate fire: 腎俞 UB 23: kidney shu point Supplement points related to 百會 Du 20: raise qi. cool blood Blood lin 三陰交 SP 6: promote urination. moxa kidneys. damp-heat 行間 LV 2: ying point. promotes urination technique to the front-mu point of the urinary bladder 水道 ST 28: ‘waterways’ promotes urination to promote circulation of qi 水泉 KI 5: xi point treats acute painful disorders in the channels and restore urinary bladder function. moxa to warm kidney yang. promotes urination 委陽 UB 39: lower he sea of san jiao. move qi 足三里 ST 36: supplement post-heaven qi 癃閉 Retention of Urine 膀胱俞 UB 28: UB shu point 中極 Ren 3: UB mu point 三陰交 SP 6: three leg yin.

supplement 志室 UB 52: also called 精宮 “palace of essence” 腎俞 UB 23: kidney shu point Spermatorrhea (no dreams 大赫 KI 12: secures essence. calms spirit. adjacent 命門 Du 4: “ming men” warms life gate. drain 太溪 KI 3: kidney yuan point. Clinical Point Selection 17 . strengthen kidneys 太溪 KI 3: kidney yuan point. moxa Nocturnal emission (with dreams kidney yin vacuity): Drain points of the heart channel and supplement points of the kidney channel. 氣海 Ren 6: “sea of qi” strengthens yang. adjacent. strengthen kidneys 三陰交 SP 6: Three leg yin meeting For heart/spleen damage add 神門 HT 7: heart yuan point strengthens. moxa the kidneys and control essence. 闗元 Ren 4: Strengthen the root. drain 心俞 UB 15: heart shu point. apply moxibustion to invigorate kidney yang. special for this kidney yang vacuity): Supplement plus moxa to points of the kidney 三陰交 SP 6: Three leg yin meeting channel and ren vessel to strengthen 闗元 Ren 4: Strengthen the root. calms spirit 心俞 UB 15: heart shu point Damp heat flows down: Drain 中極 Ren 3: drain repletion from lower jiao 三陰交 SP 6: Three leg yin meeting points of the ren vessel and spleen channel to eliminate 陰陵泉 SP 9: drain damp-heat through urine damp-heat.CLASS FIVE: CAM: 438-450 陽痿 IMPOTENCE Decline of life gate fire: Supplement points of the ren vessel and kidney channel. 3 or 5 cones 腎俞 UB 23: kidney shu point. 足三里 ST 36: drain damp-heat 遺精 SEMINAL EMISSION 神門 HT 7: heart yuan point.

essence 足三里 ST 36: supplement middle jiao 照海 KI 6: supplement the kidneys. soothe the spirit. and 腎俞 UB 23: supplement the kidneys harmonize the heart and kidneys. soothe the spirit. soothe the spirit. and subdue liver fire. 完骨 GB 12: subdue liver fire Stomach dysfunction: Drain to calm the 胃俞 UB 21: regulate stomach qi heart. Poor memory: nourish heart blood. Heart/spleen vacuity: Supplement and apply moxibustion to calm the heart. 背俞 Back Shu. essence Clinical Point Selection 18 . 四神聰 Si Shen Cong: empirical for memory 心俞 UB 15: supplement the heart 脾俞 UB 20: supplement the spleen 腎俞 UB 23: supplement the kidneys. (“Drain the south and supplement the north.”) 太溪 KI 3: nourish kidneys 肝俞 UB 18: subdue liver fire Liver fire flaring up: Drain to calm the 膽俞 UB 19: subdue liver fire heart. soothe the spirit.失眠 INSOMNIA Main Points: add points below according to the pattern. supplement spleen and kidneys. and strengthen the heart and spleen. 足三里 ST 36: regulate stomach qi Plum Blossom: 四神聰 Si Shen Cong. and regulate stomach qi. Heart/kidney disharmony: Even technique 心俞 UB 15: drain the heart to calm the heart. Use direct moxa. or 夾脊 Jia Ji Points 神門 HT 7: calm the spirit 三陰交 SP 6: nourish yin 安眠 An Mian: calm the spirit 脾俞 UB 20: supplement the spleen 心俞 UB 15: supplement the heart 隱白 SP 1: calm the spirit. small cones. stop excessive dreaming.

内関 PC 6: calm the spirit 豐隆 ST 40: transform phlegm with extreme heat Bleed the well points of hand 人中 Du 26. Retention of fluids: First drain then supplement in combination with moxibustion to warm yang and dissolve the harmful fluids. clear heat. drain 膽俞 UB 19: gallbladder shu 脾俞 UB 20: spleen shu 胃俞 UB 21: stomach shu 三里 ST 36: supplements post heaven qi 厥陰俞 UB 14: pericardium shu 腎俞 UB 23: kidney shu. 少商 LU 11. 隱白 SP 1. transform phlegm soothe the liver. supplements GB 豐隆 ST 40: transforms phlegm. 承漿 Ren 24. Bleed it. 頬車 ST 6 (warm needle).申脈 UB 62 (fire Sun Simiao’s 13 needle). 勞宮 Ghost Points PC 8.a. 豐隆 ST 40: transform phlegm 大椎 Du 14: clear heat 風府 Du 16: awaken the brain Mania: Drain du and pericardium points to calm the heart. Yin vacuity fire: Supplement the kidneys and drain the heart to nourish yin and subdue fire. She Xia Zhong Feng (a. ease the 人中 Du 26: open the orifices spirit. 海泉 Hai Quan) is an extra point on the midline under the tongue. special for palpitations 丘墟 GB 40: GB yuan. 大陵 PC 7. (Use the appropriate technique based on the diagnosis and add the appropriate points below) Disturbance of mind: Use even technique to heart and gall bladder related points to calm the spirit. nourishes kidney yin 水分 Ren 9: eliminates water swelling.k. 會陰 Ren 1. moxa only 關元 Ren 4: use moxa to fortify yang 神闕 Ren 8: use salt moxa for deep supplementation and warm the abdomen 陰陵泉 SP 9: drain to regulate fluids 癲狂 Mania-Depression Points 心俞 UB 15: calm the spirit Depression: Use even technique on 肝俞 UB 18: soothe the liver heart and liver related points to 脾俞 UB 20: strengthen spleen. Clinical Point Selection 19 . 曲池 LI 11 (fire needle). calm the heart and 神門 HT 7: calm the spirit dissolve phlegm. 上星 Du 23. 舌下中縫 Needle in order. 風府 Du 16. if w/phlegm heat: (this goes with the previous diagnosis) Qi-blood insufficiency: Supplement the heart and ease the spirit. Points 心俞 UB 15: heart shu 巨闕 Ren 14: heart mu 神門 HT 7: heart yuan and son 内關 PC 6: command for chest 通里 HT 5: heart luo. nourishes kidney yin 太溪 KI 3: kidney yuan.心悸 PALPITATIONS Main points: regulate heart qi and blood to ease the spirit. dissolve phlegm.

