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Yin (Arm) Channels
The Lung Channel of Hand Taiyin
The Pericardium Channel of Hand Jueyin The Heart Channel of Hand Shaoyin
Yang The Colon [La
annel e Intestine] Channel of Hand Yangming
The Sanjiao [Triple Heater/Burner/Energizer] Channel of Hand Shaoyang
The Small Intestine Channel of Hand Taiyang
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Yang (Leg) Channels
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The Ren Channel [Conception Vessel] The Du Channel [Governing Vessel]
Complete Acupuncture Point Listing
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Yang (Arm) Channels
Colon [Large Intestine] (CO1, CO2, CO3, CO4, CO5, CO6, CO7, CO8, CO9, CO10, CO11, CO12, CO13, CO14, CO15, CO16, CO17, CO18, CO19, CO20) Sanjiao [Triple Heater/Burner/Energizer] (SJ1, SJ2, SJ3, SJ4, SJ5, SJ6, SJ7, SJ8, SJ9, SJ10, SJ11, SJ12, SJ13, SJ14, SJ15, SJ16, SJ17, SJ18, SJ19, SJ20, SJ21, SJ22, SJ23) Small Intestine (SI1, SI2, SI3, SI4, SI5, SI6, SI7, SI8, SI9, SI10, SI11, SI12, SI13, SI14, SI15, SI16, SI17, SI18, SI19)
Yin (Leg) Channels
Kidney (KI1, KI2, KI3, KI4, KI5, KI6, KI7, KI8, KI9, KI10, KI11, KI12, KI13, KI14, KI15, KI16, KI17, KI18, KI19, KI20, KI21, KI22, KI23, KI24, KI25, KI26, KI27) Liver (LIV1, LIV2, LIV3, LIV4, LIV5, LIV6, LIV7, LIV8, LIV9, LIV10, LIV11, LIV12, LIV13, LIV14) Spleen (SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4, SP5, SP6, SP7, SP8, SP9, SP10, SP11, SP12, SP13, SP14, SP15, SP16, SP17, SP18, SP19, SP20, SP21)
Yang (Leg) Channels
Urinary Bladder (UB1, UB2, UB3, UB12, UB13, UB14, UB15, UB16, UB23, UB24, UB25, UB26, UB27, UB34, UB35, UB36, UB37, UB38, UB45, UB46, UB47, UB48, UB49, UB56, UB57, UB58, UB59, UB60, UB67)
UB4, UB5, UB6, UB7, UB8, UB9, UB10, UB11, UB17, UB18, UB19, UB20, UB21, UB22, UB28, UB29, UB30, UB31, UB32, UB33, UB39, UB40, UB41, UB42, UB43, UB44, UB50, UB51, UB52, UB53, UB54, UB55, UB61, UB62, UB63, UB64, UB65, UB66,
Gall Bladder (GB1, GB2, GB3, GB4, GB5, GB6, GB7, GB8, GB9, GB10, GB11, GB12, GB13, GB14, GB15, GB16, GB17, GB18, GB19, GB20, GB21, GB22, GB23, GB24, GB25, GB26, GB27, GB28, GB29, GB30, GB31, GB32, GB33, GB34, GB35, GB36, GB37, GB38, GB39, GB40, GB41, GB42, GB43, GB44) Stomach (ST1, ST2, ST3, ST13, ST14, ST15, ST16, ST25, ST26, ST27, ST28, ST37, ST38, ST39, ST40, ST4, ST5, ST6, ST7, ST8, ST9, ST10, ST11, ST12, ST17, ST18, ST19, ST20, ST21, ST22, ST23, ST24, ST29, ST30, ST31, ST32, ST33, ST34, ST35, ST36, ST41, ST42, ST43, ST44, ST45)
DU15. DU26) The Four Command Points Region Influenced Abdomen Head/Neck Back Face/Mouth Point ST36 LU7 UB40 CO4 . REN9. DU13. REN2. REN6. REN15.Extra Channels Ren [Conception Vessel] (REN1. REN18. DU2. DU11. DU22. REN17. REN5. DU8. REN22. DU21. DU4. REN4. REN10. DU16. DU24. DU12. REN7. REN8. REN20. DU10. REN11. REN21. DU17. REN19. DU20. REN3. REN14. DU6. DU9. REN24) Du [Governing Vessel] (DU1. DU3. DU19. DU25. REN16. DU7. REN23. DU14. DU18. REN13. REN12. DU5. DU23.
English Name Ghost Palace Ghost Convincing Ghost Fortress Ghost Heart Ghost Road Ghost Pillow Ghost Bed Ghost City Ghost Cave Ghost Hall Ghost Hidden Ghost Official Point DU26 LU11 SP1 PC7 UB62 DU16 ST6 REN24 PC8 DU23 REN1 CO11 .Ghost Points Ghost Points (Guixue) listed by Sun Si-Miao in the book Qian Jin Yao Fang (Prescriptions worth a Thousand Gold Ducats) for the treatment of psychosis (Diankuang) and epilepsy (Dianxian).
This is due to their oxytocic effect (ability to induce labor by stimulating contractions of the muscles of the uterus).The Contraindicated (Forbidden) Points The following points have been traditionally considered forbidden to use during the nine months of gestation (pregnancy) with any technique. Forbidden Point CO4 SP6 GB21 UB31 UB32 UB33 UB34 UB60 UB67 KI6 .
The Lung Channel of Hand Taiyin (Greater Yin) .
LU1 LU2 LU3 LU4 LU5 LU6 LU7 LU8 LU9 LU10 LU11 .
1 cun directly below Yunmen (LU2). Primary Indications: Cough. Other Indications: Pneumonia. at the level of the 1st intercostal space. Yin or Yang (Hot or Cold) disorders of the lungs with cough. Precautions: No deep needle toward sternum. Functions: Disperses perverse heat from the chest. . Tertiary Indications: Shoulder & back. excessive sweating. asthma. painful skin. fever in pulmonary disorders with vomiting. nasal congestion. loss of appetite/vomiting/sensation of abdominal fullness (all these symptoms are secondary to pulmonary disorders). neck swellings. face swollen due to wind in the lungs. preventing lying down. insomnia. Nature: Front-Mu point of the Lungs. 6 cun lateral to the midline. throat bi. pain in chest. sensation of energy rising to upper body.LU1 (Lung 1) Chinese Name: Zhong Fu English Name: Central Palace Location: Below the acromial extremity of the clavicle. fullness in the chest. swelling of the four limbs.
6 cun lateral to the midline of the chest. stops cough. . shoulder and arm.LU2 (Lung 2) Chinese Name: Yunmen English Name: Cloud Door Location: In the infraclavicular fossa. asthma. pain in the chest. stimulates the descending of Lung-Qi. fullness in the chest. Indications: Cough. Functions: Disperses fullness from the chest.
pain in the medial aspect of the upper arm. Indications: Asthma.LU3 (Lung 3) Chinese Name: Tianfu English Name: Heavenly Residence Location: 3 cun below the anterior axillary fold at the lateral border of the biceps brachii muscle. . epistaxis.
