Paralysis acupoints MEASUREMENTS – are personal: Cun is relative to the patients body: • 1 cun = width of the thumb, in the

middle, at the crease • 3 cun = combined breadth of the 4 fingers, at the level of the little finger's first joint above the palm of the hand • 12 cun = the distance from the elbow crease to the wrist crease. Anatomic Terms Anterior or ventral: Toward the front of the body Posterior or dorsal: Toward the back of the body Cranial: Head end of body Caudal: Tail end of body Superior: A part above another part Inferior: A part below another part Medial: Toward the midline (median plane) of the body Lateral: Away from the midline of the body; toward the sides Proximal: Toward the point of attachment to the body Distal: Away from the point of attachment to the body Internal: Toward the inside of the body External: Toward the outside of the body Parietal: A membrane that covers an internal body wall Visceral: A membrane that covers an organ Anatomical Planes Sagittal: Plane that runs down through the body, dividing the body into left and right portions. Subsections of the sagittal plane include: Midsagittal runs through the median plane and divides along the line of symmetry Parasagittal is parallel to midline but does not divide into equal left and right portions. Coronal (frontal): Plane that runs perpendicular to the sagittal plane and divides the body into anterior and posterior (front and back) portions. Transverse: Horizontal plane that divides the body into upper and lower portions; also called cross-section. Anatomical Body Cavities Dorsal cavity: Bones of the cranial portion of the skull and vertebral column, toward the dorsal (posterior) side of the body. Cranial cavity: Contains the brain Spinal portion: Contains the spinal cord, which is an extension of the brain Ventral cavity: Anterior surface of torso; divided by diaphragm muscle into upper thoracic cavity and abdominopelvic cavity. Thoracic cavity: The chest; contains trachea, bronchi, lungs, esophagus, heart and great blood vessels, thymus gland, lymph nodes, and nerves. Contains smaller cavities, too: Pleural cavities surround each lung Pericardial cavity contains the heart. The pleural cavity surrounds both the pleural and pericardial cavities. Abdominopelvic cavity: Imaginary line that runs across hipbones divides the body into the abdominal and pelvic cavities.

Abdominal cavity: Contains stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, and intestines (small and large), ovaries (in female); the peritoneal cavity (peritoneum) surrounds the abdominal organs Pelvic cavity: Contains colon, rectum, urinary bladder, uterus (in females) Anatomic Organ Systems Skeletal: Bones and connective tissues Muscular: Striated skeletal muscle Integumentary: Skin, nails, hair, glands in skin, nerve endings, and receptors in skin Nervous: Brain, spinal cord, ganglia, nerves, sensory organs Circulatory: Heart, blood vessels, blood Lymphatic: Tonsils, spleen, thymus, lymph nodes, lymphatic vessels, and lymph fluid Digestive: Mouth, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine (all in gastrointestinal tract); accessory (or associated) organs include salivary glands, pancreas, liver, and gallbladder Respiratory: Nose, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, and lungs Urinary: Kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra Endocrine: Pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenals glands, endocrine portion of pancreas, ovaries, and testes (all secrete hormones into blood) Reproductive: Ovaries, uterine tubes, uterus, vagina, and vulva in females; testes, seminal vesicles, penis, urethra, prostate, and bulbourethral glands in males SUMMARY of points / how to find them: L.I. 11 "Crooked Pool" Quchi LOCATION: When the elbow is flexed, the point is in the depression at the lateral end of the transverse cubital crease, midway between Lu 5 and the lateral epicondyle of the humerus IMAGE: The Qi of the channel "pools" here at the "crooked" bend of the elbow. St 31 "Hip's Hinge" Biguan LOCATION: At the crossing point of the line dawn directly down from the anterior superior iliac spine and the line level with the lower border of the symphisis pubis, in the depression on the lateral side of m. sartorius, when the thigh is flexed. IMAGE: Refers to the point's proximity to the hip St 32 "Hidden Rabbit" Futu LOCATION: On the line connecting the anterior superior iliac spine and lateral border of the patella, 6 cun above the laterosuperior border of the patella, in m. rectus femoris IMAGE: Also translated as "crouching rabbit" or "prostrate rabbit." A reference to the rectus femoris muscle, which is said to resemble a crouching rabbit. St 33 "Yin's Market" Yinshi LOCATION: When the knee is flexed, the point is 3 cun above the superiolateral border of the patella, on the line joining the superiolateral border of the patella and the anterior superior iliac spine IMAGE: Qi and Blood are said to meet at St 33, in much the same way as food and goods are brought together at a market. "Yin" may also be a reference to the fact that the stomach channel passes through the yin (front) part of the torso.

St 35 "Eyes of the Knee" Xiyan LOCATION: With the knee flexed, the point is at the lower border of the patella, below the patella and lateral to the patellar ligament. IMAGE: "Xiyan" or "Eyes of the knee" actually refers to using both points on either side of the patella together; when just the lateral point is used, the point is called "Dubi," or "Calf's Nose." This refers also to the depressions on either side of the patella, which are said to look like nostrils, with the entire front of the knee giving the impression of a calf's nose. St 38 "Line's Opening" Tiaokou LOCATION: 2 cun below St 37, midway between St 35 and St 41 IMAGE: The point sits in a slender "opening" in m. tibialis anterior. Tiao is also a name for the wind of the northeast. St 38 can be used to treat wind diseases in the lower limbs. St 38 is located between the lower he-seas of the large and small intestines, and hence could be considered an "opening" on the "line" between the large and small intestine. St 39 "Lower Void" Xiajuxu LOCATION: 3 cun below St 37, one fingerbreadth from the anterior crest of the tibia, in m. tibialis anterior Sp 2 "Big Metropolis" Dadu LOCATION: On the medial side of the great toe, distal and inferior to the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint, at the junction of the red & white skin Sp 7 "Seeping Valley" Lougu LOCATION: 3 cun above Sp 6, on the line joining the tip of the medial malleolus and Sp 9. U.B. 24 "Sea of Qi Hollow" Qihaishu LOCATION: 1.5 cun lateral to L-3 IMAGE: The name, Sea of Qi Hollow, implies a relationship with Ren 6 (Qihai), with which it is approximately level. U.B. 31-34 "Eight Seams" Baliao LOCATION: Located in the 1st through 4th posterior sacral foramen, 4 on the left and 4 on the right U.B. 36 "Receive Support" Chengfu LOCATION: In the middle of the transverse gluteal fold IMAGE: The term implies the point's location in the way it supports the torso. "Fu" is also used classically in connection to wind diseases, reflecting U.B. 36's ability to dispel wind. U.B. 37 "Door of Abundance" Yinmen LOCATION: 6 cun below U.B. 36, on the line joining U.B. 36 and U.B. 40 IMAGE: This point is a "door" to the "abundance" of muscles which comprise the back of the thigh. U.B. 38 "Floating Xi" Fuxi