extinguish wind 豐隆 ST 40: transform phlegm 心俞 UB 15: calm the spirit. moxa 三陰交 SP 6: supplement spleen qi 頭維 ST 8: local. Between seizures: even method to nourish the heart. yin 太溪 KI 3: nourish the root 腰奇 Yao Qi: moxa. nourish heart 三陰交 SP 6: supplement spleen. Moxibustion Daytime seizures Nighttime seizures Phlegm stagnation drain Severe qi and blood vacuity supplement or moxa Points 人中 Du 26: open the orifices 鳩尾 Ren 15: calm the spirit 間使 PC 5: transform phlegm in regards to the heart 太沖 LV 3: calm the liver. 太陽 Tai Yang. pacify liver and kidney related points to nourish yin and pacify yang. 2 cun above coccyx. drain. transform phlegm Plum blossom: 百會 Du 20. 三里 ST 36: supplement spleen qi. 豐隆 ST 40: drain. open the chest. dizzy Phlegm-damp retention: Use 脾俞 UB 20: even. transform phlegm. treats epilepsy 百會 Du 20: awaken the brain 鳩尾 Ren 15: calm the spirit 神門 HT 7: calm the spirit 申脈 UB 62 蹻脈 Qiao vessels regulate ascentdescent of yin-yang to brain. calm the spirit. drain. open the orifices. supplement spleen. Use moxa. soothe the liver. ascend qi-blood 脾俞 UB 20: supplement spleen qi. and liver to transform phlegm. supplement the spleen and kidneys. drain damp even technique on spleen and 中脘 Ren 12: even. supplement spleen. ascend qi. descends yang Liver yang rising: Select liver 肝俞 UB 18: drain. moxa. 印堂 Yin Tang. ren. 夾脊 Jia Ji Clinical Point Selection 20 . nourish heart 印堂 Yin Tang: calm the spirit 神門 HT 7: calm the spirit. drain damp stomach related points to resolve 内關 PC 6: drain. 行間 LV 2: drain liver 百會 Du 20: local. and dispel wind. ascend qi. moxa acupuncture and moxibustion. nausea phlegm and eliminate damp. 照海 KI 6 中脘 Ren 12: transforms phlegm 豐隆 ST 40: transforms phlegm 関元 Ren 4: nourish the root 足三里 ST 36: supplement post heaven qi 眩暈 Dizziness Points 風池 GB 20: local. 腎俞 UB 23: supplement kidneys Drain liver yang and supplement 太溪 KI 3: supplement kidneys liver and kidney yin.癇証 EPILEPSY During seizures: drain points of du. moxa Qi-blood vacuity: Supplement post-heaven qi-blood through 關元 Ren 4: nourish the root.

jue yin like liver 豐隆 ST 40: transform phlegm 太沖 LV 3: soothe the liver 巨闕 Ren 14: calms spirit 神門 HT 7: calm the spirit. Insufficient blood: Use even technique to nourish blood. and resolve phlegm. and harmonize the stomach. strengthen the spleen. nausea/vomiting 足三里 ST 36: protects the spleen. and calm the spirit.CLASS SIX: CAM: 450-461 鬱証 Depression Patterns (melancholia) Liver qi depression: Use even technique to soothe the liver. nourish heart 三陰交 SP 6: nourish blood 太沖 LV 3: yuan nourishes liver blood. 湧泉 KI 1: open the orifices Depressed qi transforms to fire: Drain to dispel fire from the liver and strengthen the stomach. nausea/vomiting 公孫 SP 4: protects the spleen. regulate qi. nausea/vomiting 上脘 Ren 13: reflux. 肝俞 UB 18: soothe the liver 太沖 LV 3: soothe the liver 膻中 Ren 17: regulate qi. 内関 PC 6: open the chest 公孫 SP 4. Phlegm stagnation (plumpit qi): Use even technique to soothe the liver. soothes LV 膻中 Ren 17. 陽陵泉 GB 34 人中 Du 26. 天突 Ren 22: descend qi. stomach counterflow 支溝 SJ 6: opens rib-sides 陽陵泉 GB 34: opens rib-sides 行間 LV 2: ying spring point drains liver fire 俠溪 GB 43: ying spring point clears heat 天突 Ren 22: free the throat 膻中 Ren 17: open chest. open the chest 中脘 Ren 12: protects the spleen. Chest distress Hiccups Sudden loss of voice Convulsions Loss of consciousness Clinical Point Selection 21 . 廉泉 Ren 23: benefit speech 合谷 LI 4. soothe the liver. remove depression. regulate qi 内関 PC 6: calm the spirit. stop hiccups 通里 HT 5.

俠溪 GB 43: pacifies liver yang 行間 LV 2: pacifies liver yang 百會 Du 20: raise clear yang Qi/blood vacuity: 肝俞 UB 18: nourish liver blood Supplement and regulate the 脾俞 UB 20: supplement post-heaven qi-blood flow of qi-blood. down the nape Frontal (forehead). 葛根 Ge Gen 蔓荊子 Man Jing Zi. Tap affected region and along affected channel. ascend the 腎俞 UB 23: supplement the root clear. Channel 太陽 Tai yang (SI/UB) 陽明 Yang ming (ST/LI) Location Occiput. 川芎 Chuan Xiong 合谷 LI 4 內庭 ST 44 少陽 Shao yang (SJ/GB) Temples. 川芎 Chuan Xiong 吳茱萸 Wu Zhu Yu. one-sided or bilateral 外関 SJ 5 足臨泣 GB 41 厥陰 Jue yin (LV/PC) Vertex (parietal) sometimes radiating to the eyes 百會 Du 20 太沖 LV 3 后溪 SI 3 至陰 UB 67 HEADACHE (Part 2 – Treat the Root) 風池 GB 20: treats all headaches Wind invasion: 風府 Du 16: expels wind Dispel wind. Also 風池 GB 20. above the eyes Local 風池 GB 20 頭維 ST 8 上星 Du 23 印堂 Yin Tang 太陽 Tai Yang 率谷 GB 8 Distal 后溪 SI 3 昆侖 UB 60 Guiding herbs 羌活 Qiang Huo. even better. remove obstruction. treats head 風池 GB 20: treats all headaches 百會 Du 20: descends qi Liver yang ascent: Drain points to pacify liver 懸颅 GB 5: local yang. regulate qi-blood.頭痛 Headaches by Location (Part 1 of Point Formula – treat the branch) All headaches should be differentiated by location and channels affected. If the distal point is also good for treating the root. 黃芩 Huang Qin. 外関 SJ 5: expels external evils. If acute. 白芷 Bai Zhi 柴胡 Chai Hu. wind stop pain. 藁本 Gao Ben. 列缺 LU 7: command for head and neck. Choose appropriate local and distal points according to the affected channel. tap 太陽 Tai Yang and 陽白 GB 14 to bleed and then cup. around the ears. descend the turbid. Clinical Point Selection 22 . eyebrows. 氣海 Ren 6: supplement yuan qi 足三里 ST 36: supplement qi-blood Plum blossom and cupping: Tap L1 to S4 region.