Indications: Cough. fullness in the chest.LU4 (Lung 4) Chinese Name: Xiabai Location: One cun below Tienfu (LU3) at the lateral border of the biceps brachii muscle. pain in the medial aspect of the upper arm. .
LU5 (Lung 5) Chinese Name: Chize English Name: Cubit Marsh Location: On the cubital crease. Primary Indications: Cough. pneumonia. Other Indications: Erysipelas. shoulder pain. Nature: He-Sea point of the Lung channel. urinary frequency. Functions: Drains heat in the Lungs. frequent sneezing. breast abcess. infantile convulsions. pulmonary tuberculosis. contractures & muscular spasms. vomiting blood. pacifies Qi which is contravecting upwards. asthma. disperses cold from the Lungs. frees the tendons. quadraplegia. intercostal inflammation. atony of the bladder. abdomen distended & painful. Locate with the elbow slightly flexed. facial nerve paralysis. cholera. elbow & arm spasm & pain. Secondary Indications: Tidal fever. stiffness of vertebral column. pain in the kdineys. dry mouth. reducing point of the Lung channel (Mother/Son). madness. bi syndrome due to wind. Tertiary Indications: Sore throat. supresses rebellious Qi. . vomiting. on the radial side of the tendon of m. haemoptysis. chest pain. fullness in the chest. hemiplegia. general loss of sensitivity. biceps brachii. shangan (cold injury). pleurisy.
needle in acute crisis (Giov). belching. regulates Lung Qi & makes it descend (Giov). stops pain (Giov) Primary Indications: Cough. haemorrhoids. for problems associated with stoppage of the circulation og Lung Qi (NVN). Location: On the palmar aspect of the forearm. Functions: For acute obstruction or pain in the Lung channel or Lung organ. . on the line joining Taiyuan (LU9) and Chize (LU5). vomiting blood. Extreme Hole. regulates & suppresses rebellious Lung Qi (Sh). fever without sweating. Other Indications: Pneumonia. 7 cun above Taiyuan (LU9). haemoptysis. headache. cools heat & stops bleeding (Sh). Opening Maximum.LU6 (Lung 6) Chinese Name: Kong Zui English Name: Convergence Hole. elbow & arm spasm & pain. Tertiary Indications: Asthma. Nature: Xi-Cleft Point of the Lung channel. sore throat. eliminates heat in the Lung & stops bleeding (Giov).
acute oedema of the limbs. chills in the back. rheumatism of the shoulders. trismus. haematuria. Secondary Indications: Sore throat. swelling of the shoulders. radial neuralgia.heat in palm of hand. toothache. wrist weakness. pain in the elbow. Nature: Master/Key/Confluent Point of Renmai (often coupled with Zhaohai (KI6). sensation of cold in chest & back. when needled with Zhaohai (KI6): Tonifies Yin. strengthens the dispersing function of the Lungs. vomiting of phlegm. phlegm obstructing the throat. Tertiary Indications: Neck Stiffness. laughing/raving/visions. pain in the penis. . insensitivity of the whole body due to bi syndrome or wind. spermatorrhoea. facial spasms. Other Indications: Urticaria (wind rash).LU7 (Lung 7) Chinese Name: Lie Que English Name: Branching Cleft. headache. hemiplegia. soothes the throat & activates the Lungs descending function. Broken Sequence. in a small hollow 1. sensation of heat with sweating on chest & back. expels Wind-Cold.5 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist. Functions: Clears and regulates Renmai. Primary Indications: Cough. asthma. hot palms . special regional actions on nape of neck and head: "To nape & head Lieque is wed" from the Ming Dynasty song "Four Dominant Points Song". Location: Proximal to the styloid process of the radius. trigeminal neuralgia. epilepsy. opens up the Lungs. cadaveric syncope with four limbs icy. facial paralysis. invigorates the Jing-Luo. malaria. disperses Wind. lack of energy. urinary frequency.
.LU8 (Lung 8) Chinese Name: Jing Qu English Name: Channel Canal Location: One cun above the transverse crease of the wrist (Taiyan LU9) on the lateral border of the radial artery. Nature:River point. asthma. pain in the chest. fever. Indications: Cough. pain in the wrist. Metal point. sore throat.
toothache. pain in shoulders & back with sensation of cold. pulmonary tuberculosis. Yuan-Source point of the Lung channel. energy rising in the body. strengthens the Lung function. Other Indications: Influenza. or all disorders of Qi. strengthens the Lungs. insomnia. stenosis of the oesophagus. asthma. Primary Indications: Haemoptysis. deviation of mouth. cough. Functions: One of the Bahui (Eight Meetings) for the Mai (vessels). Secondary Indications: Sore throat. pain in elbow. in the depression on the radial side of the radial artery Nature: Shu-Stream of the Lung channel. for longterm problems. vomiting blood. pain in shoulder girdle. stops coughing. dry throat. eliminates Wind.LU9 (Lung 9) Chinese Name: Tai Yuan English Name: Great Abyss Location: At the transverse crease of the wrist. incontinence of stools. resolves Lung Phlegm. reinforcing point of the Lung channel (Mother/Son). eye disorders. sudden chills & fever. palms of hands very hot. headache. forearm pain. pneumonia. . transforms Phlegm. Tertiary Indications: Chest pain. regulates the Lungs. rough pulse. great thirst with dry throat. divagation. wrist pain.
swelling of the limbs. fever. Other Indications: Syncope. wandering bi. cannot extend the arm. infantile malnutrition syndrome. abcess of the nipple. irritability. Tertiary Indications: Loss of voice. Secondary Indications: Sore throat. headache. yellow tongue. all disorders due to alcoholism. vomiting blood. patient cannot eat. eases the throat Primary Indications: Cough. chills. rheumatism of the elbow. pain in chest & back. eye-dizziness.LU10 (Lung 10) Chinese Name: Yuji English Name: Fish Border Location: On the radial aspect of the midpoint of the first metacarpal bone. swelling of the chin. Functions: Cools heat in the Lungs. haemoptysis. abdominal pain. . fear of wind. benefits the throat. dyspnoea/asthma. on the junction of the red and white skin (ie: the junction of the dorsum and palm of the hand) Nature: Ying-Spring point of the Lung channel.
infantile epilepsy. infantile indigestion. about 0. psychosis. Tertiary Indications: Epistaxis. swelling of the chin with trismus. mumps. special point for the throat. bleeding from the mouth. creates sweating in heat disorders. spasms/pain in fingers. powerful effects in lowering fever. fullness below the heart with abundant swelling. eliminates Wind-Heat. 2nd of the 13 Ghost points.LU11 (Lung 11) Chinese Name: Shao Shang English Name: Lesser Merchant Location: On the radial side of the thumb. in treating mental illness or epistaxis. syncope. benefits the pharynx. revives from fainting. Secondary Indications: Sore throat. Primary Indications: Cough. Other Indications: Common cold. tinnitus due to emptiness of ancestral Qi. Nature: Jing-Well point of the Lung channel. enteritis. abdominal distension. apply moxibustion with 3-5 small moxa cones. fever.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail. Functions: Cools the Lungs. . asthma. throat bi. pneumonia. lips always dry. frequent hiccough.
