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CMAC121

Point Location
Session 7
Hand Shao Yang (Triple Energizer) Channel

Chinese Medicine Department
All channel diagrams used with permission
Deadman, P., Al-Khafaji, M., & Baker, K. (2007). A manual of acupuncture (2nd ed.).
Hove, East Sussex: Journal of Chinese Medicine Publications.

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Session 7 Content
• Review
• Points of the Triple Energizer Channel
o Location

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Review
Class Discussion
• Actions & indications of LI 4 and LU 9.
• Compare (similarities) and contrast (differences) in
the types of conditions these two points treat.
• How this relates the nature of yuan source points
on yin vs yang channels?
Any other questions arising from last week.

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TRIPLE ENERGIZER CHANNEL

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Points of the Triple Energizer
Channel

Triple Energizer Primary Channel (Deadman, Al-Khafaji & Baker 2007, pp. 73)

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Triple Energizer Channel
Anatomical Landmarks
• 4th & 5th metacarpals
• Extensor digitorum communis
• Radius, Ulna and Olecranon
• Axillary fold
• Deltoid & Acromion
• Suprascaluplar fossa
• SCM muscle
• Ear & root of ear
• Lateral end of eyebrow

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Proportional Measurement
Triple Energizer Channel
Proportional measurements
of the forearm on the TE channel
are taken from TE4 – tip of olecranon.

If arm is in a different position the cubital
crease may need to be used instead of the
tip of the olecranon

Proportional Measurement Arm (Amber Fulton, 2014)

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Point Location
Demonstration & Group Work
Lecturer demonstrates on a student how to use
proportional measurements on the arm and to locate
the points of the Triple Energizer channel.
Students form pairs or groups of three and locate the
points of the Triple Energizer Channel on each other.
Also mark points of the Large Intestine Channel.
Use appropriate coloured chinagraph pencils or
markers and symbols for the individual points.

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Coming Events
• Session 7 – Triple Energizer Channel

• Triple Energizer point categproes,
indications, contraindications &
cautions and needle depth.

• Confluent & Influential (Hui-Meeting)
points

• Do activities and pre and post
reading outlined in SSG.

Cinemaaustralia (De Sousa, 2006)

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References
De Sousa, F. (2006). Cinemaaustralia [Image]. Retrieved June 17, 2015, from
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cinemaaustralia.jpg

Deadman, P., Al-Khafaji, M., & Baker, K. (2007). A manual of acupuncture (2nd ed.). Hove, East Sussex: Journal of Chinese Medicine
Publications.

Fulton, A. (2014). Arm Yang Channel Positions [Image]. Retrieved July 8, 2015, from
https://source.endeavourlearninggroup.com.au/coursematerial/pdf/Documents/CMAC111_SN00_Handout_ArmYangChannelPositio
ns.pdf

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