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that the ‘Radial Line’ and ‘Digit Line A’ are both located on the radial side of the digit,
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midsagittal plane. ‘Digit Line B’ (radial) is located midway between ‘Digit Line A’ and
‘Digit Line C’; ‘Digit Line D’ (ulnar) is located midway between ‘Digit Line E’ and
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Disclaimer: This book is intended as an educational reference for licensed healthcare


practitioners only. Because professional training and expertise are essential for the safe
and effective practice of acupuncture, this manual is not intended for use by the laity. All
treatment suggestions made within this text must be employed by qualified practitioners
only. All non-practitioner readers should consult with their health care provider regarding
suggestions made within this manual. Great care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of |
the information contained within this reference and is presented for educational purposes
only. The staff and authors of MCY, LC recognize that clinicians accessing this
information will have varying levels of training and expertise; consequently, we accept
no responsibility for the results obtained by the application of the information contained
within this text. Nor are the staff and authors of MCY, LC liable for the safety and
suitability of the treatment suggestions, either alone or in combination with others.
Neither the author of this reference, nor MCY, LC can be held responsible for errors of
fact, translation, or omission, nor for any consequences arising from the use or misuse of
the information contained herein. The use of acupuncture during pregnancy or while
nursing must only be performed by those qualified to provide such services?

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Contents

Acknowledgements . .vii
Foreword .ix
Introduction .xi

Chapters:
1. The Basics .3
f— 2. Dao3 Ma3 Points .21
a. Region One-One Points on the Thumbs and Fingers .22
b. Region Two-Two Points on the Palm and Dorsum of the Hand. .64
r c. Region Three-Three Points on the Antebrachium
d. Region Four-Four Points on the Brachium
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e. Region Five-Five Points on the Plantar Surface of the Foot 128
r f. Region Six-Six Points on the Dorsum of the Foot
g. Region Seven-Seven Points on the Leg
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h. Region Eight-Eight Points on the Thigh 170
r i. Region Nine-Nine Points on the Ear 194
j. Region Ten-Ten Points on the Head 198
k. Region Eleven-Eleven Points on the Back 206
1. Region Twelve-Twelve Points on the Chest and Abdomen 214
3. Suggested Therapeutics .225
a. Head 226
b. Stroke 229
c. Ophthalmology 230
d. Otology 233
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f. Rhinology
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g. Face 237
h. Laryngology 239
i. Orthopedics (General) . .240
... 242
j. Neck, Back, and Shoulders
k. Upper Extremities . 245
1. Lower Extremities .247
m. Chest (General) 250
n. Pulmonology 251
o. Cardiology .253

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q. Liver and Gallbladder
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r. Pancreas 259
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s. Gastrointestinal 260
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t. Urology 263
u. Gynecology. .. 266
v. Andriatrics .272
w. Pediatrics . ,273
x. Dermatology. . .276
y. Miscellaneous. .278

Appendices:
1. Palmar Diagnosis 281
2. Extra Points 284
3. Blood ‘Letting’ .300 J
4. Reaction Area to Dao3 Ma3 Group .308
5. A Guide to Hanyu Pinyin Pronunciation. 318
6. Quick Reference Dao3 Ma3 Groups 324
7. Disorder to Dao3 Ma3 Group .327

Point Index. .. 336


Bibliography. 339
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Acknowledgements
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This book, as with all worthwhile endeavors, would not have been possible without the
inspiration, input, and assistance of many individuals.
Yeshua, my redeemer and the ‘boss of me’.
Drs. So Tin-Yao, Ted Kaptchuk, Andrew Gamble, and all the ‘old’ professors of
the New England School of Acupuncture for helping me get my acupuncture ‘feet wet’
way back in the early 1980’s.
Drs. Hsiao Hung-Hsun, Hwang Wei-San, Chang Yung-Hsien, and He Ch’ao-Hsi
my Taiwanese professors at the Tainan Provincial and China Medical Teaching Hospitals
who taught me to demand more of myself for my patients than I ever thought possible.
Drs. Lai Chin-Hsiung, Hu Ping-Ch’uan, Li Kuo-Cheng, and Young Wei-Chieh
for being so selfless and sharing their expertise with ‘old hundred names’.
Drs. Wangden Carson, Palden Carson, and Miriam Lee for first introducing the
Tung Style of Acupuncture to the West in English.
Drs. C.K. Lo, Chairman, S.K. Tsui, Vice-Chairman and Z.R. Sun, Clinical
Director of the International Acupuncture Society, Hong Kong/Shen Zhen, PRC for
instilling in me the desire to translate Chinese works into English for the benefit of all.
Drs. Paul Jaskoviak, John Chambers, and the Hon. Judge Charles J. Rogers for
going to bat for me in the ‘bottom of the ninth’ when I was behind one to nothing.
Dr. John Chambers for painstakingly checking the anatomical descriptions
contained in the text.
Drs. Edward R. Maher, Sr., James E. Bailey, and Laurence Altshuler for being
physicians cut from a superior mold.
My mother Mary Frances Maher, my sister Michaela F. Maher, and my brothers
Dr. Edward R. Maher, Jr. and Maj. Joseph M. Maher for all their support these many long
years.
My patients over the last 20+ years for teaching me the things only a patient can
teach a physician.
r My daughter Meng Kai-Ru (Carolyn) for her painstaking efforts in producing the
artwork and diagrams.
Finally, Mo Chiaen-Yun (Jennifer) my wife, Meng Kai-Ru (Carolyn) my
daughter, and Meng Kai-Jie (J.J.) my son for all their love, caring, and support without
which my life means naught.

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Foreword
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r Healing is an art. It’s not just tests and surgeries and drugs. Being a physician for 26
years, I’ve treated thousands of patients who have chronic diseases and chronic pain, and
realized long ago that there is more to healing than conventional medicine has to offer.
r Because many of my patients did not heal through conventional medical
techniques, I looked elsewhere for methods that could improve their medical conditions. I
evaluated and tried numerous alternative techniques, discarding those that were
ineffective and incorporating those that were beneficial. As a result, even those patients
who were told that nothing could be done to help them found that their conditions did in
fact improve, and sometimes, even resolve.
Of all the alternative techniques that I’ve used, one stands above all the rest:
Acupuncture. Of all the methods that are used, both alternative and conventional,
acupuncture is able to treat more medical conditions and benefit more patients than any
other treatment approach.
I first realized the value of acupuncture when I had tennis elbow. Despite
conventional treatment, it had lasted over a year and limited my ability to use my
dominant arm for any activity. After only one acupuncture treatment, the pain was gone
and I was able to do return to all my activities. I was impressed, to say the least.
After that experience, I hired a nurse who had learned acupuncture from several
different teachers. Having never taken a formalized course, he adapted various techniques
i and developed his own. Although I now know that his techniques were very different
than standard acupuncture, they were very effective. I still remember the day he treated a
college basketball player who had had back surgery and was suffering from acute sciatic
. pain down his leg. His coach needed him to play in an important game that night, but I
had my doubts when he walked into my clinic hunched over, limping and barely able to
r— walk, much less play basketball. Yet after the acupuncture, he had no pain and played
most of the game. He came back for two more acupuncture sessions, and the pain never
returned.
r It was then that I decided I needed to learn this great technique and took a course
offered to doctors. But I was disappointed. The acupuncture training for doctors in this
country is much poorer than training in China and other countries, or in formal training
programs for non-physicians. I had to extend my training by reading acupuncture books
and taking other courses, and gleaned as much knowledge as I could from other
acupuncturists, which helped to a large degree.
r I found out quickly that there were many different types of acupuncture. There
was the type I had originally learned, medical acupuncture, which is based largely on
Western diagnosis and using a standard set of points. There was Traditional Chinese
acupuncture, which I also incorporated after more training, using tongue and pulse
diagnosis, as well as cupping, moxibustion, and other techniques. There was auricular
acupuncture, Korean Constitutional Treatment, Japanese Meridian Therapy, and French
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energetics. There were also acupuncturists who used thirty to forty needles at a time, and
some who sent people home with needles still in place.
I found that some of these types were more effective and some were less
beneficial. Many patients came to me who had not improved with other types of
acupuncture but did with mine. But there were also patients of mine who did not improve
and I wondered if other forms would help them. Certainly not everyone improves with
acupuncture, but I certainly didn’t hold the only key.
That’s when I started practicing with Dr Jim Maher, the author of this book. Dr.
Maher had extensive training in many types of acupuncture and brought to my patients a
vast array of knowledge and benefits. I learned and applied much of what I learned from ;
him and it helped many more patients. But there was one form of acupuncture used by
Dr. Maher that was quite unlike any I had learned about. It was a form he learned in
Taiwan which had been brought there from China by, and further developed by, Master
Tung. It is quite different in that it uses a simplified diagnosis and fewer treatment points,
often located far distant to the area of pathology. More importantly, it is a form that was
even more effective than any other that I have used. Using this form, our patients
improved even more.
I am a doctor who uses a combination of alternative medicine with conventional
approaches. This allows my patients to benefit from the best of both types of medicine.
The same principle is used by Dr. Maher within the system of acupuncture. By using a I
combination of traditional Chinese acupuncture and Dr. Tung’s techniques, our patients
benefit from the best of both acupuncture approaches.
Unfortunately, it has been difficult for me to learn Dr. Tung’s approach directly
from Dr. Maher due to time constraints. Ironically, because of the success of this
technique, we became too busy treating patients to allow me the time to be taught Dr.
Tung’s system by Dr. Maher. That is why this book is so important to me. . .and I hope to
many others.
Dr. Maher has compiled and translated a number of Chinese texts on Dr. Tung’s
acupuncture style into the single text your are presently reading. In this text he has
illustrated and described Dr. Tung’s techniques so well that any acupuncture practitioner
can learn from it. With this book, Dr. Maher has provided an essential contribution to the
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practice of acupuncture.
It is my hope that all acupuncture practitioners will learn from Dr. Maher’s book.
From my many years of practice, I know that medical knowledge never stands still and
can always be expanded and improved upon. Acupuncture is no different than any other J
medical approach in this regard. Dr. Maher’s comprehensive work elucidating Dr. Tung’s
system has expanded and improved the practice of acupuncture.
It has been my pleasure to work with and learn from Dr. Maher personally and
now others can do the same. I have a deep appreciation of his knowledge and his
dedication to his profession and beliefs, and this book reflects his passion for helping
patients truly heal. Hopefully, the reader can also share this passion and help many others
become healthier.
Laurence Altshuler, M.D.
Chief of Medicine, J
Balanced Healing Medical Center
Oklahoma City, OK

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Introduction

First, let me commence by stating that if you are looking for a rehash of the same
old PRC state mandated acupuncture and moxibustion, you have picked up the wrong
book. If you are looking for a new paraphrasing of the Five Phase (Five Element)
‘Mother’ ‘Son’ acupuncture, you have also picked up the wrong book. If you are looking
for new rendering of the Five Shu, Antique Point, Lower He-Sea, Front-Mu Back-Shu,
Xi-Cleft, Yuan-Primary, Luo-Connecting, or Eight Confluent, etc. styles of acupuncture,
again, you have picked up the wrong book. If, however, you are looking for a simple,
safe, and extremely effective ‘up-grade’ of Master Tung’s Acupuncture (first introduced
into the English speaking acupuncture community by Drs. Palden Carson {Wangden
Carson} and Miriam Lee) then yes, you have picked up the right book.
The book you are currently reading is, to the best of my knowledge, only the
fourth to appear in the English language concerning Master Tung’s Acupuncture. Dr.
Carson published the first English work on Tung Style Acupuncture in 1973 in a text
entitled Tung’s Acupuncture; he followed with a reworking of said text in 1988 and
republished it as Tung’s Orthodox Acupuncture. Dr. Miriam Lee’s work in English,
r Master Tong ’s Acupuncture: An Ancient Alternative Style in Modem Clinical Practice,
first appeared on bookshelves in 1992. During this period, the technique has gradually
caught on and gained many advocates due to its clinical efficacy; with each passing year,
more and more acupuncturists are using Master Tung’s Style of Acupuncture.
Unfortunately, many of the practitioners who utilize Master Tung’s Style of Acupuncture
thirst for more on the subject because the texts available to date lack any discourse on
concepts, theories, or principles. The title you are presently reading attempts to shed
some light on the concepts, theories, and principles of Master Tung’s Acupuncture by
introducing a technique frequently applied by Dr. Tung, namely his Dao3 Ma3 Technique.
Very little preface is necessary for those who are already familiar with the
effectiveness of Master Tung’s extraordinary points. The only introductory remarks I
should like to make would be that, through his Dao3 Ma3 technique, Dr. Tung was able to
improve upon his already most effective style of acupuncture. To those who are
unfamiliar with Master Tung’s extraordinary points, suffice it to say that his technique is:
1) an EXTREMLY effective method using very few points, 2) a tradition, much like Dr.
P James Tin Yao So founder of the New England School of Acupuncture, independent of
the PRC state mandated, herbalist driven acupuncture, 3) primarily reliant upon needling
and blood ‘letting’ and NOT moxibustion, cupping, gua1 sha1, etc., 4) considered by
many to be a rising star in the global acupuncture community, and 5) reported by some to
predate the Nei4 Jing1. Basically, it is probably unlike any other technique you have ever
learned and one that is rapidly gaining in popularity globally due to its simplicity, ease of
application, and great efficacy.
The book you are now reading originally began as a simple list of points which I
had been using as Director of Acupuncture and Oriental Medical Services at the Balanced
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Healing Medical Center (BHMC) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. As one can readily tell
from its weight and thickness of the text in hand, this is obviously no longer the case!
In December of 2001, I returned to Taiwan to spend Christmas with my wife,
children, and in-laws. Laurence Altshuler, M.D., Medical Director of the BHMC and
author of Balanced Healing: Combining Modem Medicine with Safe and Effective
Alternative Therapies Seattle, Harbor Press, December 2003, was to cover the entire
acupuncture caseload in my absence. This, as I quickly learned upon my return, had
posed somewhat of a problem for Dr. Altshuler. The problem succinctly stated was as l
follows: Dr. Altshuler, having had his acupuncture caseload more than doubled,
attempted to use essentially the same points and treatment principles that I had been using
to treat my caseload. Unfortunately, he was unable to read Chinese or to look up the
points with the Pinyin provided. Consequently, he was unable to use the same technique
simply because he was unfamiliar with Master Tung’s Style of Acupuncture. While Dr.
Altshuler does a fine job with his training in ‘Medical Acupuncture’ (a la: Acupuncture:
A Comprehensive Text, trans. O’Connor and Bensky, Eastland Press), he was a bit
perplexed about the origin of the points I had been using and was intrigued to learn more;
ergo, the inception of the ‘fist’.
As stated above, the book initially began as a simple ‘list’ of the Tung Dao3 Ma3
acupuncture points that I regularly employ at the BHMC. I soon realized however, that a
simple ‘list’ of Dao3 Ma3 points was useless to anyone unfamiliar with Master Tung’s
Style of Acupuncture. Thus, the ‘fist’ required inclusion of the locations of the Dao3 Ma3
points. Some might logically enquire, “Why not simply reference Drs. Carson or Lee’s
texts on the subject?” Rest assured, I have amply referenced the aforementioned texts;
many of the points, however, employed in the Dao3 Ma3 technique are NOT in these texts
and appear here, in English, for the first time. Because I used western anatomical
terminology to locate the points (stems from having taught gross anatomy for a number
of years on both the undergraduate and doctoral levels), I deemed it necessary to include
a companion picture for each of the Dao3 Ma3 groups. While inclusion of the names,
locations, and pictures of the Dao3 Ma3 points was a wonderful improvement, it rapidly
became evident that without information on needle manipulation/depth, the ‘fist’ was still
ineffectual. Furthermore, inclusion of needle manipulation/depth, without incorporating
the ‘Reaction Areas’ of the Dao3 Ma3 groups, was again of little value; this is because
they are of such great assistance in selecting an appropriate group for treatment. I also
decided to include an ‘Illustrative Combination’ for each Dao3 Ma3 group to stimulate the
reader’s own thought processes on how to clinically combine the various Dao3 Ma3
groups (This is not to say that every group contained therein is used in a single
acupuncture treatment!). Finally, a ‘Notes’ section rounds out the discussion of each Dao3
Ma3 group. The ‘Notes’ section is used to discuss discrepancies in the Chinese literature
on the subject and to discuss specific idiosyncrasies and nuances of the constituent points.
Ergo, the ‘fist’ had rapidly become a ‘book’!
Structure of the book:
The book is broken down into three main chapters and seven minor appendices.
The reader will find a brief description of each chapter and appendix below; particular
attention should be paid to this section, because it provides a ‘birds-eye view’ of the ‘lay J
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Chapters:
Chapter 1: The Basics.
This chapter introduces the reader to the Dao3 Ma3 technique of Master Tung
Ching-Chang. It is designed to provide the background necessary to apply the technique
safely and effectively. Discussions include: properties, effectiveness, needling
configurations, insertion sequencing, needling depths, group selection, and clinical
techniques for the Dao3 Ma3 groups.

Chapter 2: The Points.


This chapter introduces the specific Dao3 Ma3 groups on a regional basis. The
discussion of each Dao3 Ma3 group within a given region is broken down as follows:
; A) Number ‘Name’: These represent the number and the name assigned to any
given Dao3 Ma3 group. I have adopted a numerical approach to Dao3 Ma3 group
nomenclature to facilitate bookkeeping, and because most of the English reading
acupuncture community does not read Chinese. The first two digits represent the
anatomical region where the group is found, and the second two digits represent the
r specific group within said anatomical region. An attempted has been made to name the
Dao3 Ma3 groups in relation to the names of the constituent points within a given group.
Where this was impractical or vague, however, some aspect of the group’s function or
r other anatomical feature was employed. By way of illustration:
11-15 ‘Gynecology Three Needles’:
The ‘11’ indicates that this Dao3 Ma3 group is found in anatomical Region One
One, i.e. the fingers and thumbs. The ‘15’ indicates that it is the fifteenth group discussed
within that anatomical region.
The term ‘Gynecology’ stems from the fact that the Chinese characters for the
constituent points, £wl- (Fu4 Ke1), are literally translated ‘Woman’ and ‘Department’,
ergo, ‘gynecology’. The fact that this Dao3 Ma3 group is used to address a myriad of
gynecological disorders further buttresses the choice of this name. The term ‘Three
Needles’ arises from the fact that the Dao3 Ma3 technique, in its most refined form, uses
three needles per treatment group.

B) Composition of the Dao3 Ma3 group: This informs the reader of what the Dao3
Ma3 group comprises. This is generally a Pinyin rendering of the constituent points or the
point(s) on one of the 14 Channels. One should also note after a given Pinyin rendering a
‘(parenthesis)’ that contains either an ‘ML####’, ‘NA’, ‘RT p.##’, or ‘OB X-XX-##’.
The ‘ML’ represents Dr. Miriam Lee and the ‘####’ is the assigned number in her text:
Master Tong’s Acupuncture: An Ancient Alternative Style in Modem Clinical Practice,
Blue Poppy Press. [As a side note, if one is referencing the Carson texts simply remove
the ML and the first # and you will arrive at the same point in said texts.] An ‘NA’ means
‘not available’; this essentially means that the point was not found in any other English
language text and appears here, in English, for the first time. An ‘RT p.##’ represents Dr.
Richard Tan with the ‘p.##’ representing the page number on which the point may be
found in his text entitled: Twelve and Twelve in Acupuncture, Second Edition, by Richard
Tan O.M.D., L.Ac. and Stephen Rush, L.Ac. An ‘OB X-XX-##’ represents O’Connor

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and Bensky with the nomenclature used in their text entitled: Acupuncture: A
Comprehensive Text, trans. O’Connor and Bensky, Eastland Press.

C) Point Location: This section provides a general anatomical description of the


location of the Dao3 Ma3 group. It is followed by an anatomically specific location for
each of the constituent points. Western anatomical terminology has been used and
assumes all descriptors in relation to western anatomical position. Distances are given in
either cun or fen and assume all normal descriptions of distance in PRC state mandated
terms (i.e. 12 cun from the distal anterior transverse wrist crease [LUÿ™0] to the
transverse cubital crease [LU-5WH0], etc.).
Translations for the names of the constituent points have also been included in
this section. In cases where a point may be found in Dr. Miriam Lee’s text, and for the
sake of consistency, the same translation has been assumed. In cases where a point may
be found in O’Connor and Bensky’s text, their translation has, likewise, been adopted.
When a point appears in English for the first time, it was translated using Nigel
Wiseman’s English-Chinese Chinese-English Dictionary of Chinese Medicine, 1996,
Hunan Science and Technology Press, wherever possible.

D) Reaction Area: This term has been adopted for the sake of maintaining a
degree of consistency with Drs. Carson and Lee and represents the translation of the
Chinese characters (Shen2 Jing1 - normally translated as ‘nerve’). The ‘reaction
areas’ represent the anatomical and physiological (in both western biomedical and TCM
terms) areas of influence exerted by a given Dao3 Ma3 group. From a neuroanatomical -
neurophysiological perspective, the Dao3 Ma3 groups exert far-reaching afferent and
efferent influences on the peripheral and central nervous systems. By profoundly
influencing the neuraxis, this technique affects the actual anatomy, physiology, and the
pathophysiology of the organ(s) in question. The reader is directed to a text entitled
Neuro-Acupuncture: Scientific evidence of Acupuncture revealed, by Z.H. Cho, E.K.
Wang, and J. Fallon, 2001 Q-puncture, Inc. for an intriguing discussion of acupuncture
and the nervous system.

E) Indications: This text was compiled from a number of different sources; each J
source listed the majority of the clinical indications in western biomedical terms (as did
Master Tung). Because of this, the dictionaries consulted were western biomedical in
scope and included: the Chinese-English Medical Dictionary, 1995, People’s Health
Press, Beijing, P.R.C. (contains both western medical terminology and TCM
terminology), the Chinese-English Medical Lexicon, 1995, Tianjin College of Traditional
Chinese Medicine, Tianjin Science and Technology Press, Tianjin, P.R.C., and the Yeong
Da Concise Medical Dictionary, 1992, Yeong Da Book Company, Taipei, Taiwan,
R.O.C. In the rare instances where an indication was given in TCM terminology, Nigel
Wiseman’s English-Chinese Chinese-English Dictionary of Chinese Medicine, 1996,
Hunan Science and Technology Press, Chang Sha City, P.R.C. was employed. In
instances where Wiseman’s dictionary did not contain a specific term, the Chinese-
English Medical Dictionary, 1995, People’s Health Press, Beijing, P.R.C., the Chinese-
English Classified Dictionary of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology, 1996,
Hubei College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Science Press, P.R.C., or the Chinese-

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English Bilingual Glossary of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 1993, Science Press,


Beijing, P.R.C. were consulted.

F) Method of Manipulation: In this section needling depths, angles of insertion,


blood ‘letting’, and contraindications are discussed.

G) Illustrative Combination: This section was designed to exemplify the


combination of various Dao3 Ma3 groups in the treatment a given disorder. It is not
intended that each Dao3 Ma3 group be used on the same treatment day. Rather, the intent
is to stimulate the reader’s own thought processes on how to clinically combine the
various Dao3 Ma3 groups (hint: compare the ‘Reaction Areas’ of each of the Dao3 Ma3
r*' groups included in this section).

H) Notes: This section contains a potpourri of clinical gems, point discrepancies


amongst the various Chinese authors, and comparisons between Dao3 Ma3 groups.

Chapter 3: Suggested Therapeutics.


This chapter presents therapeutic suggestions for a multitude of disorders. The
reader should be advised that not every point or Dao3 Ma3 group suggested under a given
disorder ought to be used in a single treatment. One need select only one or two Dao3
Ma3 groups for needling and perhaps ‘let’ an indicated region or two as the treatment
protocol on any single visit.
This chapter covers treatment protocols for over 450 disorders drawn from among
the following areas and specialties: Head; Stroke; Ophthalmology; Otology; Oral;
Rhinology; Face; Laryngology; Orthopaedics (General); Neck, Back & Shoulders; Upper
Extremity; Lower Extremity; Chest (General); Pulmonology; Cardiology; Abdomen
(General); Liver & Gallbladder; Pancreas; Gastrointestinal; Urology; Gynecology;
Andriatics; Pediatrics; Dermatology; and Miscellaneous.

Appendices:
Appendix 1: Palmar Diagnosis.

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extremely important diagnostic tool in Master Tung’s Acupuncture and plays an integral
role in selecting a Dao3 Ma3 group for treatment.

Appendix 2: Extra Points:


This appendix provides the locations of points that are mentioned in the
therapeutics chapter but not discussed in the main body of the text.

Appendix 3: Blood Letting:


This appendix provides the essentials of blood ‘letting’ in Master Tung’s Style of
Acupuncture. Blood ‘letting’ is a very important technique in this style of acupuncture.

Appendix 4: Reaction Areas to Dao3 Ma3 group:


I This appendix is designed to provide a quick and easy reference of the various
‘Reaction Areas’ and the Dao3 Ma3 group(s) through which they may be affected.
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Appendix 5: A Guide to Hanyu Pinyin Pronunciation.


This appendix is designed to provide an introduction to Mandarin pronunciation
and the concept of ‘tones’. This pronunciation guide is necessitated by virtue of the fact
that the individual names of the constituent points are simply Pinyin renderings of their
Chinese characters.
Appendix 6: Quick Reference Dao3 Ma3 Groups.
This appendix provides a quick and easy reference for those trained in
contemporary TCM Medical Colleges who wish to employ TCM Channel - Collateral
and/or TCM Zang4 Fu3 diagnoses. One should first render the TCM diagnosis then select
the appropriate Dao3 Ma3 Group(s) predicated upon the channel(s) and/or organ(s) i
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Appendix 7: Disorder to Dao3 Ma3 Group.


This appendix is simply an index of disorders and the Dao3 Ma3 group(s)
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Upon hearing the term Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), many acupuncture
practitioners trained in Chinese medical colleges in the west, conjure up the image of a
unified medical practice with thousands upon thousands of years of continuous history.
They can ‘see’ Li Shi-Zhen taking the pulse of a local Mandarin, ‘taste’ the bitterness of
Huang2 Lian2 alongside Shen-Nong, ‘hear’ the clang of the mortar and pestle as Zhang
Zhong-Jing prepares an herbal prescription, ‘feel’ the cold metal as they run their fingers
down the Hand Tai4 Yin1 Lung Channel of one of Wang Wei-Yi’s Bronze Figures, and
even ‘smell’ the sweet pungent aroma of a waft of burning moxa as the Ma Wang-Tui
texts are penned; an intriguing, yet fanciful notion. The concept that Traditional Chinese
Medicine has existed for millennia as one continuous, unified form of medicine
supported and used by the Chinese masses is refuted in medical anthropologist Paul
Unschuld’s Medicine in China: A History of Ideas. He writes:

A similarly exclusive policy toward Western Medicine is evident in China as


early as 1914, when the minister of education - responsible for such matters - made the
following declaration to a group of traditional practitioners seeking official recognition
for their medicine: “I have decided to abolish Chinese medicine and to use no more
Chinese remedies as well.” This shocking revelation must have convinced the
traditionalists of the true dimensions of their present situation, and it did not remain
without repercussions. First, it was now necessary to close ranks and face the opponent
united; second, it was imperative, following the loss of ties to Confucianism, so
frequently invoked in past centuries, to forge a new conceptual alliance. For this, several
courses lay open.
Initially, the external threat reduced the internal spectrum of competing Chinese
interpretations of the classics. When the first voices were raised in defense of the
indigenous medical tradition, the increasingly obvious lack of direction exhibited by
Chinese medical practitioners since the Sung-Chin-Yuan period, apparent in the steadily
growing number of competing and frequently antagonistic doctrines, seemed suddenly
forgotten. The great diversity of individual efforts to reconcile insights from personal
experience with the ancient theories of yinyang and the Five Phases, as well as with other
older views about the structure of the body, disappeared behind the illusion of a so-called
Chinese medicine (chung-i), supposedly well-defined and with theory easily converted
into practice. This term thus lumped together the basic principles and therapeutic
techniques of the medicine of systematic correspondence, practical drug therapy as
recorded in prescription literature and in the purely pharmaceutical pen-ts’ao works, as
well as certain other pragmatic techniques, such as the traditional treatment of injuries.
This situation, in turn, has given rise to the historically misleading impression that these
diverse elements, like the concepts and practices of Western medicine, constituted a
unified, coherent system.1

Thus, one can see that not only were the traditional forms of healing in China not a
single, unified, and coherent system, but they were also on the verge of official
extinction!

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Historically, the various forms of indigenous medicine practiced throughout


China, with their oft-antagonistic doctrines, were by no means as ‘unified’ as they are
presently purported to have been. Frequently, a given therapeutic method, with its
accompanying doctrine(s), was practiced by a specific family in a given geographical
area. Said therapeutic method, with all its doctrines and nuances, was more often than not
r handed down from father to son. Moxibustion Techniques, for example, were practiced
by the ‘Moxibustion Family’, Needle Techniques by the ‘Needle Family’, Herbal
Therapy by the ‘Herb Family’, Bone-Setting by the ‘Bone-Setting Family’, and so on.
r These families kept their techniques ‘close to the vest’ and these techniques, much like a
family’s gong-fu techniques, were kept as strictly guarded familial secrets. In such an
environment, the ‘cross training’ in another family’s therapeutic doctrines and
techniques, while not impossible, was highly improbable.
Not until the now famous 1958 dictum where Mao Ze-Dong professed, “Chinese
medicine is a great treasure house! We must make all efforts to uncover it and raise its
standards!” was TCM (as a form of ‘unified’ medicine envisioned in paragraph one)
actually bom. In an effort, in part, to offer the entire Chinese population a system of
health care, Mao Ze-Dong initiated a program for the future of China’s health care
system. He set into motion a political solution to the healthcare delivery system in China
whereby there would be a synthesis or a combination of the positive elements of Western
and Chinese medicine, along Marxist lines, of a “new medicine” 2 - ergo, the beginnings
of TCM as a unified, coherent system.
The Chinese political climate in the 1950’s and 1960’s was such that few, if any,
would ever dare question an edict from Mao Ze-Dong without fear of profound political
or even ‘health’ consequences. It is not a hard reach for us to envision in this ‘do as one is
told’ climate those who were appointed the task of collecting the varied traditional
r** techniques did so along strict party lines; anyone wishing to ‘rock the boat’ was inviting
political suicide. Many of those charged with this assignment were herbalists, and thus
the task of combining the various traditional techniques took on an herbalist’s flair and
proclivity. Whether this was done consciously or merely as an exercise in ‘self
preservation’ is irrelevant, the fact remains; Chinese acupuncture, that which is taught in
China’s medical colleges today, has adopted a most definite herbalist perspective.

r As a consequence of compiling this ‘New Medicine’ in the People’s Republic of


China (the PRC State Mandated TCM) many traditional, though tightly-guarded, familial
styles of indigenous medicine, were excluded; acupuncture was no exception. The mass
production of these ‘cut from the same mold’ herbal-acupuncturists from the ‘New
Medicine’ medical colleges has produced a relative glut of these herbal-acupuncturists
(PRC State Mandated TCM Acupuncturists) as well as the widespread acceptance of that

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has been beneficial in providing for the health care needs of China’s masses, it has had an
unfortunate consequence - an ever increasing number of these familial styles is becoming
r extinct in the PRC.
When one ventures to other locales where significant numbers of Chinese have
emigrated over the centuries, one is more likely to encounter the more ‘traditional’ forms
r of acupuncture, i.e. those handed down from father to son. Acupuncture styles, in
countries such as Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, and Taiwan, were not
subject to the same governmental caprice as their Mainland counterparts during the
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synthesis of the PRC State Mandated TCM acupuncture under Mao Ze-Dong. Many of
these traditional, familial styles of acupuncture not only survive in these countries, but
rather thrive, and have earned widespread approbation in their respective communities.
One of these traditional, familial forms of acupuncture is the Tung Family Style of
acupuncture, which was introduced into Taiwan by Prof. Dr. Tung Ching-Chang (1916-
1975) [a.k.a. Master Tung] in 1949 following the retreat of the Kuomingtang (KMT)
army under General Chiang Kai-Shek.
According to his personal account, Dr. Tung was bom in 1916 into a middle class
acupuncture family in Ping Du County, Shan Dong Province, China. At the age of 18, he
opened his own acupuncture clinic in Ping Du County where he accepted patients
regardless of their ability to pay. With the outbreak of WWII in China and her hostilities
with Japan, Dr. Tung entered into military service in the KMT army where he treated a
large number of his fellow soldiers. With the surrender of Japan and the conclusion of the
war, he returned to Shan Dong Province and opened another acupuncture clinic in Qing
Dao City. Within a few years, amid increasing hostilities with the communists under Mao
Ze-Dong, Dr. Tung returned to the KMT army for further military service. In 1949, he
followed General Chiang Kai-Shek in the retreat of the KMT army to Taiwan and
eventually separated from the army in 1953. Dr. Tung lived in Taipei City where he
opened his third acupuncture clinic. Dr. Tung continued to minister to the sick regardless
of their ability to reimburse him for the services he rendered and, over the course of his
acupuncture career, treated in excess of 400,000 people; it is estimated he treated 100,000
of these without fee. His patients included many ranking KMT officials, high ranking
officers in the KMT army, and such notables as President and Madame Chiang Kai-Shek,
as well Prime Minister Long of Cambodia.
This Tung Family Style of Acupuncture differs from TCM acupuncture in terms
of points, methods, models, doctrines, etc. The title of Dr. Tung’s seminal text Tung
Family Acupuncture - The Study of Extraordinary Points on the Regular Channels can
help provide us with some insight into what his family’s style of acupuncture is all about.
While many of the points employed in the Tung Family Style of Acupuncture are found
on the 14 Regular Channels, the majority are not the same as the 360+ points found in the
PRC State Mandated TCM acupuncture. The majority of points employed by Dr. Tung
are distinct from those used in any other form of ‘traditional’ acupuncture; where his wJ
ancestors came upon these points remains yet a mystery.
The chief methods of intervention employed in the Tung Family Style of
Acupuncture are needling and blood ‘letting’; Dr. Tung did not, for the most part, discuss J
burning moxa on his acupuncture points. When needling an acupuncture point, twisting
the needles to ‘Obtain Qi’ (De2 Qi4) was paramount for Dr. Tung, not whether one
needled with a ‘Supplementation’ or ‘Draining’ technique. His models for determining
which of his family’s acupuncture points to utilize are often holographic, and his
doctrines are straight forward and can be summarized as follows: ‘the more you obtain
the Qi, the faster your results will be’. J
At present, there are two texts on the Tung Family Style of Acupuncture readily
available to the English reading community: 1) Master Tong's Acupuncture: An Ancient
Alternative Style in Modem Clinical Practice, Miriam Lee, O.M.D., Blue Poppy Press, J
Boulder, CO, and 2) Tung’s Orthodox Acupuncture, Palden Carson, M.D., Caston
Enterprises, Toronto, ON, Canada. Neither of these two texts goes into any great detail on
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Dr. Tung techniques. The present text attempts to remedy this situation by introducing
one of Dr. Tung’s most important clinical techniques, i.e. his Dao3 Ma3 Technique.
p* As stated above, Dr. Tung’s acupuncture doctrine is as straightforward as: ‘the
more you obtain the Qi, the faster your results will be’. Dr. Tung’s Dao3 Ma3 Technique
employs three needles in a therapeutic ‘region’ to magnify the De2 Qi4 response by
several orders of magnitude. By increasing the magnitude of the De2 Qi4 response, one
can greatly improve the overall effect of the acupuncture session and improve the odds of
a rapid, successful clinical outcome. These topics will be discussed in greater detail
further on in the chapter.
One of the common complaints often heard from those trained in ‘Medical
Acupuncture’ (a la Acupuncture: A Comprehensive Text - Bensky + O’Connor, Eastland
Press) is that it is difficult to treat patients with PRC State Mandated TCM Acupuncture
methods because of the lack of training in TCM. Most physicians, osteopaths,
chiropractors, podiatrists, nurses, and physical therapists who use acupuncture are NOT
trained in TCM and take issue with terms such as ‘Kidney Not Securing the Essence’,
‘Replete Fire in the Liver Channel’, or ‘Yin Vacuity, Effulgent Fire’. The beauty of the
Tung Family Style of Acupuncture for this group of clinicians is that, for the most part,
Dr. Tung did NOT employ this type of terminology when discussing his treatment
protocols. Dr. Tung’s suggested therapeutics includes terminology such as congestive
heart failure, chronic pyelonephritis, labyrinthitis, etc.
I am not espousing one group of clinicians over another with respect to the
questions of who should, or should not, be allowed to practice acupuncture; that is an
issue for the legislatures and courts to decide. What I am attempting to do is to continue
the work begun by Drs. Lee and Carson by introducing into the English reading
community one of the techniques frequently employed by Dr. Tung in his exceedingly
efficacious Tung Family Style of Acupuncture.

A) The significance of the Dao3 Ma3 technique of Dr. Tung Ching-Chang:

Dr. Tung Ching-Chang was a link between the ancient past and the future. The
700+ ‘extraordinary’ points he handed down serve as the basis for his erudite, far-
reaching, and profound Dao3 Ma3 System of Acupuncture Therapeutics. His style has had
a great impact on acupuncture therapeutics as practiced on Taiwan, Republic of China,
thus making him one of the paramount acupuncturists of the last 300 years.
Of the 700+ ‘extraordinary’ points utilized by Dr. Tung, approximately 60% of
them were organized into and used as Dao3 Ma3 groups. His rationale for doing this was
his belief that chronic illness gave rise to bi4 zheng4 (rheumatism). He observed that
using only one or two needles to treat it (bi4 zheng4) did not provide the clinical efficacy
he sought. He concluded that one or two needles simply did not provide the therapeutic
punch needed to address these recalcitrant problems, thus he developed his three needle
Dao3 Ma3 technique.
The Dao3 Ma3 System utilizes three needles in different configurations (namely:
Three Continuous, Three Transverse, and Three Triangular needles) to address a myriad
of disorders and is flexible enough to adapt to virtually any clinical situation. These Dao3
Ma3 groups are, by and large, composed of the ‘extraordinary’ points used by Dr. Tung,
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though one will occasionally encounter Dao3 Ma3 groupings of points found in the PRC
State Mandated TCM acupuncture (Dr. Tung DID make use of the other ‘traditional’ 365
channel points). Because 60% of the 700+ ‘extraordinary’ points utilized by Dr. Tung J
were organized into Dao3 Ma3 groups, one can see just how important and clinically
effective this needling technique was for Dr. Tung.

B) The effectiveness of the Dao3 Ma3 Technique:

Based upon his extensive research, Dr. Tung discovered that by using three
needles, instead of one or two, he could effectively ‘free’, ‘unblock’, or ‘promote free
flow’ (tong1) in the organs of the entire body. Using three needles in a Dao3 Ma3 group
increases the strength and the force of the De2 Qi4 sensation. This in turn exerts a
systemic influence to ‘open’ the San1 Jiao1, ‘harmonize and regulate’ all the ‘bowels and
viscera’, and thereby ‘strengthen the overall efficacy of the acupuncture’. Dr. Tung’s
Dao3 Ma3 System effectively treats the ‘whole’ body, which embodies the essence of
‘traditional’ Chinese medical thought.

C) Specific Properties:

1. Promotes free flow within the San1 Jiao1:


Because this technique employs three needles simultaneously, it very
powerfully promotes ‘free flow’ throughout each of the three ‘burners’. This ‘freeing’ of
the San1 Jiao1 thereby increases the breadth of treatment to affect all bowels and viscera.
Affecting all bowels and viscera, unlike TCM acupuncture employing one or two needles
to address only one bowel/viscus at a time, enhances the overall efficacy of each
acupuncture treatment.

2. Holistic:
The etiology of many complex disorders is not simply due to a
pathological change in a single bowel or viscus. Predicated upon the holistic relationship
of the bowels and viscera, any pathological change in one must, by definition, affect all
the others to some degree. Because the Dao3 Ma3 technique ‘frees’ the San1 Jiao1 thereby
affecting all bowels and viscera simultaneously, it is particularly holistic. This is
especially true because the Dao3 Ma3 technique treats, adjusts, and regulates the
circulatory, respiratory, digestive, reproductive, excretory, endocrine, etc. systems
simultaneously. This in turn brings to bear the full power of acupuncture by expanding
the scope of systems treated and enhancing the overall clinical efficacy.

3. Strong therapeutic effect:


Dr. Tung’s Dao3 Ma3 system utilizes three needles to bring about its
therapeutic effects. This treatment method expands the comprehensiveness of an
acupuncture session beyond one bowel, one viscus, or even one area for that matter. It
directs treatment at the whole body and coordinates the functions of all the bowels and
viscera simultaneously. Clinically, because this technique employs three needles in a
given region, it increases the overall De2 Qi4 sensation and achieves the desired
therapeutic results much more quickly.

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4. Regional emphasis:
Tung Family Acupuncture differs significantly from TCM acupuncture in
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that it does not place a heavy emphasis on the system of ‘channels + collaterals’ in point
selection; rather, emphasis is directed toward a regional approach to point selection. In
Dr. Tung’s acupuncture, the body is compartmentalized into 10 major regions, and each
of these 10 regions may stand alone as a therapeutic system (akin to the micro¬
acupuncture systems of the ear, foot, hand, etc.). Each region exhibits a number of Dao3
Ma3 groups, and the body is compartmentalized approximately as follows:
Thumbs and fingers = Region One - One.
Palm and dorsum of hand = Region Two - Two.
Antebrachium = Region Three - Three.
Brachium = Region Four - Four.
Plantar surface of foot = Region Five - Five.
Dorsum of foot and ankle = Region Six - Six.
Anatomic Leg = Region Seven - Seven.
Thigh = Region Eight - Eight.
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Ear = Region Nine Nine.
Face and Head = Region Ten - Ten.

Dr. Tung further lumped the back, neck, chest, and abdomen into their own non-
numbered regions. However, for the sake of simplicity and record keeping, I have
assigned the neck and back to Region Eleven - Eleven and the chest and abdomen to
Region Twelve - Twelve.

5. Simplified needling technique:


Dr. Tung did not discuss TCM needling techniques such as ‘flicking’,
] ‘pecking’, ‘flying’, or ‘pulling’ nor did he emphasize needling techniques for ‘draining’
or ‘supplementation’. Paramount for Dr. Tung was twisting the needles to strengthen the
overall De2 Qi4 sensation under the influence of the needles.
Dr. Tung felt ‘supplementation’, ‘draining’, or other needling techniques rendered
the entire body of acupuncture therapeutics unnecessarily multifarious. He felt opinions
varied considerably due to a general lack of an integrated, unified, clear, and concise
theory of acupuncture therapeutics; furthermore, he was of the opinion that when
executing these manifold needling techniques, the actual clinical picture was often so
r complex (especially here in the west) that it was difficult to correlate the diverse theories
with the actual clinical situation. Thus, in Dr. Tung’s Dao3 Ma3 System, one need not be
overly concerned with these ‘draining’, ‘supplementation’, ‘flicking’, ‘pecking’, ‘flying’,
‘pulling’, etc. needling methods. Rather, one need be primarily concerned with obtaining
Qi (De2 Qi4) and then strengthening the overall needle sensation (twisting the needles) to
enhance the efficacy of the acupuncture session.

6. Low risk:
The majority of points employed in Dr. Tung’s Dao3 Ma3 System are
r located on the head and extremities rather than on the back, chest, or abdomen. As such,
this system avoids perpendicularly needling those areas deep to which he the anatomic
bowels and viscera. By avoiding said areas, the risk of accidentally puncturing one of
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these structures is virtually nil. This is not to say that points on the back, chest, or
abdomen are not employed in Dr. Tung’s Acupuncture - they are, but points in these
areas are more often ‘let’ (‘bled’) with a three-edged needle rather than needled with a
filiform needle. When points in these areas are needled with a filiform needle, they are
often needled subcutaneously from medial to lateral.

D) Dr. Tung’s Dao3 Ma3 System vs. the Qi2 Ci4 Needling Method:

Concerning Qi2 Ci4 (‘One-Either-Side’ needling - one of twelve needling


methods), the Ling2 Shu1 (Spiritual Pivot) states: ‘Qi2 Ci4 - straight in one (needle), either
side two (needles), treats ‘Cold-Qi’ of small (shallow) depth’. Basically, the Qi2 Ci4
needling method calls for inserting one needle in the ‘center’ and one needle on either
side of the first, for a total of three needles. This method is employed to treat ‘Cold-Qi’
which has only penetrated the superficies of the body. Predicated upon the above, one can
readily see that the scope of the Qi2 Ci4 needling method is rather limited. The Qi2 Ci4
method, along with other similar techniques using 4 or 5 needles (Yang2 Zhen1, Pang2
Zhen1, etc), are used to treat small areas affected by ‘Cold’ and ‘Impediment’ patterns, J
i.e. ‘Cold-Impediment’. These methods are, for the most part, used to treat ‘muscular
rheumatism’ and joint pain of the ‘Wind-Damp’ type, trauma such as sprains and strains,
and tendonitis. When utilizing these methods, the needles are inserted or applied locally;
generally, needles are inserted at the site of the affected tissue. While it is true that Dr.
Tung’s Dao3 Ma3 System like the methods described above makes use of three needles,
several significant differences exist to distinguish Dr. Tung’s Dao3 Ma3 System from
these others. These distinguishing features are as follows:

1. Distances between constituent points:


Qi2 Ci4 Method: The first needle is inserted in the center of the affected
area, with the second and third needles applied 2 to 5 fen to either side of the central
needle (Note: throughout the text 10fen = 1 cun = 1 ‘anatomical inch’).
Dao3 Ma3 System: The three needles are generally applied to sites located
at a distance from the affected area (see #3 below). Because of this fact, the distances
between the three needles vary considerably and are predicated upon the Region selected
for treatment. The distances between the three needles may be as close as 2 to 3 fen or as
far as 4 to 5 cun.

2. Principle scopes of treatment/primary indications:


Qi2 Ci4 Method: According to tradition (Ling2 Shu1 [Spiritual Pivot]), this
method primarily addresses sore-achy types of pain, especially due to ‘Impediment’
patterns.
Dao3 Ma3 System: In addition to addressing the sore-achy types of pain
due to ‘Impediment’ patterns, this system also addresses pathological changes in the
bowels and viscera. E.g.: for pathological changes in the liver, use 88-07 ‘Upper Three
Yellow’; for pathological changes in the heart use 33-03 ‘Heart Spirit Three Needles’; for
pathological changes in the kidney use 77-12 ‘Lower Three Emperors’, etc.

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3. Location of treatment points:


Qi2 Ci4 Method: points are needled at the site of the affected tissue, with
the principal needle inserted at the center of the ‘lesion’. The two adjunct needles are
inserted on either side of the principal needle, also at the site of the affected tissue.
Dao3 Ma3 System: The majority of Dao3 Ma3 groups selected for treatment
are located some distance from the tissue, bowel, or viscus being treated. Dr. Tung’s
Dao3 Ma3 System often applies an ‘Up - Down - Right - Left Balancing Method’ when
selecting specific Dao3 Ma3 groups for treatment. Conveying the gist of this ‘Up - Down
- Right - Left Balancing Method’ is most readily achieved by example:
If the right hand has pain, select a Dao3 Ma3 group on the left foot.
If the right foot has pain, select a Dao3 Ma3 group on the left hand.
If the left antebrachium has pain, select a Dao3 Ma3 group on the right leg.
If the left leg has pain, select a Dao3 Ma3 group on the right antebrachium.

E) Needling Configurations in Dr. Tung’s Dao3 Ma3 System:

There are three primary needling configurations employed in Dr. Tung’s Dao3
r Ma3 System, namely: ‘Three Continuous Needles’, ‘Three Transverse Needles’, and
‘Three Triangular Needles’.

1. Three Continuous Needles: In this configuration, the needles are arranged in a


continuous, linear fashion within a specific primary region and on the SAME channel.
This configuration is most often used to treat the bowels and viscera and thus regulate
n bodily functions. Selection of an appropriate Dao3 Ma3 group for treatment is determined
on the basis of working in concert on a rostral-caudal, caudal-rostral basis, e.g. 88-07
‘Upper Three Yellow’ to treat the liver and 77-12 ‘Lower Three Emperor’ to treat the
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Channel A
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Three needles inserted into the SAME continuous channel.

2. Three Transverse Needles: In this configuration, the needles are arranged in a


transverse, linear fashion within a specific primary region but in DIFFERENT channels.
This configuration is most often used for treating aches and pains in some specific body
part. Appropriate Dao3 Ma3 group selection is determined on the basis of the ‘Up - Down
- Right - Left Balancing Method’, e.g. 22-02 ‘Palm Three Passes’ on the right hand to
treat plantar fasciitis of the left foot.
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THREE TRANSVERSE NEEDLES.

Channel A

Channel B

Channel C

Three needles inserted into three DIFFERENT channels.

3. Three Triangular Needles: In this configuration, the needles are arranged V


within a specific primary region in a triangular fashion. Two needles are first inserted in a
continuous, linear fashion in the SAME channel. The third needle, called the
‘conducting’ needle, is inserted at the apex of a triangle in a channel immediately
adjacent to the first channel. The ‘conducting’ needle is said to ‘command’, ‘direct’, or
‘conduct’ the clinical focus of the first two needles. This configuration is not commonly
encountered in Dr. Tung’s Dao3 Ma3 System, but may be used with PRC state mandated J
acupuncture points to treat local aches and pains, e.g. 77-04 ‘Knee Three Needles’ to
address disorders of the knee.

THREE TRIANGULAR NEEDLES. !

Channel A

Channel B

Two needles in Channel A, with a third (the ‘conducting’ needle) in a channel


immediately next to it (Channel B), thereby forming a ‘TRIANGLE’ of needles.

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F) Insertion sequence:

Dr. Tung’s Dao3 Ma3 System employs three needles in any given Dao3 Ma3
group. Because optimization of the clinical efficacy of these three needles is highly
desirable, a discussion of insertion sequence is necessary. In the Dao3 Ma3 system there
are three basic sequencing methods commonly employed, namely: ‘Needling the
Principal Point First’, ‘Needling According to the Flow of Qi in the Channel’, and
‘Nearest, Furthest, then Central’.

1. Principal Point First: In this insertion sequence, one needles the central point
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of theDao3 Ma3 group first. This central point is referred to as the ‘principal point’ of the
Dao3 Ma3 group. The second point needled is the ‘proximal’* point (here ‘proximal’*
means the point closest to the involved tissue, structure, or organ), and the third point
needled is the ‘distal’* point (here ‘distal’* means the point furthest from the involved
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syndromes and ‘Impediment’ patterns, it may also be used for pathological changes in, as
well as prophylaxis for, the bowels and viscera of the entire body.

PRINCIPAL POINT NEEDLED FIRST.

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‘Distal’ ‘Proximal’

The principal point is needled first, followed by the ‘proximal’*


point, and finally the ‘distal’* point of the Dao3 Ma3 group.

* ‘Proximal’ in this instance does NOT necessarily mean


‘nearest the trunk or point of origin’; rather, it means
‘near’ or closely ‘neighboring’ the structure, bowel, or
viscera being addressed. ‘Distal’ in this instance does
NOT necessarily mean ‘situated further away from the -2
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By way of example, using 77-12 ‘Lower Three 4,0

Emperors’ to treat peripheral neuropathy affecting the


foot: Ren2 Huang2, while in anatomical terms is the most —-Ren Huang

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to the foot and is therefore regarded as the ‘proximal’
point to the foot. Tian1 Huang1, while in anatomical 77*12

terms is the most proximal point of this Dao3 Ma3 group,


it is the point most distant to the foot. Thus, employing
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77-12 ‘Lower Three Emperors’ to treat peripheral neuropathy affecting the foot with the
‘Principal Point Needled First’ sequencing method, one would first needle Di4 Huang2,
followed by Ren2 Huang2, and finally needle Tian1 Huang2.
2. According to Flow of Qi in the Channel: In this insertion sequence, needle
thepoint of the selected Dao3 Ma3 group closest to the ‘origin’ of the channel first (PC-
4 in our example below). The second point needled is the central point of the Dao3
Ma3 group (PC-5”130), and the final needle is inserted into the point furthest from the
‘origin’ of the channel (PC-7WH0) [conversely, closest to the terminus of the channel].
While this needle insertion sequence is most often used for pathological changes in the
bowels and viscera of the entire body, it may also be used in pain syndromes and
‘Impediment’ patterns as well.
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ex. 33-02 ‘Heart Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 Group:

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Toward Toward
Channel Channel
Origin Terminus

PC-4 PC-5 PC-7


The first needle is placed in the Dao3 Ma3 point closest to the origin of the channel
(PC-4who), the second is placed in the ‘middle’ Dao3 Ma3 point (PC-5WH0), and the third
needle is placed in the Dao3 Ma3 point closest to the terminus (PC-7WH0).
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3. Nearest, Furthest, then Central: In this insertion sequence, first needle the
point of the selected Dao3 Ma3 group in proximity to (‘Nearest’) the involved tissue,
structure, or organ. The point of the group most distant (‘Furthest’) from the involved
tissue, structure, or organ is needled second, and the third needle is inserted into the
center (‘Central’) point of the selected Dao3 Ma3 group last. The ‘De2 Qi4’ sensation
evoked by this final needle should quickly ‘shoot’ to both the ‘Nearest’ and ‘Furthest’
needles simultaneously. This insertion sequence is suitable for any and all clinical
situations by virtue of the fact that the De2 Qi4 sensation obtained via this insertion
sequence is the strongest of the three sequences discussed (I employ this sequence most
often).
NEAREST, FURTHEST, THEN CENTRAL SEQUENCE.
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Insert the needles in the following manner:


‘Nearest’ first, ‘Furthest’ second, and ‘Central’ last.

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G) Needle Depth:

Needle depth is extremely important in Dr. Tung’s Dao3 Ma3 System. One of the
salient features of this system is the fact that, at any given Dao3 Ma3 point, changing the
needling depth alters which bowel or viscera is accessed. There are two straightforward
r categories with respect to depth of needle penetration: identical depths of needle
penetration and different depths of needle penetration.

1. Identical depths: In this category, each needle of the selected Dao3 Ma3 group
is inserted to the same depth of penetration, regardless of the insertion sequence. This
category is primarily used to adjust and regulate pathological changes of the entire body.
The distance of each point in any given Dao3 Ma3 group to the torso differs from
constituent point to constituent point. These distance variances, coupled with identical
depths of needle penetration, consequently alter the primary therapeutic focus of each
r constituent point within that group. Each constituent point, when needled to the same
depth of penetration, can be said to possess its own ‘zone’ of primary therapeutic benefit
within that Dao3 Ma3 group. When identical depths of needle penetration are combined
with the ‘Needling According to the Flow of Qi in the Channel’ insertion sequence, these
combined techniques powerfully ‘open’ (tong1) each of the three burners (San1 Jiao1). As
a consequence of simultaneously ‘opening’ (tong1) each of the three burners (San1 Jiao1),
one concurrently treats the pathological changes of the entire body. Ergo, needling to the
same depth of penetration, coupled with needling according to the flow of Qi in a specific
Dao3 Ma3 group, greatly affects the entire body.

THREE NEEDLES INSERTED TO THE SAME DEPTH.

The three constituent Dao3 Ma3 points are all


needled to the same depth of penetration.

2. Different depths of needle penetration: When the three needles in a specific


Dao3 Ma3 group are inserted to different depths, not only will the bowels/viscera affected
differ, but the body areas affected will also differ. Firmly grasping these concepts will
r- greatly multiply the power of one’s acupuncture and thus enable the practitioner to
greatly improve the odds of a successful clinical outcome. There are two basic methods
for differing the depths of needle penetration:
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a) Method One: The first needle is inserted into the principal point to the
appropriate depth necessary to affect the desired bowel, viscus, or structure. The
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second needle, regarded as an assistant to the principal needle, is inserted into the
auxiliary point to a more shallow depth than the principal needle. The third
needle, regarded as the pathogen expelling (Qu1 Xie2 ‘dispel evils’) needle, is
inserted to a depth more shallow than the principal needle but deeper than the
auxiliary needle. This method not only treats the desired bowel, viscus, or body
part, but also assists in the recovery of the interrelated bowels, viscera, or body
parts. This method also serves to expel and eliminate the ‘disease-Qi’ (Xie2 Qi4
‘evil qi’) and any pathogenic factors which may have precipitated the original
condition.

DIFFERENT DEPTHS: METHOD ONE.

Last First Second

Furthest
1 Closest

‘Dispel’ ‘Principal’ ‘Auxiliary’


Pathogen

First, needle the ‘principal’ point to an appropriate depth to treat the disorder. Second,
needle the ‘auxiliary’ point (in proximity to the involved structure) to a more shallow
depth than the ‘principal’ point. Finally, needle the ‘dispel pathogen’ point (furthest from
the involved structure) to a depth more shallow than the ‘principal’ point but deeper than
the ‘auxiliary’ point.

b) Method Two: The first needle is inserted into the ‘principal’ point to
an appropriate depth to treat the disorder. The second needle is inserted into the
assistant or ‘auxiliary’ point to a shallower depth than the ‘principal’ needle. The
third needle is inserted into the ‘pathogen dispelling’ point to a depth deeper than
the ‘principal’ needle. As stated above, needles inserted to different depths in a
given Dao3 Ma3 group affect the primary indications and regions treated by that
Dao3 Ma3 group. Couple this with the fact that the distances between each of the
constituent needles and the affected loci differ from point to point within a given
Dao3 Ma3 group, one can, by varying the depths of penetration, focus the
therapeutic effects of the points of a given Dao3 Ma3 group on one specific bowel,
viscus, or body part. Focusing the therapeutic effects of all three constituent
points of a given Dao3 Ma3 group, multiplies the clinical effectiveness of that
Dao3 Ma3 group by an order of magnitude.
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DIFFERENT DEPTHS: METHOD TWO.


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the disorder.
Toward
the disorder.

'Dispel Pathogens' 'Principal' 'Auxiliary'

First, needle the ‘principal’ point to an appropriate depth to treat the disorder. Second,
r needle the ‘auxiliary’ point to a shallower depth than the ‘principal’ point and finally,
needle the ‘dispel pathogen’ point deepest of all.

r H) Needles used in Dr. Tung’s Dao3 Ma3 System:

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1) Regional approach to needle length - the following are simply guidelines;
the actual length used must be predicated upon the size of the patient:
Region One-One: On the fingers and thumbs - 5fen needle.
Region Two-Two: On the hands - 5fen needle.
Region Three-Three: On the antebrachium - 1.0 ~ 1.5 cun needle.
Region Four-Four: On the brachium - 1.0 ~ 1.5 cun needle.
Region Five-Five: On the plantar surface of the foot - 5fen ~ 1 cun needle.
Region Six-Six: Dorsum of foot and ankle - 5fen ~ 1 cun needle.
Region Seven-Seven: Anatomic leg - 1.5 ~ 2.5 cun needle.
Region Eight-Eight: Thigh - 1.5 ~ 3.0 cun needle.
Region Nine-Nine: Ear - 5fen needle.
Region Ten-Ten: Head - 5fen ~ 1 cun needle.
Region Eleven-Eleven: Back - 1.0 ~ 1.5 cun needle.
r Region Twelve-Twelve: Chest and abdomen - 1.0 1.5 cun needle.

2) Needle Angulation.
As a generalization, the majority of points utilized in Dr. Tung’s Dao3 Ma3
p System call for needle insertions perpendicular to the overlying skin. Should it be
desirable, however, to direct (focus) the therapeutic effects of the acupuncture towards a
specific bowel, viscus, or diseased locus, one may angle the needles toward said bowel,
viscus, or diseased locus. In this situation, one should insert the needles at an angle to the
skin ranging from 45° to 60° with the tips directed toward the specific bowel, viscus, or
diseased locus. As a rule, points on the scalp should be inserted subcutaneously at an
angle of less than 15°. Points on the back, chest, and abdomen are generally ‘let’;
however, if one elects to use the filiform needle, the points should be needled
subcutaneously, from medial to lateral, at an angle of less than 15°.

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I) Regional distances between constituent points.

As a generalization, the distances between constituent points of Dao3 Ma3 groups


within a given region can be summarized as follows:
Region One-One: On the fingers and thumbs - 2 ~ 3fen.
Region Two-Two: On the hands - 5fen.
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Region Three-Three: On the antebrachium - 2.0 3.0 cun.
Region Four-Four: On the brachium - 2.0 ~ 3.0 cun.
Region Five-Five: On the plantar surface of the foot - 1 ~ 3 fen.
Region Six-Six: Dorsum of foot and ankle - 1 cun.
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Region Seven-Seven: Anatomic leg - 2.0 3.0 cun.
Region Eight-Eight: Thigh - 2.0 ~ 3.0 cun.
Region Nine-Nine: Ear - 2 ~ 5fen.
Region Ten-Ten: Head - 1.5 ~ 3.0 cun.
Region Eleven-Eleven: Back - 1.0 ~ 2.0 cun.
Region Twelve-Twelve: Chest and abdomen - 2.0 ~ 4.0 cun.

J) Some disorders amenable to treatment with Dr. Tung’s Dao3 Ma3 System:

According to the clinical experiences handed down by Dr. Tung, the Dao3 Ma3 System
can successfully treat, as well as prevent the onset of, the following disorders:
Internal Medicine: Pneumonia, tracheitis, bronchitis, emphysema, cardiopathies,
palpitations, angina pectoris, coronary arteriosclerosis, epigastralgia, splenomegaly,
gastritis, gastric distention, acute enteritis, chronic enteritis, acute nephritis, chronic
nephritis, facial paralysis, diabetes, thyroid disorders, etc.
Orthopedic/Surgical Disorders: Sciatica, arthropathies, scapulothoracic
syndrome, osteophytes, lumbar/lumbosacral sprain/strain, back pain, upper extremity
pain, lower extremity pain, trauma, etc. J
Gynecology: Mastitis, menoxenia, dysmenorrhea, metritis, cervicitis, cervical
dysplasia, etc.
Otorhinolaryngology/dental: Keratitis, conjunctivitis, hordeolum externum,
otitis media, earache, tinnitus aurium, rhinitis, laryngitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, bleeding
gums, toothache, etc.
Miscellaneous: Endocrine disorders, contusions, acne, hypertension, CVA,
sequela of CVA, etc.

K) Selecting an appropriate Dao3 Ma3 group:

Selection of an appropriate Dao3 Ma3 group for treatment is paramount and will
of course impact the clinical success or failure of one’s acupuncture. Chapter 3 of the
present text on ‘Suggested Therapeutics’ provides Dao3 Ma3 group suggestions for a
cornucopia of clinical maladies. The neophyte is urged to make use of these
recommendations until he/she becomes familiar enough with the technique to begin to
‘fly on one’s own’. While I have attempted to cover an array of disorders in said chapter,
it is impossible to provide for every single clinical entity that one may encounter.

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Situations will always arise where a paucity of suggestions exists on how to approach
specific problem. Below are several tried and tested methods by which the clinician may
chose an appropriate Dao3 Ma3 group to treat a clinical entity not provided for in Chapter
3.

r 1) ‘Involved Locus Method’: In this method, one selects a Dao3 Ma3 group on
the basis of the location of the involved tissue, i.e. the Dao3 Ma3 group is at the site of the
lesion. While this method is the least refined, it is indeed clinically effective and is most
suited for treating pain at the involved locus.
e.g.: 1010-01 ‘Head Three Needles’ to treat vertical headache.
44-05 ‘Shoulder Superior Transverse Three Needles’ to treat shoulder pain.
A 77-11 ‘Popliteal Three Needles’ to treat knee pain.
1212-02 ‘Stomach Three Needles’ to treat stomach ache.

n 2) ‘Up - Down - Right - Left Balancing Method’: In this method, one selects a
Dao3 Ma3 group by employing the concept of ‘Yin - Yang Counteraction’, i.e. one
selects a Dao3 Ma3 group on the symmetrical, contralateral, superior/inferior, healthy
r structure. This method is most suited for treating pain in a specific location and is best
illustrated by example.
e.g.: 22-02 ‘Palm Three Passes’ on the right hand to treat heel pain on the left foot.
44-06 ‘Shoulder Three Needles’ on the left to treat hip joint pain on the right.
77-04 ‘Knee Three Needles’ on the right to treat lateral epicondylitis of the left
elbow.
77-01 ‘Ankle Three Needles’ on the left to treat a wrist sprain on the right.

3) ‘Reaction Area Method’: In this method, one selects a group predicated upon
r the associated ‘Reaction Area(s)’ of the Dao3 Ma3 group. This method is most suited for
treating the organs, i.e. the bowels and viscera.
e.g.: One of the ‘Reaction Areas’ of 88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’ is the Liver. Ergo,
r- this Dao3 Ma3 group may be used to treat disorders of that organ (i.e. both the TCM and
the Western Biomedical Liver).
One of the ‘Reaction Areas’ of 77-12 ‘Lower Three Emperors’ is the Kidney.
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Ergo, this Dao3 Ma3 group may be used to treat disorders of that organ (i.e. both the TCM
and the Western Biomedical Kidney).
One of the ‘Reaction Areas’ of 88-03 ‘Thigh Team of Four Horses’ is the Lung.
Ergo, this Dao3 Ma3 group may be used to treat dermatitis because ‘the Lungs Control the
Skin and Hair’.
One of the ‘Reaction Areas’ of 11-15 ‘Gynecology Three Needles’ is the Uterus.
Ergo, this Dao3 Ma3 group may be used to treat metritis.

4) According to the ‘Holographic Presentation Method’: In this method, one


selects a Dao3 Ma3 group predicated upon the holographic presentation of the body on the
specific Region chosen. This method is most suited for treating disorders of specific
homologous structures.
Ex. 22-05 ‘Control the Spine Three Needles’ to treat the vertebral column.
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22-02 ‘Palm Three Passes’ to treat the plantar surface of the foot.
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77-09 ‘Leg Spine Three Needles’ to treat the back.


88-10 ‘Three Sisters Three Needles’ to treat genitourinary complaints.

M) Technique:
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By simply selecting and needling appropriate Dao3 Ma3 groups, one can realize
considerable clinical successes. There are, however, a number of added techniques which
will, when applied with Dr. Tung’s Dao3 Ma3 System, heighten the clinical results and
render this acupuncture style second to none.

1) ‘Guiding the Movement of Qi’: This technique requires that the patient
slowly and deliberately move the affected structure(s) while ‘under the needle’. The act
of movement causes the Qi to flow into the affected locus and helps to restore the proper
flow of Qi and Blood in the involved structure(s). Take plantar fasciitis of the right foot
for example:
Have the patient lie in the prone position with his/her left upper extremity placed
on the treatment table by his/her side (the palm is thus facing posteriorly). Needle 22-02
‘Palm Three Passes’ on the left palm, have the patient plantar flex the right ankle mortise
and toes, hold this position for 3 ~ 5 seconds, and then relax for 3 ~ 5 seconds. The
patient then dorsiflexes the right ankle mortise, fans out the toes, and holds that position
for 3 ~ 5 seconds. The alternating plantar flexion and dorsiflexion is performed for a
period of 5 to 10 minutes and upon completion of which one may apply needles,
electricity, and/or an Infratonic QGM to the right foot.

2) ‘Massaging to Lead the Qi’: This technique requires that the patient slowly
and deliberately massage the affected structure(s). The act of massaging also causes the J
Qi to flow into the affected locus/loci and helps to restore the proper flow of Qi and
Blood in the involved structure(s). Take Bdl’s Palsy affecting the right side of the face
for example:
:
Have the patient lie in the supine position, apply needles, all on the leji, in 88-04
‘Thigh Three Springs’ and in one of either 77-05 ‘Three Weights Three Needles’ or 77- V
14 ‘Beside Three Miles Three Needles’. Instruct the patient to ‘roll’, ‘pinch’, and
‘massage’ the skin of the right side of the face for a period of 5 ~ 10 minutes. Upon
completion of the massage one may apply needles, electricity, and/or an Infratonic QGM LJ
to the right side of the face.

1. Unschuld, Medicine in China, pp. 250-251.


2. Ibid.

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Dao3 Ma3 Points.

NOTE: An asterisk (*) after any point in Chapter 2 indicates the point is discussed
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11-01 ‘Five Tigers Three Needles’


Wu3 Hu3 San1, Wu3 Hu3 Yi1, Wu3 Hu3 Er4, Wu3 Hu3 Si4, and Wu3 Hu3 Wu3.
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11-02 ‘Finger Three Yellow’


Zhong1 Huang2, Shang4 Huang2, and Xia4 Huang2.

n 11-03 ‘Finger Three Yang’


Ren2 Yang5, Tian1 Yang2, and Di4 Yang2.
11-04 ‘Finger Three Spaces’
r Da4 Jian4, Xiao3 Jian4, and Ce4 Jian4.
11-05 ‘Finger Liver Three Needles’
Mu4 Er4, Mu4 San1, and Mu4 Yi1.
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11-06 ‘Spleen Swelling Three Needles’
Huo3 Xing1 Xia4, Pi2 Zhong3 Er4, and Pi2 Zhong3 Yi1.
11-07 ‘Finger Heart Three Needles’
Huo3 XingrXia4, Huo3 Xing1 Zhong1, and Huo3 Xing1 Shang4.
11-08 ‘Fire Dragon Three Needles’
Huo3 Long2 Er4 , Huo3 Long2 San1, and Huo3 Long2 Yi1.
11-09 ‘Earth Promoting Three Needles’
r Huo3 Xing1 Shang4, Tu3 Xing1 Er4, and Tu3 Xing1 Yi1.
11-10 ‘Heart Normal Three Needles’
Xin1 Chang2 Er4, Xin1 Chang2 San1, and Xin1 Chang2 Yi1.
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11-11 ‘Stop Wheezing Three Needles’
Ding4 Chuan3 Er4, Ding4 Chuan3 San1, and Ding4 Chuan3 Yi1.
r 11-12 ‘Wood Inflammation Three Needles’
Mu4 Yan2 Er4, Mu4 Yan2 San1, and Mu4 Yan2 Yi1.
11-13 ‘Phoenix Nest Three Needles’
r~ Feng4 Chao2 Er4, Feng4 Chao2 San1, and Feng4 Chao2 Yi1.
11-14 ‘Finger Bone Three Needles’
Fu4 Yuan2 Er4, Fu4 Yuan2 San1, and Fu4 Yuan2 Yi1.
r 11-15 ‘Gynecology Three Needles’
Fu4 Ke1 Yi1, Fu4 Ke1 Er4, Fu4 Ke1 San1, Fu4 Ke1 Si4, and Fu4 Ke1 Wu3.
r 11-16 ‘ Finger Team of Four Horses’
Zhi3 Si4 Ma3 Er4, Zhi3 Si4 Ma3 Yi1, and Zhi3 Si4 Ma3 San1
11-17 ‘Finger Spine Three Needles’
Fei4 Xin1 Er2, Fei4 Xin1 San1, and Fei4 Xin1 Yi1.
11-18 ‘Finger Earth Three Needles’
Zheng4 Tu3 Er4, Zheng4 Tu3 San1, and Zheng4 Tu3 Yi1.
11-19 ‘Finger Three Weights’
Zhi3 San1 Zhong4 Er4, Zhi3 San1 Zhong4 Yi1, and Zhi3 San1 Zhong4 San1.
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11-20 ‘Finger Kidney Three Needles’
Zhi3 Shen4 Er4, Zhi3 Shen4 Yi1, and Zhi3 Shen4 San1.
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11-01 ‘Five Tigers Three Needles’


ThisDao3 Ma3 group comprises Wu3 Hu3 San1 (ML11.27), Wu3 Hu3 Yi1 (ML11.27),
Wu3 Hu3 Er4 (ML11.27), Wu3 Hu3 Si4 (ML11.27), and Wu3 Hu3 Wu3 (ML11.27).
Point Location: These 5 points are located uniformly on anterior digit line A of the 1st
phalanx of the 1st digit. Anterior digit line A is essentially the demarcation between the
palmar and dorsal surfaces; it is readily noted as the junction of the ‘red and white skin’.