FACIAL PAIN (trigeminal neuralgia) 陽白 GB 14. 頰車 ST 6. retain needle. 迎香 LI 20. Local: 翼風 SJ 17. 太陽 Tai Yang. 精明 UB 1. deviation of eye and mouth): Eliminate 下關 ST 7. 絲竹空 SJ 23 攢竹 UB 2. 頰車 ST 6. Clinical Point Selection 23 . FACIAL PARALYSIS (Bell’s Palsy. 合谷 LI 4 Wind-cold: drain 風池 GB 20 Liver and stomach fire: drain 太沖 LV 3. Mandibular 夾承漿 Jia Cheng Jiang. 顴髎 SI 18. Supraorbital 外関 SJ 5 四白 ST 2. Headache 風池 GB20 Can’t move eyebrows 攢竹 UB 2. 瞳子髎 GB 1. Maxillary 合谷 LI 4 下關 ST 7. 三陰交 SP6 Chronic: supplement points on affected side. 地倉 ST 4. Or drain the healthy side with long retention. Cupping Small cups on affected side every 3-5 days. Can also needle healthy side (shallow with retention) if healthy side is stiff. unblock channels and network vessels by using even technique on points Distal: 合谷 LI 4: command for face and of the yang ming and shao yang channels. and 下關 ST 7. 絲竹空 Can’t close eyes SJ 23 Deviation of philtrum 人中 Du 26 Can’t show teeth 巨髎 ST 3 Mouth awry 禾髎 LI 19. shallow insertion. 頰車 ST 6 wind. 大迎 ST 5. 顴髎 SI 18. 陽白 GB 14. 魚腰 Yu Yao. Use on opposite side. 外関 SJ 5 Warm needle or moxa on 太陽 Tai Yang. 巨髎 ST 3. 内庭 ST 44 Yin vacuity fire: supplement 照海 KI 6. 攢竹 UB 2. 夾承獎 Jia Cheng Jiang Can’t sniffle 迎香 LI 20 Tinnitus. sense organs. Long-standing cases 地倉 ST 4. deafness 聽會 GB 2 Tender mastoid 完骨 GB 12.

circulate qi. 太沖 LV 3: liver yuan point 夾脊 Jia Ji at level of pain Also useful Plum Blossom: Tap region until slight bleeding. then cup. moves liver qi 膈俞 UB 17: blood influential point Blood Stasis 肝俞 UB 18: liver shu point 期門 LV 14: liver mu point Vacuity: 肝俞 UB 18: liver shu point Nourish essence and blood. local 腰眼 Yao Yan: warm yang 志室 UB 52: nourish kidney yin. liver mu point and shao yang channels to remove liver qi 支溝 SJ 6: special combo for rib-side pain constraint and obstruction in the luo 陽陵泉 GB 34: special combo vessels. 腰痛 Low back pain Main: Use Du or UB points to move qi and blood. relax muscles. eliminate cold damp 関元俞 UB 26: local.脅痛 Rib-side pain or intercostal neuralgia: Open the channels to facilitate flow of qi. relieve pain. moves liver qi Qi stagnation 丘墟 GB 40: yuan point. eliminate cold damp 命門 Du 4: warm yang. Cold damp: use acupuncture and moxibustion KI yang vacuity: supplement and use moxibustion KI yin vacuity: supplement Trauma (acute): drain or prick to bleed disease of the vertebrae 腎俞 UB 23: low back is the mansion of the kidneys 腰陽関 Du 3: local 委中 UB 40: command point for back 大腸俞 UB 25: local. local 太溪 KI 3: nourish kidney yin. distal 人中 Du 26: distal for midline pain 腰痛穴 Yao Tong Xue: on the hand 啊是 a shi 夾脊 Jia Ji: needle 1-1.5 cun and retain Clinical Point Selection 24 . 腎俞 UB 23: kidney shu point and relieve pain by supplementing points 足三里 ST 36: supplement post-heaven qi of the foot jue yin channel and back-shu 三陰交 SP 6: three leg yin meeting points. Repletion: Drain points of the foot jue yin 期門 LV 14: Local. 太沖 LV 3: yuan point.

shallow needling. 后溪 SI 3. 飛揚 UB 58 Numb painful leg 解溪 ST 41. 膏肓 UB 43 Scapula 曲池 LI 11. 商丘 SP 5. 環跳 GB 30. 解溪 ST 41. 曲池 LI 11: clear heat Sinew bi: drain. 肩貞 SI 9 Shoulder joint 天宗 SI 11.CLASS SEVEN: CAM: 461-477 痹証 Bi Patterns or arthritis. 曲池 LI 11. legs. 太溪 KI 3 Ankle 八風 Ba Feng. deep insertion. 合谷 LI 4. 懸鈡 GB 39. 尺澤 LU 5. shallow needling. 腰陽関 Du 3 Low back 環跳 GB 30. use deep insertion with needle retention. 秉風 SI 12. (Blood is heavy and anchors wind. 陰陵泉 SP 9 Knee 承山 UB 57. needles as secondary. 大椎 Du 14: clear heat Heat bi: Bleed or drain related points. 天井 SJ 10. 承扶 UB 36. 膝眼 Xi Yan. 外闗 SJ 5 Elbow 陽池 SJ 4. Part 2: add the following to treat the root: 膈俞 UB 17: nourish/regulate blood Wandering or vessel bi (wind): drain. 居髎 GB 29. 陽溪 LI 5. limited movement or deformity). 身柱 Du 12. 陽陵泉 GB 34. especially on the yang channels). 肩髎 SJ 14. 陽陵泉 GB 34 Thigh 鶴頂 He Ding. 陽谷 SI 5. Clinical Point Selection 25 . Strengthen yang to eliminate 闗元 Ren 4: warm kidneys cold. When 血海 SP 10: nourish/regulate blood blood flows smoothly. Fixed bi (damp): Deep insertion and moxa. 后溪 SI 3 Stiff fingers Numb painful fingers 三間 LI 3. When bones 陽陵泉 GB 34: sinew confluence and sinews are affected. flesh. 合谷 LI 4. 束骨 UB 65 Numb painful toes 后溪 SI 3. 八邪 Ba Xie 人中 Du 26. 申脈 UB 62: shoulder. Strengthen spleen and stomach to 商丘 SP 5: spleen treats damp eliminate damp. bones 大包 SP 21. retain needles longer. retain 足三里 ST 36: spleen treats damp needles longer. back. 懸鈡 GB 39 Hip 秩邊 UB 54. 肩外俞 SI 14. 膈俞 UB 17: general pain 肩髃 LI 15. Part 1: Use a shi points and points by location (local and distal points. use deep insertion with point needle retention. General Pain 陽池 SJ 4. 大杼 UB 11: bone confluence point Bone bi: drain When bones and sinews are affected. 丘墟 GB 40. shallow needling. sinews. 臑俞 SI 10. 昆侖 UB 60. 合谷 LI 4. wind is eliminated. 公孫 SP 4. 犢鼻 ST 35. 懸鈡 GB 39: marrow confluence Use plum blossom with cupping on the sides of the spine or local area for skin and flesh bi (numbness) or bone bi (stiffness.) 風池 GB 20: dispel wind Painful bi (cold): Use moxa (on ginger) as 腎俞 UB 23: warm kidneys primary. 肩髃 LI 15. 外闗 SJ 5 Wrist 陽谷 SI 5. 陽陵泉 GB 34.

