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Canine Points

The following table outlines the Canine Meridians. Equine Points are on a separate page as are the study
aidsPrinter Points, Crib #1, Crib #2 and Crib #3.

CANINE
MERIDIAN
Point Description

Point Chart

Lung

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Large Intestine

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Stomach

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Spleen

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Heart

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Small Intestine

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Bladder

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Kidney

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Pericardium

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Triple Heater

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Gallbladder

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Liver

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Governing Vessel

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Conception Vessel

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I C: LUNG MERIDIAN…CANINE [up]

LU 1
LU 5
LU 7

Located at the level of the first intercostal space, medial to the greater
tubercle of the humerus, in the pectoral muscle. ALARM POINT.
On the transverse cubital crease, on the lateral side of the biceps
brachii tendon when the elbow is flexed. Sea Point.
Proximal to the styloid process on the radius, 1.5 cun above the
transverse crease of the carpus. MASTER POINT of head/neck/lungs.
On the medial end of the transverse crease of the carpus, on the medial

LU 9

side of the radial artery.Stream Point, Source Point. INFLUENTIAL
POINT of Vessels. Great Abyss.

II C: LARGE INTESTINE MERIDIAN …CANINE [up]

Located between the first and second metacarpal bones, approximayely in
the middle of the second metacarpal bone on the radial side. (On MC 2 if dew
LI 4

claw is
amputated) MASTER POINT of face/mouth. Source
Point.

LI 10

Two cun distal to LI11, between the extensor carpi radialis muscle and the
common digital extensor.
At the end of the lateral cubital crease, half way between the biceps

LI 11

tendon and the lateral epicondyle of the humerus, with the elbow flexed. Sea
Point.

LI 15

Cranial and distal to the acromion, on the cranial margin of the acromial
head on the deltoid muscle.(Not at the point of shoulder)
In the nasal labial groove, at the level of the mid-point of the nasal

LI 20

border of the ala nasi. On the opposite side of the body from the rest of the
meridian.

IVAS POINT OUTLINE…Canine Lung/Large Intestine (Metal) [up]

III C: STOMACH MERIDIAN… CANINE [up] .

in the belly of the tibialis cranialis muscle.ST 1 ST 2 ST 4 ST 6 ST 25 ST 35 Directly below the center of the pupil between the eyeball and the infrorbital ridge. Not on the Stomach meridian…an extra point. When combined with ST 35 is called Xiyan. INFLUENTIAL POINT of Phlegm. rostral to the angle of the mandible. In the depression in the belly of the masseter muscle. At the lateral corner of the mouth. On the dorsum of the rear foot at the level of the hock. IV C: SPLEEN MERIDIAN… CANINE [up] In th edepression distal to the base (proximal end) of the 1st SP 4 metatarsal bone. 2 cun lateral from from the tibial midline. In the depression below the patella and lateral to the patellar ligament. Located 8 cun proximal to the lateral malleolus. In the depression (Xiyan) below the patella and medial to th epatellar ligament. Spring Point. in the ST 44 depression distal and lateral to the 2nd metatarso-phalengeal joint. then it is placed in the depression distal to the base of the 2nd metatarsal bone on the most medial aspect. Is the “medial eye of the knee”. immediately ventral to the orbital ridge of the zygomatic bone. on the line drawn from the medial malleolus to . approximately at the level of the tip of the malleolus. Sea Point. Located 2 cun lateral to the center of the umbilicus. Proximal to the web margin between the 2nd and 3rd toes. St 40 between the tibialis cranialis muscle and the long digital extensor muscle. SP 6 Located 3 cun directly above the tip of the medial malleolus. one finger-breadth from the cranial ST 36 crest of the tibia. Well Point. (1 cun caudal to ST38). on the caudal border of the tibia. Also called the “lateral eye of the knee” or Dubi. Directly below the pupil.GI and QI. River Point. cranial to the fibula. If the dewlaw is absent. ST 45 On the lateral side of the 2nd digit at the base of the nail. Located 3 cun below ST35. between ST 41 the tendons of the long digital extensor muscle and the tibialis cranialis muscle. MASTER POINT of abdomen.