Wu3 Hu3 San1 [ML11.27 ‘Five Tigers Three’] - This point is located in the center of
anterior digit line A of the proximal phalanx of the thumb. To determine the exact center
of anterior digit line A on the proximal phalanx, bisect the distance from the anterior
metacarpophalangeal skin crease to the anterior interphalangeal skin crease along the
course of said line. (Focuses treatment on the toes.)
Wu3 Hu3 Yi1 [11.27 ‘Five Tigers One’] - This point is located on anterior digit line A, 4
fen distal to Wu3 Hu3 San1 [11.27 ‘Five Tigers Three’]. (Addresses hand and finger pain.)
)
Wu3 Hu3 Er4 [ML11.27 ‘Five Tigers Two’] - This point is located on anterior digit line
A, 2fen distal to Wu3 Hu3 San1 [ML11.27 ‘Five Tigers Three’]. (Assists Yi1 or San1.)

Wu3 Hu3 Si4 [ML11.27 ‘Five Tigers Four’] - This point is located on anterior digit line
A, 2 fen vroximal to Wu3 Hu3 San1 [ML11.27 ‘Five Tigers Three’]. (Addresses dorsal
foot pain.)

Wu3 Hu3 Wu3 [ML11.27 ‘Five Tigers Five’] - This point is located on anterior digit line
A, 4 fen vroximal to Wu3 Hu3 San1 [ML11.27 ‘Five Tigers Three’]. (Addresses heel
pain.)

Reaction Area: Spleen and Kidney reaction areas.

Indications: Hyperostosis of the entire skeleton, pneumonia, bronchitis, cervical


tuberculous lymphadenitis, tonsillitis, swelling + pain of the foot or hand, hepatomegaly,
liver cirrhosis, finger aching/pain/soreness, ankle sprain, and calcaneodynia.

Method of Manipulation: Insert a 5fen needle perpendicularly 2 ~ 3fen.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 11-01 ‘Five Tigers Three Needles’ with 22-06
‘Control Three Needles’ and 11-14 ‘Finger Bone Three Needles’ to treat hyperostosis of
the entire skeleton.

Note 1: Clinically, use only three of the five points in this set at any one time.
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Note 2: To treat lateral ankle sprain, one should first ‘let’ (bleed) the injured area, apply
the Dao3 Ma3 technique to Wu3 Hu3 San1 [ML11.27 ‘Five Tigers Three’], Wu3 Hu3 Si4

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[ML11.27 ‘Five Tigers Four’], Wu3 Hu3 Wu3 [ML11.27 ‘Five Tigers Five’], and needle
Huai2 Ling2 Dian3*.
Note 3: Combining 11-01 ‘Five Tigers Three Needles’ with Si4 Zhi1 (ML77.20 ‘Four
Limbs’)* to treat pain in the thumb and index finger is quite effective.

Note 4: There are differing opinions amongst the various Taiwanese experts concerning
the numbering of these points. Some number sequentially from proximal to distal, others
number sequentially from distal to proximal, and one does not number these points at all!
I have opted to number them sequentially from distal to proximal simply to maintain a
degree of continuity with the rest of the English literature on the subject.
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11-02 ‘Finger Three Yellow’


This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Zhong1 Huang2 (NA), Shang4 Huang2 (NA), and Xia4
Huang2 (NA).
Point Location: These 3 points are located uniformly on anterior digit line D on the 1st
phalanx of the 1st digit.

Zhong1 Huang2 [NA ‘Central Yellow’] - This point is located in the center of anterior
digit line D on the anterior surface of the proximal phalanx of the thumb. To determine J
the exact center of anterior digit line D on the proximal phalanx, bisect the distance from
the anterior metacarpophalangeal skin crease to the anterior interphalangeal skin crease
along the course of said line.

Shang4 Huang2 [NA ‘Upper Yellow’] - To locate this point, simply bisect the distance
from Zhong1 Huang2 [NA ‘Central Yellow’] to the anterior interphalangeal skin crease
along the course of anterior digit line D.

Xia4 Huang2 [NA ‘Lower Yellow’] - To locate this point, simply bisect the distance from
Zhong1 Huang2 [NA ‘Central Yellow’] to the anterior metacarpophalangeal skin crease
along the course of anterior digit line D.

Reaction Area: Liver branch reaction area.

Indications: Hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, malignant hepatoma (improvement in


symptomatology, rwt a radical cure), dysmenorrhea, metritis, oophoritis, bilateral pain in
the hypochondria, hypogastric pain, hepatic hypofunction induced fatigue, ‘Eye
Clouding’ (giddiness/faintness/lightheadedness), indigestion, vertebral periostitis, and
osteophytes.

Method of Manipulation: Insert a 5fen needle perpendicularly 1 ~ 2fen. J


Illustrative Combination: Combine 11-02 ‘Finger Three Yellow’ with 88-07 ‘Upper
Three Yellow’, 77-14 ‘Beside Three Miles Three Needles’, and 1111-02 ‘Three Branches
Three Needles’ to treat toxic hepatitis.

Note 1: 11-02 ‘Finger Three Yellow’ and 88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’ have very similar
affects on hepatic disorders. 88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’, however, is the preferred Dao3
Ma3 group by virtue of the fact that 11-02 ‘Finger Three Yellow’ is more painful for the J
patient.

Note 2: While 11-02 ‘Finger Three Yellow’ may be used to address gynecological
disorders, 11-15 ‘Gynecology Three Needles’ is far more commonly employed.

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11-03 ‘Finger Three Yang’


ThisDao3 Ma3 group comprises Ren2 Yang2 (NA), Tian1 Yang2 (NA), and Di4 Yang2
(NA). This Dao3 Ma3 group has also been referred to as ‘Yang Three Needles’.

Point Location: These 3 points are located uniformly on anterior digit line A on the 2nd
phalanx of the 2nd digit. Anterior digit line A is essentially the demarcation between the
palmar and dorsal surfaces; it is readily noted as the junction of the ‘red and white skin’.

R.en2 Yang2 [NA ‘Human Yang’] - The point is located at the center of anterior digit line
A along the demarcation of the anterior and posterior surfaces of the middle phalanx of
the index finger. To determine the exact center of anterior digit line A on the middle
phalanx, bisect the distance from the anterior proximal interphalangeal skin crease to the
anterior distal interphalangeal skin crease along the course of said line.

Tian1 Yang2 [NA ‘Heavenly Yang’] - To locate this point, simply bisect the distance
from Ren2 Yang2 [NA ‘Human Yang’] to the anterior distal interphalangeal skin crease
along the course of anterior digit line A.

Di4 Yang2 [NA ‘Earth Yang’] - To locate this point, simply bisect the distance from Ren2
Yang2 [NA ‘Human Yang’] to the anterior proximal interphalangeal skin crease along the
course of anterior digit line A.

Reaction Area: Six bowels and Liver organ reaction areas.

Indications: Orchitis, orchioncus (testicular neoplasm), scrotal edema, penile pain, pain
associated with ‘Shan QV (funicular hernia, inguinal hernia, internal hernia, direct
hernia), prostatic hypertrophy, and cryptorchism.
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Method of Manipulation: Insert a 5fen needle perpendicularly 2 ~ 3fen.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 11-03 ‘Finger Three Yang’ with 11-04 ‘Finger Three
Spaces’ and 77-12 ‘Lower Three Emperors’ to treat orchitis.

Note 1: 11-03 ‘Finger Three Yang’ is used to treat disorders of the male genitalia - the
counterpart to treat disorders of the female genitalia is 11-13 ‘Phoenix Nest Three
Needles’ and/or 11-15 ‘Gynecology Three Needles’.

Note 2: 11-03 ‘Finger Three Yang’ and 11-04 ‘Finger Three Spaces’ may both be used to J
treat ‘Shan QV (funicular hernia, inguinal hernia, internal hernia, direct hernia). 11-03
‘Finger Three Yang’, however, additionally focuses on the treatment of urogenital
disorders of the penis and testes.
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Radial Ulnar

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11-04 ‘Finger Three Spaces’


This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Da4 Jian4 (ML11.01), Xiao3 Jian4 (ML11.02), and Ce4
Jian4 (NA). This Dao3 Ma3 group has also been referred to as ‘Hernia Three Needles’. ;

Point Location: These 3 points are located uniformly on anterior digit line B on the 1st
phalanx of the 2nd digit.

Da4 Jian4 [ML11.01 ‘Great Space’] - This point is located in the center of anterior digit
line B on the anterior surface of the proximal phalanx of the index finger. To determine
the exact center of anterior digit line B on the proximal phalanx, bisect the distance from
the anterior metacarpophalangeal skin crease to the anterior proximal interphalangeal
skin crease along the course of said line.

Xiao3 Jian4 [ML11.02 ‘Small Space’] - To locate this point, simply bisect the distance T
from Da4 Jian4 [ML11.01 ‘Great Space’] to the anterior proximal interphalangeal skin
crease along the course of anterior digit line B.

Ce4 Jian4 [NA ‘Beside Space’] - To locate this point, simply bisect the distance from Da4
Jian4 [ML11.01 ‘Great Space’] to the anterior metacarpophalangeal skin crease along the
course of anterior digit line B.

Reaction Area: Six bowels, Lung, Liver, and Heart organ branch reaction areas.

Indications: Bronchiectasis, bronchitis, yellow expectorate, keratitis, hordeolum, 'Shan


Qi’ (funicular hernia, inguinal hernia, internal hernia, direct hernia), palpitations, chest
stuffiness and oppression, petallalgia, knee pain, abdominal distention and pain, pediatric
asthma, infantile malnutrition, tonsillitis, and enteritis.

Method of Manipulation: Insert a 5 fen needle perpendicularly 1 ~ 4 fen. The more


superficial insertion accesses the Lung and Heart organ reaction areas, whereas the
deeper insertion accesses the Liver and Intestine reaction areas. If one notes a small black
macule or a superficial venule located at ‘Finger Three Space’, one should ‘let’ the
venule with a three edge (prismatic) needle.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 11-04 ‘Finger Three Spaces’ with 33-04 ‘Anterior
Antebrachial Scholar Three Needles’, 11-11 ‘Stop Wheezing Three Needles’, and 77-12
‘Lower Three Emperors’ to treat asthma.

Note 1: There is disagreement amongst the various experts regarding the locations of
these points. In the idealized view below, those points marked with an (S) indicate the
locations when described/used as solitary points. Those points marked with a (D) indicate
the locations when described/used as a three point Dao3 Ma3 group. Disagreement among
the various Taiwanese authors is not uncommon and may merely reflect the evolution of
Master Tung’s research and teachings to his divers apprentices.
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Note 2: 11-04 ‘Finger Three Spaces’ is located in the region ascribed to the lung and
trachea in Master Tung’s system of palmar diagnosis. Should one note an alteration in
color, texture, or some other such reaction in this area, one should treat these points. This
method may also be used to treat asthma.

Note 3: 11-04 ‘Finger Three Spaces’ and 11-03 ‘Finger Three Yang’ are important points
in treating ‘Shan QV (funicular hernia, inguinal hernia, internal hernia, direct hernia).
While they are equally useful in treating 'Shan QV, 11-04 ‘Finger Three Spaces’,
however, may be used to address infantile malnutrition, enteritis, bronchitis, etc.

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Radial Ulnar

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11-05 ‘Finger Liver Three Needles9


This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Mu4 Er4 (NA), Mu4 San1 (ML11.17), and Mu4 Yi1
(ML11.17).

Point Location: These 3 points are located uniformly on anterior digit line D on the 1st
phalanx of the 2nd digit.

Mu4 Er4 [NA ‘Wood Two’] - This point is located in the center of anterior digit line D on
the anterior surface of the proximal phalanx of the index finger. To determine the exact
center of anterior digit line D on the proximal phalanx, bisect the distance from the
anterior metacarpophalangeal skin crease to the anterior proximal interphalangeal skin
crease along the course of said line.

Mu4 San1 [ML11.17 ‘Wood Three’] - To locate this point, simply bisect the distance
from Mu4 Er4 [NA ‘Wood Two’] to the anterior proximal interphalangeal skin crease
along the course of anterior digit line D.

Mu4 Yi1 [ML11.17 ‘Wood One’] - To locate this point, simply bisect the distance from
Mu4 Er4 [NA ‘Wood Two’] to the anterior metacarpophalangeal skin crease along the
course of anterior digit line D.

Reaction Area: Liver reaction area.

Indications: ‘Exuberant Liver Fire’ (‘Liver Fire Effulgence’), amaroidal mouth (bitter
taste in the mouth), URI, rhinitis, tinnitus aurium, iriitability/short-tempered, sore achy
shoulders, stiff painful neck, pain in the right hypochondrium, hypercholesterolemia,
xerophthalmia, gastric distention and pain, excessive lacrimation, palmar hyperhidrosis,
palmar keratoderma, dry fissures of the fingers/hands, various dermatoses on hands (treat
ipsilaterally), and urticaria due to ‘Externally Contracted Wind Evil’.

Method of Manipulation: Insert a 5fen needle perpendicularly 2 ~ 4 fen.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 11-05 ‘Finger Liver Three Needles’ with 88-07
‘Upper Three Yellow’ to treat xerophthalmia.

Note 1: There is disagreement amongst the various experts regarding the locations of
these points. In the idealized view below, those points marked with an (S) indicate the
locations when described/used as solitary points. Those points marked with a (D) indicate
the locations when described/used as a three point Dao3 Ma3 group. Disagreement among
the various Taiwanese authors is not uncommon and may merely reflect the evolution of
Master Tung’s research and teachings to his divers apprentices.

Note 2: Names of points in Master Tung’s System of Acupuncture frequently employ


phase names from the ‘Five-Phases’ (Wu3 Xing2) to represent the five viscera. The Liver

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‘belongs’ or corresponds to the Wood phase and the points constituting 11-05 ‘Finger
Liver Three Needles’ have Wood in their name. Ergo, one can conclude that these three
‘Wood’ points are beneficial for treating hepatic disorders.

Note 3: There are a number of Dao3 Ma3 groupings in Master Tung’s Style of
r Acupuncture which address disorders of the Liver. The best known is 88-07 ‘Upper
Three Yellow’, others include: 11-02 ‘Finger Three Yellow’, 33-05 ‘Hold Liver Spirit
Three Needles’, and 11-12 ‘Wood Inflammation Three Needles’, all of which may be
used interchangeably in treating Liver disorders. Clinically, however, when addressing
disorders of the Liver, 88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’ is the most commonly used group
overall. Of those groups found on the fingers/hand, 11-02 ‘Finger Three Yellow’ is the
most commonly employed.

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Idealized view: Left 2nd digit - anterior surface of 1st phalanx.


Radial Ulnar

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11-06 ‘Spleen Swelling Three Needles’


ThisDao3 Ma3 group comprises Huo3 Xing1 Xia4 (NA), Pi2 Zhong3 Er4 (ML11.18), and
Pi2Zhong3 Yi1 (ML11.18).
Point Location: These 3 points are located uniformly on anterior digit line C on the 2nd
phalanx of the 3rd digit.

Huo3 Xing1 Xia4 [NA ‘Fire Star Lower’ ] - This point is located in the center of anterior
digit line C on the anterior surface of the middle phalanx of the middle finger. To
determine the exact center of anterior digit line C on the middle phalanx, bisect the
distance from the anterior proximal interphalangeal skin crease to the anterior distal
inteiphalangeal skin crease along the course of said line.

Pi2 Zhong3 Er4 [ML11.18 ‘Spleen Swelling Two’] - To locate this point, simply bisect
the distance from Huo3 Xing1 Xia4 [NA ‘Fire Star Lower’ ] to the anterior distal
interphalangeal skin crease along the course of anterior digit line C.

Pi2 Zhong3 Yi1 [ML11.18 ‘Spleen Swelling One’] - To locate this point, simply bisect the
distance from Huo3 Xing1 Xia4 [NA ‘Fire Star Lower’ ] to the anterior proximal
interphalangeal skin crease along the course of anterior digit line C.

Reaction Area: Spleen, as well as Heart and Lung branch, reaction areas.

Indications: Splenomegaly, splenitis, flatulence, thoracalgia, dorsalgia, swollen, sore,


achy, and/or paresthetic toes, and peripheral neuropathy.

Method of Manipulation: Insert a 5 fen needle perpendicularly 2 ~ 4 fen.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 11-06 ‘Spleen Swelling Three Needles’ with 77-05
‘Three Weights Three Needles’, 33-05 ‘Hold Liver Spirit Three Needles’, and 88-06
‘Thigh Spleen Three Needles’ to treat splenomegaly.

Note 1: There is disagreement amongst the various experts regarding the locations of
these points. In the idealized view below, those points marked with an (S) indicate the
locations when described/used as solitary points. Those points marked with a (D) indicate
the locations when described/used as a three point Dao3 Ma3 group. Disagreement among J
the various Taiwanese authors is not uncommon and may merely reflect the evolution of
Master Tung’s research and teachings to his divers apprentices.

Note 2: 11-06 ‘Spleen Swelling Three Needles’ is located in the region ascribed to the
spleen and heart in Master Tung’s System of Palmar Diagnosis. Should one note an
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alteration of color, texture, or some other such reaction in this area, one should treat these
points.

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Note 3: 11-06 ‘Spleen Swelling Three Needles’ is often used as an adjunct to 33-03
‘Heart Spirit Three Needles’ in treating cardiac diseases.

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Radial Ulnar

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11-07 ‘Finger Heart Three Needles’


ThisDao3 Ma3 group comprises Huo3 Xing1 Xia4 (NA), Huo3 Xing1 Zhong1 (NA), and
Huo3 Xing1 Shang4 (NA).
Point Location: These 3 points are located uniformly on anterior digit line C of the 3rd
digit.

Huo3 Xing1 Xia4 [NA ‘Fire Star Lower’ ] - This point is located in the center of anterior
digit line C on the anterior surface of the middle phalanx of the middle finger. To
determine the exact center of anterior digit line C on the middle phalanx, bisect the
distance from the anterior proximal interphalangeal skin crease to the anterior distal
interphalangeal skin crease along the course of said line.

Huo3 Xing1 Zhong1 [NA ‘Fire Star Middle’] - This point is located on anterior digit line
C in the exact center of the anterior proximal interphalangeal skin crease.

Huo3 Xing1 Shang4 [NA ‘Fire Star Upper’] - This point is located in the center of anterior
digit line C on the anterior surface of the proximal phalanx of the middle finger. To
determine the exact center of anterior digit line C on the proximal phalanx, bisect the
distance from the anterior metacarpophalangeal skin crease to the anterior proximal
interphalangeal skin crease along the course of said line.

Reaction Area: Lung and Heart organ branch reaction areas.

Indications: Palpitations, giddiness/faintness/lightheadedness, angina pectoris, cardiac


asthma, valvular insufficiency, scapular pain, thoracalgia, pulmonary carcinoma*,
multiple metastatic carcinoma to bone*, bilateral leg pain, adhesive capsulitis, eructation,
gastric ulcer, and duodenal ulcer, (improvement in symptomatology, not a radical cure)

Method of Manipulation: Insert a 5fen needle perpendicularly 2 ~ 3fen.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 11-07 ‘Finger Heart Three Needles’ with 11-10
‘Heart Normal Three Needles’, 33-04 ‘Anterior Antebrachial Scholar Three Needles’,
and 88-02 ‘Thigh Three Thoroughfares’ to treat palpitations.

Note 1: Clinically, the 11-07 ‘Finger Heart Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group is seldom
used by itself. It is frequently used with 22-06 ‘Control Three Needles’ to enhance the
efficacy and scope of that particular Dao3 Ma3 group.

Note 2: 11-07 ‘Finger Heart Three Needles’, in comparison to 11-10 ‘Heart Normal
Three Needles’ and 11-08 ‘Fire Dragon Three Needles’, not only treats cardiopulmonary
disorders but also certain gastric disorders.
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Radial Ulnar

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11-08 ‘Fire Dragon Three Needles’


This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Huo3 Long2 Er4 (NA), Huo3 Long2 San’(NA), and Huo3
Long2 Yi1 (NA).
Point Location: These 3 points are located uniformly on anterior digit line B on the 1st
phalanx of the 3rd digit.

Huo3 Long2 Er4 [NA ‘Fire Dragon Two’] - This point is located in the center of anterior
digit line B on the anterior surface of the proximal phalanx of the middle finger. To
determine the exact center of anterior digit line B on the proximal phalanx, bisect the
distance from the anterior metacarpophalangeal skin crease to the anterior proximal
interphalangeal skin crease along the course of said line.

Huo3 Long2 San1 [NA ‘Fire Dragon Three’] - To locate this point, simply bisect the
distance from Huo3 Long2 Er4 [NA ‘Fire Dragon Two’] to the anterior proximal
interphalangeal skin crease along the course of anterior digit line B.

Huo3 Long2 Yi1 [NA ‘Fire Dragon One’] - To locate this point, simply bisect the distance
from Huo3 Long2 Er4 [NA ‘Fire Dragon Two’] to the anterior metacarpophalangeal skin
crease along the course of anterior digit line B.

Reaction Area: Heart reaction area.

Indications: Precordial pain, sense of oppression in the heart, cardiomegaly, thoracalgia,


and dorsalgia.

Method of Manipulation: Insert a 5fen needle perpendicularly 1 ~ 3 fen.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 11-08 ‘Fire Dragon Three Needles’ with 11-07
‘Finger Heart Three Needles’, 11-10 ‘Heart Normal Three Needles’, 33-03 ‘Heart Spirit
Three Needles’, and 33-12 ‘Hold Three Doors’ to treat thoracalgia.

Note: Combine with Zhong1 Zi3 (ML22.01)* and Zhong1 Xian1 (ML22.0)* for dorsalgia
in the area of BL-43WHO

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Radial Ulnar
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11-08
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11-09 6 Earth Promoting Three Needles’


ThisDao3 Ma3 group comprises Huo3 Xing1 Shang4 (NA), Tu3 Xing1 Er4 (NA), and Tu3
Xing1 Yi1 (NA).
Point Location: These 3 points are located uniformly on anterior digit line C on the 1st
phalanx of the 3rd digit.

Huo3 Xing1 Shang4 [NA ‘Fire Star Upper’] - This point is located in the center of anterior
digit line C on the anterior surface of the proximal phalanx of the middle finger. To
determine the exact center of anterior digit line C on the proximal phalanx, bisect the
distance from the anterior metacarpophalangeal skin crease to the anterior proximal
interphalangeal skin crease along the course of said line.

Tu3 Xing1 Er4 [NA ‘Earth Promoting Two’] - To locate this point, simply bisect the
distance from Huo3 Xing1 Shang4 [NA ‘Fire Star Upper’] to the anterior proximal
interphalangeal skin crease along the course of anterior digit line C.

Tu3 Xing1 Yi1 [NA ‘Earth Promoting One’] - To locate this point, simply bisect the J
distance from Huo3 Xing1 Shang4 [NA ‘Fire Star Upper’] to the anterior
metacarpophalangeal skin crease along the course of anterior digit line C. 1

Reaction Area: Spleen and Stomach organ as well as Liver branch reaction areas.

Indications: Gastralgia, acute or chronic enteritis, bilateral hypochondria pain, splenitis,


adenocarcinoma of the stomach (improvement in symptomatology, not a radical cure),
and toothache.

Method of Manipulation: Insert a 5 fen needle perpendicularly 2 ~ 3 fen or ‘let’ with a


three edged needle.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 11-09 ‘Earth Promoting Three Needles’ with 22-06
‘Control Three Needles’, 11-06 ‘Spleen Swelling Three Needles’, 77-05 ‘Three Weights
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Three Needles’, and 88-06 ‘Thigh Spleen Three Needles’ to treat splenitis.

Note: Clinically 11-09 ‘Earth Promoting Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group is frequently
used with 22-06 ‘Control Three Needles’ to enhance the efficacy and scope of that
particular Dao3 Ma3 group. Furthermore, if one notes ecchymosis and/or venous
congestion in the region of 77-02 ‘Four Flowers Three Needles’ (anterior leg), one should
‘let’ any small bluish veins at 11-09 ‘Earth Promoting Three Needles’, as well as in the
area of 77-02 ‘Four Flowers Three Needles’. Performing this procedure enhances the
overall effect in treating disorders of the Heart, Lung, Spleen, and Stomach.
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11-10 ‘Heart Normal Three Needles’


This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Xin1 Chang2 Er4 (NA), Xin1 Chang2 San1 (ML11.19),
and Xin1 Chang2 Yi1 (ML11.19).

Point Location: These 3 points are located uniformly on anterior digit line D on the 1st 1

phalanx of the 3rd digit. J

Xin1 Chang2 Er4 [NA ‘Heart Normal Two’] - This point is located in the center of
anterior digit line D on the anterior surface of the proximal phalanx of the middle finger. J
To determine the exact center of anterior digit line D on the proximal phalanx, bisect the
distance from the anterior metacarpophalangeal skin crease to the anterior proximal
interphalangeal skin crease along the course of said line.

Xin1 Chang2 San1 [ML11.19 ‘Heart Normal Three’] - To locate this point, simply bisect
the distance from Xin1 Chang2 Er4 [NA ‘Heart Normal Two’] to the anterior proximal
interphalangeal skin crease along the course of anterior digit line D.

Xin1 Chang2 Yi1 [ML11.19 ‘Heart Normal One’] - To locate this point, simply bisect the
distance from Xin1 Chang2 Er4 [NA ‘Heart Normal Two’] to the anterior
metacarpophalangeal skin crease along the course of anterior digit line D.
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Reaction Area: Heart organ and Lung branch reaction areas.

Indications: Palpitations, rheumatic heart disease, myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, J


tachycardia, pulmonary carcinoma (improvement in symptomatology, not a radical cure),
pulmonary edema, and pulmonary tuberculosis. This Dao3 Ma3 grouping should be
considered for any chronic heart disorder.

Method of Manipulation: Insert a 5 fen needle perpendicularly 2 ~ 4 fen or ‘let’ with a


three edged needle. J
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Illustrative Combination: Combine 11-10 ‘Heart Normal Three Needles’ with 33-12
‘Hold Three Doors’, 11-07 ‘Finger Heart Three Needles’, 77-02 ‘Four Flowers Three
Needles’, and ‘let’ the 10 points of the Heart - Lung region of the back* to treat angina
pectoris.

Note 1: There is disagreement amongst the various experts regarding the locations of
these points. In the idealized view below, those points marked with an (S) indicate the J
locations when described/used as solitary points. Those points marked with a (D) indicate
the locations when described/used as a three point Dao3 Ma3 group. Disagreement among
the various Taiwanese authors is not uncommon and may merely reflect the evolution of
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Note 2: The 3rd digit (middle finger) is the region ascribed to the heart in Master Tung’s
System of Palmar Diagnosis. Therefore, one will find several Dao3 Ma3 groupings on this
digit which address cardiac disorders; they include 11-10 ‘Heart Normal Three Needles’,
11-07 ‘Finger Heart Three Needles’, and 11-08 ‘Fire Dragon Three Needles’.

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11-11 ‘Stop Wheezing Three Needles’


This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Ding4 Chuan3 Er4 (NA), Ding4 Chuan3 San1 (NA), and
Ding4 Chuan3 Yi1 (NA).
Point Location: These 3 points are located uniformly on anterior digit line B on the 2nd
phalanx of the 4th digit.
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Ding4 Chuan3 Er4 [NA ‘Stop Wheezing Two’] - This point is located in the center of
anterior digit line B on the anterior surface of the middle phalanx of the ring finger. To
determine the exact center of anterior digit line B on the middle phalanx, bisect the J
distance from the anterior proximal interphalangeal skin crease to the anterior distal
interphalangeal skin crease along the course of said line.

Ding4 Chuan3 San1 [NA ‘Stop Wheezing Three’] - To locate this point, simply bisect the
distance from Ding4 Chuan3 Er4 [NA ‘Stop Wheezing Two’] to the anterior distal
interphalangeal skin crease along the course of anterior digit line B.

Ding4 Chuan3 Yi1 [NA ‘Stop Wheezing One’] - To locate this point, simply bisect the
distance from Ding4 Chuan3 Er4 [NA ‘Stop Wheezing Two’] to the anterior proximal
interphalangeal skin crease along the course of anterior digit line B.

Reaction Area: Spleen and Lung branch reaction areas.

Indications: Right ventricular failure, bronchial asthma, and ‘Spleen Panting’.


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Method of Manipulation: Insert a 5fen needle perpendicularly 1 ~ 2fen.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 11-11 ‘Stop Wheezing Three Needles’ with 11-04
‘Finger Three Spaces’, 11-12 ‘Wood Inflammation Three Needles’, 33-04 ‘Anterior |
Antebrachial Scholar Three Needles’, and 77-12 ‘Lower Three Emperors’ to treat J
asthma.

Note 1: Combine this Dao3 Ma3 group with 11-12 ‘Wood Inflammation Three Needles’ -J
to enhance its effectiveness in addressing asthma.

Note 2: There are a number of points on the hand which are indicated for the treatment of
asthma. Which of the many points to employ is often a source of confusion, and this is
especially true for the less experienced practitioner. Clinically, one should use the
point(s) which exhibit some sort of ‘reaction’ in order to improve the probability of a J
successful clinical outcome. Examples of such ‘reactions’ include an alteration the color
or texture of the skin or a visible venule over the point(s).

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11-12 ‘Wood Inflammation Three Needles’


ThisDao3 Ma3 group comprises Mu4 Yan2 Er4 (NA), Mu4 Yan2 San1 (ML11.20), and
Mu4 Yan2 Yi1 (ML11.20).
Point Location: These 3 points are located uniformly on anterior digit line D on the 2nd
phalanx of the 4th digit.

Mu4 Yan2 Er4 [NA ‘Wood Inflammation Two’] - This point is located in the center of
anterior digit line D on the anterior surface of the middle phalanx of the ring finger. To
determine the exact center of anterior digit line D on the middle phalanx, bisect the
distance from the anterior proximal interphalangeal to the anterior distal interphalangeal
skin crease along the course of said line.

Mu4 Yan2 San1 [ML11.20 ‘Wood Inflammation Three’] - To locate this point, simply
bisect the distance from Mu4 Yan2 Er4 [NA ‘Wood Inflammation Two’] to the anterior
distal interphalangeal skin crease along the course of anterior digit line D.

Mu4 Yan2 Yi1 [ML11.20 ‘Wood Inflammation One’] - To locate this point, simply bisect
the distance from Mu4 Yan2 Er4 [NA ‘Wood Inflammation Two’] to the anterior proximal
interphalangeal skin crease along the course of anterior digit line D.

Reaction Area: Liver branch reaction area.

Indications: All types of hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, ascites, bilateral pain in the
hypochondria, hepatomegaly, amaroidal mouth, ‘Effulgent Liver Fire’, ‘Vexation,
Agitation, and Irascibility’, foot spasms, asthma, and dyspnea.

Method of Manipulation: Insert a 5fen needle perpendicularly 2 ~ 3fen.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 11-12 ‘Wood Inflammation Three Needles’ with 88-
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07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’, 11-05 ‘Finger Liver Three Needles’, 88-03 ‘Thigh Team of
Four Horses’, 77-14 ‘Beside Three Miles Three Needles’, and ‘let’ the areas affected to
treat costal pain.

Note 1: There is disagreement amongst the various experts regarding the locations of j
these points. In the idealized view below, those points marked with an (S) indicate the
locations when described/used as solitary points. Those points marked with a (D) indicate
the locations when described/used as a three point Dao3 Ma3 group. Disagreement among
the various Taiwanese authors is not uncommon and may merely reflect the evolution of
Master Tung’s research and teachings to his divers apprentices.

Note 2: There are a number of points in Tung Style Acupuncture that successfully
address diseases of the liver; 11-12 ‘Wood Inflammation Three Needles’, 11-05 ‘Finger
Liver Three Needles’, 11-02 ‘Finger Three Yellow’, 33-05 ‘Hold Liver Spirit Three
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Needles’, and 88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’ are all indicated for liver disorders. 88-07
‘Upper Three Yellow’, however, is clinically the most commonly used Dao3 Ma3 group
r in treating diseases of the liver because points on the thigh tend to be much less painful
than those on the fingers or hand.

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Idealized view: Left 4th digit - anterior surface of 2nd phalanx.


Radial Ulnar

1/4. -Mu Yan San (D)


i/3-a- -Mu Yan (S)
1/2 -Mu Yan Er (D)
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11-13 ‘Phoenix Nest Three Needles’


This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Feng4 Chao2 Er4 (NA), Feng4 Chao2 San1 (NA), and
Feng4 Chao2 Yi1 (NA).
Point Location: These 3 points are located uniformly on anterior digit line A on the 1st
phalanx of the 4th digit. Anterior digit line A is essentially the demarcation between the
palmar and dorsal surfaces; it is readily noted as the junction of the ‘red and white skin’.

Feng4 Chao2 Er4 [NA ‘Phoenix Nest Two’] - The point is located at the center of anterior
digit line A along the demarcation of the anterior and posterior surfaces of the proximal
phalanx of the ring finger. To determine the exact center of anterior digit line A on the
proximal phalanx, bisect the distance from the anterior metacarpophalangeal skin crease
to the anterior proximal interphalangeal skin crease along the course of said line.

Feng4 Chao2 San1 [NA ‘Phoenix Nest Three’] - To locate this point, simply bisect the
distance from Feng4 Chao2 Er4 [NA ‘Phoenix Nest Two’] to the anterior proximal
interphalangeal skin crease along the course of anterior digit line A.

Feng4 Chao2 Yi1 [NA ‘Phoenix Nest One’] - To locate this point, simply bisect the
distance from Feng4 Chao2 Er4 [NA ‘Phoenix Nest Two’] to the anterior
metacarpophalangeal skin crease along the course of anterior digit line A..

Reaction Area: Liver and auxiliary kidney reaction areas.

Indications: Uterine carcinoma (improvement in symptomatology, not a radical cure),


fibroleiomyoma (uterine fibroid), oligogalactia, metritis, irregular menstruation, reddish-
white leukorrhea, metrorrhagia, salpingemphraxis (fallopian tube obstruction), uterine
anteversion, uterine retroversion, infertility, oophoritis, vulvodynia and swelling, and
adhesive capsulitis.

Method of Manipulation: Insert a 5fen needle perpendicularly 2 ~ 3fen.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 11-13 ‘Phoenix Nest Three Needles’ with 11-15
‘Gynecology Three Needles’, 88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’, and 77-12 ‘Lower Three
Emperors’ to treat infertility.

Note 1: In Master Tung’s Style of Acupuncture, if the reaction area pertains to the Liver
as is the case with the constituent points of this Dao3 Ma3 group, then the points will bear
a close relationship to use in gynecology. Furthermore, the 11-13 ‘Phoenix Nest Three
Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group is found on the 4th digit (ring finger), an area governed by the
Liver, and thus addresses a variety of gynecological disorders.

Note 2: To further increase the effectiveness of 11-13 ‘Phoenix Nest Three Needles’ use
with 88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’.

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Note 3: 11-13 ‘Phoenix Nest Three Needles’ and 11-15 ‘Gynecology Three Needles’ are
r both important Dao3 Ma3 groups for treating gynecological disorders. In serious cases,
there will be an alteration in the color of the skin around 11-13 ‘Phoenix Nest Three
Needles’. This alteration in color may be used diagnostically as an indication to treat this
Dao3 Ma3 group. The 11-15 ‘Gynecology Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group, however, is
located on the dorsum of the hand and, as such, some clinicians prefer to employ this
group over the 11-13 ‘Phoenix Nest Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group. The rationale lies in
r the fact that dorsal points tend to be less painful compared to volar points.

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11-14 ‘Finger Bone Three Needles’


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This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Fu4 Yuan2 Er4 (ML11.22), Fu4 Yuan2 San1 (ML11.22),
and Fu4 Yuan2 Yi1 (ML11.22).

Point Location: These 3 points are located uniformly on anterior digit line D on the 1st
phalanx of the 4th digit. J

Fu4 Yuan2 Er4 [ML11.22 ‘Recover Source Two’] - This point is located in the center of
anterior digit line D on the anterior surface of the proximal phalanx of the ring finger. To
determine the exact center of anterior digit line D on the proximal phalanx, bisect the
distance from the anterior metacarpophalangeal skin crease to the anterior proximal
interphalangeal skin crease along the course of said line.

Fu4 Yuan2 San1 [ML11.22 ‘Recover Source Three’] - To locate this point, simply bisect
the distance from Fu4 Yuan2 Er4 [ML11.22 ‘Recover Source Two’] to the anterior
proximal interphalangeal skin crease along the course of anterior digit line D.

Fu4 Yuan2 Yi1 [ML11.22 ‘Recover Source One’] - To locate this point, simply bisect the
distance from Fu4 Yuan2 Er4 [ML11.22 ‘Recover Source Two’] to the anterior
metacarpophalangeal skin crease along the course of anterior digit line D.

Reaction Area: Liver and Kidney reaction areas.

Indications: Osteoarthritis, periostitis, enthesopathy, sciatica, spondylosis deformans,


lumbalgia, and osteophytes.

Method of Manipulation: Insert a 5fen needle perpendicularly 2 ~ 3fen.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 11-14 ‘Finger Bone Three Needles’ with 11-17
‘Finger Spine Three Needles’, 44-01 ‘Straight Spine Three Needles’, 22-05 ‘Control the
Spine Three Needles’, and 77-09 ‘Leg Spine Three Needles’ to treat pain along the
vertebral column.

Note 1: Dr. Miriam Lee, in her translation of Dr. Tung’s text, locates this Dao3 Ma3 group
to the radial side of the median plane (midsagittal plane) of the proximal phalanx of the
4th digit (ring finger). Unfortunately, I am not in possession of an original copy of Dr.
Tung’s text and am limited to several Chinese texts penned by Dr. Tung’s students. Each
of these student-authored Chinese texts locates this Dao3 Ma3 group to the ulnar side of
the median plane (midsagittal plane) of the proximal phalanx of the 4th digit (ring finger).
According to Dr. Li, this discrepancy first appeared in Dr. Tung’s original text. Dr. Li
relates that the diagram of this group in Dr. Tung’s text places these points to the ulnar
side of the median plane (midsagittal plane), however, the written text describes the
points as being 2 fen to the radial side of the median plane (midsagittal plane). Master
Hu, one of the more famous Taiwanese practitioners employing this method of
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acupuncture, was instrumental in reconciling this discrepancy and determined that this
Dao3 Ma3 group should be located to the ulnar side of the proximal phalanx.
Note 2: The 11-14 ‘Finger Bone Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group is seldom used by
itself. It is frequently used with 22-05 ‘Control the Spine Three Needles’ (aka: 22-05
‘Wrist Normal Flow Three Needles’) to treat lumbalgia or with 44-01 ‘Straight Spine
Three Needles’ to treat spinal pain.

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11-15 ‘Gynecology Three Needles’ j

This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Fu4 Ke1 Yi1 (NA), Fu4 Ke1 Er4 (ML11.27), Fu4 Ke1 San1
(NA), Fu4 Ke1 Si4 (11.27), and Fu4 Ke1 Wu3 (NA).

Point Location: These 5 points are located uniformly on the ulnar digit line of the dorsal
surface on the 1st phalanx of the 1st digit. To locate these points, divide the proximal
phalanx on the dorsum of the thumb (from the dorsal metacarpophalangeal skin crease to
the dorsal interphalangeal skin crease) into thirds and then further divide each resultant
third in half. This procedure sections the dorsal surface of the proximal phalanx of the
thumb into sixths. Commencing from the dorsal metacarpophalangeal skin crease and
proceeding distally, each sixth represents one of the five points comprising the ‘Woman’s
Department Five Acupoints’ a.k.a. Gynecology Five Acupoints.

Fu4 Ke1 Yi1 [NA ‘Woman’s Department One’] - This point is located one sixth the
distance from the dorsal metacarpophalangeal skin crease to the dorsal interphalangeal
skin crease on the ulnar digit line of the thumb.

Fu4 Ke1 Er4 [ML11.27 ‘Woman’s Department Two’] - This point is located one third the
distance from the dorsal metacarpophalangeal skin crease to the dorsal interphalangeal
skin crease on the ulnar digit line of the thumb.

Fu4 Ke1 San1 [NA ‘Woman’s Department Three’] - This point is located one half the
distance from the dorsal metacarpophalangeal skin crease to the dorsal interphalangeal i
skin crease on the ulnar digit line of the thumb.

Fu4 Ke1 Si4 [ML11.27 ‘Woman’s Department Four’] - This point is located two thirds
the distance from the dorsal metacarpophalangeal skin crease to the dorsal
interphalangeal skin crease on the ulnar digit line of the thumb.

Fu4 Ke1 Wu3 [NA ‘Woman’s Department Five’] - This point is located five sixths the
distance from the dorsal metacarpophalangeal skin crease to the dorsal interphalangeal
: skin crease on the ulnar digit fine of the thumb.

Reaction Area: Uterine and 6 Bowels reaction areas.

Indications: Uterine carcinoma (improvement in symptomatology, not a radical cure),


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menstruation, hypermenorrhea, oligogalactia, oligomenorrhea, vulvodynia and swelling, j
reddish-white leukorrhea, flatus vaginalis, and puerperal ‘Wind’ syndrome.

Method of Manipulation: Insert a 5fen needle perpendicularly 2 ~ 3fen.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 11-15 ‘Gynecology Three Needles’ with 11-13


‘Phoenix Nest Three Needles’, 66-02 ‘Foot Door Gold Three Needles’, and 77-02 ‘Four

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Flowers Three Needles’ to treat dysmenorrhea. Adding Ren-3WHO and St-25WHO further
enhances the desired effect.

Note 1: Dr. Tung only described two points under the Fu4 Ke1 [‘Woman’s Department’]
heading in his original text. These two points correspond to Fu4 Ke1 Er4 [ML11.27
‘Woman’s Department Two’] and Fu4 Ke* Si4 [ML11.27 ‘Woman’s Department Four’]
as described above. Dr. Hu amended this to include a total of five points of which Fu4
Ke1 Yi1 [NA ‘Woman’s Department One’], Fu4 Ke1 San1 [NA ‘Woman’s Department
Three’], and Fu4 Ke1 Wu3 [NA ‘Woman’s Department Five’] work well in a Dao3 Ma3
group.

Note 2: 11-15 ‘Gynecology Three Needles’ is such an extremely important Dao3 Ma3
; group for addressing gynecological disorders that it should be considered in virtually
every gynecological case.

Note 3: 11-15 ‘Gynecology Three Needles’, 33-03 ‘Heart Spirit Three Needles’, 77-12
‘Lower Three Emperors’, and 88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’ may be used as a collective to
r maintain the youthfulness of the skin. This combination may be regarded as the points to
use in cosmetology.

Note 4: 11-15 ‘Gynecology Three Needles’ and 11-13 ‘Phoenix Nest Three Needles’ are
both extremely effective in treating gynecological disorders. 11-15 ‘Gynecology Three
Needles’ is, however, the more commonly chosen Dao3 Ma3 group. It is the preferred of
p these two Dao3 Ma3 groups because it is located on the dorsum of the hand/finger; points
on the dorsum tend to be less painful for the patient.

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This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Zhi3 Si4 Ma3 Er4 (ML11.07), Zhi3 Si4 Ma3 Yi1
(ML11.07), and Zhi3 Si4 Ma3 San1 (ML11.07).

Point Location: These 3 points are uniformly located on the ulnar digit line of the dorsal
surface of the 2nd phalanx on the 2nd digit.

Zhi3 Si4 Ma3 Er4 [ML11.07 ‘Finger Four Horse Two’] - This point is located at the
midpoint of the ulnar digit line on the dorsal surface of the middle phalanx of the index
finger. To determine the midpoint of the ulnar digit line on the middle phalanx, bisect the
distance from the dorsal proximal interphalangeal skin crease to the dorsal distal
interphalangeal skin crease along the course of said line.

Zhi3 Si4 Ma3 Yi1 [ML11.07 ‘Finger Four Horse One’] - To locate this point, simply
bisect the distance from Zhi3 Si4 Ma3 Er4 [ML11.07 ‘Finger Four Horse Two’] to the
dorsal proximal interphalangeal skin crease along the course of the ulnar digit line.

Zhi3 Si4 Ma3 San1 [ML11.07 ‘Finger Four Horse Three’] - To locate this point, simply
bisect the distance from Zhi3 Si4 Ma3 Er4 [ML11.07 ‘Finger Four Horse Two’] to the
dorsal distal interphalangeal skin crease along the course of the ulnar digit line.

Reaction Area: Lung branch reaction area.

Indications: Pleurisy, pleurodynia, thoracalgia, dermatoses, facial melanoderma, facial


melasma, rhinitis, tinnitus aurium, ‘Clouded Head’ (faint/giddy/lightheaded) and otitis
media.

Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion 1 to 3fen, closely adjacent to the bone.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 11-16 ‘Finger Team of Four Horses’ with 11-05
‘Finger Liver Three Needles’ to treat dermatoses on the hands.

Note 1: The 11-16 ‘Finger Team of Four Horses’ Dao3 Ma3 group, like the 88-03 ‘Thigh
Team of Four Horses’ group, affects the Lung reaction area and ‘Regulates the Qi\ These
two Dao3 Ma3 groups are extremely important in addressing a variety of dermatoses,
acne, melanoderma, melasma; any number of dermatological disorders will benefit from 1
these two Dao3 Ma3 groups.

Note 2: Combine 11-16 ‘Finger Team of Four Horses’ with 88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’
and 88-02 ‘Thigh Three Thoroughfares’ to address melanoderma or melasma.

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Note 3: Combine 11-16 ‘Finger Team of Four Horses’ with 77-05 ‘Three Weights Three
Needles’ and 88-02 ‘Thigh Three Thoroughfares’ to address cystic acne.

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child has been weaned but the breasts continue to lactate.

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11-17 ‘Finger Spine Three Needles’ !

This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Fei4 Xin1 Er2 (NA), Fei4 Xin1 San1 (ML11.11), and Fei4
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Point Location: These 3 points are located uniformly on the posterior midsagittal digit
line of the 2nd phalanx of the 3rd digit.
Fei4 Xin1 Er2 [NA ‘Lung Heart Two’] - This point is located at the midpoint of the
posterior midsagittal digit line on the dorsal surface of the middle phalanx of the middle
finger. To determine the midpoint of the posterior midsagittal digit line on the middle
phalanx, bisect the distance from the dorsal proximal interphalangeal skin crease to the
dorsal distal inteiphalangeal skin crease along the course of said line.
Fei4 Xin1 San1 [ML11.11 ‘Lung Heart Three’] - To locate this point, simply bisect the
distance Fei4 Xin1 Er2 [NA ‘Lung Heart Two’] to the dorsal distal interphalangeal skin
crease along the course of the posterior midsagittal digit line.
Fei4 Xin1 Yi1 [ML11.11 ‘Lung Heart One’] - To locate this point, simply bisect the
distance from Fei4 Xin1 Er2 [NA ‘Lung Heart Two’] to the dorsal proximal
interphalangeal skin crease along the course of the posterior midsagittal digit line.
Reaction Area: Heart and Lung branch reaction areas.
Indications: Spondylophytes (particularly cervicothoracic), spondylosis deformans,
torticollis, stiff/painful neck, distention and pain in the calf, pleurodynia, thoracalgia,
dorsalgia, thumb pain, sciatica, occipital headache.
Method of Manipulation: Insert a 5 fen needle angled from distal to proximal 1 ~ 2 fen.
One may also use a single one inch needle and insert from distal to proximal to connect
all three points subcutaneously (fairly painful).
Illustrative Combination: Combine 11-17 ‘Finger Spine Three Needles’ with 22-05
‘Control the Spine Three Needles’, 44-01 ‘Straight Spine Three Needles’, and 77-09 ‘Leg
Spine Three Needles’ to treat spondylosis deformans of the cervical spine.
Note 1: There is disagreement amongst the various experts regarding the locations of
these points. In the idealized view below, those points marked with an (S) indicate the
locations when described and used as solitary points. Those points marked with a (D)
indicate the locations when described and used as a three point Dao3 Ma3 group.
Disagreement among the various Taiwanese authors is not uncommon and may merely ,

reflect the evolution of Master Tung’s research and teachings to his divers apprentices.
Note 2: As stated above, 11-17 ‘Finger Spine Three Needles’ is located along the
posterior midsagittal digit line of the middle finger. The posterior midsagittal digit line on
the middle finger may be viewed as an analogue of both the Du1 Mai4 (Governing
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thoracic vertebrae and therein lies the rationale for using 11-17 ‘Finger Spine Three
Needles’ to address disorders of the cervical and thoracic spine.
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Needles’, and 44-01 ‘Straight Spine Three Needles’ all address disorders of the vertebral
column, the channel tropism/channel entries and, therefore, the etiologies are quite
different. See Note 3 of the 44-01 ‘Straight Spine Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group for ar
discussion on channel tropism/channel entries for Dao3 Ma3 groups affecting the
vertebral column.
Note 3: With respect to the overall vertebral column: 11-17 ‘Finger Spine Three Needles’
is primarily used to treat the cervical and thoracic spines; 22-05 ‘Control the Spine Three
Needles’, along with 66-01 ‘Foot Control the Spine Three Needles’, is used for the
lumbar spine; 44-01 ‘Straight Spine Three Needles’ is used for abnormal spinal
curvatures.

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11-18 ‘Finger Earth Three Needles’


This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Zheng4 Tu3 Er4 (NA), Zheng4 Tu3 San1 (NA), and
Zheng4 Tu3 Yi1 (NA).
Point Location: These 3 points are located uniformly on the radial digit line of the 2nd
phalanx of the 4th digit.

Zheng4 Tu3 Er4 [NA ‘Correct Earth Two’] - This point is located at the midpoint of the
radial digit line on the dorsal surface of the middle phalanx of the ring finger. To
determine the midpoint of the radial digit line on the middle phalanx, bisect the distance
from the dorsal proximal interphalangeal skin crease to the dorsal distal interphalangeal
skin crease along the course of said line. J

Zheng4 Tu3 San1 [NA ‘Correct Earth Three’] - To locate this point, simply bisect the
distance from Zheng4 Tu3 Er4 [NA ‘Correct Earth Two’] to the dorsal distal
interphalangeal skin crease along the course of the radial digit line.

Zheng4 Tu3 Yi1 [NA ‘Correct Earth One’] - To locate this point, simply bisect the
distance from Zheng4 Tu3 Er4 [NA ‘Correct Earth Two’] to the dorsal proximal
interphalangeal skin crease along the course of the radial digit line.

Reaction Area: Spleen reaction area.

Indications: Abdominal pain, colorectal carcinoma (improvement in symptomatology,


not a radical cure), duodenitis, gastritis, vomiting, pancreatitis, allergic contact dermatitis,
dyspnea, asthma, and migraine headache.

Method of Manipulation: Insert a 5fen needle perpendicularly 1 ~ 2fen.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 11-18 ‘Finger Earth Three Needles’ with 33-10 ‘Hold
Three This’, 77-06 ‘Lateral Three Passes’, and 77-05 ‘Three Weights Three Needles’ to
treat colorectal carcinoma.
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Note: The above illustrative combination affords the patient an improvement in his/her
symptomatology; it is not intended to convey that this combination effects a radical cure.

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11-19 ‘Finger Three Weights’


This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Zhi3 San1 Zhong4 Er4 (ML11.14), Zhi3 San1 Zhong4 Yi1
(ML11.14), and Zhi3 San1 Zhong4 San1 (ML11.14).

Point Location: These 3 points are uniformly located on the ulnar digit line of the dorsal
surface of the 2nd phalanx on the 4th digit.

Zhi3 San1 Zhong4 Er4 [ML11.14 ‘Finger Three Weights Two’] - This point is located at
the midpoint of the ulnar digit line on the dorsal surface of the middle phalanx of the ring
finger. To determine the midpoint of the ulnar digit line on the middle phalanx, bisect the
distance from the dorsal proximal interphalangeal skin crease to the dorsal distal
interphalangeal skin crease along the course of the said line.

Zhi3 San1 Zhong4 Yi1 [ML11.14 ‘Finger Three Weights One’] - To locate this point,
simply bisect the distance from Zhi3 San1 Zhong4 Er4 [ML11.14 ‘Finger Three Weights
Two’] to the dorsal proximal interphalangeal skin crease along the course of the ulnar
digit line.

Zhi3 San1 Zhong4 San1 [ML11.14 ‘Finger Three Weights Three’] - To locate this point,
simply bisect the distance from Zhi3 San1 Zhong4 Er4 [ML11.14 ‘Finger Three Weights
Two’] to the dorsal distal interphalangeal skin crease along the course of the ulnar digit
line.
I Reaction Area: Liver and Kidney auxiliary reaction areas.

Indications: Breast carbuncles, breast tumors (unspecified mastoncus), mastoplasia,


thelial swelling, muscular atrophy, ‘Expels Wind’, peripheral facial paralysis, migraine
headache, occipital headache, and cervicalgia.

Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion 1 to 2fen, closely adjacent to the bone.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 11-19 ‘Finger Three Weights’ with 77-05 ‘Three
Weights Three Needles’ (leg) to address an acute migraine.

Note 1: The 11-19 ‘Finger Three Weights’ Dao3 Ma3 group is similar in function to the
77-05 ‘Three Weights Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group and clinically serves as an
excellent upper extremity adjunct for 77-05 ‘Three Weights Three Needles’.

Note 2: When combined with 77-12 ‘Lower Three Emperors’, 11-19 ‘Finger Three
Weights’ may be used to treat occipital headaches and cervicalgia.

Note 3: Combine 11-19 ‘Finger Three Weights’ with 77-05 ‘Three Weights Three
Needles’ and 88-04 ‘Thigh Three Springs’ to address peripheral facial paralysis (Bell’s).

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Idealized view: Right 4th digit - posterior surface 2nd phalanx.

Radial Ulnar

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11-20 ‘Finger Kidney Three Needles’


This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Zhi3 Shen4 Er4 (ML11.15), Zhi3 Shen4 Yi1 (ML11.15),
and Zhi3 Shen4 San1 (ML11.15).

Point Location: These 3 points are uniformly located on the ulnar digit line of the dorsal
surface of the 1st phalanx on the 4th digit.

Zhi3 Shen4 Er4 [ML11.15 ‘Finger Kidneys Two’] - This point is located at the midpoint
of the ulnar digit line on the dorsal surface of the proximal phalanx of the ring finger. To
determine the midpoint of the ulnar digit line on the proximal phalanx, bisect the distance
from the base of the web between the 4th and 5th digits to the dorsal proximal
interphalangeal skin crease along the course of the said line (make a loose fist to
accentuate the base of the web between the 4th and 5th digits).

Zhi3 Shen4 Yi1 [ML11.15 ‘Finger Kidneys One’] - To locate this point, simply bisect the
distance from Zhi3 Shen4 Er4 [ML11.15 ‘Finger Kidneys Two’] to the base of the web
between the 4th and 5th digits along the course of the ulnar digit line (make a loose fist to
accentuate the base of the web between the 4th and 5th digits).

Zhi3 Shen4 San1 [ML11.15 ‘Finger Kidneys Three’] - To locate this point, simply bisect
the distance from Zhi3 Shen4 Er4 [ML11.15 ‘Finger Kidneys Two’] to the dorsal proximal
interphalangeal skin crease along the course of the ulnar digit line.

Reaction Area: Liver auxiliary, Kidney auxiliary, and Heart reaction areas.

Indications: Cardiac asthma, thoracalgia, ‘Kidney Depletion’, ‘Heart Viscus Debilitation


Weak’ (cardiac debility), congestive heart failure, dorsalgia, and xerostomia.

Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion 1 to 2 fen, closely adjacent to the bone.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 11-20 ‘Finger Kidney Three Needles’ with 33-03
‘Heart Spirit Three Needles’ and 44-02 ‘Brachial Three Ancestors’ to address cardiac
asthma.

Note 1: The 11-20 ‘Finger Kidney Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group is similar in function
to the 88-01 ‘Passing Through the Kidney Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group and clinically
serves as an excellent upper extremity adjunct for 88-01 ‘Passing Through the Kidney
Three Needles’.

Note 2: 11-20 ‘Finger Kidney Three Needles’ addresses pain in the area between the
vertebral border of the scapula and the vertebral column (@ BL-43ÿ0).
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Note 3: Combine 11-20 ‘Finger Kidney Three Needles’ with 44-02 ‘Brachial Three
Ancestors’, 88-01 ‘Passing Through the Kidney Three Needles’, and 77-12 ‘Lower Three
Emperors to address congestive heart failure.

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Tu3 Shui3 Er4 (ML22.11), Tu3 Shui3 San1 (ML22.11), and Tu3 Shui3 Yi1 (ML22.11).
22-02 ‘Palm Three Passes’
Zhong1 Guan1, Gu3 Guan1, and Mu4 Guan1.
22-03 ‘Hand Release Three Needles’
Shou3 Jie3 Yi1, Shou3 Jie3 Er4, Shang4 Gao1.
22-04 ‘Peritoneum Three Needles’
Shou3 Jie3 Er4, Shang4 Gao1, and Xia4 Gao1.
22-05 ‘Control the Spine Three Needles’
Wan4 Shun4 San1, Wan4 Shun4 Yi1, and Wan4 Shun4 Er4.
22-06 ‘Control Three Needles’
Zhong4 Kui2, Ling2 Gu3, and Da4 Bai2.

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22-01 ‘Palm Knee Three Needles’


This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Tu3 Shui3 Er4 (ML22.11), Tu3 Shui3 San1 (ML22.11),
and Tu3 Shui3 Yi1 (ML22.11).

Point Location: These 3 points are located uniformly on the palm of the hand, along the
1st metacarpal bone on the border of the ‘red and white’ skin of the thenar eminence.
Tu3 Shui3 Er4 [ML22.11 ‘Earth Water Two’] - This point is located 1 anatomical inch
proximal to the depression found at the junction of the shaft and head of the 1st
metacarpal bone, on the border of the ‘red and white’ skin of the thenar eminence. An
alternative method of locating this point is to bisect the length of the 1st metacarpal bone
along the border of the ‘red and white’ skin of the thenar eminence. This point is one and
the same as LU-10WHO (Yu2 Ji4 ‘Fish Border’).

Tu3 Shui3 Yi1 [ML22.11 ‘Earth Water One’] - This point is found 5 fen distal to Tu3
Shui3 Er4 [ML22.11 ‘Earth Water Two’] on the border of the ‘red and white’ skin of the
thenar eminence.

Tu3 Shui3 San1 [ML22.11 ‘Earth Water Three’] - This point is found 5 fen proximal to
Tu3 Shui3 Er4 [ML22.11 ‘Earth Water Two’] on the border of the ‘red and white’ skin of
the thenar eminence.

Reaction Area: Spleen branch and Kidney branch reaction areas.

Indications: Swelling and pain of the skeletal system, periostitis, sciatica, lumbalgia, sore
achy knees, pain in the adductor muscles of the thighs, acute/chronic gastritis, chronic
gastric disturbances, epigastralgia, cough, asthma, dyspnea, and tonsillitis.

Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular (to the skin) insertion, parallel to the transverse
axis of the 1st metacarpal bone 5 fen to 1.5 cun. Needle into the thenar eminence, anterior
and perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the 1st metacarpal bone; the needle passes
through the abductor pollicis brevis muscle, the opponens pollicis muscle, and the flexor
pollicis brevis muscle.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 22-01 ‘Palm Knee Three Needles’ with 77-02 ‘Four
Flowers Three Needles’ and 22-06 ‘Control Three Needles’ to treat epigastric pain and
distention.

Note: When the 22-01 ‘Palm Knee Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group is used to treat sore,
achy knees, one should needle the group contralateral to the affected knee in accordance
with Master Tung’s ‘Right-Left-Superior-Inferior Balanced Needle’ technique. One
should also ‘let’ the affected region of the knee with a three edged needle.
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This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Zhong1 Guan1 (NA), Gu3 Guan1 (RT p.26), and Mu4
Guan1 (RT p.25).
Point Location: These 3 points are located uniformly at the base of the palm of the hand.

Zhong1 Guan1 [NA ‘Central Pass’] - This point is located 5 fen distal to the center of the
anterior distal transverse crease of the wrist. Measure 5 fen distally from a point located
on the distal transverse wrist crease between the tendons of the flexor carpi radialis
muscle (laterally) and the palmaris longus muscle (medially), i.e. 5fen distal to PC-7ÿ0.

Gu3 Guan1 [RT p.26 ‘Bone Pass’] - This point is located 5 fen radial to Zhong1 Guan1
[NA ‘Central Pass’].

Mu4 Guan1 [RT p.25 ‘Wood Pass’] - This point is located 5 fen ulnar to Zhong1 Guan1
[NA ‘Central Pass’].

Reaction Area: Kidney reaction area and Lung branch reaction area.

Indications: Sciatica, hemiplegia, pain due to lateral stenosis, osteophytes, resolves


hyperuricemic toxicity, food poisoning, drug poisoning, leg pain, systemic polyarthralgia,
calcaneodynia, Morton’s neuroma, sense of cardiac oppression, hysteralgia, and a sense
of ‘Intrauterine Heat’.

Method of Manipulation: Insert perpendicularly 3 to 5 fen or obliquely from proximal to


distal up to 1.5 cun.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 22-02 ‘Palm Three Passes’ with 77-09 ‘Leg Spine
Three Needles’ and 44-01 ‘Straight Spine Three Needles’ to treat painful scoliosis.

Note 1: Master Tung’s System of Acupuncture utilizes a ‘Right-Left-Superior-Inferior


Balanced Needle’ technique in the treatment of aches and pains. This technique makes
use of the interrelationship between homologous structures such that: the brachium
corresponds to the thigh; the antebrachium corresponds to the anatomic leg (that segment
of the inferior limb between the knee and the ankle); the foot corresponds to the hand;
and the palmar surface of the hand corresponds to the plantar surface of the foot. Ergo,
when employing this technique, one would choose 22-02 ‘Palm Three Passes’ of the
right hand to address calcaneal bone spurs of the left foot.

Note 2: When addressing calcaneal bone spurs, use 1-1.5 inch needles and, with the
patient in the prone position, insert the tips at a 45° angle toward the fingers. Place a
pillow under the shins and have the patient maximally plantar flex and dorsiflex the ankle
and toes for a period of 10 minutes. Follow this by needling the calcaneal ‘Ah-shi’ point,
BL-60WHO, and KI-3WHO and apply an electric current from an instrument such as the
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AWQ-104D Digital Electro Acupunctoscope at 4 Hz for 15 minutes. A variant of this


technique may also be used to treat Morton’s neuromas as follows: after step 1
(plantar/dorsiflexion) above, needle proximal and distal to the neuroma, attach AWQ-
104D Digital Electro Acupunctoscope leads to the needles, set the frequency to 1000 Hz
(in some patients 4 Hz works better), and apply the current (to patient comfort) for 15
minutes. The majority of the Morton’s neuromas encountered will be well on the way to
complete resolution within 6 treatments thus obviating the necessity for surgical
intervention.

Note 3: The palmar surface of the hand, from the fingers to the anterior distal transverse
wrist crease, is a hologram of the human infant. The 22-02 ‘Palm Three Passes’ Dao3
Ma3 group is located at the analog of the pelvis and perineum, which accounts for its use
in certain uterine disorders. Needle perpendicularly 3 to 5fen.

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22-03 ‘Hand Release Three Needles’


This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Shou3 Jie3 Yi1 (ML22.10), Shou3 Jie3 Er4 (NA), Shang4
Gao1 (NA).
Point Location: These 3 points are located uniformly on the palm of the hand between the
4th and 5th metacarpal bones.
Shou3 Jie3 Yi1 [ML22.10 ‘Hand Release One’] - This point is located by instructing the
patient to make a fist with the palm supinated. The point is found where the tip of the 5th
digit touches the palm of the hand between the 4th and 5th metacarpal bones. In general,
this will be on the distal transverse palmar crease 1 cun proximal to the anterior
metacarpophalangeal skin crease. The point is located at HT-81ÿ0.

Shou3 Jie3 Er4 [NA ‘Hand Release Two’] - This point is located 5 fen proximal to Shou3
Jie3 Yi1 [ML22.10] between the 4th and 5th metacarpal bones.
Shang4 Gao1 [NA ‘Upper Height’] - This point is located 5fen proximal to Shou3 Jie3 Er4
[NA], i.e. 1 cun proximal to Shou3 Jie3 Yi4 [ML22.10] between the 4th and 5th metacarpal
bones.

Reaction Area: Five Viscera Sensory Afferent (GVA?) reaction areas.

Indications: Needle sickness (faintness from needling), post-needling paresthesiae, pain


at any site needled, sharp/piercing pain due to disordered/deranged Qi and Blood,
sciatica, lumbalgia, trigeminal neuralgia, pantalgia, post-surgical pain at the site of the
incision, pain associated with acute gastroenteritis, tooth extractions, uterine surgery,
resolves food poisoning, drug poisoning, gallbladder disease, cholelithiasis, cholecystitis,
Bell’s palsy, Ramsey-Hunt syndrome (herpes zoster oticus), and virtually any
neuroparalysis.

Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion from 2fen to 8fen.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 22-03 ‘Hand Release Three Needles’ with 77-14
‘Beside Three Miles Three Needles’, 77-05 ‘Three Weights Three Needles’, and 88-05
‘Thigh Nine Miles Three Needles’ to treat trigeminal neuralgia.

Note: The 22-03 ‘Hand Release Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group is excellent for those
patients who feel ‘out of sorts’ after acupuncture. In many cases, one need only press
these points with the fingernail to see a positive change in said patients.
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22-04 ‘Peritoneum Three Needles’


This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Shou3 Jie3 Er4 (NA), Shang4 Gao1 (NA), and Xia4 Gao1
(NA). This Dao3 Ma3 group has also been referred to as ‘Increase Height Three Needles’.

Point Location: These 3 points are located uniformly on the palm of the hand between the
4th and 5th metacarpal bones.
Shou3 Jie3 Er4 [NA ‘Hand Release Two’] - This point is located on the palm of the hand
between the 4th and 5th metacarpal bones 5 fen proximal to Ht-8WH°. Ht-Sÿ10 is found by
instructing the patient to make a loose fist; the point is located where the distal tip of the
5th digit touches the palm of the hand. Incidentally, Ht-8WH0 is the same point as Shou3
Jie3 (Yi1) [ML22.10 ‘Hand Release (One)’] of the 22-03 ‘Hand Release Three Needles’
Dao3 Ma3 group.
Shang4 Gao1 [NA ‘Upper Height’] - This point is located on the palm of the hand
between the 4th and 5“ metacarpal bones, 5 fen proximal to Shou3 Jie3 Er4 [NA ‘Hand
Release Two’].

Xia4 Gao1 [NA ‘Lower Height’] - This point is located on the palm of the hand between
the 4th and 5th metacarpal bones, 1 cun proximal to Shou3 Jie3 Er4 [NA ‘Hand Release
Two’], i.e. 5fen proximal to Shang4 Gao1 [NA ‘Upper Height’].

Reaction Area: Kidney and brain reaction areas.

Indications: Peritonitis, pleurisy, appendicitis, oophoritis, acute or chronic enteritis, and


to increase physical height (works best in children under 12 YOA).

Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion from 2fen to 8fen.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 22-04 ‘Peritoneum Three Needles’ with 77-02 ‘Four
Flowers Three Needles’ to treat appendicitis.

Note 1: This Dao3 Ma3 group is fairly effective in treating peritonitis.

Note 2: This Dao3 Ma3 group can stimulate the neuroendocrine system ultimately to
invigorate the growth and height of the individual. It only works, of course, prior to
complete closure of the epiphysial growth plates.

Note 3: This Dao3 Ma3 group may be used to address post acupuncture paresthesiae and
for pain at any insertion sites.

Note 4: To increase a patient’s height, in addition to this Dao3 Ma3 group, one should also
include Zheng4 Hui4 [ML1010.01 ‘Upright Meeting’], Zhen4 Jing4 [ML1010.08 ‘Settle
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This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Wan4 Shun4 Yi1 (ML22.08), Wan4 Shun4 Er4 (NA), and
Wan4 Shun4 San1 (ML22.09). This group has also been referred to as ‘Wrist Normal Flow
Three Needles’.

Point Location: These 3 points are located uniformly on the ulnar border of the hand
along the anterior surface of the 5th metacarpal bone at the junction of the palmar and
dorsal (‘red and white’) skin.

Wan4 Shun4 Yi1 [NA ‘Wrist Normal Flow One’] - This point is located 1.5 cun distal to
the anterior distal transverse wrist crease, anterior to the 5th metacarpal bone at the
junction of the palmar and dorsal (‘red and white’) skin; the point lies 1.5 cun proximal to
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Wan4 Shun4 Er4 [NA ‘Wrist Normal Flow Two’] - This point is located 2.5 cun distal to
the anterior distal transverse wrist crease, anterior to the 5th metacarpal bone at the
junction of the palmar and dorsal (‘red and white’) skin; the point lies 5 fen proximal to
SI-3

Wan4 Shun4 San1 [NA ‘Wrist Normal Flow Three’] - This point is located 3.5 cun distal
to the anterior distal transverse wrist crease, anterior to the 5th metacarpal bone at the
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Reaction Area: Kidney branch reaction area.

Indications: ‘Kidney-Depletion’ headache and ‘Flowery Vision’ (i.e. seeing ‘stars’, much
like that which precedes a syncopal event), sciatica, nephritis, pyelonephritis, cystitis,
lumbalgia, osteoid osteoma in the extremities, dorsalgia, lower extremity pain,
coccygodynia, osteophytes, tinnitus aurium, deafness, cervical spondylophytes, and
spondylosis deformans.

Method of Manipulation: Insert perpendicularly, 5 fen to 1.5 cun keeping the shaft of the
needles in proximity to the anterior surface of the 5th metacarpal bone.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 22-05 ‘Control the Spine Three Needles’ with 66-01
‘Foot Control the Spine Three Needles’, 44-01 ‘Straight Spine Three Needles’, and 77-09
‘Leg Spine Three Needles’ to treat spondylosis deformans of the lumbar spine.

Note 1: There has been a shift in perspective on the number, the sequence, and the
needling of these points since Dr. Tung wrote his text. Initially, only two points were
described, namely: Wan4 Shun4 Yi1 [‘Wrist Normal Flow One’] and Wan4 Shun4 Er4
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the illustration below, was originally called Wan4 Shun4 Er4 and Wan4 Shun4 Er4, in the
illustration below, was originally called Wan4 Shun4 Yi1. The prohibition against
needling both points simultaneously has been superseded by the Dao3 Ma3 technique.

Note 2: When addressing disorders of the vertebral column, 22-05 ‘Control the Spine

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Note 3: 22-05 ‘Control the Spine Three Needles’ and 11-17 ‘Finger Spine Three Needles’
can both be utilized to address disorders of the vertebral column and paraspinal soft
tissues. A simple method to order the clinical application is as follows: Fei4 Xin1 Yi1
r [ML11.11 ‘Lung Heart One’] and Wan4 Shun4 Yi1 [NA ‘Wrist Normal Flow One’] both
. address disorders in the lumbar region. Fei4 Xin1 Er2 [NA ‘Lung Heart Two’] and Wan4
Shun4 Er4 [NA ‘Wrist Normal Flow Two’] both address disorders in the thoracic region
while Fei4 Xin1 San1 [ML11.11 ‘Lung Heart Three’] and Wan4 Shun4 San1 [NA ‘Wrist
Normal How Three’] address disorders in the cervical region.