B. and m. 59 "Tarsal Yang" Fuyang LOCATION: 3 cun directly above U. 60 "Kunlun Mountain" Kunlun LOCATION: In the depression between the external malleolus and tendocalcaneous IMAGE: This point is behind the "mountain" of the lateral malleolus. 52 "Will's Dwelling" Zhishi LOCATION: 3 cun lateral to L-2 IMAGE: Aka: "Will Power Room".B.B. biceps femoris and m. 40.B. 56 "Support Sinews" Chengjin LOCATION: In the center of the belly of the gastrocnemius muscle. 60. "Bian" or "Edge" here may be a reference to U.B. those attaching at the back of the knee. 51 is reputed to have an effect on this membrane. in the depression of calcaneum.B. 40 and tendo calcaneous. The point is located with the knee slightly flexed.B.B. U. on the line joining U. U.B. U. 51 "Vital's Door" Huangmen LOCATION: 3 cun lateral to L-1 IMAGE: "Huang" is a reference to "Gaohuang". biceps femoris. semimembranosis. 54 treating sciatic pain on the lateral "edge" of the legs. 39.B.B. the will to achieve U. directly below U.B. .B. U. Kunlun is a sacred mountain in China. biceps femoris. 57 IMAGE: The Bladder muscle channel connects here. U. 57 "Support the Mountain" Chengshan LOCATION: Directly below the belly of the gastrocnemius muscle. about 8 cun below U. between the tendons of m. 61 "Serve & Consult" Pucan (Pushen) LOCATION: Posterior and inferior to the external malleolus. 40 "Commission the Middle" Weizhong LOCATION: Midpoint of the transverse crease of the popliteal fossa. the gastrocnemius. This point governs the "will" aspect of the Kidney -the will to act in the world. This area is said to conduct San Jiao Qi through the Upper Burner. semitendinosus. U. 54 "Order's Edge" Zhibian LOCATION: 3 cun lateral to S-4 IMAGE: Aka "Order's Frontier". "Lowermost Edge". U. IMAGE: This point moves Qi on the lateral ("Yang") side of the ankle (tarsal bones). U. on the medial side of the tendon of m.B.LOCATION: 1 cun above U. points. semitendonosis. at the junction of the red & white skin. IMAGE: This point is at the base of the "mountain". 60. midway between U. m.B. the fatty membrane in the area between the heart and the diaphragm. U. Sinews may be a reference to the tendons of m.B.B. The name refers to the location of this point.B. 55 and U. at the end of the straight line of outer U.B.

"Middle Ditch" may also be a reference to the whole Gall Bladder channel which . vastus lateralis and m. IMAGE: This point. in the depression when the foot is in plantar flexion. IMAGE: The point is in the middle of the lateral thigh.B. between the ulna and radius IMAGE: This point is the "outer" arm gate which is connected to the Pericardium channel and the Yang Wei channel (See P 6). biceps femoris. in the "ditch" formed by the two muscles. When the patient is standing with hands at sides. level with the tip of the medial malleolus IMAGE: The depression in which this Shu Stream point is located is like a creek: one of the banks of the creek is the Achilles' tendon. where the tip of the middle finger touches. 7 cun above the transverse popliteal crease. GB 30 "Encircling Leap" Huantiao LOCATION: At the junction of the lateral 1/3 and medial 2/3 of the distance between the greater trochanter and the sacral hiatus. 5 cun above the transverse popliteal crease. The "Restraining Bone" is classically the name of the head of the 5th metatarsal bone.. GB 32 "Middle Ditch" Zhongdu LOCATION: On the lateral aspect of the thigh. K 1 "Gushing Spring" Yongquan LOCATION: On the sole.U." a reference to this point's location near the hip joint." Refers to the point's function in transforming stagnant Qi in the hip joint. GB 29 "Stationary Seam" Juliao LOCATION: In the depression of the midpoint between the ASIS and the great trochanter. it is used to disperse Wind in the lower body. IMAGE: Also translated as "Pelvis Seam. is prone to invasion by external Wind. the other bank is the medial malleolus. thus. K 3 "Great Creek" Taixi LOCATION: In the depression between the medial malleolus and the tendocalcaneus. GB 12 "Finished Bone" Wangu LOCATION: In the depression posterior & inferior to the mastoid process. and used to help the body in bending over & moving. between m. approximately at the junction of the anterior third and posterior two-thirds of the sole. 65 "Restraining Bone" Shugu LOCATION: Posterior to the head of the 5th metatarsal bone IMAGE: AKA "Bundle Bone". SJ 5 "Outer Gate" Waiguan LOCATION: 2 cun above the transverse wrist crease on the dorsum of the arm. IMAGE: Also translated as "Bend & Jump. being on the outside of the thigh. GB 31 "Wind's Market" Fengshi LOCATION: On the midline of the lateral aspect of the thigh.

GB 33 "Knee's Yang Hinge" Xiyangguan LOCATION: 3 cun above GB 34. and the Yang Qi which bubbles up like a spring here. The term "hill" or "mound" is also a reminder that GB 34 is the earth point on the Gall Bladder channel. IMAGE: An anatomical reference to the waist. at the level with the crista iliaca. DU 2 "Lower Back's Hollow" Yaoshu LOCATION: In the hiatus of the sacrum. and DU 6 was in the middle.runs down the middle of the flanks of the body. DETAILS: L.I. biceps femoris and the femur. The name is an anatomical reference to the head of the fibula. IMAGE: Anatomical reference to the fibula & surrounding muscles GB 38 "Yang's Help" Yangfu LOCATION: 4 cun above and slightly anterior to the tip of the external malleolus. The word "Yao" (lumbar) differentiates this point with GB 33. on the anterior border of the fibula. extensor digitorum longus and m. IMAGE: An anatomical description-. Liv 6 "Middle Metropolis" Zhongdu LOCATION: 7 cun above the tip of the medial malleolus." The word "knee" distinguishes it from Du 3. on the anterior border of the fibula. between m. "Fu" is also a classical term for the fibula. Classically it was thought there were 21 vertebrae. between the tendon of m. "Yang Guang" GB 34 "Yang Mound Spring" Yanglingquan Meeting Point for Muscles & Tendons LOCATION: In the depression anterior and inferior to the head of the fibula IMAGE: Also translated as "Yang Hill Spring" or "Yang Tomb Spring". called "Yang guan" DU 6 "Middle of Spine" Jizhong LOCATION: Below the spinous process of T-11 IMAGE: An anatomical reference to the point's location below T-11.this point is on the "yang" side of the knee "hinge. IMAGE: Refers to the point's effect on the lumbar spine DU 3 "Lumbar Yang's Hinge" Yaoyangguan LOCATION: Between the spinous processes of L4-L5. peroneus brevis. 11 "Crooked Pool" Quchi . lateral to the knee joint. "Yin Mound Spring" GB 36 "Outer Mound" Waiqiu LOCATION: 7 cun above the tip of the external malleolus. IMAGE: The point "helps" move Yang Qi. sitting opposite SP 9. near the medial border of the tibia IMAGE: Refers to this point being a Xi Cleft point in the middle of the leg.

