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Pictogrammes

Angle of insertion: The angle of insertion recom- 90 45 10


mended for a particular point (see figure below) is
shown in colour. (Note that occasionally more
than one angle is possible this is signified by (a)
colouring as appropriate).
90

Depth of insertion: Shallow: up to 0.5 cun,


45
Medium: 0.51 cun, Deep: 1 cun. (In some
cases more than one depth is possible depending
515
(b)
on the angle of insertion this is signified by
colouring y arly
Anglerecommended,
of insertion
as recom a) Angle of insertion and layers of tissue:
Blue
appropriat mende All needlesmark:
question are inserted
e). d, to the same depth ( the same
bloodletting
proportion of the needle is
Questi questionable
inserted into the tissue), but reaching
on different levels of tissue.
Caution! mark b) Angle of insertion: transverse
next to (subcutaneously):
Blue cup: 515;
Organs
moxa oblique: 1545; perpendicular: 90.
and particularly
cigar:
moxibu recommended.
structures
stion
such as
questio
the eyes, n-
Point hierarchy
nerves, able (Chapters 46)
blood (contra
vessels, In the introductions
Anatomical to the channels
orientation:
indicat
peritoneu ed A blue hand46)
(chapters signifies
the importance
m accordi cases where
of points are marked with the
(symbolis ng to anatomical structures
following symbols:
ed by some are of particu-
: very important, universal point
intestinal classic lar
:importance for
important point
tissue) al point location (for
This hierarchy is of course
etc. that texts, more detailand influenced by the
subjective
might be but chapter
authors
3). experience but has
clinical
injured by contradi proved very helpful for
needling a ctory beginners.
particular informa
point are tion),
shown by Moxa
a symbol cigar
together crossed
with a out:
blue moxibu
exclamati stion
on mark. contrai
A ndicate
lightning d.
bolt
signifies a
point that Bloodle
is painful
tting: 1
when
needled.
In

principl
Moxibusti
e
on: In
bloodlet
principle
ting
all points
may be
can be
applied
treated to all
with points.
moxibusti
on. The Neutral
following pictogr
options amme:
are bloodle
pointed tting
out: possibl
e,
Blue
colour Blue
below drople
moxa t of
cigar: blood:
moxibusti bloodlet
on ting
particularl particul