Note 5: The channel tropism/channel entries for the primary Dao3 Ma3 groups affecting
the vertebral column are: 11-17 ‘Finger Spine Three Needles’ - the Heart, 22-05 ‘Control
the Spine Three Needles’ - the Kidney, and 44-01 ‘Straight Spine Three Needles’ - the
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22-06 ‘Control Three Needles’


This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Zhong4 Kui2 (NA), Ling2 Gu3 (ML22.05/RT p.14), and
Da4 Bai2 (ML22.04).
Point Location: These 3 points are located uniformly on the dorsum of the hand in
proximity to the 2nd metacarpal bone.

Zhong4 Kui2 [NA ‘Important Chief] - This point is located in the depression at the
junction of the shaft and head of the second metacarpal bone. Commencing at the base of
the second metacarpal in the first dorsal interosseous space, slide distally along the radial
shaft of the second metacarpal until one encounters the junction of the shaft and the head
of this metacarpal. This point is in the same location as described by O’Connor and
Bensky for LI-3'VH0. 1

Ling2 Gu3 [ML22.05/RT p.14 ‘Spirit Bone’] - This point is located on the dorsum of the
hand, in an area known as the ‘Hu3 Kou3’, i.e. the region between the first and second
metacarpal bones. The point is found at the articulation of the bases of the first and
second metacarpal bones proximal to LI-4who. When needling this point, one must locate
and protect the radial artery where it pierces the first dorsal interosseous muscle.

Da4 Bai2 [ML22.04/RT p.16 ‘Great White’] - This point may be found by first locating
Ling2 Gu3 [ML22.05/RT p.14 ‘Spirit Bone’] and Zhong4 Kui2 [NA ‘Important Chief],
Bisect the distance between these two points to locate Da4 Bai2 [ML22.04/RT p.16 ‘Great
White’]. This point is located at LI-4 °.
Reaction Area: Liver branch, Heart, and Kidney reaction areas.

Indications: Pulmonary emphysema, pulmonary edema, dorsalgia, hemiplegia, irregular


menstruation, dysmenorrhea, acute pneumonia, sciatica, lumbalgia, pediatric asthma,
high fever, headache, pain in the nasal region, laryngitis, and trigeminal neuralgia.
Should also be considered in all chronic, unusual, and/or diseases induced by ‘Qi
Stagnation’.

Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion from 5 fen to 1.5 cun. Contraindicated


in pregnancy.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 22-06 ‘Control Three Needles’ with 11-10 ‘Heart
Normal Three Needles’ and 88-03 ‘Thigh Team of Four Horses’ to treat pulmonary
edema. •J

Note 1: Ling2 Gu3 [ML22.05/RT p.14 ‘Spirit Bone’] is one of the most important points
in Master Tung’s System of Acupuncture. Ling2 Gu3 [ML22.05/RT p.14 ‘Spirit Bone’] is
thus the principal point in the 22-06 ‘Control Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group, while the
others play a support role. Applying the Dao3 Ma3 technique at this group is to open the
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San1 Jiao1 and treat pathological changes occurring throughout the entire body. This
group has the effect of ‘Freeing Qi’ and easing ‘Qi Stagnation’; it is regarded as the most
important Dao3 Ma3 group for Freeing Qi’.

Note 2: There is considerable disagreement among the various authors with respect to the
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‘Important Chief’]. There is, however, a general accord for the location of Ling2 Gu3
[ML22.05/RT p.14 ‘Spirit Bone’]. Disagreement among the various Taiwanese authors is
not uncommon and may merely reflect the evolution of Master Tung’s research and
teachings to his divers apprentices.

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Shang4 Si4 Bai2, Zhong1 Si4 Bai2, and Xia4 Si4 Bai2.
33-02 ‘Heart Three Needles’
PC-7™0, PC-5™°, and PC-4WHO
33-03 ‘Heart Spirit Three Needles’
Xin1 Ling2 Yi1, Xin1 Ling2 Er4, and Xin1 Ling2 San1.
33-04 ‘Anterior Antebrachial Scholar Three Needles’
Ren2 Shi4, Di4 Shi4, and Tian1 Shi4.
33-05 ‘Hold Liver Spirit Three Needles’
Gan1 Ling2 Yi1, Gan1 Ling2 Er4, and Gan1 Ling2 San1.
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Yao1 Ling2 Er4, Yao1 Ling2 San1, and Yao1 Ling2 Yi1.
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(— LI-5™0, LI-7™0, and LI-11™0
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Shang4 Zhong1 Guan1, Rao2 Guan1, and Chi3 Guan1.
33-09 ‘Posterior Antebrachial Scholar Three Needles’
n Shang4 Shi4, Zhong1 Shi4, and Xia4 Shi4.
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Qi2 Men2, Qi2 Jiao3, and Qi2 Zheng4.
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Chang2 Men2, Gan1 Men2, and Xin1 Men2.
33-13 ‘Bowel Division Three Needles’
Fu3 Ge2 Er4, Fu3 Ge2 Yi1, and Fu3 Ge2 San1.
33-14 ‘Hold Three Gold Three Needles’
Shou3 Wu3 Jin1, Shou3 Qian1 Jin1, Shou3 Wan4 Jin1.
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This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Shang4 Si4 Bai2 (NA), Zhong1 Si4 Bai2 (NA), and Xia4
Si4 Bai2 (NA).
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Shang4 Si4 Bai2 [NA ‘Upper Four Whites’] - This point is located 3 cun proximal to the
anterior distal transverse wrist crease, on an imaginary line which extends proximally
from the sulcus formed between the 2nd and 3rd digits (i.e. the index and middle fingers)
when the fingers are adducted.

Zhong1 Si4 Bai2 [NA ‘Central Four Whites’] - This point is located where the imaginary
line described above crosses the anterior distal transverse wrist crease, i.e. 3 cun distal to
Shang4 Si4 Bai2 [NA ‘Upper Four Whites’]. This point is located approximately 2 to 3fen
ulnar to LU-9 WH°.

Xia4 Si4 Bai2 [NA ‘Lower Four Whites’] - This point is located on the palm of the hand
on the aforementioned imaginary line 3 cun distal to Zhong1 Si4 Bai2 [NA ‘Central Four
Whites’].

Reaction Area: Lung branch, Kidney accessory, and Six Bowels reaction areas.

Indications: Rectal prolapse, hemorrhoids, urinary incontinence, frequent urination, and


palpitations.

Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular or oblique insertion 5fen to 1 cun.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 33-01 ‘Antebrachial Four Whites Three Needles’ with
77-12 ‘Lower Three Emperors’, and 88-01 ‘Passing Through the Kidney Three Needles’
to treat urinary incontinence.

Note 1: The De2 Qi4 sensation (aching, tingling, or distention) should extend distally to
the fingers and proximally to the elbow. Because Xia4 Si4 Bai2 [NA ‘Lower Four
Whites’] is located on the palm, needling it tends to be more painful than the other two
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This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises PC-7™10, PC-5WH0, and PC-4™10

Point Location: These three points are located along the anterior aspect of the
antebrachium, between the tendons of the flexor carpi radialis (lateral) and palmaris
longus (medial) muscles, on the Hand Jue2 Yin1 Pericardium Channel.

PC-7WHO [Da4 Ling2 ‘Great Mound’] - This point is located on the anterior distal
transverse wrist crease between the tendons of the flexor carpi radialis (lateral) and
palmaris longus (medial) muscles.

PC-5™10 [Jian1 Shi3 ‘Intermediary Courier’] - This point is located 3 cun proximal to the
anterior distal transverse wrist crease between the tendons of the flexor carpi radialis
(lateral) and palmaris longus (medial) muscles.

PC-4™10 [Xi4 Men2 ‘Cleft Gate’] - This point is located 5 cun proximal to the anterior
distal transverse wrist crease between the tendons of the flexor carpi radialis (lateral) and
palmaris longus (medial) muscles.

Reaction Area: Heart accessory and Pericardium organ reaction areas.

Indications: Mental illness, vexation, cardiodynia, insomnia, anxiety, depression, sense of


terror, alarm, and panic, hematemesis, CVA induced aphonia or dysphasia, palpitations,
dysmenorrhea, angina pectoris, tachycardia, axillary lymphadenitis, elbow pain, and
carpal tunnel syndrome.

Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion 3fen to 1 cun.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 33-02 ‘Heart Three Needles’ with 11-10 ‘Heart

Normal Three Needles’, 33-03 ‘Heart Spirit Three Needles’, and 88-02 ‘Thigh Three
Thoroughfares’ to treat angina pectoris.

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This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Xin1 Ling2 Yi1 (NA), Xin1 Ling2 Er4 (NA), and Xin1
Ling2 San1 (NA).
Point Location: These 3 points are located uniformly on the anterior surface of the
antebrachium, in the interosseous space between the ulna and radius bones, on the Hand
Jue2 Yin1 Pericardium Channel.
Xin1 Ling2 Yi1 [NA ‘Heart Spirit One’] - This point is located 1.5 cun proximal to the
anterior distal transverse wrist crease, in the interosseous space between the ulna and
radius bones. This point is located 5fen distal to PC-bÿ10.

Xin1 Ling2 Er4 [NA ‘Heart Spirit Two’] - This point is located 2.5 cun proximal to the
anterior distal transverse wrist crease, in the interosseous space between the ulna and
radius bones. This point is located 5fen proximal to PC-6ÿ0.

Xin1 Ling2 San1 [NA ‘Heart Spirit Three’] - This point is located 3.5 cun proximal to the
anterior distal transverse wrist crease, in the interosseous space between the ulna and
radius bones. This point is located 1.5 cun proximal to PC-6W .

Reaction Area: Heart organ branch reaction area.

Indications: Endocarditis, angina pectoris, arrhythmias, cardiomegaly, myocardial


infarction, coronary heart disease, sense of stuffiness or oppression in the chest,
thoracalgia, epigastralgia, thigh pain, giddiness/faintness/lightheadedness, frontal
headache, vertigo, hand/foot paralysis, and induces anesthesia for use in surgery on the
neck region.

Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion 5 fen to 1.5 cun (see notes below), one
may penetrate through to dorsum of the antebrachium.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 33-03 ‘Heart Spirit Three Needles’ with 44-02
‘Brachial Three Ancestors’, 88-02 ‘Thigh Three Thoroughfares’, and 33-12 ‘Hold Three
Doors’ to treat coronary heart disease.

Note 1: Oblique insertion 2 cun with the needles angled at 15° from distal to proximal
(inferior to superior) to treat cardiac disorders. Oblique insertion 1.5 cun with the needles
angled at 30° from distal to proximal (inferior to superior) to treat disorders of the thorax
and head. Oblique insertion with the needles angled at 45° from proximal to distal
(superior to inferior) to treat disorders of the hands and/or feet.
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affected area of the head, and then insert a 4 cun needle from distal to proximal (inferior
to superior) to connect the three points of this group.

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Note 3: Combine 11-06 ‘Spleen Swelling Three Needles’ with 33-03 ‘Heart Spirit Three
Needles’ to augment the efficacy in treating cardiac disorders.

Note 4: The subtlety of Master Tung’s Dao3 Ma3 technique is readily exemplified by the
33-03 ‘Heart Spirit Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group: the depth of penetration, the angle
of penetration, and the direction of penetration all profoundly impact the therapeutic
effect on the patient.

Note 5: 11-15 ‘Gynecology Three Needles’, 33-03 ‘Heart Spirit Three Needles’, 77-12
‘Lower Three Emperors’, and 88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’ may be used as a collective to
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This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Ren2 Shi4 (NA), Di4 Shi4 (NA), and Tian1 Shi4 (NA).

Point Location: These 3 points are located uniformly along the anterior surface of the
antebrachium on a line connecting LU-9WH0 with LU-5WH0. Drs. Hu and Lai, however,
locate these points on a line connecting PC-7 WH0 with PC-3 WH0 and 4, 7, and 10 cun 1
proximal to PC-7 WH0 respectively.

Ren2 Shi4 [NA ‘Human Scholar’] - This point is located 3 cun (4 cun Yang & Lee)
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Di4 Shi4 [NA ‘Earth Scholar’] - This point is located 3 cun proximal to Ren2 Shi4 [NA
‘Human Scholar’] on the line connecting LU-9WH0 and LU-5'VHO, i.e. 6 cun proximal to
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Tian1 Shi4 [NA ‘Heaven Scholar’] - This point is located 3 cun proximal to Di4 Shi4 [NA
‘Earth Scholar’], i.e. 9 cun proximal to LU-9WH0 on the line connecting LU-9WHO and
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Reaction Area: Heart branch and Lung reaction areas.

Indications: Asthma, dyspnea, dorsalgia, thoracalgia, palpitations, headache, rhinitis,


viral URI, bronchitis, and sense of fullness or distention in the chest.

Method of Manipulation: 15° oblique insertion from radial to ulnar 5 fen to 1.5 cun or
perpendicularly 5 fen to 1.5 cun. Needle contralateral to the side of involvement. If the
disturbance is located in the midline or is bilateral, one must needle bilaterally. Use
shallow insertion to address pulmonary disorders and deep insertion to address cardiac
disorders.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 33-04 ‘Anterior Antebrachial Scholar Three Needles’


with 88-03 ‘Thigh Team of Four Horses’, and 1010-01 ‘Head Three Needles’ to treat
rhinitis.

Note 1: Master Tung’s System of Acupuncture was originally known as ‘Regular


Channels - Extraordinary Points’. The essence of this name is meant to convey that many
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channels but are different, however, from those traditionally located on these 14 named
channels. Because 33-04 ‘Anterior Antebrachial Scholar Three Needles’ is located on the
Hand Tai4 Yin1 Lung Channel (by most authors), it is not surprising that this Dao3 Ma3
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of viral URL

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This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Gan1 Ling2 Yi1 (NA), Gan1 Ling2 Er4 (NA), and Gan1
Ling2 San1 (NA).
Point Location: These 3 points are located uniformly on the anterior surface of the :
antebrachium on a line drawn proximally from the center of the base of the proximal
phalanx of the 4th digit (ring linger) to a point midway between HT-3™10 and PC-3™10.
The fingers should be adducted when constructing the aforementioned line.

Gan1 Ling2 Yi1 [NA ‘Liver Spirit One’] - This point is located 3 cun proximal to the
anterior distal transverse wrist crease on the line drawn proximally from the base of the
proximal phalanx of the 4th digit (ring finger) to a point midway between HT-3who and
PC-3™10 (fingers adducted).
Gan1 Ling2 Er4 [NA ‘Liver Spirit Two’] - This point is located 3 cun proximal to Gan1
Ling2 Yi1 [NA ‘Liver Spirit One’] on the line drawn proximally from the base of the
proximal phalanx of the 4th digit (ring finger) to a point midway between HT-3WHO and
PC-3'WHO (fingers adducted).
Gan1 Ling2 San1 [NA] ] - This point is located 6 cun proximal to Gan1 Ling2 Yi1 [NA
‘Liver Spirit One’], i.e. 3 cun proximal to Gan1 Ling2 Er4 [NA ‘Liver Spirit Two’], on the
line drawn proximally from the base of the proximal phalanx of the 4th digit (ring finger)
to a point midway between HT-3WHO and PC-3WHO (fingers adducted).

Reaction Area: Liver and Kidney reaction areas.

Indications: Liver disorders in general, hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, periostitis of the vertebral
column, sciatica, bilateral pain in the hypochondria, leukemia, leukocytosis, leukopenia,
splenomegaly, hemiplegia, sore low back, and ‘Sinew’ and bone pain.

Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion 5fen to 1.5 cun. Oblique insertion from
distal to proximal (inferior to superior) 2 cun.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 33-05 ‘Hold Liver Spirit Three Needles’ with 88-07
‘Upper Three Yellow’, 11-05 ‘Finger Liver Three Needles’, and 77-14 ‘Beside Three
Miles Three Needles’ to treat pain in the hypochondria.

Note 1: 33-05 ‘Hold Liver Spirit Three Needles’ lies on a line which extends from the
median longitudinal axis of the 4th digit (ring finger) to the intersection of the bicipital
aponeurosis and the anterior cubital crease of the cubital fossa. The 4th digit (ring finger)
is ascribed to the Liver in Master Tung’s System of Palmar Diagnosis; disorders of the
Liver may be diagnosed on the 4th digit and on the palm immediately proximal to the 1st
phalanx of the 4th digit (ring finger).

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Note 2: The channel tropism/channel entry of 33-04 ‘Anterior Antebrachial Scholar


Three Needles’ is the Lung. 33-03 ‘Heart Spirit Three Needles’, Yao1 Ling2 Er4 [NA
‘Lumbar Spirit Two’] of the 33-06 ‘Hold Lumbar Spirit Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group,
and Huo3 Sheng4 [NA ‘Fire Sacred’] are all located on the same line and have a channel
tropism/channel entry of the Heart. The channel tropism/channel entry for 33-05 ‘Hold
Liver Spirit Three Needles’ is the Liver and Spleen. This illustrates a radial to ulnar
‘projection’ of the bowels and viscera of the human body onto the volar surface of the
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33-06 ‘Hold Lumbar Spirit Three Needles’


This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Yao1 Ling2 Er4 (NA), Yao1 Ling2 San1 (NA), and Yao1
Ling2 Yi1 (NA).
Point Location: These 3 points are located uniformly on the anterior surface of the
antebrachium.

Yao1 Ling2 Er4 [NA ‘Lumbar Spirit Two’] - This point is located 4.5 cun proximal to the
anterior distal transverse crease of the wrist, in the interosseous space between the ulna
and radius bones, on the Hand Jue2 Yin1 Pericardium Channel, i.e. 4.5 cun proximal to
PC-7ÿ10 on a line connecting PC-7WH0 with PC-3who.

Yao1 Ling2 San1 [NA ‘Lumbar Spirit Three’] - This point is located 5 fen radial to Yao1
Ling2 Er4 [NA ‘Lumbar Spirit Two’].
Yao1 Ling2 Yi1 [NA ‘Lumbar Spirit One’] - This point is located 5 fen ulnar to Yao1
Ling2 Er4 [NA ‘Lumbar Spirit Two’].
Reaction Area: Kidney reaction area.

Indications: Acute or chronic pyelonephritis, sore-achy low back, hemorrhoids, and


habitual constipation.

Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion 2 - 3fen.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 33-06 ‘Hold Lumbar Spirit Three Needles’ with 22-
OS ‘Control the Spine Three Needles’ and 77-08 ‘Straight Brain Three Needles’ to treat
sore-achy low back.

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used ‘Three Transverse Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 technique. The most commonly used of the
Master Tung’s Dao3 Ma3 techniques is the ‘Three Continuous Needles’ Dao3 Ma3
technique.

Note 2: Combine 22-05 ‘Control the Spine Three Needles’ with 33-06 ‘Hold Lumbar
Spirit Three Needles’ to treat the lumbar spine.

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This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises LI-5ÿ0, LI-7WHO, and LI-11WHO
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LI-5wh0 [Yang2 Xi1 ‘Yang Ravine’] - This point is located in the center of the
‘anatomical snuffbox’, i.e. the hollow seen on the radial aspect of the wrist when the
thumb is fully extended; it is bounded by the tendon of the extensor pollicis longus
posteriorly and the tendons of the extensor pollicis brevis and abductor pollicis longus
anteriorly.

L17WHO [Weni Liu4 ‘Warm Dwelling’] - This point is located 5 cun proximal to LI-5WHO
on a line connecting LI-5WHO with LI-11WHO

LI-11 WHO [Qu1 Chi2 ‘Yang Marsh’] - This point is located midway between the
dorsolateral margin of the transverse cubital crease and the lateral epicondyle of the
humerus; place the patient’s palm over the epigastrium when locating this point.

Reaction Area: Six Bowels reaction areas.

Indications: Dementia, infantile convulsions (‘Fright Wind’), chills due to malaria,


headache, pterygium, tinnitus aurium, laryngitis, sore throat, pain on deglutition, _j
schizophrenia, facial paralysis, enteritis, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.

Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion 3fen to 2 cun.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 33-07 ‘Large Intestine Three Needles’ with 88-07
‘Upper Three Yellow’, 77-02 ‘Four Flowers Three Needles’, and 77-14 ‘Beside Three
Miles Three Needles’ to treat diarrhea.

Note 1: This Dao3 Ma3 group is particularly useful in addressing disorders of the large
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33-08 ‘Wrist Three Needles’


This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Shang4 Zhong1 Guan1 (NA), Rao2 Guan1 (NA), and Chi3
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Point Location: These 3 points are located uniformly on the dorsum of the antebrachium !
1 cun proximal to the dorsal distal transverse wrist crease.

Shang4 Zhong1 Guan1 [NA ‘Upper Central Pass’] - This point is located on the dorsum of
the antebrachium 1 cun proximal to the dorsal distal transverse wrist crease in the
interosseous space between the ulna and radius bones. The point is found 1 cun distal to
TB-5

Rao2 Guan1 [NA ‘Radial Pass’] - This point is located 1 cun radial to Shang4 Zhong1
Guan1 [NA ‘Upper Central Pass’].
Chi3 Guan1 [NA ‘Ulnar Pass’] - This point is located 1 cun ulnar to Shang4 Zhong1
Guan1 [NA ‘Upper Central Pass’].
Reaction Area: Brain and Six Bowels reaction areas.
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Indications: Arthritis of the wrist, wrist-drop, inability to extend the fingers, paralysis of
the upper extremity, headache, cervicalgia, polyarthritis, neuritis, and dysphasia.

Method of Manipulation: All three points are needled subcutaneously from distal to
proximal for a length of 3 ~ 4 cun. Care should be taken to ensure that the needles are not
forced when inserting to this length.
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Miles Three Needles’, 1010-02 ‘Head Three Meetings’, and 44-03 ‘Shoulder Center
Vertical Three Needles’ to address paralysis of the upper extremity.

Note 1: The 33-08 ‘Wrist Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group is an example of the ‘Three
Transverse Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 technique.

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Point Location: These 3 points are located uniformly on the dorsum of the antebrachium,
immediately radial to the ulna bone, between the tendons of the extensor carpi ulnaris
muscle (ulnar) and the extensor digit! minimi muscle (radial). One can readily locate the —i
extensor digit! minimi muscle by extending and flexing the 5th digit; needle immediately
ulnar to this muscle.

Shang4 Shi4 [NA ‘Upper Scholar’] - This point is located on the dorsum of the
antebrachium 1 cun proximal to the level of SI-6ÿ°. It lies immediately radial to the
ulna bone between the tendons of the extensor carpi ulnaris muscle (ulnar) and the
extensor digit! minimi muscle (radial).

Zhong1 Shi4 [NA ‘Middle Scholar’] - This point is located on the dorsum of the
antebrachium 2 cun proximal to Shang4 Shi4 [NA ‘Upper Scholar’]. It lies immediately
radial to the ulna bone between the tendons of the extensor carpi ulnaris muscle (ulnar)
and the extensor digit! minimi muscle (radial).

Xia4 Shi4 [NA ‘Lower Scholar’] - This point is located on the dorsum of the
antebrachium 2 cun proximal to Zhong1 Shi4 [NA ‘Middle Scholar’], i.e. 4 cun proximal
to Shang4 Shi4 [NA ‘Upper Scholar’]. It lies immediately radial to the ulna bone between
the tendons of the extensor carpi ulnaris muscle (ulnar) and the extensor digit! minimi
muscle (radial).

Reaction Area: Heart and Kidney reaction areas.

Indications: Sciatica, lumbalgia, dorsalgia, thoracalgia, scapulobrachial pain, and


hand/finger paresthesiae.

Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion 1 to 1.5 cun. Oblique insertion from


ulnar to radial 1.5 cun to treat thoracalgia, lumbalgia, and scapulobrachial pain.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 33-09 ‘Posterior Antebrachial Scholar Three Needles’


with 88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’ and 77-12 ‘Lower Three Emperors’ for paresthesiae of
the 4th and 5th digits on the hand.

Note 1: In terms of holographic projections onto the antebrachium, the anterior


corresponds to chest and abdomen and the posterior surface corresponds to the back and
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Note 2: 33-09 ‘Posterior Antebrachial Scholar Three Needles’ can ‘Open’ or ‘Free’ the
cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and the sacral regions of the vertebral column as well as the
paraspinal soft tissues along the course of the Du1 Mai4 (GV™110 ‘Governing Vessel’).

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33-10 ‘Hold Three This’


This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Qi2 Men2 (ML33.01), Qi2 Jiao3 (ML33.02), and Qi2
Zheng4 (ML33.03).
Point Location: These 3 points are located uniformly on the Hand Yang2 Ming2 Large
Intestine Channel, of the posterior surface of the antebrachium, on a line connecting
LI-5wh0 and LI-11 WH0. Dr. Hu locates this Dao3 Ma3 group on the Hand Shao4 Yang
Triple Burner Channel.

Qi2 Men2 [ML33.01 ‘This Door’] - This point is found with the patient in the supine
position and the palm resting comfortably on the chest. The point is located 2 cun
proximal to the center of the anatomical snuff box on a line connecting LI-5ÿ0 with
LI-11 WH0. Dr. Hu’s alternate location places this point on the Hand Shao4 Yang2 Triple
Burner Channel 2 cun proximal to TB-4WHO, i.e. one and the same as TB-5WH0.
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Qi2 Jiao3 [ML33.02 ‘This Comer’] - This point is located 2 cwn proximal to Qi2 Men2
[33.01 ‘This Door’] on a line connecting LI-5WH0 and LI-11 °. Dr. Hu’s alternate
location places point on the Hand Shao4 Yang2 Triple Burner Channel 4 cun proximal to
TB-4W , i.e. one and the same as TB-S*™0.
Qi2 Zheng4 [ML33.03 ‘This Upright’] - This point is located 2 cun proximal to Qi2 Jiao3
[ML33.02 ‘This Comer’], i.e. 4 cun proximal to Qi2 Men2 [ML33.01 ‘This Door’] on a
line connecting LI-5WH0 and LI-11 °. Dr. Hu’s alternate location places point on the
Hand Shao4 Yang2 Triple Burner Channel 6 cun proximal to TB-4wfio, i.e. one and the
same as M-UE-36.

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Indications: Hemorrhoidal pain, hemorrhoidal bleeding, diarrhea, constipation, metritis,


oophoritis, irregular menstruation, red-white vaginal discharge, leukorrhea, rectal
prolapse, colorectal carcinoma (improvement in symptomatology, not a radical cure),
syphilis, strangury, peritonitis, fibroleiomyoma (uterine fibroid), cervical dysplasia,
urethritis, frequent urination, and cystitis. J

Method of Manipulation: Dr. Li suggests subcutaneously needling these points at a 15°


angle from radial to ulnar up to 1.5 cun in depth. Drs. Yang, Lee, Hu, and Lai all suggest
subcutaneously needling these points at a 15° angle from radial to ulnar 2 to 5 fen in
depth.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 33-10 ‘Hold Three This’ with 33-06 ‘Hold Lumbar
Spirit Three Needles’, 88-03 ‘Thigh Team of Four Horses’, and 44-03 ‘Shoulder Center
Vertical Three Needles’ to treat habitual constipation.

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Note 1: This region of the antebrachium is ascribed to the lower Jiao1 in Master Tung’s
System of Holographic Surface Projections of the ‘Bowels and Viscera’. Ergo, the 33-10
‘Hold Three This’ Dao3 Ma3 group is indicated in gynecological, urethral, and urinary
bladder disturbances.

Note 2: Combine 11-18 ‘Finger Earth Three Needles’ with 33-10 ‘Hold Three This’,
77-06 ‘Lateral Three Passes’, and 77-05 ‘Three Weights Three Needles’ to treat
colorectal carcinoma (improvement in symptomatology, not a radical cure).

Note 3: Dr. Hu records two locations for each of the constituent points of this Dao3 Ma3
group. The first location agrees with the ‘conventional’ Tung location; the second
location is his own ‘alternate’ location, which he includes without explanation.

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33-11 ‘Hold Three Fires’


ThisDao3 Ma3 group comprises Huo3 Chuan4 (ML33.04), Huo3 Ling2 (ML33.05), and
Huo3 Shan1 (ML33.06).
Point Location: These 3 points are located uniformly on the Hand Shao4 Yang2 Triple
Burner Channel, in the interosseous space between the ulna and radius bones, on the J
posterior surface of the antebrachium.

Huo3 Chuan4 [ML33.04 ‘Fire String Together’] - The majority of authors locate this
point 3 cun proximal to TB-4WH0 on the Hand Shao4 Yang2 Triple Burner Channel, in the
interosseous space between the ulna and radius bones, on the posterior surface of the
antebrachium (one and the same as TB-bÿ30). Only Dr. Li locates this point 2.5 cun J
proximal to TB-4ÿ0.

Huo3 Ling2 [ML33.05 ‘Fire Mound’] - The majority of authors locate this point 5 cun J
proximal to TB-4WHO on the Hand Shao4 Yang2 Triple Burner Channel, in the
interosseous space between the ulna and radius bones, on the posterior surface of the
antebrachium, i.e. 2 cun proximal to Huo3 Chuan4 [ML33.04 ‘Fire String Together’].
Only Dr. Li locates it 4.5 cun proximal to TB-4WHO

Huo3 Shan1 [ML33.06 ‘Fire Mountain’] - The majority of authors locate this point 6.5 J
cun proximal to TB-4WH0 on the Hand Shao4 Yang2 Triple Burner Channel, in the
interosseous space between the ulna and radius bones, on the posterior surface of the
antebrachium, i.e. 1.5 cun proximal to Huo3 Ling2 [ML33.05 ‘Fire Mound’]. Only Dr. Li
locates it 6 cun proximal to TB-4ÿ0.

Reaction Area: Lung branch and Heart auxiliary reaction areas.

Indications: Thoracalgia that penetrates to the back, sense of stuffiness or oppression in


the chest, spasms/clonus/spasticity of the hands, finger paresthesiae, carpal tunnel
syndrome, neurasthenia, pyelonephritis, lumbalgia, and sciatica.

Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion 5fen to 1.5 cun.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 33-11 ‘Hold Three Fires’ with 88-02 ‘Thigh Three
Thoroughfares’, 77-14 ‘Beside Three Miles Three Needles’, and 77-12 ‘Lower Three
Emperors’ to treat carpal tunnel syndrome.
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Note 2: The 33-11 ‘Hold Three Fires’ Dao3 Ma3 group addresses sciatica which runs
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33-12 6 Hold Three Doors’


This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Chang2 Men2 (ML33.10), Gan1 Men2 (ML33.11), and
Xin1 Men2 (ML33.12).
Point Location: These 3 points are located uniformly on the Hand Tai4 Yang2 Small
Intestine Channel, between the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle ventrally and the ulna bone J
dorsally, on a line extending from SI-5ÿ0 to SI-S'™0.
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Chang2 Men2 [ML33.10 ‘Intestine Door’] - This point is found with the palm of the hand
placed on the chest. The point is located 3 cun proximal to SI-5WHO, between the flexor
carpi ulnaris muscle ventrally and the ulna bone dorsally, on a line extending from SI-
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hand placed on the chest. The point is located 3 cun proximal to Chang2 Men2 [ML33.10 J
‘Intestine Door’], i.e. 6 cun proximal to SI-5 , between the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle
ventrally and the ulna bone dorsally, on a line extending from SI-5WHO to SI-8WHO

Xin1 Men2 [ML33.12 ‘Heart Door’] - This point is found with die palm of the hand
placed on die chest. The point is located 1.5 cun distal to SI-8WHO on a line extending
from SI-8WHO to SI-5WHO

Reaction Area: Liver branch, Kidney accessory, and Heart organ reaction areas.
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Indications: Acute or chronic enteritis, acute or chronic gastroenteritis, peritonitis,
vomiting, ‘Clouded Head Flowery Vision’ (giddiness/faintness/lightheadedness),
cholecystitis, sense of stuffiness or oppression in the chest, coronary heart disease,
thoracalgia, acute hepatitis, chronic hepatitis, coccygodynia, and pain in the posterior
thigh.
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Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion 3 fen to 1 cun. Two Taiwanese
authorities list prohibitions against needling bilaterally.
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Illustrative Combination: Combine 33-12 ‘Hold Three Doors’ with 22-05 ‘Control the
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Note 1: The 33-12 ‘Hold Three Doors’ Dao3 Ma3 group from proximal to distal
represents the holographic surface presentation of the heart, liver, and intestines. Each
point in this Dao3 Ma3 group can, in and of itself, address disorders of its representative
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disorders, Gan1 Men2 [ML33.il/RT p.23 ‘Liver Door’] addresses hepatic disorders, and -J
Xin1 Men2 [ML33.12 ‘Heart Door’] addresses cardiac disorders. Taken as a collective,
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each of the three burners and rebalances the flow of Qi and Blood throughout the San1
Jiao1.
Note 2: 33-12 ‘Hold Three Doors’ is also effective in treating pain located on the medial
side of the leg. 33-11 ‘Hold Three Fires’ is effective in addressing pain located on the
anterolateral leg. A Dao3 Ma3 group composed of Xin1 Ling2 Er4 [NA ‘Heart Spirit Two’]
! (of the 33-03 ‘Heart Spirit Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group), Yao1 Ling2 Er4 [NA
‘Lumbar Spirit Two’] (of the 33-06 ‘Hold Lumbar Spirit Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3
group), and Huo3 Sheng4 Shang4 (NA ‘Fire Sacred Upper’- located 3 cun distal to
n PC-3who treats pain on the posterior leg.
Note 3: Combine 33-12 ‘Hold Three Doors’ with 88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’ to address
chronic hepatitis.
Note 4: When employing 33-12 ‘Hold Three Doors’ to address coccygodynia, Xin1 Men2
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Point Location: These 3 points are located uniformly on the posterior surface of the
proximal antebrachium on a transverse line found 8 fen distal to LI-11ÿ°; place the J
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Fu3 Ge2 Er4 [NA ‘Bowel Division Two’] - This point is located on the posterior surface
of the proximal antebrachium 8 fen distal to LI-11WH0. This point is on the Hand Yang2
Ming2 Large Intestine Channel.
Fu3 Ge2 Yi1 [NA ‘Bowel Division One’] - This point is located 8 fen radial to Fu3 Ge2
Er4 [NA ‘Bowel Division Two’].
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Fu3 Ge2 Er4 [NA ‘Bowel Division Two’].
Reaction Areas: Heart and Lung branch reaction areas.

Indications: Severe upper respiratory tract infections, bronchitis, bronchial asthma,


thoracalgia, headache (URI associated), otitis media, rhinocarcinoma (improvement in
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Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion 5 to 8fen.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 33-13 ‘Bowel Division Three Needles’ with 77-05
‘Three Weights Three Needles’, 22-06 ‘Control Three Needles’, and 77-06 ‘Lateral
Three Passes’ to treat laryngitis. J
Note 1: The 33-13 ‘Bowel Division Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group is an example of the
‘Three Transverse Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 technique.

Note 2: Combine 33-13 ‘Bowel Division Three Needles’ with 22-06 ‘Control Three _J
Needles’ to address severe viral upper respiratory tract infections.
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33-14 6 Hold Three Gold Needles’
This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Shou3 Wu3 Jin1 (ML33.08), Shou3 Qian1 Jin1 (ML33.09),
and Shou3 Wan* Jin1 (NA).

Point Location: These 3 points are uniformly located on the posterior surface of the
proximal antebrachium 5fen ulnar to the Hand Shao4 Yang2 Triple Burner Channel; these
points are located with the palm placed on the epigastrium.

Shou3 Wu3 Jin1 [ML33.08 ‘Hand Five Gold’] - This point is located 6.5 cun proximal to J
the posterior distal transverse wrist crease (i.e. measure from the level of TBÿÿ10) and 5
fen ulnar to the Hand Shao4 Yang2 Triple Burner Channel.
Shou3 Qian1 Jin1 [ML33.09 ‘Hand Thousand Gold’] - This point is located 1.5 cun
immediately proximal to Shou3 Wu3 Jin1 [ML33.08 ‘Hand Five Gold’]. The point,
therefore, lies 8.0 cun proximal to the posterior distal transverse wrist crease (i.e. measure
from the level of TBÿ1™0) and 5 fen ulnar to the Hand Shao4 Yang2 Triple Burner
Channel.

Shou3 Wan4 Jin1 [NA ‘Hand Ten Thousand Gold’] - This point is located 3.0 cun
immediately proximal to Shou3 Wu3 Jin1 [ML33.08 ‘Hand Five Gold’]. The point,
therefore, lies 9.5 cun proximal to the posterior distal transverse wrist crease (i.e. measure
from the level of TB-4WH0) and 5 fen ulnar to the Hand Shao4 Yang2 Triple Burner
Channel.
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Reaction Area: Lung, Liver, and Kidney branch reaction areas.

Indications: Sciatica (Gallbladder Channel), hand paresthesiae and/or hypesthesia, foot


paresthesiae and/or hypesthesia, peripheral neuropathy, foot pain, sural pain and
distension, sore-achy sural muscles, resolves hypercholesterolemia, resolves pain at any J
needled site, cervicalgia, headache, abdominal pain, food poisoning, drug/pharmaceutical
toxicity/poisoning, and skin ulcers.
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Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion from 3 to 5 fen up to 1.5 cun; the more
proximal the point, the deeper the insertion. One source text advises angling the needles
toward the interosseous space between the ulna and radius. Most source texts prohibit J
bilateral needling.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 33-14 ‘Hold Three Gold Needles’ with 77-12 ‘Lower
Three Emperors’ as the basis for addressing peripheral neuropathy.

Note 1: The 33-14 ‘Hold Three Gold Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group is an important group for
‘Resolving Toxins’ due to its influence on the liver. Combine with 1111-02 ‘Three
Branches Three Needles’ and 88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’ to address toxicity induced
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Note 2: To further enhance the ‘Resolving Toxins’ function of the 33-14 ‘Hold Three
Gold Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group, one may ‘let’ the Occipital Region* of the lower
extremity and any visible veinules in the vicinity of the 77-02 ‘Four Flowers Three
Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group.
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44-01 ‘Straight Spine Three Needles’


r Zheng4 Ji3 Yi1, Zheng4 Ji3 Er4, and Zheng4 Ji3 San1.
44-02 ‘Brachial Three Ancestors’
Ren2 Zong1, Di4 Zong1, and Tian1 Zong1.
44-03 ‘Shoulder Center Vertical Three Needles’
Jian1 Feng1, Jian1 Zhong1, and Jian4 Zhong1.
44-04 ‘Shoulder Inferior Transverse Three Needles’
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44-05 ‘Shoulder Superior Transverse Three Needles’
r Jian1 Zhong1, Yun2 Bai2, and Shang4 Qu1.
44-06 ‘Shoulder Three Needles’
LI-15™, Jian1 Qian2, and Jian1 Hou4.

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n Jian1 Feng1, Yun2 Bai2, and Shen2 Jian1.
44-08 ‘Shoulder Posterior Oblique Three Needles’
Jian1 Feng1, Shang4 Qu1, and Pian1 Jian1.
44-09 ‘Three Spirits Three Needles’
San1 Shen2 Yi1, San1 Shen2 Er4, and San1 Shen2 San1.

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44-01 ‘Straight Spine Three Needles’


This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Zheng4 Ji3 Yi1 (NA), Zheng4 Ji3 Er4(NA), and Zheng4 Ji3
San1 (NA). This Dao3 Ma3 group is also referred to as ‘Osteophyte Three Needles’.
Point Location: These 3 points are located uniformly on the lateral aspect of the distal
brachium; locate the points with the palm of the hand placed on the epigastrium.

Zheng4 Ji3 Yi1 [NA ‘Straight Spine One’] - This point is located along the lateral
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supracondylar ridge of the humerus 2 cun superior to the anterior transverse cubital
crease, i.e. 2 cun superior to LI-111™0.

Zheng4 Ji3 Er4 [NA ‘Straight Spine Two’] - This point is located along the lateral
supracondylar ridge of the humerus 2 cun superior to Zheng4 Ji3 Yi1 [NA ‘Straight Spine
One’], i.e. 4 cun superior to LI-11ÿ10.

Zheng4 Ji3 San1 [NA ‘Straight Spine Three’] - This point is located along the lateral
supracondylar ridge of the humerus 2 cun superior to Zheng4 Ji3 Er4 [NA ‘Straight Spine
Two’], i.e. 6 cun superior to LI-llÿ0.

Reaction Area: Kidney branch, Liver, and Heart auxiliary reaction areas. I

Indications: Periostitis of the vertebral column, spondylophytes, degenerative disc


disease, reduced ROM of the vertebral column, sciatica, abnormal spinal curvatures
(scolioses), and chronic pyelitis. J

Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion 5 fen to 1 cun. Oblique insertion from


inferior to superior 1 to 1.5 cun. J
Illustrative Combination: Combine 44-01 ‘Straight Spine Three Needles’ with 22-05
‘Control the Spine Three Needles’ and 66-01 ‘Foot Control the Spine Three Needles’ to
address reduced ROM of the vertebral column.

Note 1: As the name of this Dao3 Ma3 group implies, it may be used to address scolioses,
kyphoses, and lordoses.

Note 2: When addressing disorders of the vertebral column, one should first ‘let’ the
affected areas with a three edged needle and then needle 44-01 ‘Straight Spine Three
Needles’. J
Note 3: While 11-17 ‘Finger Spine Three Needles’, 22-05 ‘Control the Spine Three
Needles’, and 44-01 ‘Straight Spine Three Needles’ all address disorders of the vertebral
column, the channel tropism/channel entries and, therefore, the etiologies are quite
different. The channel tropism for 11-17 ‘Finger Spine Three Needles’ is the Heart, the
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channel tropism for 44-01 ‘Straight Spine Three Needles’ is the Governing Vessel (Du1
Mai4). Therefore, Heart induced disorders of the vertebral column should be treated with
11-17 ‘Finger Spine Three Needles’. Kidney induced disorders of the spine should be
treated with 22-05 ‘Control the Spine Three Needles’. Disorders of the Governing Vessel
(Du1 Mai4) giving rise to vertebral complaints should be treated with 44-01 ‘Straight
Spine Three Needles’. One should look to the palm (or pulse) to determine the etiology of
the spinal complaint.

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Yellow’, Gu3 Guan1 (RT p.26), and Mu4 Guan1 (RT p.25) of the 22-02 ‘Palm Three
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44-02 ‘Brachial Three Ancestors’


This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Ren2 Zong1 (ML44.08), Di4 Zong1 (ML44.09), and Tian1
Zong1 (ML44.10).
Point Location: These 3 points are located uniformly on the anterolateral aspect of the
brachium. Most Taiwanese experts place these points along the course of the lateral
border of the long head biceps brachii muscle on the Hand Tai4 Yin1 Lung Channel.
These points should be located with the palm of the hand placed on the epigastrium. !

Ren2 Zong1 [ML44.08 ‘Human Ancestor’] - This point is located on the Hand Tai4 Yin1
Lung Channel 3 cun superior to the transverse cubital crease. It lies in the furrow formed
by the long head of the biceps brachii muscle anteriorly and the brachialis muscle
posteriorly.
Di4 Zong1 [ML44.09 ‘Earth Ancestor’] - This point is located on the Hand Tai4 Yin1
Lung Channel 3 cun superior to Ren2 Zong1 [ML44.08 ‘Human Ancestor’], i.e. 6 cun
superior to the transverse cubital crease. It lies in the furrow formed by the long head of
the biceps brachii muscle anteriorly and the brachialis muscle posteriorly and is one and
the same as LU-3WHO
Tian1 Zong1 [ML44.10 ‘Heaven Ancestor’] - This point is located on the Hand Tai4 Yin1
Lung Channel 3 cun superior to Di4 Zong1 [ML44.09 ‘Earth Ancestor], i.e. 9 cun superior
to the transverse cubital crease along the course of the lateral border of the long head
biceps brachii muscle (at the level of the anterior axillary fold).
Reaction Area: Lung auxiliary, Heart branch, Liver auxiliary, 6 Bowels, and Leg (sural)
reaction areas.
Indications: Swollen-painful feet, brachial pain, swollen-painful elbow, jaundice, edema
of the extremities, splenomegaly, gastritis, duodenitis, URI (viral), asthma, dyspnea,
cardiac asthma, laryngitis, congestive heart failure, angina pectoris, any cardiopathy,
arteriosclerosis, portal-systemic encephalopathy, cerebral thrombosis, hemiplegia, hand-
foot paralysis, poliomyelitis, thoracalgia, coronary heart disease, dorsalgia, vaginitis,
vaginodynia, reddish-white leukorrhea, sural pain, ankle/foot sprains, bromidrosis, and
diabetes mellitus.
Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion to 5fen to 2 cun.
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Illustrative Combination: Combine 44-02 ‘Brachial Three Ancestors’ with 1111-02
‘Three Branches Three Needles’ and 88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’ to treat bromidrosis.
Note 1: Major discrepancies exist amongst the various authors for the locations of these
points. The locations provided above are those of Drs. Hu Bing-Quan and Lai Jin-Xiong.
Dr. Li Guo-Zheng locates the points 5 fen proximal to the locations provided above. Dr.
Yang Wei-Jie locates these points on the Hand Yang2 Ming2 Large Intestine Channel 3,
6, and 9 cun respectively, proximal to the transverse cubital crease. Dr. Miriam Lee
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head of the biceps brachii muscle. The discrepancies have yet to be reconciled. On
alternate treatments I rotate between the point locations provided by Drs. Hu and Lai with
those provided by Dr. Li.

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Dao3 Ma3 group and are as follows: Ren2 Zong1 (ML44.08) - Lung, Stomach, and
Spleen; Di4 Zong1 (ML44.09) - Heart; Tian1 Zong1 (ML44.10) - Liver. These variances
in channel tropism (channel entry) are extremely important when determining which of
the three serves as the principal point of the Dao3 Ma3 group and which serve as the
adjunct points.
Note 3: The center point of this Dao3 Ma3 group, Di4 Zong1 [ML44.09 ‘Earth Ancestor’],
is a ‘rescue’ point in Master Tung’s System of Acupuncture. It has the ability to ‘Return
Yang’ and is even more effective when combined with Shou3 Jie3 [ML22.10 ‘Hand
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This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Jian1 Zhong1 (ML44.06), Jian1 Feng1 (NA), and Jian4
Zhong1 (NA).
Point Location: These 3 points are located uniformly on the lateral aspect of the proximal
brachium, on the Hand Yang2 Ming2 Large Intestine Channel, along a line extending
from LI-15who to LI-11WH0. When locating these points, allow the upper extremity to
hang loosely by the side.
Jian1 Zhong1 [ML44.06 ‘Shoulder Center’] - The majority of source texts locate this
point 2.5 cun distal to LI-15ÿ0 on the Hand Yang2 Ming2 Large Intestine Channel. One
text further states that the key to locating the point is to place it in the center of the
deltoid muscle; experientially this is actually 3 cun distal to LI-15ÿ°.
Jian1 Feng1 [NA‘Shoulder Summit’] - This point is located 2 cun proximal to Jian1
Zhong1 [ML44.06 ‘Shoulder Center’] on the Hand Yang2 Ming2 Large Intestine Channel.
Jian4 Zhong1 [NA ‘Establish Center’] - This point is located 2 cun distal to Jian1 Zhong1
[ML44.06 ‘Shoulder Center’] on the Hand Yang2 Ming2 Large Intestine Channel.
Reaction Area: Lung branch, Heart auxiliary, Heart branch reaction areas.
Indications: Carcinoma of the breast (improvement in symptomatology, not a radical
cure), fibrocystic disease of the breast, mastitis, mammillitis, hypertension, hyperhidrosis,
brachial palsy, cerebral thrombosis, hemiplegia, paraplegia, osteoarthritis of the knee,
sprain/strain of the knee, dermatoses (particularly in the neck and buttock region),
poliomyelitis, palpitations, shoulder pain, glenohumeral periarthritis, epistaxis,
arteriosclerosis, and cervical tuberculous lymphadenitis.
Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion 5fen to 2 cun.
Illustrative Combination: Combine 44-03 ‘Shoulder Center Vertical Three Needles’ with
77-08 ‘Straight Brain Three Needles’ and 22-06 ‘Control Three Needles’ to address
epistaxis.
Note 1: The name of the central point in this Dao3 Ma3 group is Jian1 Zhong1 [ML44.06
‘Shoulder Center’]. In keeping with the spirit of its name, I personally utilize the center
of the deltoid muscle as the location of Jian1 Zhong1 [ML44.06 ‘Shoulder Center’].
Therefore, in the accompanying illustration the point is located 3 cun distal to LI-15ÿ°;
the other two points are located in reference to Jian1 Zhong1 [ML44.06 ‘Shoulder
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Note 2: In Master Tung’s Acupuncture, the shoulder joint is not only the homologue of
the hip joint and buttocks but also the knee joint. To treat painful disorders in these
homologues, one should choose the shoulder joint contralateral to the affected hip,
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J Note 3: 44-03 ‘Shoulder Center Vertical Three Needles’ addresses knee pain at the center
of the anterior aspect of the joint. Yun2 Bai2 (ML44.11), Li3 Bai2 (ML44.12), and Yun2
Bai2 Shang4 {NA: 2 cun superior to Yun2 Bai2 (ML44.11) and 2 cun anterior to Jian1
Feng1 [NA ‘Shoulder Summit’]} treat pain in the lateral aspect of the knee joint. Xia4 Qu1
(ML44.15), Shang4 Qu1 (ML44.16), and Shang4 Qu1 Shang4 [NA: 2 cun superior to
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pain in the medial aspect of the knee.

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Needles’ to treat knee pain. Needle the points contralateral to the affected knee.

p-1 Note 5: When treating disorders of the knee or foot, one should inspect the affected
area(s) for hematoma and/or congested veinules; ‘let’ them with a three edged needle
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Three Needles’
This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Jian4 Zhong1 (NA), Li3 Bai2 (ML44.12), and Xia4 Qu1
(ML44.15).

Point Location: These 3 points are located uniformly on the lateral aspect of the proximal
brachium.

Jian4 Zhong1 [NA ‘Establish Center’] - This point is located 5 cun distal to LI-15WHO on
the Hand Yang2 Ming2 Large Intestine Channel, i.e. 2 cun inferior to Jian1 Zhong1
[ML44.06 ‘Shoulder Center’ - see Dao3 Ma3 group 44-03].

Li3 Bai2 [ML44.12 ‘Plum White’] - This point is located 2 cun anterior to Jian4 Zhong1
[NA ‘Establish Center’] on the same transverse plane.

Xia4 Qu1 [ML44.15 ‘Lower Curve’] - This point is located 2 cun posterior to Jian4
Zhong1 [NA ‘Establish Center’] on the same transverse plane.
Reaction Area: Heart branch, Lung branch, Liver branch, and Kidney auxiliary reaction
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Indications: Hypertension, sciatica (due to Liver and Lung impairment), hemiplegia,
poliomyelitis, neuropathic joint, bromidrosis, hyperhidrosis, ankle/foot sprains, foot pain,
sural pain, arthritis of the knee joint, knee pain, shoulder pain, adhesive capsulitis,
hematochezia, and arteriosclerosis.

Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion 5fen to 1.5 cun. Oblique insertion from
superior to inferior 1.5 cun to 2 cun.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 44-04 ‘Shoulder Inferior Transverse Three Needles’


with 1111-02 ‘Three Branches Three Needles’, 77-12 ‘Lower Three Emperors’, and 88-
01 ‘Passing Through the Kidney Three Needles’ to treat neuropathic joint.

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these points. Disagreement among the various Taiwanese authors is not uncommon and J
may merely reflect the evolution of Master Tung’s research and teachings to his divers
apprentices. When employing the Dao3 Ma3 technique, I generally utilize the point
locations outlined above. On occasion, and with a particularly thin patient, I will use Jian4
Zhong1 [NA ‘Establish Center’] as described above, Xia4 Qu1 [ML44.15 ‘Lower Curve’]
as described by Dr. Hu, i.e. 1 cun directly posterior to Jian4 Zhong1 [NA ‘Establish
Center’], and a point 1 cun directly anterior to Jian4 Zhong1 [NA ‘Establish Center’] as J
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Note 2: The primary focus of 44-04 ‘Shoulder Inferior Transverse Three Needles’ is on
disorders of the lower extremity. Likewise, the primary focus of 44-05 ‘Shoulder
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alternate between these two Dao3 Ma3 groups on alternate treatment days without
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the body are treated with points located on inferior regions; disorders on one side of the
body are treated with points located on the contralateral side. To treat the left knee for
example, one would use 44-04 ‘Shoulder Inferior Transverse Three Needles’ on the right
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Jian1 Zhong1 [ML44.06 ‘Shoulder Center’] - This point is located on the Hand Yang2
Ming2 Large Intestine Channel, on the lateral aspect of the proximal brachium, 3 cun
distal to LI-15ÿ°. J
Yun2 Bai2 [ML44.11 ‘Cloud White’] - This point is located on the anterolateral aspect of
the proximal brachium 2 cun directly anterior to Jian1 Zhong1 [ML44.06 ‘Shoulder
Center’] and on the same transverse plane.

Shang4 Qu1 [ML44.16 ‘Upper Curve’] - This point is located on the posterolateral aspect
of the proximal brachium, 2 cun directly posterior to Jian1 Zhong1 [ML44.06 ‘Shoulder
Center’] and on the same transverse plane.

Reaction Area: Heart branch, 6 Bowels, Lung auxiliary, Kidney, and Liver auxiliary
reaction areas.

Indications: Hypertension, sciatica (due to Liver and Lung impairment), hemiplegia,


poliomyelitis, neuropathic joint, bromidrosis, hyperhidrosis, ankle/foot sprains, foot pain,
sural pain, arthritis of the knee joint, knee pain, shoulder pain, adhesive capsulitis,
hematochezia, and arteriosclerosis.

Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion 5fen to 1.5 cun. Oblique insertion from
superior to inferior 1.5 to 2 cun.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 44-05 ‘Shoulder Superior Transverse Three Needles’


with 11-04 ‘Finger Three Spaces’, 22-01 ‘Palm Knee Three Needles’, and 77-12 ‘Lower
Three Emperors’ for knee pain.

Note 1: There is disagreement amongst the various experts regarding the locations of
these points. Disagreement among the various Taiwanese authors is not uncommon and
may merely reflect the evolution of Master Tung’s research and teachings to his divers
apprentices. When employing the Dao3 Ma3 technique, I generally utilize the point
locations outlined above. On occasion, and with a particularly thin patient, I will use Jian1
Zhong1 [ML44.06 ‘Shoulder Center’] as described above, Shang4 Qu1 [ML44.16 ‘Upper
Curve’] as described by Drs. Hu, Lai, Yang, and Lee, i.e. 1 cun directly posterior to Jian1
Zhong1 [ML44.06 ‘Shoulder Center’], and a point 1 cun directly anterior to Jian1 Zhong1
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[ML44.06 ‘Shoulder Center’] as Yun2 Bai2 [ML44.11 ‘Cloud White’] (not shown in the
illustration).

Note 2: The primary focus of 44-05 ‘Shoulder Superior Transverse Three Needles’ is on
disorders of die lower extremity. Likewise, the primary focus of 44-04 ‘Shoulder Inferior
Transverse Three Needles’ is also on disorders of the lower extremity. One may alternate
between these two Dao3 Ma3 groups on alternate treatment days without detriment to the
clinical outcome.

Note 3: Master Tung’s Dao3 Ma3 technique frequently employs the concept of ‘Up-
Down-Right-Left Balancing Method’. In this technique, disorders in superior regions of
the body are treated with points located on inferior regions; disorders on one side of the
body are treated with points located on the contralateral side. To treat the left knee for
example, one would use 44-05 ‘Shoulder Superior Transverse Three Needles’ on the
right shoulder.

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44-06 ‘Shoulder Three Needles’


This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises LI-15WH0, Jian1 Qian2 (‘Shoulder Front’ = OB M-UE-48
‘Shoulder’s Inner Tomb’), and Jian1 Hou4 (‘Shoulder Posterior’ NA).

Point Location: These points are uniformly located in proximity to the glenohumeral
joint.

LI-15WHO [Jian1 Yu2 ‘Shoulder Bone’] - This point is located between the acromion
process of the scapula and the greater tubercle of the humerus. When the brachium is
abducted to 90°, the point is found in a large depression located immediately lateral to the
acromioclavicular joint.

Jian1 Qian2 [‘Shoulder Front’] - This point is located 1 cun superior to the apex of the
anterior axillary fold when the upper extremity is hanging freely at the side.

Jian1 Hou4 [‘Shoulder Posterior’ NA] - This point is located 1.5 cun superior to the apex
of the posterior axillary fold when the upper extremity is hanging freely at the side.

Reaction Area: Six Bowels reaction areas.

Indications: Aching and soreness in the bones and ‘sinews’, pain in the shoulder and
upper back, glenohumeral periarthritis, adhesive capsulitis, ‘impediment’ (Bi4 ~ ‘Wind-
Damp-Cold Rheumatism’) in the shoulder, brachium, antebrachium, and/or finger(s),
‘Damp-Heat’ in the shoulder and/or brachium, adhesive capsulitis, and pain in the hip
joint (femoroacetabular joint).

Method of Manipulation: Needle LI-15WHO from superior to inferior parallel with the
course of the deltoid muscle 1 ~ 3 cun. Needle Jian1 Qian2 [‘Shoulder Front’]
perpendicularly from anterior to posterior and Jian1 Hou4 [‘Shoulder Posterior’ NA]
perpendicularly from posterior to anterior both to a depth of 1 cun.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 44-06 ‘Shoulder Three Needles’ with 11-07 ‘Finger
Heart Three Needles’, 44-03 ‘Shoulder Center Vertical Three Needles’, and 77-12
‘Lower Three Emperors’ for adhesive capsulitis.

Note 1: The 44-06 ‘Shoulder Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group is an example of
employing ‘local points to treat a local disorder’ and a Dao3 Ma3 group with points from
different channels.

Note 2: When employing the 44-06 ‘Shoulder Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group to treat
shoulder pain, glenohumeral periarthritis, and/or adhesive capsulitis, after inserting the
needles one should apply moxa over the affected shoulder to improve the clinical
outcome (per Dr. Li). One must be patient in addressing these recalcitrant disorders.

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44-07 ‘Shoulder Anterior Oblique Three Needles’


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This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Jian1 Feng1 (NA), Yun2 Bai2 (ML44.11), and Shen2 Jian1 !
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Point Location: These 3 points are located on the anterolateral aspect of the proximal
brachium.

Jian1 Feng1 [NA ‘Shoulder Summit’] - This point is located 2 cun proximal to Jian1
Zhong1 [ML44.06 ‘Shoulder Center’] on the Hand Yang2 Ming2 Large Intestine Channel.
Jian1 Zhong1 [ML44.06 ‘Shoulder Center’] is located on the lateral aspect of the proximal
brachium 3 cun distal to LI-15ÿ° on the Hand Yang2 Ming2 Large Intestine Channel.

Yun2 Bai2 [ML44.11 ‘Cloud White’] - This point is located on the anterolateral aspect of
the proximal brachium 2 cun directly anterior to Jian1 Zhong1 [ML44.06 ‘Shoulder t
Center’] and on the same transverse plane.

Shen2 Jian1 [NA ‘Magical Shoulder’] - This point is located on the anterolateral aspect of !
the proximal brachium at the midpoint of a line connecting Jian1 Feng1 [NA ‘Shoulder
Summit’] with Yun2 Bai2 [ML44.11 ‘Cloud White’].

Reaction Area: Lung branch, Heart branch, 6 Bowels, Lung auxiliary, and Heart auxiliary
reaction areas.

Indications: Poliomyelitis, cerebral hemorrhage, sequela of cerebral thrombosis


(hemiplegia), brachial palsy, medial thigh pain, paralysis, vaginitis, metritis, oophoritis,
pruritus vulvae, vaginodynia, reddish-white leukorrhea, and ankle/foot sprains.

Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion 3 fen to 2 cun. Oblique insertion from


superior to inferior 5fen to 2 cun.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 44-07 ‘Shoulder Anterior Oblique Three Needles’


with 44-02 ‘Brachial Three Ancestors’ and 88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’ for vaginodynia.

Note 1: The majority of source texts locate Jian1 Zhong1 [ML44.06 ‘Shoulder Center’]
2.5 cun distal to LI-15WHO on the Hand Yang2 Ming2 Large Intestine Channel. One text
further states that the key to locating the point is to place it in the center of the deltoid
muscle; experientially die most effective location for this point is the center of the deltoid
muscle, which is actually 3 cun distal to LI-15WH°. Discrepancies exist for the location of
Yun2 Bai2 [ML44.11 ‘Cloud White’] and one author actually seems to locate it where Li
Guo-Zheng locates Shen2 Jian1 [NA ‘Magical Shoulder’] - see fig. 44-05.

Note 2: Combine the above Dao3 Ma3 group with 22-01 ‘Palm Knee Three Needles’ to
treat knee pain. Needle the points contralateral to the affected knee.

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Note 3: When treating disorders of the knee or foot, one should inspect the affected
area(s) for hematoma and/or congested veinules; ‘let’ them with a three edged needle
prior to needling the planned Dao3 Ma3 group(s).

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44-08 ‘Shoulder Posterior Oblique Three Needles’


This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Jian1 Feng1 (NA), Shang4 Qu1 (ML44.16), and Pian1
Jian1 (NA).
Point Location: These 3 points are located on the lateral and posterolateral aspect of the
proximal brachium.

Jian1 Feng1 [NA ‘Shoulder Summit’] - This point is located 2 cun proximal to Jian1
Zhong1 [ML44.06 ‘Shoulder Center’] on the Hand Yang2 Ming2 Large Intestine Channel.
Jian1 Zhong1 [ML44.06 ‘Shoulder Center’] is located on the lateral aspect of the proximal
brachium 3 cun distal to LI-15ÿ° on the Hand Yang2 Ming2 Large Intestine Channel.

Shang4 Qu1 [ML44.16 ‘Upper Curve’] - This point is located on the posterolateral aspect
of the proximal brachium 2 cun directly posterior to Jian1 Zhong1 [ML44.06 ‘Shoulder
Center’] and on the same transverse plane.

Pian1 Jian1 [NA ‘Slanting Shoulder’] - This point is located on the posterolateral aspect
of the proximal brachium at the midpoint of a line connecting Jian1 Feng1 [NA ‘Shoulder
Summit’] with Shang4 Qu1 [ML44.16 ‘Upper Curve’].

Reaction Area: Kidney, Lung branch, Heart branch, Kidney auxiliary, Heart auxiliary,
and Liver auxiliary reaction areas.

Indications: Lumbalgia, pain in the gluteal region, poliomyelitis, sciatica, brachial pain,
hypertension, liver cirrhosis, and distention and pain in the sural region.

Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion 1 to 1.5 cun. Oblique insertion from J


proximal to distal 1.5 to 2 cun.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 44-08 ‘Shoulder Posterior Oblique Three Needles’


with 88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’ and 33-12 ‘Hold Three Doors’ to address cirrhosis of
the liver.

Note 1: The majority of source texts locate Jian1 Zhong1 [ML44.06 ‘Shoulder Center’]
2.5 cun distal to LI-15WH0 on the Hand Yang2 Ming2 Large Intestine Channel. One text
further states that the key to locating the point is to place it in the center of the deltoid
muscle; experientially the most effective location for this point is the center of the deltoid
muscle, which is actually 3 cun distal to LI-15ÿ°. Discrepancies exist for the location of
Shang4 Qu1 [ML44.16 ‘Upper Curve’] see fig. 44-05 but the location provided above
seems to be the most effective position for use in this Dao3 Ma3 group.

Note 2: Shang4 Qu1 [ML44.16 ‘Upper Curve’] is an exceedingly important point in the
treatment of poliomyelitis. This point is especially effective in treating impaired use of
the lower extremity; needle contralateral to the affected side.

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Note 3: Because the indications for 44-08 ‘Shoulder Posterior Oblique Three Needles’,
44-03 ‘Shoulder Center Vertical Three Needles’, and 44-07 ‘Shoulder Anterior Oblique
Three Needles’ are quite similar, one may alternate between these three Dao3 Ma3 groups
on alternate visits. This may be easier on the patient and will not detract from the overall
clinical efficacy.

Note 4: Combine 44-08 ‘Shoulder Posterior Oblique Three Needles’ with 22-01 ‘Palm
Knee Three Needles’ to treat knee pain. Needle the points contralateral to the affected
side. When treating disorders of the knee or foot, one should inspect the affected area(s)
of involvement for hematoma and/or congested veinules; ‘let’ them with a three edged
needle prior to needling the planned Dao3 Ma3 group(s).

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44-09 ‘Three Spirits Three Needles’


This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises San1 Shen2 Yi1 (NA), San1 Shen2 Er4 (NA), and San1
Shen2 San1 (NA).
Point Location: These 3 points are located uniformly on the posteromedial aspect of the
distal brachium immediately proximal to the apex of the olecranon process of the ulna
bone. Place the patient’s palm on his/her chest when locating these points.

San1 Shen2 Yi1 [NA ‘Three Spirits One’] - This point is located 1.5 cun proximal to the
apex of the olecranon process of the ulna bone and medial to the humerus.

San1 Shen2 Er4 [NA ‘Three Spirits Two’] - This point is located 1 cun proximal to San1
Shen2 Yi1 [NA ‘Three Spirits One’], i.e. 2.5 cun proximal to the apex of the olecranon
process of the ulna bone and medial to the humerus.

San1 Shen2 San1 [NA ‘Three Spirits Three’] - This is located 1 cun proximal to San1
Shen2 Er4 [NA ‘Three Spirits Two’], i.e. 3.5 cun proximal to the apex of the olecranon
process of the ulna bone and medial to the humerus.

Reaction Area: Kidney auxiliary, Liver auxiliary, and Lung branch reaction areas.

Indications: Pyelitis, proteinuria, impotence, premature ejaculation, sore/achy back,


lumbalgia, pain associated with nephrolithiasis, laryngitis, bronchitis, xerostomia, cough,
pulmonary emphysema, and a supplementation point for the Kidneys.

Method of Manipulation: Oblique insertion from inferior to superior 5 fen to treat


xerostomia, bronchitis, and laryngitis. Oblique insertion from inferior to superior 1 cun to
treat disorders stemming from ‘Kidney Depletion’.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 44-09 ‘Three Spirits Three Needles’ with 22-06
‘Control Three Needles’ and 88-03 ‘Thigh Team of Four Horses’ to address pulmonary
emphysema.

Note 1: Shallow insertion (5 fen) accesses the Lung branch reaction area; deeper insertion
(1 cun) accesses the Kidney and Liver auxiliary reaction areas.

Note 2: Employ 44-09 ‘Three Spirits Three Needles’ to treat ‘Deficiency’ cough. For a
dry cough use Huo3 Fu3 Hai3 (ML33.07 ‘Fire Bowels Sea’)*, and for a ‘wet’ (productive)
cough associated with a viral URI use 33-04 ‘Anterior Antebrachial Scholar Three
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55-01 ‘Gynecology Spirit Three Needles’


This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Huo3 Bao1 (ML55.01), Fu4 Ling2 Yi1 (NA), and Fu4
Ling2 Er4 (NA).
Point Location: These 3 points are located on, or in proximity to, the 2nd digit on the
plantar surface of the foot.

Huo3 Bao1 [ML55.01 ‘Fire Bag’] - This point is located in the center of the distal
interphalangeal crease on the plantar surface of the 2nd digit of the foot. J

Fu4 Ling2 Yi1 [NA ‘Woman Spirit One’] - This point is located at the lateral end of the
proximal interphalangeal crease on the plantar surface of the 2nd digit of the foot.

Fu4 Ling2 Er4 [NA ‘Woman Spirit Two’] - This point is located at the medial end of the
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Reaction Area: Liver auxiliary and Heart reaction areas.

Indications: Cardiodynia, angina pectoris, hepatic disorders, fetal dystocia, maternal


dystocia, placental dystocia, reddish-white leukorrhea, uterine neoplasm, metritis, ovarian
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Method of Manipulation: ‘Let’ with three edged needle or needle perpendicularly 3 to 5


fen. Moxa contraindicated. Contraindicated in pregnancy.
Illustrative Combination: Combine 55-01 ‘Gynecology Spirit Three Needles’ with 22-06
‘Control Three Needles’, 11-13 ‘Phoenix Nest Three Needles’, and 11-15 ‘Gynecology
Three Needles’ to address dystocia.

Note 1: Forbidden during pregnancy because it will injure the fetus.

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This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises San1 Sheng4 Yi1 (NA), San1 Sheng4 Er4 (NA), and San1
Sheng4 San1 (NA).
Point Location: These 3 points are uniformly located on the median plane (midsagittal
plane) of the plantar surface of the foot.

San1 Sheng4 Yi1 [NA ‘Three Sages One’] - This point is located by coursing 1 cun
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proximal to Ki-1 WH0 on the median plane (midsagittal plane) of the plantar surface of the
foot.

San1 Sheng4 San1 [NA ‘Three Sages Three’] - This point is located by coursing 3 cun
proximal to Ki-1 WHO on the median plane (midsagittal plane) of the plantar surface of the i
foot.

Reaction Area: Heart, Kidney auxiliary, and Brain reaction areas. :

Indications: Hypertension, idiopathic orthostatic hypotension, cerebral hemorrhage, and J


cerebral embolism.

Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion 5fen to 1 cun; Dr. Hu needles 2 ~ 3 fen


and retains the needles for 25 minutes.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 55-02 ‘Three Sages’ with 22-06 ‘Control Three
Needles’ as a basis for addressing hypertension.

Note 1: The 55-02 ‘Three Sages’ Dao3 Ma3 group, like all points on the plantar surface of
the foot, is extremely painful to needle. If one has no other viable alternative.... then, as
the saying goes, “Extreme circumstances require extreme measures”.

Note 2: The 55-02 ‘Three Sages’ Dao3 Ma3 group is effective in addressing hypertension
due to an imbalance in the relationship between the Liver and Kidney.

Note 3: When using the 55-02 ‘Three Sages’ Dao3 Ma3 group to address hypertension,
one should measure the patient’s BP immediately prior to needling this Dao3 Ma3 group;
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This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises BL-60WHO, BL-62™110, and BL-65WH0.
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approximately 5 fen inferior to the lateral malleolus; the depression lies immediately
inferior to the tendon of the peroneus longus muscle. J
BL-65WHO [Shu4 Gu3 ‘Bundle Bone’] - This point is located in the depression
immediately proximal and inferior to the junction of the shaft and head of the fifth J
metatarsal bone at the junction of the ‘red and white’ skin.

Reaction Area: Kidney branch reaction area.

Indications: ‘Kidney Depletion’ headache and ‘Flowery Vision’ (i.e. seeing ‘stars’, much
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22-05 ‘Control the Spine Three Needles’ and 44-01 ‘Straight Spine Three Needles’ to J
address scoliosis.

Note 1: 66-01 ‘Foot Control the Spine Three Needles’ is often combined with, but
contralateral to, 22-05 ‘Control the Spine Three Needles’ when addressing disorders of
the vertebral column. While 11-17 ‘Finger Spine Three Needles’, 22-05 ‘Control the
Spine Three Needles’, and 44-01 ‘Straight Spine Three Needles’ all address disorders of
the vertebral column, the channel tropism/channel entries, and hence their etiologies, are
quite different. The channel tropism for 11-17 ‘Finger Spine Three Needles’ is the Heart,
the channel tropism for 22-05 ‘Control the Spine Three Needles’ is the Kidney, and the
channel tropism for 44-01 ‘Straight Spine Three Needles’ is the Governing Vessel (Du1
Mai4). Therefore, Heart induced disorders of the vertebral column should be treated with J
11-17 ‘Finger Spine Three Needles’. Kidney induced disorders of the spine should be
treated with 22-05 ‘Control the Spine Three Needles’. Disorders of the Governing Vessel
(Du1 Mai4) giving rise to vertebral complaints should be treated with 44-01 ‘Straight
Spine Three Needles’. One should look to the palm (or pulse) to determine the etiology of
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66-02 ‘Foot Door Gold Three Needles’


This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Men2 Jin1 (ML66.05), Men2 Jin1 Xia4 (NA), and
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Point Location: These 3 points are uniformly located on the Foot Yang2 Ming2 Stomach
Channel on the dorsal surface of the distal foot.