Reduces Fever. Disinhibits the joints. Clears Fire. dysentery from damp acne constipation Parkinson's disease. Moistens Dryness. vomiting.1.He Sea: Earth Ghost point LOCATION: When the elbow is flexed. excess yang) little menstrual flow measles nodular growths in the neck paralysis skin diseases throat blockage toothache wind rash NEEDLING: Perpendicularly 1. Shwery: good results) . the point is in the depression at the lateral end of the transverse cubital crease.0 . Clears Blood Heat.for lassitude tonification point on the Large Intestine channel CAM: abd. Regulates Lung Qi.builds immune system-.5 cun. Regulates Qi & Blood. Benefits the tendons. Softens Hard Masses. FUNCTIONS: Eliminates Wind and Exterior conditions Cools Heat and alleviates Dampness Regulates The Blood Benefits and moistens the Large Intestine. Drains bad Qi from Lungs. PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL USES: POINT COMBINATIONS: OTHER: Main point for skin diseases Main point for high fever Also a general tonic point-. Benefits shoulder. Regulates the ying and blood. Stimulates Sweat INDICATIONS: allergies anemia arthritic pain in upper limb dry & parched skin eyes red & painful goiter hemiplegia hemiplegia high fever hives hypertension (w/ St 36. Invigorates the Blood. Clears Channels. pain. tremors hot flashes (Dr. midway between Lu 5 and the lateral epicondyle of the humerus IMAGE: The Qi of the channel "pools" here at the "crooked" bend of the elbow.

sartorius. Invigorates Channels. when the thigh is flexed. rectus femoris IMAGE: Also translated as "crouching rabbit" or "prostrate rabbit.0 . Warms Channels & Dispels Cold INDICATIONS: arthritis of the knee leg Qi (edema) numbness of the lower limb pain in the waist & groin paralysis of lower limb urticaria NEEDLING: Perpendicularly 1. Transforms Damp. which is said to resemble a crouching rabbit.5 cun . 6 cun above the laterosuperior border of the patella. Cleans Heat.St 31 "Hip's Hinge" Biguan LOCATION: At the crossing point of the line dawn directly down from the anterior superior iliac spine and the line level with the lower border of the symphisis pubis.0 . Strong sensation down the leg recommended for wei syndrome PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL USES: POINT COMBINATIONS: ANCIENT USES: OTHER: Main point for leg paralysis (wei syndrome) St 32 "Hidden Rabbit" Futu LOCATION: On the line connecting the anterior superior iliac spine and lateral border of the patella.5 cun. in m.1. Disperses Wind.1. FUNCTIONS:. in the depression on the lateral side of m." A reference to the rectus femoris muscle. IMAGE: Refers to the point's proximity to the hip FUNCTIONS: To get the legs moving Benefits the Hips Cleans Heat Clears Channels & Invigorates Collaterals Dispels Cold Dispels Wind & Damp Invigorates Qi & Blood Strengthens the Legs Warms the channels INDICATIONS: arthritis of the knee atrophy or blockage of muscles of thigh and buttock inhibited movement of the leg muscles due to low back pain low back pain and Cold in the knees lymphadenitis of the inguinal lymph glands numbness of the leg paralysis of lower limb sinew tension NEEDLING: Perpendicularly 1.

Stops Swelling.0 cun PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL USES: POINT COMBINATIONS: ANCIENT USES: OTHER: .1. on the line joining the superiolateral border of the patella and the anterior superior iliac spine IMAGE: Qi and Blood are said to meet at St 33. Cleans Heat INDICATIONS: diseases of the knee & surrounding soft tissue leg Qi (edema) pain of the knee paralysis of lower limb NEEDLING: Perpendicularly 0. the point is 3 cun above the superiolateral border of the patella.PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL USES: POINT COMBINATIONS: ANCIENT USES: OTHER: Sometimes for genital herpes measles when rash manifests on thighs local hives or herpes classically not recommended to moxa St 33 "Yin's Market" Yinshi LOCATION: When the knee is flexed. in much the same way as food and goods are brought together at a market. Dispels Wind. IMAGE: "Xiyan" or "Eyes of the knee" actually refers to using both points on either side of the patella together. when just the lateral point is used." This refers also to the depressions on either side of the patella. FUNCTIONS: Dispels Cold." or "Calf's Nose. "Yin" may also be a reference to the fact that the stomach channel passes through the yin (front) part of the torso. Dispels Wind & Cold. below the patella and lateral to the patellar ligament. which are said to look like nostrils. Invigorates Channels.7 . FUNCTIONS: Benefits the joints. Smoothes Function of Joints. Clears the channels.0 cun PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL USES: OTHER: Parkinson's disease weak legs St 35 "Eyes of the Knee" Xiyan LOCATION: With the knee flexed. the point is at the lower border of the patella. the point is called "Dubi.7 .1. Benefits Knees. with the entire front of the knee giving the impression of a calf's nose. Invigorates the Collaterals INDICATIONS: arthritis of knee paralysis of lower limb NEEDLING: Perpendicularly 0. Stops Pain.

For dry lips. Clears Bowels.0 cun OTHER: Good point for frozen shoulder St 39 "Lower Void" Xiajuxu Lower He Sea of the Small Intestine Sea of Blood point LOCATION: 3 cun below St 37. lower abd. Dispels Stagnation. Clears Wind Dampness. tibialis anterior IMAGE: This point.5 .St 38 "Line's Opening" Tiaokou LOCATION: 2 cun below St 37. has the function of bringing down excess Yang Qi. Dispels Damp & Heat.1. like St 37. and hence could be considered an "opening" on the "line" between the large and small intestine. tibialis anterior. Clears Organs. one fingerbreadth from the anterior crest of the tibia.0 cun PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL USES: ANCIENT USES: Also a Sea of Blood point: The classics say that tonifying this point sends warmth to the Bladder and Kidney OTHER: . in m. FUNCTIONS: Regulates Stomach & Intestines. Sedates Rebellious Qi INDICATIONS: acute or chronic enteritis hepatitis paralysis of the lower limb NEEDLING: Perpendicularly 0. midway between St 35 and St 41 IMAGE: The point sits in a slender "opening" in m.5 . or other Blood deficient signs. FUNCTIONS: Benefits Shoulder Clears Obstructions Dispels Wind Cold Invigorates Collaterals Regulates Stomach Relaxes Muscles & Tendons Warms Channels INDICATIONS: arthritis of the knee enteritis paralysis of the lower limb perifocal inflammation of shoulder stomach-ache NEEDLING: Perpendicularly 0. loss of hair. Tiao is also a name for the wind of the northeast. St 38 is located between the lower he-seas of the large and small intestines. pain from diarrhea Sp 2 "Big Metropolis" Dadu Ying Spring: Fire . good for blood in the urine (heat in Small Intestine) Mann: diseases of the breast. St 38 can be used to treat wind diseases in the lower limbs.1. no sweat.

