Face Reading in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Face Diagnosis or Mien Shung is looking at the face as a method of diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In this method a practitioner can quickly observe the color, shape, and features that may indicate an imbalance or trait.
Various markings have a predisposition to an illness. They can indicate strengths and weaknesses of body, mind, and spirit.

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This diagnosis stems for the 5 element theory.

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Let’s have a look at the 5 elements in this diagnosis process:

In oriental medicine, there are no “bad” elements. Everything is a gift and challenge.

Wood personality for instance: Anger is the challenge, but this kind of person actually has a lot of passion. Wood types are very focused, athletic, direct, competitive. suppressing their anger, also suppresses their passion. They are often enforcers of the truth.

Face: Wood types have a long rectangular face, long body like a tree, think of like a basketball player, strong jaw, threatening eyes. Determined.

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Fire personality: Typically they say “Joy” is the challenge in TCM for this type of person, but what they really mean is excess joy, excess pleasure, to a point of even mania. The gift is the ability to disperse or dissipate. These are the type of people who love fun.

Face: oval shape, sparkly eyes, have slender body, points at eyebrows, nose, lips.

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Earth personality: their challenge is one of worry. They have strong empathy for others. They are the ones who “feel”. You would want to ask them how they “feel” about something. They are very in touch with their feelings, and the feelings of others.

Face: square, they have short legs, thighs, and butt.

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Metal personality: Their challenge is often grief, while the they carry the gift of sympathy. Metal types are practical, logical, mathematical, and often will use “I think” when asked about a opinion about something.

Face: Round, angular, high cheek bones, long slender nose, delicate, pale skin.

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Water personality: are ruled by fear and often look around suspiciously. They typically have the ‘what if’ going on in their minds, but they have a gift of wisdom. These types are very sensual, dreamy, flowing, imaginative/creative people.

Face: cheeky, dreamy eyes, sensual body.
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TCM points in relation to Kundalini Yoga and Ayurveda medicine.

Image is a synopsis of a kundalini method with TCM points added. Inspired from India Guru Sri Mataji’s Sahaja Yoga Kundalini meditation which is much more longer and complex. This yoga is instructed to be free, we cannot charge money for the essence, nature, and energy that is already inside of you. It is up to you to unlock its power and vibration.

The steps are: (click on image below for more details)

1. Practice Pranayama: alternate nostril breathing to balance the Pingala, Ida, and Sushumna channels. These relate to the humors of Wind, Bile, and Phelgm in Ayurveda medicine.
2. Raise the kundalini
3. Secure a boundary with Bhanda
4. Grounding with the Earth- release emotions (anxiety, worry, fear)
5. Opening up with the Sky- release anger and aggression.
6. Connect with Lower Dan Tian- Pure intention to cultivate self knowledge and wisdom.
7. Releasing Attachment to others: Becoming your own true master.
8. Middle Dan Tien: Letting go and being one with the Spirit: release ego, cultivate compassion.
9. Release Guilt: True Self, confession, and return to innocence.
10. Upper Dan tien: Opening 3rd eye and forgiveness.
11. Mantra recitation: mentally whispering “Hum Sum” 108x to balance brain hemispheres.
12. Unification:Realization in the present moment, feeling kundalini above head.
13. Chakra massaging: guiding hand over chakras 7x.
14. Closing: repeat 2. and 3.

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Structure and 3 Dan tien: alignments for Taijiquan training from a TCM perspective

Some Mindfulness for structural alignment based on some TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) concepts and Tai Chi Classics:
The ideas come from 3 Dan Tien, , simple body alignments, and upright spine and what to do to achieve this in Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan).

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On structural imbalances: 3 dan tien: are located in the head, chest, and hips.

1. Upper dan tien: YinTang between eyebrows as a spiritual center.
2. Middle dan tien: between nipples: Mind and emotional center.
3. Lower Dan tien: True center, center of gravity below umbilicus.

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Tai Chi Classics for body alignment:
1. Sink the chest,
2. Sink the qi to dan tien,
3. Move with the Qi sticking to the back and permeating the spine.

“Stand like a balanced scale and rotate actively like a wheel.”
1. Hips level: non-forcefully lengthening lower back, slight tilt of hip and tailbone.
2. Shoulders level- slight roundness of back, sink of chest.
3. Head suspended: shoulders down, head lifts up.
These Complete the scale.

Align these to help the yin (Ren mai) and yang (du mai) energies of the body balance like a scale at: Neck ST 9, SP15- lateral to navel, KD11 pubic bone of hip.
They are some reference points that assist with body structure and opening Du and Ren mai:
Hip Alignment: Pubic bone point KD11 and SP15 above at the anterior ASIS (Anterior Superior Iliac spine) in the Front with the sacrum and mingmen Du4 on the back.
Neck Region alignment: ST9, SCM (Sternocleidoidmastoid muscle) muscle on the anterior side in the front aligns with Du 16 at the EOP (External occipital protuberance) on the back of neck.
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Some Taijiquan masters with education in TCM will discuss the importance of opening the the Ren and Du mai vessels to correct structural issues.
It is said to do this by: Connect with the Ren mai, by way of the Du mai beginning at the Hui Yin point CV1 at the perineum. It is located between the sex organ and the anus. It connects with GV1 at the tip of the coccyx. It is important that the qi reaches to the top of head, when this occurs it can move down. It has to pass the difficult ‘locks’ at the shoulders and neck to reach the top. By following the principles of Taijiquan body requirements this should naturally open without forcing to much effort.

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On the Upright body:
Taiji Lun: “Do not lean in any direction” Insights to the 13 postures (Wang Tsung-Yu): “Body must me upright and stable, comfortable to support force from 8 directions.”

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Ming men- space between kidneys.
Chapter 8 of the Han Dynasty TCM classic: Nanjing mentioned, “Space between kidneys that pulsates.”
This is probably one of the most important points for health and commonly activated in qigong and Taijiquan.

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CV3/CV4- Lower Dan tien is considered an area for longevity, bones, blood, and sexuality/libido.

1. “Sink Qi to the tan tien” phrase in TCC to accumulate Qi there, it is the first martial art to address this location. In TCM it is thought to tonify kidneys and adrenals, strengthen immune system, fortifies bones and sexual organs.

2. Rotation of body: should originate from this dan tien center.

3. Weight shifting: is initiated from this center.

On the Inner Exercise of TCC (Tai chi Chuan): in TCM, Qi has excess or deficiency imbalances. When this imbalance happens, Qi gets stuck or blocked and eventually leads to disease. TCC is used to circulate blood and qi, and when this circulation improves the mind relaxes more. The homeostasis that heals the body can then begin to repair imbalances.

Mentality in Taijiquan: Is one of softness, gentleness, yielding, acceptance.
You yield to force and place self in advantageous situations. Find strength in softness. Competition, success, and power are let go of. Life is full of uncontrollable situations. Trying to control and be perfect creates undue stress. Trying to achieve influence only brings disappointment, and bad health. Releasing muscular tension is important so that we can use feeling to seek out tension. Even when standing , we try to release tight muscles in our thighs.

Conclusion: Martial Art harmonized with Wai gong (External skill) and Neigong (Internal skill).
With diligent practice and perseverance, we believe that the original intent of practicing the solo forms of Taijiquan, you should have a balance of unified external: addressing opponent (martial art) with focus on your external structure, combined with inner awareness of bone structure with relaxation. The Tai Chi classics are the key to obtaining this as previously mentioned. While some channels, vessels, and points are mentioned, they should not be the areas of focused intent, but rather assistants to points of reference for proper structure.

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Martial Structure in Action and Purpose in Taijiquan: Gotta know how to FIGHT with it!

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video sample of DAO: Square, Wedge, and Spherical structure to uproot opponent

References:
13 chapters on Taijiquan– translation of Cheng Man Ching’s book by Douglas Wile.
Tao of Taijiquan- Jou, Tsung-Hwa
The Master Tapes- Shur Jung school videos from NYC. Can be found here: http://www.chengmanching.com/OrderForm.htm
Ben Lo lectures- Compiled by Martin Inn can be found here: http://www.iritaichi.org/iri-store.html
TCM practitioner and Tai Chi master: Martin Inn, Internal Research Institute: Iritaichi.org

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Wu Ji posture, Yu Bei, and Gall Bladder 31 point: Feng Shi : “Wind Market”

last update 1/20/2016

As we stand in Wuji posture prior to the first movement in Taijiquan, we lightly touch the point at the side of the leg. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) this point is called Feng Shi or “Wind Market”. It is located the following way: “When the patient is standing erect with the hands close to the side, the point is where the top of the middle finger touches.”- Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Cheng Xinnong, p.218.

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Wind in TCM and the Wind Market:

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, there are external and internal factors that the body Defensive Qi (Wei Qi) must be able to tolerate. The first is External Wind pathogen. This wind can be Wind-heat (Yang) and Wind-cold (Yin) and there are small variations of those as we will see in this article. It is said that the Liver and Gall Bladder loathe Wind in TCM. Giovanni Maciocia describes wind the following way: “It invades the Cou Li, a space and texture between skin and muscles. This is the energetic space of defensive qi. The triple warmer helps all three layers: the skin, cou li, and muscles which are prone to stagnation, obstruction, entering and exiting of pathogens (wind, cold, heat, etc.) into the spaces and cause aches and pains.”

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Wind-heat needs the body to cool itself and Wind-cold needs the body to heat itself. They are external wind variants, so the body needs to release them externally through the skin. That is why many of the herbs that address wind help release wind pathogen by exterior, through the skin by sweat. Taijiquan as well should be practice of raising your basal metabolic rate to lightly sweat and increasing ability to release cold or heat trapped inside and release externally through the pores.

‘Internal Wind’ is something much more serious. Wind is something moving, swirling, travels around and not in a fixed location. The classic description of someone who has internal wind is that they are sore and achy in different places at different times and pain is hard to pin-point. Wind causes muscle spasms, stiff muscles, tremors, involuntary twitching, and in the worst case scenarios wind-stroke which is the same as stroke in Western medicine. The Wind market means that winds will come and collect at this one point. If you have ever been to a market, people come from far away places and converge to sell and buy, exchange goods, ect. It is a very busy place. The idea here is that various winds from the body can gather here.

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Wood Element and Gall Bladder

According to Traditional Chinese medicine the Gall bladder (GB) is related to the wood element. The Gall bladder meridian flows down to the feet and will assist you in your “rooting to the earth”. The gall bladder is responsible for the storage and release of bile. According to Taoist bio-rhythms, the time it best does this bile function is from 11pm to 1am at night during sleep. Gall Bladder has an influence on sleep quality, so it is important to be asleep before 11pm.

The Yang aspect of the wood element is the Gall Bladder, it helps qi circulation especially to the sinews (tendons). GB provides Qi to the sinews to ensure proper movement and agility. The Yin aspect of wood, the Liver, promotes blood circulation to the sinews. The sinews are the pullers of muscles and create action. In taijiquan we want the sinews are to be relaxed and naturally stretch to assist the muscles in storing and releasing power for fajin.

The book, “Manual of Acupuncture” by Peter Deadman, Mazin al-khafaji, and Kevin Baker says that the point Wind market (GB31) is an important point for treating wind, especially wind-damp that affects the lower leg. This can be sciatica, numbness of leg, heavy sensation in the leg with difficult sitting, contraction and pain of the knees.

Below this point near the knee is GB 34 called Yang Ling Quan, which is the Hui meeting point of the Sinews. Deadman writes, “The knees are the residence of the sinews (tendons).” This Gall Bladder point has a long history of being considered the main point of influence for all the sinews in the body.

Dai Mai (Belt Vessel) and GB 26

The Dai Mai or “Belt/girdle Vessel” in the TCM 8 extraordinary Vessels is heavily influenced by the Gall Bladder meridian and shares points. It touches the 12 meridians and assist the movement of qi in the channels that flow up or down vertically. It is the only channel or vessel that flows horizontally. One point in Particular is called Dai mai, GB 26 in the waist.

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The master point for the Belt Vessel GB 41 is the confluent point for the Dai mai and is used to treat structural problems between the upper and lower parts of the body with origin in the waist and hips.

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Gall Bladder and the Shao Yang Foot (Gall Bladder channel)

Let’s discuss the Gall Bladder and the meridian a bit more. The Gall Bladder stores and releases bile. The “minister fire” (Qi aspect of the Ming Men) warms the gall bladder so it can aid in digestion. Flow of bile depends on flow of Liver qi, and GB qi aids in ascending of Liver Qi. Smooth flow of bile helps the stomach digest, and the spleen to transform. GB’s decision making helps all 11 organs.

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In TCM, gall bladder channel mentally has to do with making decisions. Healthy GB helps you make wise decisions. Imbalanced Gall Bladder is viewed as when a person is timid or confused about what decision to make.

In relations to Taijiquan practice

Yang Chenfu’s first principle is, “Raise the head as if suspended from above, or empty, lively, pushing up energetic”. When standing in the Wuji posture, you have to clear the mind and be in the present moment. You have to close thoughts and awaken the spirit. The tense areas of the body (sinews and muscles) must be found internally and released before beginning to practice Taijiquan. You have to decide to do this and the Gall bladder channel is the vehicle to assist this. The mental aspect of the this channel promotes courage and good decision making to benefit the whole body. Relaxing of the sinews and muscles will maximize Qi (Yang) and Blood (Yin) circulation.

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Shao Yang (GB), the pair of Shao Yin (Heart)

Shao Yang foot pairs with Shao Yin hand in the Open, Close, Pivot theory in TCM. That means the Gall Bladder pairs with the heart meridian and the spirit. The wood element is thought to be the ‘Hun” the ethereal soul or the ‘coming and going of the mind‘ and the Heart “fire” is the root of Shen or the “spirit”. That is why when we are in Wuji posture before beginning Taijiquan, it is of utmost importance to Raise the spirit and calm the mind. Otherwise there will not be a high level of progress if the mind cannot be focused during training.