Men2 Jin1 [ML66.05 ‘Door Gold (Metal)’] - This point is found on the dorsum of the
foot immediately distal to the articulation of the bases of the 2nd and 3rd metatarsal bones. J
Men2 Jin1 Xia4 [NA ‘Door Gold Below’] - This point is located on the dorsum of the
foot, 1.0 cun distal to Men2 Jin1 [ML66.05 ‘Door Gold (Metal)’], between the 2nd and 3rd
metatarsal bones.

ST-44WHO [Nei4 Ting2 ‘Inner Court’] - This point is located at the proximal end of the
web between the 2nd and 3rd toes. It is found proximal to the web margin between the 2nd
and 3rd toes, in the depression distal and lateral to the 2nd metatarsophalangeal joint.

Reaction Area: Duodenum, Uterus, and Stomach branch reaction areas.

Indications: Enteritis, gastritis, colitis, gastroenteritis, abdominal distention, abdominal


pain, gastralgia, acid reflux, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, borborygmus, appendicitis,
migraine (especially @ Tai4 Yang2: M-HN-9), toothache, trigeminal neuralgia, facial
pain, wry mouth, sore throat, tonsillitis, rhinitis, epistaxis, tinnitus aurium, perimenstrual
cramps/pain, and dysmenorrhea.

Method of manipulation: Perpendicular insertion from 5 fen up to 1.5 cun (see Note 3
below). Most source texts prohibit bilateral needling.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 66-02 ‘Foot Door Gold Three Needles’ with 22-06
‘Control Three Needles’ to effectively relieve abdominal pain and distention.

Note 1: The 66-02 ‘Foot Door Gold Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group is an important J
group for addressing acute or chronic gastroenteritis and frequently used with Fu3 Chang2
(ML 77.12)*.

Note 2: The 66-02 ‘Foot Door Gold Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group may be used for
rectal prolapse.

Note 3: The constituent point Men2 Jin1 of 66-02 ‘Foot Door Gold Three Needles’ may
be needled through to KI-lÿ30 (1.5 inch depth). Use this technique to address vertical
headaches and thus circumvent the intense pain associated with needling KI-1WH0 from J
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Ki-Bÿ0, BL-60who, and ST-41WHO

77-02 ‘Four Flowers Three Needles’


Si4 Hua1 Shang4, Si4 Hua1 Zhong1, and Si4 Hua1 Xia4.
77-03 ‘Leg Stomach Three Needles’
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77-07 ‘Seven Tigers Three Needles’
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Zheng4 Jin1, Zheng4 Zong1, and Zheng4 Shi4.
77-10 ‘Bladder Three Needles’
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77-11 ‘Popliteal Three Needles’


BLÿOÿ0, BL-39WHO, and Wei3 Yin1.

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Tian1 Huang2, Ren2 Huang2, and Di4 Huang2.
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77-01 ‘Ankle Three Needles’


This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Ki-3WHO, BL-60WHO, and ST-41WHO

Point Location: These three points are located about the ankle joint.

Ki-3WHO [Tai4 Xi1 ‘Great Ravine’] - This point lies in the deepest part of the depression J
located between the medial malleolus and the calcaneal tendon.

BL-60WHO [Kun1 Lun2 ‘Kunlun Mountains’] - This point lies in the deepest part of the
depression located between the lateral malleolus and the calcaneal tendon.

ST-41WHO [Jie3 Xi1 ‘Ravine Divide’] - This point is located on the dorsal transverse J
crease of the ankle (intermalleolar line) between the tendons of the extensor hallucis
longus muscle (medial) and extensor digitorum longus muscle (lateral) and level with the
lateral malleolus. Alternately flex and extend the great toe with the other digits to
accentuate the aforementioned tendons.

Reaction Area: Lung and Kidney reaction areas.

Indications: Pathological changes of the ankle joint, sprained ankle, abdominal pain,
throat pain, lumbalgia, head tremors, asthma, dyspnea, irregular menstruation,
faintness/lightheadedness/giddiness, sprained wrist, and wrist pain.

Method of Manipulation: Needle Ki-3™10 and BL-60WHO perpendicularly 5 fen ~ 1 cun-,


needle ST-41™1® -perpendicularly toward ankle joint up to 5 fen, then toward either side
of the joint 1-1.5 cun.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 77-01 ‘Ankle Three Needles’ with 11-01 ‘Five Tigers
Three Needles’ and 88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’ to address ankle sprain.
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This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Si4 Hua1 Shang4 (ML77.08), Si4 Hua1 Zhong1
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Point Location: These 3 points are uniformly located on the anterior aspect of the leg
along the course of the anterior tibial crest.
Si4 Hua1 Shang4 [ML77.08 ‘Four Rowers Upper’] - This point is located 3 cun distal to
the lateral ‘eye of the knee’ immediately lateral and adherent to the anterior tibial crest at
the level of St-36WH0. St-36WHO is 1 finger breadth lateral to the anterior tibial crest.
'] />> Si4 Hua1 Zhong1 [ML77.09 ‘Four Rowers Middle’] - This point is located 4.5 cun distal
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Si4 Hua1 Xia4 [ML77.11 ‘Four Rowers Lower’] - This point is located 5 cun distal to Si4 _J

Hua1 Zhong1 [ML77.09 ‘Four Rowers Middle’], i.e. 12.5 cun distal to the lateral ‘eye of
the knee’ immediately lateral and adherent to the anterior tibial crest.
Reaction Area: Six Bowels, Six Bowels auxiliary, Lung branch, and Heart branch
reaction areas.
Indications: Asthma, dyspnea, ophthalmic diseases (oculodynia, keratitis, conjunctivitis, J
cataract, hordeolum, etc.), endocarditis, angina pectoris, arrhythmia, palpitations,
cardiodynia, myocardial infarction, coronary arteriosclerosis, pitting edema, enteritis,
acute gastroenteritis, abdominal distention, stomach ache, pulmonary carcinoma (reduces
symptomatology - not a radical cure), emphysema, pneumonia, bruxism, toothache, and
elbow pain.
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Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion 2 to 3 cun.
Illustrative Combination: ‘Let’ 77-02 ‘Four Rowers Three Needles’; then needle 33-03 J
‘Heart Spirit Three Needles’ and 44-02 ‘Brachial Three Ancestors’ to address
arrhythmias, palpitations, and angina pectoris.
Note 1: If one should note clearly visible veinules along the course of the Foot Yang2
Ming2 Stomach Channel in, or around, the vicinity of these points, one should ‘let’ these
points instead of needling with the filiform needle.
Note 2: 77-02 ‘Four Rowers Three Needles’, like 88-01 ‘Passing Through the Kidney
Three Needles’, has the ability to ‘Regulate the Spleen and Stomach’, ‘Upbear and
Downbear’, and ‘Regulate and Supplement the Later Heaven Qi’.

Note 3: Because the points constituting this Dao3 Ma3 group are in proximity of the Foot
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Stomach. Because the Foot Yang2 Ming2 Stomach Channel passes by the Heart Viscus,
this Dao3 Ma3 group may also be used to address Heart disorders. Should a vein appear in
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Note 4: Needling perpendicularly 2 cun treats disorders of the Spleen, Stomach, and
Lung. Needling perpendicularly 3 cun treats disorders of the Heart. ‘Letting’ these points
treats coronary arteriosclerosis, acute gastroenteritis, a sense of oppression and fullness in
the chest, pleurisy, etc.

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77-03 ‘Leg Stomach Three Needles’


This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises ST-36ÿ0, 81-37ÿ°, and ST-39WHO

Point Location: These three points are located along the anterior aspect of the leg, one
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Reaction Area: Spleen and Stomach reaction areas. J

Indications: Gastritis, gastralgia, duodenal ulcer, vertigo, tinnitus aurium, vexation,


agitation, faintness/lightheadedness/giddiness, diarrhea, constipation, dysentery, sore-
achy knee and leg, and lack of strength of the lower extremities.

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Illustrative Combination: Combine 77-03 ‘Leg Stomach Three Needles’ with 11-07
‘Finger Heart Three Needles’ and 1212-02 ‘Stomach Three Needles’ to address duodenal J
ulcers.

Note 1: This Dao3 Ma3 group is very useful in the geriatric practice because it effectively
‘Regulates the Bowels and the Viscera’, ‘Supplements the Origin’, ‘Secures the Essence’,
and strengthens the lower extremities.

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This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises ST-35WHO, Nei4 Xi1 Yan3 (OB M-LE-16), and
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Point Location: These three points are located around the anterior aspect of the knee.

ST-35WHO [DU2 Bi2 ‘Calf s Nose’] - This point is found in the depression lateral to the
patellar ligament immediately distal to the patella; locate the point with the knee flexed.

Nei4 Xi1 Yan3 [~OB M-LE-16 ‘Inner Eye of the Knee’] - This point is found in the
depression medial to the patellar ligament immediately distal to the patella; locate the
point with the knee flexed.

GB-34WHO [Yang2 Ling2 Quan2 ‘Yang Mound Spring’] - This point is located in the
depression anterior and slightly distal to the head of the fibula at the proximal tibiofibular
joint; locate the point with the knee flexed.

Reaction Area: Six Bowels reaction area.

Indications: Flaccid paralysis of the lower extremity, paresthesiae (‘numbness’, tingling,


burning, etc.) of the feet, pathological changes of the knee joint, knee swelling and pain,
jaundice, weakness of the lower extremities, and swelling and pain of the elbow joint.

Method of Manipulation: Needle ST-35WHO obliquely from lateral to medial and Nei4 Xi1
Yan3 from medial to lateral to a depth of 1~2 cun. Needle GB-34WHO perpendicularly 1 ~
3 cun.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 77-04 ‘Knee Three Needles’ with 44-03 ‘Shoulder
Center Vertical Three Needles’ and 1010-02 ‘Head Three Meetings’ to address flaccid
paralysis of the lower extremity. J
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This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Yi1 Zhong4 (ML77.05), Er4 Zhong4 (ML77.06), and San1
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Point Location: These 3 points are uniformly located on the lateral aspect of the distal
leg. _i

Yi1 Zhong4 [ML77.05 ‘One Weight’] - This point is located by coursing 3 cun proximal
then 1 cun anterior to the apex (as viewed from posterior to anterior) of the lateral
malleolus. This point is one and the same as the ‘new’ PRC state mandated 06-39ÿ°
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Er4 Zhong4 [ML77.06 ‘Two Weight’] - This point is located 2 cun proximal to Yi1 J
Zhong4 [ML77.05 ‘One Weight’], i.e. course 5 cun proximal then 1 cun anterior to the
apex (as viewed from posterior to anterior) of the lateral malleolus.

San1 Zhong4 [ML77.07 ‘Three Weight’] - This point is located 2 cun proximal to Er4
Zhong4 [ML77.06 ‘Two Weight’], i.e. course 7 cun proximal then 1 cun anterior to the
apex (as viewed from posterior to anterior) of the lateral malleolus. _j

Reaction Area: Heart branch, Lung branch, and Spleen reaction areas.

Indications: Thyromegaly, hyperthyroidism (due to Heart pathology), exophthalmos,


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(‘Lump Glomus’ - ‘lump’ in the abdomen), Liver disease, cerebral neoplasm, cerebral
concussion, meningitis, laryngitis, splenomegaly, splenitis, mastitis, mastodynia, and
lobular mastoplasia.
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Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion 1 to 2 cun.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 77-05 ‘Three Weights Three Needles’ with 77-08
‘Straight Brain Three Needles’ to address cerebral concussion. Combine with 88-06
‘Thigh Spleen Three Needles’ to address splenomegaly.

Note 1: The 77-05 ‘Three Weights Three Needles’ and 77-06 ‘Lateral Three Passes’ Dao3
Ma3 groups are very important for addressing tumors because they ‘Move Qi’, ‘Break
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points/groups specific for the tissue/organ affected.

Note 2: Both 77-08 ‘Straight Brain Three Needles’ and 77-05 ‘Three Weights Three
Needles’ are used to address cerebral disorders. 77-08 ‘Straight Brain Three Needles’
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glossopharyngeal neuralgia, etc.). While 77-05 ‘Three Weights Three Needles’ similarly
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pathological changes of the brain.

Note 3: When addressing thyromegaly and/or hyperthyroidism, needle 77-05 ‘Three


Weights Three Needles’, 77-02 ‘Four Flowers Three Needles’, and 33-03 ‘Heart Spirit

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E2 Jiu3 (ML VT.01 ‘Throat Moth Nine’), and Zong3 Shu1 (ML1010.07 ‘All Pivot’) as
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This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Wai4 San1 Guan1 Er4(ML77.27), Wai4 San1 Guan1 Yi1
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Point Location: These 3 points are uniformly located on the lateral aspect of the leg along
a line extending from the proximal extremity of the head of the fibula to the apex (as
viewed from posterior to anterior) of the lateral malleolus.
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Wai4 San1 Guan1 Er4 [ML77.27 ‘Outer Three Gate Two’] - This point is located on the
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Wai4 San1 Guan1 Yi1 [ML77.27 ‘Outer Three Gate One’] - Locate this point by bisecting
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the distance from Wai4 San1 Guan1 Er4 [ML77.27 ‘Outer Three Gate Two’] to the apex
(as viewed from posterior to anterior) of the lateral malleolus along the course of the
aforementioned line.

Wai4 San1 Guan1 San1 [ML77.27 ‘Outer Three Gate Three’] - Locate this point by
bisecting the distance from Wai4 San1 Guan1 Er4 [ML77.27 ‘Outer Three Gate Two’] to
the proximal extremity of the head of the fibula along the course of the aforementioned
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Reaction Area: Lung and Liver branch reaction areas.
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Indications: Tonsillitis, laryngitis, a variety of neoplasms including carcinoma of the
larynx and pulmonary carcinoma (reduces symptomatology - not a radical cure),
parotiditis, shoulder pain, brachial pain, scapulothoracic syndrome, rhinophyma, acne, J
otitis media, trigeminal neuralgia, and cervical tuberculous lymphadenitis.

Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion 1 to 1.5 cun or ‘let’ with a three edged
needle.
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Weights Three Needles’, 22-06 ‘Control Three Needles’, and 77-14 ‘Beside Three Miles
Three Needles’ to address tonsillitis.

Note 1: The nature of the points that compose the 77-06 ‘Lateral Three Passes’ and 77-05
‘Three Weights Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 groups are similar in that they both ‘Disperse
Swelling’ and ‘Break Qi’. Ergo, these functions render said Dao3 Ma3 groups effective
adjuncts in addressing tumors.

Note 2: Combine either 77-06 ‘Lateral Three Passes’ or 77-05 ‘Three Weights Three J
Needles’ with 88-03 ‘Thigh Team of Four Horses’ to effectively address red, swollen
‘angry’ decubitus ulcers. ‘Let’ the affected areas to enhance the treatment.
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77-07 ‘Seven Tigers Three Needles’


This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Qi1 Hu3 Yi1 (ML77.26), Qi1 Hu3 Er4 (ML77.26), and Qi1
Hu3 San1 (ML77.26).
Point Location: These 3 points are uniformly located on the posterolateral aspect of the
distal leg. The points are found on a line 1.5 cun posterior to the apex (as viewed from J
posterior to anterior) of the lateral malleolus; this line lies superior to BL-60WHO.

Qi1 Hu3 Yi1 [ML77.26 ‘Seven Tigers One’] - This point is located on the line delineated J
above 2 cun proximal to the level of the apex of the lateral malleolus.

Qi1 Hu3 Er4 [ML77.26 ‘Seven Tigers Two’] - This point is located on the line delineated
above 2 cun proximal to Qi1 Hu3 Yi1 [ML77.26 ‘Seven Tigers One’], i.e. 4 cun proximal
to the level of the apex of the lateral malleolus.

Qi1 Hu3 San1 [ML77.26 ‘Seven Tigers Three’] - This point is located on the line
delineated above 2 cun proximal to Qi1 Hu3 Er4 [ML77.26 ‘Seven Tigers Two’], i.e. 6
cun proximal to the level of the apex of the lateral malleolus.

Reaction Area: Thoracic cage reaction area.

Indications: Periclavicular inflammation, stemalgia with swelling and distention, scapular


pain, pleurisy, and strain of the lateral cervical musculature.
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Illustrative Combination: Combine 77-07 ‘Seven Tigers Three Needles’ with 22-05 J
‘Control the Spine Three Needles’ and 22-06 ‘Control Three Needles’ to address
periscapular pain.
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Channel which traverses the lateral regions of the body. This explains why said Dao3 Ma3
group treats lateral structures such as the clavicle, scapula, and lateral cervical -J
musculature. One may consider using this Dao3 Ma3 group to affect virtually any
structure traversed by the Foot Shao4 Yang2 Gallbladder Channel.
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treating ‘old’ blunt trauma to the thoracic cage. One should first ‘let’ the areas affected by
the blunt trauma and follow by needling 77-07 ‘Seven Tigers Three Needles’ and 88-03 -J
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This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Zheng4 Nao3 Yi1 (NA), Zheng4 Nao3 Er4 (NA), and
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Point Location: These 3 points are uniformly located on the tendo calcaneus (Achilles
tendon) of the posterior aspect of the distal leg.

Zheng4 Nao3 Yi1 [NA ‘Upright Brain One’] - This point is located 4.5 cun proximal to
the plantar surface of the heel on the tendo calcaneus (Achilles tendon) of the posterior
aspect of the distal leg. It is found midway between Zheng4 Jin1 [ML77.01 ‘Upright
Sinew’] and Zheng4 Zong1 [ML77.02 ‘Upright Ancestor’] of the 77-09 ‘Leg Spine Three
Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group.

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the posterior aspect of the distal leg. It is found midway between Zheng4 Zong1
[ML77.02 ‘Upright Ancestor’] and Zheng4 Shi4 [ML77.03 ‘Upright Scholar’] of the 77-
09 ‘Leg Spine Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group.

Zheng4 Nao3 San![NA ‘Upright Brain Three’] - This point is located 2 cun proximal to
Zheng4 Nao3 Er4 [NA ‘Upright Brain Two’] on the tendo calcaneus (Achilles tendon) of
the posterior aspect of the distal leg. It is found 1 cun proximal to Zheng4 Shi4 [ML77.03
‘Upright Scholar’] of the 77-09 ‘Leg Spine Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group.

Reaction Area: Brain reaction area.

Indications: Leg cramps, acute gastroenteritis, cholera, sore achy back, lumbalgia,
occipital headache, torticollis, increased tone of the neck muscles, and epistaxis.

Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion 1 to 2 cun. The best results are obtained J
if the tip of the needle reaches the tibia.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 77-08 ‘Straight Brain Three Needles’ with 11-17
‘Finger Spine Three Needles’ and 22-06 ‘Control Three Needles’ to address occipital
headache.
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first apply Tui1 Na2 and joint mobilization prior to needling 77-08 ‘Straight Brain Three
Needles’ in order to maximize the clinical results. J
Note 2: 77-08 ‘Straight Brain Three Needles’ may be used to treat cerebral concussion.
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This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Zheng4 Jin1 (ML77.01), Zheng4 Zong1 (ML77.02), and
Zheng4 Shi4 (ML77.03).
Point Location: These 3 points are uniformly located on the tendo calcaneus (Achilles
tendon) of the posterior aspect of the distal leg.
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Zheng4 Jin1 [ML77.01 ‘Upright Sinew’] - This point is located 3.5 cun proximal to the
plantar surface of the heel, on the tendo calcaneus (Achilles tendon) of the posterior
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Zheng4 Zong1 [ML77.02 ‘Upright Ancestor’] - This point is located 2 cun proximal to
Zheng4 Jin1 [ML77.01 ‘Upright Sinew’] on the tendo calcaneus (Achilles tendon) of the
posterior aspect of the distal leg.
Zheng4 Shi4 [ML77.03 ‘Upright Scholar’] - This point is located 2 cun proximal to
Zheng4 Zong1 [ML77.02 ‘Upright Ancestor’], i.e. 4 cun proximal to Zheng4 Jin1
[ML77.01 ‘Upright Sinew’] on the tendo calcaneus (Achilles tendon) of the posterior
aspect of the distal leg.
Reaction Area: Liver auxiliary, Heart auxiliary, Lung branch, and Vertebral reaction
areas.
Indications: Vertebral sprain-strains, vertebral periostitis, vertebral degenerative disc
disease, spondylosis deformans, spinal rigidity, reduced vertebral ranges of motion,
sciatica, lumbalgia, cervicalgia, torticollis, spondylophytes, scapulothoracic syndrome,
hydrocephalus, occipital headache, chronic pyelitis, and ‘Shan QC (funicular hernia,
inguinal hernia, internal hernia, direct hernia).
Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion 5fen to 1 cun; insert to the tibia for best
results.
Illustrative Combination: Combine 77-09 ‘Leg Spine Three Needles’ with 11-17 ‘Finger
Spine Three Needles’, 44-01 ‘Straight Spine Three Needles’, and 22-05 ‘Control the
Spine Three Needles’ to address spondylosis deformans of the cervical spine.
Note 1: Zheng4 Jin1 [ML77.01 ‘Upright Sinew’], Zheng4 Zong1 [ML77.02 ‘Upright
Ancestor’], and Zheng4 Shi4 [ML77.03 ‘Upright Scholar’] are located along the course of
the Foot Tai4 Yang2 Urinary Bladder Channel and, therefore, influence all areas traversed
by that channel.
Note 2: When needling 77-09 ‘Leg Spine Three Needles’, the needles should pass
completely through the tendo calcaneus (Achilles tendon) to the tibia. This is not
dangerous and one should reassure the patient as to its safety (though it may be somewhat
painful in sensitive individuals).

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Note 3: 77-09 ‘Leg Spine Three Needles’ enters the Foot Tai4 Yang2 Urinary Bladder
Channel and is very effective when combined with ‘letting’ the affected area of the
vertebral column as well as Bl-40WHO
Note 4: When using 77-09 ‘Leg Spine Three Needles’ to address cervical complaints, one
should needle the patient in the prone position if at all practicable. Once the needles are
in place, the clinician should direct the patient to perform cervical flexion, extension,
rotation, and lateral flexion ranges of motion exercises. This should be performed for a
period of 5 to 10 minutes with 7 to 10 second rests between repetitions (a total of @ 6 to
8 reps/min.) prior to needling any local cervical points.

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Point Location: These three points are located along the posterior aspect of the leg.

BL-40WHO [Wei3 Zhong1 ‘Bend Center’] - This point is located at the center of the J
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BL-55WHO [He2 Yang2 ‘Yang Union’] - This point is located 2 cun distal to Bl-40,WHO J
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located between the medial and lateral bellies of the gastrocnemius muscle where they
give rise to the calcaneal tendon.

Reaction Area: Bladder organ and Kidney branch reaction areas.


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Indications: Sore-achy lower extremities, overactive bladder, frequent urination,


hemorrhoids, anal prolapse, lower abdominal pain, cystitis, dysentery, and nocturnal
enuresis.

Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion 1-2 cun; one may use a three edged
needle and ‘let’ Bl-40WHO

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crease, 1 cun lateral to Bl-40WHO and immediately medial to the tendon of the biceps
femoris muscle; flex the knee joint to accentuate the transverse popliteal crease.

Wei3 Yin1 [NA ‘Bend Yin’] - This point is located on the transverse popliteal crease, 1
cun medial to Bl-40WHO and immediately lateral to the tendons of the semitendinosus and
semimembranosus muscles; flex the knee joint to accentuate the transverse popliteal
crease.

Reaction Area: Six Bowels and Brain branch reaction areas.

Indications: Mania, sunstroke, heatstroke, various toxicoses, ‘Heat-Dizziness’, nocturnal


diaphoresis, CVA sequelae, abdominal pain, lumbalgia, dorsalgia, enuresis, lower
extremity flaccidity, nausea and vomiting, and pain in the popliteal region.
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needle.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 77-11 ‘Popliteal Three Needles’ with 22-01 ‘Palm
Knee Three Needles’ and 44-04 ‘Shoulder Inferior Transverse Three Needles’ for pain in
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This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Tian1 Huang2 (ML77.17), Ren2 Huang2 (ML77.21), and
Di4 Huang2 (ML77.19).
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Point Location: These 3 points are uniformly located on the medial aspect of the leg on
the Foot Tai4 Yin1 Spleen Channel.
Tian1 Huang2 [ML77.17 ‘Heaven Emperor’] - Dr. Li Guo-Zheng locates this point 1 cun
distal to Sp-9™0, on the medial aspect of the leg, between the medial border of the tibia
and the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle. Drs. Hu, Lai, Yang, and Lee locate this
point at Sp-9WH0.
Ren2 Huang2 [ML77.21 ‘Human Emperor’] - Dr. Li locates this point 3.5 cun proximal
to the apex (as viewed from posterior to anterior) of the medial malleolus on the Foot
Tai4 Yin1 Spleen Channel, i.e. Ren2 Huang2 [ML77.21 ‘Human Emperor’] is located 5
fen proximal to Sp-6 WH0. Drs. Hu, Lai, Yang, and Lee locate this point 3 cun proximal to
the medial malleolus at Sp-6WH°.
Di4 Huang2 [ML77.19 ‘Earth Emperor’] - Dr. Li locates this point 4 cun proximal to
Ren2 Huang2 [ML77.21 ‘Human Emperor’], i.e. 7.5 cun proximal to the apex (as viewed
from posterior to anterior) of the medial malleolus on the Foot Tai4 Yin1 Spleen Channel.
Drs. Hu, Lai, Yang, and Lee locate this point 7 cun proximal to the medial malleolus and
state that this point is one and the same as Sp-7. Bensky, CAM, etc. all locate Sp-7: ‘3
units directly above Sp-6’, which would place it 6 cun proximal to the medial malleolus.
This discrepancy has yet to be reconciled.
Reaction Area: Kidney, Six Bowels, Heart branch, Kidney branch, and Lung branch
reaction areas.
Indications: Hyperchlorhydria, reflux, edema of the limbs, carpal tunnel syndrome,
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ejaculation, spermatorrhea, oneirogmus, proteinuria, hematuria, hysteromyoma,
menoxenia, peripheral neuropathy, intention tremors, spondylophytes, and ‘Kidney
Depletion’ lumbalgia.
Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion 5fen to 2 cun.
Illustrative Combination: Combine 77-12 ‘Lower Three Emperors’ with 88-01 ‘Passing
Through the Kidney Three Needles’ and 44-09 ‘Three Spirits Three Needles’ to address
impotence.
Note 1: 1 employ the point locations described by Dr. Li with good results. When I wish
to use Sp-9ÿH0 and Sp-b1™0, I opt to employ the 77-13 ‘Kidney Three Needles’ Dao3
Ma3 group.
Note 2: One may use 77-12 ‘Lower Three Emperors’ with 88-02 ‘Thigh Three
Thoroughfares’ to treat chronic, long-term insomnia. Add Zhen4 Ding4 (ML1010.08
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Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 groups are identical in that they both ‘Supplement’ and ‘Strengthen’
the Kidney, ‘Bank Up’ the ‘Original Qi’ and ‘Secure’ the ‘Root’.
Note 4: 77-12 ‘Lower Three Emperors’ and 88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’ are commonly
combined with other Dao3 Ma3 groups to treat a plethora of disorders.
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bum moxa on the Ren4 Mai4 (Controlling or Conception Vessel) in the umbilical and
hypogastric regions, on St-36WHO, and on GV-4WH0 to have a positive effect on diabetes
mellitus (requires long term care).

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77-13 4 Kidney Three Needles’


This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Sp-ÿÿ0, Sp-9WHO.andSp-S™0

Point Location: These three points are located along the medial aspect of the leg posterior
to the medial border of the tibia.

Sp-bÿ0 [San1 Yin1 Jiao1 ‘Three Yin Intersection’] - This point is located 3 cun superior
to the apex of the medial malleolus posterior to the medial border of the tibia.

Sp-9WH0 [Yin1 Ling2 Quan2 ‘Yin Mound Spring’] - This point is located at the inferior
margin of the medial condyle of the tibia where it becomes continuous with the medial
border of the tibia. The point is situated between the tibia and the medial head of the J
gastrocnemius muscle.

Sp-8WHO [Di4 Ji1 ‘Earth’s Crux’] - This point is located 3 cun inferior to Sp-9WHO
posterior to the medial border of the tibia.

Reaction Area: Kidney, Six Bowels, Heart branch, Kidney branch, and Lung branch
reaction areas.

Indications: Insomnia, palpitations, abdominal distention, ‘Vacuity-Taxation’, ‘Kidney-


Depletion’, spermatorrhea, leukorrhea, priapism, uterine prolapse, lumbalgia, sore-achy
lower extremities, dysmenorrhea, irregular menstruation, impotence, and strangury.

Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion 5fen ~ 2 cun.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 77-13 ‘Kidney Three Needles’ with 11-13 ‘Phoenix J
Nest Three Needles’, 88-01 ‘Passing Through the Kidney Three Needles’, and 44-09
‘Three Spirits Three Needles’ to address uterine prolapse.

Note 1: The 77-13 ‘Kidney Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group is very effective in
addressing ‘Kidney-Vacuity’, ‘Spleen-Weakness’, and ‘Regulating the San1 Jiao1 (Triple
Burner)’.

Note 2: This Dao3 Ma3 group effectively regulates the San1 Jiao1 (Triple Burner). When
used frequently, it is effective in reducing the frequency and severity of disorders of the
‘Bowels and Viscera’.

Note 3: This Dao3 Ma3 group is also effective in addressing a myriad of gynecological
disorders stemming from ‘Kidney-Vacuity’ and ‘Spleen-Weakness’.

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77-14 ‘Beside Three Miles Three Needles’


This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Ce4 San1 Li3 (ML77.22), Ce4 Xia4 San1 Li3 (ML77.23),
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Point Location: These 3 points are uniformly located on the lateral aspect of the proximal
leg on the Foot Shao4 Yang2 Gallbladder Channel and are most easily located with the
knee joint flexed to 90°.

Ce4 San1 Li3 [ML77.22 ‘Beside Three Miles’] - This point is located on the Foot Shao4
Yang2 Gallbladder Channel 1.5 cun lateral to ST-Soÿ0 on the lateral aspect of the
proximal leg.

Ce4 Xia4 San1 Li3 [ML77.23 ‘Beside Below Three Miles’] - This point is located on the
Foot Shao4 Yang2 Gallbladder Channel 2 cun distal to Ce4 San1 Li3 [ML77.22 ‘Beside
Three Miles’] on the lateral aspect of the proximal leg.

GB-34WHO [Yang2 Ling2 Quan2 ‘Yang Mound Spring’] - This point is located in a
depression found immediately anterior and inferior to the proximal tibiofibular joint on
the lateral aspect of the proximal leg.

Reaction Area: Lung branch, Six Bowels, and Teeth reaction areas.

Indications: Toothache, trigeminal neuralgia, atypical facial pain, migraine HA,


blepharospasm, supraorbital pain, labyrinthitis, parotiditis, glossopharyngeal neuralgia,
lingual hypertrophy, laryngeal tumor*, lingual neoplasm*, nasal congestion, facial
distortion (wry mouth/deviation of eyes), facial paresthesiae, facial paralysis, Bell’s
palsy, facial tics, malar pain, pharyngeal tuberculosis, retropharyngeal pustule, swelling
of the larynx and pharynx, tonsillitis, goiter, esophagitis, esophageal spasm, intercostal
neuralgia, costal pain, hepatitis, cholecystitis, abdominal distention, pain due to
appendicitis, peritonitis, colon carcinoma*, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, gastric ulcer, peptic
ulcer, gastralgia, gastritis, gastroenteritis, gastric carcinoma*, gastroptosis, gastrospasm,
malignant lymphoma*, upper extremity pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and pneumonia.
*Improvement in symptomatology, not a radical cure.

Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion 5fen to 1.5 cun.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 77-14 ‘Beside Three Miles Three Needles’ with 11-18
‘Finger Earth Three Needles’, 77-05 ‘Three Weights Three Needles’, and 88-11 ‘Thigh
579 Miles Three Needles’ to address migraine HA.

Note 1: Dr. Hu Bing-Quan utilizes ‘special’ locations for Ce4 San1 Li3 [ML77.22 ‘Beside
Three Miles’] and Ce4 Xia4 San1 Li3 [ML77.23 ‘Beside Below Three Miles’] when
treating gastric disturbances. Each ‘special’ point is 1 cun distal to the locations
delineated above and used only on the right leg.
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Note 2: 77-14 ‘Beside Three Miles Three Needles’ is an extremely important Dao3 Ma3
group as can be deduced from the extensive list of indications. When employing this
Dao3 Ma3 group one should needle contralateral to the side affected.

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88-01 ‘Passing Through the Kidney Three Needles’


Tong1 Shen4, Tong1 Wei4, and Tongr Bei4.
88-02 ‘Thigh Three Thoroughfares’
Tong1 Xin1, Tong1 Guan1, and Tong1 Tian1.
88-03 ‘Thigh Team of Four Horses’
Si4 Ma3 Xia4, Si4 Ma3 Zhong1, and Si4 Ma3 Shang4.
88-04 ‘Thigh Three Springs’
Xia4 Quan2, Zhong1 Quan2, and Shang4 Quan2.
88-05 ‘Thigh Nine Miles Three Needles’
Zhong1 Jiu3 Li3, Shang4 Jiu3 Li3, and Xia4 Jiu3 Li3.
88-06 ‘Thigh Spleen Three Needles’
Tu3 Chang1 Yi1, Tu3 Chang1 Er4, Tu3 Chang1 San1, Tu3 Chang1 Si4, and Tu3 Chang1 Wu3.
88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’
r Ming2 Huang2, Tian1 Huang2, and Qi2 Huang2.
88-08 ‘Pacify the Spine Three Needles’
p* An1 Ji3 Yi1 , An1 Ji3 Er4 , An1 Ji3 San1 , An1 Ji3 Si4 , An1 Ji3 Wu3 , and An1 Ji3 Liu4 .
88-09 ‘Fortify the Hip Three Needles’
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88-10 ‘Three Sisters Three Needles’
Jie3 Mei4 Yi1, Jie3 Mei4 Er4, and Jie3 Mei4 San1.
88-11 ‘Thigh 579 Miles Three Needles’
Wu3 Li3, Qi1 Li3, and Jiu3Li3.

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88-01 ‘Passing Through the Kidney Three


Needles’
ThisDao3 Ma3 group comprises Tong1 Shen4 (ML88.09), Tong1 Wei4 (ML88.10), and
Tong1 Bei4 (ML88.11).
Point Location: These 3 points are uniformly located distally on the medial aspect of the
anterior thigh on the Foot Tai4 Yin1 Spleen Channel.
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Tong1 Shen4 [ML88.09 ‘Passing Through the Kidney’] - This point is located proximal
to the superomedial angle of the patella. To locate this point, draw a transverse line
tangent to the superior margin of the patella and a vertical line tangent to the medial
margin of the patella; the point lies at the intersection of these two lines.
Tong1 Wei4 [ML88.10 ‘Passing Through the Stomach’] - This point is located 2 cun
proximal to Tong1 Shen4 [ML88.09 ‘Passing Through the Kidney’].
Tong1 Bei4 [ML88.11 ‘Passing Through the Upper Back’] - This point is located 2 cun
proximal to Tong1 Wei4 [ML88.10 ‘Passing Through the Stomach’], i.e. 4 cun proximal
to Tong1 Shen4 [ML88.09 ‘Passing Through the Kidney’].
Reaction Area: Kidney reaction area.
Indications: Chronic nephritis, pyelonephritis, proteinuria, cystitis, impotence, premature
ejaculation, strangury, diabetes mellitus, ‘Kidney Depletion Dizzy Head’ (giddiness,
faintness, or lightheadedness), lumbalgia, ‘Kidney Viscus Nature Wind-Damp Disease’
(rheumatism), ‘Straw Shoe Wind’ (erythromelalgia?), hypertension, metritis, reddish-
white leukorrhea, gastroenteritis, xerostomia, sore throat, facial edema, systemic edema,
edema of the extremities, shoulder pain, and fatigue.
Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion 3fen to 1 cun.
Illustrative Combination: Combine 88-01 ‘Passing Through the Kidney Three Needles’
with 77-12 ‘Lower Three Emperors’ to address ‘Kidney Depletion’ giddiness.
Note 1: The points constituting 88-01 ‘Passing Through the Kidney Three Needles’ are
located on the Foot Tai4 Yin1 Spleen Channel; the Spleen and Stomach are regarded as
the ‘Root of Later Heaven’. When an individual is ill and exhibits a good appetite, he/she
tends to recover more quickly. With many ‘Vacuity’ disorders, one may elect to
‘Regulate’ the Spleen and Stomach first, in which case this Dao3 Ma3 group is ideal.
Because of its profound strengthening effect on the entire body, this group should be
considered in any case of marked debility.
Note 2: 88-01 ‘Passing Through the Kidney Three Needles’, like 77-02 ‘Four Flowers
Three Needles’, has the ability to ‘Regulate the Spleen and Stomach’, to ‘Upbear and
Downbear’, and to ‘Regulate and Supplement the Later Heaven Qi’.
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r Note 3: 88-01 ‘Passing Through the Kidney Three Needles’ and 77-12 ‘Lower Three
Emperors’ are alike in that they both ‘Supplement’, ‘Strengthen’, and ‘Invigorate’ the
r Kidney, ‘Bank up’ the ‘Original Qi’, ‘Secure’ the ‘Root’ and treat ‘Kidney Vacuity’ or
‘Kidney Depletion’ induced disorders such as: ‘Kidney Depletion’ headache, lumbalgia,
and dorsalgia.
Note 4: According to Drs. Li and Hu, if one needs to ‘Quiet the Fetus’ (euphemism for
preventing miscarriage), one should not use these three points at the same time; rather,
one should use only one of these points per treatment. If the patient has a history of
miscarriage and is not pregnant, one should treat all three points daily for a period of two
weeks; the patient should not have any further problems carrying a fetus to full term.
n Note 5: Formerly, it was prohibited to treat all three of these points simultaneously; this
prohibition has obviously been removed.

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This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Tong1 Xin1 (NA), Tong1 Guan1 (ML88.01), and Tong1
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Point Location: These 3 points are uniformly located on the median plane (midsagittal
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Tong1 Xin1 [NA ‘Passing Through the Heart’] - This point is found on the median plane
(midsagittal plane) of the anterior thigh 1 cun proximal to the center of the superior edge
of the patella.

Tong1 Guan1 [ML88.01 ‘Passing Through the Gate’] - This point is found on the median
plane (midsagittal plane) of the anterior thigh 4 cun proximal to Tong1 Xin1 [NA ‘Passing
Through the Heart’], i.e. 5 cun proximal to the center of the superior edge of the patella.

Tong1 Tian1 [ML88.03 ‘Passing Through the Heavens’] - This point is found on the
median plane (midsagittal plane) of the anterior thigh 4 cun proximal to Tong1 Guan1
[ML88.01 ‘Passing Through the Gate’], i.e. 9 cun proximal to the center of the superior
edge of the patella.

Reaction Area: Heart reaction area.

Indications: Cardiopathy, congestive heart failure, coronary heart disease, arrhythmias,


cardiodynia, rheumatic heart disease, ‘Dizzy Head’ (giddiness, faintness, or
lightheadedness), palpitations, stomach ache, epigastralgia, edema of the lower
extremities, pain in the four extremities, carpal tunnel syndrome, cerebral anemia,
constipation, and knee pain.

Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion 3fen up to 1.5 cun.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 88-02 ‘Thigh Three Thoroughfares’ with 88-03


‘Thigh Team of Four Horses’, 33-10 ‘Hold Three This’, and 33-12 ‘Hold Three Doors’ to
address constipation.

Note 1: There are 5 points located on the median plane (midsagittal plane) of the anterior
thigh. Commencing from the center of the superior edge of the patella, these points are as
follows: Tong1 Xin1 [NA ‘Passing Through the Heart’] 1 cun proximal, Tong1 Ling2 [NA
‘Passing Through the Spirit] 3 cun proximal, Tong1 Guan1 [ML88.01 ‘Passing Through
the Gate’] 5 cun proximal, Tong1 Shan1 [ML88.02 ‘Passing Through the Mountain’] 7
cun proximal, and Tong1 Tian1 [ML88.03 ‘Passing Through the Heavens’] 9 cun
proximal. Clinically, these 5 points all have very similar functions and any three of the
five points may be used as a Dao3 Ma3 group to address the disorders cataloged above.
Several source texts, however, prohibit the simultaneous bilateral needling of six of these
points.
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Note 2: One may use 88-02 ‘Thigh Three Thoroughfares’ with 77-12 ‘Lower Three
Emperors’ to treat chronic, long-term insomnia. Add Zhen4 Ding4 (ML1010.08 ‘Settle
Quiet’) to enhance the effect. The insomnia in this case is due to a chronic, long-term
derangement of Heart-Kidney interaction. While acupuncture by itself will re-establish
the proper Heart-Kidney interaction in this case, many treatments may be necessary. Use
of Chinese herbal medicine will expedite the desired clinical outcome.

Note 3: Use 88-02 ‘Thigh Three Thoroughfares’ with 33-03 ‘Heart Spirit Three Needles’
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Point Location: These 3 points are uniformly located 1 cun lateral to the median plane
(midsagittal plane) of the anterior thigh on the Foot Yang2 Ming2 Stomach Channel.
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proximal to the superolateral angle of the patella, i.e. proceed 1 cun lateral and then 5.5
cun proximal to the center of the superior edge of the patella.
Si4 Ma3 Zhong1 [ML88.17 ‘Middle Team of Four Horses’] - This point is located 2 cun
proximal to Si4 Ma3 Xia4 [ML88.19 ‘Lower Team of Four Horses’]. It is found 7.5 cun J
proximal to the superolateral angle of the patella, i.e. proceed 1 cun lateral and then 7.5
cun proximal to the center of the superior edge of the patella.
Si4 Ma3 Shang4 [ML88.18 ‘Upper Team of Four Horses’] - This point is located 2 cun
proximal to Si4 Ma3 Zhong1 [ML88.17 ‘Middle Team of Four Horses’]. It is found 9.5
cun proximal to the superolateral angle of the patella, i.e. proceed 1 cun lateral and then
9.5 cun proximal to the center of the superior edge of the patella.
Reaction Area: Liver branch and Lung reaction areas.
Indications: Costal pain, pleurodynia, pleurisy, ‘Lung Insufficiency’ induced sciatica and
lumbatgia, weakened pulmonary function, emphysema, pulmonary diseases in general,
pulmonary edema, pulmonary tuberculosis, lung cancer (amelioration of symptoms, not a
radical cure), thoracalgia, rhinitis, deafness, tinnitus aurium, otitis, facial paralysis,
conjunctivitis, asthma, dyspnea, mastitis, hemiplegia, psoriasis, neurodermatitis,
dermatoses in general, allergic dermatitis, acne, lower extremity sprains/strains, blunt
trauma to the chest, and goiter.
Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion 1 to 3 cun.
Illustrative Combination: Combine 88-03 ‘Thigh Team of Four Horses’ with 1111-02
‘Three Branches Three Needles’, 88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’, and 11-02 ‘Finger Three i

Yellow’ to address allergic dermatitis.


Note 1: There is considerable disagreement amongst the various experts regarding the
locations of these points. Disagreement among the various Taiwanese authors is not
uncommon and may merely reflect the evolution of Master Tung’s research and teachings
to his divers apprentices. The locations described above are those provided by Dr. Li
Guo-Zheng. Drs. Lai, Hu, and Yang locate each point 5 fen distal to those delineated by
Dr. Li. Dr. Miriam Lee locates her points by proceeding 2 cun lateral and then 4, 6, and 8
cm proximal respectively, to the center of the superior edge of the patella. Personally I
alternate between the locations provided by Dr. Li and Drs. Lai, Hu, and Yang.
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asthma, dyspnea, disorders of the nose, etc. Combine the 33-04 ‘Anterior Antebrachial
Scholar Three Needles’ to further enhance the clinical efficacy.
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influence skin type, and ‘Regulate’ and ‘Adjust’ the ‘Defensive-Qi’. Thus, it is useful in
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Note 4: To treat endocrine exophthalmos, needle 88-03 ‘Thigh Team of Four Horses’,
77-05 ‘Three Weights Three Needles’, 33-03 ‘Heart Spirit Three Needles’ and follow by
‘letting’ Zong3 Shu1 (ML1010.07 ‘All Pivot’), Hou2 E2 Jiu3 (MLVT.01), and 77-02 ‘Four
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This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Xia4 Quan2 (ML88.20), Zhong1 Quan2 (ML88.21), and
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Point Location: These 3 points are uniformly located along the midline (coronal plane) of
the lateral thigh on the Foot Shao4 Yang2 Gallbladder Channel.

Xia4 Quan2 [ML88.20 ‘Lower Spring’] - This point is located on the midline (coronal
plane) of the lateral thigh 2.5 cun proximal to the transverse popliteal crease.

Zhong1 Quan2 [ML88.21 ‘Middle Spring’] - This point is located on the midline (coronal
plane) of the lateral thigh 2 cun proximal to Xia4 Quan2 [ML88.20 ‘Middle Spring’], i.e. J
4.5 cun proximal to the transverse popliteal crease.

Shang4 Quan2 [ML88.22 ‘Upper Spring’] - This point is located on the midline (coronal
plane) of the lateral thigh 2 cun proximal to Zhong1 Quan2 [ML88.21 ‘Middle Spring’],
i.e. 6.5 cun proximal to the transverse popliteal crease.

Reaction Area: Lung and facial motor reaction areas.

Indications: Facial paralysis, facial tics, blepharospasm, facial distortion (wry mouth),
strabismus, tinnitus, deafness, shoulder pain, dysmenorrhea, cerebral embolism,
hemiplegia, and the sequela of CVA.

Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion from 3 ~ 5fen up tol ~ 2 cun.

Illustrative Combination: To address blepharospasm, combine 88-04 ‘Thigh Three


Springs’ with 77-14 ‘Beside Three Miles Three Needles’ and 77-12 ‘Lower Three
Emperors’.

Note 1: Should any of these three points exhibit tenderness on pressure, one should ‘let’
that/those point(s) with a three edged needle (prismatic needle).

Note 2: The 88-04 ‘Thigh Three Springs’ Dao3 Ma3 group is useful in the sequela of
CVA. It is used more for addressing facial involvement rather than extremity
involvement. This Dao3 Ma3 group is also somewhat beneficial as an adjunct in
gynecological disorders.

Note 3: The 88-04 ‘Thigh Three Springs’ Dao3 Ma3 group, as with most Dao3 Ma3
groups, should be employed contralateral to the side affected, e.g. if the right side of the
face is affected, needle the 88-04 ‘Thigh Three Springs’ Dao3 Ma3 group on the left and
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Note 4: When treating disorders of the muscles of facial expression, facial distortion, or
strabismus, one should first ‘let’ the areas affected; then needle the contralateral 88-04
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88-05 ‘Thigh Nine Miles Three Needles’


This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Zhong1 Jiu3 Li3 (ML88.25), Shang4 Jiu3 Li3 (ML88.26),
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Point Location: These 3 points are uniformly located 9 cun proximal to the center of the
femorotibial joint on the lateral aspect of the thigh. J
Zhong1 Jiu3 Li3 [ML88.25 ‘Central Nine Miles’] - This point is located 9 cun proximal to
the center of the femorotibial joint on the midline (coronal plane) of the lateral thigh.

Shang4 Jiu3 Li3 [ML88.26 ‘Upper Nine Miles’] - This point is located 1.5 cun
transversely anterior to Zhong1 Jiu3 Li3 [ML88.25 ‘Central Nine Miles’].

Xia4 Jiu3 Li3 [ML88.27 ‘Lower Nine Miles’] - This point is located 1.5 cun transversely
posterior to Zhong1 Jiu3 Li3 [ML88.25 ‘Central Nine Miles’]. J
Reaction Area: Lungs, Four Limbs, Heart, and Kidneys.

Indications: Dorsalgia, lumbalgia, cervicalgia, vertebral periostitis, spondylophytes,


hemiplegia, hemiparesis, brachial paresthesiae, paresthesiae of the hand, brachial pain
along the course of the Hand Shao4 Yin1 Heart Channel, thigh pain, headache, ‘Dizzy
Head’ (i.e. faintness, giddiness, or lightheadedness), Oculodynia, ophthalmic distention,
various neuralgias, pneumonia, abdominal distention, and abdominal pain.

Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion 8 fen to 1.5 cun.


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‘Four Flowers Three Needles’ and 88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’ to address oculodynia.

Note 1: There is disagreement amongst the various experts regarding the locations of
these points. Disagreement among the various Taiwanese authors is not uncommon and
may merely reflect the evolution of Master Tung’s research and teachings to his divers
apprentices. The points delineated above are those provided by Drs. Lai, Hu, Yang, and
Lee; Dr. Li locates these points 2 cun anterior to the others.

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commencing from the level of the superior margin of the patella, in which case one
proceeds 7 (seven) cun proximally.

Note 2: The 88-05 ‘Thigh Nine Miles Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group is effective in
addressing migratory arthralgia/migratory pain resulting from ‘Wind’ in the Foot Shao4
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88-06 ‘Thigh Spleen Three Needles’


This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Tu3 Chang1 Yi1 (NA), Tu3 Chang1 Er4 (NA), Tu3 Chang1
San1 (NA), Tu3 Chang1 Si4 (NA), and Tu3 Chang1 Wu3 (NA) - select any three of the
five.

Point Location: These points are uniformly located on the medial surface of the thigh.

Tu3 Chang1 Yi1 [NA ‘Earth Prosperous One’] - This point is located 2 cun medial to
Tong1 Shen4 [ML88.09 ‘Passing Through the Kidney’] of the 88-01 ‘Passing Through the
Kidney Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group. Tong1 Shen4 [ML88.09 ‘Passing Through the
Kidney’] is located proximal to the superomedial angle of the patella. To locate the point,
draw a transverse line tangent to the superior margin of the patella and a vertical line
tangent to the medial margin of the patella. Where these two lines intersect is the location
of Tong1 Shen4 [ML88.09 ‘Passing Through the Kidney’]. Proceed 2 cun medial to Tong1
Shen4 [ML88.09 ‘Passing Through the Kidney’] to locate Tu3 Chang1 Yi1 [NA ‘Earth
Prosperous One’].

Tu3 Chang1 Er4 [NA ‘Earth Prosperous Two’] - This point is located 2 cun proximal to
Tu3 Chang1 Yi1 [NA ‘Earth Prosperous One’].
Tu3 Chang1 San1 [NA ‘Earth Prosperous Three’] - This point is located 2 cun proximal to J
Tu3 Chang1 Er4 [NA ‘Earth Prosperous Two’].
Tu3 Chang1 Si4 [NA ‘Earth Prosperous Four’] - This point is located 2 cun proximal to
Tu3 Chang1 San1 [NA ‘Earth Prosperous Three’].
Tu; Chang1 Wu3 [NA ‘Earth Prosperous Five’] - This point is located 2 cun proximal to
Tu3 Chang1 Si4 [NA ‘Earth Prosperous Four’].
Reaction Area: Spleen, Liver, and Gallbladder reaction areas.

Indications: Splenitis, splenomegaly, pain in the four extremities, headache, ‘Dizzy Head’
(giddiness, faintness, or lightheadedness), hyperchlorhydria, hepatitis, cholecystitis, liver
cirrhosis, strabismus, and leukopenia.

Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion 1.5 cun to 2 cun.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 88-06 ‘Thigh Spleen Three Needles’ with 88-04
‘Thigh Three Springs’ and 77-12 ‘Lower Three Emperors’ to treat strabismus.

Note 1: While there are five points listed above, one need only select three of them to
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88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’


This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Ming2 Huang2 (ML88.12), Tian1 Huang2 (ML88.13),
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Point Location: These 3 points are uniformly located along the midline (coronal plane) of
the medial thigh on the Foot Jue2 Yin1 Liver Channel.

Ming2 Huang2 [ML88.12 ‘Bright Yellow’] - This point is located at the exact proximal-
distal center of the midline (coronal plane) on the medial aspect of the thigh. J
Tian1 Huang2 [ML88.13 ‘Heaven Yellow’] - This point is located 3 cun proximal to
Ming2 Huang2 [ML88.12 ‘Bright Yellow’] on the midline (coronal plane) of the medial
aspect of the thigh.

Qi2 Huang2 [ML88.14 ‘This Yellow’] - This point is located 3 cun distal to Ming2 J
Huang2 [ML88.12 ‘Bright Yellow’] on the midline (coronal plane) of the medial aspect
of the thigh.

Reaction Area: Liver, Heart, Gallbladder, Kidney, and Liver branch reaction areas. The
superficial layer (1 inch) corresponds to the Heart, the middle layer (2 inches)
corresponds to the Liver, and the deep layer (3 inches) corresponds to the Kidney.

Indications: Malignant hepatoma (improvement in symptomatology, not a radical cure),


liver cirrhosis, hepatitis, diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis, periostitis of the u
vertebral column, spondylophytes, neurapraxia, axonotmesis, neurotmesis, post CVA
hemiplegia, Meniere’s disease, parkinsonism, bromidrosis, leukemia, leukocytosis,
leukopenia, flatulence, oculodynia, hepatalgia, hepatic hypofunction induced fatigue and
sore low back, ‘Dizzy Head’ (giddiness, faintness, or lightheadedness), bilateral pain in
the hypochondria, cholecystitis, vaginodynia, melanoderma, senile lentigo, insufficient
choleresis induced digestive disturbances, insufficient cholecystokinin induced digestive
disturbances, cardiomegaly, sense of cardiac oppression, and epilepsy.
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Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion 1 to 3 cun. J


Illustrative Combination: Combine 88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’ with 22-03 ‘Hand
Release Three Needles’, 88-06 ‘Thigh Spleen Three Needles’, and 33-12 ‘Hold Three -J
Doors’ to address cholecystitis.

Note 1: 11-02 ‘Finger Three Yellow’, 11-05 ‘Finger Liver Three Needles’, 33-05 ‘Hold J
Liver Spirit Three Needles’, and 88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’ all address disorders of the
Liver. Of these Dao3 Ma3 groups, 88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’ is the most commonly
employed and may be used in virtually any Liver disorder.

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Note 2: To address melanoderma and senile lentigo, first ‘let’ the areas affected then

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principle Dao3 Ma3 groups. Auxiliary Dao3 Ma3 groups include: 77-12 ‘Lower Three
Emperors’, and 77-02 ‘Four Flowers Three Needles’. One should also include
auriculopoints: ‘Endocrine’, ‘Subcortex’, and Ear Shenmen.
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This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises An1 Ji3 Yi1 (NA), An1 Ji3 Er4 (NA), An1 Ji3 San1 (NA),
An1 Ji3 Si4 (NA), An1 Ji3 Wu3 (NA), and An1 Ji3 Liu4 (NA). J
Point Location: These points are uniformly located along the gluteal fold and are
measured in reference to Bl-36WHO; B1-36WH° (Cheng2 Fu2 ‘Support’) lies at the ‘medial J
to lateral’ midpoint of said fold.

An1 Ji3 Yi1 [NA ‘Pacify the Spine One’] - This point is located along the gluteal fold 5 J
fen medial to Bl-36ÿ0 (Cheng2 Fu2 ‘Support’).
An1 Ji3 Er4 [NA ‘Pacify the Spine Two’] - This point is located along the gluteal fold 1 J
cun medial to An1 Ji3 Yi1 [NA ‘Pacify the Spine One’], i.e. 1.5 cun medial to B1-36WH0.

An1 Ji3 San1 [NA ‘Pacify the Spine Three’] - This point is located along the gluteal fold 2
cun medial to An1 Ji3 Yi1 [NA ‘Pacify the Spine One’], i.e. 2.5 cun medial to Bl-36™10.

An1 Ji3 Si4 [NA ‘Pacify the Spine Four’] - This point is located along the gluteal fold 1
cun lateral to An1 Ji3 Yi1 [NA ‘Pacify the Spine One’], i.e. 5fen lateral to B1-36who.

An1 Ji3 Wu3 [NA ‘Pacify the Spine Five’] - This point is located along the gluteal fold 2
cun lateral to An1 Ji3 Yi1 [NA ‘Pacify the Spine One’], i.e. 1.5 cun lateral to B1-36who.

An1 Ji3 Liu4 [NA ‘Pacify the Spine Six’] - This point is located along the gluteal fold 3
cun lateral to An1 Ji3 Yi1 [NA ‘Pacify the Spine One’], i.e. 2.5 cun lateral to B1-36who.

Reaction Area: Kidney and vertebral column reaction areas.

Indications: Sciatica, spondylophytes, degenerative disc disease, degenerative joint


disease of the hip joint, cervical tuberculous lymphadenitis, sacroiliitis, dorsalgia, and
lumbalgia.

Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion 2 to 2.5 cun.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 88-08 ‘Pacify the Spine Three Needles’ with 22-06
‘Control Three Needles’, BLÿ™10, BL-32WHO to address sacroiliitis. J
Note 1: There are a total of 6 points from which to choose 3 for treatment.

Note 2: This is an example of the ‘Three Transverse Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 technique,
which is often used at the site of the lesion.

Note 3: Using 88-08 ‘Pacify the Spine Three Needles’ to treat sciatica, degenerative joint
disease of the hip joint, and spondylophytes/degenerative disc disease is considered to be
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This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Jian4 Kua4 Zhong1 (OB N-LE-55), Jian4 Kua4 Shang4
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Point Location: These three points are located at the ‘hip’, i.e. on the lateral prominence
of the pelvis from the waist to the thigh.

Jian4 Kua4 Zhong1 [~OB N-LE-55 ‘Strengthen Thigh’] - This point is located at the
midpoint of a line connecting the apex of the iliac crest with the superior extremity of the
greater trochanter of the femur.

Jian4 Kua4 Shang4 [NA ‘Strengthen Thigh Superior’] - This point is located half the
distance from Jian4 Kua4 Zhong1 [OB N-LE-55 ‘Strengthen Thigh’] to the apex of the
iliac crest on the line connecting the apex of the iliac crest with the superior extremity of
the greater trochanter of the femur.

Jian4 Kua4 Xia4 [NA ‘Strengthen Thigh Inferior’] - This point is located half the distance
from Jian4 Kua4 Zhong1 [OB N-LE-55 ‘Strengthen Thigh’] to the proximal tip of the
superior extremity of the greater trochanter on the line connecting the apex of the iliac
crest with the superior extremity of the greater trochanter of the femur.

Reaction Area: Six Bowels reaction areas.

Indications: Hemiplegia, paraplegia, sciatica (GB channel), sacroiliac joint dysfunction,


sacroiliitis, and diseases of the hip joint and surrounding soft tissues.

Method of Manipulation: Needle Jian4 Kua4 Zhong1 [OB N-LE-55 ‘Strengthen Thigh’]
perpendicularly 2 ~ 3 cun . Needle Jian4 Kua4 Shang4 [NA ‘Strengthen Thigh Superior’]
obliquely from superior to inferior 2 ~ 3 cun. Needle Jian4 Kua4 Xia4 [NA ‘Strengthen
Thigh Inferior’] obliquely from inferior to superior 2 ~ 3 cun.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 88-09 ‘Fortify the Hip Three Needles’ with 77-14
‘Beside Three Miles Three Needles’, 22-05 ‘Control the Spine Three Needles’, and 33-11
‘Hold Three Fires’ to address sciatica along the Foot Shao4 Yang2 Gallbladder Channel.

Note 1: Using 88-09 ‘Fortify the Hip Three Needles’ to treat degenerative joint disease of
the hip joint or sacroiliitis is considered treating ‘in proximity to the disorder’. One
should also consider employing points ‘distal to the disorder’ such as 22-06 ‘Control
Three Needles’, 22-05 ‘Control the Spine Three Needles’, or 44-03 ‘Shoulder Center
Vertical Three Needles’ to enhance the treatment.

Note 2: The 88-09 ‘Fortify the Hip Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group is fairly effective
when addressing disorders of the Si-joint. First, needle the contralateral Ling2 Gu3 (of 22-
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This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Jie3 Mei4 Yi1 (ML88.04), Jie3 Mei4 Er4 (ML88.05), and
Jie3 Mei4 San1 (ML88.06).
Point Location: These 3 points are uniformly located on a line 1 cun medial to the median
plane (midsagittal plane) on the proximal aspect of the anterior thigh.

Jie3 Mei4 Yi1 [ML88.04 ‘Sister One’] - This point is located by proceeding 1 cun medial
then 1 cun distal to Tong1 Tian1 [ML88.03 ‘Passing Through the Heavens’]. Tong1 Tian1 J
[ML88.03 ‘Passing Through the Heavens’] is found on the median plane (midsagittal
plane) of the anterior thigh 9 cun proximal to the center of the superior edge of the
patella. Thus, Jie3 Mei4 Yi1 [ML88.04 ‘Sister One’] is located 8 cun proximal to the
superomedial angle of the patella.

Jie3 Mei4 Er4 [ML88.05 ‘Sister Two’] - This point is located 2.5 cun proximal to Jie3
Mei4 Yi1 [ML88.04 ‘Sister One’], i.e. proceed 1 cun medial then 1.5 cm proximal Tong1
Tian1 [ML88.03 ‘Passing Through the Heavens’]. Thus, Jie3 Mei4 Er4 [ML88.05 ‘Sister
Two’] is located 10.5 cun proximal to the superomedial angle of the patella.

Jie3 Mei4 San1 [ML88.06 ‘Sister Three’] - This point is located 2.5 cun proximal to Jie3
Mei4 Er4 [ML88.05 ‘Sister Two’], i.e. proceed 1 cun medial then 4.0 cun proximal to J
Tong1 Tian1 [ML88.03 ‘Passing Through the Heavens’]. Thus, Jie3 Mei4 San1 [ML88.06
‘Sister Three’] is located 13 cun proximal to the superomedial angle of the patella.
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Reaction Area: Six Bowels and Kidney branch reaction areas.

Indications: Uterine carcinoma (improvement in symptomatology, not a radical cure),


pruritus vulvae, salpingemphraxis (fallopian tube obstruction), oophoritis, irregular
menstruation, amenorrhea, cystitis, strangury, premature ejaculation, impotence,
intestinal pain, and gastrorrhagia (gastric hemorrhage).

Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion 1.5 cun to 3.0 cun.

Illustrative Combinations: Combine 88-10 ‘Three Sisters Three Needles’ with 11-13
‘Phoenix Nest Three Needles’, 11-15 ‘Gynecology Three Needles’, and 77-06 ‘Lateral
Three Passes’ to treat hysteromyoma. Combine 88-10 ‘Three Sisters Three Needles’ with
77-12 ‘Lower Three Emperors’ and 88-01 ‘Passing Through the Kidney Three Needles’
to treat premature ejaculation.

Note 1: Master Tung’s System of Holographic Surface Projections on the anterior thigh
ascribes the head to the area of the knee and the pelvis, perineum, and genitourinary
regions to the area of the inguinal fold (inguinal ligament). Thus, the component points of
the 88-10 ‘Three Sisters Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group can treat genitourinary
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This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Wu3 Li3 (NA), Qi1 Li3 (NA), and Jiu3Li3 (ML88.25).

Point Location: These 3 points are uniformly located along the midline (coronal plane) of
the lateral thigh on the Foot Shao4 Yang2 Gallbladder Channel.
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Qi1 Li3 [NA ‘Seven Miles’] - This point is located 7 cun proximal to the center of the
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Indications: Dorsalgia, thoracalgia, lumbalgia, cervicalgia, ‘Dizzy Head’ (faintness,


giddiness, or lightheadedness), migraine headache, ophthalmic distention, hemiplegia,
hemiparesis, neuroparalysis, glossopharyngeal neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, hand
paresthesiae, brachial paresthesiae, thigh pain, abdominal distention, dermatoses, and
Lung diseases.

Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion from 8fen up to 3 cun.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 88-11 ‘Thigh 579 Miles Three Needles’ with 22-06
‘Control Three Needles’ and Pian1 Tou2 (NA)* to address a migraine headache; retain
needles for 30 minutes.

Note 1: When locating these points, I prefer to measure from the superior margin of the
patella. In doing so, one should course respectively 3, 5, and 7 cun proximal to the
superior margin of the patella along the Foot Shao4 Yang2 Gallbladder Channel

Note 2: One authority states, “If the reaction area of a given Dao3 Ma3 group includes the
‘Heart’, that Dao3 Ma3 group may be used to address pain”. The author of the source text, J
by use of the term ‘Heart’, is in this case referring to the seat of consciousness, i.e. the
brain. Ergo, the 88-11 ‘Thigh 579 Miles Three Needles’ (Heart reaction area) is
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Note 3: Combine 88-11 ‘Thigh 579 Miles Three Needles’ with 88-03 ‘Thigh Team of
Four Horses’ and 22-06 ‘Control Three Needles’ to address various dermatoses.

Note 4: The 88-11 ‘Thigh 579 Miles Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group is found on the
Foot Shao4 Yang2 Gallbladder Channel and is often used to address ‘lateral’ complaints
such as migraine headaches; treat contralateral to the affected side.

Note 5: The 88-11 ‘Thigh 579 Miles Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group is more effective
p than 88-05 ‘Thigh Nine Miles Three Needles’ in addressing trigeminal neuralgia.
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This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Shen2 Er3 Shang4 (NA), Shen2 Er3 Zhong1 (NA), and
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Point Location: These points are uniformly located on the dorsal surface of the auricle.
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superior extremity of the groove for lowering blood pressure; the medial-lateral location
is 1/3 the distance from the attachment of the auricle on the skull to the margin of the J
helix (groove for lowering blood pressure).

Shen2 Er3 Zhong1 [NA ‘Spirit Ear Central’] - This point is located 2 fen medial to the
center of the dorsal surface of the auricle.

Shen2 Er3 Xia4 [NA ‘Spirit Ear Lower’] - This point is located at the level of the inferior
extremity of the groove for lowering blood pressure; the medial-lateral location is 1/3 the
distance from the attachment of the auricle on the skull to the margin of the helix (groove
for lowering blood pressure).

Reaction Area: Lung and Liver reaction areas.

Indications: Emergency treatment for virtually any acute condition, cardiac emergencies,
headache, ‘Dizzy Head’ (giddiness, faintness, or lightheadedness), vertigo, emesis, liver
failure, weakness of the four extremities, ‘Vacuity Desertion’ (prostration), shock, J
hypercholesterolemia induced ‘Dizzy Head’ (giddiness, faintness, or lightheadedness), a
sense of chest oppression, and motion sickness.

Method of Manipulation: Oblique insertion from superior to inferior 1 ~ 3 fen.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 99-01 ‘Spirit Ear Three Needles’ with 22-06 ‘Control
Three Needles’ and 1010-01 ‘Head Three Needles’ as prophylaxis for motion sickness.

Note 1: This Dao3 Ma3 group is an important one for emergencies whereby ‘Vacuity’
and/or shock give rise to cerebral anemia and an altered state of consciousness.

Note 2: This Dao3 Ma3 group is important for those who are going on a long trip and are
apprehensive about motion sickness, or are concerned that their energy reserves are
inadequate to sustain them on the trip, or for anyone who requires a heightened state of
awareness. Simply needle this group prior to the event as a prophylactic measure to stave
off the onset of motion sickness, provide a heightened state of awareness, and furnish
adequate energy reserves for the trip.

Note 3: This Dao3 Ma3 group is said to be able to ‘Restore a Pulse’, regulate blood
pressure (hypo/hypertension), and generally ‘Supplement’ the body.

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Yin4 Tang2 and bilateral Tai4 Yang2.
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This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Yin4 Tang2 (OB M-HN-3) and bilateral Tai4 Yang2 (OB
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Point Location: These points are uniformly located on the anterior aspect of the head.

Yin4 Tang2 [OB M-HN-3 ‘Seal Hall’] - This point is located on the Governing Vessel at
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the midpoint between the lateral tip of the eyebrow and the lateral canthus of the eye; one
in either temple.

Reaction Area: Brain reaction area.

Indications: Vertigo, migraine headache, and frontal headache.

Method of Manipulation: Needle Yin4 Tang2 [OB M-HN-3 ‘Seal Hall’] obliquely from
superior to inferior to a depth of 1 ~ 2 fen\ needle Tai4 Yang2 [OB M-HN-9 ‘Sun’]
obliquely from anterior to posterior to a depth of 5 ~ 8 fen.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 1010-01 ‘Head Three Needles’ with 22-06 ‘Control
Three Needles’ and 33-03 ‘Heart Spirit Three Needles’ to address frontal headache.

Note 1: While Yin4 Tang2 and Tai4 Yang2 are regarded as ‘extraordinary’ points, they are
actually on the 14 ‘regular’ channels and should be regarded as extra points of the 14
regular channels.

Note 2: The 1010-01 ‘Head Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group is an example of employing
‘local points to treat a local disorder’, a Dao3 Ma3 group with points from different
channels, and an example of the ‘Three Transverse Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 technique.

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This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Zheng4 Hui4 (ML1010.01 ‘Upright Meeting’), Qian2
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head.

Zheng4 Hui4 [ML1010.01 ‘Upright Meeting’] - This point is located 5fen posterior to the
midpoint of the midsagittal plane of the head, i.e. 5fen posterior to GV-20ÿHO.

Qian2 Hui4 [ML1010.05 ‘Front Meeting’] - This point is located 1.5 cun anterior to
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Zheng4 Hui4 [ML1010.01 ‘Upright Meeting’].
Reaction Area: Brain and vertebral reaction areas.

Indications: Various Wind symptoms, tremors of the four limbs, ‘Child Fright Wind’
(infantile convulsions), hemiplegia, posttraumatic hydrocephalus, facial distortion,
strabismus, post-CVA motor aphasia, weakness of the lower extremities, ‘Wilting .J
Pattern’ (flaccid paralysis), and ‘Generalized Vacuity’ (overall debiHtation/infirmity).

Method of Manipulation: Needle perpendicularly 1 ~ 3 fen or subcutaneously up to 1.5


cun.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 1010-02 ‘Head Three Meetings’ with 77-08 ‘Straight
Brain Three Needles’ and 22-06 ‘Control Three Needles’ to address posttraumatic
hydrocephalus.

Note 1: There is disagreement amongst the various experts regarding the locations of
these points. Disagreement among the various Taiwanese authors is not uncommon and
may merely reflect the evolution of Master Tung’s research and teachings to his divers
apprentices. The points delineated above are those provided by Drs. Hu and Li. Alternate
locations are provided by Drs. Lai, Yang, and Lee who locate these points 5 fen anterior
to those given above. (This would place these points in the same locations as GV-19ÿ0,
GV-20 3™°, and GV-21 WH0). I utilize the points delineated by Drs. Hu and Li; my
rationale for this lies in the title of Dr. Tung’s original text: ‘Tung Family Acupuncture: A
Study of the Extraordinary Points on the Regular Channels’, not the ‘Regular Points of
the Regular Channels’. The term ‘Extraordinary’ in the title has the connotation of
‘unusual’, ‘rare’, ‘not ordinary’, or ‘strange’. While many of these points are found on
the ‘regular’ 14 channels, they are not the commonly encountered points of the PRC state
mandated acupuncture. The reader is, of course, free to select which set of points to
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Note 2: This Dao3 Ma3 group, along with the points located 1.5 cun lateral to the
r constituent points, is very useful in the treatment of CVA sequela (hemiplegia). The
ancillary points located on either side of the principal points from anterior to posterior
include: Zhou1 Lun2 (ML1010.04), Zhou1 Yuan2 (ML1010.02), and Zhou1 Kun1

r (ML1010.02) [for a grand total, including the principal points, of 9]. One should use 1.5
inch needles, insert obliquely (subcutaneously) from anterior to posterior for a length of 1
inch at each of the ancillary points contralateral to the deficit (in addition to the
constituent points of this Dao3 Ma3 group), apply an electric current to the needles, and
follow with active (if possible) or passive range of motion exercises. Alternately, one
may elect to needle the points of this Dao3 Ma3 group laterally (needle away from the
r affected side) through to the ancillary points (one side only) with a 1.5 inch needle, apply
an electrical current, and follow with ROM’s.