外闗 SJ 5 Upper limb 髀關 ST 31. Patient or family can do it at home. Clinical Point Selection 26 . clear heat from kidney yin vacuity Qi vacuity: Supplement 氣海 Ren 6: ‘sea of qi’ supplements qi ren. 陽陵泉 GB 34. affected side with even technique 中極 Ren 3. clear heat. 三陰交 SP 6: three leg yin meeting helps supplement qi Supplement qi to control 足三里 ST 36: supplement post heaven qi blood. nourish yin. 環跳 GB 30. 曲池 LI 11. cool the blood and kidney points to 中極 Ren 3: three leg yin meeting. 次髎 UB 32 Incontinence of stool Plum Blossom: affected areas along channels. bleeding. clear heat from the liver. drain fire Yin vacuity heat 然谷 KI 2: ying point. regulates menstruation LV qi transforms to fire 行間 LV 2: ying point. local. 月經失調 Irregular Menstruation Early menstruation 曲池 LI 11: clear heat. 懸鈡 GB 39 Heat in lungs: drain 尺澤 LU 5. drains repletion regulate chong and ren and 水泉 KI 5: xi point of kidneys. 三陰交 SP 6 Incontinence of urine 大腸俞 UB 25. 肺俞 UB 13 Damp-heat: drain 脾俞 UB 20. 陰陵泉 SP 9 LV/KI yin vacuity: supplement 肝俞 UB 18. treats acute menstrual clear blood heat. 足三里 ST 36. foot-tai yin.痿証 Wei Patterns (wilting or atrophy) or paralysis: Select points from the yang ming channels to circulate channel qi. Lower limb 解溪 ST 41. and foot中脘 Ren 12: supplement middle jiao yang ming points. cool the blood Heat in blood: Drain spleen 血海 SP 10: clear heat. 梁丘 ST 34. Wei patterns need a long period of treatment. 合谷 LI 4. 肩髃 LI 15. nourish the sinews and bones. 血海 SP 10. 腎俞 UB 23 Trauma: puncture the points on the 夾脊 Jia Ji at level of injury.

Dizzy. with moxa. distal 百會 Du 20: raise qi and blood to head 神門 HT 7: calm the shen. breast distention 氣海 Ren 6: regulate qi in the lower abdomen 四滿 KI 14: regulates qi-blood in lower jiao 間使 PC 5: jue yin point. ren vessels. blurred vision Palpitations. liver luo goes to genitals 膻中 Ren 17: opens the chest. local and use moxa on the ren vessel and 腎俞 UB 23: kidney shu point foot shao yin channel to replenish 交信 KI 8: yin qiao xi point. nourish heart blood 天樞 ST 25: regulate qi-blood in the abdomen Qi constraint: Drain points of the 氣穴 KI 13: regulate chong-ren. rib-sides Rib-side. or Cold in blood: Use even technique and strong moxibustion on points of the ren vessel and foot tai yin channel to warm the channels and disperse cold. Start when period ends. warms the abdomen 闗元 Ren 4: three leg yin meeting. Clinical Point Selection 27 . Rib-side. regulates menstruation 蠡溝 LV 5: luo point. treat on alternate days. nourish marrow. breast distention 期門 LV 14: local. strengthens bones 百會 Du 20: raise qi. regulate liver qi Irregular menstruation Liver qi constraint: Use even technique on points of the ren vessel and jue yin channels to soothe the liver and regulate the chong and ren vessels. supplement kidneys For all types of irregular menstruation.Late menstruation Blood vacuity: Supplement and use moxa on points of the ren vessel and foot tai yin channel to replenish qi and nourish blood. knees 陰谷 KI 10: local for knees. brain Dizzy. supplements qi and blood. 地機 SP 8: spleen xi point. regulate liver qi 神門 HT 7: calm the spirit Mental depression 太沖 LV 3: regulate liver qi Kidney vacuity: Supplement points 闗元 Ren 4: three leg yin meeting. regulate chong-ren kidney qi and regulate the chong and Together these three nourish essence. tinnitus 太溪 KI 3: yuan point. local foot-jue yin and foot-yang ming channels to activate qi and blood. local 三陰交 SP 6: three leg yin meeting. insomnia 氣海 Ren 6: regulates qi to move blood. 腰眼 Yao Yan: local for back Sore weak low back. 10 treatments are one course. regulates blood in uterus 太沖 LV 3: regulate liver qi Chest fullness 内関 PC 6: command for chest. benefits breasts 期門 LV 14: local.

benefits uterus Cold pain in low abdomen: 歸來 ST 29: warms lower jiao. You can use electrostimulation on the limbs.痛經 Dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation) 中極 Ren 3: three leg yin meeting. regulates blood in uterus 四滿 KI 14: regulates qi-blood in lower jiao. Treat on alternating days. regulates menstruation Use acupuncture with moxa. 大巨 ST 27: benefits kidneys. moxa moxibustion to regulate qi and 三陰交 SP 6: three leg yin meeting blood. firms essence Vacuity: Supplement points of 脾俞 UB 20: spleen shu point the ren vessel. treats dysmenorrhea ren vessel and foot-tai yin 合谷 LI 4: four gates. 地機 SP 8: spleen xi point. If pain is severe. moves qi channel to move qi and blood. Begin one week before the period. 太沖 LV 3: four gates. local Repletion: Drain points of the 次髎 UB 32: local. The patient should keep warm during the menstrual period and avoid eating raw or cold foods. pain or Distending low abdominal masses in lower jiao pain 水道 ST 28: regulates lower jiao. spleen and 腎俞 UB 23: kidney shu point kidney channels and use 闗元 Ren 4: three leg yin meeting. high frequency for 10-15 minutes. Clinical Point Selection 28 . warm and nourish the 足三里 ST 36: supplement post-heaven qi chong and ren vessels. give strong stimulation to 三陰交 SP 6 for 20 minutes or until pain is relieved. regulates liver qi and blood warm the channels and dissipate 血海 SP 10: regulates blood cold.