Sea Point.SP9. With the stifle flexed the point is 2 cun above cranio-medial SP 10 border of the patella. MASTER POINT of caudal abdomen/urogenital system.(Horses do not have a sartorius muscle) IVAS POINT OUTLINE…Canine Stomach/Spleen (Earth) [up] . on the bulge of the cranial portion of the sartorius muscle. in the SP 9 depression between the caudal border of the tibia and the gastrocnemius muscle. On the lower border of the medial condyle of the tibia.

V C: HEART MERIDIAN… CANINE [up] .

On the palmar surface of the paw. between the medial humeral epicondyle and the olecranon. VI C: SMALL INTESTINE MERIDIAN… CANINE [up] SI 3 SI 8 Proximal to the metacarpal-phalangeal joint on the lateral side of the 5th metacarpal. Spring Point. slightly dorsal to the condyloid process. in the the depression lateral to the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle. between the 4th and 5th HT 8 metacarpal bones. On the medial side of the elbow. Spring Point. Rostral to the tragus. IVAS POINT OUTLINE…Canine Heart/Small Intestine (Fire)[up] . proximal to the metacarpal-phalangeal junction. with the mouth open. Stream Point. Sea Point. at the caudal SI 19 border of the mandible. HT 9 On the medial aspect of the nail bed of the 5th digit of the front foot. directly ventral to TH21. HT 7 On the transverse crease of the carpal joint. under the pad.On the medial side of the elbow. between the end of the HT 3 transverse cubital crease and the medial epicondyle of the humerus when the elbow is flexed. Sea Point. Well Point.

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5 cun lateral to the caudal border of the spinous BL 21 behind T13 process of the 13th thoracic vertebra. Heart Shu Point. Placed as BL11 but lateral to the caudal border of the spinous BL 12 behind T2 process of the 2nd thoracic vetebra. INFLUENTIAL POINT of Bone. Pericardium Shu Point. BL 10 between C1 and C2. Located 1. . in the depression caudal to the medial border of the scapula.5 cun lateral to the caudal border of the spinous process of the BL 17 behind T7 7th thoracic vertebra. INFLUENTIAL POINT of Blood. Located 1.VII C: BLADDER MERIDIAN …CANINE [up] BL 1 Located 0. Placed 1. On the lateral side of the trapezius muscle level with GV 15. INFLUENTIAL POINT of Wind/Trachea. mid-way from the spinous process to the medial border of the scapula. Spleen Shu Point. Placed 1. Start of outer meridian. Stomach Shu Point. Placed as BL11 but lateral to the caudal border of the spinous BL 13 behind T3 process of the 3rd thoracic vetebra.5 cun lateral to the caudal border of the spinous BL 18 behind T10 process of the 10th thoracic vertebra. Liver Shu Point. Gallbladder Shu Point.1 cun dorsal to the medial canthus of the eye. Placed 1. At the medial extremity of the eyebrow. in the supra orbital BL 2 notch. Placed 1. Placed as BL11 but lateral to the caudal border of the spinous BL 15 behind T5 process of the 5th thoracic vetebra.5 cun lateral to the caudal border of the spinous BL 19 behind T11 process of the 11th thoracic vertebra.5 cun lateral to the caudal border of the spinous BL 20 behind T12 process of the 12th thoracic vertebra. Placed as BL11 but lateral to the caudal border of the spinous BL 14 behind T4 process of the 4th thoracic vetebra. Lung Shu Point.5 cun lateral to the caudal border of the spinous process of the BL 11 behind T1 1st thoracic vertebra.