e. Sedates Rebellious Qi. side: nucleoprotein metabolism.1 . IMAGE: This point is used for "leaky gentlemen" or men who experience wet dreams or any loss of semen.1. gout. Regulates Qi & Blood INDICATIONS: abdominal distension intestinal noises paralysis of lower limb urinary tract infection NEEDLING: Perpendicular 0.3 cun PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL USES: J. Relieves the Exterior INDICATIONS: abdominal distension or diarrhea apoplectic coma edema of the limbs fever (ying spring) stomach-ache NEEDLING: Perpendicular 0. Voll: Rt.C. (Dr. Also translated as "Grain Hole. Returns Yang. distal and inferior to the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint. tires easily Vomits everything ingested Abundant mucous secretions.5 . Harmonizes Stomach. Tonifies Spleen. abdomen. Darrus: Lack of emotional control. body feels heavy Sp 7 "Seeping Valley" Lougu LOCATION: 3 cun above Sp 6.LOCATION: On the medial side of the great toe. migraines OTHER: Tonification point: Not used much except by 5 Element practitoners to tonify the Spleen. Moves Qi. at the junction of the red & white skin IMAGE: Implies a great amount of Qi which gathers here. i. side: for lymph nodes. lack of moral conscience. Reduces Swelling. Clears Digestive Stagnation and Heat. Clears Channels & Invigorates Collaterals..C. & pelvis J." Dr.0 cun PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL USES: POINT COMBINATIONS: ANCIENT USES: OTHER: The point for wet dreams or any "seeping" . on the line joining the tip of the medial malleolus and Sp 9. improve memory Maciocia: Releases the exterior in external excess heat Dr. selfish POINT COMBINATIONS: ANCIENT USES: Nei Jing: paralysis of legs.“leaky gentlemen” . Shwery has had immediate results) Lt. FUNCTIONS: Invigorates Spleen & Stomach. somewhat like a "city" of Qi.0. FUNCTIONS: Regulates Stomach. Feng uses this as an auxiliary point to tonify Spleen Qi. Darrus: Short attention span.

C. Darrus: weight gain from water retention rheumatism pain from humidity classically not recommended to moxa U.5 cun lateral to L-3 IMAGE: The name."a man's point" weight loss despite food intake J. with which it is approximately level. and Large Intestine INDICATIONS: bleeding hemorrhoids functional uterine bleeding hemorrhoids irregular menstruation low back pain pain in the lumbar vertebrae paralysis of lower limbs NEEDLING: Perpendicularly 0. though U.B. implies a relationship with Ren 6 (Qihai)." refers to the points' location in the 8 sacral foramina.2 cun. Xialiao LOCATION: Located in the 1st through 4th posterior sacral foramen.B.8-1. 24 "Sea of Qi Hollow" Qihaishu LOCATION: 1. FUNCTIONS: Regulates the Lower Jiao Strengthens the low back and legs Benefits Childbirth Benefits the Jing Invigorates Blood Leads Qi Up Promotes Urination . Used as a Qi tonic. FUNCTIONS: Benefits Qi & Blood Benefits the low back & knees Clears Obstructions. 23 is used more Used to increase sexual vitality or lack of drive Good for sciatica U. Sea of Qi Hollow. 4 on the left and 4 on the right IMAGE: Also translated as "Eight Foramina.B. Ciliao Zhongliao. Regulates Uterus. 31-34 "Eight Seams" Baliao Shangliao. Anus. PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL USES: POINT COMBINATIONS: ANCIENT USES: OTHER: "Sea of Qi" means it's related to Ren 6.

and Buttocks.8-1.1. FUNCTIONS: Benefits Anus. Has additional function of removing Blood stasis in the uterus. Increases a low sperm count. 36 "Receive Support" Chengfu LOCATION: In the middle of the transverse gluteal fold IMAGE: The term implies the point's location in the way it supports the torso.B. PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL USES: POINT COMBINATIONS: ANCIENT USES: OTHER: BL 31 and 32 tend to be used the most of the 4 Main for regulating hormones-. Sciatic Nerve.2 cun. 36's ability to dispel wind. "Fu" is also used classically in connection to wind diseases.B. Relaxes Muscles & Tendons. reflecting U. Dispels Wind.Regulates Menses Tonifies the Kidneys Transforms Lower Jiao Damp Heat INDICATIONS: diseases of the lumbosacral joint inducing labor irregular menstruation leukorrhea orchitis paralysis of lower limbs (32) peritonitis sciatica sequelae of infantile paralysis NEEDLING: Perpendicularly 0.5 cun .B.gynecological Frequently used for sciatica For inducing labor: therefore contraindicated in pregnancy "The Master of Menopause"-. Invigorates Channels.good for menopause symptoms infertility/ uterine problems U. For urinary and genital problems. Benefits the Low Back. U.0 . Sedates Pain INDICATIONS: constipation difficulty in urination hemorrhoids hemorrhoids low back pain pain in the genitals pain in the lower back and leg paralysis of lower extremity retention of urine sciatica swelling of the coccyx NEEDLING: Perpendicularly 1. 32: better for vaginal discharges.

C. biceps femoris. 37 "Door of Abundance" Yinmen LOCATION: 6 cun below U.0 . Darrus: very hard stools. Sedates Pain.B. The point is located with the knee slightly flexed. on the medial side of the tendon of m. diarrhea with vomiting and muscle spasms . 39.B. Maciocia: moxa for sciatica U. IMAGE: Also translated as "Superficial Cleft. U. Strengthens Lumbar Spine INDICATIONS: distension on the lateral side of thigh herniated disc low back pain that inhibits flexion and extension occipital headache pain in lower back paralysis paralysis of lower limb sciatica NEEDLING: Perpendicularly 1." may be a reference to the cleft formed by the two tendons in which the point sits.5 .B. Relaxes Muscles & Tendons.1. 40 IMAGE: This point is a "door" to the "abundance" of muscles which comprise the back of the thigh. 38 "Floating Xi" Fuxi LOCATION: 1 cun above U.2.B. CAM text says OK. FUNCTIONS: Invigorates Collaterals.0 cun OTHER: Important sciatica point Traditionally not recommended to moxa. on the line joining U.B. OTHER: influences the prostate and uterus traditionally not recommended to moxa.B.PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL USES: Gives someone the strength to take a stand for themselves. 36. CAM text says OK. 36 and U.0 cun PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL USES: OTHER: J. FUNCTIONS: Clears Heat from Lower Jiao Invigorates Blood Invigorates Channels Relaxes Muscles & Tendons INDICATIONS: acute gastroenteritis constipation cystitis paralysis along the lateral aspect of lower extremities NEEDLING: Perpendicularly 0.