四滿 KI 14: regulates qi-blood in the lower jiao.CLASS EIGHT: CAM: 477-488 閉經 Amenorrhea 中極 Ren 3: three leg yin meeting 歸來 ST 29: ‘return. 合谷 LI 4: four gates. nourish Qi vacuity: Supplement 足三里 ST 36: supplement post-heaven qi points of the ren vessel and foot-tai yin channel and use 三陰交 SP 6: three leg yin meeting moxibustion to promote the 隱白 SP 1 (direct moxa): stop uterine bleeding containing function of qi. for repletion Repletion heat: Drain 血海 SP 10: cools the blood points of the ren vessel and foot-tai yin channel to clear 隱白 SP 1 (direct moxa): stop uterine bleeding heat and stop bleeding. often continual discharge of blood via the vagina. cool blood 少府 HT 8: heart ying point clears heat. poor 脾俞 UB 20: spleen shu point appetite. 曲泉 LV 8: invigorates blood in the uterus External heat 曲池 LI 11: clear heat. loose stool 胃俞 UB 21: stomach shu point ACT uses moxa as the primary form of treatment for uterine bleeding. 三陰交 SP 6: three leg yin meeting 崩漏 Uterine Bleeding: Flooding and spotting (崩漏 beng lou): any abnormal discharge of blood via the vagina. 胞脈 bao mai to Heart fire uterus Liver fire 太沖 LV 3: regulate the liver 百會 Du 20: raise qi and blood 闗元 Ren 4: three leg yin meeting. Flooding (literally. Spotting (literally. pain or masses masses in lower jiao 肝俞 UB 18: liver shu point Blood depletion: 脾俞 UB 20: spleen shu point Supplement and apply 腎俞 UB 23: kidney shu point moxibustion to 闗元 Ren 4: three leg yin meeting supplement blood and 足三里 ST 36: supplement post-heaven qi restore the period.’ regulates lower jiao and menstruation Blood Stasis: Drain to 血海 SP 10: ‘sea of blood’ moves blood remove stasis and regulate 太沖 LV 3: four gates. moves qi 三陰交 SP 6: three leg yin meeting Low abdominal pain. Clinical Point Selection 29 . Uterine bleeding 中極 Ren 3: three leg yin. ‘leaking’ or ‘trickling’) is a slight. ‘collapse’ or ‘landslide’) is heavy menstrual flow or abnormal uterine bleeding. moves liver qi and blood qi and blood. 陽池 SJ 4: yuan point on channel that distributes yuan qi. supplement or moxa on left side Spleen vacuity.

supplement 大赫 KI 12: astringes essence the kidneys. Liver-stomach disharmony: 膻中 Ren 17: descend qi Use even technique on points of 中脘 Ren 12: regulate middle jiao. okay first trimester tai yin channels to build up the spleen. and 足三里 ST 36: strengthen spleen stabilize the dai vessel. okay first trimester the foot-yang ming and jue yin 内関 PC 6: yin wei confluence. regulate fluids and dai vessels. and stablize the ren 復溜 KI 7: mother point. stop nausea. regulate ren.帶下 Abnormal vaginal discharge (morbid leucorrhea) Spleen vacuity: Supplement plus 帶脈 GB 26: special for abnormal vaginal discharge moxibustion on points of the ren 氣海 Ren 6: local to regulate qi in the lower jiao vessel. 陰陵泉 SP 9: drain dampness remove damp. harmonize the stomach. Adjust the diet. remove damp. 内関 PC 6: yin wei confluence. vomiting channels to relieve liver 足三里 ST 36: regulate stomach qi constraint and harmonize the stomach so as to stop vomiting. Kidney vacuity: Supplement plus 帶脈 GB 26: special for abnormal vaginal discharge moxibustion on points of the ren 腎俞 UB 23: kidney shu point vessel and foot shao yin channel 闗元 Ren 4: warm the root to promote yang qi. Clinical Point Selection 30 . local 次髎 UB 32: regulates lower jiao. and stabilize the dai vessel. 太沖 LV 3: regulate liver Use few points with mild stimulation. 中極 Ren 3: UB mu point. adjust ren. regulates lower jiao. vomiting 足三里 ST 36: regulate stomach qi 公孫 SP 4: chong and quell counterflow qi so as confluent point to stop vomiting. local 三陰交 SP 6: three leg yin meeting 太沖 LV 3: regulate liver Itching genitals 蠡溝 LV 5: liver luo point goes to genitals Red discharge 血海 SP 10: sea of blood. Damp-heat: Drain points of the ren vessel and foot tai yin channel to clear heat. stop nausea. foot tai yin and yang ming 白環俞 UB 30: for white discharge channels to fortify the spleen. cool the blood 惡阻 Morning sickness Spleen-stomach vacuity: 上脘 Ren 13: represents the upper opening of the Apply even technique to points stomach so stops counterflow of the foot-yang ming and foot.中脘 Ren 12: regulate middle jiao. clears heat from blood Repletion heat 曲池 LI 11: clear heat.

斷乳 Suppressing lactation 足臨泣 GB 41 First use acupuncture. 足三里 ST 36: supplement qi-blood 三陰交 SP 6: three leg yin meeting 至陰 UB 67: promote labor (oxytocin) 合谷 LI 4: move qi 三陰交 SP 6: three leg yin meeting 至陰 UB 67: promote labor (oxytocin) 胎不正 Malposition of Fetus Treatment: Around the 36th week or later. transverse insertion toward the breast so that the needle sensation extends into the breasts 乳汁少 Insufficient lactation. Qi stagnation. Moxibustion is much more widely used than acupuncture. blood stasis: Drain points of the hand-yang ming and foot tai yang channels to regulate qi-blood and activate qi so as to quicken the delivery. the pregnant woman should sit in a chair or lie supine with nothing tight around the waist. move liver qi to remove constrained liver qi. Apply moxibustion to 至陰 UB 67: bilaterally for 15-30 minutes. 至陰 UB 67: is the jing-well point of the foot-tai yang channel. 内関 PC 6: command for chest and rib-sides free obstruction from the channels 太沖 LV 3: move liver qi and promote milk secretion. then apply ten-minutes of moxibustion to each point. Treatment is given once every day. and quicken the delivery. 膻中 Ren 17: transverse insertion toward each breast so that the needle sensation extends into the breasts main points 少澤 SI 1: empirical for breast disorders Qi and blood vacuity: 脾俞 UB 20: spleen shu point supplement and use moxibustion 足三里 ST 36: supplement post heaven qi to supplement qi and blood so as to promote secretion of milk. 三陰交 SP 6: three leg yin meeting Liver qi depression: Drain or use even technique with moxibustion 期門 LV 14: local. It works more effectively in women on a second or later birth than those in their first pregnancy. 乳根 ST 18: bilateral. and an empirical point for fetal malposition. 光明 GB 37 Clinical Point Selection 31 .難產 Prolonged labor Qi and blood vacuity: Supplement and use moxibustion on points of the foot-yang ming and tai yang channels to supplement qiblood. Treat once or twice daily until the fetal position is corrected. The reported success rate is over 80%.