Note 3: To address the CVA sequela of lower extremity weakness and/or flaccid
paralysis, in addition to Note 2 above, needle 44-03 ‘Shoulder Center Vertical Three
Needles’, Zhong4 Zi3 (ML22.01)*, and Zhong4 Xian1 (ML22.02)*, and follow with active
(if possible) or passive range of motion exercises of the involved extremity.

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GV-15WHO [Ya3 Men2 ‘Mute’s Gate’] - This point is located 5 fen superior to the J
posterior hairline on the nape of the neck between the spinous process of Axis (C2) and
the posterior tubercle of the Atlas (Cl). (Consult any decent acupuncture text for a
diagram of this point)

An1 Mian2 [OB N-HN-54 ‘Peaceful Sleep’] - This point is located, in its anterior to
posterior demarcation, midway between GB-20ÿ0 and TB-Hÿ0 and, in its superior to J
inferior demarcation, immediately caudal (inferior) to the mastoid process of the temporal
bone; one on either side.

Reaction Area: Brain, Lung, and Vertebral Column.

Indications: Hysteria, mental illness, vertigo, cerebrovascular accident, occipital


headache, cervicalgia, sore-achy neck, sore throat, scoliosis, and upper respiratory tract
infection.

Method of Manipulation: Needle GV-15WHO perpendicularly or obliquely caudal to a


depth of 5fen ~ 1 cun. Needle An1 Mian2 perpendicularly to a depth of 1 ~ 1.5 cun.
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Spine Three Needles’, 22-06 ‘Control Three Needles’, and 11-17 ‘Finger Spine Three
Needles’ to address occipital HA.

Note 1: To treat neck pain: Needle 77-09 ‘Leg Spine Three Needles’ and have patient
perform cervical ROM’s for a period of 10 minutes. Upon completion of the ROM’s,
needle 1010-03 ‘Nuchal Three Needles’ and 1111-01 ‘Dorsum Three Needles’. Follow
with electrostimulation (4 Hz) in a point to point, rostral to caudal fashion for a period of
10 minutes (i.e. connect An1 Mian2 on the right with Ding4 Chuan2 on the right, An1
Mian2 on the left with Ding4 Chuan2 on the left and GV-15wffo with GV-14WH0).

Note 2: The 1010-03 ‘Nuchal Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group is an example of
employing ‘local points to treat a local disorder’, a Dao3 Ma3 group with points from
different channels, and an example of the ‘Three Transverse Needles’ Dao3 Ma3
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This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises GV-14ÿ0 and bilateral Ding4 Chuan3 (OB M-BW-1).

Point Location: These points are uniformly located on the nape at the level of the 7th
cervical vertebra.

GV-14wh0 [Da4 Zhui1 ‘Great Hammer’] - This point is located at the interspinous space
between the 7th cervical vertebra and the 1st thoracic vertebra.

Ding4 Chuan3 [OB M-BW-1 ‘Stop Wheezing’] - This point is located 5 fen to 1 cun
lateral to the caudal tip of the 7th cervical vertebra; one on either side.

Reaction Area: Lung and Vertebral Column.

Indications: ‘Wilting Impediment’ (atonia), asthma, dyspnea, cervicalgia, dorsalgia,


lumbalgia, sore-achy neck muscles, headache, upper respiratory tract infections,
bronchitis, eczema, and fever.

Method of Manipulation: Needle GV-14WHO with a slight obliquity from inferior to


superior 1-1.5 cun. Needle Ding4 Chuan3 obliquely from lateral to medial (towards the
vertebral column) 1-1.5 cun.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 1111-01 ‘Dorsum Three Needles’ with 1010-03


‘Nuchal Three Needles’ and 77-09 ‘Leg Spine Three Needles’ to address cervicalgia.

Note 1: The 1111-01 ‘Dorsum Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group is an example of the
‘Three Transverse Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 technique.

Note 2: The 1111-01 ‘Dorsum Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group is often used to address
disorders of the respiratory tract such as U.R.I.’s, cough, asthma, dyspnea, etc.

Note 3: CAUTION against deep penetration - should the patient report an ‘electric’ or
‘numb’ sensation in the limbs, immediately remove the needles WITHOUT further
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This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises Fen1 Zhi1 Shang4 (MLDT.01), Fen1 Zhi1 Xia4
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Point Location: These 3 points are uniformly located on the superolateral aspect of the
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Fen1 Zhi1 Shang4 [MLDT.01 ‘Divide Branch Above’] - This point is located inferior to
the ‘fork’ formed between the axillary border of the scapula and the humerus. It lies in
proximity to the posterior axillary fold, directly inferior to the posterior aspect of the
\ acromion process, 1 cun inferior to the most caudal aspect of the glenohumeral
articulation.
Fen1 Zhi1 Xia4 [MLDT.02 ‘Divide Branch Below’] - This point is located 1.5 cun
immediately inferior to Fen1 Zhi1 Shang4 [MLDT.01 ‘Divide Branch Above’].

! Fen1 Zhi1 Zhong1 [NA ‘Divide Branch Center’] - This point is located 6 fen medial to
Fen1 Zhi1 Xia4 [MLDT.02 ‘Divide Branch Below’].
Reaction Area: Endocrine, Lung branch, Breast, and Liver reaction areas.
Indications: Drug poisoning, drug overdose (attempted suicide by intentional overdose -
serious overdoses are difficult to treat but slight overdoses may respond to treatment),
snake bites, scorpion stings, centipede bites, bee stings, bromidrosis, halitosis, diabetes
mellitus, rabies, urodynia, painful hematuria, gonorrhea, syphilis, food poisoning,
systemic itching, poisoning by a variety of gasses, poisoning by radioactive fallout,
toxicity induced hepatitis, and thoracalgia.
Method of Manipulation: Perpendicular insertion 1 to 1.5 cun or ‘let’ with a prismatic
needle.
Illustrative Combination: Combine 1111-02 ‘Three Branches Three Needles’ with 33-12
‘Hold Three Doors’, 88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’, and 88-06 ‘Thigh Spleen Three
Needles’ to address toxicity induced hepatitis.
Note 1: The 1111-02 ‘Three Branches Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group is one of the most
important groups in Master Tung’s System for ‘Clearing the Liver’ and ‘Resolving
Toxins’; herein lies the rational for its use in treating venereal diseases.
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Note 2: Combine 1111-02 ‘Three Branches Three Needles’ with 88-03 ‘Thigh Team of
Four Horses’ and 22-06 ‘Control Three Needles’ to address poisoning. One may also use !
this combination to treat acne, eczema, or chronic exudative dermatitis.
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Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group, ‘let’ the Occipital region* of the popliteal fossa to resolve
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Note 4: Combine 1111-02 ‘Three Branches Three Needles’ with 77-12 ‘Lower Three
Emperors’ to treat diabetes mellitus (requires long term treatment).
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locations of these points. There is, however, a general consensus for the location of Fen1
Zhi1 Shang4 [MLDT.01 ‘Divide Branch Above’] namely: ‘Inferior to the ‘fork’ formed
between the axillary border of the scapula and the humerus in proximity to the posterior
axillary fold. It lies directly inferior to the posterior aspect of the acromion process 1 cun
inferior to the most caudal aspect of the glenohumeral articulation’. The apparent
discrepancies begin with the location of Fen1 Zhi1 Xia4 [MLDT.02 ‘Divide Branch
Below’].
Drs. Hu, Lai, and Yang all locate Fen1 Zhi1 Xia4 [MLDT.02 ‘Divide Branch
Below’] 1.5 cun inferior and slightly medial to Fen1 Zhi1 Shang4 [MLDT.01 ‘Divide
Branch Above’]. Dr. Miriam Lee locates the point 1.5 cun inferior and 5 fen medial to
Fen1 Zhi1 Shang4 [MLDT.01 ‘Divide Branch Above’]. Dr. Li Guo-Zheng locates Fen1
r Zhi1 Xia4 [‘Divide Branch Below’] 1.5 cun directly inferior to Fen1 Zhi1 Shang4
[MLDT.01 ‘Divide Branch Above’] with no medial translation. When Dr. Li Guo-Zheng
adds a medial translation of 6 fen, he is describing the location of Fen1 Zhi1 Zhong1
[‘Divide Branch Center’].
I propose a possible resolution to this apparent incongruence: the point location
described by Dr. Li Guo-Zheng for Fen1 Zhi1 Zhong1 [NA ‘Divide Branch Center’] is, in
actuality, the same point location (within 1fen - hardly worth quibbling over) described
by Drs. Hu, Lai, Yang, and Lee for Fen1 Zhi1 Xia4 [MLDT.02 ‘Divide Branch Below’].
The point location as described by Dr. Li Guo-Zheng for Fen1 Zhi1 Xia4 [MLDT.02
‘Divide Branch Below’] is a point not listed by the others.
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Dr. Li Guo-Zheng’s: Drs’. Hu, Lai, Yang, and Lee:
Fen1 Zhi1 Zhong1 [‘Divide Branch Center’] = Fen1 Zhi1 Xia4 [MLDT.02 ‘Divide Branch Below’]
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Point Location: These points are uniformly located on the back at the level of the 2nd
lumbar interspinous space.
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GV-4WHO [Ming4 Men2 ‘Life Gate’] - This point is located in the interspinous space
between the 2nd and 3rd lumbar vertebrae.

BL-23WHO [Shen4 Shu1 ‘Kidney Transport’] - This point is located 1.5 cun lateral to the
interspinous space between the 2nd and 3rd lumbar vertebrae (lateral to GV-4WH0).
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Reaction Area: Kidney and Uterus reaction areas.

Indications: Tinnitus, lumbar/lumbosacral sprain/strain, lumbalgia, enuresis, diarrhea,


impotence, dysmenorrhea, nephritis, ‘Kidney Depletion’, nephrolithiasis, and sequelae of
poliomyelitis.

Method of Manipulation: Needle GV-4WHO perpendicularly or with a slight obliquity


from inferior to superior 5 fen to 1 cun. Needle BL-233™0 perpendicularly or with a
slight obliquity from lateral to medial (toward the spine) 1 ~ 2 cun.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 1111-03 ‘Lumborum Three Needles’ with 22-05


‘Control the Spine Three Needles’, 77-12 ‘Lower Three Emperors’, and 88-08 ‘Pacify the
Spine Three Needles’ to address chronic lumbosacral sprain/strain.

Note 1: The 1111-03 ‘Lumborum Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group is an example of the J
‘Three Transverse Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 technique and is effective in addressing lumbalgia
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Indications: Cough, asthma, dyspnea, dysphagia, pleurodynia, thoracalgia, oligogalactia,


and mastitis.

Method of Manipulation: Needle ST-18WHO subcutaneously transverse 5 fen to 1 cun.


Needle CV-17ÿ subcutaneously transverse toward the breasts or subcutaneously from
inferior to superior 5fen to 1.5 cun.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 1212-01 ‘Chest Three Needles’ with 11-13 ‘Phoenix
Nest Three Needles’, 11-15 ‘Gynecology Three Needles’, and 77-12 ‘Lower Three
Emperors’ to address oligogalactia.

Note 1: The 1212-01 ‘Chest Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group is an example of employing
‘local points to treat a local disorder’, a Dao3 Ma3 group with points from different
channels, and an example of the ‘Three Transverse Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 technique.

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of the umbilicus and 2 cun lateral to CV-12™ [Zhong1 Wan3 ‘Central Stomach Duct’].
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Indications: Vomiting, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), abdominal distention U


and pain, intestinal pain, stomach ache, constipation, duodenal ulcer, gastric ulcer,
gastroptosis, gastrospasm, diarrhea, dysentery, and chronic gastritis.

Method of Manipulation: Needle ST-21WHO perpendicularly 5 fen to 1 cun or needle


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! Three Emperors’, 77-14 ‘Beside Three Miles Three Needles’, and 22-06 ‘Control Three
Needles’ to address GERD.

Note 1: The 1212-02 ‘Stomach Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group is an example of J
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different channels, and an example of the ‘Three Transverse Needles’ Dao3 Ma3
technique.

Note 2: This Dao3 Ma3 group is particularly effective in addressing gastroptosis and
epigastric pain.

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This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises CV-8WHO and bilateral ST-25WH0.

Point Location: These points are uniformly located on the anterior abdominal wall at the
level of the umbilicus.

CV-8WHO [Shen2 Que4 ‘Spirit Gate Tower’] - This point is located in the center of the
umbilicus. :

ST-25WHO [Tian1 Shu1 ‘Celestial Pivot’] - This point is located 2 cun lateral to the center
of the umbilicus (CV-8WHO).

Reaction Area: Kidney, Bladder, Six Bowels, and Uterus.

Indications: Edema, ascites, ‘Shan QV (funicular hernia, inguinal hernia, internal hernia,
direct hernia), abdominal distention, abdominal pain, abdominal ‘fullness’, borborygmi,
‘Stagnant Diarrhea’, dysentery, diarrhea, leukorrhea, and irregular menstruation.

Method of Manipulation: Needle ST-25WHO with perpendicular insertion 1 to 2 cun.


Needle CV-8WHO perpendicularly up to 1 cun.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 1212-03 ‘Umbilical Three Needles’ with 11-04


‘Finger Three Spaces’, 11-04 ‘Finger Three Spaces’, 88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’, and
88-03 ‘Thigh Team of Four Horses’ to address ‘Shan QV (funicular hernia, inguinal
hernia, internal hernia, direct hernia).

Note 1: The 1212-03 ‘Umbilical Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group is an example of
employing ‘local points to treat a local disorder’, a Dao3 Ma3 group with points from
different channels, and an example of the ‘Three Transverse Needles’ Dao3 Ma3
technique.

Note 2: I realize that the state mandated acupuncture of the PRC forbids needling CV-
8WHO [Shen2 Que4 ‘Spirit Gate Tower’]. Needling this point, albeit painful, is not
precluded in Master Tung’s System of Acupuncture. If one is still unsure of whether one
may needle this point or not, simply review the former treatment of suspected human
rabies, the location of the inoculation and the gauge of the needle employed! While the
above is factual, I have never had to resort to this Dao3 Ma3 group; there is an abundant
supply of alternate Dao3 Ma3 groups to address the indications listed above.
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This Dao3 Ma3 group comprises CV-3™0 and bilateral Zi3 Gong1.

Point Location: These points are uniformly located on the anterior abdominal wall
inferior to the level of the umbilicus.

CV-3™0 [Zhong1 Ji2 ‘Central Pole’] - This point is located 4 cun inferior to the center of
the umbilicus on the sagittal plane of the anterior abdominal wall.

Zi3 Gong1 [OB M-CA-18 ‘Uterus’] - This point is located 4 cun inferior to the center of
the umbilicus and 3 cun lateral to CV-3WHO [Zhong1 Ji2 ‘Central Pole’].

Reaction Area: Liver, Kidney, Spleen, and Bladder reaction areas.

Indications: Leukorrhea, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, prolapse of the uterus,


endometriosis, cystitis, frequent urination, infertility, and pelvic inflammatory disease.

Method of Manipulation: Needle Zi3 Gong1 perpendicularly from 1 to 2 cun. Needle CV-
3WHO pejpendicuiaj-iy from 1 to 2 cun or obliquely from superior to inferior 1 to 2 cun.

Illustrative Combination: Combine 1212-04 ‘Abdomen Gynecology Three Needles’ with


11-15 ‘Gynecology Three Needles’, 11-13 ‘Phoenix Nest Three Needles’, 88-01 ‘Passing
Through the Kidney Three Needles’, and 77-06 ‘Lateral Three Passes’ to address
endometriosis.

Note 1: The 1212-04 ‘Abdomen Gynecology Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group is an
example of employing ‘local points to treat a local disorder’, a Dao3 Ma3 group with
points from different channels, and an example of the ‘Three Transverse Needles’ Dao3
Ma3 technique.
Note 2: The 1212-04 ‘Abdomen Gynecology Three Needles’ Dao3 Ma3 group is
distinctly effective in addressing gynecological disorders. When needled correctly, the
patient will have a sense of tingling, numbness, soreness, distention, cramping, or
‘tugging’ in the anal region.
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n This chapter presents over 400 signs, symptoms, diseases, disorders, etc. with
suggested Dao3 Ma3 treatment groups and individual points. While there may be five, six,
seven, or more Dao3 Ma3 Groups and individual points recommended under a given

r heading, not every group or point should be used on the same treatment. As a
generalization, the clinician should use a maximum of one different Dao3 Ma3 Group or
one ‘Extra Point’ on each of the four extremities during a single treatment. Thus, I would
r submit that the clinician select up to four different Dao3 Ma3 Groups and individual
points, with one group or point on each of the four extremities, for treatment on any given
occasion. The clinician should be ever cognizant of patient comfort, point accessibility,
and ease of treatment when deciding on which of the proposed Dao3 Ma3 Groups and
individual points to employ. An asterisk (*) denotes a point discussed in either Appendix
2 - Extra Points or Appendix 3 - Blood Letting.
r Note: After each suggested Dao3 Ma3 Group one will note a (parenthesis). That
which is contained within the parenthesis is the constituent point of that Dao3 Ma3 Group

r recommended for use as the principal point of said Dao3 Ma3 Group. By way of example:
77-12 (Di4 Huang2) - The suggested Dao3 Ma3 Group is 77-12 ‘Lower Three Emperors’
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HEAD:

Amnesia: 44-02 (Di4 Zong1), 1010-02 (Zheng4 Hui4), 88-11 (Qi1 Li3), 88-06 (Tu3 Chang1
San1), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, ‘let’ the Frontal region of the foot.
Brain swelling/pain: 77-09 (Zheng4 Jin1), 77-05 (San1 Zhong4), Shang4 Liu2 (ML
55.06)*, ‘letting’ inadvisable.

Brain Tumor: 77-05 (San1 Zhong4), 77-08 (Zheng4 Nao3 Er4), 77-09 (Zheng4 Jin1), 77-06
(Wai4 San1 Guan1 Er4), 1010-02 (Zheng4 Hui4) [needle from medial to lateral], Shang4
Liu2 (ML 55.06)*, ‘let’ the Occipital region of the lower extremity*.
Cerebral Anemia: 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), Shui3
Jin1 (ML 1010.20)*, Shui3 Tong1 (ML 1010.19)*, 33-12 (Gan1 Men2), needle LU-7ÿ0
through to LU-9who, ‘letting’ inadvisable.

Cerebrovascular Accident: See under heading of ‘STROKE’ below.

Concussion (brain): 77-09 (Zheng4 Jin1), 77-08 (Zheng4 Nao3 Er4), Shang4 Liu2 (ML
55.06)*, Auricular ‘Brain Stem’ point, ‘let’ the Occipital region of the lower extremity*.

Dementia (early): 1010-02 (Zheng4 Hui4), 88-05 (Zhong1 Jiu3 Li3), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), J
77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-06 (Tu3 Chang1 San1), ‘let’ the Frontal region* of the foot.

Depression: 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1), Tong1 Shan1 (ML 88.02)*, Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML
77.18)*,Huo3 Ying4 (ML 66.03)*, PCÿ™10, 6-Gates*, ML-5*, ‘let’ the 10 points of the
Heart-Lung region* of the back as well as the Qi1 Xing1 (ML DT.03)* points.

Dizziness/Giddiness (general): 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 55-02 (San1 Sheng4 Yi1), 33-03 (Xin1
Ling2 Er4), 99-01 (Shen2 Er3 Zhong1), 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1), Huo3 Ying4 (ML 66.03)*, J
Huo3 Lian2 (ML 66.10)*, Huo3 Ju2 (ML 66.11), Huo3 San4 (ML 66.12)
Encephalomalacia: 77-08 (Zheng4 Nao3 Er4), 77-09 (Zheng4 Jin1), 77-05 (San1 Zhong4),
Shang4 Liu2 (ML 55.06)*, 1010-02 (Zheng4 Hui4), ‘let’ the Occipital region of the lower
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Epilepsy: 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 77-05 (San1 Zhong4), 77-09 (Zheng4 Jin1), 77-12 (Di4
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Huang2), 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1), 1010-02 (Zheng4 Hui4), 77-08 (Zheng4 Nao3 Yi1), 22-06
(Ling2 Gu3), ‘let’ the Occipital region* of the lower extremity. J
(Shen2 Er3 Zhong1), 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1),
Faint (feeling of; muddled, confused): 99-01
88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 1010-02 (Zheng4 Hui4), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), ‘let’ 77-05 (San1 -J
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Frontal HA: 33-03 (Xin1 Ling2 Er4), 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), Qian2
Tou2 (NA)*, 88-02 (Tong1 Xin1), Huo3 Ju2 (ML 66.11)*, 99-01 (Shen2 Er3 Zhong1), ‘let’
r- Frontal region* of the foot. One may also ‘let’ 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), Si4 Fu3 Yi1 (ML
1010.11)*, Si4 Fu3 Er4 (ML 1010.10)*, and Shang4 Li3 (ML 1010.09).

r Headache: see specific region i.e. frontal HA, occipital HA, etc.

Headache (associated with URI): 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 44-02 (Di4 Zong1), 33-13 (Fu3 Ge2
Er4), 99-01 (Shen2 Er3 Zhong1), ‘let’ GV-23 , TBÿ0, and BL-40 .
Headache (general HA): 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML
r 77.18)*, ‘let’ the Frontal region* of the foot as well as Wu3 Ling3 (ML DT04)* on the
back.

n Headache (2° to Hypertension): 44-09 (San1 Shen2 Er4).

Headache (2° to TCM Disorders):


r Qi Vacuity: 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3).
Blood Vacuity: 33-03 (Xin1 Ling2 Er4), 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1).
Qi + Blood Vacuity, Body Debilitated: 99-01 (Shen2 Er3 Zhong1).

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Brain Disorders: Huo3 (ML 66.11), Huo3 San4 (ML 66.12), 77-09 (Zheng4
Zong1), 77-08 (Zheng4 Nao3 Er4).
Kidney Depletion: 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Er4), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), Shui3 Jin1 (ML
r 1010.20)*, Shui3 Tong1 (1010.19)*.
Zang4 Fu3 Induced: 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), Huo3 Zhu3 (ML 66.04), Huo3 Ying4 (ML
66.03)*, 66-02 (Men2 Jin1).

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r ‘let’ the Frontal and Occipital regions* of the lower extremity.

Hydrocephalus: 77-09 (Zheng4 Jin1), 77-08 (Zheng4 Nao3 Er4), 77-05 (San1 Zhong4), 77-
12 (Di4 Huang2), Huo3 Ju2 (ML 66.11), Shang4 Liu2 (ML 55.06)*.
r Insomnia: 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2), 33-03 (Xin1 Ling2 Er4), 1010-02
(Zheng4 Hui4), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, Zhen4 Jing4 (ML
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of the lower extremity.
r Kidney Vacuity Dizziness/Giddiness: 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1), 77-12
(Di4 Huang2), Shui3 Jin1 (ML 1010.20)*, Shui3 Tong1 (1010.19)*, 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4
Er4), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*.
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Hua1 Wai4 (ML 77-14)*, Huo3 Lian2 (ML 66.10)*, Huo3 Ju2 (ML 66.11), Huo3 San4 (ML
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Migraine HA: 77-05 (San1 Zhong4), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), 88-05 (Zhong1 Jiu3 Li3), 88-11
(Qi1 Li3), Pian1 Tou2 (NA )*, 33-03 (Xin1 Ling2 Yi1), 11-18 (Zheng4 Tu3 Er4), 22-06
(Ling2 Gu3), 1010-01 (Tai4 Yang2), 44-03 (Jian1 Zhong1), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, J
66-02 (Men2 Jin1), Shang4 Liu2 (ML 55.06)*, Liu4 Wan2 (ML 66.08), Huo3 Ying4 (ML
66.03)*, ‘let’ the Temporal region* of the lower extremity, 77-05 (San1 Zhong4), and Si4
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Prophylaxis: 6-Gates* + ML-5*.

Muzziness/Muddled: 1010.02 (Zheng4 Hui4), 1010.01 (Yin4 Tang2), ‘let’ 77-05 (San1
Zhong4).
Neurasthenia: 1010-02 (Zheng4 Hui4), 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 77-12
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(Ren2 Huang2), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 33-03 (Xin1 Ling2 Er4), Zhen4 Jing4 (ML 1010.08)*,
Huo3 Zhu3 (ML 66.04), Shang4 Liu2 (ML 55.06)*, 77-06 (Wai4 San1 Guan1 San1), ‘let’ J
77-05 (San1 Zhong4), 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), and the Frontal region* of the foot.

Occipital HA: 11-17 (Fei4 Xin1 Er2), 77-09 (Zheng4 Jin1), 77-08 (Zheng4 Nao3 Er4), 22-06
(Ling2 Gu3), 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Er4), Fan3 Hou4 Jue2 (NA)*, Hou4 Tou2 (NA)*, ‘let’ the
Occipital region* of the lower extremity.

Panic Disorder (generalized anxiety disorder): 88-02 (Tong1 Xin1), PC-6WH0, 44-02 (Di4
Zong1), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), Tong4 Shan1 (ML 88-02)*, Huo3 Ying4 (ML 66.03)*, Tian1
Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, Zhen4 Jing4 (ML 1010.08)*, 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), ‘let’ the
Frontal region of the foot and the 10 points of the Heart - Lung region of the back*.

Posttraumatic Hydrocephalus: 1010-02 (Zheng4 Hui4), 77-09 (Zheng4 Jin1), 77-08


(Zheng4 Nao3 Yi1), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), ‘let’ the Occipital region of the lower extremity*.
Temporal HA: 11-18 (Zheng4 Tu3 Er4), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), 77-05 (San1 Zhong4), 22-06
(Ling2 Gu3), 1010-01 (Tai4 Yang2), 88-11 (Qi1 Li3), 66-02 (Men2 Jin1), Pian1 Tou2 (NA)*,
Tian Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, ‘let’ the Temporal region* of the lower extremity.

Vertical (Vertex) HA: 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 77-09 (Zheng4 Zong1),
Ding3 Tou2 (NA)*, 77-08 (Zheng4 Nao3 Yi1), ‘let’ the Occipital and Frontal regions of the
lower extremity.

4 Most Commonly Used Dao3 Ma3 Groups for Disorders of the Head:

22-06 ‘Control Three Needles’ 17 disorders 56.67%


77-05 ‘Three Weights Three Needles’ 12 disorders 40.00%
77-09 ‘Leg Spine Three Needles’ 11 disorders 36.67%
88-02 ‘Thigh Three Thoroughfares’ 11 disorders 36.67%

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Aphasia: 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 1010-02 (Zheng4 Hui4), 88-11 (Jiu3Li3), 44-02 (Di4
Zong1), 44-03 (Jian1 Zhong1), SPÿ0, GBÿOÿ10, ‘let’ Qi1 Li3 (NA)*.
Cerebral Thrombus: 55-02 (San1 Sheng4 Er4), 44-03 (Jian1 Zhong1), 88-04 (Zhong1
Quan2), 1010-02 (Zheng4 Hui4), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 77-09 (Zheng4 Zong1), 44-02
(Di4 Zong1), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, ‘let’ the Occipital region of the lower
extremity*.
Contracture (hand): 1010-02 (Zheng4 Hui4), Zhong4 Zi3 (ML 22.01), Zhong4 Xian1 (ML
22.02).
CVA (while awaiting EMS): 22-03 (Shou3 Jie3 Er4), 33-03 (Xin1 Ling2 Er4), ‘let’ the 10
Jing3 - Well points.
CVA Sequelae: 88-04 (Zhong1 Quan2), 1010-02 (Zheng4 Hui4), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2),
44-02 (Di4 Zong1), 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2), ‘let’ Wu3 Ling3 (ML DT04)* on the back.

r Coma (post-CVA): 1010-02 (Zheng4 Hui4), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3),
Zhen4 Jing4 (ML 1010.08)*, ‘let’ Qi1 Li3 (NA)*.
Dysarthria: 1010-02 (Zheng4 Hui4), 88-11 (Jiu3Li3), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 44-03 (Jian1
Zhong1), 44-02 (Di4 Zong1), GBÿO™10, SPS'™0, ‘let’ Qi1 Li3 (NA)*.
Dysphasia: 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 1010-02 (Zheng4 Hui4), 44-02 (Di4 Zong1), 88-11
r (JiuLi3), 44-03 (Jian1 Zhong1), GB-40WHO, ‘let’ Qi1 Li3 (NA)*.
Hemiplegia: 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 44-03 (Jian1 Zhong1), 44-07 (Yun2 Bai2), 44-08 (Pian1
r Jian1), 88-05 (Zhong1 Jiu3 Li3), 88-11 (Jiu3Li3), 1010-02 (Zheng4 Hui4), Zhong4 Zi3 (ML
22.01), Zhong4 Xian1 (ML 22.02), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*.

r Hypertension: 55-02 (San1 Sheng4 Er4), 77-12 (Tian1 Huang2), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), Zhong1
Bai2 (ML 22.06), ‘let’ BL-40 , BL-20 WH0, 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), Si4 Hua1 Wai4
(ML 77.14), Wu3 Ling3 (ML DT04)* on the back.
r Hypotension: 55-02 (San1 Sheng4 Er4).
Tremor (post CVA): 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 1010-02 (Zheng4 Hui4), San1 Cha1 Yi1 (OB-
M-UE-22)*, 22-05 (Wan4 ShunÿEr4), 88-05 (Zhong1 Jiu3 Li3), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML
77.18)*, Guang1 Ming2 (ML 77.28)*.
P Urinary Incontinence (post-CVA): 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), Ma3 Jin1
Shui3 (ML 1010.13)*, Ma3 Kuai4 Shui3 (ML 1010.14)*.
4 Most Commonly Used Dao3 Ma3 Groups for Stroke:
1010-02 ‘Head Three Meetings’ 9 disorders 69.23%
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Amblyopia: 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 88-07 (Qi2 Huang2), Huo3 Quan2
(ML 88.16)*, Huo3 Zhi1 (ML 88.15)*, Huo3 Ying4 (ML 66.03)*, ‘letting’ inadvisable.

Astigmatism: 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Er4), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 77-12
(Di4 Huang2), Zhong1 Bai2 (ML 22.06)*, Xia4 Bai2 (ML 22.07)*, Guang1 Ming2 (ML
77.28)*.
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Black Circles @ Eyes: 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4
(ML 77.18)*.

Blepharoptosis: 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2), Guang1 Ming2 (ML 77.28)*, Huo3 Ju2 (ML
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66.10)*, San1 Cha1 Yi1 (OB-M-UE-22)*.

Blepharospasm: 88-04 (Zhong1 Quan2), 88-11 (Qi1 Li3), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, J
77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), Guang1 Ming2 (ML 77.28)*.

Blindness (temporary, as seen with TIA’s): 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), J
88-02 (Tong1 Tian1), ‘let’ the 10 points of the Kidney region* of the back.

Blurred Vision (2° to hypertension): 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 55-02 (San1 J
Sheng4 Yi1), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, ‘let’ Occipital Region of the lower
extremity* and/or ‘let’ Wu3 Ling3 (ML DT04)* on the back.

Cataract: 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*,
Guang1 Ming2 (ML 77.28)* - requires long term treatment.
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Conjunctivitis: 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2),
Shang4 Bai2 (ML 22.03)*, Li4 Bai2 (NA)*, Guang1 Ming2 (ML 77.28)*, Tian1 Huang2 Fu4
(ML 77.18)*, Hua1 Gu3 Yi1 (ML 55.02)*, Huo3 Ying4 (ML 66.03)*, 77-12 (Ren2
Huang2), ‘let’ ear apex, BL-18, and Shang4 Bai2 (ML 22.03)*.
Corneal Ulcers: 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2), Shang4 Bai2 (ML 22.03)*, Li4 Bai2 (NA)*, Guang1
Ming2 (ML 77.28)*, ‘letting’ inadvisable.
Dacryocystitis: 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2), 22-06 (Da4 Bai2), ‘let’ the Lung region of the leg*.

Diplopia: 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), Tong1 Shan1
(ML 88.02)*, Huo3 Zhi1 (ML 88.15)*, Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, Huo3 Ying4 (ML
66.03)*, Guang1 Ming2 (ML 77.28)*, GB-20WHO, ‘letting’ inadvisable.

Esotropia: 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 88-04 (Zhong1 Quan2), 88-06 (Tu3
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r Exophthalmos: 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML
77.18)*.
r Exotropia: 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 88-04 (Zhong1 Quan2), 88-06
(Tu3 Chang1 San1).
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Eye Diseases (2° to TCM Heart disorders): 44-02 (Di4 Zong1), Shang4 Bai2 (ML 22.03)*,
Li4 Bai2 (NA)*, 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1), Tong1 Shan1 (ML 88.02)*, ‘let’ the Heart region of
the leg*.

Eye Diseases (2° to TCM Kidney disorders): 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), Shang4 Bai2 (ML
22.03)*, Li4 Bai2 (NA)*, ‘let’ the 10 points of the Kidney region* of the back.

Eye Diseases (2° to TCM Liver disorders): 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), Auricular points
p Vision #1, Vision #2, Eye, Liver, ‘let’ the 10 points of the Liver region* of the back.

Eye ‘strain’: 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), Shang4 Bai2 (ML 22.03)*, Li4
r Bai2 (NA)*.
Eyes; sore and achy: 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1).

Glaucoma: 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-06 (Tu3 Chang1 San1), Guang1 Ming2 (ML 77.28)*.

r Herpetic Keratitis: 88-11 (Qi1 Li3), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML
77.18)*, Huo3 Ying4 (ML 66.03)*, Shang4 Bai2 (ML 22.03)*, ‘let’ the Lung region of the
leg*.
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Hordeolum: 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), Hua1 Gu3 Yi1 (ML 55.02)*, Huo3 Ying4 (ML 66.03)*,
‘let’ BL-13™0, BL-20ÿ°, and BL-21™0
Keratitis: 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), 88-03, Hua1 Gu3 Yi1 (ML 55.02)*.

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55.02)*,Huo3 Ying4 (ML 66.03)*, Shang4 Bai2 (ML 22.03)*, Li4
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Bai2 (NA)*, ‘letting’
unnecessary.

Lacrimation upon exposure to wind: 11-05 (Mu4 San1), 77-12 (Tian1 Huang2), 77-05
(San1 Zhong4), Hua1 Gu3 Yi1 (ML 55.02)*, Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, ‘let’ 77-05
r (San1 Zhong4) and Shang4 Li3 (ML 1010.09).
Myopia: 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 77-12 (Tian1 Huang2), Huo3 Zhi1 (ML 88.15)*, Huo3
Quan2 (ML 88.16)*, Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, Guang1 Ming2 (ML 77.28)*, Zhong1
Bai2 (ML 22.06)*, Xia4 Bai2 (ML 22.07)*, ‘letting’ unnecessary.
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Nyctalopia (night blindness): 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), Tian1 Huang2
Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, Shang4 Bai2 (ML 22.03)*, Li4 Bai2 (NA)*, Auricular points Vision #1,
Vision #2, Eye, Liver.

Ophthalmia: 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, Shang4 Bai2 (ML
22.03)*, Li4 Bai2 (NA)*, ‘let’ the Lung region of the leg*.
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Optic Neuritis: 77-09 (Zheng4 Jin1), 77-08 (Zheng4 Nao3 Yi1), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), J
Shang4 Bai2 (ML 22.03)*, Li4 Bai2 (NA)*, Guang1 Ming2 (ML 77.28)*, ‘letting’
unnecessarv.
If 26 to meningitis, use: 77-09 (Zheng4 Zong1), 77-08 (Zheng4 Nao3 Er4), Huo3
Lian2 (ML 66.10)* J
Photalgia: 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), Hua1 Gu3 Yi1 (ML 55.02)*, Huo3
Ju2 (ML 66.11)*, San1 Cha1 Yi1 (NA)*.
Photophobia: 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), Hua1 Gu3 Yi1 (ML 55.02)*,
Huo3 Ju2 (ML 66.11)*, San1 Cha1 Yi1 (NA)*.
Presbyopia: 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), Zhong1 Bai2 (ML 22.06)*, Xia4 J
Bai2 (ML 22.07)*, Guang1 Ming2 (ML 77.28)*
Strabismus: 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 88-04 (Zhong1 Quan2), 88-06
(Tu3 Chang1 San1).
Supraorbital Distention and Pain: 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), 99-01 (Shen2 Er3 Zhong1),
Shang4 Bai2 (ML 22.03)*, Hua1 Gu3 Yi1 (ML 55.02)*, Huo3 Ju2 (ML 66.11)*.
Visual Acuity (to improve): 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), Tian1 Huang2
Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, Guang1 Ming2 (ML 77.28)*, Shang4 Bai2 (ML 22.03)*, Li4 Bai2 (NA)*,
Auricular points Vision #1, Vision #2, Eye, Liver, ‘let’ the Heart region of the leg* as
well as the 10 Kidney points of the back*. J
Visual Disturbance (2° to hypertension): 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 55-02
(San1 Sheng4 Er4), ‘let’ Occipital Region of the lower extremity* and/or ‘let’ Wu3 Ling3 J
(ML DT04)* on the back.

Xerophthalmia: 11-05 (Mu4 Er4), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), Guang1 Ming2 (ML 77.28)*,
77-05 (San1 Zhong4), Hua1 Gu3 Yi1 (ML 55.02)*.

4 Most Commonly Used Dao3 Ma3 Groups in Ophthalmology:


77-12 ‘Lower Three Emperors’ 27 disorders 71.05%
88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’ 19 disorders 50.00%
22-06 ‘Control Three Needles’ 6 disorders 15.79%
88-03 ‘Thigh Team of Four Horses’ 5 disorders 13.16%

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OTOLOGY:

Cauliflower Ear: 77-05 (Er4 Zhong4), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, Huo3 Ying4 (ML
66.03)*, ‘let’ the Ear region @ the lateral malleolus*.

Deafness: 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Er4), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 77-05
(San1 Zhong4), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, Liu4 Wan2 (ML 66.08), ‘let’ the Ear
region @ the lateral malleolus*, 77-05, as well as the Temporal regions of the foot and
ankle*.

Earache: 88-11 (Qi1 Li3), ‘let’ 77-05 (San1 Zhong4) and Si4 Hua1 Wai4 (ML 77-14)*.

Hypacusis: 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Er4), 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 77-
05 (San1 Zhong4), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, Liu4 Wan2 (ML 66.08), ‘let’ the Ear
region @ the lateral malleolus*, 77-05 (San1 Zhong4), as well as the Temporal regions of
the foot and ankle*.

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Labyrinthitis (Otitis Interna): 22-05
San1 Li3), Qu1 Ling2 (ML 33-16)*, Zhong1 Bai2 (ML 22.06)*, ‘let’ the Ear region @ the
lateral malleolus*.
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Meniere’s Disease: 77-05 (San1 Zhong4), 88-04 (Zhong1 Quan2), Liu4 Wan2 (ML 66-
OS)*, 33-03 (Xin1 Ling2 Er4), 77-03 (STÿ™10), 99-01 (Shen2 Er3 Zhong1), 1010-01
n (Yin4 Tang2), 1010-03 (GV-ISÿ10).
Motion Sickness: 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), Di4 Zong1, PC-6WHO, ‘let’ Er3 Huan2 (ML 99.01).
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Otitis Externa: 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Er4), Huo3
Ying4 (ML 66.03)*, 77-05 (San1 Zhong4), ‘let’ the Ear region @ the lateral malleolus*.
r Otitis Interna (Labyrinthitis): 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Er4), 77-05 (San1 Zhong4), 77-14 (Ce4
San1 Li3), Qu1 Ling2 (ML 33-16)*, Zhong1 Bai2 (ML 22.06)*, ‘let’ the Ear region @ the
r lateral malleolus*.

Otitis Media: 33-13 (Fu3 Ge2 Er4), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 77-05 (Er4 Zhong4), Tian1 Huang2
Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, Huo3 Ying4 (ML 66.03)*, ‘let’ the areas of the retro-auricular and
superficial cervical lymph nodes as well as the Ear region @ the lateral malleolus*.

Otorrhea (purulent): 77-05 (San1 Zhong4).

Otosclerosis: 77-05 (San1 Zhong4), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), ‘letting’ inadvisable.
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Tinnitus (Aurium): 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Er4), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 88-07 (Ming2
Huang2), 66-02 (Men2 Jin1), 88-11 (Jiu3Li3), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML
77.18)*, 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), Guang1 Ming2 (ML 77.28)*, Qu1 Ling2 (ML 33-16)*, PC-7
, SI-19 WH0, GB-2 WH0, ‘let’ the Ear region @ the lateral malleolus*.

Tinnitus (Cerebri): 77-08 (Zheng4 Nao3 Er4), 1010-02 (Zheng4 Hui4) [needled laterally]. J
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77-05 ‘Three Weights Three Needles’ 12 disorders 80.00%


22-05 ‘Control the Spine Three Needles’ 6 disorders 40.00%
22-06 ‘Control Three Needles’ 4 disorders 26.67% J
88-03 ‘Thigh Team of Four Horses’ 4 disorders 26.67%

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Bruxism: 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Xia4).

Fever Blister: See Herpes Simplex of the lips.

Glossauxesis (enlarged tongue): 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), Hou2 Jian4
(NA)*, ‘let’ the hypertrophic region of the tongue.

Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia: 22-06 (Da4 Bai2), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), 88-11 (Qi1 Li3).

Herpes Simplex of the lips (fever blister): 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), ‘let’ Shang4 Chun2 (ML
77.15), Xia4 Chun2 (ML 77.16), and the Mouth/Tooth region of the leg*.

Lingual Carcinoma: 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), 77-14 (Ce4 San1
Li3), Hou2 Jian4 (NA)*, ‘let’ Lung region of the leg* - NOT a radical cure.
Lock-jaw (Trismus): 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), Huo3 Ying4 (ML 66.03)*, ST-41 WH0, 88-04
(Zhong1 Quan2), Shang4 Liu2 (ML 55.06)*, KI-1who.
Oral Neoplasm: 77-02 (‘let’ Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), LU-ll™10, Shang4 Liu2 (ML 55.06)*,
‘let’ the Mouth/Tooth region of the leg*.
r> Subglossal Swelling: 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), ‘let’ M-HN-20 and M-HN-20.

Toothache: 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), 66-02
(Men2 Jin1), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, Si4 Hua1 Wai4 (ML 77.14)*, Auricular
Maxilla, Mandible, Tragus Apex, ‘let’ the Mouth/Tooth region of the leg*.

Trismus (lock-jaw): 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), Huo3 Ying4 (ML 66.03)*, ST-41 WH0, 88-04
(Zhong1 Quan2), Shang4 Liu2 (ML 55.06)*, KI-lÿ10
Wry mouth: 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), 77-05 (San1 Zhong4), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 66-02
(Men2 Jin1), ‘let’ Si4 Hua1 Wai4 (ML 77.14)*, one may also ‘let’ 77-05 then needle 88-03
(Si4 Ma3 Zhong1) and Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*.
Xerostomia: 44-09 (San1 Shen2 Er4), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 11-20 (Zhi3 Shen4 Er4), ‘let’
77-03 (ST-36WHO).
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22-06 ‘Control Three Needles’ 6 disorders 54.54%
77-14 ‘Beside Three Miles Three Needles’ 6 disorders 54.54%
77-02 ‘Four Flowers Three Needles’ 4 disorders 36.36%
88-01 ‘Passing Through the Kidney Three Needles’ 2 disorders 18.18%

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RHINOLOGY:

Allergies: 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 33-04 (Di4 Shi4), 88-02 (Tong1
Guan1), Bi2 Yi4 (ML 1010.22)*, LI-20WHO, ‘let’ Wu3 Ling3 (ML DT04)* on the back.
Anosmia: 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), Huo3 Ju2 (ML 66.11)*.
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Dry Nose: 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 33-04 (Di4 Shi4).

Epistaxis: 44-03 (Jian1 Zhong1), 77-08 (Zheng4 Nao3 Yi1), 66-02 (Men2 Jin1), 22-06 (Da4
Bai2), Huo3 Ying4 (ML 66.03)*, 1010-02 (Zheng4 Hui4), ‘let’ LU-111™0
Nasal Congestion: 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 44-03 (Jian1 Zhong1), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 77-
14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), 66-02 (Men2 Jin1), ‘let’ Wu3 Ling3 (ML DT04)* on the back.

Nasal Polyps: 88-06 (Tu3 Chang1 San1), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 77-03 (ST-361™0), ‘let’
the 10 points of the Heart - Lung region of the back*. J
Purulent Sinusitis: 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1), Bi2
Yi4 (ML 1010.22)*, LI-20who, ‘let’ the 10 points of the Heart - Lung region of the
back*.
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Rhinocarcinoma: 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 33-13 (Fu3 Ge2 Er4), ‘let’
Lung region of the leg* - NOT a radical cure.

Rhinitis, Atrophic: 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 33-13 (Fu3 Ge2 Er4), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 66-
02 (Men2 Jin1), ‘let’ the 10 points of the Heart - Lung region of the back*.

Rhinitis (general): 33-04 (Di4 Shi4), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1), 22-06
(Ling2 Gu3), 66-02 (Men2 Jin1), Bi2 Yi4 (ML 1010.22)*, LI-201™0, ‘let’ Wu3 Ling3 (ML
DT04)* on the back.

Rhinophyma: 77-06 (Wai4 San1 Guan1 Er4), ‘let’ BL-20 WH0, BL-21 WHO, and GV-25 WHO

Sinusitis: 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1), Bi2 Yi4 (ML
1010.22)*, LI-20WH0, ‘let’ the 10 points of the Heart - Lung region of the back*.

4 Most Commonly Used Dao3 Ma3 Groups for Rhinology:


88-03 ‘Thigh Team of Four Horses’ 10 disorders 83.33%
22-06 ‘Control Three Needles’ 9 disorders 75.00% !
88-02 ‘Thigh Three Thoroughfares’ 4 disorders 33.33%
33-04 ‘Anterior Antebrachial Scholar Three Needles’ 3 disorders 25.00%
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Acne: 77-06 (Wai4 San1 Guan1 Er4), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML
77.18)*, 88-11 (Qi1 Li3), Huo3 Ying4 (ML 66.03)*, ‘let’ the dorsum of the ear and the
affected areas.

Cheek (Malar) Pain: 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), ‘let’ 77-05 (San1 Zhong4) and the areas
affected.
r Facial Distortion (wry mouth/deviation of eyes): 88-04 (Zhong1 Quan2), 77-05 (San1
Zhong4), 1010-02 (Zheng4 Hui4), 66-02 (Men2 Jin1), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3
r Zhong1), 88-01, one may also needle from ST-4WH0 through to ST-6WH0, ‘let’ Si4 Hua1
Wai4 (ML 77.14)* as well as the affected areas.
Facial Paresthesiae: 88-04 (Zhong1 Quan2), 88-05 (Zhong1 Jiu3 Li3), 77-14 (Ce4 San1
i Li3), ‘let’ the constituent points of 77-05 as well as the areas affected.

r Facial Paralysis (Bell’s Palsy): 77-05 (San1 Zhong4), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), 88-03 (Si4
Ma3 Zhong1), 88-04 (Zhong1 Quan2), 88-05 (Zhong1 Jiu3 Li3), 88-11 (Jiu3Li3), 22-05
(Wan4 Shun4 Er4), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), ‘let’ the areas affected.
Facial Tics: 88-04 (Zhong1 Quan2), 88-05 (Zhong1 Jiu3 Li3), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), 88-11
(Qi1 Li3), ‘let’ the areas affected.
r Freckles: 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 88-05 (Zhong1 Jiu3 Li3), 88-11 (Qi1 Li3), ‘let’ the
affected areas.

Malar (Cheek) Pain: 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), ‘let’ 77-05 (San1 Zhong4) and the areas
affected.
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Melanoderma: 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1).

r~ Mumps (Parotiditis): 77-05 (San1 Zhong4), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML
77.18)*, Huo3 Ying4 (ML 66.03)*, 77-06 (Wai4 San1 Guan1 Er4), ‘let’ the dorsum of the
ear.

Parotiditis (Mumps): 77-05 (San1 Zhong4), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML
77.18)*, Huo3 Ying4 (ML 66.03)*, 77-06 (Wai4 San1 Guan1 Er4), ‘let’ the dorsum of the
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ear.

Rosacea: 77-06 (Wai4 San1 Guan1 Er4), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2),
r 1111-02 (Fen1 Zhi1 Zhong1), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, Huo3 Ying4 (ML 66.03)*,
‘let’ the affected areas (i.e. the telangiectasia) of the face and back.

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Trigeminal Neuralgia: 77-05 (San1 Zhong4), 88-05 (Zhong1 Jiu3 Li3), 77-14 (Ce4 San1
Li3), 88-11 (Qi1 Li3), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 66-02 (Men2 Jin1), San1 Cha1 (NA)*, + local
points, ‘let’ the ‘A1 Shi4’ areas of the face. J
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77-14 ‘Beside Three Miles Three Needles’ 10 disorders 76.92%
77-05 ‘Three Weights Three Needles’ 8 disorders 61.54%
88-03 ‘Thigh Team of Four Horses’ 6 disorders 46.15%
88-11 ‘Thigh 579 Miles Three Needles’ 5 disorders 38.46%
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Aphonia: 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 44-02 (Di4 Zong1), ‘let’ the Qi1 Xing1 (ML DT.03)*
points on the nape.
Esophageal Spasm: 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), Zu2 Qian1 Jin1 (ML 77.24)*,
‘let’ the Stomach region of the leg*.
Fishbone Lodged in the Throat: 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), Zu2 Qian1 Jin1 (ML 77.24)*, Zu2 Wu3
r Jin1 (ML 77.25)*.
Laryngitis: 77-06 (Wai4 San1 Guan1 Er4), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 77-05 (San1 Zhong4), 33-13
(Fu3 Ge2 Er4), Hou2 Jian4 (NA)*, 33-03 (Xin1 Ling2 Yi1), 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Shang4), ‘let’
San1 Shang1 (NA)*.
Laryngeal Carcinoma: 77-06 (Wai4 San1 Guan1 Er4), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 77-14 (Ce4
T San1 Li3), Zu2 Qian1 Jin1 (ML 77.24)*, 77-05 (San1 Zhong4), requires a serious ‘letting’
of the Stomach region of the leg* - NOT a radical cure.
Pharyngeal Tuberculosis: 22-06 (Da4 Bai2), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), Hou2 Jian4 (NA)*, ‘let’
the Lung region of the leg*.
Pharyngitis: 77-05 (San1 Zhong4), 77-06 (Wai4 San1 Guan1 Er4), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 33-
13 (Fu3 Ge2 Er4), Hou2 Jian4 (NA)*, ‘let’ San1 Shang1 (NA)*.
Retropharyngeal Pustule: 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), Hou2 Jian4 (NA)*,
‘let’ San1 Shang1 (NA)*.
Sore Throat: 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), Hou2 Jian4 (NA)*, 66-02 (Men2 Jin1), 77-14 (Ce4 San1
r Li3), Zu2 Qian1 Jin1 (ML 77.24)*, Zu2 Wu3 Jin1 (ML 77.25)*, 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), Huo3
Zhu3 (ML 66.04), ‘let’ LU-11, 77-05 (San1 Zhong4), Zu2 Qian1 Jin1 (ML 77.24)*, and any
veinules noted retroauricularly or on the dorsum of the auricle.
Swelling of the Pharynx and Larynx: 22-06 (Da4 Bai2), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), Hou2 Jian4
(NA)*, ‘let’LU-llwfto and the affected area*.
Throat Pain: 77-05 (San1 Zhong4), Hou2 Jian4 (NA)*, Zu2 Qian1 Jin1 (ML 77.24)*, Zu2
Wu3 Jin1 (ML 77.25)*, 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), Huo3 Zhu3 (ML 66.04), ‘let’ 77-05 (San1
Zhong4), Zu2 Qian1 Jin1 (ML 77.24)*, and any veinules noted retroauricularly or on the
dorsum of the auricle.
Tonsillitis: 11-04 (Da4 Jian4), 11-01 (Wu3 Hu3 Er4), 22-01 (Tu3 Shui3 Er4), 77-05 (San1
r Zhong4), 77-06 (Wai4 San1 Guan1 Er4), 22-06 (Da4 Bai2), 33-14 (Shou3 Qian1 Jin1), 88-03
(Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 66-02 (Men2 Jin1), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), ‘let’ LI-1 WH0 and LU-11
as well as ‘let’ San1 Shang1 (NA)*.
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22-06 ‘Control Three Needles’ 9 disorders 75.00%
77-14 ‘Beside Three Miles Three Needles’ 7 disorders 58.33%
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77-06 ‘Lateral Three Passes’
7 disorders 58.33%
4 disorders 33.33%
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ORTHOPEDICS; GENERAL:

Articular Tuberculosis: 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3
Zhong1), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, Huo3 Zhi1 (ML 88.15)*, ‘let’ the areas
superficial to the joint(s) affected* [apply cupping to enhance the blood withdrawal].

Chondromatosis: 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML
77.18)*, ‘let’ in the proximity of the chondroma*.

Degenerative Joint Disease: 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Er4), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 88-07
(Ming2 Huang2), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, ‘let’ superficial to the affected joint*.
One may also select from: 11-14 (Fu4 Yuan2 Er4), 33-08 (Shang4 Zhong1 Guan1), 44-03
(Jian1 Zhong1), 44-04 (Jian4 Zhong1), 44-05 (Jian1 Zhong1), 88-08 (An1 Ji3 Er4 or An1 Ji3
Wu3).
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Gonococcal Arthritis: 88-06 (Tu3 Chang1 San1), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 77-12 (Ren2
Huang2), ‘let’ superficial to the affected joint*.
Gouty Arthritis: 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), Si4
Zhi1 (ML 77.20)*, 22-02 (Zhong1 Guan1), ‘let’ superficial to the affected joint*. J
Metastatic Bone Disease: 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4
(ML 77.18)*, ‘let’ the Heart and Lung regions of the leg* -NOT a radical cure. J
Neuropathic Joint: 1111-02 (Fen1 Zhi1 Zhong1), 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2), 88-01 (Tong1
Shen4), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, 44-04 (Jian4 Zhong1), 44-05 (Jian1 Zhong1), ‘let’
superficial to the affected joint*.

Osteoarthritis: 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Er4), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2),
Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, ‘let’ superficial to the affected joint*. One may also
select from: 11-14 (Fu4 Yuan2 Er4), 33-08 (Shang4 Zhong1 Guan1), 44-03 (Jian1 Zhong1),
44-04 (Jian4 Zhong1), 44-05 (Jian1 Zhong1), 88-08.

Osteoma: 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2), Tian1
Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, ‘let’ in the proximity of the osteoma*. J
Osteomyelitis: 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML
77.18)*, ‘let’ in the proximity of the lesion*. J
Osteogenic Sarcoma: 88-06 (Tu3 Chang1 San1), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 88-01 (Tong1
Shen4), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, Huo3 Ying4 (ML 66.03)*, j
requires a serious ‘letting’ of the blood vessels overlying the area of the tumor* - NOT a
radical cure.
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Rheumatoid Arthritis: 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 77-12 (Di4
Huang2), 33-13 (Fu3 Ge2 Er4), ‘let’ superficial to the affected joint*.

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Sprains (general): ‘Let’ superficial to the affected joint* and follow with needling 88-07
(Ming2 Huang2).
Suppurative Arthritis: 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4
r (ML 77.18)*, ‘let’ superficial to the affected joint*.

Unicameral Bone Cyst: 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-07 (Ming2
Huang2), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, ‘let’ in the proximity of the bone cyst*.
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Vertebral Tuberculosis: 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), ‘let’ in the areas
r superficial to the level(s) of the lesion(s)* [apply cupping to enhance the blood
withdrawal].

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77-12 ‘Lower Three Emperors’
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10 disorders 62.50%
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NECK, BACK, & SHOULDERS:

Adhesive Capsulitis: 44-03 (Jian1 Zhong1), 44-04 (Jian4 Zhong1).

Back Pain (entire back): 22-06 Ling2 Gu3, 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), ‘let’ Wu3 Ling3 (ML
DT04)* on the back. See also specific areas.

Brachial Pain: 44-03 (Jian1 Zhong1), 44-04 (Jian4 Zhong1).

Cervical Bulla: First ‘let’ 77-05 (San1 Zhong4) then needle 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), Zu2
Qian1 Jin1 (ML 77.24)*, Zu2 Wu3 Jin1 (ML 77.25)*.
Cervical Tuberculous Lymphadenitis (scrofula): 11-01 (Wu3 Hu3 Er4), 44-03 (Jian1
Zhong1), 77-06 (Wai4 San1 Guan1 Er4), 88-08 (An1 Ji3 Er4 or An1 Ji3 Wu3), 77-05 (San1 J
Zhong4), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), Liu4 Wan2 (ML 66-08), BL-36™10,
BL-54WHO, ‘let’ 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), 77-05 (San1 Zhong4), and the Lung region of J
the leg*.

Cervical Spondylosis Deformans: 11-17 (Fei4 Xin1 Er2), 11-14 (Fu4 Yuan2 Er4), 22-05 J
(Wan4 Shun4 Er4), 44-01 (Zheng4 Ji3 Er4), 77-09 (Zheng4 Jin1), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), ‘let’
affected areas*.
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Cervical Sprain/Strain: 77-07 (Qi1 Hu3 Er4), 77-09 (Zheng4 Jin1), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 22-
OS (Wan4 Shun4 Er4) all with Cx ROM, ‘let’ Occipital region of the lower extremity* as
well as the affected region.

Cervicalgia: 77-09 (Zheng4 Jin1), Fan3 Hou4 Jue2*, Hua1 Gu3 Yi1 (ML 55.02), 22-06
(Ling2 Gu3), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), ‘let’ the affected areas of the neck.
Clavicular Swelling: 77-07 (Qi1 Hu3 Er4). i

Coccygodynia: 77-09 (Zheng4 Jin1), 33-10 (Qi2 Jiao3), 1010-02 (Hou4 Hui4), Hai3 Bao4
(ML 66.01), BL-60who, ‘let’ Occipital region of the lower extremity* as well as the
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Dorsalgia: 11-17 (Fei4 Xin1 Er2), 77-09 (Zheng4 Shi4), 88-01 (Tong1 Bei4), 88-02 (Tong1
Tian1), 33-04 (Di4 Shi4), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 44-01 (Zheng4 -J
Ji3 Er4), 88-05 (Zhong1 Jiu3 Li3), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), Zhong4 Zi3 (ML 22.01)*, Zhong4
Xian1 (ML 22-02)*, 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), ‘let’ the affected areas of the thoracic spine.
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Failed Back Syndrome: 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4
Er4), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, ‘let’ Occipital region of the lower extremity* as
well as the affected region.

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Goiter: 77-05 (San1 Zhong4), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), Zu2 Qian1 Jin1 (ML 77.24)*, Zu2 Wu3
Jin1 (ML 77.25)*, ‘let’ 77-05 (San1 Zhong4) and the affected area of the neck.
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Hyperthyroidism: 77-05 (San1 Zhong4), 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1), 77-06 (Wai4 San1 Guan1
Er4), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 33-03 (Xin1 Ling2 Er4), Tong1 Shan1 (ML 88.02)*,
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Low Back; Sore-Achy: 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 33-05 (Gan1 Ling2 Er4), 33-06 (Yao1 Ling2
Er4), 44-09 (San1 Shen2 Er4), Shui3 Jin1 (ML 1010.20)*, Shui3 Tong1 (1010.19)*, 22-05
r (Wan4 Shun4 Er4), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, Guang1 Ming2 (ML 77.28)*, ‘let’ the
Occipital region of the lower extremity* as well as the affected areas.

Lumbalgia: 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 33-11 (Huo3 Shan1), 33-09 (Zhong1 Shi4), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3
Zhong1), 77-08 (Zheng4 Nao3 Yi1), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 77-03 (ST-
36™®), Yun2 Bai2 (ML 44.11)*, Li3 Bai2 (ML 44.12)*, Zhong1 Bai2 (ML 22.06)*, Tian1
p. Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, Ma3 Kuai4 Shui3 (ML 1010.14)*, Ma3 Jin1 Shui3 (ML
1010.13)*, ‘let’ the Occipital region of the lower extremity* as well as the affected areas.

r Lumbar Sprain/Strain: 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4),
Zhong1 Bai2 (ML 22.06)*, Xia4 Bai2 (ML 22.07)*, 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Er4), Ma3 Jin1
Shui3 (ML 1010.13)*, Ma3 Kuai4 Shui3 (ML 1010.14)*, Shui3 Tong1 (1010.19)*, Shui3
r Jin1 (ML 1010.20)*, ‘let’ the Occipital region of the lower extremity* as well as the
affected area.

r Lumbar ‘Stitch’: 77-09 (Zheng4 Jin1), 1010-02 (Hou4 Hui4), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 44-
OS (Shang4 Qu1), 44-04 (Xia4 Qu1), ‘let’ the Occipital region of the lower extremity* as
well as the affected areas.
ri Periscapular Pain: 77-07 (Qi1 Hu3 Er4).

r Rheumatism: 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 88-05 (Zhong1 Jiu3 Li3), 88-11 (Qi1 Li3), 22-05
(Wan4 Shun4 Er4), Zhong1 Bai2 (ML 22.06)*, ‘let’ the affected areas.
Restricted Vertebral Range of Motion: 44-01 (Zheng4 Ji3 Er4).
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Scapular Pain: 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Er4), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 77-07 (Qi1 Hu3 Er4), 88-07
(Ming2 Huang2), Fan3 Hou4 Jue2*, ‘let’ the areas affected.
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Scapulothoracic Pain Syndrome: 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 88-01 (Tong1 Bei4), 77-02 (Si4
Hua1 Zhong1), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Er4), Fan3 Hou4 Jue2*, Zhong4 Zi3
(ML 22.01)*, Zhong4 Xian1 (ML 22-02)*, ‘let’ the areas affected.
r Scoliosis: 44-01(Zheng4 Ji3 Er4), 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Er4), 66-01 (BL-62WHO), 88-07
: (Ming2 Huang2), 88-02 (Tong1 Tian1).
r Spondylophytes: 11-17 (Fei4 Xin1 Er2), 11-14 (Fu4 Yuan2 Er4), 44-01 (Zheng4 Ji3 Er4),
88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 88-11 (Jiu3Li3), 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Yi1), 77-02 (Si4 Hua1
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Zhong1), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), ‘let’ BL-40WHO and the affected
areas*.

Stiff Neck: 77-09 (Zheng4 Jin1), 11-17 (Fei4 Xin1 Er2), 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Er4), 22-06
(Ling2 Gu3), 44-01 (Zheng4 Ji3 Er4), 33-14 (Shou3 Qian1 Jin1,), 77-08 (Zheng4 Nao3 Yi1),
88-05 (Zhong1 Jiu3 Li3), 11-05 (Mu4 Er4), Zhong4 Xian1 (ML 22.02), Zhong4 Zi3 (ML
22.01), Fan3 Hou4 Jue2*, 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2), ‘let’ the Occipital region of the lower
extremity * as well as the affected region.

Vertebral Osteoporosis/Osteopenia: 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1), 44-01


(Zheng4 Ji3 Er4), Zhong1 Bai (ML 22.06)*, 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), ‘let’ BL-40WHO and the .
affected areas*.

Vertebral Pain: 11-14 (Fu4 Yuan2 Er4), 11-17 (Fei4 Xin1 Er2), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 44-01
(Zheng4 Ji3 Er4), 77-09 (Zheng4 Jin1), ‘let’ the Occipital region of the lower extremity *.
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Vertebral Sprain/Strain: 77-09 (Zheng4 Jin1), 88-11 (Qi1 Li3), 1010-02 (Zheng4 Hui4), 88- J
03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), Shang4 Qu1 (of 44-05), Xia4 Qu1 (of 44-04), ‘let’ the Occipital
region of the lower extremity* as well as the areas affected.
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4 Most Commonly Used Dao3 Ma3 Groups in Neck, Back & Shoulder Disorders:

22-06 ‘Control Three Needles’ 12 disorders 47.38%


22-05 ‘Control the Spine Three Needles’ 11 disorders 37.93%
88-06 ‘Thigh Spleen Three Needles’ 10 disorders 34.48%
77-09 ‘Leg Spine Three Needles’ 9 disorders 31.03%

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Arthritis of the 5th Digit: 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), Zhong1 Bai2 (ML 22.06)*, Liu4 Wan2 (ML
66-08)*, ‘let’ the affected joint.

Arthritis of the Index Finger: 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), 11-01 (Wu3 Hu3 Yi1), Mu4 Fu4
r (ML 66.02)*, 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), ‘let’ the affected joint.

r Arthritis of the Middle Finger: 88-02


(ML 88.02)*, ‘let’ the affected joint.
(Tong1 Guan1), Dan3 (ML 11.13)*, Tong1 Shan1

r Arthritis of the Thumb: 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 44-03 (Jian1 Zhong1), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3),
Huo3 Ying4 (ML 66.03)*.
Brachial (Arm) Pain: 44-08 (Pian1 Jian1), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 44-02 (Di4 Zong1), 44-
OS (Shang4 Qu1), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), Liu4 Wan2 (ML 66-08), ‘let’ the affected area as
well as 77-02.

Brachial Sprain/Strain: 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 88-04 (Zhong1 Quan2), 88-05 (Xia4 Jiu3
Li3), ‘let’ the affected areas
i Elbow Injury: 77-11 (BL-40WHO), ‘let’ the affected area.

p Elbow Pain: 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 88-05 (Zhong1 Jiu3 Li3), 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), 88-11
(Jiu3Ii3).
Finger Pain/Paresthesiae: 22-01 (Tu3 Shui3 Er4), 33-11 (Huo3 Ling2), 88-02 (Tong1
Guan1), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), San1 Cha1 (NA)*, Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*,
Guang1 Ming2 (ML 77.28)*, ‘let’ Wu3 Ling3 (ML DT.04)*.
Frozen Shoulder: 88-11 (Jiu3Li3), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2), 22-06
(Ling2 Gu3), Fan3 Hou4 Jue2(NA)*, 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1) ipsilaterally, Zu2 Qian1 Jin1
r (ML 77.24)*, Zu2 Wu3 Jin1 (ML 77.25)*, Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)* contralaterally
with ROM of affected shoulder, 44-05 (Jian1 Zhong1), ‘let’ the affected area.

Glenohumeral Arthritis: 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3),
Fan3 Hou4 Jue2 (NA)*, 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1) ipsilaterally, 88-11 (Jiu3Li3), Zu2 Qian1
Jin1 (ML 77.24)*, Zu2 Wu3 Jin1 (ML 77.25)*, Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*
r contralaterally with ROM of affected shoulder, ‘let’ the affected area.

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Hand, Inability to Grasp (due to spasm or pain): 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 33-04 (Ren2
Shi4), 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Ii3), 11-01 (Wu3 Hu3 Yi1), Zhong4 Zi3 (ML
22.01)*, Zhong4 Xian1 (ML 22.02)*, Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, needle Huo3 Lian2
(ML 66.10)* through to KI-1ÿ0.
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Hand Spasms: 33-11 (Huo3 Shan1), 33-09 (Zhong1 Shi4).
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Hand Tremors: 1010-02 (Zheng4 Hui4), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML
77.18)*, 1010-01 (Yin4 Tang2).

Pain in UE: 44-02 (Ren2 Zong1), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), ‘let’ Shang4 Qu1 (of 44-05).

Paresthesiae of UE: 44-03 (Jian1 Zhong1), 44-07 (Shen2 Jian1).

Shoulder Pain: 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), 77-06 (Wai4 San1 Guan1 Er4), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3
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Zhong1), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2), Si4 Zhi1 (ML 77.20)*, Fan3 Hou4
Jue2 (NA)*, 88-11 (Jiu3Li3), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, Zu2 Qian1 Jin1 (ML 77.24)*,
Zu2 Wu3 Jin1 (ML 77.25)*, ‘let’ superficial to the affected joint*.
Thumb - Inability
Gu3), Huo3
to Flex: 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 44-03 (Jian1 Zhong1), 22-06 (Ling2
Ying4 (ML 66.03)*.
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Thumb Sprain/Strain: 11-01 (Wu3 Hu3 Yi1), Si4 Zhi1 (ML 77.20)*, ‘let’ superficial to the _i
affected joint*.

Wrist Pain (unable to flex/extend): 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2) + a point
2 cun superior to Ren2 Huang2 (of the 77-12 Dao3 Ma3 Group), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), ‘let’
the affected area.

Wrist Sprain/Strain: 77-12 (Tian1 Huang2), Si4 Zhi1 (ML 77.20)*, ‘let’ superficial to the
affected joint*.

Upper Extremity Sprain/Strain (any joint): 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 33-11 (Huo3 Ling2),
Shu1 Jin1 (NA)*, ‘let’ the affected joint/area.
4 Most Commonly Used Dao3 Ma3 Groups for Upper Extremity Disorders:

88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’ 12 disorders 54.55%


77-12 ‘Lower Three Emperors’ 9 disorders 40.91%
77-02 ‘Four Flowers Three Needles’ 6 disorders 27.27%
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r EXTREMITIES; LOWER:

Ankle Pain (Lateral): 11-01 (use #4, #5 + Huai2 Ling2 Dian3 (NA)*.

Ankle Sprain/Strain: 11-01 (Wu3 Hu3 Si4), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), Huai2 Ling2 Dian3

r (NA)*, 44-03 (Jian1 Zhong1), 77-01 (STÿlÿ0), ‘let’ BL-40WHO and affected areas.

Baker’s Cyst: 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), Dan3 (ML 11.13)*, Xia4 Bai2 (OB N-UE-19c),
r Zhong1 Bai2 (ML 22.06), ‘let’ the cyst.
Bilateral LE Pain: 33-03 (Xin1 Ling2 Er4), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 88-05 (Zhong1 Jiu3
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Li3), 88-11 (Qi1 Li3), ‘let’ affected areas.
Bunion of Great Toe: 77-12 (Tian1 Huang2), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4).
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Foot Paresthesiae: 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), San1 Cha1 (NA)*, 33-14 (Shou3 Qian1 Jin1), Shui3
Jin1 (ML 1010.20), Shui3 Tong1 (1010.19), Ba1 Xie2 (OB M-UE-22), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4
r (ML 77.18)*, ‘let’ the affected areas as well as Wu3 Ling3 (ML DT.04)*.

Foot Sore/Achy: 11-01 (Wu3 Hu3 Wu3), 88-11 (Jiu3Li3), Xia4 Bai2 (OB N-UE-19c),
p Zhong1 Bai2 (ML 22.06), ‘let’ BL-40WHO
Foot Spasm: 77-09 (Zheng4 Jin1), Xia4 Bai2 (OB N-UE-19c), Zhong1 Bai2 (ML 22.06).
r Foot Swelling/Distention: 44-02 (Ren2 Zong1).

Hand + Foot Paresthesiae: 44-02 (Ren2 Zong1).

Heel Pain: 22-02 (Zhong1 Guan1), 11-01 (Wu3 Hu3 Wu3), 77-09 (Zheng4 Jin1), ‘let’ BL-
40ÿ°

Knee Arthritis: 44-03 (Jian1 Zhong1), 22-01 (Tu3 Shui3 Er4), 44-04 (Jian4 Zhong1).
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Knee Pain: 22-01 (Tu3 Shui3 Er4), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 44-03 (Jian1 Zhong1), 11-04 (Da4
Jian4), Zhong1 Bai2 (ML 22.06)*, Xia4 Bai2 (ML 22.07)*, 33-12 (Xin1 Men2) ‘Eyes of the
Knee’, San1 Cha1 (NA)*, Dan3 (ML 11.13)*, ‘let’ Wu3 Ling3 (ML DT.04)*.