pain. OTHER: The Main Point for acute low back sprain Also for chronic low back pain-.5 . Brings earth to create a dam to channel the "water". inflammation and swelling in the intestines. 40 "Commission the Middle" Weizhong Lower He Sea of the Bladder LOCATION: Midpoint of the transverse crease of the popliteal fossa.1. the point is "entrusted" with the function of regulating the "middle" Qi. Or prick with a three-edged needle to cause bleeding. heat) arthritis of the knee carbuncles coma due to stroke heat exhaustion hemiplegia leprosy low back pain paralysis of lower limb sciatica seizures spasm of gastrocnemius muscle stiffness & pain of the lumbar spine tidal fevers twisting pain in the chest & abdomen NEEDLING: Perpendicularly 0. urinary incontinence . IMAGE: Also translated as "Entrusting Middle". PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL USES: For someone whose life is overflowing like a river (out of control). semitendinosus. between the tendons of m.very good for sciatica Good for heat in Stomach: bleeding ulcers.U.0 cun.B. vomiting. FUNCTIONS: Clears Summer Heat Benefits the low back & knees Benefits Hips Calms the Fetus Clears Blood Clears Dampness and Damp Heat in Bladder & Intestines Clears & Dispels Heat Detoxifies the System Dispels Wind Dampness Invigorates Blood Invigorates Collaterals Opens the Orifices Regulates Stomach Relaxes Muscles & Tendons Sedates Pain Tonifies Spleen INDICATIONS: acute gastroenteritis (esp. biceps femoris and m.

B. FUNCTIONS: Reduces Large Intestine Heat. damp heat Maciocia: diseases of the Upper Burner U. U. Stimulates Digestive System INDICATIONS: low back pain mastitis pain in upper abdomen paralysis of lower limb NEEDLING: Obliquely 0. Regulates the San Jiao.0. the fatty membrane in the area between the heart and the diaphragm. 51 "Vital's Door" Huangmen LOCATION: 3 cun lateral to L-1 IMAGE: "Huang" is a reference to "Gaohuang".5 cun PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL USES: POINT COMBINATIONS: ANCIENT USES: OTHER: chronic Qi.sores and wounds. or phlegm stagnation (mass) constipation.Very good for leg cramps Good for getting heat & toxin out of the Blood-. Softens Masses.B. U.B. Tonify Jing. This point governs the "will" aspect of the Kidney -the will to act in the world. Dispel Damp. 52 "Will's Dwelling" Zhishi LOCATION: 3 cun lateral to L-2 IMAGE: Aka: "Will Power Room". Removes Stagnation. Regulate Urine. the will to achieve FUNCTIONS: Boosts the Will. Tonify Kidney INDICATIONS: eczema of the scrotum edema impotence incontinence indigestion low back pain nephritis nocturnal emissions painful urination paralysis of lower limb prostatitis spermatorrhea swelling & pain in the genitals . Blood. This area is said to conduct San Jiao Qi through the Upper Burner. bleeding hemorrhoids/ bloody diarrhea/nosebleeds Traditionally not recommended to moxa. carbuncles and other skin problems. Strengthen the Back. 51 is reputed to have an effect on this membrane.3 .

at the end of the straight line of outer U. FUNCTIONS: Benefits Back. goals. FUNCTIONS: Strengthens Lumbar Spine & Knees. Dispels Damp & Heat INDICATIONS: difficult defecation diseases of reproductive organs & anus genital pain hemorrhoids pain in lumbosacral region painful urination paralysis of lower limbs sciatica strained muscles of the buttocks NEEDLING: Perpendicularly 1. those attaching at the back of the knee.5 . The name refers to the location of this point.B. 56 "Support Sinews" Chengjin LOCATION: In the center of the belly of the gastrocnemius muscle. 54 "Order's Edge" Zhibian LOCATION: 3 cun lateral to S-4 IMAGE: Aka "Order's Frontier".B.B.B. biceps femoris. 55 and U. & Arms.0 cun PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL USES: Used to build Will: will to live. "Lowermost Edge". Relaxes Muscles & Tendons INDICATIONS: headache . m. Clears Channels and Collaterals. Legs. semitendonosis.0 cun ANCIENT USES: OTHER: Very good local point for pain-.1. and m. "Bian" or "Edge" here may be a reference to U.low back pain.vomiting NEEDLING: Perpendicularly 0. Invigorates Collaterals. 54 treating sciatic pain on the lateral "edge" of the legs.5 . midway between U. Tend to use inside points more impotence cold sperm fallopian tube blockage hemorrhoids U.B. 57 IMAGE: The Bladder muscle channel connects here. points. semimembranosis.2.B. sciatica. Sinews may be a reference to the tendons of m. will to accomplish things OTHER: also for dermatitis in general tonic point to build Kidney yang (lateral to Kidney shu point)-but even more to build Yin & Qi U.

1. Benefits Back and Lower Leg.B. Invigorates and Cools the Blood.2 cun PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL USES: POINT COMBINATIONS: ANCIENT USES: OTHER: Qi deficient Heat in Blood U. Removes Stagnation INDICATIONS: hemorrhoids leg Qi pain of lower back & leg pain of lumbar spine paralysis of lower limb prolapsed anus sciatica sore throat spasm of the gastrocnemius muscle twisted calf muscles vomiting & diarrhea NEEDLING: Perpendicularly 0. about 8 cun below U. IMAGE: This point is at the base of the "mountain". Invigorates Collaterals. 57 "Support the Mountain" Chengshan LOCATION: Directly below the belly of the gastrocnemius muscle. FUNCTIONS: Relaxes the muscle channels Regulates the Qi in the Yang organs Benefits hemorrhoids Benefits Anus & Large Intestine.2 cun PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL USES: POINT COMBINATIONS: ANCIENT USES: OTHER: Good physical trauma point: use for whiplash.B.B.1.hemorrhoids low back pain pain in calf paralysis of lower limb NEEDLING: Perpendicularly 0. car accidents. 40.8 . Opens the Intestines. athletic strains & sprains One of main hemorrhoid points. constipation For older people with late night muscle cramps occasionally for skin problems stimulates appetite eczema of feet Charley horse constipation . on the line joining U.8 . the gastrocnemius. 40 and tendo calcaneous. Relaxes Tendons. Clears Heat and Dampness. Also for prolapses.