The Pericardium Channel of Hand Jueyin (Absolute Yin) .
PC9 . PC3. PC7. PC8. PC6. PC2. PC4. PC5.PC1.
1 cun lateral to the nipple and 5 cun lateral to the anterior midline. pain in the hypochondriac region. . swelling and pain of the axillary region.PC1 (Pericard ium 1) Chinese Name: Tianchi English Name: Heavenly Pond Location: In the fourth intercostal space. Functions: Meeting Point of Terminal Yin (Pericardium and Liver) Indications: Suffocating sensation in the chest.
. back and the medial aspect of the arm. between the two heads of the biceps brachii muscle Indications:Cardiac pain. distension of the hypochondriac region.PC2 (Pericard ium 2) Chinese Name: Tiangguan Location: 2 cun below the level of the anterior axillary fold. pain in the chest. cough.
biceps brachii. THE point to remove heat from the blood.PC3 (Pericard ium 3) Chinese Name: Quze English Name: Crooked Marsh Location: On the transverse cubital crease. dry mouth. perspiration on head and neck. palpitations. . at the ulnar side of the tendon of m. pulmonary tuberculosis. Nature: He-Sea point of the Pericardium channel Functions: He-Sea point of the Pericardium channel. morning sickness. diarrhoea with vomiting. opens up the Heart Qi. hemiplegia. sadness. Other Indications: Urticaria. pain in elbow & arm. severe tonsillitis. agitation. heat exhaustion. tremor of hand & arm. bronchitis. stops vomiting and diarrhea Primary Indications: Cardiac pain. regulates the intestines. Tertiary Indications: Fever. gastric pain. adjusts the intestines. drains heat from the blood.
Nature: Xi-Cleft point of the Pericardium channel Functions:Pacifies the Heart and calms the spirit. depressive psychosis. Primary Indications: Cardiac pain. between the tendons of m. on the line connecting Quze (PC3) and Daling (PC7). . furuncle. flexor carpi radialis. Tertiary Indications: Epistaxis. cough haemoptysis. lack of energy. ximen becomes painful in pleurisy and palpitations. spasm of diaphragm. calms the mind. palmaris longus and m. wrist joint pain.PC4 (Pericard ium 4) Chinese Name: Ximen English Name: Accumulation Door. Crevice Door Location: 5 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist. haematemesis. palpitations. opens the chest. special point for angina pectoris. Other Indications: Mastitis. haemorrhoids. regulates the Qi and expands the diaphragm. tranquillizes the Heart.
psychosis. eliminates/resolves phlegm. Tertiary Indications: Gastric pain. yellow eyes. elbow contracture. swelling of the axilla. promotes stomach function. . special action in relieving bone stuck in throat. throat obstruction.PC5 (Pericard ium 5) Chinese Name: Jianshi English Name: Acts as intermediary Location: 3 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist between the tendons of m. harmonizes the Stomach. yin disease. sudden muteness. palmaris longus and m. Primary Indications: Cardiac pain. wasting disease in infants with parasitosis and malnutrition. stops pain in the chest. special point for malaria. febrile diseases. clears internal heat. agitation. shivering. arm pain. lack of energy. Secondary Indications: Malaria. palpitations. fear of wind and cold. epilepsy. parasitosis. flexor carpi radialis Nature: Jing-River point of the Pericardium channel Functions: Calms the spirit/mind. Other Indications: Coma. vomiting. uterine congestion/endometritis. dispels fullness in chest. palms of hands very hot. irregular menstruation. stifling. generalized scabies. aphonia. cholera with nausea but no vomiting.
regulates the Qi. Tertiary Indications: Gastric pain. regulates the Heart Qi. hiccough. stomatitis. palpitations. chest pain and fullness. special effects on diseases of chest and abdomen. "For chest & ribs (sides) use Neiguan" (Ming Dynasty poem). between the tendons of m. flexor carpi radialis. Nature: Luo-Connecting point of the Pericardium channel. research: causes vasoconstriction. digestive and mental problems. calms the mind. vomiting. regulates the middle jiao.PC6 (Pericard ium 6) Chinese Name: Neiguan English Name: Inner Gate Location: 2 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist. febrile diseases. contracture and pain of elbow and arm. diseases of the chest. palmaris longus and m. post partum vertigo/syncope. placenta does not descend. inflammation of the eyes. prolapsed rectum. suppresses pain. migraine headache. psychosis. rheumatic heart disease. dyspnoea/asthma Other Indications: Shock. pain asociated with surgery. spleen and heart. gall bladder. epilepsy. generally used for cardiovascular. Master/Key/Confluent point of Yinweimai (often coupled with Gongsun SP4) Functions: Calms the Heart and the spirit. hyperthyroidism. disharmony between the stomach and spleen. Secondary Indications: Malaria. Primary Indications: Cardiac pain. cardioaesthenia. . wind-stroke. swollen and painful throat. special point for all disorders of the stomach. congestiong of blood in eyes. jaundice.
between the tendons of m. panic/fear. swelling of the axilla. also known as Guixin (Ghost Heart). urine red like blood. constipation. reduces fire from heart. yellow sclera. 4th of the 13 Ghost points. dispels fullness from the chest. main point to treat insomnia. Big Tomb. Tertiary Indications: Gastric pain. insomnia. psychosis. arm pain. pain at the root of the tongue. tonsillitis. bad breath. pain in chest and sides. palmaris longus and m. expands the chest. swelling of muscles in the renal region .PC7 (Pericard ium 7) Chinese Name: Daling English Name: Big Mound. Functions: Clears the Heart and calms the spirit. fever without sweating and with headache. inflammation of eyes. Nature: Shu-Stream point of the Pericardium channel. Yuan-Source point of the Pericardium channel. epilepsy. vomiting/haematemesis. cholera imperception of fingers. flexor carpi radialis. Primary Indications: Cardiac pain. skin disorders. reducing (dispersion) point of the Pericardium channel. headache. Location: In the depression in the middle of the transverse crease of the wrist. Other Indications: Diseases and pain of wrist joint. palms of hands very hot. calms the mind. lack of energy. neuraesthenia. harmonizes/Pacifies the Stomach. dry mouth. palpitations.