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So in conclusion, when standing with the hands at the side touching the Feng Shi point, just decide to clear the mind, relax the sinews, and root down as you raise up the spirit before beginning Taijiquan. Keep it simple. Jiayo!

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References:

“A Manual of Acupuncture” by Peter Deadman, Mazin Al-Khafaji, and Kevin Baker. Journal of Chinese Medicine Publications.

“Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion” by Cheng Xinnong. Foreign language press Beijing.

“The Foundations of Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Text for Acupuncturists and Herbalists”, by Giovanni Maciocia. Elsevier, churchill, Livinstone press.

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12 channels, 2 vessels, and extraordinary points in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

last update 3/22/2016

Study guide for students of acupuncture and TCM.

Actions, Locations, and Indications of the acupoints: Data for exams

-In the Language of Traditional Chinese medicine.
-In the Language of Anatomy.
-In the Language of pathology.

References:

“A Manual of Acupuncture” by Peter Deadman, Mazin Al-Khafaji, and Kevin Baker. Journal of Chinese Medicine Publications.

“Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion” by Cheng Xinnong. Foreign language press Beijing.

“The Foundations of Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Text for Acupuncturists and Herbalists”, by Giovanni Maciocia. Elsevier, churchill, Livinstone press.

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Tai Yin Hand (Lung channel)

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Yang Ming Hand (Large Intestine channel)

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Yang Ming Foot (Stomach channel)

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Tai Yin Foot (Spleen channel)

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Shao Yin Hand (Heart channel)

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Tai Yang Hand (Small Intestines channel)

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Tai Yang Foot (Urinary Bladder channel)

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Shao Yin Foot (Kidney channel)

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Jue Yin Hand (Pericardium channel)

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Shao Yang Hand (Triple Warmer/energizer/burner aka San Jiao channel)

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Shao Yang Foot (Gall Bladder channel)

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The Extraordinary Points

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Chinese name and translation, Point number, Special attributes, Location, Action, Indication:

Hand Tai Yin Lung (LU) 11 points (Metal)

Zhongfu– Central palace LU1 Lung Mu point Location: Laterosuperior to the sternum, 1 cun below LU2, at the level of the first intercoastal space, 6 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
Action: Disseminates and descends lung qi, alleviates cough and wheezing, transforms phlegm, clears heat and regulates water passages, descends stomach qi.
Indication: Cough asthma, chest pain, shoulder and back, fullness of chest.

Yunmen- Cloud door LU2 Location: In the superior lateral part of the anterior thoracic wall, superior to the caracoid process of scapula, in the depression of the infraclavicular fossa, 6 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
Action: Clears Lung heat, descends Lung qi, Dispels agitation and fullness.
Indication: Cough , asthma, pain in the chest, shoulder and arm, fullness in the chest.

Tianfu- Heavenly Palace LU3 Location: On the medial aspect of the upper arm, 3 cun below the end of the auxillary fold, on the radial side of the m.biceps brachii.
Action: Clears lung heat and descends lung qi, cools blood, calms the corporeal soul.
Indication: Asthma, epistaxis, pain in the medial aspect of the upper arm.

Xiabai– Clasping the white LU4 Location: On the medial aspect of the upper arm, 4 cun below the end of the auxillary fold, on the radial side of the m.biceps brachii.
Action: Descends Lung Qi, Regulates Qi and blood of chest.
Indication: Cough, fullness in chest, pain in medial aspect of upper arm.

Chize- Foot marsh LU5 He sea water Location: On the Cubital Crease, in the depression of the radial side of the tendon m.biceps brachii.
Action: Clears heat from Lung and clears rebellious Qi, Regulates water passages, activates the channel, relaxes sinews and alleviates pain.
Indication: Cough, hemoptysis, afternoon fever, asthma, sore throat, full chest, infantile convulsions, spasmodic pain of elbow and arm, mastitis.

Kongzhi- convergence hole LU6 Xi-cleft Location: On the palmar aspect of the forearm, on the line joining LU9 and LU5, 7 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist.
Action: Disseminates and descends Lung qi, clears heat, mositens lungs, stops bleeding, moderates acute conditions.
Indication: Cough, pain in chest, asthma, hemoptysis, sore throat, spasmodic pain of elbow and arm.

Lieque- Branching cleft LU7 Luo point, Ren mai confluent. Location: Superior to the styloid process of the radius, 1.5 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist between brachioradial muscle and tendon abductor muscle of the thumb.
Action: Releases the exterior and expels wind, promotes the descending function of the lung, pacifies wind and phlegm, benefits the head and nape,
Indication: Headache, migraine, neck rigidity, cough, asthma, sore throat, facial paralysis, tootch ache, pain and weakness of the wrist.

Jingqu- river ditch LU8 Jing river metal Location: 1 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist in the depression on the lateral side of radial artery.
Action: Descends Lung Qi, Alleviates cough and wheezing.
Indication: Cough asthma, pain in chest, sore throat, wrist pain.

Taiyuan- Supreme Abyss LU9 Yuan, Shu stream, Hui-vessels. earth Location: At the radial end of the transverse crease of the wrist, in the depression on the lateral side of the radial artery.
Action: Tonifies the Lung and transforms phlegm, promotes the descending function of Lung, regulates and harmonizes one hundred vessels, alleviates pain.
Indication: Cough, asthma, hemoptysis, sore throat palpitations, pain in chest, wrist, and arm.

Yuji- Fish border LU10 ying spring fire Location: On the radial aspect of the midpoint of the first metacarpal bone, on the junction of the red and white skin.
Action: Benefits the throat, clears lung heat, descends rebellious qi, harmonizes the Stomach and heart.
Indication: Cough, hemoptysis, fever, loss of voice, sore throat, sweaty palms.

Shaoshang– Lesser metal LU11 Jing well wood Location: On the radial side of the nail, about 0.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail.
Action: Revives consciousness, clears heat and benefits the throat.
Indication: Sore throat, cough, asthma, epistaxsi, fever, loss, of consciousness, mania, spasmatic pain of thumb.

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Hand Yang Ming Large Intestines (LI) 20 points

Shangyang– metal yang LI1 jing well metal Location: On the radial side of the index finger, about 0.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail.
Action: Clear heat, reduce sweling and alleviate pain. Revive consciousness.
Indication: Toothache, sore throat, swelling of submandibular region, numbness of fingers, febrile diseases with anhidrosis, loss of consciousness.

Erjain- second interval LI2 ying spring water Location: In the depression of the radial side of the index finger, distal to the 2nd metacarpal-phlangeal joint. The point is located with the finger slightly flexed.
Action: Expels wind, clears heat and reduce swelling, alleviate pain.
Indication: Blurred vision, Epitaxis, toothache, sore throat, febrile diseases.

San jian- third interval LI3 Shu- stream wood Location: When a loose fist is made, the point is on the radial side of the index finger, in the depression proximal to the head of the second metacarpal bone.
Action: Expel wind and heat, clear heat and benefit throat and teeth. Dispel fullness and diarrhea.
Indication: Toothache, opthalmalgia, sore throat, redness and swelling fingers of dorsum and hand.

Hegu-enclosed valley LI4 Yuan Location: On the dorsum of the hand, between the 1st and 2nd metacarpal bones, approximately in the middle of the 2nd metacarpal boneon the radial side.
Action: Regulate weiqi and adjust sweating, expel wind and release exterior, regulate face, eyes, nose, mouth, and ears.
Activate channel and alleviates pain, induces labour, restores yang.
Indication: Headache, Neck pain, redness, swelling/pain of eye, epistaxis, nasal obstruction, rhinorrhea, toothache, deafness, swelling face, sore throat, parotitis, trismus, facial paralysis.
febrile disease, hidrosis, abdominal pain, dysentery, constipation, amenorrhea, delayed labor, infant convulsion, pain, weakness, impairment of upper limbs.

Yangxi- Yang stream LI5 Jing river fire Location: On the radial side of the wrist. When the thumb is tilted upward, it is in the depression between the tendons of m.extensor pollicus longus and brevis.
Action: clear heat and alleiate pain, clears yangming fire, calms spirit, benefits the wrist and joints.
Indication: Headache, redness, pain andswelling of eye, tootchache, sore throat, pain of the wrist.

Pianli– lateral Passage LI6 Luo point Location: With the elbow flexed and radial side of arm upward, the point is on the line joining LI5 and LI11, 3 cun above crease of wrist.
Action: Expels wind and clear heat, opens and regulate water passages.
Indication: Redness of eye, tinnitus, deafness, epistaxis, aching of hand and arm, sore throat, edema.

Wenliu- Warm gathering LI7 Xi-cleft Location: With the elbow flexed and theradial side of arm upward, thepoint is on the line connecting LI5 and LI11, 5 cun above thecrease of the wrist.
Action: Clears heat and detoxifies poison, moderatesacute conditions, regulares and harmonizes LI and ST, clears yangming fire and calms spirit.
Indication: Headache, swelling of the face, sore throat, borborygmus, abdominal pain, aching of the shoulder and arm.

Xialian- Lower angle LI8 Location: On the line connecting LI5 and LI11, 4 cun below the cubital crease.
Action: Harmonizes the SI, expels wind and clears heat, clears yangming fire, calms the spirit.
Indication: Abdominal pain,borborygmus, pain in the elbow and arm, motor impairment of the upper limbs.

Shanglian- Upper angle LI9 Location: On the line connecting LI5 and LI11, 3 cun below the cubital crease.
Action: Harmonizes LI, activates channel and alleviates pain
Indication: Aching of the shoulder and arm, motor impairment of the upper limbs, numbness of the hand and arm, borborygmus.

Shousanli- Arm 3 miles LI10 Location: On the line connecting LI5 and LI11, 2 cun below the cubital crease.
Action: Regulates Qi and blood, activates the channel and alleviates pain, harmonizes ST and LI.
Indication: Abdominal pain, diarrhea, toothache, swelling of cheek, motor impairment of upper limbs, pain in shoulder and back.

Quchi- Pool on Bend LI11 He sea earth Location: When the elbow is flexed, the point is in the depression at the lateral end of the transverse cubital crease, midway between LU5 and lateral epicondyl of the humerus.
Action: Clears heat, colls blood, eliminates wind, drains damp, alleviates itching, regulates qi and blood, activates channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Sore throat, toothache, red/pain eyes, scrofula, urtucaria, hives, motor impairment of upper extremities, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, febrile diseases.

Zhouliao- elbow crevice LI12 Location: 1 cun above LI11 on the border of the humerus.
Action: Activates the channel and alleviates pain, benefits the elbow.
Indication: Pain and numbness of the elbow and arm.

Shouwuli- Arm 5 miles LI13 Location: On the lateral side of the upper arm, on the line connecting LI11 and LI15, 3 cun above LI11.
Action: Activates the channel and alleviates pain, alleviates coughting, reulates qi, drains damp, transforms phlegm.
Indication: Contracture and pain of the elbow and arm, scrofula.

Binao- upper arm LI14 Meeting point: LI, SI, BL. . Location: On the lateral side of the upper arm, on the line connecting LI11 and LI15, 7 cun above LI11 at the insertion of m. deltoideus.
Action: Activates channel and alleviates pain, regulates qi and dissipates phlegm nodules, benefits the eyes.
Yang Wei (linking) point Indication: Pain in the shoulder and arm, rigidity of the neck, scofula.

Jianyu- shoulder boneLI15 Yangqiao point Location: Antero-inferor to the acromion, on the upper portion of m.deltoideus. The point is in the depression at the anterior border of the acromioclavicular joint.
Action: Dispels wind-damp, alleviates pain, benefits shoulder joint, eliminates wind and regulates qi and blood, regulates qi and dissipates phlegm.
Indication: Pain in the shoulder and arm, motor impairment of the upper extremities, rubella, scrofula.

Jugu– great bone LI16 Yangqiao point Location: In the upper aspect of the shoulder, in the depression between the acromial extremity of the clavicle and the scapular spine.
Action: Activates the channel, alleviates pain, benefits shoulder, regulates qi and blood, dissipates phlegm nodules.
Indication: Pain and motor impairment of the upper extremites, pain in the shoulder and back.

Tianding- >heaven tripod LI17 Location: On the lateral side of the neck , at the posterior border of sternocleidomastoid muscle, beside the laryngeal protuberance, at the midpoint of the line connecting LI18 and ST12.
Action: Benefits throat and voice
Indication: Sudden voice loss, sore throat, goiter, scrofula.

Futu- support the protuberance LI18 Location: On the lateral side of the neck, level with the tip of the adam apple, between the sternal head and clavicular head of ,.sternocleidomastoid.
Action: Benefits throat and voice, alleviates cough and wheezing.
Indication: Cough, asthma, sore throat, loss of voice, scrofula, goiter.

Kouheliao- Mouth grain crevice LI19 Location: Right below the lateral margin of the nostril, level with Renzhong, GV26.
Action: Eliminates wind and opens nasal passages.
Indication: Nasal obstructions, epistaxis, deviation of mouth.

Yingxiang- welcome fragrance LI20 Meeting of ST and LI. Location: In the nasolabial groove, at the level of the midpoint of the lateral border of the ala nasi.
Action: Opens nasal passages, expels wind and clears heat.
Indication: Nasal obstructions, hyposmia, no smelling ability, epistaxis, rhinorrhea, deviation of mouth, itching and swelling of face.
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Foot Yangming Stomach (ST) 45 points

Chenqi– container of tears ST1 Yangqiao point, Ren mai point Location: Below the pupil of the eye, between the eyeball and the infraorbital ridge.
Action: Benefits the eyes and stops lacrimation, eliminates wind and clears heat.
Indication: Redness/sweeling/pain of the eye, lacrimation, night blindness, twitching eyelid, facial paralysis.