Knee Sprain/Strain: 22-01 (Tu3 Shui3 Er4), 44-03 (Jian1 Zhong1), 44-04 (Jian4 Zhong1),
p* 44-05 (Jian1 Zhong1), ‘let’ affected areas.

r* Lateral Thigh Pain: 44-03 (Jian1 Zhong1), San1 Cha1 (NA)*, 44-05 (Shang4 Qu1), 44-04
(Xia4 Qu1), Zhong1 Bai2 (ML 22.06)*, Pian1 Jian1 (NA)*, ‘let’ the affected area.

Leg Paresthesiae: 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 44-05 (Jian1 Zhong1), 33-
r 14 (Shou3 Qian1 Jin1), Shang4 Qu1 (of 44-05), Yun2 Bai2 (of 44-05), ‘let’ the Occipital
region of the lower extremity*, as well as the dorsum of the foot.
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LE ‘Weak’ (lack ‘strength’): 1010-02 (Zheng4 Hui4), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 88-02
(Tong1 Tian1), 44-05 (Jian1 Zhong1), Shang4 Qu1 (of 44-05), Yun2 Bai2 (of 44-05), ‘let’
Wu3 Ling3 (ML DT.04)*.
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LE ‘Rheumatism’ (bilateral): 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 88-11 (Jiu3Li3), ML-5, ‘let’ the
affected area.

LE Sore/Achy: 88-11 (Qi1 Li3), Shui3 Jin1 (ML 1010.20), Shui3 Tong1 (1010.19). J
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Medial Thigh Pain: 33-12 (Xin1 Men2), 44-08 (Pian1 Jian1), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 88-02
(Tong1 Guan1), Tong1 Shan1 (ML 88.02)*, 44-02 (Di4 Zong1), Huo3 Zhu3 (ML 66.04). J
Medial Leg Pain: 33-12 (Xin1 Men2).

Medial Musculature of LE, Pain: 22-01 (Tu3 Shui3 Er4).

Plantar Pain: 22-02 (Zhong1 Guan1), 88-05 (Zhong1 Jiu3 Li3), 88-11 (Jiu3Li3), 11-01 (#’s
3, 4, & 5).
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Popliteal Pain: 77-11, (BLÿO1™0), Dan3 (ML 11.13)*, San1 Cha1 (NA)*, Zhong1 Bai2
(ML 22.06)*, Xia4 Bai2 (ML 22.07)*, ‘let’ the affected region.

Rheumatism (bilateral) of LE: 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 88-11 (Jiu3Li3), ML-5, ‘let’ the
affected area.

Sciatica: Mix + match from among the following and ‘let’ BL-40WHO as well as any other
painful areas.
22-02 (Due to Heart/Lung dysfunction).
22-03 (Heart/Brain induced).
11-17, 22-06 (Due to Heart/Lung insufficiency).
22-05 (Induced by Kidney function disharmony).
22-01 (Induced by Lung disease).
33-11 (Along course of Foot Yang2 Ming2 Stomach Channel).
33-09 (Heart insufficiency).
44-07 (Bowel dysfunction).
44-04 (Due to Lung/Liver dysfunction).
44-01 (Vertebrogenic).
88-08 (Kidney/Vertebrogenic). J
33-05 (Due to Liver dysfunction).
Also effective is: Ling2 Gu3 (of 22-06), Da4 Bai3 (of 22-06), Zhong1
Bai2 (ML 22.06)*, with Jian1 Zhong1 (of 44-03), Xia4 Qu1 (of 44-04),
Shang4 Qu1 (of 44-05), Yun2 Bai2 (of 44-05).

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Sural (Calf) Distention/Pain: 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1), 33-03 (Xin1 Ling2 Er4), 33-06 (Yao1
Ling2 Er4), 44-02 (Ren2 Zong1), 44-08 (Pian1 Jian1), 44-05 (Jian1 Zhong1), Dan3 (ML
11.13)*, Zhong1 Bai2 (ML 22.06)*, Xia4 Bai2 (ML 22.07)*, Bi2 Yi4 (ML 1010.22)*, ‘let’
the affected area, as well as Wu3 Ling3 (ML DT.04)*.

r* Swelling and Pain of LE (sudden): 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1), Tong1 Shan1 (ML 88.02)*, 44-
OS (Jian1 Zhong1), Xia4 Qu1 (of 44-04), Li3 Bai2 (ML 44.12)*, ‘let’ Wu3 Ling3 (ML
DT.04)*.

I Thigh Pain (general): 88-11 (Qi1 Li3).

r Thigh Sore/Achy and Weak: 44-02 (Di4 Zong1).

Toe Pain: 11-01 (Wu3 Hu3 San1), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), San1 Cha1
(NA)*, Si4 Feng4 (OB M-UE-9), ‘let’ the affected areas.

Toe Paresthesiae: 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), San1 Cha1 (NA)*, Ba1 Xie2 (OB M-UE-22), Tian1
r- Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, ‘let’ the affected areas as well as Wu3 ling3 (ML DT.04)*.
4 Most Commonly Used Dao3 Ma3 Groups for Lower Extremity Disorders:
r 44-05 ‘Shoulder Superior Transverse Three Needles’ 12 disorders 36.36%
88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’ 8 disorders 24.24%
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11-01 ‘Five Tigers Three Needles’
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6 disorders 18.18%

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CHEST; GENERAL:

Blunt Trauma to Chest: ‘Let’ 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), Si4 Hua1 Wai4 (ML 77.14)*, as
well as the affected areas and needle 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 33-11 (Huo3 Chuan4), 11-
05 (Mu4 Er4).

Chest Pain extending to the back: 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML
77.18)*, Shang4 Bai2 (ML 22.03)*, BL-57WH0.

Costal Pain: 11-05 (Mu4 Er4), 11-12 (Mu4 Yan2 Er4), 11-02 (Zhong1 Huang2), 88-03 (Si4
Ma3 Zhong1), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), ‘let’ the areas affected.
Esophagitis: 22-06 (Da4 Bai2), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), Zu2 Qian1 Jin1 (ML 77.24)*, Zu2
Wu Jin1 (ML 77.25)*, ‘let’ the Stomach region of the leg*. u
Hypochondria Pain (Bilateral): 33-05 (Gan1 Ling2 Er4), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2).

Intercostal neuralgia: 11-05 (Mu4 Er4), 11-12 (Mu4 Yan2 Er4), 11-02 (Zhong1 Huang2),
88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), ‘let’ 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1) and the
areas affected.

Oppression; Sense of (in Chest): 11-04 (Da4 Jian4), 33-03 (Xin1 Ling2 Er4), 33-11 (Huo3
Ling2), 44-02 (Di4 Zong1), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 99-01 (Shen2 Er3 Zhong1), 33-12
(Xin1 Men2), ‘let’ 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1).
Pleurisy: 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 88-01 (Tong1 Wei4), 88-02 (Tong1 Tian1).

Pleurodynia: ‘Let’ 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1).

Thoracalgia (Chest Pain): 11-10 (Xin1 Chang2 Er4), 11-07 (Huo3 Xing1 Zhong1), 11-17
(Fei4 Xin1 Er2), 33-03 (Xin1 Ling2 Er4), 33-11 (Huo3 Ling2), 33-12 (Xin1 Men2).
4 Most Commonly Used Dao3 Ma3 Groups for Chest (General) Disorders:

88-03 ‘Thigh Team of Four Horses’ 7 disorders 70.00% J


77-02 ‘Four Flowers Three Needles’ 4 disorders 40.00%
33-11 ‘Hold Three Fires’ 3 disorders 30.00%
77-14 ‘Beside Three Miles Three Needles’ 3 disorders 30.00% J

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Bronchial Asthma: 22-06 (Da4 Bai2), Zhong4 Zi3 (ML 22.01)*, Zhong4 Xian1 (ML
22.02)*, 22-01 (Tu3 Shui3 Er4), 33-13 (Fu3 Ge2 Er4), Shui3 Jin1 (ML 1010.20)*, Shui3
Tong1 (ML 1010.19)*, LI-llÿ0, LU-5ÿ0, LI-10WHO , ‘let’ the Heart and Lung regions
r of the leg*.

Bronchiectasis: 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 44-02 (Di4 Zong1), Zhong4 Xian1 (ML 22.02)*,
Zhong4 Zi3 (ML 22.01)*, Fei4 Qi4 Yi1 (NA)*, Fei4 Qi4 Er4 (NA)*, ‘let’ Lung region of the
leg*.

r Bronchitis: 33-04 (Di4 Shi4), Fei4 Qi4 Yi1 (NA)*, Fei4 Qi4 Er4 (NA)*, Shui3 Jin1 (ML
1010.20)*, Shui3 Tong1 (ML 1010.19)*, 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), Zhong4 Xian1 (ML
22.02)*, Zhong4 Zi3 (ML 22.01)*, ‘let’ the Lung region of the leg*.
r Ke2 (NA)*, 22-06 (Da4 Bai2), Shui3 Jin1 (ML
Cough (general): 33-04 (Di4 Shi4), Ding4
1010.20)*, Shui3 Tong1 (ML 1010.19)*.

Emphysema (Pulmonary): 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3
Zhong1), 33-12 (Gan1 Men2), 44-09 (San1 Shen2 Er4), ‘let’ 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), Si4
Hua1 Wai4 (ML 77.14), and the Lung region of the leg*.
Expectorant: 33-04 (Di4 Shi4), Ding4 Ke2 (NA)*, 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 11-04 (Xiao3 Jian4).
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Geriatric Cough: 44-09 (San1 Shen2 Er4), 33-04 (Di4 Shi4), Ding4 Ke2 (NA)*, 22-06 (Da4
Bai2), Shui3 Jin1 (ML 1010.20)*, Shui3 Tong1 (ML 1010.19)*.
r Lung Cancer: 77-06 (Wai4 San1 Guan1 Er4), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3),
requires a serious ‘letting’ of the Lung region of the leg* (improvement in
r symptomatology - NOT a radical cure).

Pleurisy: 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 88-01 (Tong1 Wei4), 88-02 (Tong1 Tian1).

Pleurodynia: ‘Let’ 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1).

Pneumonia: 22-06 (Da4 Bai2), 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), Zhong4
Zi3 (ML 22.01)*, Zhong4 Xian1 (ML 22.02)*, 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), ‘let’ the Lung region
of the leg*. See also under Pediatric Heading.
i Pneumothorax: 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), Zhong4 Zi3 (ML 22.01)*, Zhong4 Xian1 (ML
22.02)*, Fei4 Qi4 Yi1 (NA)*, Fei4 Qi4 Er4 (NA)*.
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Pulmonary Disorders (general): 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1).
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Pulmonary Edema: 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 11-10 (Xin1 Chang2 Er4),
Zhong4 Zi3 (ML 22.01)*, Zhong4 Xian1 (ML 22.02)*, PC-6 WHO, ‘let’ the Heart and Lung
regions of the leg*.

Tuberculosis (Pulmonary): 11-10 (Xin1 Chang2 Er4), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 22-06
(Ling2 Gu3), ‘let’ 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), Si4 Hua1 Wai4 (ML 77.14), and the Lung J
region of the leg*.

Viral URI: 33-04 (Di4 Shi4), 33-13 (Fu3 Ge2 Er4), (for fever, add: 22-06 [Da4 Bai2]), ‘let’
Wu3 Ling3 (ML DT04)* on the back.
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4 Most Commonly Used Dao3 Ma3 Groups for Pulmonary Disorders:

88-03 ‘Thigh Team of Four Horses’ 10 disorders 62.50%


22-06 ‘Control Three Needles’ 10 disorders 62.50%
33-04 ‘Anterior Antebrachial Scholar Three Needles’ 5 disorders 31.25% .J
77-02 ‘Four Flowers Three Needles’ 4 disorders 25.00%

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Angina Pectoris: 33-12 (Xin1 Men2), 11-10 (Xin1 Chang2 Er4), 11-04 (Da4 Jian4), 11-07
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5who), PC-6 WHO, TB-5 WH0, 44-02 (Di4 Zong1), 88-02 (Tong1 Tian1), ‘let’ the 10 points
p of the Heart - Lung region of the back*, the Heart region of the leg*, and Huo3 Bao1 (of
55-01).

r Arrhythmia: 33-03 (Xin1 Ling2 Er4), 44-02 (Di4 Zong1), 33-12 (Xin1 Men2), PC-6 WH0,
‘let’ the 10 points of the Heart - Lung region of the back* as well as the Heart region of
the leg*.
r Cardiac Asthma/Dyspnea: 11-07 (Huo3 Xing1 Zhong1).

n Cardiac Oppression: 33-03 (Xin1 Ling2 Er4), 44-02 (Di4 Zong1), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1),
33-11 (Huo3 Ling2), PC-bÿ10, ‘let’ the Heart and Lung regions of the lower extremity*.

r Cardiodynia (acute): 44-02 (Di4 Zong1), 33-03 (Xin1 Ling2 Er4), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1),
33-11 (Huo3 Ling2), PC-6WH0, ‘let’ the Heart and Lung regions of the lower extremity*.

r Cardiomegaly: 33-03 (Xin1 Ling2 Er4), 44-02 (Di4 Zong1), PC-6ÿ0, 88-02 (Tong1
Guan1), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), ‘let’ Wu3 Ling3 (ML DT.04)* and/or the Occipital
Region of the lower extremity*.

Cardiopathy: 44-02 (Di4 Zong1), 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1).

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(Di4 Zong1), 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1), Tong1 Shan1 (ML 88.02)*, PC-

r Congenital Heart Disease: 44-02 (Di4 Zong1), PC-6 WH0, 88-02 (Tong1 Tian1), Tong4
Shan1 (ML 88-02)*, 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), ‘let’ the 10 points of the Heart - Lung
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region of the back*.

Coronary Arteriosclerosis: 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), 44-02 (Di4 Zong1), ‘let’ the Heart
region of the leg, Si4 Hua1 Zhong1 (of 77-02), Si4 Hua1 Wai4 (ML 77.14)*, and the
Occipital Region of the lower extremity*.

Edema: 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 88-02 (Tong1 Tian1), Zhong1 Bai2
(ML 22.06), subcutaneously needle the points of the Kidney region of the back*, ‘let’ the
Occipital region of the lower extremity *.
r Endocarditis: 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), ‘let’ the Heart and Lung regions of the leg*.
Rheumatic, add: PCÿ3™0, 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 33-13 (Fu3 Ge2 Er4).
Syphilitic, add: 1111-02 (Fen1 Zhi1 Zhong1), 33-11 (Huo3 Shan1), 88-02 (Tong1
r Guan1).
Bacterial, add: 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 88-06 (Tu3 Chang1 San1), 33-13 (Fu3 Ge2 Er4).
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Epigastric Distention: 33-12 (Xin1 Men2), 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1), Tong4 Shan1 (ML 88-
02)*, Huo3 Zhu3 (ML 66.04).
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Heart Failure (Congestive): 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), 99-01 (Shen2 Er3 Zhong1), 88-02
(Tong1 Guan1), Tong4 Shan1 (ML 88.02)*, 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2),
88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), ‘let’ the 10 points of the Heart - Lung region of the back*.

Hypertension: 55-02 (San1 Sheng4 Er4), LI-11 WH0, 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), ‘let’ Si4 Hua1
Wai4 (ML 77.14)*, ‘let’ Wu3 Ling3 (ML DT.04)*, ‘let’ Occipital Region of the lower
extremity*.

Hypotension: 44-02 (Di4 Zong1), PC-6 WH0, 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4
(ML 77.18)*, 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), ‘let’ the 10 points of the Heart - Lung region of
the back*.

Myocardial Infarction: 44-02 (Di4 Zong1), PC-6WH0, 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), ‘let’ the 10
points of the Heart - Lung region of the back* and Huo3 Bao1 (of 55-01).

Myocarditis: 33-12 (Xin1 Men2), 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1), 44-02 (Di4 Zong1), ‘let’ the 10
points of the Heart - Lung region of the back* and Huo3 Bao1 (of 55-01).

Palpitation: 11-10 (Xin1 Chang2 Er4), 11-07 (Huo3 Xing1 Zhong1), 33-04 (Di4 Shi4), 33- J
12 (Xin1 Men2), 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1), Dan3 (ML 11.13)*, 44-02 (Di4 Zong1), PC-6WHO,
22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), ‘let’ 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), Si4 Hua1 Wai4 (ML 77.14), and the :
Heart region of the leg*.

Panic Disorder (Generalized Anxiety Disorder): 88-02 (Tong1 Tian1), Dan3 (ML 11.13),
Tong4 Shan1 (ML 88-02)*, 44-02 (Di4 Zong1), PC-6 WH0, 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), Huo3
Ying4 (ML 66.03)*, Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, Zhen4 Jing4 (ML 1010.08)*, 22-06
(Ling2 Gu3), ‘let’ the Frontal region of the foot* and the 10 points of the Heart - Lung
region of the back*.

Pericarditis: 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1), TB-5 WHO, Tong4 Shan1 (ML 88-02)*, ‘let’ the Heart
and Lung regions of the leg*.

Precordial Pain: 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1), Tong4 Shan1 (ML 88-02)*, ‘let’ 77-02 (Si4 Hua1
Zhong1) and Si4 Hua1 Wai4 (ML 77.14).
Rheumatic Heart Disease: 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1).

Tachycardia: 33-12 (Xin1 Men2), 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1), ‘let’ 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1) and
Si4 Hua1 Wai4 (ML 77.14).
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Valvular Regurgitation: 11-07 (Huo3 Xing1 Zhong1), 44-02 (Di4 Zong1), 33-12 (Xin1
Men2), PC-6™11 , 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1), Tong1 Shan1 (ML 88.02)*, ‘let’ the Heart region
of the leg* as well as Wu3 ling3 (ML DT.04)*.

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88-02 ‘Thigh Three Thoroughfares’ 22 disorders 88.00%
44-02 ‘Brachial Three Ancestors’ 15 disorders 60.00%
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33-12 ‘Hold Three Doors’
8 disorders
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ABDOMEN; GENERAL:

Acute Abdominal Pain/Distention: 22-01 (Tu3 Shui3 Er4), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 77-02 (Si4
Hua1 Zhong1), 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), 66-02 (Men2 Jin1), Qu1 Ling2
(ML 33-16), ‘let’ 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1) and the Lung region of the leg*.

Chronic Stomachache: 22-01 (Tu3 Shui3 San1), 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1), 88-01 (Tong1
Wei4).
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Gastric Distention: 11-06 (Huo3 Xing1 Xia4), 88-06 (Tu3 Chang1 San1).

Hypogastric Pain: 33-12 (Gan1 Men2), 66-02 (Men2 Jin1), Qu1 Ling2 (ML 33.16)*.

Large Intestine Pain: 33-12 (Chang2 Men2), 66-02 (Men2 Jin1).

Latus (Hank) Pain: 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 88-02 (Tong1 Tian1).

Nausea: 77-12 (Tian1 Huang2).

Periumbilical Pain (that bores through to the back): 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Er4).

Small Intestine Pain: 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2).

Splenomegaly: 11-06 (Huo3 Xing1 Xia4), 33-05 (Gan1 Ling2 Er4), 77-05 (San1 Zhong4),
88-06 (Tu3 Chang1 San1), ‘let’ the 6 points of the Spleen region of the back*.

Splenitis: 11-06 (Huo3 Xing1 Xia4), 11-09 (Huo3 Xing1 Shang4), 77-05 (San1 Zhong4),
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Vomiting: 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 99-01 (Shen2 Er3 Zhong1), 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1), Shui3 Jin1
(ML 1010.20)*, Shui3 Tong1 (ML 1010.19)*, ‘let’ 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1) and the Qi1
Xing1 (ML DT.03)* points on the nape.
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88-02 ‘Thigh Three Thoroughfares’ 4 disorders 33.33%
11-06 ‘Spleen Swelling Three Needles’ 3 disorders 25.00%
77-02 ‘Four Howers Three Needles’ 3 disorders 25.00% J
88-06 ‘Thigh Spleen Three Needles’ 3 disorders 25.00%

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Abscessed Liver: 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), Huo3 Ying4 (ML 66.03)*,
‘let’ the 10 points of the Liver Region on the back*.

Anger; Outbursts (uncontrollable): 11-05 (Mu4 Er4).

Cholecystitis: 22-03 (Shou3 Jie3 Er4), 88-06 (Tu3 Chang1 San1), Huo3 Zhi1 (ML 88.15)*,
n 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), Huo3 Quan2 (ML 88.16)*, 33-12 (Gan1 Men2), ‘letting’
unnecessary.

r Cholelithiasis: 22-03 (Shou3 Jie3 Er4), 88-06 (Tu3 Chang1 San1), Dan3 Yan2 (NA)*, Huo3
Zhi1 (ML 88.15)*, 88-07 (Qi2 Huang2), Huo3 Quan2 (ML 88.16)*, ‘letting’ inadvisable.
Cirrhosis: 11-01 (Wu3 Hu3 San1), 11-02 (Zhong1 Huang2), 33-05 (Gan1 Ling2 Er4), 88-07
(Ming2 Huang2), 33-12 (Gan1 Men2), 88-06 (Tu3 Chang1 San1), 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2),
Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, ‘let’ the 10 points of the Liver Region on the back* as
r well as Shang4 Qu1 (of 44-05)*.
Syphilitic Cirrhosis, add: 1111-02 (Fen1 Zhi1 Zhong1), 33-12 (Gan1 Men2), Huo3
Zhi1 (ML 88.15)*, ‘letting’ inadvisable.
r Distention/Pain in Liver: 11-01 (Wu3 Hu3 San1), 33-05 (Gan1 ling2 Er4), 88-07 (Ming2
Huang2).
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Fatty Liver (Hepatic Steatosis): 33-12 (Gan1 Men2), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), Huo3 Quan2
(ML 88.16)*, ‘let’ the 10 points of the Liver Region on the back* requires long term
r treatment.

Gallbladder Carcinoma: 22-03 (Shou3 Jie3 Er4), 88-06 (Tu3 Chang1 San1), Huo3 Zhi1 (ML
r 88.15)*, 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), Huo3 Quan2 (ML 88.16)*, Dan3 Yan2 (NA)*, ‘letting’
inadvisable - NOT a radical cure.

P Gallbladder Disease (general): 22-03 (Shou3 Jie3 Er4).

Hepatic Coma: 44-02 (Ren2 Zong1).

Hepatic Metastatic Carcinoma: 11-02 (Zhong1 Huang2), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), Tian1
Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, Huo3 Ying4 (ML 66.03)*, ‘let’ the 10 points of the Liver
r Region on the back*.

Hepatic Steatosis (Fatty Liver): 33-12 (Gan1 Men2), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), Huo3 Quan2
r (ML 88.16)*, ‘let’ the 10 points of the Liver Region on the back* requires long term
treatment.
r Hepatitis: 11-02 (Zhong1 Huang2), 33-05 (Gan1 Ling2 Er4), 88-06 (Tu3 Chang1 San1), 88-
07 (Ming2 Huang2).
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Acute Hepatitis, add: 33-12 (Gan1 Men2), 66-02 (Men2 Jin1), ‘letting’
inadvisable. !
Toxic Hepatitis, add: 1111-02 (Fen1 Zhi1 Zhong1), 33-12 (Gan1 Men2), Huo3
Quan2 (ML 88.16)*, ‘letting’ inadvisable.
Hepatoma: 11-02 (Zhong1 Huang2), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), Tian1
Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, Huo3 Ying4 (ML 66.03)*, ‘let’ the 10 points of the Liver
Region on the back* and the Liver Region of the leg*.
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Irascibility: 11-05 (Mu4Er4).

Jaundice: 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 33-12 (Gan1 Men2), 44-02 (Ren2 Zong1), 77-04, Huo3
Quan2 (ML 88.16)*, Huo3 Zhi1 (ML 88.15)*, ‘letting’ inadvisable.
Liver Disease (general): 77-05 (San1 Zhong4), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 1111-02 (Fen1 Zhi1
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Liver Prophylaxis: 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), Huo3 Zhi1 (ML 88.15)*, Huo3 Quan2 (ML
88.16)*, 33-12 (Gan1 Men2), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*.

Syphilitic Cirrhosis: 11-01 (Wu3 Hu3 San1), 11-02 (Zhong1 Huang2), 33-05 (Gan1 Ling2
Er ), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 88-06 (Tu3 Chang1 San1), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), Tian1 Huang2
Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, 1111-02 (Fen1 Zhi1 Zhong1), 33-12 (Gan1 Men2), Huo3 Zhi1 (ML
88.15)*, ‘letting’ inadvisable.

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88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’ 15 disorders 79.00% J


33-12 ‘Hold Three Doors’ 10 disorders 53.00%
11-02 ‘Finger Three Yellow’ 9 disorders 47.00%
88-06 ‘Thigh Spleen Three Needles’ 6 disorders 32.00%

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PANCREAS:

Diabetes Mellitus: 44-02 (Tian1 Zong1), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 88-06
(Tu3 Chang1 San1), KI-1™10, Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, ‘letting’ inadvisable.

r Obesity: Auriculotherapy points: Mouth, Spleen, Ear-Shenmen, Stomach, Lung,


Endocrine, Hunger - Select 3 to 5 points/treatment. Press tacks or auricular-seed
therapy.
r Body acupuncture: 77-03 (ST-36™10), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 66-02 (Men2 Jin1),
22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, ST-34™10, 77-12 (Di4
Huang2), 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1), ‘letting’ inadvisable.
r Pancreatic Abscess: 88-06 (Tu3 Chang1 San1), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 66-02 (Men2 Jin1),
77-03 (ST-36™10), PC-6™10, ‘let’ the Stomach and Lung regions of the leg*.
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Pancreatic Carcinoma: 88-06 (Tu3 Chang1 San1), 77-05 (San1 Zhong4), 88-07 (Ming2
Huang2), ‘let’ the Lung region of the leg* - NOT a radical cure.
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Pancreatic Cyst: 88-06 (Tu3 Chang1 San1), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 66-02 (Men2 Jin1), 77-
05 (San1 Zhong4), 77-03 (ST-36™10), PC-6 ™10, ‘let’ the Stomach and Lung regions of
the leg*.

Pancreatitis, Acute: 77-05 (San1 Zhong4), 88-06 (Tu3 Chang1 San1), 33-12 (Gan1 Men2),
r ‘letting’ inadvisable.

4 Most Commonly Used Dao3 Ma3 Groups in Pancreatic Disorders:

88-06 ‘Thigh Spleen Three Needles’ 5 disorders 83.33%


88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’ 4 disorders 66.67%
77-03 ‘Leg Stomach Three Needles’ 3 disorders 50.00%
77-05 ‘Three Weights Three Needles’ 3 disorders 50.00%

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GASTROINTESTINAL:

Adenoma, Colon: 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), ‘let’ Occipital Region
of the lower extremity*.

Allergies; food - Gastrointestinal: 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 33-12
(Chang2 Men2), ‘let’ Occipital Region of the lower extremity*.
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Anorexia: 33-03 (Xin1 Ling2 Er4), 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2), Zhen4
Jing4 (ML 1010.08)*.
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Antiemetic: 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 99-01 (Shen2 Er3 Zhong1), 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1), Shui3
Jin1 (ML 1010.20)*, Shui3 Tong1 (ML 1010.19)*, ‘let’ the Qi1 Xing1 (ML DT.03)* points
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Appendicitis: 77-03 (ST-36™10), 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Er4), 66-02 (Men2 Jin1), 88-03 (Si4
Maÿ Zhong1), ‘let’ 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), Si4 Hua1 Wai4 (ML 77.14), and the Lung
region of the leg*.
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Borborygmus: 1212-03 (ST-25™10), 66-02 (Men2 Jin1), ST-36™10,

Colitis: 33-12 (Chang2 Men2), 66-02 (Men2 Jin1), Zu2 Qian1 Jin1 (ML 77.24).

Colon Carcinoma: 88-07 (Tian1 Huang2), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), a
serious ‘letting’ of the Lung region of the leg* is required in this case - NOT a radical
cure.

Constipation: 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), 33-10 (Qi2 Zheng4), 33-06 (Yao1 Ling2 Er4), 88-
03 (Sr Ma3 Zhong1), 66-02 (Men2 Jin1), 44-03 (Jian1 Zhong1), 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2). J
Diarrhea: 88-07 (Qi2 Huang2), 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), 77-03 (ST-36™10), 66-02 (Men2
Jin1), Huo3 Zhi1 (ML 88.15)*, 33-12 (Gan1 Men2), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), ‘letting’ I
unnecessary.

Duodenal Ulcer: 77-03 (ST-36™10), 22-06 (Da4 Bai2), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), 66-02 (Men2
Jin1), 33-12 (Chang2 Men2), Shui3 Jin1 (ML 1010.20), Shui3 Tong1 (1010.19),
22-01 (Tu3 Shui3 San1), ST-41™10, ‘let’ 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), Si4 Hua1 Wai4
(ML 77.14), and the Stomach and Frontal regions of the lower extremity*.

Dyspepsia: 11-02 (Zhong1 Huang2), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1),
33-03 (Xin1 Ling2 Er4), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), Tian1 Huang* Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, 77-03 J
(ST-36™10), 1212-02 (CV-12™10), ‘let’ the Stomach region of the leg*.
Enteric Tuberculosis: 33-12 (Chang2 Men2), 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), u
Zhong4 Xian1 (ML 22.02)*, ‘let’ the Lung region of the leg*.

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Enteritis, Acute or Chronic: 33-12 (Chang2 Men2), 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), 77-03
(ST-36™110), 66-02 (Men2 Jin1), Zu2 Qian1 Jin1 (ML 77.24), ‘let’ 77-02 (Si4 Hua1
r Zhong1), Si4 Hua1 Wai4 (ML 77.14), and the Lung region of the leg*.
Food Allergies - Gastrointestinal: 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 33-12
(Chang2 Men2), ‘let’ Occipital Region of the lower extremity*.
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Food Poisoning: 1111-02 (Fen1 Zhi1 Zhong1), 22-03 (Shou3 Jie3 Er4), 22-02 (Mu4 Guan1).
r Gastralgia (acute): ‘let’ 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), needle 22-01 (Tu3 Shui3 Er4).

Gastralgia (preprandial - empty stomach): 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3),
77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1).

Gastralgia (postprandial - full stomach): 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), 22-01 (Tu3 Shui3
i San1), 77-03 (ST-36™110), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 66-02 (Men2 Jin1).
Gastric Carcinoma: 77-06 (Wai4 San1 Guan1 Er4), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), a serious
‘letting’ of the Stomach region of the leg* is required in this case (improvement in
symptomatology - NOT a radical cure)
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Gastric Disorders (general): ‘let’ 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1) and Si4 Hua1 Wai4 (ML 77.14),
then needle 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1), and Tong1 Shan1 (ML 88.02)*.

Gastric (Peptic) Ulcer: 11-04 (Da4 Jian4), 33-12 (Chang2 Men2), 88-06 (Tu3 Chang1
San1), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), 66-02 (Men2 Jin1), 22-01 (Tu3 Shui3 San1), 22-06 (Da4 Bai2),
‘let’ the Stomach region of the leg*, 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1) and Si4 Hua1 Wai4 (ML
77.14), then needle 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1), and Tong1 Shan1 (ML 88.02)*.

Gastritis, Chronic: 11-04 (Da4 Jian4), 88-06 (Tu3 Chang1 San1), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), 66-
02 (Men2 Jin1), 22-06 (Da4 Bai2), ‘let’ the Stomach region of the leg*.
rs Gastroenteritis, Acute: 33-12 (Chang2 Men2), 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), 77-02 (Si4 Hua1
Zhong1), 66-02 (Men2 Jin1), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), 77-03 (ST-36*®0), ‘let’ 77-02 (Si4
Hua1 Zhong1), Si4 Hua1 Wai4 (ML 77.14), and the Stomach and Lung regions of the leg*.
Gastrointestinal allergies (food): 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 33-12
(Chang2 Men2), ‘let’ Occipital Region of the lower extremity*.
Gastroptosis: 77-03 (ST-36™110), 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), Dan3
(ML 11.13)*, ‘letting’ inadvisable.
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Gastrospasm: 77-03 (ST-36™110), 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), 77-14 (Ce4 Xia4 San1 Li3),
Dan3 (ML 11.13)*, ‘letting’ inadvisable.
Hemorrhoids: 33-10 (Qi2 Jiao3), LU-6WHO, ‘let’ Occipital Region of the lower extremity*.
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Hernia: 11-03 (Ren2 Yang2), 11-04 (Da4 Jian4), ‘let’ the area between the medial
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Hyperchlorhvdria (hyperacidity): 77-12 (Tian1 Huang2), 88-01 (Tong1 Wei4), 88-02 ?


(Tong1 Tian1), 88-06 (Tu3 Chang1 San1), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, and a point
located 1 cun posterior to Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, ‘let’ the Qi1 Xing1 (ML
DT.03)* points on the nape. I,
Hypogastric Distention: 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Er4), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 li3), 77-02 (Si4 Hua1
Zhong1), Si4 Hua1 Wai4 (ML 77.14)*, ‘let’ the Lung region of the leg*.
Indigestion: 11-02 (Zhong1 Huang2), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1),
33-03 (Xin1 Ling2 Er4), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, 77-03 (ST-
36ÿ°), 1212-02 (CV-12who), ‘let’ the Stomach region of the leg*.
Intestinal Bleeding: ‘Let’ 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1) and Si4 Hua1 Wai4 (ML 77.14)* then
needle 88-10 (Jie3 Mei4 Er4).

Intestinal Obstruction: 77-03 (ST-36™), 66-02 (Men2 Jin1), 22-06 (Da4 Bai2), 88-03 j
(Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), ‘let’ the Lung region of the leg*.
Nausea: 77-12 (Tian1 Huang2), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*.

Peptic (Gastric) Ulcer: 11-04 (Da4 Jian4), 33-12 (Chang2 Men2), 88-06 (Tu3 Chang1
San1), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), 66-02 (Men2 Jin1), 22-01 (Tu3 Shui3 San1), 22-06 (Da4 Bai2),
‘let’ the Stomach and Frontal regions of the leg*, 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1) and Si4 Hua1
Wai4 (ML 77.14), then needle 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1), and Tong1 Shan1 (ML 88.02)*. I'
Peritonitis, Acute or Chronic: 22-04 (Shang4 Gao1), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), 77-02 (Si4 Hua1
Zhong1), 44-05 (Jian1 Zhong1), 44-07 (Yun2 Bai2), ‘let’ the Lung region of the leg*.
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Vomiting: 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 99-01 (Shen2 Er3 Zhong1), 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1), Shui3
Jin1 (ML 1010.20), Shui1 Tong1 (1010.19), ‘let’ 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), the Qi1 Xing1
(ML DT.03)* points on the nape.

4 Most Commonly Used Dao3 Ma3 Groups in Gastrointestinal Disorders:

77-02 ‘Four Flowers Three Needles’ 23 disorders 60.53%


77-14 ‘Beside Three Miles Three Needles’ 13 disorders 34.21%
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22-06 ‘Control Three Needles’ 11 disorders 28.95%
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UROLOGY:

Albuminuria: 44-09 (San1 Shen2 Er4), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2).


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Anuria: 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 44-05 (Yun2 Bai2), 44-04 (Xia4 Qu1),
Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, ‘letting’ inadvisable.
Cystic Kidney: 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Er4), Zhong1 Bai2 (ML 22.06)*,
r ‘letting’ inadvisable.

Cystitis: 33-10 (Qi2 Jiao3), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4
r (ML 77.18)*, Yun2 Bai2 (ML 44.11)*, Li3 Bai2 (ML 44.12)*, ‘letting’ inadvisable.

Diabetes Insipidus: 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2),
77-03 (ST-So”30), Tong1 Shan1 (ML 88.02)*, Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, ‘letting’
inadvisable.

Edema (Nephrotic): 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 88-02 (Tong1 Tian1),
subcutaneously needle the points of the Kidney region of the back*, ‘let’ the Occipital
region of the lower extremity *.
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Frequent Urination: 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), Ma3
Kuai4 Shui3 (ML 1010.14)*, Shui3 Jin1 (ML 1010.20)*, Shui3 Tong1 (ML 1010.19)*, 77-
10 (BL-57WHO), Hai3 Bao4 (ML 66.01), Mu4 Fu4 (ML 66.02), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML
77.18)*.

Hematuria: 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*,
22-06 (Da4 Bai2), Mu4 Fu4 (ML 66.02).
r- Incontinence, Urinary: 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), Ma3 Jin1 Shui3 (ML
1010.13)*, Ma3 Kuai4 Shui3 (ML 1010.14)*, 33-01 (Zhong1 Si4 Bai2).

r Kidney Depletion (TCM): 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), Shui3 Jin1 (ML
1010.20)*, Shui3 Tong1 (ML 1010.19)*, 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Er4), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3
Zhong1).
Low Back; Sore-Achy: 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 33-05 (Gan1 Ling2 Er4), 33-06 (Yao1 Ling2
Er4), 44-09 (San1 Shen2 Er4), Shui3 Jin1 (ML 1010.20)*, Shui3 Tong1 (ML 1010.19)*, 22-
p OS (Wan4 Shun4 Er4).

Lumbago: 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 33-11 (Huo3 Ling2), 33-09 (Zhong1 Shi4), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3
r Zhong1), 77-08 (Zheng4 Nao3 Yi1), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), Shui3 Jin1
(ML 1010.20)*, Shui3 Tong1 (ML 1010.19)*, 22-05.

Lumbar ‘Stitch’: 77-09 (Zheng4 Jin1).

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Nephritis, Acute: 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Er4), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-01
(Tong1 Shen4), 33-13 (Fu3 Ge2 Er4), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, subcutaneously
needle the points of the Kidney region of the back*, ‘let’ the Occipital region of the lower
extremity *.

Nephritis, Chronic: 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML
77.18)*, Huo3 Ying4 (ML 66.03)*, ‘let’ the 10 points of the Kidney region of the back.

Nephrolithiasis: 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), Ma3 Jin1 Shui3 (ML 1010.13)*, Zhong1 Bai2 (ML
22.06)*.

Nephrosclerosis: 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML
77.18)*, subcutaneously needle the points of the Kidney region of the back*, ‘let’ the
Occipital region of the lower extremity*.

Osteophytes: 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2) + ‘let’ affected areas.

Polycystic Kidney: 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Er4), Zhong1 Bai2 (ML
22.06)*, ‘letting’ inadvisable.

Proteinuria: 44-09 (San1 Shen2 Er4), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2).

Pyelitis: 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Er4), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1), Shui3 Jin1
(ML 1010.20)*, Shui3 Tong1 (ML 1010.19)*, ‘letting’ unnecessary.

Pyelonephritis: 88-01(Tong1 Shen4), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, 88-03 (Si4 Ma3
Zhong1), 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Er4), 33-11 (Huo3 Ling2), 33-05 (Gan1 Ling2 Er4), Shui3 Jin1
(ML 1010.20)*, Shui3 Tong1 (ML 1010.19)*, 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1), ‘let’ the 10 points of
the Kidney region of the back*.

Renal Carcinoma: 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Er4),
‘let’ the Occipital region of the lower extremity* - NOT a radical cure.

Renal Disorders (general): 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4).


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Renal Induration: 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, 77-12 (Ren2
Huang2).
Renal Tuberculosis: 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Er4), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3),
33-13 (Fu3 Ge2 Er4), ‘let’ the Occipital region of the lower extremity *.
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Skeletal Hyperostosis: 11-17 (Fei4 Xin1 Er2), 11-01 (Wu3 Hu3 San1), 11-14 (Fu4 Yuan2
Er4).
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Spermatorrhea: Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-01 (Tong1
Shen4), ‘letting’ inadvisable.

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Strangury: 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), Ma3 Kuai4 Shui3 (ML 1010.14)*,
Huo3 Zhu3 (ML 66.04).
Turbid Urine: 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), Ma3 Kuai4 Shui3 (ML
1010.14)*.

Uremia: 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 77-03 (ST-36WHO), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3
Zhong1), Ma3 Jin1 Shui3 (ML 1010.13)*, Ma3 Kuai4 Shui3 (ML 1010.14)*, ‘letting’
inadvisable.

Urethralgia: 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 44-04 (Li3 Bai2), 44-05 (Yun2 Bai2), Fu2 Jian4 (ML
11.03)*.

Urethritis: 33-10 (Qi2 Jiao3), 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, Yun2
Bai2 (ML 44.11)*, Li3 Bai2 (ML 44.12)*, Ma3 Jin1 Shui3 (ML 1010.13)*, Ma3 Kuai4
Shui3 (ML 1010.14)*. ‘letting’ inadvisable.
Urinary Incontinence: 33-01 (Zhong1 Si4 Bai2), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4),
Ma3 Kuai4 Shui3 (ML 1010.14)*, Shui3 Jin1 (ML 1010.20)*, Shui3 Tong1 (ML 1010.19)*,
77-10 (BL-57WHO).

Urinary Retention: 44-05 (Jian1 Zhong1), 44-04 (Xia4 Qu1), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2).

Urocystic Carcinoma: 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4
Er4), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, ‘let’ the Occipital region of the lower extremity* -
NOT a radical cure.

Urocystic Tuberculosis: 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Er4), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3),
33-13 (Fu3 Ge2 Er4), ‘let’ the Occipital region of the lower extremity *.

Urodynia: 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), Huo3 Zhu3 (ML 66.04), Ma3 Kuai4 Shui3 (ML 1010.14)*,
44-04 (Li3 Bai2), 44-05 (Yun2 Bai2), Fu2 Jian4 (ML 11.03)*.

Urolithiasis: 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), Ma3 Jin1 Shui3 (ML 1010.13)*, Ma3 Kuai4 Shui3 (ML
1010.14)*, Zhong1 Bai2 (ML 22.06)*.

4 Most Commonly Used Dao3 Ma3 Groups in Urological Disorders:

77-12 ‘Lower Three Emperors’ 29 disorders 74.36%


88-01 ‘Passing Through the Kidney Three Needles’ 25 disorders 64.10%
22-05 ‘Control the Spine Three Needles’ 12 disorders 30.77%
22-06 ‘Control Three Needles’ 7 disorders 17.95%
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GYNECOLOGY:

Abdominal Distention: 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 Er4), 77-06 (Wai4 San1
Guan1 Er4), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), Tian1
Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, ‘letting’ inadvisable. -J
Acne (menstrual): 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 Er4), 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2),
22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 77-05 (San1 Zhong4).

Amenorrhea: 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 Er4), 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2), 88-
01 (Tong1 Shen4), 88-10 (Jie3 Mei4 Er4), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), J
‘letting’ inadvisable.

Breast CA: 44-03 (Jian1 Feng1), 77-06 (Wai4 San1 Guan1 Er4), 77-05 (San1 Zhong4), 77-
02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), ‘let’ the 10 points of the Heart - Lung region of the back*, 77-02
(Si4 Hua1 Zhong1) - NOT a radical cure.
Breast Distention (premenstrual): 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 Er4), 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 44-03
(Jian1 Zhong1), 77-05 (San1 Zhong4).
Breech Presentation: 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 Er4), 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), BL-67WHO (moxa).

Carbuncle Breast: 44-03 (Jian1 Feng1), 77-06 (Wai4 San1 Guan1 Er4), 77-05 (San1
Zhong4), 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), 1111-02 (Fen1 Zhi1 Zhong1), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1),
22-06 (Da4 Bai2), ‘let’ the 10 points of the Heart - Lung region of the back*, 77-02 (Si4
Hua1 Zhong1).
Cervical CA: 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 Er4), 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 77-06
(Wai4 San1 Guan1 Er4), Yun2 Bai2 (of 44-05)*, Li3 Bai2 (of 44.04)*, 88-10 (Jie3 Mei4
San1), ‘let’ the dorsum of the sacrum - NOT a radical cure.
Cervical Dysplasia: 77-06 (Wai4 San1 Guan1 Er4), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 11-13 (Feng4
Chao2 Er4), 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), Yun2 Bai2 (of 44-05)*, Li3 Bai2 (of 44.04)*, 88-10 (Jie3
Mei4 San1), ‘letting’ inadvisable.
Cervicitis: 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 Er4), 22-02 (Zhong1 Guan1), 88-10
(Jie3 Mei4 Er4), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), ‘let’ the Occipital region* of the lower extremity.
Diarrhea (menstrual): 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2), 66-02 (Men2 Jin1),
11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 Er4).

Difficult Childbirth (Dystocia): 77-12(Ren2 Huang2), 55-01 (Huo3 Bao1), 22-06 (Ling2
Gu3), 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2Er4).
Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding: 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 Er4), 11-15
(Fu4 Ke1 San1), 88-10 (Jie3 Mei4 Er4), ‘letting’ inadvisable.
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Dystocia (Difficult Childbirth): 55-01 (Huo3 Bao1), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1
San1), 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 Er4).
Dystocia (Placental): 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2), 88-10 (Jie3 Mei4 San1),
‘let’ 55-01 (Huo3 Bao1).

Dysmenorrhea: 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 Er4), 66-02 (Men2 Jin1), Mu4
Fu4 (ML 66.02)*, 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2), 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Shang4), 11-02 (Zhong1
Huang2), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 88-10 (Jie3 Mei4 San1), ‘letting’ inadvisable.
Eclampsia: 22-03 (Shou3 Jie3 Er4), Zhen4 Jing4 (ML 1010.08)*, 33-03 (Xin1 Ling2 Er4),
Huo3 Ying4 (ML 66.03)*, Huo3 Zhu3 (ML 66.04),
Endometriosis: 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 Er4), 88-10 (Jie3 Mei4 San1),
‘letting’ inadvisable.
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(Jie3 Mei4 Er4), 66-02 (Men2 Jin1), Huo3 Zhu3 (ML 66.04), Huo3 Ying4 (ML 66.03)*, 77-
05 (San1 Zhong4),

Fallopian Tube Impatency: 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 Er4), 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 88-10 (Jie3
Mei4 San1), Mu4 Fu4 (ML 66.02)*, Huan2 Chao2 (ML 11.06)*, CV-S™10, ‘let’ the dorsum
of the sacrum.

Frigidity: 88-07(Ming2 Huang2), 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 Er4), 77-12
(Di4 Huang2), 33-10 (Qi2 Jiao3), moxa CV-4™,
Functional Uterine Bleeding: 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 Er4), 11-15 (Fu4
Ke1 San1), 88-10 (Jie3 Mei4 Er4), ‘letting’ inadvisable.
Habitual Abortion: 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2
Er4). Moxa CV-12ÿ0, 1111-03 (GV-4ÿ°), CV-4 WH0. To ‘Quiet the Fetus’ use 88-01
but only 1 constituent point per treatment (alternate points).

r Heat in Uterus; Sense of: 22-02 (Zhong1 Guan1), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2).

Hysteralgia (Uterine Pain): 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 Er4), Huan2 Chao2
(ML 11.06)*.

Hypermenorrhea: 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 33-03 (Xin1 Ling2 Er4), 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2).

Hypomenorrhea: 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2), 88-10 (Jie3 Mei4 San1), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2),
33-03 (Xin1 Ling2 Er4), 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Er4), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3).
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Hysteromyoma: 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 Er4), 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 77-06 (Wai4 San1 Guan1
Er4), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 88-02 (Tong1 Tian1), Yun2 Bai2 (of 44-05)*, Huan2 Chao2
(ML 11.06)*, ‘letting’ inadvisable.

(Feng4 Chao2 Er4), 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 77-12
Infertility: 11-13
(Di4 Huang2), Huan2 Chao2 (ML 11.06)*.
Irregular Menstruation: 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 Er4), 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 77-12 (Ren2
Huang2), 88-10 (Jie3 Mei4 San1), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), Huan2 Chao2
(ML 11.06)*, ‘letting’ inadvisable.

Leukorrhea: 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 Er4), 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 44-
02 (Tian1 Zong1), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 33-10 (Qi2 Jiao3), 88-10 (Jie3 Mei4 Er4), 77-12
(Ren2 Huang2), Yun2 Bai2 (of 44-05)*, Li3 Bai2 (of 44.04)*, Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML
77.18)*, Hai3 Bao4 (ML 66.01), ‘letting’ inadvisable.

Low Back Pain (2° to gynecologic disorders): 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 77-06 (Wai4 San1
Guan1 Er4), 11-13 (Feng* Chao2 Er4), 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 88-10 (Jie3 Mei4 Er4), Yun2
Bai2 (of 44-05)*, Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, 77-03 (STÿÿ10), ‘let’ the Occipital
region of the lower extremity*.

Mastitis: 44-03 (Jian1 Zhong1), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), ‘let’ the 10 points of the Heart -
Lung region of the back*.

Menopausal Symptoms: 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 22-05 (Wan4
Shuni Er4), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 33-03 (Xin1 Ling2 Er4), Zhen4 Jing4
(ML 1010.08)*, 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 Er4), 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 88-10 (Jie3 Mei4 Er4),
44-01 (Zheng4 Ji3Er4).
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Menstrual Headache: 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Shang4), 66-02 (Men2 Jin1), 88-10 (Jie3 Mei4 Er4),
22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2), 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 55-01 (Huo3 Bao1), ‘let’
the affected region of the head.

Menstrual Neck Pain: 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Er4), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, 11-15
(Fu4 Ke1 San1), 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2), 88-10 (Jie3 Mei4 San1), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2).
Metritis (Uterine Inflammation): 44-07 (Yun2 Bai2), 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 88-01 (Tong1
Shen4), Mu4 Fu4 (ML 66.02)*, 66-02 (Men2 Jin1), ‘let’ the dorsum of the sacrum.
Metropathia Hemorrhagica: 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 Er4), 11-15 (Fu4
Ke1 San1), 88-10 (Jie3 Mei4 Er4), ‘letting’ inadvisable.
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Metrorrhagia: 88-10 (Jie3 Mei4 Er4), Liu4 Wan2 (ML 66-08)*, 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 Er4),
11-15 (Fu4Ke* San1).
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Oligogalactia: 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 Er4), 88-
10 (Jie3 Mei4 Er4), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), SI-1™0.

Oophoritis: 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 San1), Huan2 Chao2 (ML 11.06)*,
22-02 (Zhong1 Guan1), 88-10 (Jie3 Mei4 San1), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), Yun2 Bai2 (of 44-
05)*.

Oophoroma: 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 San1), 77-06 (Wai4 San1 Guan1
Er4), ‘letting’ inadvisable.
Ovarian CA: 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 San1), 77-06 (Wai4 San1 Guan1
Er4), 55-01 (Fu4 Ling2 Yi1) - NOT a radical cure.
Ovarian Cyst (possibly ulcerated): 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 San1), 33-
10 (Qi2 Jiao3), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 77-05 (San1 Zhong4), 55-01 (Fu4 Ling2 Yi1), 77-06
(Wai4 San1 Guan1 Er4), 88-10 (Jie3 Mei4 Er4), ‘letting’ inadvisable.
Ovulatory Hemorrhage: 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 San1), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3
Zhong1), Yun2 Bai2 (of 44-05)*, ‘letting’ inadvisable.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 San1), Hai3 Bao4
(ML 66.01), 88-10 (Jie3 Mei4 Er4), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), ‘let’ the dorsal region of the
sacrum.

PMS: 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 San1), 1010-02 (Zheng4 Hui4), 33-03
(Xin1 Ling2 Er4), Zhen4 Jing4 (ML 1010.08)*, 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2).
Pudendal Swelling: 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 San1), 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), Huan2 Chao2 (ML
11.06)*, Yun2 Bai2 (of 44-05)*, Li3 Bai2 (of 44.04)*, Hai3 Bao4 (ML 66.01), 88-10 (Jie3
Mei4 San1).
Puerperal Anuresis: 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), Ma3 Jin1 Shui3 (ML 1010.13)*, Ma3 Kuai4 Shui3
r (ML 1010.14)*, Huo3 Zhu3 (ML 66.04), ‘let’ the dorsum of the sacrum.

Puerperal Coccygodynia: 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Er4), 33-12 (Xin1
Men*), ‘let’ the affected area, moxa 1212-04 (CV-3™10), CV-4WH0, ST-36WH0.
Puerperal Cystitis: 33-10 (Qi2 Jiao3), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4).

Puerperal Enuresis: 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), Ma3 Jin1 Shui3 (ML 1010.13)*, Ma3 Kuai4 Shui3
(ML 1010.14)*, moxa CV-4WH0, CV-6ÿ0, and the dorsum of the sacrum.

Puerperal Frequent Urination: 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), Ma3 Jin1 Shui3 (ML 1010.13)*, Ma3
Kuai4 Shui3 (ML 1010.14)*.
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Puerperal Low Back Sore/Achy: 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Er4), moxa
1111-03 (GV-ÿ0), 1212-04 (CV-3wh0), CVÿ0, ST-36™10.

Puerperal Mastitis: 44-03 (Jian1 Zhong1), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), ‘let’ the 10 points of
the Heart - Lung region of the back*.
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Puerperal Metritis: 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Er4), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-
10 (Jie3 Mei4 San1), 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), ‘let’ the dorsum of the sacrum.

Puerperal Oligogalactia: 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2
Er4), 88-10 (Jie3 Mei4 Er4), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), SI-1™10
Puerperal ‘Wind’ Syndrome: 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 San1), 88-07
(Ming2 Huang2), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Er4).
‘Red-White’ Vaginal Discharge: 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 San1), 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 44-02
(Tian1 Zong1), 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 88-10 (Jie3 Mei4 San1), Mu4
Fu4 (ML
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66.02)*, Yun2 Bai2 (of 44-05)*, Li3 Bai2 (of 44.04)*, Huan2 Chao2 (ML 11.06)*,
SP-6

Salpingitis: 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 Er4), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1),
Yun2 Bai2 (of 44-05)*, 88-10 (Jie3 Mei4 San1), ‘letting’ inadvisable.
Thelitis (Nipple Inflammation): 44-03 (Jian1 Zhong1), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 77-05
(Er4 Zhong4), ‘let’ the 10 points of the Heart - Lung region of the back*, 77-02 (Si4 Hua1
Zhong1).
Toxemia of Pregnancy: 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2)

Uterine Ante-/Retroversion: 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 Er4), 88-10 (Jie3
Mei4 San.1). For retroversion, moxa: CV-4WH0, CV-12WH0, CV-6WH0, CV-3™10. For
anteversion, ‘let’ the dorsal region of the sacrum.

Uterine CA: 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 San1), 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 88-10 (Jie3 Mei4 San1),
Huan2 Chao2 (ML 11.06)*, 77-06 (Wai4 San1 Guan1 Er4), 77-05 (San1 Zhong4), 77-12
(Ren2 Huang2), ‘let’ in the area of the thenar eminence - NOT a radical cure)
Uterine Inflammation (Metritis): 44-07 (Yun2 Bai2), 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 88-01 (Tong1
Shen4), Mu4 Fu4 (ML 66.02)*, 66-02 (Men2 Jin1).
Uterine Pain (Hysteralgia): 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 Er4), Huan2 Chao2
(ML 11.06)*.

Uterine Prolapse: 88-10 (Jie3 Mei4 San1), 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 Er4),
88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), Moxa Zheng4 Hui4 (of 1010-02), CV-4™10, CV-12™10, CV-6™10,
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Uterovaginal Tuberculosis: 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 Er4), Yun2 Bai2 (of
44-05)*, Huan2 Chao2 (ML 11.06)*, 88-10 (Jie3 Mei4 Er4), ‘letting’ inadvisable.

Uterovaginal Ulcer (Chancroid): 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 11-13
(Feng4 Chao2 Er4), Li3 Bai2 (of 44.04)*, Yun2 Bai2 (of 44-05)*, ‘letting’ inadvisable.
Vaginal Itching: 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2), Yun2 Bai2 (of 44-05)*, Li3
Bai2 (of 44.04)*, 44-02 (Tian1 Zong1), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 22-03 (Shou3 Jie3 Er4).
Vaginitis: 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 Er4), Yun2 Bai2 (of 44-05)*, Li3
Bai2 (of 44.04)*, Hai3 Bao4 (ML 66.01), 44-02 (Tian1 Zong1), Ma3 Jin1 Shui3 (ML
1010.13)*, Ma3 Kuai4 Shui3 (ML 1010.14)*.

Vaginodynia: 44-02 (Tian1 Zong1), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 11-13
(Feng4 Chao2 Er4), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), Yun2 Bai2 (of 44-05)*, Li3 Bai2 (of 44.04)*.
Vomiting of Pregnancy: 33-03 (Xin1 Ling2 Er4), Zhen4 Jing4 (ML 1010.08)*, 88-02
(Tong1 Guan1), Tong1 Shan1 (ML 88.02)*.
4 Most Commonly Used Dao3 Ma3 Groups in Gynecological Disorders:

11-15 ‘Gynecology Three Needles’ 55 disorders 75.34%


11-13 ‘Phoenix Nest Three Needles’ 49 disorders 67.12%
77-12 ‘Lower Three Emperors’ 35 disorders 47.95%
88-10 ‘Three Sisters Three Needles’ 33 disorders 45.21%
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ANDRIATRICS:

Balanitis (inflammation of glans penis): 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), CV-3WH0.

Cryptorchism: 11-03 (Ren2 Yang2).

Cystitis: 33-10 (Qi2 Jiao3), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4
(ML 77.18)*, Yun2 Bai2 (ML 44.11)*, Li3 Bai2 (ML 44.12)*, ‘letting’ inadvisable.

Hernia (shan qi): 11-04 (Da4 Jian4), 11-03 (Ren2 Yang2).

Impotence: 44-09 (San1 Shen2 Er4), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), Shui3 Jin1
(ML 1010.20)*, Shui3 Tong1 (ML 1010.19)*.

Orchioncus (testicular neoplasm): 11-03 (Ren2 Yang2), 11-04 (Da4 Jian4).

Orchitis: 11-03 (Ren2 Yang2), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 11-04 (Da4 Jian4), Wai4 Jian4 (ML
11.04)*, ‘let’ from the medial malleolus to SP-6WH0.

Penile Pain: 11-03 (Ren2 Yang2).

Premature Ejaculation: 44-09 (San1 Shen2 Er4), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4),
Shui3 Jin1 (ML 1010.20)*, Shui3 Tong1 (ML 1010.19)*.
Prostatic Hypertrophy: 11-03 (Ren2 Yang2).

Seminal Emission: 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML
77.18)*.

Testicular Neoplasm: 11-04 (Da4 Jian4), 11-03 (Ren2 Yang2), Fu2 Jian4 (ML 11.03)*,
Wai4 Jian4 (ML 11.04)*. In addition to needling the above, one may also ‘let’ these
points.

Urethritis: 33-10 (Qi2 Jiao3), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, Yun2
Bai2 (ML 44.11)*, Li3 Bai2 (ML 44.12)*, Ma3 Jin1 Shui3 (ML 1010.13)*, Ma3 Kuai4
Shui3 (ML 1010.14)*. ‘letting’ inadvisable.
4 Most Commonly Used Dao3 Ma3 Groups in Andriatics:

77-12 ‘Lower Three Emperors’ 7 disorders 53.87%


11-03 ‘Finger Three Yang’ 7 disorders 53.87%
88-01 ‘Passing Through the Kidney Three Needles’ 4 disorders 30.77%
11-04 ‘Finger Three Spaces’ 4 disorders 30.77%
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PEDIATRICS:

Asthma: 11-04 (Da4 Jian4), 11-11 (Ding4 Chuan3 Er4), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 33-04 (Di4
Shi4), Fei4 Qi4 Yi1 (NA)*, Fei4 Qi4 Er4 (NA)*, 33-13 (Fu3 Ge2 Er4), ‘letting’ unnecessary.
Atrophic Kidney: 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, 88-01 (Tong1
Shen4), 77-03 (ST-36ÿ0), ‘letting’ inadvisable.
Bronchitis: 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 33-13 (Fu3 Ge2 Er4), ‘let’ the 10 points of the Heart-Lung
region* of the back.

Cerebellar Syndrome: 1010-02 (Zheng4 Hui4), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3
Zhong1), 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2), ‘letting’ inadvisable.
Childhood Tuberculosis: 33-12 (Gan1 Men2), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), Huo3 Ying4 (ML
66.03)*, 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 44-02 (Ren2 Zong1), 33-13 (Fu3 Ge2 Er4), ‘letting’
inadvisable.

Common Cold: 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 33-13 (Fu3 Ge2 Er4), 33-12 (Gan1 Men2), ‘letting’
unnecessary.

Diabetes Insipidus: 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, Tong1 Shan1
(ML 88.02)*, 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2), 77-03 (ST-36™110), ‘letting’
inadvisable.

Hemangioma: 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 88-11 (Qi1 Li3), ‘let’ the areas affected.

Hernia (shan qi): 11-04 (Da4 Jian4), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Shang4),
11-03 (Ren2 Yang2), Wai4 Jian1 (ML 11.04)*, ‘let’ the points of 11-04 (Da4 Jian4).

Hydrocephalus: 77-08 (Zheng4 Nao3 Er4), 77-09 (Zheng4 Zong1), Huo3 Ju2 (ML 66.11)*,
Huo3 San4 (ML 66.12)*, ‘letting’ inadvisable.
Infantile Convulsions: 1010-02 (Zheng4 Hui4) exhibit extreme caution.

Infantile Paralysis: 44-03 (Jian1 Zhong1), 44-05 (Jian1 Zhong1), 44-08 (Pian1 Jian1), 44-07
(Yun2 Bai2), 44-04 (Jian4 Zhong1),‘let’ the areas affected.
Infantile Spinal Muscular Atrophy: 44-03 (Jian1 Zhong1), 44-08 (Pian1 Jian1), 44-07
(Yun2 Bai2), 44-04 (Jian4 Zhong1), ‘let’ the areas affected.
Jaundice: 88-07(Ming2 Huang2), 33-12 (Gan1 Men2), 44-02 (Ren2 Zong1), 77-14 (Ce4
San1 Li3), Huo3 Quan2 (ML 88.16)*, Huo3 Zhi1 (ML 88.15)*, GB-34WHO, ‘letting’
inadvisable.
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Laryngitis (acute): 77-06 (Wai4 San1 Guan1 Er4), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 33-13 (Fu3 Ge2 Er4),
Hou2 Jian4 (NA)*, ‘let’ San1 Shang1 (NA)*.
Leukemia: 33-05 (Gan1 Ling2 Er4), 33-12 (Gan1 Men2), 88-07 (Qi2 Huang2), 88-06 (Tu3
Chang1 San1), 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2), ‘letting’ inadvisable - NOT a radical cure.
Measles: 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), Zhong4 Zi3 (ML 22.01)*, 88-11
(Qi1 Li3), 88-05 (Zhong1 Jiu3 Li3), ‘let’ along the course of 77-12, 66-02 (Men2 Jin1), the
dorsum of the ear, and the Lung region of the leg*.

Meningitis: 22-06 (Zhong4 Kui2), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, Huo3 Ying4 (ML
66.03)*, Brain (auriculotherapy point), Brain Stem (auriculotherapy point), ‘let’ the Qi1
Xing1 (ML DT.03)* points on the nape - requires a serious ‘letting’; 3x/wk.
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Nephritis, Acute: 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Er4), 22-06 (Da4 Bai2), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-01
(Tong1 Shen4), 33-13 (Fu3 Ge2 Er4), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, subcutaneously
needle the points of the Kidney region of the back*, ‘let’ the Occipital region of the lower
extremity *.

Nightmares: 88-07 (Qi2 Huang2), Dan3 (ML 11.13)*, 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), Tong1 Shan1
(ML 88.02)*, Zhen4 Jing4 (ML 1010.08)*.

Pediatric URI: 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 33-13 (Fu3 Ge2 Er4), 33-12 (Xin1 Men2), ‘letting’
unnecessary.

Pertussis (whooping cough): 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), Ding4 Ke2 (NA)*, 33-13 (Fu3 Ge2 Er4),
‘letting’ unnecessary.

Pneumonia (pediatric): 22-06 (Zhong4 Kui2), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, Huo3 Ying4
(ML 66.03)*, 33-13 (Fu3 Ge2 Er4), LI-llWHO, ‘letting’ unnecessary. See also under
Pulmonology Heading.

Pyelonephritis: 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, 88-03 (Si4 Ma3
Zhong1), 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Er4), 33-11 (Huo3 Ling2), 33-05 (Gan1 Ling2 Er4), ‘let’ the
10 points of the Kidney region of the back*.

(Da4 Bai2), 88-05 (Zhong1 Jiu3 Li3), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3


Scarlatina (scarlet fever): 22-06
Xia4), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, Huo3 Ying4 (ML 66.03)*, 88-11 (Qi1 Li3), ‘let’
LU-11WH0 and Wu3 Ling3 (ML DT04)* on the back.

Tuberculosis: 33-13 (Fu3 Ge2 Er4), 33-12 (Gan1 Men2), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), Huo3 Ying4
(ML 66.03)*, 22-06 (Zhong4 Kui2), 44-02 (Di4 Zong1), ‘letting’ unnecessary.

Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (viral): 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 33-13 (Fu3 Ge2 Er4), 33-12
(Gan1 Mem), ‘letting’ unnecessary.
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Varicella (chickenpox): 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 22-06 (Zhong4
Kui2), 88-11 (Qi1 Li3), ‘letting’ unnecessary.
Wheeze (congenital): 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), ‘let’ the Stomach
region of the leg*.

4 Most Commonly Used Dao3 Ma3 Groups in Pediatrics:

22-06 ‘Control Three Needles’ 16 disorders 55.17%


33-13 ‘Bowel Division Three Needles’ 11 disorders 37.93%
88-03 ‘Thigh Team of Four Horses’ 9 disorders 31.03%
77-12 ‘Lower Three Emperors’ 8 disorders 27.59%

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Acne: 77-06 (Wai4 San1 Guan1 Er4), 77-05 (Er4 Zhong4), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), Tian1 J
Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, Huo3 Ying4 (ML 66.03)*, 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), 88-05
(Zhong1 Jiu3 Li3), 88-11 (Qi1 Li3), ‘let’ the affected areas.
Allergic Dermatitis: 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 1111-02 (Fen1 Zhi1 Zhong1), 88-07 (Qi2
Huang2), 88-05 (Zhong1 Jiu3 Li3), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 33-03 (Xin1 Ling2 Er4), 77-12 (Di4
Huang2), auriculotherapy ‘Skin Points’, ‘letting’ inadvisable.
Cervical Tuberculous Lymphadenitis: 44-03 (Jian1 Zhong1).

Carbunculosis: 1111-02 (Fen1 Zhi1 Zhong1), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 22-06 (Da4 Bai2),
‘let’ the areas affected.

Erythema Nodosum: 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 88-05 (Zhong1 Jiu3 Li3), 88-11 (Qi1 Li3),
‘let’ the areas affected.

Freckles: 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 88-05 (Zhong1 Jiu3 Li3), 88-11 (Qi1 Li3), ‘let’ the areas
affected.

Furunculosis: 1111-02 (Fen1 Zhi1 Zhong1), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 22-06 (Da4 Bai2),
‘let’ the areas affected.

Hemangioma: 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 88-11 (Qi1 Li3), ‘let’ the areas affected.

Hydroa: 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 88-11 (Qi1 Li3), ‘let’ the areas
affected.

Lipoma: 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 11-02 (Zhong1 Huang2), ‘let’ the lipoma.

Psoriasis: 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), LI-11WHO, ‘let’ the dorsum of the ear.

Purpura: 1111-02 (Fen1 Zhi1 Zhong1), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 88-11 (Qi1 Li3), ‘letting’
inadvisable.

Rosacea: 77-06 (Wai4 San1 Guan1 Er4), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2),
1111-02 (Fen1 Zhi1 Zhong1), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, Huo3 Ying4 (ML 66.03)*,
‘let’ the affected areas (i.e. the telangiectasia) of the face and back.

Senile Lentigo (Liver Spots): 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 88-10 (Jie3
Mei4 Er4), 88-11 (Qi1 Li3), ‘let’ the affected areas as well as the Occipital region of the
lower extremity*, the Heart - Lung, and Spleen - Stomach regions of the back*. |

Skin Disorders (general): 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), LI-11 WH0; if 2° to TCM Blood-
Vacuity, add 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1), 88-06 (Tu3 Chang1 San1).

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Spider Angioma: 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 1111-02 (Fen1 Zhi1
Zhong1), 88-11 (Qi1 Li3), ‘let’ the areas affected.
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Urticaria (Hives): 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), Zhong4 Zi3 (ML 22.01)*, LI-11 , 88-07
(Ming2 Huang2), 88-11 (Jiu3Li3), auriculotherapy ‘Skin Points’, ‘let’ along the course of
77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 66-02 (Men2 Jin1), the dorsum of the ear, and the Lung region of the
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affected areas.

Vitiligo: 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2),
Auriculotherapy ‘Skin’ point.

4 Most Commonly Used Dao3 Ma3 Groups for Dermatological Disorders:

88-03 ‘Thigh Team of Four Horses’ 18 disorders 90.00%


88-11 ‘Thigh 579 Miles Three Needles’ 11 disorders 55.00%
88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’ 11 disorders 55.00%
11-02 ‘Finger Three Yellow’ 7 disorders 35.00%

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MISCELLANEOUS:

Anemia: 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 88-01 (Tong1 Wei4), 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2), 88-03 (Si4
Ma3 Zhong1), 88-06 (Tu3 Chang1 San1), Huo3 Zhi1 (ML 88.15)*, Huo3 Quan2 (ML
88.16)*, Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, ‘let’ the 10 points of the Heart-Lung region* of
the back. -J

Arteriosclerosis: 44-03 (Jian1 Zhong1), 44-04 (Jian4 Zhong1), ‘let’ 77-02 (Si4 Hua1
Zhong1), Si4 Hua1 Wai4 (ML 77.14), and the Occipital region* of the lower extremity.
Blood Tonification (TCM supplementation): 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 88-02 (Tong1
Guan1), 88-06 (Tu3 Chang1 San1), 77-03 (ST-36ÿ0).
Bromidrosis: 44-02 (Tian1 Zong1), 44-04 (Jian4 Zhong1), 44-05 (Jian1 Zhong1), 1111-02
(Fen1 Zhi1 Zhong1), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1),
Tong1 Shan1 (ML 88.02)*, ‘letting’ unnecessary.
Bruxism: 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Xia4).

Cholera: 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3).

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Bi2 Yi4 (ML 1010.22)*, 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), ML-5*, 1010-02
(Zheng4 Hui4), Zhen4 Jing4 (ML 1010.08)*.
Diabetes Mellitus: 44-02 (Tian1 Zong1), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 88-06
(Tu3 Chang1 San1), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, ‘letting’ inadvisable.
Dysentery: 33-12 (Chang2 Men2), 66-02 (Men2 Jin1), ‘letting’ unnecessary.

Emaciation: 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), Huo3 Zhi1 (ML 88.15)*, 77-03 (ST-36ÿ0), 33-12
(Gan1 Men2), 22-06 (Da4 Bai2), ‘letting’ inadvisable.
Emergencies: 99-01 (Shen2 Er3 Zhong1).

Fever (antipyretic): 22-06 (Da4 Bai2), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, Huo3 Ying4 (ML
66.03)*, ‘let’ Wu3 Ling3 (ML DT04)* on the back.

Forgetfulness: 1010-02 (Zheng4 Hui4), 33-03 (Xin1 Ling2 Er4), 77-08 (Zheng4 Nao3 Er4),
Zhen4 Jing4 (ML 1010.08)*, 77-05 (Er4 Zhong4), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2).
Freckles: 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 88-05 (Zhong1 Jiu3 Li3), 88-11 (Qi1 Li3), ‘let’ the
affected areas.

Hands and Feet Cold: 77-12 (Di4 Huang2).