dysphagia. wasting disease in infants with malnutrition and parasitosis. Some texts place Laogong between the 3rd and 4th metacarpals (i. Nature: Ying-Spring point of the Pericardium channel. Primary Indications: Cardiac pain. between the 2nd and 3rd metacarpals. writers cramp. numb fingers. blood in the stools. spasms of the diaphragm. fever without sweating after cold has been trapped for a few days. sensations of Qi rising. Other Indications: Hand tremors. jaundice.e: on the ulnar side of the 3rd metacarpal. fullness and pain in the sides of the chest. Tertiary Indications: Bad breath. gastric cancer. skin rashes. pleurisy. diabetes. 9th of the 13 Ghost points. hypertension. ateriosclerosis. psychosis. excessive sweating of the palms. epilepsy. headache. migraine. wind with bi syndrome in the hand and groaning. Secondary Indications: Mouth ulcers. epistaxis. proximal to the metacarpophlangeal joints. syncope. bronchitis. vomiting.PC8 (Pericard ium 8) Chinese Name: Laogong English Name: Palace of Labour Location: On the palm of the hand. pain in the sides preventing turning around. hot or cold abcesses. Functions: Cools the Heart and drains heat. rather than the radial side). . haemorrhoids. haematuria.
Tertiary Indications: Irritability. Nature: Jing-Well point of the Pericardium channel. syncope. Functions: Reinforcing (Tonification) point of the Pericardium channel. bleed in emergency. heat stroke.PC9 (Pericard ium 9) Chinese Name: Zhongchong English Name: Middle Pouring. . Primary Indications: Cardiac pain. mental disorder. infantile night crying. or alternative location about 1 fen from the base of the middle fingernail on the radial side. tongue stiffness. tinnitus. infantile parasitosis. Middle Assault Location: In the centre of the tip of the middle finger. febrile diseases. palms hot. acute disorders due to perverse wind. vertigo. Other Indications: Infantile convulsions.
The Heart Channel of Hand Shaoyin (Lesser Yin) .
HT1, HT2, HT3, HT4, HT5, HT6, HT7, HT8, HT9
HT1 (Heart 1)
Chinese Name: Jiquan English Name: Extreme Spring Location: In the centre of the axilla, on the medial side of the axillary artery. Locate with the arm raised. Primary Indications: Cardiac pain, pain in ribs/sides. Tertiary Indications: Dry retching, thirst, scrofula, elbow & arm cold & painful, shoulder joint restriction, jaundice. Other Indications: Depression, groaning, paralysis of four limbs, insensitivity of the four limbs, stench in the axilla.
HT2 (Heart 2)
Chinese Name: Qingling Indications:Pain in the cardiac and hypochondriac regions, shoulder and arm. Location: When the elbow is flexed, the point is 3 cun above the medial end of the transverse cubital crease (Shaohai HT3), in the groove medial to the m. biceps brachii.
HT3 (Heart 3)
Chinese Name: Shaohai English Name: Lesser Sea; Shaoyin Sea Location: When the elbow is flexed, this point is at the medial end of the transverse cubital crease, in the depression anterior to the medial epicondyle of the humerus. Nature: He-Sea point of the Heart channel. Functions: Calms the Shen, regulates the Heart Qi, clears the vessels, invigorates the collaterals, relaxes the tendons, special point for scrofula. Primary Indications: Cardiac pain, arm numbness, hand tremor, elbow contracture. Secondary Indications: Scrofula. Tertiary Indications: Pain in axilla & sides, headache, psychosis, memory loss, dizziness, stiff neck, toothache, vomiting, debility of the limbs. Other Indications: Cold fingers, ulnar nerve neuralgia, neuraesthenia, epilepsy - bleats like a lamb, hiccoughs, fever with chills, sensation of energy rising to the upper body, swelling of arm & forearm.
HT4 (Heart 4)
Chinese Name: English Name: Mind Path
Location: When the palm faces upward, the point is on the radial side of the tendon of m. flexor carpi ulnaris, 1.5 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist. Nature: River Point, Metal Point Functions: Removes obstructions from the channel. Indications: Cardiac pain, spasmodic pain of the elbow and arm, sudden loss of voice.
the point of choice for aphasia. bradycardia. cough. Secondary Indications: Aphasia (with tongue stiffness/hysterical aphasia). pain in wrist & arm. neuraesthenia. uterine haemorrhage. Functions: Calms the Shen. hysteria. hot face without sweating. regulates the Heart Qi.0 cun above the transverse crease on the palmar aspect of the wrist. Other Indications: Cardiac arrhythmia. vomiting. asthma. . pain & blood congestion in eyes. sore throat. sudden loss of voice. fever with malaise in the chest. urinary incontinence. heart feels as if lifted upwards. headache. psychosis (Diankuang). sensation of chills in the heart. Tertiary Indications: Dizziness. Nature: Luo-Connecting point of the Heart channel. special point for palpitations. groaning. effective for disturbances of cardiac rate and rhythm (research) Primary Indications: Palpitations. chest pain. frequent yawning. 1. HT5 (Heart 5) Chinese Name: Tongli English Name: Communication with the Inside Location: On the radial side of the tendon of flexor carpi ulnaris.
5 cun above the transverse crease on the palmar aspect of the wrist. Other Indications: Pulmonary tuberculosis. Nature: Xi-Cleft point of the Heart channel. haematemesis. cholera with contractures. epistaxis. disorders of energy/chills. palpitations. sudden atony of tongue. Tertiary Indications: Neuraesthenia.HT6 (Heart 6) Chinese Name: Tongli English Name: Communication with the Inside Location: On the radial side of the tendon of flexor carpi ulnaris. vertigo. headache. vaginal discharge. brachial neuralgia. Secondary Indications: Night sweats. fullness in the chest. profuse perspiration with fear of cold. special point for night sweats. Functions: Tonifies Heart Yin. 0. Primary Indications: Cardiac pain. .
cardiomegalia. conspitation. dilation of the heart. dry throat. cold feet. HT7 (Heart 7) Chinese Name: Shenmen English Name: Spirit Door Location: On the radial side of the tendon of flexor carpi ulnaris. palpitations. clears the channels. loss of voice. atony of urethra. tongue paralysis. dyspnoea. hysteria. idiocy and seizures. rhinitis. . idocy. febrile diseases. laryngitis. nausea. Other Indications: Lack of energy. insomnia. on the transverse crease of the wrist. haert disease. irritability. wrist joint arthritis. reducing point of the Heart channel (Mother/Son). loss of appetite. hot palms. inflammation of uterus. icy cold arms. Primary Indications: Cardiac pain. sedative function. haematemesis. Functions: Calms the Shen. cadaveric syncope. Tertiary Indications: Yellow sclera. Yuan-Source point of the Heart channel. incontinence of urine. contractures of arms. pain in sides. neuraesthenia. in the depression in the articular region between the pisiform bone and the ulnar. Nature: Shu-Stream point of the Heart channel. post-partum syncope. pacifies the heart. epilepsy. sedative and regulatory function on the internal organs. scrofula. psychosis. poor memory.