Sibai- 4 whites ST2 yangqiao Location: Directly below the pupil, in the depression of the infraorbital foramen.
Action: Eliminates wind, clears heat, benefits eyes.
Indication: Redness, pain and itching of the eye, facial paraylsis, twitching of eye lids, pain in the face.

Juliao- Great cervice ST3 yangqiao Location: Directly below the pupil, at the level of the ala nasi, on the lateral side of the nasolabial groove.
Action: Eliminates wind, dissipates swelling, alleviates pain.
Indication: Facial paralysis, twitching of eyelids, epistaxis, toothache, swelling of lips and cheek.

Dicang- Earth grainary ST4 yangqaiao, ren mai, meeting of ST and LI Location: Lateral to the corner of the mouth, directly below the pupil.
Action: Eliminates wind from face, activates channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Deviation of mouth, salivation, twitching of eyelids.

Daying- Great Welcome ST5 Location: Anterior to the Angle of mandible, on the anterior border of the attached portion of the m.masseter where the pulsation of the facial artery is palpable.
Action: Eliminates wind and reduces swelling.
Indication: Facial paralysis, trismus, swelling of cheek, pain in face, toothache.

Jiache- Jaw chariot ST6 Location: One finger-breadth (middle finger) anterior and superior to the lower angle of the mandible where m.masseter is prominence when the teeth are clenched, and depressive when it is pressed.
Action: Eliminates wind and benefits jaw and teeth, activates channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Facial paralysis, tootchache, swelling of cheek and face, mumps, trismus.

Xianguan- Lower gate ST7 ST and GB meeting point Location: On the face, anterior to the ear, in the depression between the zygomatic arch and the manibular notch when the mouth is closed.
Action: Benefits the ears, jaw, and teeth.
Indication: Deafness, tinnitus, otorrhea, toothache, facial paralysis, pain in the face, motor impairment of the jaw.

Touwei- Head corner ST8 Yang wei mai, ST and GB meeting point. Location: On the lateral side of the head, 0.5 cun above the anterior hairline at the corner of the forehead and 4.5 cun lateral to the midline of the head.
Action: Activates the channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Headache, blurred vision. Opthalmalgia, lacrimation.

Renying- Person’s welcome ST9 Sea of qi point, ST and GB meeting Location: Level with the tip of the adam’s apple where the pulsation of common carotid artery is palpable, on the anterior border of m. sternocleidomastoideus.
Action: Regulates qi and blood and lowers rebellion, benefits the throat and neck, alleviates pain.
Indication: Sore throat, asthma, goiter, dizziness, flushing of face.

Shuitu- Water Prominence ST10 Location: At the midpoint of the line joining ST9 and ST11, on the anterior border of m.sternocleidomastoideus.
Action: Benefits throat and neck, descends lung qi.
Indication: Sore throat, asthma, cough.

Qishe– abode of Qi ST11 Location: At the superior border of the sternal extremity of the clavical, between the sternal head and clavicular head of m.sterocleidomastoideus.
Action: Benefits throat and neck, descends qi.
Indication: Sore throat pain, neck pain, asthma, hiccup, goiter.

Quepen– empty basin ST12 meeting of ST,LI,SI, TW,GB. Location: In the midpoint of the supraclavicular fossa, 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
Action: Descends lung qi and clears heat from the chest, activates the channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Cough, asthma, sore throat, pain in supraclavicular fossa.

Qihu– Qi door ST13 Location: At the lower border of the middle of the clavical, 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
Action: Descends rebellious Qi and unbinds the chest.
Indication: Fullness of chest, asthma, cough, hiccup, pain in the chest, hypochondrium.

Kufang– storehouse ST14 Location: In the first intercoastal aspace, 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
Action: Descends rebelious qi and unbinds the chest.
Indication: Fullness of chest, cough, pain in the chest.

Wuyi-room screen ST15 Location: In the second intercoastal space, 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
Action: Descends rebellious qi and unbinds chest, benefits the breasts, alleviates pain and itching of the skin.
Indication: Fullness and pain of chest and coastal region, cough, asthma, mastitis.

Yingchuang- Breast Window ST16 Location: In the third intercoastal space, 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
Action: Alleviates cough and wheezing, benefits the breasts.
Indication: Fullness of chest, asthma, cough, hiccup, pain in the chest, hypochondrium.

Ruzhong- Middle of the breast ST17 Location: In the fourth intercoastal space, 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
Action: None (nipple)
Indication: contraindicated since it is the nipple.

Rugen- Breast root ST18 Location: On the chest, directly below the nipple, on the lower border of the breast, in the 5th intercoastal space , 4 cun from the Anterior midline.
Action: Benefits the breasts and reduces swelling, Unbinds chest and alleviates cough and wheezing.
Indication: Pain in the chest, cough, asthma, mastitis, insufficent lactation.

Burong- full ST19 Location: 6 cun above the umblicus, 2 cun lateral to CV14
Action: Harmonizes middle jiao and lower rebellion, descends qi and alleviates cough and wheezing.
Indication: Abdominal distention, vomiting, gastric pain, anorexia.

Chengman– supporting fullness ST20 Location: 5 cun cun above the umblicus, 2 cun lateral to CV13
Action: Harmonizes middle jiao, descends rebellion of the LU and ST.
Indication: Gastric pain, abdominal distention, vomiting, anorexia.

Liangmen- Beam door ST21 Location: 4 cun cun above the umblicus, 2 cun lateral to CV12
Action: Regulates Qi and alleviates pain, Harmonizes the middle jiao andtransforms stagnation, raises the qi and stops diarrhea.
Indication: Gastric pain, abdominal distention, vomiting, anorexia, diarrhea.

Guanmen- pass gate ST22 Location: 3 cun cun above the umblicus, 2 cun lateral to CV11
Action: Regulates Qi and alleviates pain, Regulates LI and benefits urination.
Indication: Abdominal distention, vomiting, anorexia, diarrhea, edema.

Taiyi-Supreme Unity ST23 Location: 2 cun cun above the umblicus, 2 cun lateral to CV10
Action: Transforms phlegm, calms the spirit, harmonizes middle jiao
Indication: Gastric pain, irritability, mania, indigestion.

Huaroumen- Slippery flesh gate ST24 Location: 1 cun cun above the umblicus, 2 cun lateral to CV9
Action: Transforms phlegm, calms the spirit, harmonizes ST and alleviates vomiting.
Indication: Gastric pain,vomiting, mania.

Tianshu- heavenly Pivot ST25 Front Mu of Large Intestines Location: 2 cun lateral to the center of umblicus
Action: Regulates Intestines, Regulates SP and ST, Resolves damp heat, regulates qi and blood and eliminates stagnation.
Indication: Abdominal pain, distrention, borborygumus, pain around umbilicus region, constipation, diarrhea, dysnetery, irregular menstration, edema.

Wailing- Outer Mound ST26 Location: 1 cun below the umbilicus, 2 cun lateral to CV7
Action: Regulates Qi and alleviates pain
Indication: Abdominal pain, hernia, dysmenorrhea.

Daju- The Great ST27 Location: 2 cun below the umbilicus, 2 cun lateral to CV5
Action: Benefits the kidneys and firms essence, regulates qi and promotes urination
Indication: Lower abdominal distention, dysuria, hernia, seminal emission, premature ejaculation.

Shuidao- Water passage ST28 Location: 3 cun below the umbilicus, 2 cun lateral to CV4.
Action: Regulates the lower jiao and dispels stagnation, benefits the bladder and uterus.
Indication: Lower abdominal distention, retention of urine, edema, hernia, dysmenorrhea, sterility.

Guilai- Return ST29 Location: 4 cun below the umbilicus, 2 cun lateral to CV3.
Action: Warms lower jiao, regulates memstruation and beneifts genitals.
Indication: Abdominal pain, hernia, dysmenorrhea, irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, leukcorreha, prolapse of uterus.

Qichong- Penetrating Qi ST30 chong mai point, sea of food point. Location: 5 cun below the umbilicus, 2 cun lateral to CV2.
Action: Regulates qi in lower jiao, regulates pentrating vessel, subdues running piglet Qi.
Indication: Abdominal pain, hernia, swelling, pain of external genitalia, impotence, irregular menstruration.

Biguan- thigh gate ST31 Location: On the anterior side of the thigh and on the line connecting the anterosuperior iliac spine and the superiolateral corner of the petella, on the level of the perinium, when the thigh is fixed, the depression lateral to the sartorius muscle.
Action: Activates the channel and alleviates pain, dispels wind-damp.
Indication: pain in the thigh, muscular atrophy, motor impairment, numbness and pain of lower extremities.

Futu- crouching rabbit ST32 Location: On the line connecting the anterior superior iliac spine and the superiolateral corner of the petella, 6 cun above the laterosuperior border of patella.
Action: Activates the channel and alleviates pain, dispels wind-damp.
Indication: Pain in lumbar iliac region, cold knees, paralysis or motor impairment of lower extremities.

Yinshi- Yin Market ST33 Location: On the line connecting the anterior superior iliac spine and the superiolateral corner of the petella, 3 cun above the laterosuperior border of patella.
Action: Activates the channel and alleviates pain, dispels wind-damp.
Indication: Numbness, soreness, motor impairment of leg and knee, motor impairment of lower extremities.

Liangqiu- Beam Mound ST34 xi-cleft Location: On the line connecting the anterior superior iliac spine and the superiolateral corner of the petella, 2 cun above the laterosuperior border of patella.
Action: Activates the channel and alleviates pain, harmonizes the ST and alleviate pain, moderates acute conditions.
Indication: Pain and numbness of the knee, gastric pain, mastitis, motor impairment of lower extremites.

Dubi- calf nose ST35 Location: Lower border of the patella, in the depression lateral to the patellar ligament.
Action: Dispels wind-damp and reduces swelling, activates the channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Pain, numbness, motor impairment of knee. Beriberi.

Zusanli- Three miles of the foot ST36 He Sea point, Sea of food point earth. Location: 3 cun below ST35 and 1 finger breath from the anterior border of tibia.
Action: Harmonizes ST, forities SP and resolves damp, supports true Qi and yuan qi, tonifies qi and nourishes blood and yin,
clears fire and clams spirit, activates the channel and alleviates pain, revives they yang and restores consciousness.
Indication: Gastric pain, vomiting, hiccup, abdominal distention, borborygumus, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, mastitis, enteritis, aching of knee joint, beriberi, edema, cough, asthma
indigestion, apoplexy,hemiphlegia, dizziness, insomnia, mania.
location: 6 cun below ST35, and 1 finger breath from the anterior border of tibia.
Action: Regualtes LI, transforms stagation, clears damp heat, alleviates diarrhea, regulates SP/ST, activates channel to alleviate pain.
Sea of blood point. Indication: Abdominal pain, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, enteritis, paralysis due to stroke.

Tiaokou– Narrow Opening ST38 Location: 8 cun below ST35, and 1 finger breath from the anterior border of tibia.
Action: Expels wind-damp, alleviates pain, benefits the shoulder.
Indication: Numbness, soreness, and pain of the knee and leg, weakness and motor impairment of the shoulder, abdominal pain.

Xiajuxu- Lower great emptiness ST39 Lower he sea small intestines. Location: 9 cun below ST35, and 1 finger breath from the anterior border of tibia.
Action: Moves SI qi, transforms stagnation, regulates andharmonizes the intestinesand clearsdamp-heat, activatesthe channel and alleviates pain.
Sea of blood point. Indication: Lower abdominal pain, backache affecting testis, mastitis, numbness and aparlysis of the lower extremities.

Fenglong– Abundant bulge ST40 Luo connecting Location: 8 cun superior to the tip of the external malleolus, lateral to ST38, two finger breadth lateral to the anterior border of tibia.
Action: Transforms phlegm and damp, benefits chest, clears phlegm from lung and alleviatescough andwheezing, clears phlegmfrom HT and spirit.
Indication: Headache, dizziness, vertigo, cough, asthma, excessive sputum, pain in the chest, constipation, mania, epilepsy, muscular atrophy, motor impairment, pain and swelling of lower extremities.


Jiexi- Dispersing Stream
ST41 jing river fire Location: On the dorsum of the foot, at the midpoint between the transverse crease of the ankle joint, in the depression between m.extensor digitorum longus and hallicus longus. At level of tip of ex. Malleolus.
Action: Clears heat from ST channel, calms spirit, activates channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Pain of ankle joint, muscular atrophy, motor impairment, pain and paralysis of lower extremities, epilepsy, headache, dizziness, vertigo, constipation.

Chongyang- Penetrating Yang ST42 Yuan source Location: On the dome of the instep of foot, between tendons of long extensor muscle of the great toe and long extensor muscles of toes, where the pulsation of dorsal artery is palpable.
Action: Clears heat from ST channel, harmonizes ST, calms spirit, activates channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Pain of upper teeth, rednessand swelling of dorsum of foot, facial paralysis, muscular atrophy, motor impairment of foot.

Xiangu- sinking valley ST43 shu stream wood Location: In the depression distal to the junction of the second and third metatarsal bones.
Action: Regulates the SP and dispels edema, regulates and harmonizes ST and LI.
Indication: Facial or genral edema, abdominal pain, sweeling and pain of the foot.

Neiting- Inner courtyard
ST44 ying spring water Location: Proximal to the web margin between the second and third toes, in the depression distal and lateral to the second metatarsodigital joint.
Action: Clears heat from ST channel and alleviatespain, harmonizes the Liand clears damp-heat, calms spirit.
Indication: Toothache, pain in the face, deviation of mouth, sore throat, epistaxis, gastric pain, acid reflux, abdominal distention, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, febrile diseases.