Kidney vacuity: Supplement and use moxibustion on points of the ren vessel and foot-shao yin channels to replenish kidney qi to keep the uterus in position. 百會 Du 20: moxa. raise qi 氣海 Ren 6: supplement qi 中脘 Ren 12: supplement post-heaven qi 足三里 ST 36: supplement post-heaven qi 歸來 ST 29: local. genitals 照海 KI 6: regulate lower jiao Clinical Point Selection 32 .子宮脫垂 Prolapse of uterus Qi vacuity: Supplement and use moxibustion on points of the ren vessel and foot-yang ming channels to replenish qi and raise prolapse. ‘return’ 闗元 Ren 4: strengthen the root 子宮 Zi Gong: local 曲泉 LV 8: benefit the uterus.

calm. 太沖 LV 3: subdue wind 大椎 Du 14: clear heat Heat invasion 曲池 LI 11: clear heat 十二井穴 12 hand well: quickly clear heat 瘛脈 SJ 18: Pacifies fright wind 合谷 LI 4: regulate qi. 印堂 Yin Tang: calm du vessel Acute: Drain points of the du vessel and the liver channel to restore consciousness. revive 百會 Du 20: raise qi to head Chronic: Supplement and use moxibustion 神庭 Du 24: calm spirit on points of ren and du vessels to adjust yin 闗元 Ren 4: nourish the root and yang for relaxing and relieving 三陰交 SP 6: supplement post-heaven qi convulsions. clear heat Phlegm heat 中脘 Ren 12: transform phlegm 豐隆 ST 40: transform phlegm 四神聰 Si Shen Cong: calm fright Fright 勞宮 PC 8: Clear heat. revive 湧泉 KI 1: Clear heat. regulate qi 陰陵泉 SP 9: drain damp-heat Clinical Point Selection 33 . calm. nourish liver Blood vacuity 然谷 KI 2: Regulate kidneys 嬰幼兒腹瀉 Infantile diarrhea Main: Use points of the foot yang ming channel without retention to adjust the spleen-stomach. 人中 Du 26: restore consciousness eliminate heat. and suppress wind. eliminate damp-heat. 足三里 ST 36: supplement post-heaven qi 中脘 Ren 12: supplement post-heaven qi Spleen-kidney yang vacuity 脾俞 UB 20: spleen shu point 腎俞 UB 23: kidney shu point 太沖 LV 3: yuan point. Overfeeding 天樞 ST 25: LI mu point 上巨虛 ST 37: LI lower he sea point 四縫 Si Feng: special for children’s digestive disorders 建里 Ren 11: Descend stomach qi 氣海 Ren 6: regulate qi in the abdomen 曲池 LI 11: clear heat Damp-heat 合谷 LI 4: clear heat with 曲池 LI 11.CLASS NINE: CAM: 488-499 驚風 Infantile convulsions: Be careful needling around fontanels in infants. and stop diarrhea.

太溪 KI 3 Cannot rotate wrist 陽池 SJ 4. Gan can also refer to various types of ulcers and sores in adults or children. 闗元 Ren 4 Abdominal muscles Contracted knee 陰市 ST 33 Reverse flexion of knee 承扶 UB 36. 少海 HT 3 Drop wrist 四凟 SJ 9. 后溪 SI 3. chronic indigestion.疳積 gan ji: a disease of infancy or childhood with emaciation. 帶脈 GB 26. emaciated flesh. Upper limb: On affected side 大椎 Du 14. 陽溪 LI 5. dry hair. 合谷 LI 4. diarrhea. On affected side 三陰交 SP 6. 昆侖 UB 60. abdominal distention with visible superficial veins. 足三里 ST 36. Lower limb: 環跳 GB 30. 外闗 SJ 5. 委中 UB 40. transform stagnation retain the needles. 外闗 SJ 5 Clinical Point Selection 34 . fever of varying degree. yellow face. 陽陵泉 GB 34. eliminate heat foot tai yin and foot yang ming 胃俞 UB 21: supplement post-heaven qi 脾俞 UB 20: supplement post-heaven qi channels to benefit the spleen and remove stagnation. Apply 足三里 ST 36: supplement post-heaven qi superficial puncture and don’t 太白 SP 3: supplement spleen. 解溪 ST 41. or parasite infestation. Usually needle affected side. 四縫 Si Feng: special for childhood gan disorder Parasites 百蟲窩 Bai Chong Wo 小兒麻痹症 Infantile paralysis: Use yang ming channels to remove obstruction from the channels and nourish sinews and bones. 肩髃 LI 15. Usually due to malnutrition. 四凟 SJ 9. 申脈 UB 62. 夾脊 Jia Ji L1-5 梁門 ST 21. 委中 UB 40 Eversion of foot 照海 KI 6. but sometimes you can treat the healthy side. 天柱 UB 10 髀關 ST 31. 曲池 LI 11. 天樞 ST 25. and loss of vitality. 疳証 Infantile malnutrition Main: Supplement points of the 下脘 Ren 10: harmonize stomach. 懸鈡 GB 39. 承山 UB 57 Inversion of foot 風市 GB 31.