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1010-02 (Zheng4 Hui4), Zhen4 Jing4 (ML1010.08)*, KI-lÿ”10, auriculotherapy points:
r* endocrine, subcortex, brain, kidney, and testis or ovary as the case may be

Hemorrhoids: 33-10 (Qi2 Jiao3), 33-06 (Yao1 Ling2 Er4), ‘let’ the Occipital region of the
r lower extremity*.

Hemostatic: Liu4 Wan2 (ML 66-08)*.

Hiatal Hernia: 33-12 (Xin1 Men2), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 66-02 (Men2 Jin1), 33-13 (Fu3 Ge2
Er4), ‘let’ the Stomach region of the leg*.
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Hypertension: 55-02 (San1 Sheng4 Er4), 77-12 (Tian1 Huang2), Zhong1 Bai2 (ML 22.06),
‘let’ BL-40who, BL-20 who, 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), Si4 Hua1 Wai4 (ML 77.14), Wu3
r Ling3 (ML DT04)* on the back.
Indigestion: 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 88-06 (Tu3 Chang1 San1), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4),
r 22-06 (Da4 Bai2), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, 66-02 (Men2 Jin1), ‘let’ the Stomach
region of the leg*.
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Leukemia: 33-05 (Gan1 Ling2 Er4), 33-12 (Gan1 Men2), 88-07 (Qi2 Huang2), 88-06 (Tu
Chang1 San1), 77-12 (Ren2 Huang2), ‘letting’ inadvisable - NOT a radical cure.

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(Tu3 Chang1 San1), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), ‘letting’ inadvisable.
(Qi2 Huang2), 88-06

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Chang1 San1), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), ‘letting’ inadvisable.
p Malignant Lymphoma: 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Er4), 77-05 (Er4 Zhong4), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4
! (ML 77.18)*, 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), Huo3 Ying4 (ML 66.03)*, ‘let’ the Lung region of the
leg* - NOT a radical cure.

Malignancy: 77-05 (San1 Zhong4), 77-06 (Wai4 San1 Guan1 Er4).

Motion Sickness: 99-01 (Shen2 Er3 Zhong1), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 44-02 (Ren2 Zong1), ‘let’
Er3Huan2 (ML 99.01)*.
Night Sweats: Zhi3 Han4 (NA)*, 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), Tian1
Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, ‘letting’ inadvisable.
Obesity: Auriculotherapy points: Mouth, Spleen, Ear-Shenmen, Stomach, Lung,
Endocrine, Hunger - Select 3 to 5 points/treatment. Press tacks or auricular-seed
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Body acupuncture: 77-03 (ST-36™110), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 66-02 (Men2 Jin1),
22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, ST-34WHO, 77-12 (Di4
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Parkinson’s Disease (parkinsonism): 1010-02 (Zheng4 Hui4), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2),
Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)*, Guang1 Ming2 (ML 77.28)*, 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), ST-
36™**°.
Pi3 Kuai4 (‘Lump-Glomus’ - abdominal ‘lumps’): 77-05 (San1 Zhong4), 77-03 (ST-
36™1*0), 22-O6 (Ling2 Gu3), 66-02 (Men2 Jin1), ‘let’ the Stomach region of the leg*.
Polycythemia: 33-12 (Gan1 Men2).

Post-Needling Problems (paresthesiae, pain, uneasiness, disconnectedness, etc.): 22-03


(Shou3 Jie3 Er4).
Resolve Toxins (‘Detox’): 22-02 (Zhong1 Guan1), 22-03 (Shou3 Jie3 Er4), 1111-02 (Fen1
Zhi1 Zhong1), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2).
Shock: 22-03 (Shou3 Jie3 Er4), 99-01 (Shen2 Er3 Zhong1), 1010-02 (Zheng4 Hui4),
fingernail to GV-26who.

Skeletal Hyperostosis (systemic): 11-01 (Wu3 Hu3 San1), 11-14 (Fu4 Yuan2 Er4).

Thyromegaly: 77-05 (San1 Zhong4), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), ‘let’ areas of involvement.
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77.18)*, Guang1 Ming2 (ML 77.28)*, 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), ST-36™1*0.

4 Most Commonly Used Dao3 Ma3 Groups in Miscellaneous Disorders:

77-12 ‘Lower Three Emperors’ 12 disorders 31.58%


88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’ 11 disorders 28.95%
22-06 ‘Control Three Needles’ 9 disorders 23.68%
33-12 ‘Hold Three Doors’ 7 disorders 18.42%
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The present appendix is designed to provide the basics of palmar diagnostics as
utilized in Tung Family Acupuncture in general and the Dao3 Ma3 technique in specific.
The initial step in palmar diagnosis is to determine which hand to use for said
diagnostic purposes. Argument has been made for using the right hand in the female and
the left hand in the male predicated upon the yin-yang correspondences: Yang2 = Male =
Left and Yin1 = Female = Right. Argument has also been made for using the ‘dominant’
hand. The term ‘dominant’ here is not used so much in terms of whether one writes with
the right or left hand; rather, it is used to mean which hand ‘dominates’ or ‘sits on top’.
To elucidate: When a patient unconsciously (without premeditation) clasps his/her hands J
together interlacing the fingers, the ‘dominant’ hand is that hand whose thumb ‘sits’ atop
the other (non-dominant). Personally, I employ the yin-yang correspondences and thus
use the left hand for males and the right hand for females.
The second step is to view the appropriate palm under adequate lighting; natural
light is of course best, but full spectrum lighting will also suffice. The clinician is looking
for any alteration in the natural color of the skin, mottling, superficial - floating veinules,
hemangioma, etc.
A bluish-green color denotes ‘Cold’ and ‘Vacuity’ in the corresponding region.
The darker the hue, i.e. tending toward black, the more ominous the sign and
consequently the more serious the condition. A red or purplish-red color denotes ‘Heat’
and inflammation in the corresponding region. Dr. Lai writes that the bluish-green color
is more commonly noted (in Taiwanese patients), but I have observed that the red or
purplish-red color is dominant (in American patients). This discrepancy may merely
reflect the differences in the conditions suffered by the respective patient populations and
perhaps is a manifestation of the usually high carbohydrate, inflammatory diet of the
typical American patient.
Atrophic changes of the musculature of the hand indicate ‘Vacuity’ conditions in
the corresponding regions. A ‘hollowing’ or a ‘sunken-in’ appearance in the region of
Xia4 Bai2 (OB N-UE-19c) and Zhong1 Bai2 (ML 22.06) on the dorsum of the hand
indicates ‘Spleen Vacuity’. Any atrophic changes or visible veinules along the course of
22-05 ‘Control the Spine Three Needles’ (along the ulnar border of the hand) indicates
‘Kidney Vacuity’.
The third step is to determine the corresponding region (see palmar ‘map’) where
the alteration is noted, for example: a mottled appearance with hemangioma noted at the
base of the 4th digit; this region corresponds to the ‘Liver’ and may indicate a pathology
in that organ.
The fourth step is to choose an appropriate Dao3 Ma3 group(s) for treatment.
Continuing with my example noted in the third step: mottled appearance with
hemangioma noted in the region corresponding to the ‘Liver’ in a patient complaining of
pain and paresthesiae of the right upper extremity suggestive of C5 to C7 radiculopathy.
Rx: ‘Let’ the hemangioma in the Liver region of the palm. Needle the left 88-07 ‘Upper
Three Yellow’, the left 77-12 ‘Lower Three Emperors’, and the right 44-02 ‘Brachial
Three Ancestors’.
Discussion: 88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’ was chosen because one of its ‘Reaction
Areas’ is the ‘Liver Branch Reaction Area’ and one of its many diverse indications
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Extra Points.
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The points listed in this appendix are among those mentioned in chapter two on
therapeutics which, for the most part, are NOT discussed in the main body of the text. J
Point information includes location, Reaction Area (RA), Needling (N), and an
accompanying diagram. For a more thorough English discussion of these points, see:
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Lee, Miriam: Master Tong’s Acupuncture: An Ancient Alternative Style in Modern
Clinical Practice, 5th ed. Boulder, Blue Poppy Press, 2002.
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Carson, Palden and Carson, Wangden: Tung’s Orthodox Acupuncture: A Genuine


Ancient Art of Healing. Taipei, Lien Ho Press Company 1988.

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APPENDIX 2: ADDITIONAL POINTS

Bi2 Yi4 (ML 1010.22): This point is located in the depression found at the superior
extremity of the nasal ala. RA: Lung, Kidney, and Spleen. N: Perpendicularly 1 to 2 fen.
Fig. XP - A #1.
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Da4 Bai3 (of Dao3 Ma3 group 22-06)d: This point may be found by first locating Ling2
Gu3 [ML22.05/RT p.14 ‘Spirit Bone’] and Zhong4 Kui2 [NA ‘Important Chief]. Bisect
r the distance between these two points to locate Da4 Bai2 [ML22.04/RT p.16 ‘Great
White’]. Some Taiwanese experts locate Da4 Bai2 at LI-3ÿ0. RA: Lung branch. N:
Perpendicularly 5fen to 1.5 cun or ‘let’ with a three edge needle. Fig. XP - C #1.
r Dan3 (ML 11.13)d: This is a 2 point grouping: Dan3 #1 is located on digit line A, 5 fen
radial to the exact center of the dorsal surface of the proximal phalanx of the 3rd digit
r (middle finger). One author places this point 3 fen radial to the exact center rather than 5
fen\ Dan3 #2 is located on digit line E, 5fen ulnar to the exact center of the dorsal surface
of the proximal phalanx of the 3rd digit (middle finger). One author places this point 3fen
r ulnar to the exact center rather than 5 fen. To determine the exact center of the dorsal
surface of the proximal phalanx, bisect the distance from the dorsal metacarpophalangeal
skin crease to the dorsal proximal interphalangeal skin crease along the median plane of
the phalanx. RA: Heart auxiliary and Gallbladder. N: Dan3 #1 obliquely from radial to
ulnar 2-3 fen and Dan3 #2 obliquely from ulnar to radial 2-3 fen; one may also ‘let’ with a
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three edge (prismatic) needle. Fig. XP C #2.
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Dan3 Yan2 (NA): This point is located 5 fen inferior, and 5 fen posterior, to ST-7who.
RA: Gallbladder branch. N: Perpendicularly 2 to 4 fen. Dr. Hu2 Bing3-Quan2 writes that
the needle should be retained for 30 minutes. Fig. XP - A #2.

Ding4 Ke2 (NA): This point is found with the palm of the hand placed on the epigastrium.
The point is located 1.6 cun proximal, and 5 fen anterior, to LI-11WHO. RA: Lung. N:
Perpendicularly 6 to 8 fen. Dr. Hu2 Bing3-Quan2 writes that the needle should be retained
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for 30 minutes. Fig. XP E #1.

Ding3 Tou2 (NA): This point is located on digit line A, 5 fen radial to the exact center of
the anterior proximal interphalangeal skin crease of the 3rd digit (middle finger) of the
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hand. RA: Vertex. N: Perpendicularly 1 to 3 fen. Fig. XP C #3.

Fan3 Hou4 Jue2 (NA): This point is located in the depression found at the junction of the
shaft and head of the first metacarpal bone, on the ulnar aspect of the dorsum of said
metacarpal bone. RA: Lung. N: Perpendicularly 4 to 6 fen. Dr. Hu2 Bing3-Quan2 writes
that the needle should be retained for 30 minutes. Fig. XP - C #4.

Fei4 Qi4 Er4 (NA): This point is located 2 cun proximal to Fei4 Qi4 Yi1 (NA - see below),
i.e. Fei4 Qi4 Er4 is found 5 cun proximal, and 1 cun posterior, to LI-llÿ0. RA: Lung
branch and Kidney branch. N: Perpendicularly 3 to 6 fen. Fig. XP - E #2.

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Fei4 Qi4 Yi1 (NA): This point is located 3 cun proximal, and 1 cun posterior, to LI-
. To locate this point, place the palm of the hand on the epigastrium, and then draw
a line from LI-11WH0 to LI-15WH0. Course 3 cun proximal commencing from LI-llÿ10
and then 1 cun posterior to said line. RA: Kidney branch and Lung. N: Perpendicularly 3
to 6fen. Fig. XP - E #3.
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Fu2 Jian4 (ML 11.03): The medial to lateral location of this point is on the anterior
surface of the middle phalanx of the 2nd digit (index finger) on anterior digit line B. The
proximal to distal location of this point is found by dividing the distance from the anterior
proximal interphalangeal skin crease to the anterior distal interphalangeal skin crease
along anterior digit line B into thirds. The point is found at the demarcation between the
middle and distal thirds on anterior digit line B. RA: Liver branch, Heart, 6 Fu3 (Bowels),
Stomach, and Kidney. N: Perpendicularly 2 to 3 fen or ‘let’ with a three edge (prismatic)
needle. Fig. XP-D#1. J
Guang1 Ming2 (ML 77.28)d: One group of Taiwanese experts locates this point midway
between KI-S™0 and KI-7who. Another group locates the point is located at KI-7W .
Personally, I utilize the former location. RA: Liver, Spleen, Kidney, and Optic. N:
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Perpendicularly 5fen or ‘let’ with a three edge needle. Fig. XP F #1.

Hou2 Jian4 (NA): This point is located 2.5 cun distal, and 1 cun posterior, to LI-11WH0.
RA: Lung. N: Perpendicularly 2 to 4fen. Fig. XP - G.

Hou4 Tou2 (NA): This point is located on digit line E, 5 fen ulnar to the exact center of
the anterior proximal interphalangeal skin crease of the 5th digit of the hand. RA:
Occiput. N: Perpendicularly 1 to 3 fen. Fig. XP - C #5.

Hua1 Gu3 Yi1 (ML 55.02)d: Four points comprise this ‘point’. These points are all
located between the 1st and 2nd metatarsal bones on the plantar surface of the foot.
Commencing from the web located between the 1st and 2nd toes, proceed proximally 5 fen
to arrive at the first point. The second point is found 5 fen proximal to the first point (i.e.
a total of 1 cun proximal to the web between the 1st and 2ndtoes). The third point is found -J
5fen proximal to the second point (i.e. a total of 1.5 cun proximal to the web between the
1st and 2nd toes), and the fourth is located 5fen proximal to the third point (i.e. a total of 2
cun proximal to the web between the first and second toes). There is some disagreement
with respect to the location of the fourth point; some Taiwanese experts locate this point
8 fen proximal to the third point (i.e. a total of 2.3 cun proximal to the web between the
first and second toes). RA: Spleen, Lung, Kidney, and Liver. N: Perpendicularly 5 fen to
1 cun. Fig. XP - 1.

Huai2 Ling2 Dian3 (NA): This point is located on the palmer surface of the hand in a
depression @ 1 fen proximal to the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb. The
depression is found where the shaft and the head of the 1st metacarpal bone meet. RA:
Lung. N: Perpendicularly 2 to 3fen. Fig. XP - D #2.
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Huan2 Chao2 (ML 11.06): This point is found in the center of digit line E on the second
phalanx of the 4th digit (ring finger). To determine the exact center of the middle phalanx
along digit line E, bisect the distance from die anterior proximal interphalangeal skin
crease to the anterior distal interphalangeal skin crease along digit line E. RA: Liver
auxiliary and Kidney auxiliary. N: Perpendicularly 2 to 3fen. Fig. XP - D #3.

Huo3 Fu3 Hai3 33.07)d: This point is located with the palm placed on the
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epigastrium. One group of Taiwanese experts locates this point 5 fen distal, and 5 fen
ulnar, to LI-10ÿ . A second group locates this point at LI-IOÿ0. Personally, I use the
former location. RA: Lungs branch, Heart auxiliary, and Kidney. N: Perpendicularly 5
fen to 1 cun. Fig. XP - G.
Huo3 Ju2 (ML 66.1 l)d: This point is located 1 cun proximal to Huo3 Lian2 (ML 66.10).
One group of Taiwanese experts locates this point 5 fen proximal to SP-4WH0. A second
group locates this point at SP-4WH0. Personally, I use the former location. RA: Heart
branch and Kidney auxiliary. N: Perpendicularly 5 fen to 1 cun - the needle is inserted at
a 90° angle, and immediately inferior, to the 1st cuneiform bone. Needle ONE side only.
CONTRAINDICATED IN PREGNANCY. Fig. XP - F #3.

Huo3 Lian2 (ML 66.10)d: One group of Taiwanese experts locates this point 5 fen
SP-3WH0 A second group locates this point at SP-3WH0 Personally, I use the
proximal to
former location. RA: Heart branch and Kidney auxiliary. N: Perpendicularly 5 fen to 1
cun - the needle is inserted at a 90° angle, and immediately inferior, to the 1st metatarsal
bone. CONTRAINDICATED IN PREGNANCY. Fig. XP F #2. -
Huo3 Quan2 (ML 88.16): This point is located 4.5 cun distal to Ming2 Huang2 (ML
88.12) of the 88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’ Dao3 Ma3 group. Ming2 Huang2 (ML 88.12) is
located at the exact proximal-distal center of the midline (coronal plane) on the medial
aspect of the thigh. RA: Liver, Gallbladder, Heart branch, and Vertebral. N:
Perpendicularly 1.5 to 2 cun. Fig. XP - K.

Huo3 San4 (ML 66.12)d: One group of Taiwanese experts locates this point 1 cun
proximal to Huo3 Ju2 (ML 66.11), i.e. 4 cun proximal to the medial aspect of the
metatarsophalangeal joint of the great toe and therefore 5 fen proximal to KI-2
WHO
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second group locates this point at KI-2who. Personally, I use the former location. RA:
Heart branch, Kidney auxiliary, and 6 Fu3 (Bowels). N: Perpendicularly 5 fen to 1 cun -
the needle is inserted at a 90° angle, and immediately inferior, to the navicular bone.
CONTRAINDICATED IN PREGNANCY. Fig. XP F #4. -
Huo3 Ying4 (ML 66.03)d: One group of Taiwanese experts locates this point 5 fen
proximal to LV-2WH0. A second group locates this point at LV-2WH0. Personally, I use
the former location. RA: Liver auxiliary, Heart. N: Perpendicularly 3 to 5fen or obliquely
3 to 5fen. CONTRAINDICATED IN PREGNANCY. Fig. XP J #1. -
Huo3 Zhi1 (ML 88.15): This point is located 1.5 cun distal to Ming2 Huang2 (ML 88.12)
of the 88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’ Dao3 Ma3 group. Ming2 Huang2- (ML 88.12) is
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located at the exact proximal-distal center of the midline (coronal plane) on the medial
aspect of the thigh. RA: Liver, Gallbladder, and Heart branch. N: Perpendicularly 1.5 to 2
cun. Fig. XP-K.

Huo3 Zhu3 (ML 66.04)d:


One group of Taiwanese experts locates this point 5 fen
proximal to LV-3who. A second group locates this point at LV-3™°. Personally, I use
the former location. RA: Heart, Heart branch, and Liver. N: Perpendicularly or obliquely
3fen ~ 1 cun. NO MOXA + CONTRAINDICATED IN PREGNANCY. Fig. XP J #5. -
Jian1 Zhone1 (of 44-03): This point is located 3 cun distal to LI-15™°, on the Hand
Yang2 Ming2 Large Intestine Channel. RA: Heart branch. N: Perpendicularly 1 to 2 cun.
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Fig. XP E #4.

Jie3 Xue4 (ML 88.28)d: Taiwanese experts locate this point 1 cun proximal, and 3 fen
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medial to the superolateral comer of the patella; Drs. Carson and Lee locate the point 1
cun proximal, and 3fen lateral, to the superolateral comer of the patella. I use the former.
RA: Heart. N: Perpendicularly 3 to 5fen. Fig. XP N.-
Li4 Bai2 [a.k.a. Fen1 Bai2] (OB N-UE-19a): This point is located on the dorsum of the
hand, immediately distal to the articulation of the bases of the 2nd and 3rd metacarpal
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bones. RA: Heart, Lung, and Kidney. N: Perpendicularly 3 to 8 fen. Fig. XP C #6.

Ling2 Gu3 (of 22-06): This point is located on the dorsum of the hand, in an area known
as the ‘Hu3 Kou3’, i.e. the region between the first and second metacarpal bones. The
point is found where the bases of the first and second metacarpal bones articulate,
approximately 5 fen proximal to LI-4™0. One must locate and protect the radial artery
where it pierces the first dorsal interosseous muscle. RA: Lung branch, Heart, Kidney,
Large Intestine, and Ischium. N: Perpendicularly 1 to 2 cun or penetrate through to
Zhong4 Xian1 (ML 22.02) - see below. CONTRAINDICATED IN PREGNANCY. Fig.
XP - C #7.

Liu4 Wan2 (ML 66-08)d: One group of Taiwanese experts locates this point 5 fen
proximal to GB-43™°. A second group locates this point at GB-43™0. Personally, I
use the former location. RA: Lung branch, Kidney branch, Liver, and Gallbladder. N:
Perpendicularly 3 to 5 fen. This point is contraindicated in weak patients with asthma or
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pulmonary disorders where there is significant mucus or phlegm. Fig. XP J #2.

Ma3 Jin1 Shui3 (ML 1010.13)d: One group of Taiwanese experts locates this point 4 fen
lateral (posterior) to SI-18™°. A second group locates this point at SI-18™°.
Personally, I use the former location. RA: Kidney, Lung auxiliary, and Bladder. N:
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Perpendicularly 2 to 3fen. Fig. XP A #3.

Ma3 Kuai4 Shui3 (ML 1010.14)d: One group of Taiwanese experts locates this point 4
fen lateral (posterior), and 4 fen inferior, to SI-18™°. A second group locates this point
4 fen inferior to SI-18™°. Personally, I use the former location. RA: Kidney, Lung, and
Bladder. N: Perpendicularly 2 to 3fen. Fig. XP - A #4.

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Men2 Jin1 (ML 66.05)d: The majority of Taiwanese experts locates this point 5 fen
vroximal to ST-43™0 A second group locates this point at ST-43WH0. Personally, I use
the former location. See 66-02 ‘Foot Door Gold Three Needles’. RA: Duodenum,
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Stomach branch, Intestines, and Uterus. N: Perpendicularly 5 fen. Fig. XP J #3.

ML-5: Dr. Miriam Lee’s extraordinarily effective combination of LI-11 WHO, LU-7 WHO
LI-4 WH0, ST-36 WH0, SP-6 WHO. The reader is directed to the text authored by this gifted
acupuncturist entitled, Insights of a Senior Acupuncturist for an understanding of the
application of this point combination, (pub: Blue Poppy Press).

Mu4 Fu4 (ML 66.02): This point is located 3fen lateral to the exact center of the dorsum
of the 2nd phalanx of the second toe. To determine the exact center of the dorsal surface
of the middle phalanx, bisect the distance from the dorsal proximal interphalangeal skin
crease to the dorsal distal interphalangeal skin crease along the median plane of the
phalanx. RA: Heart auxiliary, 6 Fu3 (Bowels), and Liver. N: Perpendicularly 2 to 4 fen
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keeping the needle close to the phalanx. Fig. XP J #4.

Pian1 Jian1 (of 44-08): This point is located on the posterolateral aspect of the proximal
brachium, at the midpoint of a line connecting Jian1 Feng1 (of 44-08) and Shang4 Qu1 (of
44-08). RA: Kidney and Lung. N: Perpendicularly 4 to 6 fen retaining the needle for 30
minutes.
Fig. XP - E #5.

Pian1 Tou2 (NA): This point is located on digit line E, 5 fen ulnar to the exact center of
the anterior proximal interphalangeal skin crease of the 4th digit of the hand. RA:
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Temporal and Parietal. N: Perpendicularly 1 to 3fen. Fig. XP C #8.

Qian2 Tou2 (NA): This point is located on digit line A, 5 fen lateral (radial) to the exact
center of the anterior proximal interphalangeal skin crease of the 2nd digit of the hand.
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RA: Frontal. N: Perpendicularly 1 to 3fen. Fig. XP C #9.

Qi1 Li3 (of 88-11): This point is located 7 cun proximal to the center of the femorotibial
joint, on the midline (coronal plane) of the lateral thigh. RA: Lung and Heart. N:
Perpendicularly 2 to 3 cun. Fig. XP - L.

Qu1 Ling2 (ML 33.16)d: One group of Taiwanese experts locates this point 1.5 cun distal
to LU-5™° on the Hand Tai4 Yin1 Lung Channel. A second group locates this point at
LU-5who. Because this point is more often ‘let’, the important location is the vein located
in proximity to this point. RA: Lung branch and Heart. N: Perpendicularly 5 fen to 1 cun
or ‘let’ with a three edge (prismatic) needle. Fig. XP - H.

San1 Cha1 (NA - Dr. James Tin Yao So’s): This point is located about Vi of an eye
division anterior to the midpoint between GB-2WH0 and 81-19™°. One ‘eye division’ is
defined as the distance between the medial and lateral canthi. RA: Trigeminal. N:
Perpendicularly 3 to 5fen. Fig. XP - A #5.
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San1 Cha1 Yi1 (@ OB M-UE-22): This point is located in the center of the web between
the 2nd and 3rd digits of the hand with the fingers abducted. RA: Lung branch and Kidney
auxiliary. N: Have the patient make a fist and insert the needle perpendicularly 2 cun.
Fig. XP - C #10.

Shang4 Bai2 (ML 22.03): This point is located in the 2nd dorsal interosseous space
between the 2nd and 3rd metacarpal bones of the hand. The proximal-distal level of the
point is at the junction of the head and the shaft of said metacarpal bones. Have the
patient make a fist and slide your ‘pointing finger’ proximally from the extensor
expansion between the metacarpophalangeal joints of the index and middle fingers. One
will encounter a depression @ 5 fen proximal to said extensor expansion - this is the J
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point. RA: Heart, Lung, and Kidney. N: Perpendicularly 3 to 8fen. Fig. XP C #11.

Shang4 Liu2 (ML 55.06): This point is located in the center (medial to lateral center) of
the demarcation line between the heel pad and the root of the arch of the foot,
approximately 3.5 cun anterior to the most posterior aspect of the calcaneus. Place the
‘pointing finger’ on the center of the heel pad and slide it anteriorly toward the toes - the
finger will slide off the mound of the heel pad to the base of the slope of the arch where
the point is found. RA: Cerebellum and Heart. N: Perpendicularly 3 ~ 5 fen. Fig. XP - 1.
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Shang4 Qu1 (of 44-05)d: This point is located on the posterolateral aspect of the proximal
brachium, 2 cun directly posterior to Jian1 Zhong1 (of 44-05), on the same transverse
plane. Jian1 Zhong1 (of 44-05) is located 3 cun inferior to LI-15ÿ°. ”RA:
' Liver auxiliary
and Kidney. N: Perpendicularly 1 to 1.5 cun or obliquely from superior to inferior 1.5 to
2 cun. Fig. XP-E #6.
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Shu1 Jin1 (NA): This point is located 1.5 cun distal, and 1.5 cun anterior, to LI-10ÿ°.
RA: Lung branch and Liver. N: Perpendicularly 1fen to 1.2 cun. Fig. XP - H.

Shui3 Jin1 (ML 1010.20): This point is located 5 fen obliquely medial to Shui3 Tong1
(ML 1010.19 - see below). To locate the point, proceed to a point 5 fen medial to Shui3
Tong1 (ML 1010.19) and 5 fen directly inferior to the extraoral labial cutaneous junction J
of the lower lip. RA: Kidney and Spleen. N: Perpendicularly 2 to 5 fen or it may be
needled obliquely lateral to connect with STÿÿ110. Fig. XP - B #1.

Shui3 Tong1 (ML 1010.19): This point is located 5 fen directly inferior to the extraoral
labial cutaneous junction at the comer of the mouth. RA: Kidney, Spleen, and Stomach.
N: Perpendicularly 3 fen, obliquely lateral 5 fen or ‘let’ with a three edge (prismatic)
needle. Fig. XP-B #2.

Si4 Hua1 Wai4 (ML 77.14): This point is located 1.5 cun lateral to Si4 Hua1 Zhong1 (of J
77-02). RA: Lung branch, Stomach, and 6 Fu3 (Bowels). N: Perpendicularly 1 to 1.5 cun.
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Si4 Zhi1 (ML 77.20)d: This point is located 1 cun proximal to Ren2 Huang2 (of WHO
77-12).
One group of Taiwanese experts locates Ren2 Huang2 5 fen proximal to SP-6 .A
second group locates Ren2 Huang2 at SP-6WH0. Personally, I use the former location.
RA: Heart branch, Kidney branch, Liver, and 4 Extremities. N: Perpendicularly 5 fen to
1.5 cun. CONTRAINDICATED IN PREGNANCY. Fig. XP - F #5.

6-Gates (NA): This is a set of 3 bilaterally paired points comprising:


Huo3 Zhu3 Fig. XP - J #5.
Jie3 Xue4 Fig. XP - N.
Ling2 Gu3 Fig. XP - C #7.
Consult each point individually for location and needling requirements.

Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18) [a.k.a. Shen4 Guan1]: This point is located 1.5 cun distal
to Tian1 Huang2 (of 77-12). One group of Taiwanese experts locates Tian1 Huang2 1 cun
distal to SP-9ÿ110. A second group locates this point at SP-9WH0. Personally, I use the
former location. RA: 6 Fu3 (Bowels), Spleen, and Kidney. N: Perpendicularly 5 fen to 1
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cun; to supplement the Kidney, insert perpendicularly 2 cun. Fig. XP F #6.

Tong1 Shan1 (ML 88.02): This point is located on the median plane of the anterior thigh,
7 cun proximal to center of the superior border of the patella. It is found midway between
Tong1 Guan1 (of 88-02) and Tong1 Tian1 (of 88-02). RA: Heart and Stomach. N:
Perpendicularly 5fen to 1.5 cun. Fig. XP - N.

Wai4 Jian1 (ML 11.04): The medial to lateral location of this point is on the anterior
surface of the middle phalanx of the 2nd digit (index finger) on anterior digit line B. The
proximal to distal location of this point is found by dividing the distance from the anterior
proximal interphalangeal skin crease to the anterior distal interphalangeal skin crease
along anterior digit,line B into thirds. The point is found at the demarcation between the
proximal and middle thirds on anterior digit fine B. RA: Liver branch, Heart, 6 Fu3
(Bowels), Stomach, and Kidney. N: Perpendicularly 2 to 4 fen or ‘let’ with a three edge
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(prismatic) needle. Fig. XP D #4.

Xia4 Bai2 (OB N-UE-19c): This point is located on the dorsum of the hand, immediately
distal to the articulation of the bases of the 4th and 5th metacarpal bones. RA: Kidney and
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Liver. N: Perpendicularly 3 to 8 fen. Fig. XP C #12.

Xia4 Qu1 (of 44-04): This point is located 5 cun distal, and 2 cun posterior, to LI-15WH0.
RA: Lung branch and Liver branch. N: Perpendicularly 1 to 2 cun or obliquely from
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distal to proximal 1.5 to 2 cun. Fig. XP E #7.

Yun2 Bai2 (of 44-05): This point is located 5 cun distal, and 2 cun anterior, to LI-15WH0.
RA: 6 Fu3 (Bowels), Lung auxiliary, Liver, and Kidney. N: Perpendicularly 1 to 2 cun or
obliquely from proximal to distal 1.5 to 2 cun. Fig. XP - E #8.

Zhen4 Jing4 (ML 1010.08)d: One group of Taiwanese experts locates this 5 fen superior
Yin4 Tang2 (OB M-HN-3). A second group locates this point at Yin4 Tang2. Personally, I
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use the former location, i.e. I use the point 5fen superior to the midpoint between the two
eyebrows. RA: Facial branch, Brain, and Heart. N: Perpendicularly 1 to 2fen or obliquely
from superior to inferior 2 to 5fen. Fig. XP - B #3.

Zhi3 Han4 (NA): This point is located on the dorsum of the hand between the 3rd and 4th
metacarpal bones, 1.5 cun proximal to the metacarpophalangeal articulations - have the
patient make a fist to help facilitate locating this point. RA: Liver and Spleen. N:
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have the patient make a fist to help facilitate locating this point. RA: Kidney branch and
Bladder. N: Perpendicularly 3 to 5fen. Fig. XP - C #14.
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distal to the articulation of the bases of the 1st and 2nd metacarpal bones. This point is the
palmer equivalent of Ling2 Gu3 (of 22-06) and, in fact, communicates with Ling2 Gu3 (of
22-06). RA: Lung branch and Heart branch. N: Perpendicularly 1 to 2 cun. One may ‘let’
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Zhong4 Zi3 (ML 22.01): This point is located 1 cun proximal to the Hu3 Kou3 (i.e. the
web between the thumb and index finger). This point is the palmer equivalent of Da4 Bai3
(of 22-06) and, in fact, communicates with Da4 Bai3 (of 22-06). RA: Lung branch. N:
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Zu2 Qian1 Jin1 (ML 77.24): This point is located 5 fen lateral, and 2 cun distal, to Ce4
San1 Li3 (of 77-14), i.e. it is found 5fen lateral to Ce4 Xia4 San1 Li3 (of 77-14). RA: Lung
branch, Kidney branch, Larynx, and Throat. N: Perpendicularly 5 fen to 1 cun or ‘let’
with a three edge (prismatic) needle. Fig. XP - O.

Zu2 Wu3 Jin1 (ML 77.25): This point is located 2 cun immediately distal to Zu2 Qian1
Jin1 (ML 77.24 - see above). RA: Lung branch, Kidney branch, Larynx, and Throat. N:
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Appendix 3:

Blood Letting.
This appendix provides the fundamentals for the safe and effective application of
the blood letting technique employed in the Tung Family Style of Acupuncture.
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Blood letting is one of the techniques commonly employed in Master Tung’s style
of acupuncture, but this is not the ‘drain a quart’ type of blood letting once employed in
r* the West. This appendix is designed to provide the reader with some of the basics
concerning the safe and effective application of this particular technique. Prior to delving
into the technical aspects of ‘letting’ however, the reader must be exhorted to adhere to
the strictest aseptic technique throughout the entire procedure. One should also ensure
that all proper precautions are taken with respect to blood borne pathogens. The simple
rule of Universal Precautions should suffice in every situation: presume all blood is
p infectious [HIV, HCV, HBV, HAV, etc. (+)], rigorously guard against contact, and
reduce the risk of cross infection.
Dr. Tung is said to have oft-repeated: “hi long term illness, there must be Stasis”,
“In odd (strange) diseases, there must be Stasis”, “In painful disorders, there must be
Stasis”, and “In serious illness, there must be Stasis”. Dr. Tung was of the opinion that
disorders which responded less than satisfactorily to aggressive treatment with
acupuncture and medication (western and/or herbal) were due to ‘Qi Stagnation’ and
‘Blood Stasis’ obstructing the ‘Channels and Network Vessels’. If one pierced or pricked
the body, one would enable the ‘Malign Blood’ and ‘Evil Qi’ to be completely evacuated
thereby removing the ‘Stasis’. With resolution of the ‘Stasis’, said long term, deeply
entrenched disorders would soon thereafter take a turn for the better.
Dr. Tung’s technique allows for blood ‘letting’ anywhere on the body, provided
that one ‘let’ the veins, telangiectasias, spider angiomas, etc. in the area selected. His
‘letting’ technique calls for the use of the three-edged (prismatic or triangular) needle;
however, I have found it more convenient to use an 18 or 21 gauge, single use,
hypodermic needle (bevel up!). I have suggested this change simply because I have found
the hypodermic needle easier on the patient. The clinician is free to select whichever
needle he/she is most comfortable with; the small lancets generally used in blood typing
r may also be used in Regions One - One and Two - Two.
As mentioned above, any area on the body may be ‘let’; however, a definite
correlation exists between areas needing to be ‘let’ and the disorder requiring treatment.
This is to say that the areas ‘let’ are not simply chosen at random; rather, specific
anatomical areas are ‘let’ for specific regions of the body which are diseased.

Areas Commonly ‘let’.

1. Lower Extremity:

‘Ear Region’: located about the lateral malleolus (see BL-3 Lateral Leg). Disorders of
the ear including: tinnitus, hypacusis (deafness), earache, otitis externa, purulent otorrhea,
otitis media, hematoma aims, labyrinthitis, etc.

‘Frontal Region’: located on the dorsum of the foot (see BL-2 Anterior Leg). Frontal
headache, headache in general, vertical headache, neurasthenia, panic disorder, amnesia,
dementia, dizziness/giddiness/lightheadedness, hypotension, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer.
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‘Heart Region’: located on the anterior aspect of the leg (see BL-2 Anterior Leg).
Disorders of the heart including: weak heart, palpitations, chest distention, thoracalgia,
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angina pectoris, coronary arteriosclerosis, endocarditis, pericarditis, valvular


regurgitation, arrhythmia, cardiodynia, cardiac oppression, cardiopathy in general, eye
diseases and impaired visual acuity (secondary to TCM Heart disorders), bronchial
asthma, pulmonary edema, etc.

‘Kidney and Bladder Region’: located on the medial aspect of the leg (see BL-1
Medial Leg). Hypogastric distention and a sense of oppression in the hypogastric region.

‘Liver Region’: located on the anterior aspect of the proximal leg - Overlaps part of the
‘Heart Region’ (see BL-2 Anterior Leg). Supraorbital pain and pain in the hypochondria
due to ‘Liver-Qi Flow Stoppage’ (obstructed).

‘Lung Region’: located on the lateral aspect of the leg (see BL-3 Lateral Leg).
Disorders of the Upper Burner including: pneumonia, ‘Internal Injury’, bronchial asthma,
bronchiectasis, emphysema, bronchitis, thoracalgia, dorsalgia, pulmonary edema,
tuberculosis, frequent cardiac oppression, dyspnea, endocarditis, pericarditis, arrhythmia,
cardiodynia, etc.

‘Mouth/Tooth Region’: located on the proximal aspect of the lateral leg (see BL-3
Lateral Leg). Diseases of the oral cavity, bps, teeth, gums, including: aphthous
stomatitis, oral neoplasm, labial herpes simplex, toothache, etc.

‘Occipital Region’: located on the posterior aspect of the distal thigh and proximal leg
(see BL-4 Posterior Lower Extremity). Myriad of disorders including: occipital
headache, hydrocephaly, torticollis spastica, enteritis, hemorrhoids, lumbalgia,
lumbosacral neuralgias, ‘rheumatism’ of the lower extremity, sciatica, degenerative disc
disease of the lumbar spine, degenerative disc disease of the cervical spine, hypertension,
CVA, hemiplegia, encephalitis sequelae, poliomyelitis sequelae, thromboangiitis
obliterans, measles, heatstroke, furunculosis, strangury, etc.

‘Stomach Region’: located on the anterior aspect of the ankle (see BL-2 Anterior Leg).
Disorders of the GI tract including: gastralgia, gastric ulcer, peptic ulcer, gastritis,
indigestion, gastric distention, gastric carcinoma, esophageal spasm, esophagitis,
laryngeal tumor, wheezing, hiatal hernia, Pi3 Kuai4 (‘Lump-Glomus’ - abdominal
‘lumps’), etc.

‘Temporal Regions’: located on the medial and lateral aspects of the foot and ankle (see
BL-1 Medial Leg and BL-3 Lateral Leg). Disorders about temporal region of the head
including: migraine headache, temporal headache, tension headache, hypacusis, TMJ
disorders, etc.

2. Upper Extremity:
Cubital fossa: Respiratory and cardiac disorders, cholera, acute gastroenteritis,
heatstroke, brachial neuralgias, ‘rheumatism’ of the upper extremity and shoulder, and
hemiplegia.
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3. Back: (see BL-5 Back)


There are in excess of 140 points on the back, all of which may be ‘let’. For the
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Bing-Quan. The medial row of points is located 1 finger breadth lateral to the spinous
processes; the lateral row of points is located 2 finger breadths lateral to the spinous
r processes. The rostral-caudal levels are demarcated by vertebral level, thus one measures
laterally from either the ‘ISS’ (interspinous space) or the MSP (midpoint of the spinous
process). When treating these regions, not every point in a given region must be ‘let’ to
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Heart-Lung Region: 5 points, bilaterally paired for a total of 10 points.
T3 (MSP) 2 fingers T3 (MSP)
T3/T4 (ISS) 1 finger T3/T4 (ISS)
T4 (MSP) 2 fingers T4 (MSP)
T/T5 (ISS) 1 finger T/D (ISS)

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The points of the Heart-Lung Region are commonly ‘let’ for: severe URI,
bronchitis, alternating chills and fever, ‘Yin/Yang Sudden Turmoil’ (cholera),
r thoracalgia, sense of ‘stuffiness’ or ‘oppression’ in the chest, depression, segmental
dorsalgia, cardiomegaly, vomiting, cardiopathies, osteophytes, coronary heart disease,
heart failure, dyspnea, asthma, pneumonia, myocardial infarction, anemia, and pain
r between the scapula and the dorsal spine (@ BLÿÿ0).
Liver Region: 5 points, bilaterally paired for a total of 10 points.
T7/T8 (ISS) 2 fingers T7/T8 (ISS)
T8 (MSP) 1 finger Tg (MSP)
T8/T9 (ISS) 2 fingers Tg/T9 (ISS)
T9 (MSP) 1 finger T9 (MSP)
r T9/TIO (ISS) 2 fingers T9/TI0 (ISS)
The points of the Liver Region are commonly ‘let’ for: hepatitis, abscessed liver,
cirrhosis of the liver, hepatomegaly, fatty liver, splenomegaly, spondylophytes, vomiting,
H segmental dorsalgia, acute/chronic gastritis, intercostal neuralgia, eye disorders
secondary to TCM liver disorders, hepatic metastatic carcinoma (not a radical cure),
malignant hepatoma (not a radical cure), and an inability to stand erect due to a disorder
r of the thoracic spine.
Spleen-Stomach Region: 3 points, bilaterally paired for a total of 6 points.
T„/T12 (ISS) 2 fingers Turin (ISS)
T12 (MSP) 1 finger T12 (MSP)
T12/L! (ISS) 2 fingers Tia/Li (ISS)
The points of the Spleen-Stomach Region are commonly ‘let’ for: indigestion,
r gastrointestinal bloating, flatulence, acute/chronic gastroenteritis, splenomegaly, senile
lentigo (liver spots), thoraco-lumbar pain, and thoracolumbar spondylophytes.
Kidney Region: 5 points, bilaterally paired for a total of 10 points.
L3 (MSP) 2 fingers L3 (MSP)
L3/L4 (ISS) 1 finger L3/L4(ISS)
L4 (MSP) 2 fingers L4 (MSP)
L4/L5 (ISS) 1 finger IVLs (ISS)
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Ls (MSP) 2 fingers L5 (MSP)
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The points of the Kidney Region are commonly ‘let’ for: lumbosacral sprain -
strain, irregular menstruation, metritis, oophoritis, nephritis, proteinuria, cystitis, ‘Red -
White’ vaginal discharge, frequent urination with low back pain, pyelonephritis,
nephrotic edema, nephrosclerosis, spermatorrhea, enteritis, lumbosacral spondylophytes,
‘Kidney Vacuity’, ‘Kidney Depletion’, diabetes, premature ejaculation, impotence,
strangury, eye problems secondary to TCM Kidney disorders, constipation, and sciatica.
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Sciatic Region: 5 points, bilaterally paired for a total of 10 points.
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S3/S4 (ISS) 2 fingers S3/S4 (ISS)
S4 (MSP) 1 finger S4 (MSP)
S4/S5 (ISS) 2 fingers S4/S5 (ISS)
The points of the sciatic region are commonly ‘let’ for: lumbosacral sprain -
strain, gluteal pain, degenerative changes of the sacroiliac and/or sacrococcygeal joints,
irregular menstruation, Oophoritis, metritis, prostatic hypertrophy, sciatica, occipital
headache, lower extremity pain, and ‘Brain Pain’.

4. Back of the Neck - Qi1 Xing1: (see BL-6)


This is a set of 7 points located on the nuchal region, each labeled as QX-#.
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QX-2 is located 1 cun inferior to QX-1.
QX-3 is located 3 cun inferior to QX-1.
QX-4 (bilateral) are located 8 fen lateral to the Governing Vessel, 1 cun inferior to the
posterior hairline; one on either side.
QX-5 (bilateral) are located 1 cun inferior to QX-4; one on either side.
These points are commonly let for: vomiting, depression, aphonia,
hyperchlorhydria, meningitis, high fever, F.U.O., headache due to U.R.I., and pediatric
‘Wind’ disorders.

CAUTIONS: While this technique is very powerful, it is not intended for use in all
cases. Certain individuals are inappropriate candidates for the procedure; one should
ensure that every patient who is a candidate for the procedure is placed in a suitable
position. Patients prone to syncopal events should be placed in the supine or prone
position to prevent injury should they suffer such an event. Other cautions include:
1. Do not ‘let’ the diabetic.
2. Do not ‘let’ in pregnancy.
3. Do not ‘let’ arteries.
4. Do not ‘let’ the hemophiliac or any individual with a coagulation disorder.
5. Do not ‘let’ in an individual who has recently lost a significant amount of blood
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6. Exhibit extreme caution with/do not ‘let’ the severely anemic patient.
7. Exhibit extreme caution with/do not ‘let’ the very weak patient.
8. Exhibit extreme caution in/do not ‘let’ the patient with significant infection.
9. Exhibit care when ‘letting’ over organs - do not puncture deeply.
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Reaction Area To
Dao3 Ma3 Group.
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corresponding Dao3 Ma3 Groups influencing them; this appendix also includes the
‘Reaction Areas’ for the individual points listed in Appendix. This appendix will prove
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1111-02 ‘Three Branches Three Needles’

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88-04 ‘Thigh Three Springs’
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22-03 ‘Hand Release Three Needles’

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88-05 ‘Thigh Nine Miles Three Needles’
Si4 Zhi1 (ML 77.20)
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11-08 ‘Fire Dragon Three Needles’
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33-09 ‘Posterior Antebrachial Scholar Three Needles’
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44-01 ‘Straight Spine Three Needles’
44-02 ‘Brachial Three Ancestors’
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44-04 ‘Shoulder Inferior Transverse Three Needles’
44-05 ‘Shoulder Superior Transverse Three Needles’
44-07 ‘Shoulder Anterior Oblique Three Needles’ J
44-08 ‘Shoulder Posterior Oblique Three Needles’
55-01 ‘Gynecology Spirit Three Needles’
55-02 ‘Three Sages’ J
77-02 ‘Four Flowers Three Needles’
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77-13 ‘Kidney Three Needles’
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88-05 ‘Thigh Nine Miles Three Needles’
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Tong1 Shan1 (ML 88.02)
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11-13 ‘Phoenix Nest Three Needles’
r 11-14 ‘Finger Bone Three Needles’
22-01 ‘Palm Knee Three Needles’
22-02 ‘Palm Three Passes’
p—
22-04 ‘Peritoneum Three Needles’
22-05 ‘Control the Spine Three Needles’
22-06 ‘Control Three Needles’
r 33-01 ‘Antebrachial Four Whites Three Needles’
33-05 ‘Hold Liver Spirit Three Needles’
33-06 ‘Hold Lumbar Spirit Three Needles’
33-09 ‘Posterior Antebrachial Scholar Three Needles’
33-12 ‘Hold Three Doors’
33-13 ‘Bowel Division Three Needles’
44-04 ‘Shoulder Inferior Transverse Three Needles’
44-05 ‘Shoulder Superior Transverse Three Needles’
44-08 ‘Shoulder Posterior Oblique Three Needles’
44-09 ‘Three Spirits Three Needles’
55-02 ‘Three Sages’
r
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66-01 ‘Foot Control the Spine Three Needles’


77-01 ‘Ankle Three Needles’
77-10 ‘Bladder Three Needles’
77-12 ‘Lower Three Emperors’
77-13 ‘Kidney Three Needles’
88-01 ‘Passing Through the Kidney Three Needles’
88-05 ‘Thigh Nine Miles Three Needles’
88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’
88-08 ‘Pacify the Spine Three Needles’
88-10 ‘Three Sisters Three Needles’
1111-03 ‘Lumborum Three Needles’
1212-03 ‘Umbilical Three Needles’
1212-04 ‘Abdomen Gynecology Three Needles’
Bi2 Yi4 (ML 1010.22)
Fei4 Qi4 Er4 (NA)
Fei4 Qi4 Yi1 (NA)
Fu2Jian4 (ML 11.03) J
Guang1 Ming2 (ML 77.28)
Hua1 Gu3 Yi1 (ML 55.02)
Huan2 Chao2 (ML 11.06) J
Huo3 Fu3 Hai3 (ML 33.07)
Huo3 Ju2 (ML 66.11)
Huo3 Lian2 (ML 66.10)
Huo3 San4 (ML 66.12)
Li4 Bai2 (OB N-UE-19a) !
Ling2 Gu3 (of 22-06) J
Liu4 Wan2 (ML 66-08)
Ma3 Jin1 Shui3 (ML 1010.13)
Ma3 Kuai4 Shui3 (ML 1010.14) J
Pian1 Jian1 (of 44-08)
San1 Cha1 Yi1 (@ OB M-UE-22)
Shang4 Bai2 (ML 22.03)
Shang4 Qu1 (of 44-05)
Shui3 Jin1 (ML 1010.20)
Shui3 Tong1 (ML 1010.19)
SÿZhi1 (ML 77.20)
Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)
Wai4 Jian1 (ML 11.04)
Xia4 Bai2 (OB N-UE-19c)
Yun2 Bai2 (of 44-05)
Zhong1 Bai2 (ML 22.06)
Zu2 Qian1 Jin1 (ML 77.24)
Zu2Wu3 Jin1 (ML 77.25)
Lary nx:
Zu2 Qian1 Jin1 (ML 77.24)
r-

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Zu2 Wu3 Jin1 (ML 77.25)


Liver:
11-02 ‘Finger Three Yellow’
11-03 ‘Finger Three Yang’
r 11-04 ‘Finger Three Spaces’
11-05 ‘Finger Liver Three Needles’
11-09 ‘Earth Promoting Three Needles’
r" 11-12 ‘Wood Inflammation Three Needles’
11-13 ‘Phoenix Nest Three Needles’
11-14 ‘Finger Bone Three Needles’
r- 22-06 ‘Control Three Needles’
33-05 ‘Hold Liver Spirit Three Needles’
33-12 ‘Hold Three Doors’
r 44-01 ‘Straight Spine Three Needles’
44-02 ‘Brachial Three Ancestors’
44-04 ‘Shoulder Inferior Transverse Three Needles’
r 44-05 ‘Shoulder Superior Transverse Three Needles’
44-08 ‘Shoulder Posterior Oblique Three Needles’
44-09 ‘Three Spirits Three Needles’
55-01 ‘Gynecology Spirit Three Needles’
77-06 ‘Lateral Three Passes’
77-09 ‘Leg Spine Three Needles’
88-03 ‘Thigh Team of Four Horses’
88-06 ‘Thigh Spleen Three Needles’
88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’
r
i
99-01 ‘Spirit Ear Three Needles’
1111-02 ‘Three Branches Three Needles’
1212-04 ‘Abdomen Gynecology Three Needles’
Fu2Jian4 (ML 11.03)
Guang1 Ming2 (ML 77.28)
Hua1 Gu3 Yi1 (ML 55.02)
n Huan2 Chao2 (ML 11.06)
Huo3 Quan2 (ML 88.16)
Huo3 Ying4 (ML 66.03)
r Huo3 Zhu3 (ML 66.04)
Liu4 Wan2 (ML 66-08)
r- Mu4 Fu4 (ML 66.02)
Shang4 Qu1 (of 44-05)
Shu1 Jin1 (NA)
Si4 Zhi1 (ML 77.20)
f Wai4 Jian1 (ML 11.04)
Xia4 Bai2 (OB N-UE-19c)
Xia4 Qu1 (of 44-04)
r Yun2 Bai2 (of 44-05)
Zhi3 Han4 (NA)
r
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:
Lung: :
11-04 ‘Finger Three Spaces’
11-06 ‘Spleen Swelling Three Needles’
11-07 ‘Finger Heart Three Needles’
11-10 ‘Heart Normal Three Needles’
11-11 ‘Stop Wheezing Three Needles’
11-17 ‘Finger Spine Three Needles’
22-02 ‘Palm Three Passes’
! 33-01 ‘Antebrachial Four Whites Three Needles’
33-04 ‘Anterior Antebrachial Scholar Three Needles’
33-10 ‘Hold Three This’
33-11 ‘Hold Three Fires’
: 33-13 ‘Bowel Division Three Needles’
44-02 ‘Brachial Three Ancestors’
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44-03 ‘Shoulder Center Vertical Three Needles’
44-04 ‘Shoulder Inferior Transverse Three Needles’
44-05 ‘Shoulder Superior Transverse Three Needles’
44-07 ‘Shoulder Anterior Oblique Three Needles’
44-08 ‘Shoulder Posterior Oblique Three Needles’
44-09 ‘Three Spirits Three Needles’
77-01 ‘Ankle TTnee Needles’
77-02 ‘Four Flowers Three Needles’
77-05 ‘Three Weights Three Needles’ J
77-06 ‘Lateral Three Passes’
77-09 ‘Leg Spine Three Needles’
77-12 ‘Lower Three Emperors’ J
77-13 ‘Kidney Three Needles’
77-14 ‘Beside Three Miles Three Needles’
88-03 ‘Thigh Team of Four Horses’
88-04 ‘Thigh Three Springs’
88-05 ‘Thigh Nine Miles Three Needles’
99-01 ‘Spirit Ear Three Needles’
! 1010-03 ‘Nuchal Three Needles’
1111-01 ‘Dorsum Three Needles’
1111-02 ‘Three Branches Three Needles’
1212-01 ‘Chest Three Needles’
Bi2 Yi4 (ML 1010.22)
Da4 Bai3 (of Dao3 Ma3 group 22-06)
Ding4 Ke2 (NA)
I
Fan3Hou4 Jue2 (NA)
Fei4 Qi4 Er4 (NA)
Fei4 Qi4 Yi1 (NA)
Hou2 Jian4 (NA)
Hua1 Gu3 Yi1 (ML 55.02)
Huai2 Ling2 Dian3 (NA)
Huo3 Fu3 Hai3 (ML 33.07)
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r Li4 Bai2 (OB N-UE-19a)


Ma3 Jin1 Shui3 (ML 1010.13)
r Ma3 Kuai4 Shui3 (ML 1010.14)
Pian1 Jian1 (of 44-08)
Qi1 Li3 (of 88-11)
r Qu1 Ling2 (ML 33.16)
L San1 Cha1 Yi1 (@ OB M-UE-22)
Shang4 Bai2 (ML 22.03)
p Shu1 Jin1 (NA)
Si4 Hua1 Wai4 (ML 77.14)
Xia4 Qu1 (of 44-04)
r Yun2 Bai2 (of 44-05)
Zhong4 Xian1 (ML 22.02)
Zhong4 Zi3 (ML 22.01)
Zu2 Qian1 Jin1 (ML 77.24)
Zu2Wu3 Jin1 (ML 77.25)
Occiput:
HOU4TOU2 (NA)
P Optic:
Guang1 Ming2 (ML 77.28)
r-'
Parietal:
Pian1 Tou2 (NA)
r Pericardium:
33-02 ‘Heart Three Needles’

r Six Bowels:
11-03 ‘Finger Three Yang’
11-04 ‘Finger Three Spaces’
P 11-15 ‘Gynecology Three Needles’
33-01 ‘Antebrachial Four Whites Three Needles’
33-07 ‘Large Intestine Three Needles’
33-08 ‘Wrist Three Needles’
33-10 ‘Hold Three This’
33-13 ‘Bowel Division Three Needles’
p
44-02 ‘Brachial Three Ancestors’
44-05 ‘Shoulder Superior Transverse Three Needles’
44-06 ‘Shoulder Three Needles’
P 44-07 ‘Shoulder Anterior Oblique Three Needles’
77-02 ‘Four Flowers Three Needles’
77-04 ‘Knee Three Needles’
r 77-11 ‘Popliteal Three Needles’
77-12 ‘Lower Three Emperors’
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77-13 ‘Kidney Three Needles’
77-14 ‘Beside Three Miles Three Needles’
88-09 ‘Fortify the Hip Three Needles’
88-10 ‘Three Sisters Three Needles’
1212-02 ‘Stomach Three Needles’
1212-03 ‘Umbilical Three Needles’
Fu2Jian4 (ML 11.03)
Huo3 San4 (ML 66.12)
Mu4 Fu4 (ML 66.02)
Si4 Hua1 Wai4 (ML 77.14)
Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)
Wai4 Jian1 (ML 11.04)
Yun2 Bai2 (of 44-05)
J
Spleen:
11-01 ‘Five Tigers Three Needles’
11-06 ‘Spleen Swelling Three Needles’
11-09 ‘Earth Promoting Three Needles’
11-11 ‘Stop Wheezing Three Needles’
11-18 ‘Finger Earth Three Needles’
22-01 ‘Palm Knee Three Needles’
77-03 ‘Leg Stomach Three Needles’
77-05 ‘Three Weights Three Needles’
88-06 ‘Thigh Spleen Three Needles’
1212-04 ‘Abdomen Gynecology Three Needles’
Bi2 Yi4 (ML 1010.22)
Guang1 Ming2 (ML 77.28)
Hua1 Gu3 Yi1 (ML 55.02)
Shui3 Jin1 (ML 1010.20)
Shui3 Tong1 (ML 1010.19)
Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (ML 77.18)
Zhi3 Han4 (NA)
Stomach:
11-09 ‘Earth Promoting Three Needles’ J
77-03 ‘Leg Stomach Three Needles’
66-02 ‘Foot Door Gold Three Needles’
Fu2 Jian4 (ML 11.03)
Shui3 Tong1 (ML 1010.19)
Si4 Hua1 Wai4 (ML 77.14)
Tong1 Shan1 (ML 88.02)
Wai4 Jian1 (ML 11.04)
Teeth:
77-14 ‘Beside Three Miles Three Needles’

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Temporal:
Pian Tou2 (NA)

Thoracic Cage:
77-07 ‘Seven Tigers Three Needles’
r* 1212-01 ‘Chest Three Needles’

Throat:
Zu2 Qian1 Jin1 (ML 77.24)
Zu2 Wu3 Jin1 (ML 77.25)
Trigeminal:
San1 Cha1 (NA - Dr. James Tin Yao So’s)
r- Uterus:
11-15 ‘Gynecology Three Needles’
1111-03 ‘Lumborum Three Needles’
1212-03 ‘Umbilical Three Needles’
1212-04 ‘Abdomen Gynecology Three Needles’
66-02 ‘Foot Door Gold Three Needles’

Vertebral:
77-09 ‘Leg Spine Three Needles’
88-08 ‘Pacify the Spine Three Needles’
1010-02 ‘Head Three Meetings’
1010-03 ‘Nuchal Three Needles’
1111-01 ‘Dorsum Three Needles
Huo3 Quan2 (ML 88.16)
Vertex:
Ding3 Tou2 (NA)

r-*

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Appendix 5: u

A Guide to Hanyu
Pinyin Pronunciation.
This appendix provides a general guide for the accurate Mandarin pronunciation
of the Tung Family Acupuncture points found throughout the text.
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Pin1 Yin i Zhi3 Nan2

r
A Guide to Hanyu Pinyin Romanization:
r The written Chinese Language, regardless of dialect, is composed entirely of
characters referred to as Hanzi (literally: ‘Han words’ where Han refers to an ethnic
group in China constituting the majority of the Chinese). Each written character is
r composed of a radical and a ‘phonetic’ and may be pronounced differently depending
[ upon the dialect one speaks. Due to the fact that there are over 200 major dialects of
spoken ‘Chinese’, and because the 1+ billion Chinese must be able to communicate with
each other, Mandarin Chinese (Guoyu - Taiwan/ROC or Putonghua - Mainland
China/PRC) has been adopted as the means by which people from different provinces,
having completely different ‘mother tongues’, can communicate intelligibly.
Individuals (Chinese as well as non-Chinese foreigners) who have ‘mother
tongues’ other than Mandarin require a system by which to learn to pronounce words in
said dialect. Ergo, over the centuries several pronunciation schemes, including a number
r of Romanization systems, have appeared on the scene. Pinyin (literally: ‘piece together
sounds’), developed in the late 1950’s, is the most popular current system of
Romanization and has proven itself as one of the most conducive to learning Mandarin
pronunciation. [As a side note, I first learned Mandarin in Taiwan on an ROC
government scholarship in 1983-84. In Taiwan, Zhuyinfuhao (affectionately referred to
as “Bopomofo”) was, and is still, the system promulgated by the Ministry of Education to
p teach the children of the ROC Guoyu (literally: ‘Country language’ i.e. Mandarin). This
system is very effective in learning to speak Mandarin but requires the student to learn
yet another system of symbols representing specific sounds. Initially, I actually applied
r alphabetic equivalents to said symbols until I acquired a degree of facility with them
whereby my alphabetic ‘crutch’ was no longer required - an extra step in the whole
learning process!].
Proper pronunciation of any given Chinese character, regardless of whether it is
the ‘simplified’ form as employed in the PRC or the traditional, complex form employed
in Hong Kong or Taiwan, ROC, consists of three elements: an ‘initial’, a ‘final’, and one
of four major tones.
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‘Initials’ (or beginning sounds), often referred to as a ‘consonants’, include: b, c,


ch, d, f, g, h, j, k, 1, m, n, p, q, r, s, sh, t, w, x, y, z, and zh - many of which have basically
the same pronunciation as in North American English.
‘Finals’ (or sounds applied to right of the initial), actually a combination of
vowels, diphthongs, and consonants, include: a, ai, an, ang, ao, e, ei, en, eng, er, i, ia, in,
ing, iu, o, ong, ou, u, ii, ua, uai, uan, uang, ue (tie), ui, un, and uo.
J
‘Tones’ are the last components to all Chinese ‘syllables’ - Chinese dialects are
tonal languages, and Mandarin is no exception. Most non-native speakers find this the
most difficult aspect to master because it is so alien to their ears. Further discussion of
tones may be seen at the end of the Pinyin Pronunciation section.
Below is a ‘guide’ to Pinyin pronunciation and, while no system is perfect,
several examples have been included in an attempt to provide the reader with the ‘flavor’
of the Pinyin: North American equivalent. The English pronunciation equivalents for the
finals was adopted from the pronunciation guides provided in the Webster’s New World
Dictionary and Thesaurus, Accent Software International, Macmillan Publishers, Version
2.0 - 1988 and The American Heritage Dictionary, Third Edition, Version 3.6a, 1994
SoftKey International, Inc.

Pinyin English Example


b b as in bay, beg, big, bolt, buck.
c ts as in bats, lefts, fits, cots, nuts.
ch ch as in chat, check, chin, choke, chum.
d d as in day, debit, dice, doom, dumb.
f f as infay,feat, jit, form, jiin.
JL g (hard g) as in gay, gear, girl, go, gum.
h h as in hay, here, Mgh, hoe, hum.
,1 or g (soft) as in jay, gene, gin, joke, jumble.
k k as in kay, fceen, fon, fob, kudos.
1 1 as in lay, /eap, Zipid, fob, Zumbar.
m m as in may, mean, milk, mob, mumble.
n n as in nay, neat, nip, no, number.
2_ 2_ as in gay, get, gin, gop, gun.
ch as in chafe, cheap, chick, chop, chuck.
r mix of s + r as in the ‘sure’ of measure, pleasure, treasure.
s s as in say, get, git, rock, m.
sh sh as in shame, she, ship, shop, shun.
t t as in fame, team, rip, top, rummy.
w w as in way, well, wine, won, vvuss,
x hs similar to a cat ‘hissing’ sound but with a very abbreviated ‘i’.
y (e) as in the pronoun ye of Middle English.
z zor ds as in zap, lads, zebra, seeds, zip, kkfc. zone, roads, gulu, duJg,
zh j or dge as in jam, badge. Zealous, edge, /ingle, midee, mojo, judge. J
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Pinyin English Example


r a 00 as in the ‘ah’ sound of baa baa black sheep.
ai (i) as in the ‘i’ sound of ‘pile’, mile, aisle.
an (an) as in ‘on’ the table (NOT pronounced ‘awn’ as in certain North
or American accents).
(en) Preceded by ‘y’ - pronounced as in the ‘en’ of yen.
ang as in Kongo, bong. King Kong, NOT ‘awng’ of long or song.
r ao
e
(an)
(gu)
(a)
as in hour, sour. flower, tower.
as in America, sofa. Preceded by ‘y’ as in ‘eah’ of yeah (ye'a).
ei (a) as in eight, say, neigh, nay.
en (un) when preceded by an initial: as in sun, under, until.
sometimes
r eng
(Sn)
(fag) (un)
when by itself (NO initial): as in entry, sender, when.
as in sung, runs, lung.
er (ar) as in are, far, mar.
i (e) as in key, see, flea.
silent after z, c, or s (i.e. zi, ci, si): merely pronounce the initial eg. ‘dz’,
‘ts’, ‘s’.
n
!
after zh, ch, sh, or r (i.e. zhi, chi, shi, ri): pronounced as in azure,
_
chum, sherbet, pleasure.
r ia (ya) as in yacht, yahoo.
in (In) as in bin, dinner, tin, fin.
ing (mg) (ip) as in sins, kins, tins.
r
I
iu (yo) as in yo-yo, Sanyo.
o as in awe, awful, flaw.
ong (6) + (up) no Enghsh equivalent.
ou (o) as in snow, oh, Moe.
u (oo) as in boo boo, boob tube, mood.
when preceded by j, n, q, x, y - pronounced as ii - see below.
r ii No the u sound is much hke the ‘u’ of the French ‘tu’ or the German
Enghsh tiben. Purse the hps to pronounce the oo in ooze but say ‘E’.
equivalent.
ua (wa) as in wahoo, wah-wah (of music). _
uai (wi) as in why (the ‘h’ must remain silent in this pronunciation), wine.
uan (wan) as in wander, squander, wand.
uang (waq) e.g. ‘huang’ is pronounced as a composite of the Enghsh ‘who’
(hoo) and the ong (ar)) of bong = (hooaq).
ue (tie) ii + e'o e.g. ‘que’ is pronounced as a composite of the ‘ch’ (of cheese) +
the ‘ew’ (of flew) + the ‘eah’ (of yeah) = ‘cheweah’._
ui (wa) as in the ‘way’ of sway, way.
un (wen) as in ‘wen’, or ‘when’ without the ‘h’ sound. When preceded by j,
1, n, q, x, or y hke the -une of lune, prune, June. _
uo (wo) as in water, war.
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Pronunciation of Chinese characters in Guoyu/Putonghua (Mandarin) requires the J


application of one of 4 major tones which characterizes the whole ‘syllable’. Below is a
series of ‘tonal diagrams’ which is intended to convey the tonal component to the proper
pronunciation of any Chinese character. Throughout the body of the text, I have adopted
a numeric system to communicate to the reader which of the four tones should be applied
to any given Pinyin combination. By way of example:
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Ma1 = m + a should be enunciated with a First Tone.


Ma2 = m + a should be enunciated with a Second Tone.
Ma3 = m + a should be enunciated with a Third Tone.
Ma4 = m + a should be enunciated with a Fourth Tone.
J

FIRST TONE:
Begins high and held steady throughout syllable.

High Pilch J

Midrange

J
Low Pitch

0.5 1.0
TIME (arbitrarily set at one second)

_j

SECOND TONE:
Begins in midrange and rises steadily throughout syllable.

High Pitch

Midrange
J
Low Pitch

0.5 1.0
TIME (arbitrarily set at one second)
r-

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r THIRD TONE:
Begins in the midrange, drops to a low pitch, and rises again.

r High Pitch

Midrange

r~
Low Pitch

0.5
TIME (arbitrarily set at one second)
7o
p* At this juncture, note should be made regarding the Third Tone: when one encounters
two consecutive third tones, the first assumes the quality of a Second Tone, i.e. the
written Ma3 Ma3 would be pronounced Ma2 Ma3. In the event one should encounter three
r consecutive third tones, the second would assume the quality of a Second Tone, i.e. the
written Ma3 Ma3 Ma3 would be pronounced Ma3 Ma2 Ma3. In the situation where one
encounters four consecutive words requiring Third Tones, the first and third words would
r~ assume Second Tone qualities, i.e. the written Ma3 Ma3 Ma3 Ma3 would therefore be
pronounced Ma2 Ma3 Ma2 Ma3.

n
FOURTH TONE:
Begins high and drops low sharply and quickly.

High Pilch

Midrange
r

Low Pitch

0.5 1.0
r~ TIME (arbitrarily set at one second)

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Appendix 6:

Quick Reference
Dao3 Ma3 Groups.
j
The following appendix provides a quick and easy reference for those trained in
contemporary TCM Medical Colleges who wish to employ TCM Channel - Collateral
and/or TCM Zang4 Fu3 diagnoses. One should first render the TCM diagnosis then J
subsequently select the appropriate Dao3 Ma3 Group(s) predicated upon the channel(s)
and/or organ(s) implicated.

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The Heart:

Organ:
11-04 (Da4 Jian4), 11-07 (Huo3 Xing1 Zhong1), 11-10 (Xin1 Chang2 Er4),
11-20 (Zhi3 Shen4 Er4), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 33-03 (Xin1 Ling2 Er4), 33-04 (Di4 Shi4), 33-
11 (Huo3 Chuan4), 33-12 (Xin1 Men2), 44-02 (Di4 Zong1), 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), 88-
02 (Tong1 Xin1).

Channel (‘Tong1’ or ‘Open’ the channel):


33-03 (Xin1 Ling2 Er4), 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1), 44-02 (Di4 Zong1), 77-02
(Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), ‘let’ Si4 Hua1 Wai4 (ML 77-14)*, and interspinous spaces T4/T5,
T5/T6, and T6/T7.

The Liver:

Organ:
11-01 (Wu3 Hu3 San1), 11-02 (Zhong1 Huang2), 11-05 (Mu4 Er4), 11-12
(Mu4 Yan2 Er4), 33-05 (Gan1 Ling2 Er4), 33-12 (Gan1 Men2), 44-02 (Ren2 Zong1), 44-08
(Pian1 Jian1), 88-06 (Tu3 Chang1 San1), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 99-01 (Shen2 Er3 Zhong1),
1111-02 (Fen1 Zhi1 Zhong1).

Channel (‘Tong1’ or ‘Open’ the channel):


33-05 (Gan1 Ling2 Er4), 33-12 (Gan1 Men2), 88-07 (Ming2 Huang2), 11-13
(Feng4 Chao2 Er4), 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 44-04 (Li3 Bai2), 44-05
(Yun2 Bai2), 55-01 (Huo3 Bao1).
r The Spleen/Stomach:

Organs:
11-06 (Huo3 Xing1 Xia4), 11-07 (Huo3 Xing1 Zhong1), 11-09 (Huo3 Xing1
Shang4), 11-18 (Zheng4 Tu3 Er4), 11-20 (Zhi3 Shen4 Er4), 22-01 (Tu3 Shui3 Er4), 22-06
(Ling2 Gu3), 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), 77-03 (ST-36ÿ0), 88-01 (Tong1 Wei4), 88-06
r (Tu3 Chang1 San1).
Channels (‘Tong1’ or ‘Open’ the channels):
11-18 (Zheng4 Tu3Er4), 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1), 77-03 (ST-36WHO), 88-
01 (Tong1 Wei4), 88-02 (Tong1 Guan1).

The Lung:

r Organ:
11-04 (Ce4 Jian4), 11-07 (Huo3 Xing1 Shang4), 11-10 (Xin1 Chang2 Er4),
22-01 (Tu3 Shui3 Er4), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 44-09 (San1 Shen2 Er4), 77-06 (Wai4 San1
Guan1 Er4), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1).
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Channel (‘Tong1’ or ‘Open’ the channel):


22-06 (Ling2 GiT), 88-03 (Si4 Ma3 Zhong1), 33-04 (Di4 Shi4), 11-04 (Da4 !
Jian4), ‘let’ Wu3 Ling3 (ML DT04)*. -1

The Kidney:

Organ:
11-20 (Zhi3 Shen4 Er4), 22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Er4), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 33-06
(Yao1 Ling2 Er4), 44-09 (San1 Shen2 Er4), 77-10 (BL-57WHO), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-01
(Tong1 Shen4), 1111-03 (GV-4ÿ0).
J
Channel (‘Tong1’ or ‘Open’ the channel):
22-05 (Wan4 Shun4 Er4), 77-12 (Di4 Huang2), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4).