Lidui- Strict Exchange ST45 jing well metal Location: On the lateral side of the 2nd toe, 0.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail.
Action: Clears heat from ST channel, calms spirit, restores consciousness.
Indication: Facial swelling, deviation of mouth, toothache, sore throat, hoarse voice, coldness in leg and foot, febrile disease, mania, dream disturbed sleep.
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Foot Tai Yin Spleen (SP) 21 points

Yinbai Hidden White SP1 Jing well wood Location: On the medial side of the great toe, .01 cun posterior to the corner of the nail.
Action: Stops bleeding, regulates spleen, unbinds chest, calms heart, restores consciousness.
Indication: Abdominal idstention, bloody stools, menorrhagia, uterine bleeding, mental disorders, dream disturbed sleep, convulsion.

DaDu Great Metroplis SP2 ying spring fire Location: On the medial side of the great toe, distal and inferior to the first metatarsodigital joint, in the depression of the junction of the red and white skin.
Action: Regulates SP, resolves dampness and damp-heat, harmonizes middle jiao and clears heat.
Indication: Abdominal distention, gastric pain, constipation, febrile disease with anhidrosis.

Taibai- Supreme White SP3 shu-stream, Yuan Location: Proximal and inferior to the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint, in the depression of the junction of red and white skin.
Action: Tonifies SP and resolves damp and damp-heat, harmonizes SP/ST, regulates Qi.
Indication: Gastric pain, abdominal distention, constipation, dysentery, vomiting, diarrhea, borborygmus, sluggishness, beriberi.

Gongsun Grandfather Grandson SP4 Luo connecting, Confluent of Chong Mai Location: In the depression distal and inferior to the base of the first metatarsal bone, at the junction of the red and white skin.
Action: Fortifies SP, harmonizes middle jiao, regulates qi and resolves damp, calms spirit, benefit HT and chest, regulates Chong Mai.
Indication: Gastric pain, vomiting, abdominal pain and distention, diarrhea, dysentery, borborygmus.

ShangQiu- Shang Mound SP5 Jing River metal Location: In the depression distal and inferior to the medial malleolus, midway between the tuberosity of the navicular bone and the tip of the medial malleolus.
Action: Fortifies SP and resolves dmap, benefts sinews and bones, calms spirit,
Indication: Abdominal distention, constipation, diarrhea, borborygmus, pain and ridgid tongue, pain in foot and ankle, hemmeroid.

Sanyinjiao- Three Yin Intersection SP6 meeting of spleen, liver and kidney channels. Location: 3 cun directly above the tip of the medial malleoulus, posterior to the medial border of tibia.
Action: Tonifies and harmonizes SP/ST. Resolves damp, harmonizes Liv, tonifies KD, regulate menstruation, harmonizes lower jiao,
regulates urination, benefits genitals, calms spirit, invigorates blood, activates channel, alleviates pain.
Indication: Abdominal pain, borborygmus, abdominal distention, diarrhea, dysmenorhea, irregular menstration, uterine bleeding, leukorrhea, prolapsed uterus, infertility, delayed labour
impotence, enuresis, dysuria, edema, hernia, pain in ex. Genitalia, muscle atropy, headache, dizziness, veritgo, insominia.

Lougu- dripping valley SP7 Location: 6 cun from the tip of medial malleoulus, on the line connecting the tip of the medial malleolus and SP9, posterior to the medial border of tibia.
Action: Fortifies SP, resolves damp, promotes urination, disperses swelling.
Indication: Abdominal distention, borborygmus, coldness, numbness, pain of knee and leg.

Diji- Earth Pivot SP8 Xi-cleft Location: 3 cun below SP9, on the line connecting SP9 and the medial malleolus.
Action: Regulating menstruation, invigorates blood, harmonizes SP, resolves damp, moderates acute conditions.
Indication: Abdominal distention, diarrhea, edema, dysuria, noctural emission, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea.

Yinlingquan- Yin Mound Spring SP9 He sea water Location: On the lower border of the medial condyle of the tibia, in the depression posterior and inferior to the medial condyle of the tibia.
Action: Regulates spleen and resolves damp, opensand moves water passages, benefits lower jiao.
Indication: Abdominal pain and distention, diarrhea, dysentery, edema, jaundice, dysuria, enruesis, incontinence, pain in external genitals, dysmenorrhea, pain in knee.

Xuehai – sea of blood SP10 Location: With the thumb on medial side, place on patients knee, where the thumb rests is point location.
Action: Invigorates blood and dispels stasis, cools blood, harmonizes menstruation, benefits the skin.
Indication: Irregular menstration, dysmenorrhea, uterine bleeding, amenorrhea, urticaria, eczema, erysipelas, pain in the medial aspect of thigh.

Jimen- Winnowing Gate SP11 Location: 6 cun above SP10, on the line drawn from SP10 to SP12.
Action: Regulates urination, drains damp and clears heat.
Indication: Dysuria, enuresis, pain and welling in inguinial region, muscular atrophy, motor impairment, pain and paralysis of lower extremities.
Chongmen- Rushing Gate SP12 Meeting point of SP,LV, Yin wei- linking vessel Location: Superior to the lateral end of the inguinal groove, lateral to the pulsating external iliac artery, at the level of the upper border of symphysis publis, 3.5 cun lateral to CV2.
Action: Invigorates the blood, regulates qi and alleviates pain, drains damp, clears heat and regulates urination.
Indication: Abdominal pain, hernia, dysuria.

Fushe- Abode of the Fu SP13 Meeting point of SP,LV, Yin wei- linking vessel Location: 4 cun below the center of the umblicus, 0.7 cun superior to SP12, 4 cun alteral to anterior midline.
Action: Regulates Qi and alleviates pain.
Indication: Lower abdominal pain, hernia.

Fujie- Abdomen Knot SP14 Location: 1.3 cun below SP15, 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline, on the lateral side of m. rectus abdominis.
Action: Warms the benefits the lower jiao regulates qi and descends rebellion.
Indication: Pain around umbilicus region, abdominal distention, hernia, diarrhea, constipation.

Daheng- Great Horizonal SP15 meeting of SP, and Yin wei linking vesssel Location: 4 cun lateral to the center of the umbilicus, lateral to m. rectus abdominis.
Action: Moves qi and regulates Intestines.
Indication: Adbominal pain and distention, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation.

Fuai- Abdomen sorrow SP16 meeting of SP, and Yin wei linking vesssel Location: 3 cun above the center of the umbilicus, and 4 cun lateral to anterior midline.
Action: Regulates the Intestines.
Indication: Abdominal pain, indigestion, constipation, dysentery.

Shidou- Food cavity SP17 Location: In the 5th intercoastal space, 6 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
Action: Dissipates accumulation of food and fluid and promotes digestion.
Indication: Fullness and pain in the chest and hypochondriac region.

Tianxi- Heavenly Stream SP18 Location: In the 4th intercoastal space, 6 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
Action: Regulates and descends qi, benefits the breasts and promotes lactation.
Indication: Fullness and pain in the chest and hypochondriac region, cough, hiccup, mastitis, insufficent lactation.

Xiongxiang- Chest village SP19 Location: In the 3rd intercoastal space, 6 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
Action: Regulates and descends qi, unbinds the chest.
Indication: Fullness and pain in the chest and hypochondriac region.

Zhourong- Encircling Glory SP20 Location: In the second intercoastal space, 6 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
Action: Regulates and descends qi, unbinds the chest.
Indication: Fullness of chest and hypochonriac region,cough, hiccup.

Dabao- Great wrapping SP21 Great Lou connecting of Spleen Location: On the lateral side of the chest and on the middle auxillary line, in the 6th intercoastal space.
Action: Regulates qi and blood and firms thesinews and joints, unbinds the chest and benefits intercoastal region.
Indication: Pain in the chest and hypochondriac region, asthma, general aching and weakness.

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Hand Shao Yin Heart meridian (HE) Hand Shaoyin – Heart 9 points (Fire)

Jiquan- Summit Spring HE1 Location: When the upper arm is abducted, the point is I the center of the axilla, on the medial side of the axillary artery.
Action: Unbinds the chest, activates the channel, and benefits the arm
Indication: Pain in coastal and cardiac regions, scrofula, cold pain of elbow and arm, dry throat.
Qingling- Green Spirit HE2 Location: When the elbow is flexed, the point is 3 cun above the medial end of the transverse cubital crease, in the groove medial to m.biceps brachii.
Action: Activates the channel and alleviates pain
Indication: Pain in cardiac and hypocondriac regions, shoulder and arm.

Shaohai- Lesser Sea HE3 He Sea of the heart water Location: With the elbow flexed, at the midpoint of the line connecting the medial end of the cubital crease and the medial epicondyle of humerus.
Action: Calms the spirit, transforms phlegm, clears heat, activates the channel, benefits the arm.
Indication: Cardiac pain, spasmodic pain and numbness of hand and arm, scrofula, pain in axilla and hypocondriac regions.
Lingdao HE4 Jing river metal 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 wrist crease.
Action: Calms the spirit, benefits the voice, relaxes the muscles and sinews.
Indication: Cardiac pain, spasmodic pain of elbow and arm, sudden loss of voice.

Tongli- Penetrating the Interior HE5 Luo connecting point Location: When the palm faces upward, the point is on the radial side of the tendon of m.flexor carpi ulnaris, 1 cun above the transverse wrist crease.
Action: Calm the spirit, regulate heart qi and rhythm, benefits the tongue, activates channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Palpatations, dizziness, blurring vision, sore throat, sudden loss of voice, aphasia with stiff tongue, pain in wrist and elbow.

Yinxi- Yin cleft HE6 Xi cleft Location: When the palm faces upward, the point is on the radial side of the tendon of m.flexor carpi ulnaris, 0.5 cun above the transverse wrist crease.
Action: Regulates heart blood, calms the spirt, moderates acute conditions, clears deficiency fire and alleviates night sweating
Indication: Cardiac pain, hysteria, night sweating, hemoptysis, epistaxis, sudden loss of voice.

Shenmen- Spirit name HE7 Shu stream, Yuan source Location: At the ulnar end of the transverse crease of the wrist, in the depression on the radial side of the tendon m.flexor carpi ulnaris.
Action: Calms the spirt, regulates and tonifies the heart.
Indication: Cardiac pain, irritability palpitations, hysteria, amnesia, insomnia, mania, epilepsy, dementia, pain in hypochondriac area, sweaty palms, yellowish sclera (eyes).

Shaofu-Lesser Palace HE8 Ying spring fire Location: When the palm faces upward, the point is between the 4th and 5th metacarpal bones when a light fist is made, little finger rests on the palm.
Action: Clears the heat from heart and small intestines, calms the spirit, regulates heart qi, activates he channel and alleviates pain
Indication: Palpitation, pain in the chest, spasmodic pain of the little finger, sweaty palms, enuresis, dysuria, pruritus of the external genitalia.

Shaochong- Lesser rushing HE9 jing well wood Location: On the radial side of the little finger, 0.1 cun from corner of nail.
Action: Revives consciousness, clears heat and benefits the tongue, eys and throat, regulates heart qi and calms spirit.
Indication: Palpitation, cardiac pain, pain in chest and hypocondriac region, mania, febrile disease, loss of consciousness.

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Hand Tai Yang, Small Intestines meridian (SI) Hand Taiyang- Small intestines 19 points (Fire)

Shaoze- Lesser marsh SI1 Jing well metal Location: On the ulnar side of the little finger, about 0.1 cun from the corner of the nail.
Action: Clear heat, benefits sensory orifices, revives consciousness, promotes lactation and benefits breasts.
Indication: Headache , febrile disease, loss of consciousness, insufficent lactation, sore throat, red eyes, cloudy cornea.

Qiangu- Front Valley SI2 Ying- spring water Location: When a loose fist is made, the point is on the ulnar end of the crease in front of the metacarphalangeal joint of the little finger, at the junction of red and white skin.
Action: Clears wind-heat, reduces swelling, benefits the eyes, ears, throat, activates channeland alleviates pain.
Indication: Numbness of fingers, febrile disease, tinnitus, headache, reddish urine.

Houxi- Back stream SI3 Shu – stream, Confluent of Du Mai. wood Location: When a loose fist is made, the point is on the ulnar end of the distal palmar crease, proximal to the fifth metacarpophalangeal joint,
at the end of the transverse crease and the the junction of red/whte skin.
Action: Benefits the occiput, neck, back. Activates channel and alleviates pain, clears wind, heat and treats malaria.
Calms the spirit and treats epilepsy, clears heat and benefits sensory orifices, regulates Du mai.
Indication: Pain and rigid neck, deafness, sore throat, mania, malaria, acute lumbar sprain, night sweating, febrile disease, numbness of fingers, pain in shoulder and elbow.

Wangu- Wrist Bone SI4 Yuan- Source Location: On the ulnar side of the palm, in the depression between the base of the fifth metacarpal bone and the hamate bone.
Action: Activates the channel and alleviates pain, clears heat and reduces swelling, clearsdamp-heat and treats jaundice.
Indication: Febrile disease with anhidrosis, headache, rigid neck, contracture of fingers, wrist pain, jaundice.

Yanggu- Yang Valley SI5 jing-river fire Location: At the ulnar end of transverse crease on the dorsal aspect of the wrist, in the depression between styloid process of the ulna and the triquetral bone.
Action: Clear heat and reduce swelling, calm the spirit.
Indication: Swelling of neck and submandibular region, pain of the hand and wrist, febrile disease.

Yanglao- Support the aged SI6 xi-cleft Location: Dorsal to the head of the ulna. When the palm face of the chest, thepoint is in the bony cleft on the radial side of the styloid process of the ulna.
Action: Activates the channel and alleviates pain, benefits shoulder and arm, moderates acute conditions, benefits the eyes.
Indication: Blurred vision, shoulder pain, elbow and arm pain.