Remove when there is the sound of burning skin. also shao yang 曲池 LI 11: clear heat 合谷 LI 4: release exterior. main points: Drain points of the shao yang and yang ming channels with superficial puncture to expel wind-heat and remove the accumulation. Drain points of the spleen and large intestine channels to disperse wind-damp and eliminate heat in the blood.列缺 LU 7: release exterior with 合谷 LI 4 大椎 Du 14: clear heat High fever 十二井穴 12 hand well: clear heat in acute cases 曲池 LI 11: clear heat 太沖 LV 3: jue yin winds around the genitals Swelling. 足三里 ST 36: clear yang ming Plum blossom: affected area. pain of testes 曲泉 LV 8: jue yin winds around the genitals 燈心草灸 Deng xin cao (Medulla junci) Moxibustion: Ignite 2 pieces soaked with sesame oil and aim at 角孫 SJ 20. 腮腺炎 Contagious Parotitis (Mumps). Usually the swelling subsides after one treatment. drain damp 血海 SP 10: cool and regulate blood 委中 UB 40: cool blood. Aversion to cold and fever 頰車 ST 6: local 翳風 SJ 17: expels wind. resolve toxins Wind-heat 大椎 Du 14: clear heat. local 外闗 SJ 5: releases exterior. clear heat. clear heat in yang ming 三陰交 SP 6: cool and regulate blood. Main: Disperse wind and activate blood. intestines 天樞 ST 25. Repeat the next day if the swelling is not gone. release exterior wind Wind-damp 陰陵泉 SP 9: drain damp Heat in stomach. yang ming 蕁麻疹 Urticaria (hives) 曲池 LI 11: clear heat in yang ming. Clinical Point Selection 35 . cool blood 合骨 LI 4: release exterior.

Local First. cool the blood 委中 UB 40: Bleed. and several pricks along both sides. 陰陵泉 SP 9: drain damp-heat Fever 大椎 Du 14: clear heat Toxins 十二井穴 12 hand well points (bleed) 勞宮 PC 8: clear heat. distinguish the head and tail of the location of herpes zoster. 委中 UB 40 (bleed). 啊是 a shi Wind-heat 風池 GB 20: release exterior. and disperse heat and cool the blood toxins. 血海 SP 10: eliminate stasis. Clear heat. while the extending part is the head. 曲池 LI 11: Drain wind-heat. cool the blood 血海 SP 10: Clear heat. Activate the blood to 曲澤 PC 3. cool blood Constipation 支溝 SJ 6: promotes bowel movement Cupping. Herpes zoster. The area where the lesions first appeared is the tail.丹毒 Erysipelas Main: Drain or bleed points of the yang 曲池 LI 11.5 cun from the tail. cool the blood 陽陵泉 GB 34: treat the rib-sides. release exterior. bloodletting: Listed first in ACT. Bleed affected area and cup. dispel wind-heat Damp-heat 足三里 ST 36. Clinical Point Selection 36 . 合谷 LI 4: clear heat. Prick the skin to bleed around the herpes zoster: five pricks 0. Treat 1-2x/day. yang ming ming channels to eliminate heat and resolve toxins.5 cun from the head of the herpes zoster and then five pricks 0. drain damp-heat 太沖 LV 3: move liver qi After above treatment.

Clinical Point Selection 37 . Examples: • 商陽 LI 1. Another effective method for treating boils is to prick with a three-edged needle into small papules found alongside the thoracic vertebrae. 聽會 GB 2 for on 4th or 5th toe Main: Drain or bleed points of the du vessel and hand yang ming channels to eliminate heat from the blood. and other points. prick with a three-edged needle to cause bleeding at two-inch intervals along the red line proximally towards the focus. release exterior 委中 UB 40 (bleed): cool blood. toxins Points on related channels: 井穴 Jing well. For red-thread boil (lymphangitis). Treatment is given once a day. cools and moves blood 合谷 LI 4: regulate qi. 曲池 LI 11 for face • 曲池 LI 11. 足竅陰 GB 44 for on temples • 陽陵泉 GB 34. especially if they clear heat.瘡癤 Furuncle or boil 靈台 Du 10: special for boils and red-thread boils 身柱 Du 12: helps 靈台 Du 10 郄門 PC 4: xi point. 迎香 LI 20 for tips of related fingers • 陽陵泉 GB 34.

and disperse accumulation by moving qi. continuous manipulation for 2-3 minutes. main points: Drain points of the foot jue yin. clears heat Main: Disperse damp-heat. 外闗 SJ 5: release exterior 足臨泣 GB 41: move liver qi. 合谷 LI 4: clear heat 内関 PC 6: stops vomiting Vomiting (Use electro-acupuncture) 中脘 Ren 12: atomach mu point Strong stimulation. 天容 SI 17. But really. foot shao yang. but be careful not to puncture the delicate structures in the throat. send them to the emergency room instead. treats eyes Hot temper. Clinical Point Selection 38 . damp-heat qi and stop pain by draining points of 上巨虛 ST 37: lower he sea point of LI the yang ming channels. regulate 天樞 ST 25: LI mu point. regulate heart qi Palpitations: Supplement 神門 HT 7: quiet the spirit. 闌尾 Lan Wei: special for appendicitis Fever 大椎 Du 14. remove stagnation. retaining for 30 minutes.CLASS TEN: CAM: 499-510 乳癰 Breast Abscess or Acute Mastitis. Treat every 6 . main points: Drain points of the hand shao yang and yang ming channels to activate blood. and foot yang ming channels to regulate liver qi and the stomach channel. benefit breasts 腸癰 Intestinal Abscess or Appendicitis 曲池 LI 11: LI he sea point. remove stasis. 癭 Goiter. anxiety. regulate heart qi Exophthalmos: 絲竹空 SJ 23.8 hours until symptoms disappear. 天突 Ren 22: local 合谷 LI 4. Retain 30 minutes . Aversion to cold and fever Breast pain and distention 肩井 GB 21: benefits the breasts 少澤 SI 1: empirical 膻中 Ren 17: local 乳根 ST 18: local 足三里 ST 36: regulate stomach channel 太沖 LV 3: move liver qi 合谷 LI 4. 睛明 UB 1. sweating: 三陰交 SP 6: nourish yin even 復溜 KI 7: stop sweating Also needle surrounding the goiter with one needle in the center. 足三里 ST 36: move qi in yang ming channels 膻中 Ren 17: regulate qi in upper jiao 太沖 LV 3: regulate liver qi 内関 PC 6: quiet the spirit. LV qi depression: Even 臑會 SJ 13: transforms phlegm nodes 天鼎 LI 17. Then treat once a day. 攢竹 UB 2: local Even 風池 GB 20: regulates shao yang. disperse heat.2 hours with stimulation every 10 minutes.