C.s) and other forms of cardiac arrhythmia (research) Primary Indications: Palpitations. The tip of the little finger rests on this point when a fist is formed. cardiac arrhythmia. rhheumatic heart disease. Secondary Indications: Pruritus vulvae. chronic malaria with chills. Regulates the Heart Qi. dysuria. Nature: Ying-Spring point of the Heart channel. effective for premature ventricular contractions (P.V. misanthropy. Other Indications: Hysteria. painful knees due to wind. laments and sighs often. . vaginal pain. Lesser Mansion. between the 4th and 5th metacarpal bones. Tertiary Indications: Hot palms. uterine prolapse. one side of scrotum larger than the other. spasms of little finger. chest pain. contracture of axilla and elbow.HT8 (Heart 8) Chinese Name: Shaofu English Name: Shaoyin Mansion. Functions: Calms the Shen. Location: On the palmar surface. urinary incontinence. lack of energy. pain in arm.
infantile convulsions. about 0. fearful. irritability.HT9 (Heart 9) Chinese Name: Shaochong English Name: Shaoyin Rushing. cardiac weaknesses. . catarrh. bronchial hypersecretion. inflammation of diaphgram. Secondary Indications: Wind-stroke coma.1 cun (1 fen) posterior to the corner of the nail. Primary Indications: Bleed for resuscitation. hysteria. jaundice. cardiac pain. alternating joy and anger. pain in chest and sides. fetid odour of the vagina. Other Indications: Incontinence of urine. Tertiary Indications: Sore throat. pain in vagina. palpitations. febrile diseases. pain and contracture of arm. Functions: Bleed for resuscitation. Lesser Rushing. Location: On the radial side of the little finger. Nature: Jing-Well point of the Heart channel. psychosis.
Yang (Arm) Channels .
The Colon (Large Intestine) Channel of Hand Yangming (Yang Brightness ) .
LI 12. LI 6. LI 11. LI 7. CO20 . LI 4. CO15. LI 10. LI 3. LI5. CO18.LI1. CO17. CO16. LI 13. CO19. LI 2. LI 9. LI 8. LI 14.
dry mouth.1 cun (1 fen) posterior to the corner of the nail. swelling of the arm. swelling of the four limbs. cough. febrile diseases. oppression. sore throat. about 0. Primary Indications: Deafness. shock. finger numbness. Other Indications: Facial acne. toothache.LI 1 (Colon 1) Chinese Name: Shangyang English Name: Merchant Yang Location: On the radial side of the index finger. Nature: Jing-Well point of the Colon channel. fullness of the chest. Secondary Indications: Wind-stroke coma. rheumatic pains of shoulder and upper arm. pain in the shoulder girdle . pain in back and shoulders. Functions: Clears Wind-Heat. swelling of submandibular region. facial neuralgia due to disorders of the muscle channels. eye-dizziness and eye pain. vomiting and diarrhea. tinnitus. Tertiary Indications: Atrophy of optic nerve.
Water point. . Nature: Ying-Spring point. distal to the 2nd metacarpalphalangeal joint. febrile diseases. Indications: Blurring of vision. sedation point. sore throat. toothache.LI 2 (Colon 2) Chinese Name: Erjian English Name: Second Interval Location: In the depression of the radial side of the index finger. The point is located with the finger slightly flexed. Functions: Clears Heat. epistaxis.
Wood point. benefits the throat. redness and swelling of fingers and the dorsum of the hand .LI 3 (Colon 3) Chinese Name: Sanjian English Name: Third Interval Location: When a loose fist is made. brightens the eyes. in the depression proximal to the head of the second metacarpal bone. clears Heat. the point is on the radial side of the index finger. Indications: Toothache. Nature: Shu-Stream point. ophthalmalgia. Functions: Dispels exterior Wind. sore throat.
relieves Exterior conditions. activates the intestinal function. Location: Between the 1st and 2nd metacarpals. neuraesthenia. abortion. "For mouth and face Hegu is ace" (from the Four Dominant Points Song). constipation. pain in arm. toothache. excessive sweating. Tertiary Indications: Redness/swelling and pain of eye. epistaxis. Nature: Yuan-Source point of the Colon channel. delayed labour. contracture of fingers. THE point for all facial symptoms. nebula. eliminates Wind-Heat. inhibits peristalsis of the stomach/relaxes its spasms and pyloric sphincter. Primary Indications: Headache. mumps. Adjoining Valleys. insomnia. amenorrhoea. suppresses pain. hemiplegia. activates the dispersing function of Lungs. pain in general. t Functions: Disperses Wind. Precautions: Acupuncture and moxibustion on this point are contraindicated during pregnancy. ding boil). skin disorders (wind rash. in the middle of the radial side of the 2nd metacarpal bone. deafness. scabies. nasosinusitis. facial paralysis. facial swelling. infantile convulsions. Other Indications: Cough. nasal polyps. asthma. for diseases of the sensory organs. pain in shoulder and back. common cold. trismus. sore throat. . dysentry. relieves stagnation in the intestines. Secondary Indications: Febrile diseases. abdominal pain.LI 4 (Colon 4) Chinese Name: Hegu English Name: Enclosed Valley.
thick coating covering tongue. inability to flex arm at elbow. deafness. psychosis. malaria. sore throat. fever with sensation of cold.pains). This depression is also called the "anatomical snuff box". difficulty in breathing. pain in root of tongue. redness/swelling and pain of eye. this point is found in the centre of the depression between the tendons of m. infantile indigestion. fullness of chest. all disorders of muscles and back (contractures.LI 5 (Colon 5) Chinese Name: Yangxi English Name: Yang Creek Nature: Jing-River point of the Colon channel Location: When the thumb is extended. nebula. pain of the wrist. Other Indications: Hypertension. urticaria. divagation. convulsions with fear. . fever with irritability (heart malaise). skin disorders. pain in gums and tongue. oppression. ezcema). extensor pollicis longus and m. extnesor pollicis brevis. inability to raise the arm. syncope. cough with abundant expectoration of saliva. visual problems. Tinnitus. prurigo. toothache. Tertiary Indications: Tinnitus. Primary Indications: Headache. Functions: For all disorders of the muscles and back (contractures and pains) and the skin (pruritis.
edema.LI 6 (Colon 6) Chinese Name: Pianli English Name: Slanting Passage Location: With the elbow flexed and the radial side of the arm upward. Nature: Connecting point. . 3 cun above the crease of the wrist. the point is on the line joining Yanxi (CO5) and Quchi (CO11). sore throat. epistaxis. Functions: Opens the Lung Water passages. tinnitus. deafness. Indications: Redness of the eye. aching of the hand and arm.