The Intestines:
J
Organs:
11-04 (Da4 Jian4), 11-06 (Huo3 Xing1 Xia4), 11-09 (Tu3 Xing1 Er4), 22-04
(Shang4 Gao1), 22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 33-07 0-1-7ÿ°), 33-10 (Qi2 Jiao3), 33-12 (Chang2
Men2), 77-14 (Ce4 San1 Li3), 1212-02 (CV-12ÿ10). J
Channels (‘Tong1’ or ‘Open’ the channels):
11-04 (Da4 Jian4), 11-09 (Tu3 Xing1 Er4), 22-04 (Shang4 Gao1), 33-12
(Chang2 Men2), 77-02 (Si4 Hua1 Zhong1).
Gynecology:
11-13 (Feng4 Chao2 Er4), 11-15 (Fu4 Ke1 San1), 11-02 (Zhong1 Huang2),
22-06 (Ling2 Gu3), 33-10 (Qi2 Jiao3), 44-02 (Tian1 Zong1), 55-01 (Huo3 Bao1), 88-07
(Ming2 Huang2), 88-10 (Jie3 Mei4 Er4), 88-01 (Tong1 Shen4), 44-05 (Yun2 Bai2).
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Disorder To
Dao3 Ma3 Group.
- This appendix provides an alphabetized list of indications catalogued under the
respective Dao3 Ma3 Group headings. This appendix will be of value to those trained in
the biomedical professions and more accustomed to working with western biomedical
diagnoses.
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Abdominal distention: 11-04, 11-18, 33-07, 77-01, 77-02, Borborygmi: 1212-03.


77-10, 77-11, 77-13, 77-14, 88-05, 88-11, 1212-02, 1212-03. Brachial; Damp-Heat: 44-06. _J
Abdominal ‘fullness’: 1212-03. Brachial ‘Impediment’ (Bi4 - Wind-Damp-Cold Rheumatism):
Abdominal masses (‘Lump Glomus’ - Pi3 Kuai4): 77-05. 44-06.
Abdominal pain: 11-04, 11-18, 33-07, 33-14, 77-01, 77-10, Brachial pain: 44-02, 44-08, 77-06, 88-05.
77-11, 77-13, 88-05, 1212-02, 1212-03. Brachial palsy: 44-03, 44-07. —I
Abnormal spinal curvatures: 44-01. Brachial paresthesiae: 88-05, 88-11.
Acne: 77-06, 88-03, 1111-02. Brandy nose: 77-06.
Adenocarcinoma; stomach: 11-09. Breast carbuncles: 11-19.
Adhesive capsulitis: 11-07, 11-13, 44-04, 44-05, 44-06. Breast; carcinoma: 44-03.
Agitation: 11-12,77-03. Breast tumor (nonspecific): 11-19.
Alarm; sense of: 33-02. Bromidrosis: 44-02, 44-04, 44-05, 88-07, 1111-02.
Allergic contact dermatitis: 11-16, 11-18, 88-03. Bronchial asthma: 11-04, 11-11, 11-12, 11-18, 22-01, 22-06,
Amaroidal mouth: 11-05, 11-12. 33-04, 33-13, 44-02, 77-01, 77-02, 88-03, 1111-01, 1212-01.
Amenorrhea: 88-10. Bronchiectasis: 11-04.
Anal prolapse: 77-10. Bronchitis: 11-01, 11-04, 33-04, 33-13, 44-09, 1111-01.
Anemia; cerebral: 88-02, 99-01. Bruxism: 77-02.
Anesthesia; neck region surgery: 33-03. Calcaneodynia (heel pain): 11-01, 22-02.
Angina pectoris: 11-07, 11-10, 33-02, 33-03, 44-02, 55-01, Calf (sural); pain and distention: 11-17, 33-14, 44-02, 44-04,
77-02. 44-05, 44-08.
Ankle; pathological changes in the joint: 77-01. Carbuncle; breast: 11-19.
Ankle; sprain: 11-01, 44-02, 44-04, 44-05, 44-07, 77-01, Carcinoma; breast: 44-03.
88-03. Carcinoma; colorectal: 11-18, 77-14.
Antebrachial ‘Impediment’ (Bi4 - Wind-Damp-Cold Carcinoma; gastric: 77-14.
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Rheumatism): 44-06. Carcinoma; laryngeal: 77-06.
Anxiety: 33-02. Carcinoma; metastatic to bone: 11-07.
Aphasia; motor, CVA induced: 1010-02. Carcinoma; pulmonary: 11-07, 11-10, 77-02, 77-06, 88-03.
Aphonia; CVA induced: 33-02. Carcinoma; uterine: 11-13, 11-15, 55-01, 88-10.
Appendicitis: 22-04, 66-02, 77-14. Cardiac asthma: 11-07, 11-20, 44-02.
Arteriosclerosis: 44-02, 44-03, 44-04, 44-05, 77-02. Cardiac emergencies: 99-01.
Arthritis (osteoarthritis/degenerative joint disease): 11-14, Cardiac oppression; sense of: 11-08, 22-02, 33-03, 88-07. J
33-08, 44-03, 44-04, 44-05, 88-08. Cardiodynia: 33-02, 55-01, 77-02, 88-02.
Arthritis; wrist: 33-08. Cardiomegaly: 11-08, 33-03, 88-07.
Arrhythmias: 33-03, 77-02, 88-02. Cardiopathy: 44-02, 88-02.
Ascites: 11-12, 1212-03. Carpal tunnel syndrome: 33-02, 33-11, 77-12, 77-14, 88-02.
Asthma; cardiac: 11-07, 11-20. Carsickness: 99-01.
Asthma; general: 11-04, 11-07, 11-11, 11-12, 11-18, 11-20, Cataract: 77-02.
22-01, 22-06, 33-04, 33-13, 44-02, 77-01, 77-02, 88-03, Centipede bite: 1111-02.
1111-01, 1212-01. Cerebral anemia: 88-02, 99-01.
Atonia; ‘Wilting Impediment’: 1111-01. Cerebral concussion: 77-05, 77-08.
Atrophy; muscular: 11-19. Cerebral embolism: 55-02, 88-04.
Atypical facial pain: 66-02, 77-14. Cerebral hemorrhage: 44-07, 55-02.
Axillary lymphadenitis: 33-02. Cerebral neoplasm: 77-05.
Axonotmesis: 88-07. Cerebral thrombosis; sequela of: 44-02, 44-03, 44-07. '

Back; low, sore: 33-05, 44-09, 77-08, 88-07. Cerebrovascular accident; sequelae: 33-02, 77-11, 88-04, J
Beestings: 1111-02. 88-07, 1010-02, 1010-03.
Bell’s palsy: 11-19, 22-03, 33-07, 77-05, 77-14, 88-03, 88-04. Cervical dysplasia: 33-10.
Bites; centipede, scorpion, snake: 1111-02. Cervical strain; lateral mm: 77-07.
Bitter taste in mouth: 11-05, 11-12. Cervical tuberculous lymphadenitis: 11-01, 44-03, 77-06,
Bladder; overactive: 77-10. 88-08.
Bleeding; hemorrhoidal: 33-10. Cervicalgia (neck pain): 11-05, 11-17, 11-19, 33-03, 33-08,
Blepharospasm: 77-14, 88-04. 33-14, 66-01, 77-08, 77-09, 88-05, 88-11, 1010-03, 1111-01.
Blunt trauma; chest: 77-07, 88-03. Chest oppression (stuffiness/fullness/distention): 11-04, 11-08,
Bones; aching and soreness in: 44-06. 22-02, 33-03, 33-04, 33-11, 33-12, 77-02, 88-07, 99-01.
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Chest; blunt trauma: 77-07, 88-03. 33-09, 44-02, 66-01, 77-11, 88-01, 88-05, 88-08, 88-11,
Chills; malarial: 33-07. 1111-01.
Cholecystitis: 22-03, 33-12, 77-14, 88-01, 88-06, 88-07. Drag overdose: 1111-02.
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Cholecystokinin; insufficiency induced digestive disturbances: Drag poisoning: 22-02, 22-03, 1111-02.
88-07. Duodenal ulcer: 11-07, 77-03, 77-14, 1212-02.
Cholelithiasis: 22-03. Duodenitis: 11-18, 44-02.
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Choleresis, insufficiency induced digestive disturbances:
Dysentery: 33-12, 66-02, 77-03, 77-10, 1212-02, 1212-03.
Dysmenorrhea: 11-02, 11-15, 22-06, 33-02, 66-02, 77-13,
88-07. 88-04, 1111-03, 1212-04.
Cirrhosis; liver: 11-01, 11-02, 11-12, 33-05, 44-08, 77-05, Dysphagia: 1212-01.
88-06, 88-07. Dysphasia; CVA induced: 33-02, 33-08.
Clonus; hands: 33-11. Dysplasia; .cervical: 33-10.
‘Clouded Head’: 11-16, 33-12. Dyspnea: 11-12, 11-18, 22-01, 33-04, 44-02, 77-01, 77-02,
Coccygodynia: 22-05, 33-12. 88-03, 1111-01, 1212-01.
Colorectal carcinoma: 11-18, 77-14. Dystocia: 55-01, 22-06, 11-15, 11-13.
Concussion; cerebral: 77-05, 77-08. Eczema: 88-03, 1111-01.
Congestion; nasal: 77-14. Edema: 11-03, 22-06, 44-02, 77-02, 77-12, 88-01, 88-02,
Congestive heart failure: 11-20, 44-02, 88-02. 1212-03.
Conjunctivitis: 77-02, 88-03. Edema; extremities: 44-02, 77-02, 77-12, 88-01, 88-02,
Constipation: 33-06, 33-10, 66-02, 77-03, 88-02, 1212-02. 1212-03.
r Contact dermatitis; allergic: 11-16, 11-18, 88-03.
Convulsions; infantile (‘Fright Wind’): 33-07, 1010-02.
Edema; facial: 88-01.
Edema; pulmonary: 11-10, 22-06, 88-03.
Coronary arteriosclerosis: 44-02, 44-03, 44-04, 44-05, 77-02. ‘Effulgent Liver Fire’: 11-12.
Coronary heart disease: 33-03, 33-12, 44-02, 88-02. Ejaculation; premature: 44-09, 77-12, 88-01, 88-10.
r Costal pain: 77-14, 88-03. Elbow pain: 33-02, 44-02, 77-02, 77-04.
Cough: 22-01, 33-04, 44-09, 1111-01, 1212-01. Elbow swelling and pain: 44-02, 77-04.
Cramps; leg: 77-08. Embolism; cerebral: 55-02, 88-04.
Cryptorchism: 11-03. Emergencies: 99-01.
CVA sequelae: 33-02, 77-11, 88-04, 88-07, 1010-02, 1010-03. Emesis (vomiting): 11-18, 33-12, 77-11, 99-01, 1212-02.
Cystitis: 22-05, 33-10, 77-10, 77-12, 88-01, 88-10, 1212-04. Emphysema; pulmonary: 22-06, 77-02, 88-03.
Damp-Heat; shoulder/brachial: 44-06. Encephalopathy; portal-systemic: 44-02.
r~ Deafness: 22-05, 88-03, 88-04. Endocarditis: 33-03, 33-13, 77-02.
Debilitation; overall: 1010-02. Endometriosis: 1212-04.
Degenerative disc disease: 44-01, 77-09, 88-08. Enteritis: 11-04, 11-09, 22-04, 33-07, 33-12, 66-02, 77-02.
p. Degenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis/arthritis): 11-14, Enthesopathy: 11-14.
33-08, 44-03, 44-04, 44-05, 88-08. Enuresis: 77-10, 77-11, 1111-03.
Deglutition pain: 33-07. Enuresis; nocturnal: 77-10, 77-11, 1111-03.
Dementia: 33-07. Epigastralgia: 22-01, 33-03, 88-02.
‘Depletion; Kidney’: 11-20, 22-05, 66-01, 77-12, 77-13, 88-01. Epilepsy: 88-07.
Depression: 33-02. Epistaxis: 44-03, 66-02, 77-08.
Dermatitis; allergic, contact: 11-16, 11-18, 88-03. Eructation: 11-07.
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p, Dermatoses (in general): 11-05, 11-16, 44-03, 88-03, 88-11. Esophageal spasm: 77-14.
Dermatoses; hand: 11-05. Esophagitis: 77-14.
I Diabetes mellitus; 44-02, 77-12, 88-01, 88-07, 1111-02. Exophthalmos: 77-05.
Diaphoresis; nocturnal: 77-11. Expectorate; yellow: 11-04.
Diarrhea: 33-07, 33-10, 66-02, 77-03, 77-14, 1111-03, 1212-02, ‘Expel Wind’: 11-19.
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Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis: 11-01, 88-07. Extremities; edema: 44-02, 77-02, 77-12, 88-02, 1212-03.
Direct hernia: 11-03, 11-04, 77-09, 1212-03. Extremities; pain: 88-02, 88-06.
r Distention and pain; abdomen: 11-04, 11-18, 33-07, 77-01, Exuberant Liver Fire: 11-05.
i 77-02, 77-10, 77-11, 77-13, 88-05, 1212-02, 1212-03. ‘Eye Clouding’: 11-02.
Distention; sense of, in chest (stuffiness/oppression/fullness): Eye pain: see oculodynia.
n 11-04, 11-08, 22-02, 33-03, 33-04, 33-11, 33-12, 77-02, 88-07, Facial distortion (wry mouth): 66-02, 77-14, 88-04, 1010-02.
99-01. Facial melanoderma: 11-16, 88-07.
Distortion; facial (wry mouth): 66-02, 77-14, 88-04, 1010-02. Facial melasma: 11-16, 88-07.
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88-04. GERD: 77-12, 1212-02.
Facial paresthesiae: 77-14. Glenohumeral periarthritis (see also adhesive capsulitis):
Facial tics: 77-14, 88-04. 44-03, 44-06.
Failure; liver: 99-01. Glossopharyngeal neuralgia: 77-14, 88-05, 88-11. I
Faintness: 11-02, 11-07, 11-16, 33-03, 33-12, 77-01, 77-03, Gluteal (region) pain: 44-08.
88-01, 88-02, 88-05, 88-06, 88-07, 88-11, 99-01. Giddiness: 11-02, 11-07, 11-16, 33-03, 33-12, 77-01, 77-03,
Fallopian tube obstruction (salpingemphraxis): 11-13, 88-10. 88-01, 88-02, 88-05, 88-06, 88-07, 88-11, 99-01.
Fatigue: 11-02, 88-01, 88-07. Goiter: 77-14, 88-03.
Fetal dystocia: 55-01. Gonorrhea: 1111-02. J
Fever: 22-06, 1111-01. Gynecological disorders (in general): 11-13, 11-15, 22-06,
Fibrocystic disease of the breast: 44-03. 33-10, 44-02, 44-03, 44-07, 55-01, 77-01, 77-13, 88-01, 88-03,
Fibroleiomyoma (uterine fibroid): 11-13, 11-15, 33-10 , 88-10. 1212-01, 1212-03, 1212-04.
Finger aching: 11-01. Halitosis: 1111-02.
Finger ‘Impediment’ (Bi4 - Wind-Damp-Cold Rheumatism): Hand clonus: 33-11.
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Finger; inability to extend: 33-08. Head tremors: 77-01, 1010-02.
Finger pain: 11-01. Headache; frontal: 33-03, 1010-01.
Finger paresthesiae: 33-09, 33-11, 33-14, 88-11. Headache (general): 11-17, 11-18, 22-05, 22-06, 33-03, 33-04,
Finger soreness: 11-01. 33-07, 33-08, 33-13, 33-14, 66-01, 77-05, 77-08, 77-09, 88-01,
Fissures; dry, fingers/hands: 11-05. 88-05, 88-06, 99-01, 1010-01, 1010-03, 1111-01.
Flaccid paralysis: 44-03, 77-04, 1010-02. Headache; ‘Kidney-Depletion’: 11-20, 22-05, 66-01, 88-01.
Flaccid paralysis; lower extremity: 44-03, 77-04, 1010-02. Headache; migraine: 11-18, 11-19, 66-02, 77-05, 77-14, 88-11,
Flaccidity; lower extremity: 77-11. 1010-01.
Flatulence: 11-06, 88-07. Headache; occipital: 11-17, 11-19, 77-08, 77-09, 1010-03.
Flatus vaginalis: 11-15. Heart disease; coronary: 33-03, 33-12, 44-02, 88-02.
Flowery vision; due to ‘Kidney-Depletion’: 11-20, 22-05, Heart disease; rheumatic: 11-10, 88-02.
33-12,66-01,88-01. Heart failure; congestive: 11-20, 44-02, 88-02.
Food poisoning: 22-02, 22-03, 33-14, 1111-02. ‘Heart Viscus Debilitation Weak’ (Cardiac debility):11-20.
Foot; pain: 33-14, 44-04, 44-05. ‘Heat-Dizziness’: 77-11.
Foot; paralysis: 33-03, 44-02. Heatstroke: 77-11. J
Foot; paresthesiae: 77-04. Heel pain (calcaneodynia): 11-01, 22-02.
Foot spasms: 11-12. Height; increase physical height: 22-04.
Foot; swelling and pain: 11-01, 44-02. Hematemesis: 33-02.
Frequent urination: 33-01, 33-10, 77-10, 1212-04. Hematochezia: 44-04, 44-05.
‘Fright Wind’ (convulsions; infantile): 33-07, 1010-02. Hematuria: 77-12, 1111-02.
Frontal headache: 33-03, 1010-01. Hematuria; painful: 1111-02.
Frozen shoulder: see adhesive capsulitis. Hemiparesis: 88-05, 88-11.
Fullness; sense of, in chest: 11-04, 33-04, 77-02, Hemiplegia: 22-02, 22-06, 33-05, 44-02, 44-03, 44-04, 44-05,
Fullness; sense of, abdominal: 1212-03. 44-07, 88-03, 88-04, 88-05, 88-07, 88-09, 88-11, 1010-02.
Funicular hernia: 11-03, 11-04, 77-09, 1212-03. Hemorrhage; cerebral: 44-07, 55-02.
Gallbladder disease: 22-03. Hemorrhoidal bleeding: 33-10.
Gastralgia: 11-09, 77-02, 77-03, 77-14, 88-02, 1212-02. Hemorrhoidal pain: 33-10.
Gastric; carcinoma: 77-14. Hemorrhoids: 33-01, 33-06, 77-10. )

Gastric; distention and pain: 11-05. Hepatalgia: 88-07.


Gastric disturbances; chronic: 22-01. Hepatic disorders: 11-02, 11-05, 33-12, 55-01, 77-05, 88-07.
Gastric hemorrhage: 88-10. Hepatic failure: 99-01.
Gastric ulcer: 11-07, 77-03, 77-14, 1212-02. Hepatitis: 11-02, 11-12, 33-05, 33-12, 77-14, 88-06, 88-07,
Gastritis: 11-18,22-01,33-12, 44-02,66-02 77-03,77-14, 1111-02.
1212-02. Hepatoma (malignant): 11-02, 11-03, 88-07.
Gastroenteritis: 22-01, 22-03, 33-12, 66-02, 77-02, 77-08, Hepatomegaly: 11-01, 11-12.
77-14, 88-01. Hernia: 11-03, 11-04, 77-09, 1212-03. i

Gastroesophageal reflux: 77-12, 1212-02. Hip joint; painful disorders of: 44-06, 88-09.
Gastroptosis: 77-14, 1212-02. Hordeolum: 11-04, 77-02.
Gastrorrhagia: 88-10. Hydrocephalus: 77-09, 1010-02.
Gastrospasm: 77-14, 1212-02. Hypesthesia; hand or foot: 33-14.
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Hypercholesterolemia: 11-05, 33-14, 99-01. Lacrimation; excessive: 11-05.
Hyperhidrosis: 44-03, 44-04, 44-05. Laryngeal carcinoma: 77-06, 77-14.
Hyperhidrosis; palmar: 11-05. Laryngeal swelling: 77-14.
f Hypermenorrhea: 11-15. Laryngitis: 22-06, 33-07, 33-13, 44-02, 44-09, 77-05, 77-06.
Hyperostosis: 11-01, 88-07. Lateral stenosis; pain due to: 22-02.
Hypertension: 44-03, 44-04, 44-05, 44-08, 55-02, 88-01, Leg cramps: 77-08.
99-01. Leg pain; bilateral: 11-07, 22-02, 77-03.
Hyperthyroidism: 77-05. Lentigo, senile: 88-07.
Hypertrophy; lingual: 77-14. Leukemia: 33-05, 88-07.
Hyperuricemic toxicity: 22-02. Leukocytosis: 33-05, 88-07.
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Hypochondria; bilateral pain: 11-02, 11-09, 11-12, 33-05, Leukopenia: 33-05, 88-06, 88-07.
« 88-07. Leukorrhea: 11-13, 11-15, 33-10, 44-02, 44-07, 55-01, 77-13,
Hypochondrium; right side pain: 11-05. 88-01, 1212-03, 1212-04.
Hypogastric pain: 11-02. Lightheadedness: 11-02, 11-07, 11-16, 33-03, 33-12, 77-01,
Hypotension; idiopathic orthostatic: 55-02. 77-03, 88-01, 88-02, 88-05, 88-06, 88-07, 88-11, 99-01.
Hysteralgia: 22-02. Lingual hypertrophy: 77-14.
Hysteria: 1010-03. Liver cirrhosis: 11-01, 11-02, 11-12, 33-05, 44-08, 77-05,
r Hysteromyoma: 77-12.
‘Impediment’ (Bi4): 44-06, 1111-01.
88-06, 88-07.
Liver; disorders in general: 11-02, 11-05, 11-12, 33-05,77-05,
Impotence: 44-09, 77-12, 77-13, 88-01, 88-10, 1111-03. 88-07.
Incision; post-surgical pain, at sight of: 22-03. Liver failure: 99-01.
Incontinence; urinary: 33-01. Liver Fire Effulgence: 11-05.
i Indigestion: 11-02. Lordosis: 44-01.
Infantile convulsions (‘Fright Wind’): 33-07, 1010-02. Low back pain: see lumbalgia.
r Infantile malnutrition: 11-04. Low back; sore (achy): 22-05, 33-05, 33-06, 44-09, 77-08,
Infertility (female): 11-13, 11-15, 1212-04. 88-07. (see also lumbalgia)
Infirmity: 1010-02. Lower abdominal pain: 77-10.
r Inflammation; periclavicular: 77-07.
Inguinal hernia: 11-03, 11-04, 77-09, 1212-03.
Lower extremity, flaccid paralysis: 44-03, 77-04, 1010-02.
Lower extremity; pain: 22-05, 66-01.
Insomnia: 33-02, 77-12, 77-13, 88-02. Lower extremity; sore (achy): 77-10, 77-13.
Insufficient cholecystokinin induced digestive disturbances: Lower extremity; sprain/strain: 88-03.
r 88-07.
Insufficient choleresis induced digestive disturbances: 88-07.
Lower extremity; weakness: 77-04, 99-01, 1010-02.
Lumbalgia: 11-14, 22-01, 22-03, 22-05, 22-06, 33-09, 33-11,
Intention tremors: 77-12, 1010-02. 44-08, 44-09, 66-01, 77-01, 77-08, 77-09, 77-11, 77-12, 77-13,
Intercostal neuralgia: 77-14, 88-05, 88-11. 88-01, 88-03, 88-05, 88-07, 88-08, 88-11, 1111-01, 1111-03.
Internal hernia: 11-03, 11-04, 77-09, 1212-03. ‘Lump Glomus’ (Pi3 Kuai4 - abdominal masses): 77-05.
Intestinal pain: 88-10, 1212-02. Lung cancer: 11-07, 11-10, 77-02, 77-06, 88-03.
Intrauterine; sense of heat: 22-02. ‘Lung Insufficiency’ induced lumbalgia: 88-03.
Irascibility: 11-12. ‘Lung Insufficiency’ induced sciatica: 88-03.
Irregular menstruation: 11-13, 11-15, 22-06, 33-10, 55-01, Lymphadenitis; axillary: 33-02.
77-01, 77-13, 88-10, 1212-03, 1212-04. Lymphadenitis; cervical tuberculous: 11-01, 44-03, 77-06,
Irritability: 11-05. 88-08.
Jaundice: 44-02, 77-04. Lymphoma; malignant: 77-14.
Joint; neuropathic: 44-04, 44-05. Malar pain: 77-14.
Keratitis: 11-04,77-02. Malarial chills: 33-07.
Keratoderma; palmar: 11-05. Malignant hepatoma: 11-02, 11-03, 88-07.
‘Kidney-Depletion’: 11-20, 22-05, 44-09, 66-01, 77-12, 77-13, Malignant lymphoma: 77-14.
88-01, 1111-03. Malnutrition; infantile: 11-04.
‘Kidney Dysfunction’; rheumatism: 88-01. Mammillitis: 44-03.
Viscus Nature Wind-Damp Disease’ (rheumatism?): Mania: 77-11.
Mastitis: 44-03, 77-05, 88-03, 1212-01.
Knee joint; arthritis: 44-03, 44-04, 44-05, 77-04. Mastodynia: 77-05.
Knee pain: 11-04, 22-01, 44-03, 44-04, 44-05, 44-07 44-08 Mastoplasia: 11-19,77-05.
77-03, 77-04, 88-02.
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Meniere’s disease: 88-07. Oppression; chest (stuffiness/fullness/distention): 11-04,
Meningitis: 77-05. 11-08, 22-02, 33-03, 33-04, 33-11, 33-12, 77-02, 88-07, 99-01.
Menoxenia: 77-12. Oral deviation: 77-05.
Menstruation; irregular: 11-13, 11-15, 22-06, 33-10, 55-01, Orchioncus (testicular neoplasm): 11-03.
77-01, 77-13, 88-10, 1212-03, 1212-04.
Mental illness: 33-02, 1010-03.
Orchitis: 11-03.
Orthostatic hypotension; idiopathic: 55-02.
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Metritis: 11-02, 11-13, 11-15, 33-10, 44-07, 55-01, 88-01. 33-08, 44-03, 44-04, 44-05, 88-08.
Metrorrhagia: 11-13. Osteoid osteoma: 22-05.
Migraine headache: 11-18, 11-19, 66-02, 77-05, 77-14, 88-11, Osteophytes: 11-02, 11-14,22-02,22-05,44-01.
1010-01. Otitis media: 11-16, 33-13, 77-06, 88-03.
Morton’s neuroma: 22-02. Ovarian neoplasm: 55-01.
Motion sickness: 99-01. Overactive bladder: 77-10.
Motor aphasia; CVA induced: 1010-02. Pain; abdominal : 11-04, 11-18, 33-07, 33-14, 77-01, 77-10,
i Mumps: 77-06, 77-14. 77-11, 77-13, 88-05, 1212-02, 1212-03.
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Muscular atrophy: 11-19. Pain; appendicitis: 22-04, 66-02, 77-14.
Myocardial infarction: 11-10, 33-03, 77-02. Pain; brachial: 44-02, 44-08, 77-06, 88-05.
Nasal congestion: 77-14. Pain; costal: 77-14, 88-03.
Nasal region; pain: 22-06. Pain; deglutition: 33-07.
Nausea and vomiting: 77-11. Pain; due to acute gastroenteritis: 22-03, 66-02.
Neck muscles; sore-achy: 1111-01. Pain; due to nephrolithiasis: 44-09, 1111-03.
Neck pain (cervicalgia, stiff see also torticollis): 11-05, 11-17, Pain; due to tooth extraction: 22-03.
11-19, 33-03, 33-08, 33-14, 66-01, 77-08, 77-09, 88-05, 88-11, Pain; due to uterine surgery: 22-03.
1010-03,1111-01. Pain; elbow: 33-02, 44-02, 77-02, 77-04.
Needle sickness: 22-03. Pain; extremities: 88-02, 88-06.
Neoplasm; cerebral: 77-05. Pain; facial, atypical: 77-14.
Neoplasm (general): 11-03, 55-01, 77-05, 77-06. Pain; foot: 33-14, 44-04, 44-05.
Nephritis: 22-05, 33-13, 77-12, 88-01, 1111-03. Pain; gluteal region: 44-08.
Nephrolithiasis; and pain associated with: 44-09, 1111-03. Pain; hemorrhoidal: 33-10.
Neurasthenia: 33-11. Pain; intestinal: 88-10, 1212-02. .J
Neuritis: 33-08. Pain; knee: 11-04, 22-01, 44-03, 44-04, 44-05, 44-07, 44-08,
Neuralgia; glossopharyngeal: 77-14, 88-05, 88-11. 77-03, 77-04, 88-02.
Neuralgia; intercostal: 77-14, 88-05, 88-11. Pain; lower abdominal: 77-10.
Neuralgia; trigeminal: 22-03, 22-06, 77-05, 77-06, 77-08, Pain; lower extremity: 22-05, 66-01.
77-14, 88-05, 88-11. Pain; malar: 77-14.
Neuralgias: 77-05, 88-05, 88-11. Pain; nasal region: 22-06.
Neurapraxia: 88-07. Pain; popliteal: 77-11.
Neurodermatitis: 88-03. Pain; post-surgical, at sight of incision: 22-03.
Neuroma; Morton’s: 22-02. Pain; scapulobrachial: 33-09.
Neuroparalysis: 22-03, 88-11. -
Pain; shaip/piercing disordered/deranged Qi + Blood: 22-03.
Neuropathic joint: 44-04, 44-05. Pain; shoulder: 44-03, 44-04, 44-05, 44-06, 77-06, 88-01,
Neuropathy; peripheral: 11-06, 33-14, 77-12. 88-04.
Neurotmesis: 88-07. Pain; ‘Sinew’: 33-05, 44-06.
Nocturnal diaphoresis: 77-11. Pain; supraorbital: 77-14.
Nocturnal enuresis: 77-10, 77-11, 1111-03. Pain; sural (calf): 11-17, 33-14, 44-02, 44-04, 44-05, 44-08.
Nose; brandy: 77-06. Pain; thigh: 22-01, 33-03, 33-12, 44-07, 88-05, 88-11.
Occipital headache: 11-17, 11-19, 77-08, 77-09, 1010-03. Pain; throat (sore throat): 33-07, 66-02, 77-01, 88-01, 1010-03.
Ocular deviation: 77-05. Pain; upper extremity: 77-14. J
Oculodynia: 77-02, 88-05, 88-07. Pain; wrist: 77-01.
Oligogalactia: 11-13, 11-15,77-12, 1212-01. Palmar hyperhidrosis: 11-05. !
Oligomenorrhea: 11-15. Palmar keratoderma: 11-05.
Oneirogmus: 77-12. Palpitations: 11-04, 11-07, 11-10, 33-01, 33-02, 33-04,44-03,
Oophoritis: 11-02, 11-13, 11-15, 22-04, 33-10, 44-07, 55-01, 77-02, 77-13, 88-02.
88-10. Palsy, brachial: 44-03, 44-07.
Ophthalmic diseases: 77-02. Pancreatitis: 11-18.
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Panic; sense of: 33-02. Prolapse; uterine: 77-13, 1212-04.


Pantalgia: 22-03. Prostatic hypertrophy: 11-03.
Paralysis: 22-03, 33-03, 33-07, 33-08, 44-02, 44-03, 44-07, Prostration: 99-01.
r 77-04, 77-05, 88-03, 88-04, 1010-02.
Paralysis; facial: 11-19, 22-03, 33-07, 77-05, 77-14, 88-03,
Proteinuria: 44-09, 77-12, 88-01.
Pruritus vulvae: 44-07, 88-10.
88-04. Psoriasis: 88-03.
Paralysis; flaccid: 77-04, 1010-02. Pterygium: 33-07.
r Paralysis; flaccid, of lower extremity: 44-03, 77-04, 1010-02. Puerperal ‘Wind’ syndrome: 11-15.
Paralysis; foot: 33-03, 44-02. Pulmonary carcinoma: 11-07, 11-10, 77-02, 77-06, 88-03.
Paralysis; hand: 33-03, 44-02. Pulmonary diseases (in general): 88-03.
Paralysis; neuroparalysis: 22-03, 88-11. Pulmonary edema: 11-10, 22-06, 88-03.
Paralysis; upper extremity: 33-08. Pulmonary emphysema: 22-06, 77-02.
Paraplegia: 44-03, 88-09. Pulmonary function; weakened: 88-03.

r Paresthesiae; brachial: 88-05, 88-11.


Paresthesiae; facial: 77-14.
Paresthesiae; feet: 77-04.
Pulmonary tuberculosis: 11-10, 88-03.
Pustule; retropharyngeal: 77-14.
Pyelitis: 44-01, 44-09, 77-09.
Paresthesiae; hand/finger: 33-09, 33-11, 33-14, 88-05, 88-11. Pyelonephritis: 22-05, 33-06, 33-11, 88-01.
r Paresthesiae; post-needling: 22-03.
Parkinsonism: 88-07.
‘Qi-Stagnation’: 22-06.
Rabies: 1111-02.
Parotiditis: 77-06, 77-14. Ramsey-Hunt syndrome; facial paralysis due to: 22-03.
Pediatric asthma: 11-04, 22-06. Range of motion (ROM); decreased, vertebral: 44-01, 77-09.
Pelvic inflammatory disease: 1212-04. Rectal prolapse: 33-01, 33-10.
Penile pain: 11-03. Reflux: 77-12, 1212-02.
Peptic ulcer: 11-07, 77-03, 77-14, 1212-02. Renal tuberculosis: 33-13.
Periclavicular inflammation: 77-07. Retropharyngeal pustule: 77-14.
Periostitis: 11-14, 22-01, 33-05. Rheumatic heart disease: 11-10, 88-02.
Periostitis of the vertebral column: 11-02, 11-14, 33-05, 44-01, Rheumatism; ‘Kidney Dysfunction’: 88-01.
77-09, 88-05, 88-07. Rheumatoid arthritis: 33-13.
Peripheral neuropathy: 11-06, 33-14, 77-12. Rhinitis: 11-05, 11-16, 33-04, 33-13, 664)2, 88-03.
Peritonitis: 22-04, 33-10, 33-12, 77-14. Rhinocarcinoma: 33-13.
Petallalgia: 11-04. Rhinophyma: 77-06.
Pharyngeal swelling: 77-14. Right ventricular failure: 11-11.
Pharyngeal tuberculosis: 77-14. Rigidity; spinal: 44-01, 77-09.
Pharyngitis: 33-13. Sacroiliac joint dysfunction: 88-08, 88-09.
Pi3 Kuai4 (‘lump glomus’ - abdominal masses): 77-05. Sacroiliitis: 88-08, 88-09.
PID: 1212-04. Salpingemphraxis (fallopian tube obstruction): 11-13, 88-10.
Placental dystocia: 55-01. Scapular pain: 11-07, 77-07.
Pleurisy: 11-16, 22-04, 77-02, 77-07, 88-03. Scapulobrachial pain: 33-09.
Pleurodynia: 11-16, 11-17, 88-03, 1212-01. Scapulothoracic syndrome: 77-06, 77-09.
Pneumonia: 11-01, 22-06, 77-02, 77-14, 88-05. Schizophrenia: 33-07.
Poliomyelitis: 44-02, 44-03, 44-04, 44-05, 44-07, 44-08, Sciatica: 11-14, 11-17, 22-01, 22-02, 22-03, 22-05, 22-06,
1111-03. 33-05, 33-09, 33-11, 33-14, 44-01, 44-04, 44-05, 44-08, 66-01,
Polyarthralgia; systemic: 22-02. 77-09, 88-03, 88-08, 88-09.
Polyarthritis (see also arthritis): 33-08. Scoliosis: 44-01, 66-01, 1010-03.
Poisoning; gas, radioactive, food, drug, etc.: 22-02, 22-03, Scorpion bite: 1111-02.
33-14,1111-02. Scrotal edema: 11-03.
Popliteal pain: 77-11. Seasickness: 99-01.
Portal-systemic encephalopathy: 44-02. Senile lentigo: 88-07.
Post-needling paresthesiae: 22-03. ‘Shan Qi’: 11-03, 11-04,77-09, 1212-03.
Post-surgical pain; at sight of incision: 22-03. Shock: 99-01.
Posttraumatic hydrocephalus: 77-09, 1010-02. Short-tempered: 11-05.
Precordial pain: 11-08. Shoulder; Damp-Heat: 44-06.
Premature ejaculation: 44-09, 77-12, 88-01, 88-10. Shoulder ‘Impediment’ (Bi4 - Wind-Damp-Cold Rheumatism)-
Priapism: 77-13. 44-06.
Prolapse; anal: 77-10. Shoulder; pain: 44-03, 44-04, 44-05, 44-06, 77-06, 88-01,
Prolapse; rectal: 33-01, 33-10. 88-04.

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Shoulders; sore-achy: 11-05. Swelling and pain; skeletal system: 22-01.


‘Sinew pain’: 33-05, 44-06. Syphilis: 33-10, 1111-02.
Skin ulcers: 33-14. Systemic polyarthralgia: 22-02.
Snakebite: 1111-02. Systemic pruritus (itching): 1111-02.
Sore-achy knee and leg: 77-03. Tachycardia: 11-10, 33-02.
Sore (achy) low back: 33-05, 33-06, 44-09, 77-08, 88-07. Terror; sense of: 33-02.
Sore (achy) lower extremities: 77-10, 77-13. Testicular Neoplasm (Orchioncus): 11-03.
Sore (achy) neck: 1010-03, 1111-01. Thelial swelling: 11-19.
Sore throat (pain in): 33-07, 66-02, 77-01, 1010-03. Thigh pain; general: 22-01, 33-03, 33-12, 44-07, 88-05, 88-11.
Spasm: Thigh pain; medial/adductor muscles: 22-01, 44-07. J
Esophageal: 77-14. Thigh pain; posterior: 33-12.
Foot: 11-12. Thoracalgia: 11-06, 11-07, 11-08, 11-16, 11-17, 11-20, 33-03,
Hand: 33-11. 33-04, 33-09, 33-11, 33-12, 33-13, 44-02, 88-03, 88-11,
Neck muscles: 77-08. 1111-02, 1212-01.
Spasticity; hands: 33-11. Throat; sore (pain): 33-07, 77-01, 88-01, 1010-03.
Spermatorrhea: 77-12, 77-13. Thrombosis; cerebral: 44-02, 44-03, 44-07. (ÿ
Spinal rigidity: 44-01, 77-09. Thumb pain: 11-17.
‘Spleen Panting’: 11-11. Thyromegaly: 77-05.
Splenitis: 11-06, 11-09, 77-05, 88-06. Tics; facial: 77-14, 88-04.
Splenomegaly: 11-06, 33-05, 44-02, 77-05, 88-06. Tinnitus: 11-05, 11-16, 22-05, 33-07, 66-02, 77-03, 77-05,
Spondylophytes: 11-17, 22-05, 44-01, 77-09, 77-12, 88-05, 88-03, 88-04, 1111-03.
88-07, 88-08. Toes; swollen, sore achy and/or paresthetic: 11-06.
Spondylosis deformans: 11-14, 11-17,22-05,77-09. Tonsillitis: 11-01, 11-04, 22-01, 66-02, 77-05, 77-06, 77-14.
Sprain/strain: Tooth extraction; pain due to: 22-03.
Ankle: 11-01, 44-02, 44-04, 44-05, 44-07, 77-01, Toothache: 11-09, 66-02, 77-02, 77-14.
88-03. Torticollis (see also stiff neck): 11-05, 11-17, 77-08, 77-09.
Foot: 44-02, 44-04, 44-05, 44-07, 88-03. Trauma; blunt, to chest: 77-07, 88-03.
Knee: 44-03, 88-03, 77-04. Tremors; head: 77-01, 1010-02.
Lower extremity: 88-03. Tremors; intention: 77-12, 1010-02.
Lumbar: 1111-03. Tremors; limb: 1010-02.
Lumbosacral: 1111-03. Trigeminal neuralgia: 22-03, 22-06, 66-02, 77-05, 77-06, 77-08,
Vertebral: 77-09. 77-14, 88-05, 88-11.
Wrist: 77-01. Tuberculosis; pharyngeal: 77-14.
‘Stagnant Diarrhea’: 66-02, 1212-03. Tuberculosis; pulmonary: 11-10, 88-03.
‘Stagnant Qi’: 22-06. Tuberculosis; renal: 33-13.
Sternalgia: 77-07. Tuberculosis; urocystic: 33-13.
Stiff neck: 11-05, 11-17. Ulcer; duodenal: 11-07, 77-03, 77-14, 1212-02.
Stomach ache: 11-09, 77-02, 77-03, 77-14, 88-02, 1212-02. Ulcer; gastric: 11-07, 77-03, 77-14, 1212-02.
Strabismus: 88-04, 88-06, 1010-02. Ulcer; peptic: 11-07, 77-03, 77-14, 1212-02.
Strain; lateral cervical mm: 77-07, 77-09. Ulcer; skin: 33-14.
Strangury: 33-10, 77-12, 77-13, 88-01, 88-10. Upper back pain: see dorsalgia.
‘Straw Shoe Wind’ (erythromelalgia?): 88-01. Upper extremity; pain: 77-14.
Strength; lack of, lower extremity: 77-03. Upper extremity paralysis: 33-08.
Stuffiness; chest oppression: 11-04, 11-08, 22-02, 33-03, Upper respiratory infection; viral (URI): 11-05, 33-04, 33-13,
33-11, 33-12, 77-02, 88-07, 99-01. 44-02, 1010-03, 1111-01.
Sunstroke: 77-11. Urethritis: 33-10.
‘Supplementation’ point; for kidneys: 22-05, 44-09, 88-01, Urinary incontinence: 33-01.
1111-03. Urination; frequent: 33-01, 33-10, 77-10, 1212-04.
Supraorbital pain: 77-14. Urocystic tuberculosis: 33-13.
Sural pain: 33-14, 44-02, 44-04, 44-05, 44-08. Urodynia: 1111-02.
Swelling; laryngeal: 77-14. Urticaria: 11-05.
Swelling; pharyngeal: 77-14. Uterine anteversion: 11-13.
Swelling and pain; elbow: 44-02, 77-04. Uterine carcinoma: 11-13, 11-15, 55-01, 88-10.
Swelling and pain; foot: 11-01, 44-02. Uterine fibroid (fibroleiomyoma): 11-13, 11-15, 33-10, 88-10.
Swelling and pain; hand: 11-01. Uterine neoplasm: 11-13, 11-15, 55-01, 88-10.
Swelling and pain; knee: 77-04. Uterine prolapse: 77-13, 1212-04.

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Uterine retroversion: 11-13.
‘Vacuity Desertion’ (prostration): 99-01.
r ‘Vacuity; Generalized’ (debilitation/infirmity): 1010-02.
‘Vacuity-Taxation’: 77-13.
Vaginitis: 44-02, 44-07.

r Vaginodynia: 44-02, 44-07, 88-07.


Valvular insufficiency: 11-07.
Vertebral column; reduced ROM: 44-01, 77-09.
Vertebral column; sprain/strain: 77-09, 1111-03.
Vertebral degenerative disc disease: 44-01, 77-09, 88-08.
Vertebral periostitis: 11-02, 11-14, 33-05, 44-01, 77-09, 88-05,
88-07.
Vertigo: 33-03, 77-03, 99-01, 1010-01, 1010-03.
Vexation: 11-12, 33-02, 77-03.
Viral URI: 11-05, 33-04, 33-13, 44-02.
Vomiting (emesis): 11-18, 33-12, 77-11, 99-01, 1212-02.
Vulval itching: 44-07.
Vulvar swelling: 11-13, 11-15.
Vulvodynia: 11-13, 11-15.
Weakened pulmonary function: 88-03.
‘Wilting Impediment’ (atonia): 1111-01.
‘Wilting Pattern’ (flaccid paralysis): 44-03, 77-04, 1010-02.
‘Wind’ symptoms: 11-15, 33-07, 88-05, 1010-02.
r Wrist; arthritis: 33-08.
Wrist-drop: 33-08.
Wrist; pain: 77-01.
Wrist; sprain: 77-01.
Xerophthalmia: 11-05.
Xerostomia: 11-20, 44-09, 88-01.
Yellow expectorate: 11-04.
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Fu4 Ling2 Yi1 (55-01 ‘Gynecology Spirit 3 Ndls’)


Point Index. Fu4 Yuan2 Er4 (11-14 ‘Finger Bone 3 Ndls’)
Fu4 Yuan2 San1 (11-14 ‘Finger Bone 3 Ndls’)
Fu4 Yuan2 Yi1 (11-14 ‘Finger Bone 3 Ndls’)
Gan1 Ling2 Er4 (33-05 ‘Hold Liver Spirit 3 Ndls’)
An1 Ji3 Er4 (88-08 ‘Pacify the Spine 3 Ndls’) Gan1 Ling2 San1 (33-05 ‘Hold Liver Spirit 3 Ndls’)
Gan1 Ling2 Yi1 (33-05 ‘Hold Liver Spirit 3 Ndls’)
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An1 Ji3 Liu4 (88-08 ‘Pacify the Spine 3 Ndls’) Gan1 Men2 (33-12 ‘Hold Three Doors’)
An1 Ji3 San1 (88-08 ‘Pacify the Spine 3 Ndls’) Gu3 Guan1 (22-02 ‘Palm Three Passes’)
An1 Ji3 Si4 (88-08 ‘Pacify the Spine 3 Ndls’) Guang1 Ming2 (Appendix 2) J
An1 Ji3 Wu3 (88-08 ‘Pacify the Spine 3 Ndls’) Hou4 Hui4 (1010-02 ‘Head Three Meetings’)
An1 Ji3 Yi1 (88-08 ‘Pacify the Spine 3 Ndls’) Hou2 Jian4 (Appendix 2)
An1 Mian2 (1010-03 ‘Nuchal 3 Ndls’) Hou4 Tou2 (Appendix 2)
Bi2 Yi4 (Appendix 2) Hua1 Gu3 Yi1 (Appendix 2)
Ce4 Jian4 (11-04 ‘Finger Three Spaces’) Huai2 Ling2 Dian3 (Appendix 2)
Ce4 San1 Li3 (77-14 ‘Beside Three Miles 3 Ndls’) Huan2 Chao2 (Appendix 2)
Ce4 Xia4 San1 Li3 (77-14 ‘Beside Three Miles 3 Ndls’) Huo3 Bao1 (55-01 ‘Gynecology Spirit 3 Ndls’)
Chang2 Men2 (33-12 ‘Hold Three Doors’) Huo3 Chuan4 (33-11 ‘Hold Three Fires’)
Chi3 Guan1 (33-08 ‘Wrist 3 Ndls’) Huo3 Fu3 Hai3 (Appendix 2)
Da4 Bai2 (22-06 ‘Control 3 Ndls’) Huo3 Ju2 (Appendix 2)
Da4 Jian4 (11-04 ‘Finger Three Spaces’) Huo3 Lian2 (Appendix 2)
Dan3 (Appendix 2) Huo3 Ling2 (33-11 ‘Hold Three Fires’)
Dan3 Yan2 (Appendix 2) Huo3 Long2 Er4 (11-08 ‘Fire Dragon 3 Ndls’)
Di4 Huang2 (77-12 ‘Lower Three Emperors’) Huo3 Long2 San1 (11-08 ‘Fire Dragon 3 Ndls’)
Di4 Shi4 (33-04 ‘Anterior Antebrachial Scholar 3 Ndls’) Huo3 Long2 Yi1 (11-08 ‘Fire Dragon 3 Ndls’)
Di4 Yang2 (11-03 ‘Finger Three Yang’) Huo3 Quan2 (Appendix 2)
Di4 Zong1 (44-02 ‘Brachial Three Ancestors’) Huo3 San4 (Appendix 2)
Ding4 Chuan3 (1111-01 ‘Dorsum 3 Ndls’) Huo3 Shan1 (33-11 ‘Hold Three Fires’) -J
Ding4 Chuan3 Er4 (11-11 ‘Stop Wheezing 3 Ndls’) Huo3 Xing1 Shang4 (11-07 ‘Finger Heart 3 Ndls’)
Ding4 Chuan3 San1 (11-11 ‘Stop Wheezing 3 Ndls’) Huo3 Xing1 Shang4 (11-09 ‘Earth Promoting 3 Ndls’)
Ding4 Chuan3 Yi1 (11-11 ‘Stop Wheezing 3 Ndls’) Huo3 Xing1 Xia4 (11-06 ‘Spleen Swelling 3 Ndls’)
Ding4 Ke2 (Appendix 2) .J
Ding3 Tou2 (Appendix 2) Huo3 Xing1 Xia4 (11-07 ‘Finger Heart 3 Ndls’)
Er4 Zhong4 (77-05 ‘Three Weights 3 Ndls’) Huo3 Xing1 Zhong1 (11-07 ‘Finger Heart 3 Ndls’)
Fan3 Hou4 Jue2 (Appendix 2) Huo3 Ying4 (Appendix 2)
Huo3 Zhi1 (Appendix 2)
Fei4 Qi4 Er4 (Appendix 2) Huo3 Zhu3 (Appendix 2)
Fei4 Qi4 Yi1 (Appendix 2) Jian4 Kua4 Shang4 (88-09 ‘Fortify the Hip 3 Ndls’)
Fei4 Xin1 Er2 (11-17 ‘Finger Spine 3 Ndls’) Jian4 Kua4 Xia4 (88-09 ‘Fortify the Hip 3 Ndls’)
Fei4 Xin1 San1 (11-17 ‘Finger Spine 3 Ndls’) Jian4 Kua4 Zhong1 (88-09 ‘Fortify the Hip 3 Ndls’)
Fei4 Xin1 Yi1 (11-17 ‘Finger Spine 3 Ndls’) Jian1 Feng1 (44-03 ‘Shoulder Center Vertical 3 Ndls’)
Fen1 Zhi1 Shang4 (1111-02 ‘Three Branches 3 Ndls’) Jian1 Feng1 (44-07 ‘Shoulder Anterior Oblique 3 Ndls’)
Fen1 Zhi1 Xia4 (1111-02 ‘Three Branches 3 Ndls’) Jian1 Feng1 (44-08 ‘Shoulder Posterior Oblique 3 Ndls’)
Fen1 Zhi1 Zhong1 (1111-02 ‘Three Branches 3 Ndls’) Jian1 Hou4 (44-06 ‘Shoulder 3 Ndls’)
Feng4 Chao2 Er4 (11-13 ‘Phoenix Nest 3 Ndls’) Jian1 Qian2 (44-06 ‘Shoulder 3 Ndls’)
Feng4 Chao2 San1 (11-13 ‘Phoenix Nest 3 Ndls’) Jian1 Zhong1 (44-03 ‘Shoulder Center Vertical 3 Ndls’)
Feng4 Chao2 Yi1 (11-13 ‘Phoenix Nest 3 Ndls’) Jian1 Zhong1 (44-05 ‘Shoulder Superior Transverse 3 Ndls’)
Fu3 Ge2 Er4 33-13 ‘Bowel Division 3 Ndls’ Jian4 Zhong1 (44-03 ‘Shoulder Center Vertical 3 Ndls’)
Fu3 Ge2 San1 33-13 ‘Bowel Division 3 Ndls’ Jian4 Zhong1 (44-04 ‘Shoulder Inferior Transverse 3 Ndls’)
Fu3 Ge2 Yi1 33-13 ‘Bowel Division 3 Ndls’ Jie3 Mei4 Er4 (88-10 ‘Three Sisters 3 Ndls’)
Fu2 Jian4 (Appendix 2) Jie3 Mei4 San1 (88-10 ‘Three Sisters 3 Ndls’)
Fu4 Ke1 Er4 (11-15 ‘Gynecology 3 Ndls’) Jie3 Mei4 Yi1 (88-10 ‘Three Sisters 3 Ndls’)
Fu4 Ke1 San1 (11-15 ‘Gynecology 3 Ndls’) Jie3 Xue4 (Appendix 2)
Fu4 Ke1 Si4 (11-15 ‘Gynecology 3 Ndls’) Jiu3Li3 (88-11 ‘Thigh 579 Miles 3 Ndls’)
Fu4 Ke1 Wu3 (11-15 ‘Gynecology 3 Ndls’) Li3 Bai2 (44-04 ‘Shoulder Inferior Transverse 3 Ndls’)
Fu4 Ke1 Yi1 (11-15 ‘Gynecology 3 Ndls’) Li4 Bai2 (Appendix 2)
Fu4 Ling2 Er4 (55-01 ‘Gynecology Spirit 3 Ndls’) Ling2 Gu3 (22-06 ‘Control 3 Ndls’)
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Liu4 Wan2 (Appendix 2) Shen2 Er3 Xia4 (99-01 ‘Spirit Ear 3 Ndls’)
Ma3 Jin1 Shui (Appendix 2) Shen2 Er3 Zhong1 (99-01 ‘Spirit Ear 3 Ndls’)
Ma3 Kuai4 Shui3 (Appendix 2) Shen2 Jian1 (44-07 ‘Shoulder Anterior Oblique 3 Ndls’)
r- Men2 Jin1 (66-02 ‘Foot Door Gold Three Needles’) Shen4 Guan1 (a.k.a. Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 - Appendix 2)
Ming2 Huang2 (88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’) Shou3 Jie3 Er4 (22-03 ‘Hand Release 3 Ndls’)
ML-5 (Appendix 2) Shou3 Jie3 Er4 (22-04 ‘Peritoneum 3 Ndls’)
r Mu4 Er4 (11-05 ‘Finger Liver 3 Ndls’) Shou3 Jie3 Yi1 (22-03 ‘Hand Release 3 Ndls’)
Mu4 Fu4 (Appendix 2) Shou3 Qian1 Jin1 (33-14 ‘Hold Three Gold 3 Ndls’)
Mu4 Guan1 (22-02 ‘Palm Three Passes’) Shou3 Wan4 Jin1 (33-14 ‘Hold Three Gold 3 Ndls’)
Mu4 San1 (11-05 ‘Finger Liver 3 Ndls’) Shou3 Wu3 Jin1 (33-14 ‘Hold Three Gold 3 Ndls’)
r Mu4 Yan2 Er4 (11-12 ‘Wood Inflammation 3 Ndls’)
Mu4 Yan2 San1 (11-12 ‘Wood Inflammation 3 Ndls’)
Shu1 Jin1 (Appendix 2)
Shui3 Jin1 (Appendix 2)
Mu4 Yan2 Yi1 (11-12 ‘Wood Inflammation 3 Ndls’) Shui3 Tong1 (Appendix 2)
n Mu4 Yi1 (11-05 ‘Finger Liver 3 Ndls’) Si4 Hua1 Shang4 (77-02 ‘Four Flowers 3 Ndls’)
Pi2 Zhong3 Er4 (11-06 ‘Spleen Swelling 3 Ndls’) Si4 Hua1 Wai4 (Appendix 2)
Pi2 Zhong3 Yi1 (11-06 ‘Spleen Swelling 3 Ndls’) Si4 Hua1 Xia4 (77-02 ‘Four Flowers 3 Ndls’)
Pian1 Jian1 (44-08 ‘Shoulder Posterior Oblique 3 Ndls’) Si4 Hua1 Zhong1 (77-02 ‘Four Flowers 3 Ndls’)
r Pian1 Tou2 (Appendix 2) Si4 Ma3 Shang4 (88-03 ‘Thigh Team of Four Horses’)
. Qi1 Hu3 Er4 (77-07 ‘Seven Tigers 3 Ndls’) Si4 Ma3 Xia4 (88-03 ‘Thigh Team of Four Horses’)
Qi1 Hu3 San1 (77-07 ‘Seven Tigers 3 Ndls’) Si4 Ma3 Zhong1 (88-03 ‘Thigh Team of Four Horses’)
r Qi1 Hu3 Yi1 (77-07 ‘Seven Tigers 3 Ndls’)
Qi2 Huang2 (88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’)
Si4 Zhi1 (Appendix 2)
Tai4 Yang2 (1010-01 ‘Head 3 Ndls’)
Qi2 Jiao3 (33-10 ‘Hold Three This’) Tian1 Huang2 (77-12 ‘Lower Three Emperors’)
Qi1 Li3 (88-11 ‘Thigh 579 Miles 3 Ndls’) Tian1 Huang2 (88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’)
Qi2 Men2 (33-10 ‘Hold Three This’) Tian1 Huang2 Fu4 (Appendix 2)
Qi2 Zheng4 (33-10 ‘Hold Three This’) Tian1 Shi4 (33-04 ‘Anterior Antebrachial Scholar 3 Ndls’)
Qian2 Hui4 (1010-02 ‘Head Three Meetings’) Tian1 Yang2 (11-03 ‘Finger Three Yang’)
r- Qian2 Tou2 (Appendix 2) Tian1 Zong1 (44-02 ‘Brachial Three Ancestors’)
Qu1 Ling2 (Appendix 2) Tong1 Bei4 (88-01 ‘Passing Through the Kidney 3 Ndls’)
Rao2 Guan1 (33-08 ‘Wrist 3 Ndls’) Tong1 Guan1 (88-02 ‘Thigh Three Thoroughfares’)
Ren2 Huang2 (77-12 ‘Lower Three Emperors’ ) Tong1 Shan1 (Appendix 2)
Ren2 Shi4 (33-04 ‘Anterior Antebrachial Scholar 3 Ndls’) Tong1 Shen4 (88-01 ‘Passing Through the Kidney 3 Ndls’)
Ren2 Yang2 (11-03 ‘Finger Three Yang’) Tong1 Tian1 (88-02 ‘Thigh Three Thoroughfares’)
Ren2 Zong1 (44-02 ‘Brachial Three Ancestors’) Tong1 Wei4 (88-01 ‘Passing Through the Kidney 3 Ndls’)
San1 Cha1 (Appendix 2) Tong1 Xin1 (88-02 ‘Thigh Three Thoroughfares’)
p San1 Cha1 Yi1 (Appendix 2) Tu3 Chang1 Er4 (88-06 ‘Thigh Spleen 3 Ndls’)
San1 Shen2 Er4 (44-09 ‘Three Spirits 3 Ndls’) Tu3 Chang1 San1 (88-06 ‘Thigh Spleen 3 Ndls’)
San1 Shen2 San1 (44-09 ‘Three Spirits 3 Ndls’) Tu3 Chang1 Si4 (88-06 ‘Thigh Spleen 3 Ndls’)
r San1 Shen2 Yi1 (44-09 ‘Three Spirits 3 Ndls’)
San1 Sheng4 Er4 (55-02 ‘Three Sages’)
Tu3 Chang1 Wu3 (88-06 ‘Thigh Spleen 3 Ndls’)
Tu3 Chang1 Yi1 (88-06 ‘Thigh Spleen 3 Ndls’)
San1 Sheng4 San1 (55-02 ‘Three Sages’) Tu3 Shui3 Er4 (22-01 ‘Palm Knee 3 Ndls’)
San1 Sheng4 Yi1 (55-02 ‘Three Sages’) Tu3 Shui3 San1 (22-01 ‘Palm Knee 3 Ndls’)
San1 Zhong4 (77-05 ‘Three Weights 3 Ndls’) Tu3 Shui3 Yi1 (22-01 ‘Palm Knee 3 Ndls’)
Shang4 Bai2 (Appendix 2) Tu3 Xing1 Er4 (11-09 ‘Earth Promoting 3 Ndls’)
Shang4 Gao1 (22-03 ‘Hand Release 3 Ndls’) Tu3 Xing1 Yi1 (11-09 ‘Earth Promoting 3 Ndls’)
p Shang4 Gao1 (22-04 ‘Peritoneum 3 Ndls’) Wai4 Jian1 (Appendix 2)
Shang4 Huang2 (11-02 ‘Finger Three Yellow’) Wai4 San1 Guan1 Er4 (77-06 ‘Lateral Three Passes’)
Shang4 Jiu3 Li3 (88-05 ‘Thigh Nine Miles 3 Ndls’) Wai4 San1 Guan1 San1 (77-06 ‘Lateral Three Passes’)
Shang4 Liu2 (Appendix 2) Wai4 San1 Guan1 Yi1 (77-06 ‘Lateral Three Passes’)
r Shang4 Qu1 (44-05 ‘Shoulder Superior Transverse 3 Ndls’)
Shang4 Qu1 (44-08 ‘Shoulder Posterior Oblique 3 Ndls’)
Wan4 Shun4 Er4 (22-05 ‘Control the Spine 3 Ndls’)
Wan4 Shun4 San1 (22-05 ‘Control the Spine 3 Ndls’)
Shang4 Shi4 (33-09 ‘Posterior Antebrachial Scholar 3 Ndls’) Wan4 Shun4 Yi1 (22-05 ‘Control the Spine 3 Ndls’)
n Shang4 Si4 Bai2 (33-01 ‘Antebrachial Four Whites 3 Ndls’) Wei3 Yin1 (77-11 ‘Popliteal 3 Ndls’)
Shang4 Quan2 (88-04 ‘Thigh Three Springs’) Wu3 Hu3 Er4 (11-01 ‘Five Tigers 3 Ndls’)
Shang4 Zhong1 Guan1 (33-08 ‘Wrist 3 Ndls’) Wu3 Hu3 San1 (11-01 ‘Five Tigers 3 Ndls’)
Shen2 Er3 Shang4 (99-01 ‘Spirit Ear 3 Ndls’) Wu3 Hu3 Si4 (11-01 ‘Five Tigers 3 Ndls’)
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Wu3 Hu3 Wu3 (11-01 ‘Five Tigers 3 Ndls’) Zhong1 Quan2 (88-04 ‘Thigh Three Springs’)
Wu3 Hu3 Yi1 (11-01 ‘Five Tigers 3 Ndls’) Zhong1 Shi4 (33-09 ‘Posterior Antebrachial Scholar 3 Ndls’)
Wu3 Li3 (88-11 ‘Thigh 579 Miles 3 Ndls’) Zhong1 Si4 Bai2 (33-01 ‘Antebrachial Four Whites 3 Ndls’)
Xi1 Yan3 (77-04 ‘Knee 3 Ndls’) Zhong4 Xian1 (Appendix 2)
Xia4 Bai2 (Appendix 2) Zhong4 Zi3 (Appendix 2) :
Xia4 Gao1 (22-04 ‘Peritoneum 3 Ndls’) Zi3 Gong1 (1212-04 ‘Abdomen Gynecology 3 Ndls’)
Xia4 Huang2 (11-02 ‘Finger Three Yellow’) Zu2 Qian1 Jin1 (Appendix 2)
Xia4 Jiu3 Li3 (88-05 ‘Thigh Nine Miles 3 Ndls’) Zu2 Wu3 Jin1 (Appendix 2)
Xia4 Shi4 (33-09 ‘Posterior Antebrachial Scholar 3 Ndls’)
Xia4 Si4 Bai2 (33-01 ‘Antebrachial Four Whites 3 Ndls’)
Xia4 Qu1 (44-04 ‘Shoulder Inferior Transverse 3 Ndls’)
Xia4 Quan2 (88-04 ‘Thigh Three Springs’)
Xiao3 Jian4 (11-04 ‘Finger Three Spaces’)
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Xin1 Chang2 Er4 (11-10 ‘Heart Normal 3 Ndls’)
Xin1 Chang2 San1 (11-10 ‘Heart Normal 3 Ndls’)
Xin1 Chang2 Yi1 (11-10 ‘Heart Normal 3 Ndls’)
Xin1 Ling2 Er4 (33-03 ‘Heart Spirit 3 Ndls’)
Xin1 Ling2 San1 (33-03 ‘Heart Spirit 3 Ndls’)
Xin1 Ling2 Yi1 (33-03 ‘Heart Spirit 3 Ndls’)
Xin1 Men2 (33-12 ‘Hold Three Doors’)
Yao1 Ling2 Er4 (33-06 ‘Hold Lumbar Spirit 3 Ndls’)
Yao1 Ling2 San1 (33-06 ‘Hold Lumbar Spirit 3 Ndls’)
Yao1 Ling2 Yi1 (33-06 ‘Hold Lumbar Spirit 3 Ndls’)
Yi1 Zhong4 (77-05 ‘Three Weights 3 Ndls’)
Yin4 Tang2 (1010-01 ‘Head 3 Ndls’)
Yun2 Bai2 (44-05 ‘Shoulder Superior Transverse 3 Ndls’)
Yun2 Bai2 (44-07 ‘Shoulder Anterior Oblique 3 Ndls’)
Zhen4 Jing4 (Appendix 2)
Zheng4 Hui4 (1010-02 ‘Head Three Meetings’)
Zheng4 Jin1 (77-09 ‘Leg Spine 3 Ndls’)
Zheng4 Shi4 (77-09 ‘Leg Spine 3 Ndls’)
Zheng4 Zong1 (77-09 ‘Leg Spine 3 Ndls’)
Zheng4 Ji3 Er4 (44-01 ‘Straight Spine 3 Ndls’)
Zheng4 Ji3 San1 (44-01 ‘Straight Spine 3 Ndls’)
Zheng4 Ji3 Yi1 (44-01 ‘Straight Spine 3 Ndls’)
Zheng4 Nao3 Er4 (77-08 ‘Straight Brain 3 Ndls’)
Zheng4 Nao3 San1 (77-08 ‘Straight Brain 3 Ndls’)
Zheng4 Nao3 Yi1 (77-08 ‘Straight Brain 3 Ndls’)
Zheng4 Tu3 Er4 (11-18 ‘Finger Earth 3 Ndls’)
Zheng4 Tu3 San1 (11-18 ‘Finger Earth 3 Ndls’)
Zheng4 Tu3 Yi1 (11-18 ‘Finger Earth 3 Ndls’)
Zhi3 Han4 (Appendix 2)
Zhi3 San1 Zhong4 Er4 (11-19 ‘Finger Three Weights’)
Zhi3 San1 Zhong4 San1 (11-19 ‘Finger Three Weights’)
Zhi3 San1 Zhong4 Yi1 (11-19 ‘Finger Three Weights’)
Zhi3 Shen4 Er4 (11-20 ‘Finger Kidney 3 Ndls’)
Zhi3 Shen4 San1 (11-20 ‘Finger Kidney 3 Ndls’)
Zhi3 Shen4 Yi1 (11-20 ‘Finger Kidney 3 Ndls’)
Zhi3 Si4 Ma3 Er4 (11-16 ‘ Finger Team of Four Horses’)
Zhi3 Si4 Ma3 San1 (11-16 ‘ Finger Team of Four Horses’)
Zhi3 Si4 Ma3 Yi1 (11-16 ‘ Finger Team of Four Horses’)
Zhong1 Bai2 (Appendix 2)
Zhong1 Guan1 (22-02 ‘Palm Three Passes’)
Zhong1 Huang2 (11-02 ‘Finger Three Yellow’)
Zhong1 Jiu3 Li3 (88-05 ‘Thigh Nine Miles 3 Ndls’)
Zhong4 Kui2 (22-06 ‘Control 3 Ndls’)
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11-02 ‘Finger Three Yellow’ 55-02 ‘Three Sages’
11-03 ‘Finger Three Yang’
11-04 ‘Finger Three Spaces’ REGION 66
11-05 ‘Finger Liver Three Needles’ 66-01 ‘Foot Control the Spine Three Needles’
11-06 ‘Spleen Swelling Three Needles’ 66-02 ‘Foot Door Gold (Metal) Three Needles’
1 1-07 ‘Finger Heart Three Needles’
11-08 ‘Fire Dragon Three Needles’ REGION 77
11-09 ‘Earth Promoting Three Needles’ 77-01 ‘Ankle Three Needles’ ;
11-10 ‘Heart Normal Three Needles’ 77-02 ‘Four Flowers Three Needles’
11-11 ‘Stop Wheezing Three Needles’ 77-03 ‘Leg Stomach Three Needles’
11-12 ‘Wood Inflammation Three Needles’ 77-04 ‘Knee Three Needles’
11-13 ‘Phoenix Nest Three Needles’ 77-05 ‘Three Weights Three Needles’ J
11-14 ‘Finger Bone Three Needles’ 77-06 ‘Lateral Three Passes’
11-15 ‘Gynecology Three Needles’ 77-07 ‘Seven Tigers Three Needles’
11-16 ‘Finger Team of Four Horses’ 77-08 ‘Straight Brain Three Needles’
11-17 ‘Finger Spine Three Needles’ 77-09 ‘Leg Spine Three Needles’
11-18 ‘Finger Earth Three Needles’ 77-10 ‘Bladder Three Needles’
11-19 ‘Finger Three Weights’ 77-11 ‘Popliteal Three Needles’
11-20 ‘Finger Kidney Three Needles’ 77-12 ‘Lower Three Emperors’
i 77-13 ‘Kidney Three Needles’
REGION 22 77-14 ‘Beside Three Miles Three Needles’
22-01 ‘Palm Knee Three Needles’
22-02 ‘Palm Three Passes’ REGION 88
22-03 ‘Hand Release Three Needles’ 88-01 ‘Passing Through the Kidney Three Needles’
22-04 ‘Peritoneum Three Needles’ 88-02 ‘Thigh Three Thoroughfares’
22-05 ‘Control the Spine Three Needles’ 88-03 ‘Thigh Team of Four Horses’
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22-06 ‘Control Three Needles’ 88-04 ‘Thigh Three Springs’
88-05 ‘Thigh Nine Miles Three Needles’
REGION 33 88-06 ‘Thigh Spleen Three Needles’
33-01 ‘Antebrachial Four Whites Three Needles’ 88-07 ‘Upper Three Yellow’
33-02 ‘Heart Three Needles’ 88-08 ‘Pacify the Spine Three Needles’
I 33-03 ‘Heart Spirit Three Needles’ 88-09 ‘Fortify the Hip Three Needles’
33-04 ‘Anterior Antebrachial Scholar Three Needles’ 88-10 ‘Three Sisters Three Needles’
33-05 ‘Hold Liver Spirit Three Needles’ 88-11 ‘Thigh 579 Miles Three Needles’
33-06 ‘Hold Lumbar Spirit Three Needles’
33-07 ‘Large Intestine Three Needles’ REGION 99
33-08 ‘Wrist Three Needles’ 99-01 ‘Spirit Ear Three Needles’
33-09 ‘Posterior Antebrachial Scholar Three Needles’
33-10 ‘Hold Three This’ REGION 1010
33-11 ‘Hold Three Fires’ 1010-01 ‘Head Three Needles’
33-12 ‘Hold Three Doors’ 1010-02 ‘Head Three Meetings’
33-13 ‘Bowel Division Three Needles’ 1010-03 ‘Nuchal Three Needles’
33-14 ‘Hold Three Gold Needles’
REGION 1111
REGION 44 1111-01 ‘Dorsum Three Needles’
44-01 ‘Straight Spine Three Needles’ 1111-02 ‘Three Branches Three Needles’
44-02 ‘Brachial Three Ancestors’ 1111-03 ‘Lumborum Three Needles’ J
44-03 ‘Shoulder Center Vertical Three Needles’
44-04 ‘Shoulder Inferior Transverse Three Needles’ REGION 1212
44-05 ‘Shoulder Superior Transverse Three Needles’ 1212-01 ‘Chest Three Needles’
44-06 ‘Shoulder Three Needles’ 1212-02 ‘Stomach Three Needles’
44-07 ‘Shoulder Anterior Oblique Three Needles’ 1212-03 ‘Umbilical Three Needles’
44-08 ‘Shoulder Posterior Oblique Three Needles’ 1212-04 ‘Abdomen Gynecology Three Needles’
44-09 ‘Three Spirits Three Needles’

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