steams. plus moxibustion to 肩外俞 SI 14: adjacent expel wind. steams. dispel damp. At this point the local area begins to turn deep-red and purple indicating stasis of blood and qi. • The second-stage of sinew damage is that period during which swelling and pain still exist but in a much less severe form. Neck 天柱 UB 10. When pain and swelling have subsided and what remains is the nagging pain of an enduring injury or pain that is exacerbated by damp or cold.Three stages of sinew damage (sprains. soaks. Acupuncture and application of soft plasters or liniments form the basis of treatment.com. Often a persistent aching and stiffness remains. and pain. • The third-stage of sinew damage is defined as the period beginning three weeks to one month after the initial insult when swelling and redness have disappeared and visible signs of stasis are minimal. hot compresses and the application of plasters. 内庭 ST 44 Ankle joint 解溪 ST 41. 合谷 LI 4 Wrist joint 陽池 SJ 4. www. relax sinews. dissipate stasis and relax sinews. Torticollis: Drain points of the du vessel 大椎 Du 14. 陽陵泉 GB 34 Knee joint 犢鼻 ST 35. 后溪 SI 3: distal regulate qi and blood. The principal of treatment at this point is to move blood. soaks. reduce swelling. cannot flex and extend 昆侖 UB 60. this stage lasts up to three weeks. 丘墟 GB 40. quicken luo vessels. The treatment principle at this juncture is to soothe the sinews. 后溪 SI 3 Shoulder joint 肩井 GB 21. disperse cold. 昆侖 UB 60 Can also needle healthy side in corresponding area or a distal point in another area while having the patient move the joint. strains or contusions): • First-stage is defined as the period during which swelling. 外闗 SJ 5 Hip joint 環跳 GB 30. pain and redness are prominent. Clinical Point Selection 39 . move blood. steams and compresses are avoided because they aggravate inflammation by dilating blood vessels and encouraging hyperemia (bleeding and cupping is good).springwind. disperse cold. Acupuncture and moxibustion are useful in treatment of this stage of traumatic damage as are massage (including the traumatized location and employing massage salves or liniments). Massage (above and below the traumatized location). 懸鈡 GB 39. 列缺 LU 7 cannot rotate 支正 SI 7 Use local cupping or use 落枕 Luo Zhen alone. 肩髃 LI 15 Elbow joint 曲池 LI 11. clear heat. the principle of treatment is to move qi. Use needling and moxa on a shi and local points for older injuries. this usually lasts 4-7 days but can be 2-3 days in light cases. dissipate stasis and quicken blood. dissipate swelling and relieve pain. Sprains and Contusions: Use bleeding and cupping locally on new injuries. liniments. Soaks. acupuncture and soft plasters are primary treatment. 天柱 UB 10: local and tai yang channels. Adapted from Andrew Ellis. Sometimes this gives instantaneous results. Needle distal points to ease the sinews.

聽會 GB 2: local 中渚 SJ 3. 太陽 Tai Yang (bleed): local. dispel wind. drain fire 外闗 SJ 5: release exterior 太沖 LV 3: drain liver 鼻塞 Nasal Obstruction (Thick Sticky Nasal Discharge): Drain points of the hand tai yin and hand yang ming channels to smooth the flow of lung qi and expel wind-heat. clears heat Lung heat 少商 LU 11 (bleed): drains heat from the lungs Stomach heat 内庭 ST 44: drains stomach fire Yin vacuity fire 照海 KI 6: nourish yin Clinical Point Selection 40 . command point for face and sense organs 迎香 LI 20: local (can needle through to 鼻通 Bi Tong) Main 上星 Du 23: adjacent. 合谷 LI 4: distal. 合谷 LI 4: release exterior 腎俞 UB 23. make strong de qi then withdraw 合谷 LI 4. 合谷 LI 4: distal for nose. clear heat 風池 GB 20: adjacent. 列缺 LU 7. 俠溪 GB 43: distal 行間 LV 2. 足臨泣 GB 41: drain liver/gall bladder fire 外闗 SJ 5. Wind heat Liver fire 睛明 UB 1. Even technique is used to nourish yin and descend fire for yin vacuity fire. 太溪 KI 3: supplement the kidneys 火眼 Congestion. Swelling and Pain of the Eyes (Conjunctivitis): Drain distal and local points to disperse wind-heat.耳聾耳鳴 Deafness and tinnitus Liver/gall bladder fire: Drain External wind heat: Drain Kidney vacuity: Supplement and moxibustion 翳風 SJ 17. 命門 Du 4. 行間 LV 2: distal. release exterior Needle 迎香 LI 20 to 鼻通 Bi Tong: local 印堂 Yin Tang: local 鼻衄 Nosebleed (Epistaxis): Drain points of the hand yang ming and du vessels to clear heat and stop bleeding for extreme heat in the lungs and stomach. regulate qi.

benefit the eyes Liver/kidney yin vacuity: 太沖 LV 3. 天容 SI 17: over tonsils. 咽喉疼痛 Sore throat: Disperse heat. benefit throat 列缺 LU 7: ren confluence. 太溪 KI 3: yuan points supplement 肝俞 UB 18. b. Clinical Point Selection 41 . nourish yin. 三陰交 SP 6 Liver qi constraint: even 期門 LV 14. 下關 ST 7: local Kidney yin vacuity: Use even 太溪 KI 3: kidney yuan point. 腎俞 UB 23: back shu points Qi/blood vacuity: supplement 足三里 ST 36. 頰車 ST 6. benefit throat Alternate these two 扶突 LI 18: local prescriptions. 陽陵泉 GB 34 Needle local points carefully but make qi extend around the eyeball. and vacuity of qi and blood. moisten the throat points of the foot shao yin 魚際 LU 10: ying point. 風池 GB 20: adjacent 睛明 UB 1. clear heat in throat and hand tai yin channels to 廉泉 Ren 23: local nourish yin and descend fire. 球后 Qiu Hou: local Main 光明 GB 37: GB luo. 下關 ST 7: local nourish yin and lower fire. Treat daily or on alternating days.牙齒痛 Toothache Stomach fire: Drain points of the 合谷 LI 4: command point for face and sense organs hand yang ming channel to clear 内庭 ST 44: drains fire from yang ming heat and stop pain. Use moderate stimulation on the other points. Repletion heat: Drain points 少商 LU 11 (bleed): clear heat from throat 合谷 LI 4: release exterior of hand tai yin and foot yang ming channels to disperse 内庭 ST 44: clear heat from throat wind and eliminate heat. 下關 ST 7: local 液門 SJ 2: ying point clears heat from shao yang Wind fire: Drain points of the 風池 GB 20: adjacent san jiao channel to dispel wind 外闗 SJ 5: release exterior and clear heat. nourish qi-blood using points of the foot shao yang and tai yang channels for vacuity of the liver and kidney yin. distal. nourish yin to lower technique on the foot yang ming fire and foot shao yin channels to 頰車 ST 6. 合谷 LI 4: command point for face and sense organs 頰車 ST 6. 照海 KI 6: yin qiao. 太沖 LV 3. 視神經萎縮 Optic Atrophy: Supplement liver and kidneys. Retain 10-15 minutes. make qi go to throat Yin vacuity: Supplement a. 太溪 KI 3: kidney yuan point.