5 cun lateral to the caudal border of the spinous BL 25 behind L5 process of the 5th lumbar vertebra. Sea Point. lateral to BL 23. On the lateral edge of the popliteal crease.Placed 1. BL 62 In the depression directly distal to the lateral malleolus. . Small Intestine Shu Point. Triple Heater Shu Point. Bladder Shu Point. on the medial BL 39 border of the tendon of the biceps femoris.5 cun lateral to the caudal border of the spinous BL 22 behind L1 process of the 1st lumbar vertebra. If leg is flexed to BL 60 right angle then it is located caudal to the lateral malleolus. Large Intestine Shu Point. In the depression between the lateral malleolus and tendocalcaneous. BL 40 BL 54 In the center of the popliteal crease. Placed 1. MASTER POINT of caudal back/hips. Well Point. Kidney Shu Point. River Point. at the lateral border of the longissimus muscle. Ventral to the tuber ischii. in the depression between BL 28 lateral to S2 the medial border of the dorsal iliac spine and the sacrum.5 cun lateral to the caudal border of the spinous BL 23 behind L2 process of the 2nd lumbar vertebra. Lift tail to locate. In the crease lateral to the tail base. On the lateral aspect of the nail bed of the 5th digit of the rear BL 67 foot. Just lateral to BL 40. Placed 1. 0. Directly opposite KI 3 which is on the medial aspect. Lateral to the 2nd sacral foramen.5 cun lateral to the GV BL 35 channel. at the junction of the BL 36 semitendinosus and semimembranosus muscles. BL 27 behind S1 Caudo lateral to the first sacral vertebra. level with the tip of the lateral malleolus. Outer meridian. Three cun lateral to the caudal border BL 52 behind L2 of the spinous process of the 2nd lumbar vertebra. Dorsal to the greater trochanter.

cranial to the calcanean tendon.VIII C: KIDNEY MERIDIAN … CANINE [up] KI 1 Between the 2nd and 3rd metatarsus at the most proximal aspect of the central pad. Source Point. Located two cun above the tip of the medial malleolus. KI 6 KI 7 In the depression immediately distal to the medial malleolus. IVAS POINT OUTLINE… Canine Bladder/Kidney (Water)[up] . level KI 3 with the tip of the medial malleolus. Stream Point. Well Point. Opposite BL 60. On the ventral aspect of the foot. Below KI 3. In the depression between the medial malleolus and tendo-calcaneus.

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in the depression proximal to the metacarpo-phalangeal joint. X C: TRIPLE HEATER MERIDIAN… CANINE [up] On the dorsum of the forefoot. Sea Point. Just proximal to the olecranon. on the caudal margin of the acromial head of the deltoid muscle. TH 5 TH 10 TH 14 TH 17 Located 2 cun above the carpus. Sea Point. between PC 6 the tendons of the superficial digital flexor and the fleor carpi radialis. directly dorsal to SI 19. Spring Point. dorsal to the condyloid process. MASTER POINT chest/cranial abdomen Between the 2nd and 3rd metacarpal bones. The point is found at the most proximal aspect of the large central pad. Located 2 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist. on the medial side of the biceps tendon. on the medial side of the 3rd metacarpal bone. in the depression between the mandible and the mastoid process. Caudal and distal to the acromion. at TH 21 the caudal border of the mandible. proximal to the PC 8 metacarpal-phalangeal joint. with the mouth open. on the cranial aspect of the inter-osseus spacebetween the radius and ulna.IX C: PERICARDIUM MERIDIAN… CANINE [up] PC 3 In the cubital crease. Ventral to the ear. Stream Point. Rostral to the supratragic notch. between the 4th and 5th TH 3 metacarpals. on the midline. IVAS POINT OUTLINE…Canine Pericardium/Triple Heater (Fire) [up} .

