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VETERINARY

ACUPUNCTURE: CANINE POINTS
(mirrored from the pages of Janne Potter DVM,
Vancouver, Canada)
The following table outlines the Canine
Meridians. Equine and Bovine acupoints are on separate pages, as are the study
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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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MASTER POINT of head/neck/lungs. half way between the biceps tendon and the lateral epicondyle of the humerus. INFLUENTIAL POINT of Vessels. on the lateral side of the biceps brachii tendon when the elbow is flexed... (On MC 2 if dew claw is amputated) MASTER POINT of face/mouth. LI 15 Cranial and distal to the acromion... Sea Point. with the elbow flexed. LU 5 On the transverse cubital crease. in the pectoral muscle. LU 9 On the medial end of the transverse crease of the carpus. approximayely in the middle of the second metacarpal bone on the radial side. LI 10 Two cun distal to LI11.5 cun above the transverse crease of the carpus.Conception Vessel + + ĄĄ I C: LUNG MERIDIAN. medial to the greater tubercle of the humerus. Sea Point. at the level of the mid-point of the nasal border of the ala nasi. on the cranial margin of the acromial head on the deltoid muscle.Stream Point. ALARM POINT. on the medial side of the radial artery. ĄĄ IVAS POINT OUTLINE. 1. Source Point.(Not at the point of shoulder) LI 20 In the nasal labial groove. LU 7 Proximal to the styloid process on the radius. between the extensor carpi radialis muscle and the common digital extensor. Great Abyss.CANINE [up] LU 1 Located at the level of the first intercostal space..CANINE [up] LI 4 Located between the first and second metacarpal bones. ĄĄ II C: LARGE INTESTINE MERIDIAN .Canine Lung/Large Intestine (Metal) [up] .. On the opposite side of the body from the rest of the meridian. LI 11 At the end of the lateral cubital crease. Source Point.

ĄĄ III C: STOMACH MERIDIAN. .. CANINE [up] ST 1 Directly below the center of the pupil between the eyeball and the infrorbital ridge..

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

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

between the end of the transverse cubital crease and the medial epicondyle of the .. CANINE [up] HT 3 On the medial side of the elbow.ĄĄ V C: HEART MERIDIAN..

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

..CANINE [up] .ĄĄ VII C: BLADDER MERIDIAN .

behind T4 Placed as BL11 but lateral to the caudal border of the spinous process of the 4th thoracic vetebra.5 cun lateral to the caudal border of the spinous process of the 11th thoracic vertebra. INFLUENTIAL POINT of Blood. behind T3 Placed as BL11 but lateral to the caudal border of the spinous process of the 3rd thoracic vetebra. behind T12 Placed 1. Pericardium Shu Point. Gallbladder Shu Point. in the supra orbital notch. between C1 and C2. INFLUENTIAL POINT of Bone.5 cun lateral to the caudal border of the spinous process of the 12th thoracic vertebra. behind T7 Located 1.5 cun lateral to the caudal border of the spinous process of the 1st thoracic vertebra. Heart Shu Point.BL 1 ĄĄ Located 0. BL 2 ĄĄ At the medial extremity of the eyebrow. Start of outer meridian. BL 10 BL 11 BL 12 BL 13 BL 14 BL 15 BL 17 BL 18 BL 19 BL 20 . behind T10 Placed 1. behind T5 Placed as BL11 but lateral to the caudal border of the spinous process of the 5th thoracic vetebra.5 cun lateral to the caudal border of the spinous process of the 10th thoracic vertebra. in the depression caudal to the medial border of the scapula. behind T11 Placed 1.5 cun lateral to the caudal border of the spinous process of the 7th thoracic vertebra. INFLUENTIAL POINT of Wind/Trachea. Liver Shu Point. mid-way from the spinous process to the medial border of the scapula. Spleen Shu Point. behind T2 Placed as BL11 but lateral to the caudal border of the spinous process of the 2nd thoracic vetebra.1 cun dorsal to the medial canthus of the eye. ĄĄ On the lateral side of the trapezius muscle level with GV 15. behind T1 Located 1. Lung Shu Point.

Three cun lateral to the caudal border of the spinous process of the 2nd lumbar vertebra. BL 21 BL 22 BL 23 BL 52 BL 36 BL 60 . Small Intestine Shu Point.River Point. Directly opposite KI 3 which is on the medial aspect. Just lateral to BL 40. Large Intestine Shu Point. Lift tail to locate. behind L2 Outer meridian. BL 28 lateral to S2 Lateral to the 2nd sacral foramen. Kidney Shu Point. BL 40 ĄĄ In the center of the popliteal crease. on the medial border of the tendon of the biceps femoris. level with the tip of the lateral malleolus. BL 35 ĄĄ In the crease lateral to the tail base. ĄĄ Ventral to the tuber ischii. at the lateral border of the longissimus muscle. Stomach Shu Point. at the junction of the semitendinosus and semimembranosus muscles. MASTER POINT of caudal back/hips.behind T13 Placed 1.5 cun lateral to the caudal border of the spinous process of the 1st lumbar vertebra. behind L2 Placed 1. BL 27 behind S1 Caudo lateral to the first sacral vertebra. 0. lateral to BL 23.Bladder Shu Point. ĄĄ In the depression between the lateral malleolus and tendo-calcaneous.5 cun lateral to the GV channel. Triple Heater Shu Point. BL 39 ĄĄ On the lateral edge of the popliteal crease. BL 54 ĄĄ Dorsal to the greater trochanter. Sea Point.5 cun lateral to the caudal border of the spinous process of the 13th thoracic vertebra.5 cun lateral to the caudal border of the spinous process of the 2nd lumbar vertebra. behind L1 Placed 1.5 cun lateral to the caudal border of the spinous process of the 5th lumbar vertebra. If leg is flexed to right angle then it is located caudal to the lateral malleolus. BL 25 behind L5 Placed 1. in the depression between the medial border of the dorsal iliac spine and the sacrum.

. Below KI 3. cranial to the calcanean tendon. Well Point. ĄĄ VIII C: KIDNEY MERIDIAN . Stream Point. On the ventral aspect of the foot.. Source Point.. level with the tip of the medial malleolus.BL 62 ĄĄ In the depression directly distal to the lateral malleolus. KI 3 In the depression between the medial malleolus and tendocalcaneus. CANINE [up] KI 1 Between the 2nd and 3rd metatarsus at the most proximal aspect of the central pad. Well Point. KI 6 In the depression immediately distal to the medial malleolus. BL 67 ĄĄ On the lateral aspect of the nail bed of the 5th digit of the rear foot. KI 7 Located two cun above the tip of the medial malleolus. Opposite BL 60. ĄĄ IVAS POINT OUTLINE. Canine Bladder/Kidney (Water) [up] ..

. CANINE [up] .ĄĄ IX C: PERICARDIUM MERIDIAN..

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

. .CANINE [up] GB 1 Lateral to the lateral cnthus..ĄĄ XI E: GALLBLADDER MERIDIAN. in the depression on the lateral side of the orbit.

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

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

. CV 3 Located 4 cun caudal to the umbilicus. ALARM POINT of Bladder. on the midline.CANINE [up] CV 1 In the depression between the anus and the scrotum or vulva.XII C: CONCEPTION VESSEL MERIDIAN...

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