. borborygmus. abdominal pain. sore throat. stops pain. swelling of the face. Functions: Clears Heat. Nature: Accumulation point. expels Wind.LI 7 (Colon 7) Chinese Name: Wenliu English Name: Warm Flow Location: With the elbow flexed and the radial side of the arm upward. aching of the shoulder and arm. the point is on the line connecting Yanxi (CO5) and Quchi (CO11). Indications: Headache. 5 cun above the crease of the wrist. benefits the throat.
borborygmus. motor impairment of the upper limbs.LI 8 (Colon 8) Chinese Name: Xialian Location: On the line joining Yanxi (CO5) and Quchi (CO11). 4 cun below the cubital crease. . Indications: Abdominal pain. pain in the elbow and arm.
3 cun below the cubital crease. numbness of the hand and arm. motor impairment of the upper limbs.LI 9 (Colon 9) Chinese Name: Shanglian English Name: Location: On the line joining Yangxi (CO5) and Quchi (CO11). borborygmus. abdominal pain. Indications: Aching of the shoulder and arm. NB: between Li 8 & Li 10 .
Primary Indications: Swelling of submandibular region and cheek. 2 cun distal to Quchi (CO11). enhancing action of the leucocytes. ding boil. Other Indications: Indigestion. shoulder and arm pain. Functions: Lowers nervous excitement and stimulates blood flow to the seat of illness. Secondary Indications: Spitting blood. hemiplegia. scrofula. loss of voice. neuraesthenia. toothache. pain control. upper limb paralysis. pain radiating from shoulder to navel. head wind. vomiting and diarrhea. Tertiary Indications: Abdominal pain. ulcer. facial paralysis. .LI 10 (Colon 10) Chinese Name: Shousanli English Name: Hand Three Li Location: On the forearm. elbow cannot be extended. mastitis.
LI 11 (Colon 11) Chinese Name: Quchi English Name: Crooked Pond. hypertension. toothache. for diseases of the uterus and for inflammation in general when coupled with Sanyinjiao (SP6). anaemia. general tonic effect. regulates the Blood. Functions: Eliminates Wind and exterior conditions. NB: Although Quchi (CO11) does have some actions on the Colon. erysipelas. midway between Chize (LU5) and the lateral epicondyle of the humerus. the point is found in the depression at the lateral end of the transverse cubital crease. madness with pain and itching "like insects biting". Reinforcing point of Colon channel (Mother/Son). 12th of the 13 Ghost points. regulates the circulation of Qi and Blood. Tertiary Indications: Pain and swelling of upper limb. goitre. . Nature: He-Sea point of the Colon channel. irregular menstruation. Secondary Indications: Febrile diseases with rashes. for disorders of the Colon organ the Lower He-Sea Point for the Colon. convulsions. hemiplegia. Other Indications: Headache. eyes red and painful. allergies. abdominal pain. rheumatism of the knee. pleurisy. regulates the Blood in Hot Blood conditions. Location: When the elbow is flexed. Primary Indications: Sore throat. scrofula. skin disorders (wind rash. namely Shangjuxu (ST37) is generally preferred. abcess in the process of formation. eliminates WindHeat. common cold. upper limb paralysis. removes obstructions from the joints. also known as Guitui (Ghost Leg). wrist joint pain. dysentry. wind-stroke. eczema. dry/parched skin). stimulates digestion and general metabolism when copled with Zusanli (ST36).
lassitude.LI 12 (Colon 12) Chinese Name: Zhouliao English Name: Elbow Crevice Location: When the elbow is flexed. on the medial border of the humerus. the point is superior to the lateral epicondyle of the humerus. about 1 cun superior and lateral to Quchi (CO11). Tertiary Indications: Pain in the shoulder. Primary Indications: Pain/contracture and numbness of elbow and arm. Other Indications: Paralysis of upper extremities. .
on the line connecting Quchi (CO11) and Jianui (CO15). scrofula. 3 cun above Quchi (CO11). .LI 13 (Colon 13) Chinese Name: Shouwuli Location: On the lateral side of the upper arm. Indications: Contracture and pain of the elbow and arm.
. Tertiary Indications: Contracture and rigidity of neck. on the line between Quchi (CO11) and Jianyu (CO15). chills and fever. eye diseases. rheumatoid arthritis. Median Side of Upper Arm. paralysis of upper limb. Location: On the radial side of the humerus. in the posterior margin of the deltoid muscle. Primary Indications: Pain in shoulder and arm.LI 14 (Colon 14) Chinese Name: Binao English Name: Main Muscle of Arm. spasms of head. scrofula. Other Indications: Sore throat. Functions: Clears the channels and the vision.
this point has wide repercusions and remarkable curative effect. upper limb paralysis. prolonged fever after catching cold. torticollis. ganglia in the neck. eczema. Other Indications: Excessive sweating. apoplexy. soothes the joints (especially shoulder). complexion lacks brightness. the point is in the anterior depression of the two depressions appearing at the anterior border of the acromioclavicular joint. hemiplegia. . Tertiary Indications: Wind-Heat rash. paralysis of the four limbs. spasms of hand and arm. goitre. arthritis. removes obstruction from the Jing-Luo. hypertension. toothache. Primary Indications: Pain in shoulder and arm. scrofula. Functions: Eliminates Wind. spermatorrhoea.LI 15 (Colon 15) Chinese Name: Jianyu English Name: Shoulder Clavicle Location: When the arm is in full abduction.
spitting blood. Other Indications: Excitement.LI 16 (Colon 16) Chinese Name: Jugu English Name: Great Bone Location: In the upper aspect of the shoulder. post-traumatic bad blood (clots) in the chest. pain in upper teeth. goitre. convulsions. Functions: Disperses congealed blood and clears the channels. Tertiary Indications: Scrofula. in the depression between the acromial extremity and the scapular spine. . Primary Indications: Pain in shoulder and arm.
beside the laryngeal protuberance. at the midpoint of the line connecting Futu (CO18) and Quepen (ST12). at the posterior border of sternocleidomastoid muscle. sore throat. goiter. . scrofula. Location: On the lateral side of the neck.LI 17 (Colon 17) Chinese Name: Tianding Indications: Sudden loss of voice.
asthma.LI 18 (Colon 18) Chinese Name: Neck-Futu English Name: Hyoid Border. Support the Prominence. difficulty in swallowing. goitre. scrofula. sounds in the throat "like a duck". Location: On the lateral side of the neck. . sternocleidomastoideus. Nature: One of the five "Window of the Sky" points listed in Ling Shu Ch21: For loss of voice. throat makes a gurgling sound "like a cockcrow". Primary Indications: Sudden loss of voice. between the sternal and clavicular head of m. level with the hyoid bone. Tertiary Indications: Cough. sore throat. anaesthesia for thyroid operations. Other Indications: Excessive mucus.
epistaxis. Primary Indications: Nasal obstruction. facial paralysis. nasal ulcer/abcess. Other Indications: Cadaveric syncope. nasal polyp. Tertiary Indications: Lockjaw. .LI 19 (Colon 19) Chinese Name: Nose-Heliao English Name: Grain Crevice Location: Directly below the lateral margin of the nostril.