.CANINE [up] ..XI E: GALLBLADDER MERIDIAN.

in the depression on the lateral side of the orbit. with the mouth open. between the bone and the tendon. Sea Point. 7 cun above the transverse popliteal crease. Located 3 cun above the tip of the extenal (lateral) malleolus. GB 21 Midway between GV 14 and the acromion.GB 1 Lateral to the lateral cnthus. In the depression distal to the junction of the 4th and 5th GB 41 metatarsal bones. . in the depression between the biceps femoris tendon GB 33 and the femur. Rostral to the intertragic notch. In the dorso-cranial aspect of the neck. in the 7th intercostal space. (directly opposite LIV 8 which is on the medial aspect) GB 34 In the depression cranial and distal to the head of the fibula. in the depresssion medial to the jugular process of the GB 20 occipital bone in the depresssion between the sternomastoideus and sterno-occipitalis muscles. GB 14 Located 1 cun above the midpoint of the eyebrow. on the lateral side of the tendon of the long digital extensor muscle. (opposite SP 6 on which lies medially) INFLUENTIAL POINT of Marrow. directly below SI 19. In the hollow proximal to the lateral epicondyle of the femur at the knee. below the occipital bone. INFLUENTIAL POINT of Tendons. lateral to the knee joint. on the lower border of the free end of the 13th rib. Located 3 cun above GB 34 when the knee is flexed. Located 1/3rd the distance between the greater trochanter and the cranial border of the iliac spine. Spring Point. at the GB 2 caudal border of the condyloid process of the mandible. in the depression between the caudal border of the fibula and the GB 39 tendons of the peroneus longus and brevis muscles. GB 25 GB 29 GB 30 GB 31 On the lateral side of the abdomen. Midway between the greater trochanter and the tuber ishii. On the midline of the lateral aspect of the thigh. GB 24 On the mammary line.

Spring point. LIV 13 LIV 14 On the lateral side of the abdomen. ALARM POINT of Liver. Sea Point.. caudal to the medial epicondyl of the femur.Canine Gallbladder/Liver (Wood) [up] . midway between the dorsal and medial aspect of the bone. On the medial aspect of the 2nd toe. On the mammary line. Stream Point. midway between the dorsal and medial aspect of the bone. on the crania border of the insertion of the semimembranous and semitendinosus muscles. below the free end of the 12th rib. It is proximal to the medial end of the LIV 8 transverse popliteal crease. proximal to the LIV 3 metatarsal-phalangeal joint. IVAS POINT OUTLINE. ALARM POINT of Spleen. in the 6th intercostal space.XII C: LIVER MERIDIAN…CANINE [up] On the medial aspect of the 2nd toe. distal to the LIV 2 metatarsal-phalangeal joint. On the medial side of the knee joint.

XII C: CONCEPTION VESSEL MERIDIAN…CANINE [up] .

. CV 17 ALARM POINT of Pericardium. Located 2 cun caudal to the umbilicus. On the midline between the dorsal spinous processes of the last cervical and first thoracic vertebrae. between the dorsal spinous processes of the 2nd and 3rd lumbar vertebrae. XIV C: GOVERNING VESSEL MERIDIAN…CANINE [up] GV 1 GV 3 GV 4 GV 14 In the depression between the anus and the base of the tail. CV 6 Located 1. on the midline. on the CV 12 midline. ALARM POINT of Stomach.5 cun caudal to the umbilicus. CV 14 ALARM POINT of Heart. On the dorsal midline of the skull. on the midline. on a GV 20 line between the cranial edge of the base ofthe ears.CV 1 CV 3 CV 4 CV 5 In the depression between the anus and the scrotum or vulva. ALARM POINT of Triple Heater. on the midline. Located 3 cun caudal to the unbilicus. Is located in the largest depression either between the dorsal processes of L4/5 or L5/6. GV 26 In the intersection of the “T” formed below the nose. Forbidden Point. on the midline. in the notch between the saggital crest and the frontal crest. in the filtrum. CV 8 In the center of the umbilicus. at the level of the 4th intercostal space. Halfway between CV 12 and the xyphoid process. On the ventral midline. Located 4 cun caudal to the umbilicus. Halfway between the umbilicus and the xyphoid process. Variable location. on the midline. On the midline. ALARM POINT of Small Intestine. ALARM POINT of Bladder. CV 22 At the cranial tip of the manubrium.

IVAS POINT OUTLINE… Canine Governing Vessel/Conception Vessel [up] .