Zhizheng- Branch of the Upright SI7 Luo-connecting Location: On the line joining Yanggu (SI5) and Xiaohai (SI8), 5 cun proximal to the dorsal crease of wrist.
Action: Clear Heat and release the exterior, calms the spirit, Activates the channel and alleviates pain, benefits finger joints.
Indication: Neck rigidity, headache, dizziness, spasmodic pain in the elbow and fingers, febrile diseases, mania.

Xiaohai- Small sea SI8 He sea earth Location: When the elbow is flexed, the point is located in the depression between the olecranon of the ulna and the medial epicondyle of the humerus.
Action: Clears heat and dissipates swelling, calms the spirit, Activates the channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Headache swelling of the neck, pain in the nape, shoulder, arm and elbow, epilsepsy.

Jianzhen- True Shoulder SI9 Location: Posterior and inferior to the shoulder joint. When the arm is adducted, the point is 1 cun above the posterior end of the axillary fold.
Action: Expels wind and benefits shoulder, Activates the channel and alleviates pain
Indication: Pain in scapular region, motor impairment of hand and arm.

Naoshu- Upper Arm Shu SI10 with Yang Wei Location: When the arm is adducted, the point directly above the posterior end of the axillary fold, in the depression inferior to the scapluar spine
Action: Benefits the shoulder, Activates the channel and alleviates pain.
and Yang Qiao (heel motility) Indication: Swelling of the shoulder, aching and weakness of the shoulder and arm.

Tianzong- Heavenly Gathering SI11 Location: On the scapula, in the depression of the center of the subscapular fossa, and at the level of the 4th thoracic vertabra (T4).
Action: Activates the channel and alleviates pain, Moves Qi and unbinds the chest and lateral coastal region, benefits breasts.
Indication: Pain in scapular regin,pain in the laterposterior aspect of the elbow and arm, asthma.

Bienfeng- Grasping the Wind SI12 Meeting of SI, LI, GB, and TW channels. Location: In the center of the suprascapular fossa, directly above Tianzong SI11, When the arm is lifted, the point is at the site of the depression.
Action: Expels wind and benefits the shoulder and scapula.
Indication: Pain in scapular region, numbness and aching of upper extremities, motor impairment of shoulder and arm.

Quyuan- Crooked Well SI13 Location: On the medial extremitiy of the suprascapular fossa, about midway between SI10 and the spinous process of T2.
Action: Benefits shoulder and scapula.
Indication: Pain and stiffness of the scapular region.

Jianwaishu- Outer shoulder shu SI14 Location: 3 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the T1 where GV13 is located.
Action: Activates the channel and alleviates pain, expels wind and cold and benefits the shoulder and scapula.
Indication: Aching of the shoulder and back, pain and rigid neck.

Jianzhongshu- middle shoulder shu SI15 Location: 2 cun lateral to the lower border of C7.
Action: DescendsLung qi, Activates the channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Cough , asthma, shoulder and back pain, hemoptysis.

Tianchuang- Heavenly Window SI16 Location: In the lateral aspect of the neck, posterior to m.sternocledomastoideus and Li18, on the level of the laryngeal protuberance.
Action: Benefits the ears, throat and voice, regulates qi and calms spirit, Activates the channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Sore throat, loss of voice, deafness, tinnitus, stiff and painful neck.

Tianrong- Heavenly Appearance SI17 Location: Posterior to the angle of mandible, in the depression on the anterior border of m.sternocleidomastoideus.
Action: Benefits the neck and throat and disperses swelling, descends rebellious qi, benefits ears.
Indication: Deafness, tinnitus, sore throat, swelling of the cheek, foreign body sensation in throat, goiter.

Quanliao- cheeck bone crevice SI18 meeting point of SI and TW. Location: Directly below the outer canthus of the , in the depression on the lower border of zygoma.
Action: Eliminates wind and alleviates pain, clears heat and reduces swelling.
Indication: Facial paralysis, twitching of eyelids, pain in the face, toothache, swelling of cheek, yellowish sclera.

Tinggong- Palace of hearing. SI19 meeting point of SI, TW, GB. Location: Anterior to the tragus and posterior to the condyloid process of the manible, in the depression formed when the mouth is open.
Action: Benefits ear, calms spirit.
Indication: Deafness, tinnitus, otorrhea, motor impairment of the mandibular joint, toothache.

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Foot Tai Yang (Urinary Bladder) meridian (BL) 67 points (Water)

Jingming- Bright eyes BL1 Meeting point of BL, GB, ST, SI, TW, Du Mai, Location: In the depression slightly above the inner canthus.
Actions: Benefits the eyes, expels wind, clears heat
Indication Redness, swelling, and pain of inner eye, itching of canthus, lacrimation, night blindness, blurring of vision, myopia.

Zanzhu- Gatheered bamboo BL2 Location: On the medial extremity of the eyebrow, or on supraorbital notch.
Actions: Eliminates wind and clears heat, benefits the eyes, clears the head and alleviates pain.
Indication Headache, blurring and failing vision, pain in supraorbital region, twitiching eyelids, pain, swelling red eyes, glaucoma.

Meichong- Eyebrow’s pouring BL3 Location: Directly above Zanzhu (BL2) 0.5 cun within the anterior hairline, between GV24 and BL4
Actions: Expels wind, clears the head, alleviates pain, benefits the eyes and nose.
Indication Headache, giddiness, epilepsy, nasal obstructions.

Quichai- Crooked curve BL4 Location: 0.5 cu directly above the midpoint of the hairline and 1.5 cun lateral to the midline, at the junction of the medial third and lateral 2/3 rd of the distance of GV24 to ST8.
Actions: Expels wind, clears the head, alleviates pain, benefits the eyes and nose.
Indication Headache, nasal obstruction, epistaxis, blurring and failing vision.

Wuchu- Fifth place BL5 Location: 1 cun directly above the midpoint of the anterior hairline and 1.5 cun lateral to the midline
Actions: Eliminates wind, descends Yang and clears heat, clears head and nose.
Indication Headache, blurring vision, epilepsy, convulsion.

Chengguang- Receiving Light BL6 Location: 2.5 cun directly above the midppoint of the hairline and 1.5 cun lateral to midline.
Actions: Eliminates wind and clears heat, clears the head and benefits the eyes and nose
Indication Headache, blurred vision, nasal obstruction.

Tongtian- Heavenly connection BL7 Location: 4 cun directly above the midpoint of the anterior hariline and 1.5 cun lateral to the midline.
Actions: Benefits and regulates the nose, clears the head.
Indication Headache, giddiness, nasal obstruction, epistaxis, rhinorrhea.

Louque- Declining Connection BL8 Location: 5.5 cun directly above the midpoint of the anterior hariline and 1.5 cun lateral to the midline.
Actions: Benefits sense organs, pacifies wind, transforms phlegm and calms spirit.
Indication Dizziness, blurring vision, tinnitus, mania.

Yuzhen- Jade Pillow BL9 Location: 2.5 cun directly above the midpoint of the posterior hairline and 1.3 cu lateral to the midline, in the depression o the level of the upper border of the external occipital protuberance (EOP).
Actions: Expels wind and cold and alleviates pain, benefits eyes and nose.
Indication Headache and neck pain, dizziness, opthalmalgia, nasal obstruction.

Tianzhu- Celestrial Pillar BL10 Location: 1.3 cun lateral to the midpoint of the posteriro hairline and I the depression on the lateral aspect of M. trapezius.
Actions: Regulates qi and pacifies wind, benefits the sensory orifices, calms the spirit, activates channel and alleviates pain.
Indication Headache, nasal obstruction, sore throat, neck rigidity, pain in the shoulder and back.
Dazhu- Great Shuttle BL11 Meeting point of BL,SI,TW,GB, GV, Location: 1.5 cun lateral to GV13 at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the first thoractic vertebra.
Actions: Benefits the bones and joints, expels external pathogens and firms the exterior, regulates Lung qi and alleviates cough.
Hui meeting of the Bones, Sea of Blood point. Indication Headache, pain in neck and back, pain and soreness in the scapular region, cough, fever, neck rigidity.

Fengmen- Wind Gate BL12 Meeting point of the Bladder and Governor vessel. Location: 1.5 cun lateral to GV meridian, at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the second thoracic vertebra.
Actions: Expels wind and releases exterior, strengthens the defensive Qi and firms exterior, descends lung qi, benefits nose.
Indication Common cold, cough, fever, headache, neck rigidity, back ache.

Feishu- Lung Shu BL13 Back Shu of the Lung at level of Du 12. Location: 1.5 cun lateral to GV12 at the level f the lower border of the spinous process of T3.
Actions: Tonifies Lung Qi and nourishes Lung yin, descends and disseminates Lung qi, clears heat from Lung, releases the exterior.
Indication Cough, asthma, chest pain, spitting blood, afternoon fever, night sweating.

Xinshu- heart shu BL15 Back shu of the heart (Du 11) Location: 1.5 cun lateral to GV11 at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of T5.
Actions: Spreads liver qi and unbinds the chest, regulates heart, regulates and descends qi.
Indication Cardiac pain, panic, loss of memory, palpitations, cough, spitting blood, nocturnal emission, night sweating, mania, epilespy.

Dushu- Governor channel Shu BL16 (DU 10) Location: 1.5 cun lateral to GV10, at the elvel of the lower border of the spinous process of T6.
Actions: Tonifies and nourishes the heart, regulates heart qi, calms spirit, unbinds chest and resolves blood stasis, clears heart fire.
Indication Heart pain, epigastric pain, abdominal distension, borborygmus, chills and fever, breast abscess, itching, psoriasis, alopecia.

Geshu- Diaphragm Shu BL17 Hui meeting point of Blood. (T7 lower border) Location: 1.5 cun lateral to GV9, at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of T7.
Actions: Regulates Qi in the chest and abdomen.
Indication Vomiting, hiccup, belching, difficult swallowing, asthma, cough, spitting blood, afternoon fever, night sweating, measles.

Ganshu- Liver Shu BL18 Back shu of the Liver. (Du 8) Location: 1.5 cun lateral to GV8, at the level of the lower border of spinous process of T9.
Actions: Invigorates blood and dispels stasis, cools blood heat, stops bleeding,
nourishes and harmonzes the blood, harmonizes diaphram and descends rebellious Qi.
Indication Jaundice, pain in hypochondriac region, red eyes, blurred vision, night blind, mental disorders, epilepsy, back ache, spitting blood, epistaxis.

Danshu- Gall Bladder Shu BL19 Back shu of the Gall Bladder (Du 7, lower border of T10) Location: 1.5 cun lateral to GV7, at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the T10.
Actions: Spreads liver qi, regulates and nourishes liver blood, pacifies wind, cools fire and clears damp-heat, benefits eyes and sinews.
Indication Jaundice, bitter taste in mouth, pain in chest, hypochondriac pain, pulmonary tuberculosis, afternoon fever.

Pishu- Spleen shu BL20 Back shu of the spleen (Du 6, lower border of T11) Location: 1.5 cun lateral to GV6, at the level of the lower spinous process of T11.
Actions: Clears damp-heat from Liv and GB, clears pathogens from Shaoyang, tonifies and regulates GB qi, tonifies deficiency.
Indication Epigastric pain, abdominal distention, jaundice, vomiting, disarrhea, dysentery, bloody stool, profuse menstruation, edema, anorexia, backache.

Weishu- Stomach shu BL21 Back shu point of the Stomach (lower border of T12) Location: 1.5 cun lateral to GV vessel, at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of T12.
Actions: Tonifies SP, resolves damp, raises SP qi and holds the blood, regulates and harmonizes the qi of the middle jiao.
Indication Pain in chest, hyprochondriac pain, epigastric regions, anorexia, abdominal distention, borborygmus, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting.

Sanjiaoshu- Sanjiao Shu BL22 Back shu of the Triple warmer (Du5 lower border of L1) Location: 1.5 cun lateral to GV5, at the level of the border of the spinous process of the first lumbar vertebra.
Actions: Regulates the ST and descends rebellion, harmonizes middle jiao.
Indication Borborygmus, abdominal distention, indigestion, vomiting, diarrhea, dysentery, edema, pain and stiff lower back.

Shen Shu (Back shu of Kidney) BL23 2nd lumbar (L2) Location: 1.5 cun lateral to Mingmen (GV4) at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the second lumbar vertabrea.
Actions: Moves and regulates san jiao, regulates SP/ST and resolves damp, regulates water passages, promotes urination, resolves masses.
Regulates watter passages and promotes urination, benefits ears and eyes, strengthens lumbar region.
Indication Nocturnal emission, impotence, enuresis, irregular menstruation, leukorrhea, lower back pain, weakness of knees, blurring vision, dizziness, tinnitus, deafness, edema, asthma,diarrhea.

Qihaishu- Sea of Qi shu BL24 (lower border of L3) Location: 1.5 cun lateral to the GV vessel, at the lower border of the spinous process of the 3rd lumbar vertabrea.
Actions: Strengthens lumbar and legs, regulates lower jiao.
Indication low back pain, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, asthma.

Dachangshu- Large intestines shu BL25 Back shu of the large intestines (Du 3 and L4) Location: 1.5 cun lateral to (GV3) at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the 4th Lumbar.
Actions: Regulates intestines, transforms stagnation and alleviates pain, strengthens lumbar region and legs.
Indication Lower back pain, boroborygmus, abdominal distention, diarrhea, constipation, muscular atrophy, pain, numbness and motor impairment of lower extremities, sciatica.

Guanyuanshu- gate of Origin shu BL26 (Shiqizhuxia (extra) and L5) Location: 1.5 cun lateral to GV, at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the 5th lumbar vertabrea.
Actions: Strengthens Lumbar region, regulates lower jiao.
Indication Lower back pain, abdominal distention, diarrhea, enuresis, sciatica, frequent urination.
Xiaochangshu- Small Intestines Shu BL27 Location: 1.5 cun lateral to the GV, at the level of the first posterior sacral foramen.
Actions: Separates the pure from the turbid, regulates the intestines and BL, drains turbid damp and clears damp-heat, regulates SI qi.
Indication Lower abdominal pain and distention, dysentery, nocturnal emission, hematuria, enuresis, morbid leukorrhea, lower back pain, sciatica.