C. FUNCTIONS: Benefits the Back. Moves Qi.5 . benefits agility U.0 cun PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL USES: POINT COMBINATIONS: ANCIENT USES: OTHER: heavy feeling in back. Moves Yang Qiao Meridian Qi. bad digestion. Sedates pain INDICATIONS: headache inflammation of ankle joint low back pain paralysis of lower limb (caused by Damp) NEEDLING: Perpendicularly 0. Heat. 60. Dispels Wind. Reinforce Kidneys.B. Regulates Shao Yang Qi INDICATIONS: difficult delivery diseases of the ankle joint & soft tissues headache infantile fright low back pain paralysis of lower limb retained placenta sciatica (important point) stiff neck tidal fevers NEEDLING: Perpendicularly 0. 59 "Tarsal Yang" Fuyang Xi Cleft of Yang Qiao meridian LOCATION: 3 cun directly above U. Drains Damp Heat from the Bladder. and Wind Damp. muscular contractures U. IMAGE: This point moves Qi on the lateral ("Yang") side of the ankle (tarsal bones).5 . FUNCTIONS: Disperses Wind & clears the Channels Relaxes the sinews & muscles Benefits the lower back Benefits Labor. Dispels Tai Yang Pathogens. diarrhea and muscle spasms. Benefits the Legs & Heels.1. head. Disperses Wind Cold. Invigorates Uterine Blood. Clears Channels. Invigorates Collaterals.B. Darrus: anorexia. Moves Qi and Blood. Kunlun is a sacred mountain in China. atonic anal sphincter myalgias.J.0 cun PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL USES: .B. 60 "Kunlun Mountain" Kunlun Jing River: Fire LOCATION: In the depression between the external malleolus and tendocalcaneous IMAGE: This point is behind the "mountain" of the lateral malleolus.1. legs Maciocia: strengthens the muscles in the leg.

epistaxis. leg pain with Damp epilepsy difficult delivery from Kidney Yin deficient J. Also skin problems. Sedates the Spirit & Mind. when bowing low to the ground in "service" to a master. directly below U. pain and swelling of the genitalia. Reinforces the Kidney.0.5 cun PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL USES: POINT COMBINATIONS: ANCIENT USES: OTHER: U.C. 60.B. 65 "Restraining Bone" Shugu Shu Stream: Wood LOCATION: Posterior to the head of the 5th metatarsal bone IMAGE: AKA "Bundle Bone".B. Relaxes Muscles & Tendons. Menstrual associated back pain. 60. in the depression of calcaneum. at the junction of the red & white skin.B. brings Qi downwards. nosebleed Liver Wind rising with heat heel pain. convulsions tinnitis CONTRAINDICATED IN PREGNANCY: PULLS THE QI DOWN U. IMAGE: Also translated as "Subservient Visitor" and "Servant's Partaking" This point is inferior to U.POINT COMBINATIONS: OTHER: Used a lot for back problems Also for neck problems & occipital headaches "The aspirin point"-. Darrus: vaginal pain. dyspnea. 60. retained placenta. Sedates pain Strengthens Bones INDICATIONS: beriberi low back pain pain in ankle & foot paralysis of lower limb NEEDLING: Perpendicularly 0. cough heart pain radiating to the back all glandular disorders epilepsy.B.B. Disperses Swelling. 61 "Serve & Consult" Pucan (Pushen) LOCATION: Posterior and inferior to the external malleolus.relieves pain Opens up blockages. 40 (affects Wei Qi) dizziness/ achiness/ rheumatism Mann: glandular diseases in general blurry vision. but not as much as U. sterility. Also.B.3 . FUNCTIONS: Dispels Damp and Wind. this is where the heel comes up off the ground. and the name refers to the Confucian role of servant or consultant to U. The "Restraining Bone" is classically the name of the head .

Also the activity of the channel Qi is like a "gushing spring" at this point. approximately at the junction of the anterior third and posterior two-thirds of the sole.e. Reduces Heart Fire. tearing. hemorrhoids dimness of vision. Clears Wind. Stimulates energy. Clears Fire & Heat in the Head. Restores Collapsed Yang. Clears Kidney Heat.3 . eye inflammation K 1 "Gushing Spring" Yongquan Jing Well: Wood LOCATION: On the sole.B. Sedates Deficient Fire. Relaxes Muscles & Tendons INDICATIONS: headache & stiff neck malaria mental illness pannus seizures NEEDLING: Perpendicularly 0. i.0. Sends Qi down.C. Calms Spirit. Transforms Hot Phlegm INDICATIONS: blurred vision colic diarrhea difficult urination & defecation dry tongue edema headache at the vertex . very strong when needled. channel Heat disorders blurry vision Internal Wind broken bones paralysis no strength in bones & muscles J. Reduces Internal Wind. in the depression when the foot is in plantar flexion. yellow sclerotica. Benefits Bones.of the 5th metatarsal bone. Invigorates Collaterals. IMAGE: This is the first point on a water meridian which is anatomically connected to the earth. Tonifies Kidney Yin & Jing. Reduces Wind and Wind Heat..5 cun PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL USES: POINT COMBINATIONS: ANCIENT USES: OTHER: Sedation point on the U. FUNCTIONS: Opens the sensory orifices Calms the Spirit Calms the Spirit and Revives Consciousness. Clears Heat and Poison. Darrus: diarrhea. FUNCTIONS: Benefits Back. Sedates Fever & Spasm. Clears Head & Vision.

Theoretically one of the most important points on the body because of its location. Darrus: confused memory. Yin. Moistens Dryness. Regulates: the Chong. Cleans Lung Heat. Uterus. Invigorates Original Yang.3 . uncommunicative. Menses.heat exhaustion hypertension infantile convulsions insanity insomnia mental illness nosebleed pain in tips of toes paralysis of the lower limbs psychosis seizures shock soles of feet hot stroke swollen throat vertigo NEEDLING: Perpendicularly 0. Sedates Cough. the other bank is the medial malleolus.5 cun PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL USES: J. Cleans Deficiency Fire and Heat. Ren. FUNCTIONS: Benefits the Kidneys Cools heat Strengthens the lower back and knees Calms Fetus. Strengthens Brain. Regulates.C. Restores Collapsed Yin. level with the tip of the medial malleolus IMAGE: The depression in which this Shu Stream point is located is like a creek: one of the banks of the creek is the Achilles' tendon. Emergency point: for Shock K 3 "Great Creek" Taixi Shu Stream: Earth Source Point LOCATION: In the depression between the medial malleolus and the tendocalcaneus.0. & Water Pathways. try having person cough when you needle it. Yang and Jing INDICATIONS: abcessed breast alopecia . Stabilizes Kidney Qi. timidity. Stimulates Sweating. Tonifies Kidney Qi. Because of its painful location. but not used much because it can be painful to needle. POINT COMBINATIONS: ANCIENT USES: OTHER: Sedation point for Kidneys: "Grounding" point Brings the Qi down: because it's the lowest point on the body. Nourishes Liver & Kidney. fear Hyperactivity or mental illness from too much Qi in the head can be brought down.

Darrus: serious weight loss.0.3 .will see all the signs for the meridian show up here Kidney deficient asthma: most important point on channel for asthma More for ears than other Kidney points-. gluey saliva diabetes.C. hiccough.chronic disc problems J. insomnia. FUNCTIONS: Relieves Exterior Hot & Cold conditions.chronic laryngitis constipation cystitis dark urine emphysema enuresis impotence irregular menstruation low back pain nephritis neurasthenia pain in sole of foot paralysis of lower limb spermatorrhea thirst & emaciation throat blockage tinnitus toothache toothache NEEDLING: Perpendicularly 0. degenerative illness. all stomach diseases with vomiting. Also sometimes for sleeps too much. for deafness Deficient Heat in Heart Chronic low back pain-.tonifies both Yin & Yang.5 cun PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL USES: CAM: insomnia. degenerative illnesses cold hands up to the wrist SJ 5 "Outer Gate" Waiguan Luo point Confluent Point of Yang Wei meridian LOCATION: 2 cun above the transverse wrist crease on the dorsum of the arm. between the ulna and radius IMAGE: This point is the "outer" arm gate which is connected to the Pericardium channel and the Yang Wei channel (See P 6). POINT COMBINATIONS: ANCIENT USES: OTHER: Source point of the Kidney-. dyspnea severe heart pain diarrhea. always sleeps bladder pathology cough. Facilitates the circulation of stagnant Qi in the channels .