LI 20 (Colon 20) Chinese Name: Yingxiang English Name: Welcome Fragrance. rhinorrhoea. all nose disorders. Location: In the nasolabial groove. facial paralysis. at the level of the midpoint of the ala nasi. deafness. strengthens the activities of the contractile elements in the nasal cavity. subcutaneous oedema. Other Indications: Round worm in the bile duct. Primary Indications: Nasal obstruction. dermatoses. Functions: For all nose disorders. nasal polyps. pus in the nose. . disperses Wind-Heat. sensation of wound in the nose. opens the nasal passages. nasosinusitis. facial itching and swelling. dyspnoea. epistaxis. Tertiary Indications: Rhinitis.
The Sanjiao (Triple Heater/Burner/Energizer) Channel of Hand Shaoyang (Lesser Yang) .
SJ13. SJ17. SJ9. SJ6. SJ19. SJ20. SJ10. SJ3. SJ18. SJ16. SJ22. SJ2. SJ15. SJ23 . SJ21. SJ4.SJ1. SJ8. SJ7. SJ12. SJ5. SJ14. SJ11.
torticollis. irritability. angina pectoris. Tertiary Indications: Stiff tongue. . wasting disease in infants with parasitosis and malnutrition. emergency care. Other Indications: Pain of fingers. Nature: Jing-Well point of the Sanjiao channel. nausea/vomiting. keratoleukoma. cholera. about 0. redness of eyes. Location: On the ulnar side of the ring finger. Secondary Indications: Febrile diseases.SJ1 (Sanjiao 1) Chinese Name: Guanchong English Name: Gate/Barrier Rushing. thirst/dry mouth. disorders due to wind. sore throat. syncope.1 cun (1 fen) posterior to the corner of the nail. Primary Indications: Headache. arm pain.
Functions: Special effects on fainting due to bad odours. hemiplegia. spasms and paralysis of upper arm and forearm. arm and hand pain.SJ2 (Sanjiao 2) Chinese Name: Yemen English Name: Fluid Door Location: When the fist is clenched. sore throat. Nature: Ying-Spring point of the Sanjiao channel. fear. Primary Indications: Headache. . Tertiary Indications: Gingivitis. Other Indications: Arm swollen and red up to hand. redness of eyes. pain and swelling of fingers. deafness. vertigo. divagation. arthritis of wrist joint. inflammation of dorsum of hand. four limbs icy cold due to Yin. this point is proximal to the margin of the web between the ring and little fingers and distal to the 4th and 5th metacarpophalangeal joint. Secondary Indications: Malaria.
Other Indications: Blurred vision. Primary Indications: Headache. Secondary Indications: Febrile diseases. benefits the ear. clears Heat. good point for acute sprain of lower lumbar (needle on the same side).SJ3 (Sanjiao 3) Chinese Name: Zhongzhu Location: With the hand in pronation (palm downwards). powerful sedative effect. . this point is on the dorsum of the hand between the 4th and 5th metacarpal bones. white membrane covering conjunctiva. Functions: Facilitates the circulation of Qi. Tertiary Indications: Pain in shoulder and back. dizziness. rules disorders of back and shoulders. tinnitus. Nature: Shu-Stream point of the Sanjiao channel. pain in elbow and arm. redness of eyes. deafness. sore throat. stiff fingers. in the depression proximal to the metacarpophalangeal joints. hypertension. intercostal neuralgia.
cold fingers. Primary Indications: Wrist pain. tonsillitis. retroversion of uterus. diabetes. clears the channels. in the depression lateral to the tendon of the muscle extensor digitorum communis.SJ4 (Sanjiao 4) Chinese Name: Yangchi Location: At the junction of the ulna and carpal bones. Tertiary Indications: Deafness. degenerative diseases. nervous spasms and paralysis of forearm muscles. . common cold. relieves Heat. Functions: Relaxes the sinews/tendons. Secondary Indications: Malaria. promotes the function of Chongmai and Renmai. reinforces the Sanjiao. thirst/dry mouth. special effects on rheumatism of the wrist. Nature: Yuan-Source point of the Sanjiao channel. shoulder and arm pain. Other Indications: Eyes red and swollen.
constipation. dispels Wind or Wind-Heat (External or Internal). . wind hyperlacrimation. tinnitus. Secondary Indications: Febrile diseases. Other Indications: Swollen throat. Primary Indications: Headache. hemiplegia.SJ5 (Sanjiao 5) Chinese Name: Waiguan English Name: Outer Gate Location: On the dorsal surface of the forearm. Confluent (Master/Key) point of Yangweimai. leukoma. Tertiary Indications: Common cold. deafness. mumps. pain in cheek. facilitates circulation of stagnant Qi in the channels. elbow and arm pain and motor impairment. relaxes the tendons. enuresis. between the radius and the ulna. paralysis. pain in sides/ribs. cataract. stiff neck. pain in fingers. 2 cun above the transverse wrist crease. hand tremor. inflammation of eyes. Functions: Relieves exterior and Hot conditions. placenta does not descend. adenitis (scrofula). Nature:m Luo-Connecting point of the Sanjiao channel. invigorates the Luomai.
Primary Indications: Sudden loss of voice. treats the hypochondrium ("Xie" is literally "the upper part of the sides of the body" hence "sides" is a more adequate translation than hypochondrium). Secondary Indications: Febrile diseases. between the radius and the ulna. Other Indications: Sudden influenza. . removes stagnation of Qi.SJ6 (Sanjiao 6) Chinese Name: Zhigou English Name: Branching Ditch Location: On the dorsal surface of the forearm. amenorrhoea. trismus. disperses obstruction. apical pulmonary catarrh. pain in chest and sides. removes obstruction from the intestines. shoulder ache/heaviness. post-partum vertigo. skin diseases. deafness. Tertiary Indications: Constipation. 3 cun above the transverse wrist crease. opens the intestines. Zhigou presides" (Eigh Dominant Points Song). tinnitus. vomiting. regional actions on sides/rib: "To treat the sides. belching. Functions: Spreads the Qi. insufficient lactation. Nature: Jing-River point of the Sanjiao channel.
pain in the ear. on the radial border of the ulna. on the ulnar side of Zhigou (SJ6). epilepsy. Actions: Removes obstructions from the channel. benefits the eyes and ears.SJ7 (Sanjiao 7) Chinese Name: Huizhong English Name: Converging Channels Location: At the level with Zhigou (SJ6). Indications: Deafness. . Nature: Xi-Cleft point. stops pain. pain of the arm.