Pangguangshu- Bladder shu BL28 Back shu of the Bladder (second sacral foraman) Location: 1.5 cun lateral to GV vessel, at the level of the second posterior sacral foramen
Actions: Regulates BL, clears damp-heat from lower jiao, dispels stagnation and resolves masses, benefits lumbar and legs.
Indication Retention of urine, enuresis, frequent urination, diarrhea, constipation, stiff/painful lower back.

Zhongglushu- Mid-Spine shu BL29 (third sacral foramen) Location: 1.5 cun lateral to the GV vessel, at the level of the third posterior sacral foramen.
Actions: Benefits lumbar region, dispels cold and stops diarrhea.
Indication Dysentery, hernia, stiff/pain lower back.

Baihuanshu- White ring shu BL30 (fourth sacral foramen) Location: 1.5 cun lateral to the GV, at the level of the fourth posterior sacral foramen.
Actions: Benefits the lumbar region and legs, regulates mesntruation, stops leukorrhea and seminal emission.
Indication Enuresis, pain due to hernia, morbid leukorrhea, irregualar menstruation, cold and pain in lower back, dysuria, constipation, tenesmus, rectal prolapse.

Shangliao- Upper crevice BL31 Meeting point of BL and GB. (first sacral foramen). Location: On the sacrum, at the midpoint between the posteriosuperior iliac spine and the posterior midline, just at the first posterior sacral foramen.
Actions: Regulates the lower jiao and faciliates urination and defication, regulates menstruation, benefits lumbar region and legs.
Indication low back pain, irregular menstruation, dysuria, prolapse of uterus.

Ciliao- Second Cevice BL32 Meeting point of BL and GB. (second sacral foramen). Location: On the sacrum, medial and inferior to the posteriosuperior iliac spine, just at the second posterior sacral foramen.
Actions: Regulates the lower jiao and faciliates urination and defication, regulates menstruation, benefits lumbar region and legs.
Indication low back pain, hernia, irregular menstruation, leukorrhea, dysmenorrhea, nocturnal emission, impotence, enuresis, dysuria, musclular atrophy, pain, numbness and motor impairment lower extremeites.

Zhongliao- Middle Cervice BL33 Meeting point of BL and GB. (third sacral foramen). Location: On the sacrum, medial and inferior to BL32, just at the third posterior sacral foramen.
Actions: Regulates the lower jiao and faciliates urination and defication, regulates menstruation, benefits lumbar region and legs.
Indication Low back pain, constipation, diarrhea, dysuria, irregular menstruation.

Xialiao- lower cervice BL34 Meeting point of the BL and GB. (fourth sacral foramen). Location: On the sacrum, medial and inferior to BL33 just at the 4th sacral foramen.
Actions: Regulates the lower jiao and faciliates urination and defication, regulates menstruation, benefits lumbar region and legs.
Indication lower back pain, lower abdominal pain, dysuria, constipation, leukorrhea.

Huiyang- Meeting of Yang BL35 .05 lateral coccyx Location: On the sacrum, 0.5 cun lateral to the tip of the coccyx.
Actions: Clears damp heat and regulates the lower jiao, benefits the coccyx and treats hemerroids.
Indication Dysentery, bloody stool, diarrhea, hemmeroid, impotence, orbid leukorrhea.

Chengfu- Hold and Support BL36 Location: On the posterior side of the thigh, at the midpoint of the inferior gluteal crease.
Actions: Activates channel, relaxes sinews and alleviates pain, treats hemerroids.
Indication Pain in the lower back and gluetal region, constipation, muscluar atrophy, pain, numbness, motor impairment of lower extremities.

Yinmen- Gate of Abundance BL37 Location: 6 cun below BL36, on the line joining BL36 and BL40 (Weizhong).
Actions: Activates the channel and alleviates pain, benefits the lumbar spine.
Indication Pain in the lower back and gluetal region, muscluar atrophy, pain, numbness, motor impairment of lower extremities, hemiplegia.

Fuxi- Floating Cleft BL38 Location: 1 cun above BL39 on the medial side of the tendon of m. biceps femoris. The point is located with the knee slightly flexed.
Actions: Relaxes the sinews and alleviates pain, clears heat and soothes contraction.
Indication Numbness of gluteal and femoral regions, contracture of the tendons in the popliteal fossa.

Weiyang- Outside the crook BL39 Lower He sea of the TW Location: Lateral to Weizong BL40, on the medial border of the tendon m.biceps femoris.
Actions: Harmonizes the sanjiao, and regulates urination, Activates the channel and alleviates pain.
Indication Stiffness and pain of the lower back, distention and fullness of the lower abdomen, edema, dysuria, cramp of the leg and foot.

Weizong- Middle of the crook BL40 He- sea of BL, Gao wu command Earth Location: Midpoint of the transverse crease of the popliteal fossa, between the tendon of m. biceps femoris and m. semitendinosus.
Actions: Benefits the lumbar region and legs, Activates the channel and alleviates pain, cool the blood, clears summer heat,
stops vomiting and dirrhea, benefits the bladder
Indication Lower back pain, motor impairment of the hip joint, contracture of the tendon I the popliteal fossa, muscular trophy, pain in lowr extremites, hemiplegia, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, erysipelas.

Fufen- Attached branch BL41 Meeting of Bladder and Small Intestines, T-2 Location: 3 cun lateral to GV at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the 2nd thoracic vertabrea, on the spinal border of the scapula.
Actions: Activates the channel and alleviates pain, expels wind and cold.
Indication Stiffness and pain of the shoulder, back, and neck, numbness of elbow and arm.

Pohu- Door of the Corporeal Soul BL42 Du 12, T-3 Location: 3 cun lateral to GV at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the 3rd thoracic vertabrea, on the spinal border of the scapula.
Actions: Tonifes and nourished the Lung, soothes dyspnoea and alleviates cough, Activates the channel and alleviates pain.
Indication Pulmonary tuberculosis, hemoptysis, cough, asthma, neck rigidity, pain in the shoulder and back.

Gaohuangshu- vital region of shu BL43 T-4 Location: 3 cun lateral to GV at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the 4th thoracic vertabrea, on the spinal border of the scapula.
Actions: Tonifes and nourished LU, HT, KD, SP, ST, nourished yin and clears heat, calms spirit, fosters yuan qi, resolves phlegm.
Indication Pulmonary tuberculosis, cough, asthma, spitting of blood, night sweating, poor memory, noctural emission.

Shentang- Hall of the Spirit BL44 T-5 Location: 3 cun lateral to GV11 at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the 5th thoracic vertabrea, on the spinal border of the scapula.
Actions: Unbinds the chest and regulates qi, activates the channel and alleviates pain.
Indication Asthma, cardiac pain, palpitations, stuffy chest, cough, stiffness and pain of the back.

Yixi- yi xi BL45 T-6 Location: 3 cun lateral to GV10 at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the 6th thoracic vertabrea, on the spinal border of the scapula.
Actions: Expels wind, clears heat and descends Lung qi, invigorates qi and blood and alleviates pain.
Indication Cough, Asthma, pain of shoulder and back.

Geguan- Diaphragm Gate BL46 Du 9, T-7 Location: 3 cun lateral to GV9 at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the 7th thoracic vertabrea, on the spinal border of the scapula.
Actions: Regulates the diaphragm, benefits middle jiao, descends rebellion, activates the channel and alleviates pain.
Indication Dysphagia, hiccup, vomiting, belching, pain and stiffness of back.

Hunmen- gate of ethereal soul BL47 Du 8, T-9 Location: 3 cun lateral to GV8 at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the 9th thoracic vertabrea, on the spinal border of the scapula.
Actions: Spreads Liver qi and relaxes sinews, harmonizes middle jiao.
Indication Pain in the chest and hypochondriac region, back pain, vomiting , diarrhea.

Yanggang- Yang’s key link BL48 Du7, T10 Location: 3 cun lateral to GV7 at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the 10th thoracic vertabrea, on the spinal border of the scapula.
Actions: Regulates GB and clears damp-heat, harmonizes middle jiao.
Indication Borborygmus, abdominal pain, diarrhea, pain in the hypochondriac region, jaundice.

Yishe- Abode of Thought BL49 Du 6, T11 Location: 3 cun lateral to GV6 at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the 11th thoracic vertabrea, on the spinal border of the scapula.
Actions: Clears damp-heat, regulates SP and ST.
Indication Abdoinal distention, borborygmus, vomiting, disarrhea, difficulty swallowing.

Weicang- Stomach Granary BL50 T12 Location: 3 cun lateral to GV at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the 12th thoracic vertabrea, on the spinal border of the scapula.
Actions: Harmonizes middle jiao
Indication Abdominal distention, pain in the epigastric region and back, infantile indigestion.

Huangmen- Vitals Gate BL51 L1 Location: 3 cun lateral to GV5 at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the 1st lumbar vertabrea, on the spinal border of the scapula.
Actions: Dispels stagnation and benefits the breasts.
Indication Abdominal pain, constipation, abdominal mass.

Zhishi- Residence of the will BL52 L2 Location: 3 cun lateral to GV4 at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the 2nd lumbar vertabrea, on the spinal border of the scapula.
Actions: Tonifes Kidneys, benefits essence, regulates urination, strengthens lumbar region.
Indication Nocturnal emission, impotence, enuresis, irregular menstruation, leukorrhea, lower back pain, weakness of knees, edema.

Baohuang- Bladder’s Vitals BL53 2nd sacral foramen Location: 3 cun lateral to the median sacral crest, at the level of the second sacral posterior foramen.
Actions: Benefits lumbar region, activates channel and alleviates pain, regulates the lower jiao, and benefits urination.
Indication Borborygmus, abdominal pain, pain in lower back, anuria.

Zhiban- Order’s Limit BL54 Du2 Location: On the level of the 4th posterior sacral foramen, 3 cun lateral to the median sacral crest.
Actions: Benefits lumbar region, activates channel and alleviates pain, regulates urination and treats hemerroids.
Indication Pain in the lumbosacral region, muscular atrophy, motor impairement of the lower extremities, dysuria, swelling around external genitalia, hemmeroids, constipation.

Heyang- Confluence of Yang BL55 Location: 2 cun direclty below weizong BL40, between the medial and lateral heads of m.gastronemius, on the line joining BL40 and BL57.
Actions: Activates the channel and alleviates pain, stops uterine bleeding and treats pain of genitals.
Indication Lower back pain, pain and paraylsis of the lower extremities.

Chengjin- Support the Sinews BL56 Location: On the line connecting BL40 and BL57, in the center of the belly of m.gastronemius, 5 cun below BL40.
Actions: Relaxes the sinews, activates channel and alleviates pain, benefits foot and heel.
Indication Spasms of the gastronemius, hemorroids, acute lower back pain.

Chengshan-Support the Mountain BL57 Heavenly Star point Location: On the posterior of the leg, between BL40 and BL60, in a pointed depression formed below the gastronemius muscle belly when the leg is stretched.
Actions: Relaxes the sinews, activates channel and alleviates pain, benefits calf and heel, treats hemerroids.
Indication Lower back pain, spasm of gastronemius, hemmeroids, constipation, beriberi.

Feiyang- Soaring upwards BL58 Luo-connecting of Bladder Location: 7 cun directly above Kunlun (BL60) on the posterior border of fibula, about 1 cun lateral and inferior to BL57.
Actions: Harmonizes upper and lower, expels wind from Taiyang channel, treats hemerroids, activates channel and alleviates pain.
Indication Headache, blurring of vision, nasal obstruction, epistaxis, back pain, hemmoerroids, weakness of leg.

Fuyang- Instep Yang BL59 Xi-cleft of Yang Heel vessel. Location: 3 cun directly above BL60.
Actions: Benefits the lumbar region and legs, activates channel and alleviates pain.
Indication Heavy sensation of the head, headache, low back pain, redness and swelling of exteral malleolus, paralysis of lower extremities.

Kunlun- Lunlun mountains BL60 Jing river, Heavenly star Fire Location: In the depression between the tip of the external malleolus and achilles tendon.
Actions: Clears heat and lowers yang, pacifies wind and leads down excess, activates entire BL channel and alleviate pain,
Relaxes sinews and strengthes lumbar spine, promotes labor.
Indication Headache, blurred vision, neck rigidity, epistaxis, pain in the shoulder, back, and arm, sweeling pain of heel, difficult labor, epilepsy.

Pucan- Servant’s Respect BL61 Meeting of bladder with Yang motility heel. (Qiao) Location: Posterior and inferior to the external malleolus, directly below BL60, lateral to calcaneum, at the junction of the red and white skin.
Actions: Relaxes the sinews, activates channel and alleviates pain.
Indication Muscluar atrophy, weakness of the lower extremities, pain in the heel.

Shenmai- Extending Vessel BL62 Confluent point of Yang motility Heel, Ghost point. Location: In the depression directly below the external malleolus.
Actions: Pacifies interior wind and expels exterior wind, calms the spirit and treats epilepsy, benefits the head and eyes,
Opens and regulates the Yang Heel vessel, activates channel and alleviates pain.
Indication Epilepsy, maina, headache, dizziness, insomnia, backache, arching of leg.

Jinmen- Golden Gate BL63 Xi-cleft of Bladder channel. Location: On the lateral side of the foot, directly below the anterior border of the external malleolus, in the lower border of the cuboid bone.
Actions: Pacifies wind, moderates acute conditions, relaxes sinews, activates the channel and alleviates pain.
Meeting of Bladder with Yang Wei (Linking) vessel Indication Mania, epilepsy, infantile convulsions, backache, pain of external malleolus, motor impairment, pain of lower extremities.