Stimulates Brain & Opens Sensory Organs. Reduces Damp .Benefits Ear. Dispels Wind. Regulates and Sinks the Qi. Builds Wei Qi. Calms the Mind. Calms Liver Yang. Reduces Inflammation & Pain. arthritis.5 . Relaxes Spasms. &Wind. bi pain Good point for migraines: especially one-sided. throbbing headaches Sometimes for addictions Mann: Hypertension. Regulates Yang Wei. Heat. INDICATIONS: facial paralysis facial swelling headache parotitis seizures . As Master point of the Yang Wei. Relieves Cold Exterior. Causes Sweat.0 cun PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL USES: POINT COMBINATIONS: ANCIENT USES: OTHER: Paired Confluent point: GB 41 of Dai (Belt) meridian.1. nosebleeds GB 12 "Finished Bone" Wangu LOCATION: In the depression posterior & inferior to the mastoid process. Clears Channels & Invigorates Collaterals. IMAGE: Wangu is the classical name for the mastoid process FUNCTIONS: Benefits the Heart & Teeth. Resolves Toxins INDICATIONS: common cold constipation (SJ 6 used more) deafness deafness enuresis febrile diseases hand tremors hemiplegia high fever migraine headache pain in fingers inhibiting grasp pain in joints of upper limb pain in the ribs paralysis parotitis pneumonia stiff neck swollen throat tinnitus NEEDLING: Perpendicularly 0. Stops Pain. it protects the outside (Wei Qi) against external evil Main point for immune system: for people who get sick a lot and for deficient Wei Qi Moves Qi: joint problems.

Relaxes the Muscles and Tendons." Refers to the point's function in transforming stagnant Qi in the hip joint. IMAGE: Also translated as "Pelvis Seam." a reference to this point's location near the hip joint. Darrus: testicular pathology GB 30 "Encircling Leap" Huantiao LOCATION: At the junction of the lateral 1/3 and medial 2/3 of the distance between the greater trochanter and the sacral hiatus.C.0 cun PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL USES: POINT COMBINATIONS: ANCIENT USES: OTHER: Mostly used for hip pains. Dispels Wind & Cold. Relaxes Muscles & Tendons. Clears Damp Heat.3 .1. Transforms Damp.. Invigorates Kidney INDICATIONS: diseases of the hip joint & surrounding soft tissues edema hemiplegia leg Qi .toothache NEEDLING: Subcutaneously 0.5 cun PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL USES: OTHER: CAM: insomnia J.C. Strengthens Low Back & Invigorates Kidney. Darrus: leg paralysis GB 29 "Stationary Seam" Juliao LOCATION: In the depression of the midpoint between the ASIS and the great trochanter. INDICATIONS: cystitis diarrhea diseases of the hip joint & surrounding soft tissues (major point) endometritis low back pain & associated pain in lower abdomen lower abdominal pain orchitis pain in the lower back & leg paralysis or atrophy of leg stomach ache (not main) NEEDLING: Perpendicularly 0.5 . IMAGE: Also translated as "Bend & Jump. Stimulates Channels. and used to help the body in bending over & moving. J. FUNCTIONS: Benefits the lower back & leg. Clears Heat.0. Builds Qi & Blood. leg problems traditionally not recommended to moxa. Clears and Stimulates the Channels. FUNCTIONS: Benefits Hips.

.2. IMAGE: This point. Regulates Qi & Blood. where the tip of the middle finger touches. biceps femoris. in the "ditch" formed by the two muscles.2 cun PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL USES: POINT COMBINATIONS: ANCIENT USES: OTHER: Herpes/ dermatitis/ Wind rash itching Itching when nothing is present shaking GB 32 "Middle Ditch" Zhongdu LOCATION: On the lateral aspect of the thigh. it is used to disperse Wind in the lower body. Strengthens Tendons & Bones. "Middle Ditch" may also be a reference to the whole Gall Bladder channel which runs down the middle of the flanks of the body. FUNCTIONS: Dispels Wind.5 . between m. Transforms Damp INDICATIONS: eyes red & swollen headache hemiplegia itching on one side of the body neuritis of the lateral cutaneous nerve of the thigh and a muscle branch of the femoral nerve numbness & stiffness of the lower leg & foot pain in lower back & leg paralysis of lower limb soreness & pain in the lower back & leg NEEDLING: Perpendicularly 0. thus. 7 cun above the transverse popliteal crease.1. vastus lateralis and m. IMAGE: The point is in the middle of the lateral thigh. When the patient is standing with hands at sides. 5 cun above the transverse popliteal crease. is prone to invasion by external Wind.numbness & paralysis of the lower extremity pain in the groin pain in the lower back & leg sciatica Wind rash NEEDLING: Perpendicularly 1.7 . even if slightly off the point hip arthritis GB 31 "Wind's Market" Fengshi LOCATION: On the midline of the lateral aspect of the thigh. being on the outside of the thigh.5 cun PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL USES: POINT COMBINATIONS: ANCIENT USES: OTHER: Major Point: Stimulates the release of Yuan Qi The Main Point for sciatica: palpate for tenderness.

Relaxes Muscles & Tendons. Regulates Liver Qi. The name is an anatomical reference to the head of the fibula.7 . Transforms Damp Summer Heat. Relaxes Muscles & Tendons. and the Yang Qi which bubbles up like a spring here. Drains Pathogens from the Liver.1. Relaxes Tendons & Invigorates Collaterals. lateral to the knee joint.FUNCTIONS: Dispels Wind & Cold. Clears Heat. INDICATIONS: diseases of the knee and surrounding soft tissues inability to flex or extend the knee leg Qi paralysis of lower limb progressive swelling and pain of the knee NEEDLING: Perpendicularly 0. "Yin Mound Spring" FUNCTIONS: Benefits the Liver and Gall Bladder Clears & Cools Dampness & Heat Strengthens sinews & bones Clears GallBladder Heat. Transforms Damp. between the tendon of m. INDICATIONS: beriberi paralysis of lower limb sciatica NEEDLING: Perpendicularly 0.this point is on the "yang" side of the knee "hinge. Invigorates Collaterals & Sedates Pain.5 . The term "hill" or "mound" is also a reminder that GB 34 is the earth point on the Gall Bladder channel.0 cun PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL USES: POINT COMBINATIONS: OTHER: skin problems. Tonifies Liver . Dispels Wind & Cold. Sedates Pain. IMAGE: An anatomical description-. Invigorates Collaterals. itching GB 33 "Knee's Yang Hinge" Xiyangguan LOCATION: 3 cun above GB 34. "Yang Guang" FUNCTIONS: Benefits Knee. biceps femoris and the femur.1.0 cun POINT COMBINATIONS: OTHER: mostly a local leg point good for sciatica or problems of low extremities classically not recommended to moxa GB 34 "Yang Mound Spring" Yanglingquan He Sea: Earth Meeting Point for Muscles & Tendons Lower He Sea of GallBladder LOCATION: In the depression anterior and inferior to the head of the fibula IMAGE: Also translated as "Yang Hill Spring" or "Yang Tomb Spring"." The word "knee" distinguishes it from Du 3. sitting opposite SP 9.