SJ8 (Sanjiao 8) Chinese Name: Sanyangluo English Name: Three Yang Luo Location: On the dorsal surface of the forearm. 4 cun above the transverse wrist crease. deafness. hand and arm pain. needle through to Ximen (PC4) in acupuncture anaesthesia for pulmonary lobectomy. Other Indications: Post-operative pain associated with pneumonectomy. Tertiary Indications: Toothache. Primary Indications: Sudden loss of voice. Functions: mClears the channels and sensory orifices. lassitude. traditionally contraindicated to needle. between the radius and the ulna. .
nephritis. Other Indications: Headache. paralysis of upper limb. deafness. . between the radius and the ulna. Primary Indications: Sudden loss of voice. vertigo. toothache. neuraesthenia.SJ9 (Sanjiao 9) Chinese Name: Sidu English Name: Four Canals Location: When the hand is supine. forearm pain. this point can be found 5 cun below the olecranon. Functions: Major point for forearm pain (eg: tennis elbow).
abundant sweating. deafness.SJ10 (Sanjiao 10) Chinese Name: Tianjing English Name: Heaven Well Location: When the elbow is flexed. Other Indications: Loss of appetite. . psychosis. cough. this point can be found in a depression about 1 cun superior to the olecranon. use the Lower He-Sea point for the Sanjiao. post-traumatic pain in renal region which prevents lying down. Tertiary Indications: Urticaria. scrofula/goitre. Primary Indications: Unilateral headache. Functions: For disorders of the Sanjiao. pain in heart and chest. tonsillitis. Secondary Indications: Epilepsy. Nature: He-Sea point of the Sanjiao channel. pain behind the ears. sore throat. Weiyang (UB39). pain in neck/nape/shoulder and arm. pain in external canthus of eyes.
migraine.SJ11 (Sanjiao 11) Chinese Name: Qinglengyuan Location: 1 cun above Tianjing (SJ10) when the elbow is flexed. . Indications: Motor impairment and pain of the shoulder and arm.
. midway between Qinglengyuang (SJ11) and Naohui (SJ13). neck rigidity. Location: On the line joining the olecranon and Jianliao (SJ14).SJ12 (Sanjiao 12) Chinese Name: Xiaoluo Indications: Headache. motor impairment and pain of the arm.
deltoideus.SJ13 (Sanjiao 13) Chinese Name: Naohui English Name: Shoulder COnvergence Location: On the line connecting Jianliao (SJ14) and the olecranon. pain in the shoulder and arm. Indications: Goiter. . on the posterior border of m. Nature: Point of the Yang Linking Vessel.
hemiplegia. urticaria. in the depression about 1 cun posterior to Jianyu (CO15).SJ14 (Sanjiao 14) Chinese Name: Jianliao English Name: Shoulder Crevice Location: Posterior and inferior to the acromion. Other Indications: Stiff neck. Functions: A major local point for the shoulder joint. goitre. excessive sweating. Primary Indications: Heavy sensation of the shoulder with pain in the arm. . headache. hypertension.
Indications: Pain in the shoulder and elbow. on the superior angle of the scapula. .SJ15 (Sanjiao 15) Chinese Name: Tianliao English Name: Heavenly Crevice Location: Midway between Jianjing (GB21) and Quyuan (SI13). Nature: Point of the Yang Linking Vessel. stiffness of the neck.
sudden deafness. . Indications: Headache. directly below the posterior border of mastroid process. blurring of vision.SJ16 (Sanjiao 16) Chinese Name: Tianyou Location: On the lateral side of the neck. and on the posterior border of sternocleido mastoid muscle. on the level of the mandibular angle. facial swelling. neck rigidity.
blurred vision. Tertiary Indications: Trismus/lockjaw. in the depression between the mastoid process and the mandible. . convulsions (generally with headache and an arched and rigid back). Functions: Benefits the hearing and vision. frequent yawning in infants. mutism. scrofula. the main point for facial paralysis.SJ17 (Sanjiao 17) Chinese Name: Yifeng English Name: Wind Screen Location: Posterior to the earlobe. Primary Indications: Tinnitus. toothache. major point to expel External Wind. temperomandibular arthritis. facial paralysis. deafness. disperses Wind and clears the channels. Other Indications: Sore eyes. swelling of the cheeks. ptosis of lower jaw. soothes the ear (Deqi must go into the ear). paralysis of the extremities. neuralgia of shoulder and scapula. membrane over the eye.
at the junction of the middle and lower third of the curve formed by Yifeng (SJ17) and Jiaosun (SJ20) posterior to the helix. Indications: Headache. tinnitus. infantile convulsion.SJ18 (Sanjiao 18) Chinese Name: Qimai Location: In the centre of the mastoid process. . deafness.
tinnitus. deafness. infantile convulsion. . at the junction of the upper and middle third of the curve formed by Yifeng (SJ17) and Jiaosun (SJ20) behind the helix. pain in the ear.SJ19 (Sanjiao 19) Chinese Name: Luxi Location: Posterior to the ear. Indications: Headache.
Indications: Tinnitus. within the hair line. redness. . swelling of gum. parotitis.SJ20 (Sanjiao 20) Chinese Name: Jiaosun Location: Directly above the ear apex. toothache. pain and swelling of the eye.
when the mouth is open. Functions: Opens the ear. Primary Indications: Deafness. toothache.SJ21 (Sanjiao 21) Chinese Name: Ermen English Name: Ear Door Precautions: Ancient books prohibit the use of moxibustion when treating patients with pus in the ear. polyps in ear. pain in neck and submandibular region. Location: In the depression anterior to the supratragic notch and slightly superior to the condyloid process of the mandible. Tertiary Indications: Otitis. tinnitus. . otorrhoea. Other Indications: Temperomandibular arthritis. lips stiff and in contracture. disperses (clears) Heat. epistaxis. pain in the jaw and headache.
Indications: Migraine. at the level with the root of the auricle. tinnitus. . on the posterior border of the hairline of the temple where the superficial temporal artery passes.SJ22 (Sanjiao 22) Chinese Name: Erheliao Location: Anterior and superior to Ermen (SJ21). lockjaw.
visual disturbance. vomiting of mucoid sputum. Tertiary Indications: Facial paralysis. depressive psychosis. clears Fire from the head. Functions: Dispels Wind. brightens the eyes (clears the vision). Primary Indications: Headache. dizziness. epilepsy. Location: In the depression at the lateral end of the eyebrow. eye disorders (eye inflammation. keratoleukoma. this point may be bled. . twitching of eyelid). stops pain and lowers fever. toothache. ingrown eyelash.SJ23 (Sanjiao 23) Chinese Name: Sizhukong English Name: Silken Bamboo Hollow Precautions: Ancient books prohibit the use of moxibustion at this point. Other Indications: Fear of Wind and Cold.
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