Jinggu-Capital Bone BL64 Yuan source of Bladder. Location: Below the tuberosity of the 5th metatarsal bone, at the junction of the red and white skin.
Actions: Clears the head and eyes and eliminates wind, calms spirit, relaxes sinews, activates channel and alleviates pain.
Indication Headache, neck rigidity, pain in the lower back and thigh.

Shugu- Restraining Bone BL65 shu-stream, Yuan wood Location: Posterior to the 5th metarsophalangeal joint, at the junction of the red and white skin.
Actions: Clears the head and eyes, clears heat and dispels swelling, activates channel and alleviates pain.
Indication Mania, headache, neck rigidity, blurred vision, backache, pain in the lower extremities.

Zutonggu- Foot connecting valley BL66 Ying-spring water Location: Anterior to the 5th metatarsophalangeal joint, at the junction of the red and white skin.
Actions: Clears head, decends lung and stomach qi.
Indication Headache, neck rigidity, blurred vision, epistaxis, mania.

Zhiyin- Reaching Yin BL67 Jing- well metal Location: On the lateral side of the small toe, about 0.1 cun from the corner of the nail.
Actions: Expels wind and clears the head and eyes, turns fetus and facilitates labor.
Indication Headache, nasal obstruction, epistaxis, opthalmalgia, malposition of fetus, difficult labor, retention of after birth, sweaty feet.

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Foot Shao Yin (Kidney) meridian. 27 points

Yongquan- Bubbling well KD1 jing well wood Location: On the sole, in the depression when the foot is in plantar flexation, approx. at junction of anterior 1/3 and posterior 2/3.
Action: Descends excess from the head, calms the spirit, revives consciousness and rescues yang.
Indication: Headache, blurred vision, dizziness, sore throat, dryness of tongure, lossof voice, dysuria, infantile convulsions, sweaty feet, loss of consciusness.

Rangu- Blazing Valley KD2 ying spring fire Location: Anteriorand inferior to the medial malleoulus in the depression on the lower border of the tuberoisity of the navicular bone.
Action: Clears deficency heat, regulates KD, regulates lower jiao.
Indication: Pruritus vulvae, prolapse of uterus, irregular menstration, noctural emission, hemoptysis, thirst, diarrhea, swelingand pain of the dorsum of foot, acute infantile omphalitis.

Taixi- Supreme Stream KD3 Yuan source, Shu- stream earth Location: In the depression between the tip of the medial malleolus and achilles tendon.
Action: Nourishes kidney yin and clears deficency heat, tonifies kidney yang, anchors the qi and benefits lungs, strengthens the lumbar spine.
Indication: Sore throat, toothache, deafness, tinnitus, dizziness, spitting blood, asthma, thirst, irregular menstration, insomnia, impotence, frequent urination, pain in lower back.

Dazhong- Great Bell KD4 Luo connecting Location: Posterior and inferior to the medial malleolus, in the depression anterior to the medial side of the attachment of achilles tendon.
Action: Reinforces the KD, anchors the Qi and benefits the LU, strengthens the will and dispels fear.
Indication: Spitting of blood, asthma, stiffness and pain oflower back, dysuria, constipation, pain in heel, dementia.

Shuiquan- Water spring KD5 Xi-cleft Location: 1 cun directly below the Taixi (KD3) in the depression of the medial side of the tuberosity of the calcaneum.
Action: Regulates Chong mai and Ren mai, benefits menstruation
Indication: Amenorrhea, irregular menstration, dysmenorrhea, prolapse of uterus, dysuria, blurred vision.

Zhaohai- Shining sea KD6 Confluent point of Yin Motility (Heel) vessel Location: In the depression below the tip of themedial malleolus.
Action: Benefits throat, nourished KD and clears def. heat, Regulates yin qiao mai, calms spirit, regulates lower jiao.
Indication: Irregular menstration, leukorrhea, prolapse of uterus, pruritus vulvae, frequent urination, retention of urine, constipation, epilepsy, insomnia, sore throat, asthma.

Fuliu- Returning current KD7 Jing river metal Location: 2 cun directly above taixi (KD3) on the anterior border of Achilles tendon.
Action: Benefits KD, regulates water passages and treats edema, regulates sweating, drain damp and clear damp-heat, strengthen lumbar region.
Indication: Edema, abdominal distention, diarrhea, muscular atrophy in leg, night sweating, spontaneous sweating, febrile diseases without sweating.

Jiaoxin- Exchange Belief KD8 xi cleft Yin Qiao Heel vessel. Location: 0.5 cun anterior to KD7, 2 cun above KD3, posterior to the medial border of tibia.
Action: Regulates Chong mai and Ren mai, benefits menstruation, stops uterine bleeding, clears heatand drains damp from lower jiao.
Indication: Irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, uterine bleeding, prolapse of uterus, diarrhea, constipation, pain and swelling of testis.

Zhubin- guest house KD9 xi cleft of Yin Wei (linking) vessel. Location: 5 cun directly above KD3 at the lower end of belly of m. gastronemius, on the line drawn from KD3 to KD10.
Action: Clears heat and transforms phlegm, regulates qi and alleviates pain.
Indication: Mental disorders, pain in the foot and lower leg, hernia.

Yingu- Yin Valley KD10 He sea of kidney water Location: When the knee is flexed, the point is on the medial side of the popliteal fossa, between tendons m.semitendinosus and semimembranosus, at the level with BL40.
Action: Clears damp-heat from lower jiao, benefit the kidneys, activates the channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Impotence, hernia, uterine bleeding, dysuria, pain in the knee and popliteal fossa, mental disorders.

Henggu- Public bone KD11 Meeting point of Kidney with Chong Mai. (Ren 2) Location: 5 cun below the umbilicus, on the superior border of the symphysis publis, 0.5 cun lateral to CV2.
Action: Benefits lower jiao
Indication: Fullness and pain of the lower abdomen, dysuria, enuresis, nocturnal emission, impotence, pain of genitalia.

Dahe- Great Luminace KD12 Meeting point of Kidney with Chong Mai. (Ren 3) Location: 4 cun below the umbilicus, 0.5 cun lateral to CV3.
Action: Tonifies kidney and astringes essence
Indication: Nocturnal emission, impotence, leukorrhea, pain in external genitalia, prolapse of uterus.

Qixue- Qi Cave KD13 Meeting point of Kidney with Chong Mai. (Ren 4) Location: 3 cun below the umbilicus, 0.5 cun lateral to CV4.
Action: Regulates the Chong mai and renmai, regulates lower jiao.
Indication: Irregular menstration, dysmenorrhea, dysuria, abdominal pain, diarrhea.

Siman- Four Fullness KD14 Meeting point of Kidney with Chong Mai. (Ren 5) Location: 2 cun below the umbilicus, 0.5 cun lateral to CV5
Action: Benefits lower jiao and alleviate pain, regulates Qi and moves blood stasis, regulates the water passages and promotes urination.
Indication: Abdominal pain, distention, diarrhea, nocturnal emission, irregular mensturation, dysmenorrhea, post partum abdominal pain.

Zhongzhu- Middle Flow KD15 Meeting point of Kidney with Chong Mai. (Ren 7) Location: 1 cun below the umbilicus, 0.5 cun lateral to CV7
Action: Regulates the intestines, regulates lower jiao
Indication: Irregular mensturation, abdominal pain, constipation.

Huangshu- Vitals Shu KD16 Meeting point of Kidney with Chong Mai. (umblicius , Ren 8) Location: 0.5 cun lateral the umbilicus level with CV8
Action: Regulates qi and alleviates pain, regulates and warms intestines.
Indication: Abdominal pain, distention, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea.

Shangqu- Shang Bend KD17 Meeting point of Kidney with Chong Mai. (Ren 10) Location: 2 cun above the umblicus, 0.5 cun lateral to CV10.
Action: Dispels accumulations and alleviates pain.
Indication: Abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation.

Shiguan- Stone Pass KD18 Meeting point of Kidney with Chong Mai. (Ren 11) Location: 3 cun above the umblicus, 0.5 cun lateral to CV11.
Action: Regulates lower jiao and alleviates pain, regulates qi and moves blood stasis, harmonizes ST.
Indication: Vomiting, abdominal pain, postpartum abdominal pain, sterility.

Yindu- Yin Metropolis KD19 Meeting point of Kidney with Chong Mai. (Ren 12) Location: 4 cun above the umblicus, 0.5 cun lateral to CV12.
Action: Regulates Qi and harmonizes ST, lowers rebellion and alleviates cough and wheezing.
Indication: Borborygmus, abdominal pain, epigastric pain, constipation, vomiting.

Futonggu- abdomen connecting Valley KD20 Meeting point of Kidney with Chong Mai. (Ren 13) Location: 5 cun above the umblicus, 0.5 cun lateral to CV13.
Action: Harmonizes the middle jiao, unbinds the chest and transforms phlegm.
Indication: Abdominal pain and distention, vomiting, indigestion.

Youmen- Hidden Gate KD21 Meeting point of Kidney with Chong Mai. (Ren 14) Location: 6 cun above the umblicus, 0.5 cun lateral to CV14.
Action: Fortifies the SP, harmonies ST, lower rebellion, spreads Liv. Qi, benefits chest/breasts and alleviates pain.
Indication: Abdominal pain, distention, indigestion, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, morning sickness.

Bulang- Walking corridor KD22 5th intercoastal space Location: In the 5th intercoastal space, 2 cun lateral to the conception vessel.
Action: Unbinds the chest, lowers rebellious lung and ST qi.
Indication: Cough, Asthma, distention and fullness of chest, vomiting, anorexia.

Shenfeng- Spirit Seal KD23 4th intercoastal space Location: In the 4th intercoastal space, 2 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
Action: Unbinds the chest, lowers rebellious lung and ST qi, benefits the breasts.
Indication: Cough , Asthma, fullness in chest and hypochondriac region, mastitis.

Lingxu- Spirit ruin KD24 3rd intercoastal space Location: In the 3rd intercoastal space, 2 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
Action: Unbinds thechest, lowers rebellious Luand ST qi, benefits the breasts.
Indication: Cough , Asthma, fullness in chest and hypochondriac region, mastitis.

Shencang- Spirit Storehouse KD25 2nd intercoastal space Location: In the 2nd intercoastal space, 2 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
Action: Unbinds the chest, lowers rebellious lung and ST qi.
Indication: Cough, asthma, chest pain.

Yuzhong- Comfortable chest KD26 1st intercoastal space Location: In the 1st intercoastal space, 2 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
Action: Unbinds thechest, lowers rebellious Luand ST qi, benefits the breasts.
Indication: Cough, asthma, acculation of phlegm, fullness of chest and hypochondriac region.

Shufu- Shu mansion KD27 Location: In the depression on the lower border of the clavical, 2 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
Action: Unbinds thechest, lowers rebellious Luand ST qi, benefits the breasts, transforms phlegm, alleviats cough and wheezing.
Indication: Cough,asthma, chest pain.

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Hand Jueyin (Pericardium PC) Meridian 9 points. Minster Fire)

Tianchi- Heavenly pool PC1 Meeting point of PC, TW, GB, LV Location: In the Forth intercoastal space, 1 cun lateral to the nipple and 5 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
Action: Unbinds the chest, transforms phlegm and descens rebellious qi, regulates qi and dissipates nodules, benefits the breasts.
Indication: Suffocating sensation in the chest, pain in hypochondriac region, swelling and pain of axillary region.

Tianquan- Heavenly spring PC2 Location: 2 cun below the level of the anterior axillary fold, between the two heads of m.biceps brachii.
Action: Unbinds the chest, invigorates blood and alleviates pain.
Indication: Cardiac pain, distention of the hypochondriac region, cough, pain in chest, back and medial aspect of arm.

Quze- Marsh at the crook PC3 He sea water Location: On the transverse cubital crease, at the ulnar side of the tendon of m.biceps brachii.
Action: Clears heat from qi, nutritive and blood levels, harmonizes Stomach, intestines and stops vomiting, activates channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Cardiac pain, palpatations, febrile disease, irritability, stomachache, vomiting, pain in the elbow and arm, tremor of the hand and arm.

Ximen- Xi cleft gate PC4 Xi cleft PC Location: 5 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist, on the line connecting PC3 and PC7 between the tendons of m.plamaris longus and m.flexor carpi radialis.
Action: Invigorates the blood and dispels stasis, cools blood and stops bleeding, calms the spirit, moderates acute conditions.
Indication: Cardiac pain, palpatations, epistaxis, hematemesis, haemoptysis chest pain, furnuncle, epilepsy.

Jianshi- Intermediate Messenger PC5 Jing- river metal Location: 3 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist, between the tendons of m.palmaris longus and m.flexor carpi radialis.
Action: Transform phlegm, settles and calms the spirit, descends rebellious qi and regulates the stomach, regulates menstruation.
Indication: Cardiac pain, palpatations, stomach ache, vomiting, febrile disease, irritability, malaria, mental disorders, epilepsy, swelling of axilla, contracture of elbow and arm.

Neiguan- Inner Pass PC6 Luo connecting, Confluent point of Yin Linking Vessel. Location: 2 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist, between the tendons of m.palmaris longus and m.flexor radialis.
Action: Unbinds the chest and regulates qi, regualtes heart and calms spirit, harmonises stmach and alleviates nausea and vomiting,
clears heat, opens yin linking vessel.
Indication: Cardiac pain, palpitations, stuffy chest, stomachache, nausea, vomiting, hiccup, mental disorder, epilepsy,insomnia, febrile disease, irritability, malaria, pain of elbow and arm.