esp. Calms a person down and gives them the strength to face tough issues. sprains. arthritis.Blood. and head fullness of the chest & ribs habitual constipation (with TB 6) hepatitis hypertension intercostal neuralgia leg Qi loss of urine pain in the knee paralysis and numbness of lower limb perifocal inflammation of the shoulder round worm in the bile duct NEEDLING: Perpendicularly 0. if pain is coming down the side of the leg." For general body swelling but more hard and distended than soft. with bitter taste in the mouth Muscular back pain. Sedates Liver Yang & Extinguishes Liver Wind INDICATIONS: cholecystitis distension of the gall bladder distension of the mouth. CAM: vomiting. Resolves Toxins INDICATIONS: headache hepatitis paralysis of lower limb NEEDLING: Perpendicularly 0. Inability to move forward and backward. face. GB 36 "Outer Mound" Waiqiu Xi Cleft LOCATION: 7 cun above the tip of the external malleolus. A "Quiet Courage" point. on the anterior border of the fibula. Whole body distension-. and strains. Promotes Function of Liver & GallBladder.2 cun PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL USES: Mann: neurasthenia.0. throat. Causes Gall Bladder contractions and can expel gallstones. yang madness.patient feels "big. IMAGE: Anatomical reference to the fibula & surrounding muscles FUNCTIONS: Disperses Heat & Inflammation. One of best points for sciatica. Also for hip problems/ hip arthritis. esp. Regulates Qi. Calms hysteria and general uptightness. OTHER: Major point for musculoskeletal problems: affects bones & joints as well. tendonitis.1. tongue.8 cun PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL USES: rage (channel excess symptom) .5 . edematous swelling. For swellings.8 .full feeling-. ANCIENT USES: Nei Jing: don't needle this point in springtime. Main point for shoulder problems: frozen shoulder. fright.

Dispels Cold & Eliminates Heat. Liao: gathering place of Liver channel Qi (Xi cleft) . Transforms Damp Heat INDICATIONS: abnormal uterine bleeding acute hepatitis (most common use) paralysis of lower limb NEEDLING: Subcutaneously 0. Dispels Pain. Sedates Pain. FUNCTIONS: Removes Liver Stagnation Dispels Wind & Cold. IMAGE: The point "helps" move Yang Qi.5 . Dispels Wind & Damp . Reduces Phlegm in GallBladder channel. extensor digitorum longus and m. peroneus brevis. Soothes Liver & Transforms Depression INDICATIONS: arthritis of knee hemiplegia migraine headache paralysis of lower limb scrofula NEEDLING: Perpendicularly 0. FUNCTIONS: Clears Channels. Relaxes Muscles & Tendons. Invigorates Collaterals.POINT COMBINATIONS: OTHER: GB 38 "Yang's Help" Yangfu Jing River: Fire LOCATION: 4 cun above and slightly anterior to the tip of the external malleolus. near the medial border of the tibia IMAGE: Refers to this point being a Xi Cleft point in the middle of the leg. Regulates Qi & Blood.0. Invigorates Collaterals. on the anterior border of the fibula.7 cun PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL USES: Sedation point: for people who are uptight and Liver excess POINT COMBINATIONS: ANCIENT USES: OTHER: Good point for migraine excessive perspiration joint achiness Liv 6 "Middle Metropolis" Zhongdu Xi Cleft LOCATION: 7 cun above the tip of the medial malleolus. between m.5 . Harmonizes ShaoYang. "Fu" is also a classical term for the fibula.8 cun PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL USES: POINT COMBINATIONS: OTHER: point will be tender to palpation with hepatitis sometimes for skin problems/ itching leg weakness Dr.0. Dispels GallBladder Heat.

Regulates Chong & Ren. Strengthens Low Back.0 cun PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL USES: POINT COMBINATIONS: ANCIENT USES: OTHER: DU 3 "Lumbar Yang's Hinge" Yaoyangguan LOCATION: Between the spinous processes of L4-L5. called "Yang guan" FUNCTIONS: Regulates the Kidney Qi Benefits the lower back & knees Eliminates Cold Dampness Warms the Blood & Semen Holds Kidney Qi. Tonifies Kidney INDICATIONS: enuresis hemorrhoids (instead of DU 1) incontinence due to paraplegia irregular menstruation low back pain paralysis of lower limb seizures NEEDLING: Obliquely upward 0. Reinforces Jing. Tonifies Kidney Yang INDICATIONS: chronic enteritis continuous vomiting diarrhea impotence irregular menstruation low back pain lower abdominal distension numb & stiff lower limbs pain in the knees paralysis of the lower limbs scrofula spermatorrhea vaginal discharge with blood .1. The word "Yao" (lumbar) differentiates this point with GB 33. Invigorates Collaterals.5 .DU 2 "Lower Back's Hollow" Yaoshu LOCATION: In the hiatus of the sacrum. Strengthens the Knees. IMAGE: An anatomical reference to the waist. at the level with the crista iliaca. IMAGE: Refers to the point's effect on the lumbar spine FUNCTIONS: Warms the Lower Burner Expels Wind & Damp Clears Channels.

5 .0 cun PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL USES: ANCIENT USES: OTHER: Good for loss of appetite blood in stools intestinal bleeding traditionally not recommended to moxa . DU 6 "Middle of Spine" Jizhong LOCATION: Below the spinous process of T-11 IMAGE: An anatomical reference to the point's location below T-11. Stomach.5 . Benefits Lumbar Spine. Also for sciatica. For sexual dysfunction-.1. Reverses Prolapse INDICATIONS: hepatitis low back pain paralysis of lower limb seizures NEEDLING: Perpendicularly 0.NEEDLING: Perpendicularly 0.1.Main point for premature ejaculation Like Ren 3 and Ren 4 relationship.0 cun PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL USES: POINT COMBINATIONS: ANCIENT USES: OTHER: Main point for low back pain and knee pain. Classically it was thought there were 21 vertebrae. FUNCTIONS: Stimulates Jing Qi Benefits Spleen. DU 3 is more dispersing. Dispels Damp. while DU 4 is more nourishing/building. & Kidneys Benefits Liver. and DU 6 was in the middle.