Daling- Great Mound PC7 Shu-stream, Yuan source, Ghost earth Location: In the middle of the transverse crease of the wrist, between the tendons m.plamaris longus and m.flexor carpi radialis.
Action: Clears heat from the heart, calms the spirit, harmonizes the stomach andintestines, unbinds the chest, clears the nutritive level and cools blood.
Indication: Cardiac pain, palpitations, stomachache, vomiting, mental disorders, epilepsy, stuffy chest, pain in hypochondriac region, convulsion, insomnia, irritability, foul breath.

Laogong- Palace of Toil PC8 Ying- spring fire Location: At the center of the palm between the 2nd and 3rd metacarpal bones, when light fist is made where the middle finder rests.
Action: Clears heat from the pericardium and revives consciousness, clears heat from the heart and calms the spirit, harmonizes the stomach and
clears heat from the middle jiao, clears the nutritive level and cools blood.
Indication: Cardia pain, mental disorder, epilepsy, gastritis, foul breath, fungal infection of hand and foot, vomiting, nausea.

Zhongchong- Middle Rushing PC9 Jing well wood Location: In the center of the tip of middle finger.
Action: Clears heat from the pericardium and revives consciousness, clears the heat and benefits the tongue, clears summer heat.
Indication: Caridac pain, palpitation, loss of consciousness, aphasia with stiffness of and swelling of tongue, febrile disease, heat stroke, convulsion, sweaty palms.

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Hand Shao Yang (Triple Warmer) meridian Hand Shao Yang- Triple Warmer meridian 23 points (Minister Fire)

Guanchong- Rushing Pass TW1 Jing- well metal Location: On the lateral side of the ring finger, about 0.1 cun from the corner of the nail.
Action: Clears upper jiao heat, benefits the ears and tongue, activates channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Headache, redness of the eyes, sore throat, stiffness of the tongue, febrile disease, ittirtability.

Yemen- fluid Gate TW2 Ying spring water Location: When the fistin clinched, the pointis located in the depression proximal to the marginof the web between the ring and small finger, junction of red/white skin.
Action: Disperse upper jiao heat and benefits ears, calms spirit, activates channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Headache, redness of eyes, sudden deafness, sore throat, malaria, pain in arm.

Zhonghu- central islet TW3 Shu- stream wood Location: When the fist is clinched, thepoint is on the dorsum of the hand between the fourth and fifth metacarpal bones, in the depression, prox. To the 4th metacarpophalangel joint.
Action: Clears heat, benefits ears, clears head and eyes, activates channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Headache , redness of eyes, deafness, tinnitus, sore throat, febrile disease, pain in the elbow and arm, motor impairment of fingers.

Yangchi- Yang Pool TW4 Yuan Source Location: On the transverse crease of the dorsum of wrist, in the depression lateral to the tendon of m.extensor digitorum communis.
Action: Relaxes the sinews and alleviates pain, clears heat.
Indication: Pain in the arm, shoulder, and wrist, malaria, deafness, thirst.

Waiguan- outer pass TW5 Luo connecting, Confluent of the Yang Linking Location: 2 cun proximal to the dorsal crease of the wrist, on the line connecting TE4, and the tip of the olecranon, between the radius and ulna.
Action: Expels wind and releases the exterior, benefits head and ears, opens yang wei mai,
clears heat, activates channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Febrile disease, headache,pain in cheks, strained neck, deafness, tinnitus, pain in hypochondriac region, motor impairment of elbow and arm, pain in the fingers, hand tremor.

Zhigou- Branch Ditch TW6 Jing river fire Location: 3 cun proximal to the dorsal crease of the wrist, on the line connecting TE4, and tipof olecranon, between the radius and ulna, on the radial side of m. Extensor digitorum.
Action: Regulates qi and clears heat in 3 jiaos, benefits the chest and lateral coastal region, moves stool,
benefits voice, activates channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Tinitus, deafness, pain in hypochondriac region, vomiting , constipation, febrile disease, aching and heavy sensation of shoulder and back, horseness of voice.

Huizong- Ancestral Meeting TW7 Xi-cleft Location: At the level of TE6, on the ulnr side of TE6, on the radial border of the ulna.
Action: Clears the san jiao channel and benefits ears.
Indication: Deafness, pain in the ear, epilepsy, pain of the arm.

Sanyangluo- Three yang Lou TW8 Location: 4 cun proximal to the dorsal crease of the wrist, between the radius and ulna.
Action: Clears the san jiao channel ,activates channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Deafness, sudden horse voice, pain in the chest and hypochondriac region, pain in hand and arm, toothache.

Sidu- 4 rivers TW9 Location: On the lateral side of the forearm, 5 cun below the olecranon, between the radius and ulna.
Action: Benefits the throat and ears.
Indication: Deafness, toothache, migraine, sudden horseness, pain in forearm.

Tianjing- Heavenly Well TW10 He-sea earth Location: When the elbow is flexed, the point is in the depression about 1 cun superior to the olecranon.
Action: Trnsforms phlegm, dissipates nodules, regulates qi and descends rebellion, calm spirit, clears heat from SJ,
benefits voice, activates channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Migraine, pain in theneck, shoulder and arm, epilepsy, scrofula, goiter.

Qinglenguan- Clear Cold Abyss TW11 Location: 1 cun above TE10, when the elbow is flexed.
Action: Activates the channel and dispels wind-damp, clears damp heat.
Indication: Motor impairment andpain of the shoulder and arm. Migraine.

Xiaoluo- Dispersing luo river TW12 Location: On the line joining the olecranon and TE14, midway between TE11 and TE13.
Action: Activates channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Headache, neck rigidity, motor impairment, pain of the arm.

Naohui- Upper arm meeting TW13 Meeting point of TW and Yang linking. Location: On the line joining TE14 and the olecranon, on the posterior border of m.deltoideus.
Action: Regulates qi and transformsphlegm, activates channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Goiter, pain in the shoulder and arm.

Jianliao- Shoulder cervice TW14 Location: On the shoulder, posterior to Jianyu (LI15), in the depression inferior and posterior to the acromion when the arm is abducted.
Action: Dispels wind-damp, alleviates pain and benefits shoulder.
Indication: Pain and motor impairment of the shoulder and upper arm.

Tianlao- Heavenly Crevice TW15 Meeting point of the TW, GB and Yang Linking vessel. Location: Midway between GB21 and SI13 on the superior angle of the scapula.
Action: Dispels wind-damp, activates channel and alleviates pain, unbinds chest and regulates qi.
Indication: Pain in the shoulder and neck, stiff neck.

Tianyou- Window of Heaven TW16 window heaven point Location: On the lateral side of the neck, , directly below the posterior border of mastoidprocess, on the level of the mandibular angle, and on the posterior border of sternocleidomastoid muscle.
Action: Benefits head and sense organs, regulates and descends qi.
Indication: Headache, neck rigidity, facial swelling, blurring of vision, sudden deafness.

Yifeng- Wind screen TW17 Meeting point of TW and GB. Location: Posterior to the lobule of the ear, in the depression between the mandible and mastoid process.
Action: Benefits the ears, eliminates wind, clears heat, activates channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Tinnitus, deafness, otorrhea, facial paralysis, toothache, swelling of the cheek, scrofula, trismus.

Qimai- Spasm Vessel TW18 Location: In the center of the mastoid process, at the junction of the middle and lower 3rd of the curve formed by TE17 and TE20 posterior to the helix.
Action: Benefits theears, calms fright and pacifies wind.
Indication: Headache, tinnitus, deafness, infantile convulsions.

Luxi- Skull’s rest TW19 Location: Posterior to the ear, at the junction of the upper and middle 1/3 of the curve formed by TE17 and TE20 behind the helix.
Action: Benefits the ears and clears heat, calms fright and relieves tetany.
Indication: Headache tinnitus, deafness, pain in the ear, infantile convulsion.

Jiaosun- Minute Angle TW20 Meeting point of TW, SI, and GB. Location: Directly above the ear apex, within the hairline.
Action: Benefits the ears, benefitstheteeth, gums andlips, clears heat.
Indication: Tinnitus, red/pain/swelling of eye, swelling gums, toothache, parotitis.

Ermen- Ear Gate TW21 Location: In the depression anterior and to the supratragic notch and behind the posterior border of the condyle process of the mandible. The point islocated when mouth is open.
Action: Benefits the ears and clears heat.
Indication: Tinnitus, deafness, otorrhea, toothache, sstiff lips.

Erheliao- Ear Harmony cervice TW22 Meeting point of TW, GB, SI. Location: Anterior and Superior to TE21, at the level with the root of the auricle, on the posterior border of the hairline of the temple where the superficial temportal artery passes.
Action: Expels wind and alleviates pain.
Indication: Migraine, tinnitus, lockjaw.

Sizhukong- Silken Bamboo Hollow TW23 Location: In the depression at the lateral end of the eyebrow.
Action: Eliminates windand alleviates pain, benefits the eyes.
Indication: Headache, redness andpain of eye, blurred vision, twitiching eyelid, toothache, facial paralysis.

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Foot Shao Yang (GB Gall Bladder) Meridian 44 points

Tongziliao- Pupil Crevice GB1 Meeting point of GB, SI, and TW. Location: 0.5 cun lateral to the outer canthus, in the depression on the lateral side of the orbit.
Actions: Benefits the eyes, eliminates wind and clears heat.
Indication: Headache, redness and pain of the eyes, failing of vision, lacrimation, deviation of the eye and mouth.

Tinghui- Meeting of Hearing GB2 Location: Anterior to the intertragic notch, at the posterior border of the condyloid process of mandible. The point is located with the mouth open.
Actions: Benefits the ears, eliminates wind and clears heat, activates the channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Deafness, tinnitus, toothache, motor impairment of the temporomandibular joint, TMJ, mumps, deviation of eye and mouth.

Shangguan- Above the joint GB3 Meeting point of GB, TW, and ST. Location: In the front of the ear, on the upper border of the zygomatic arch,in the depression, directly above Xiaguan (ST7).
Actions: Eliminates wind and benefits the ears, activates the channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Headache, deafness, tinnitus, diplacusis, deviation of eye and mouth, toothache.

Hanyan- Jaw serenity GB4 Meeting point of GB, TW, and ST. Location: Within the hairline of the temporal region, at the junction of the upper 1/4 and lower 3/4 of the distance between ST8 (Touwei) and GB7 (Qubin).
Actions: Eliminates wind and clears heat, activates the channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Migraine, pain in outer canthus, facial swelling.

Xuanlu- Suspended Skull GB5 Meeting point of GB, ST, TW, LI. Location: Within the hairline at a crossing point of the vertical posterior border of the temple and horizontal line through the ear apex.
Actions: Expels wind and clears heat, activates the channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Headache, swelling of the cheek, trismus, pain in temporal region, infantile convulsion.

Xuanli- Suspended Hair GB6 Meeting point of GB, ST, TW, LI. Location: Within the hairline, at the junction of the lower 1/4 and upper 3/4 of the distance between Touwei (ST8) and Qubin (GB7).
Actions: Expels wind and clears heat, activates the channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Migraine, pain in the outer canthus, tinnitus, frequent sneezing.

Qubin- Crook of the Temple GB7 Meeting point of the GB and BL. Location: On the head, at a crossing point of the vertical posterior border of the temple and horizontal line through the ear apex.
Actions: Eliminates wind and benefits the mouth and jaw.
Indication: Headache swelling of the cheek, trismus, pain in the temporal region, infantile convulsion.

Shuaigu- Leading Valley GB8 Meeting point of GB and BL. Location: Superior to the apex of the auricle, 1.5 cun within the hairline.
Actions: Eliminates wind, benefits the head and alleviates pain, harmonzies the diaphragm and ST and alleviates vomiting,
treats alcohol intoxication.
Indication: Migraine, vertigo, vomiting, infantile convulsion.

Tianchong- Heavenly rushing GB9 Meeting point of GB and BL. Location: Directly above the posterior border of the auricle, 2 cun within the hairline, about 0.5 cun posterior to GB8.
Actions: Clears GB channel heat, calms spirit and pacifices fright.
Indication: Headache, epilepsy, swelling and pain of the gums, convulsions.

Fubai- Floating White GB10 Meeting point of GB and BL. Location: Posterior and superior to the mastoid process, at the junction of the middle third and upper third of the curve line connecting GB 9 and GB 12.
Actions: Clears the head and benefits neck region, activates the channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Headache, tinnitus, deafness.

Touqiaoyin- Yin Portals of the head GB11 Meeting point of GB, BL, SI, and TW. Location: Posterior and superior to the mastoid process, at the junction of the middle third and lower third of the curve line connecting GB 9 and GB 12.
Actions: Clears the head and benefits the sense organs, activates the channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Pain in the head and neck, tinnitus, deafness, pain in the ears.

Wangu-Mastoid Process GB12 Meeting point of GB and BL. Location: In the depression posterior and inferior to the mastoid process.
Actions: Eliminates wind, benefits the head and alleviates pain, calms spirit.
Indication: Headache, insomnia, swelling of the cheek, retroauricular pain, deviation of the eye and mouth, toothache.

Benshen- Root of the Spirit GB13 Meeting point of GB and Yang Linking Vessel. Location: 0.5 cun within the hairline of the forehead, 3 cun lateral to shenting (GV24).
Actions: Eliminates wind, resolves phlegm and treats epilepsy.
Indication: Headache, insomnia, vertigo, epilepsy.

Yangbai- Yang White GB14 Meeting point of GB with Yang Linking vessel, TW, ST, and LI. Location: On the forehead, directly above the pupil, 1 cun directly above the midpoint of the eyebrow.
Actions: Eliminates wind, benefits the head and alleviates pain, benefits the eyes.
Indication: Headache in frontal region, pain of the orbital ridge, eye pain, vertigo, twitching of eyelids, ptosis of eyelids, lacrimation.

Toulinqi- Head governor of Tears GB15 Meeting point of GB, BL, Yang Linking. Location: On the head, directly above the pupil and 0.5 cun above the anterior hairline, at the midpoint of the line connecting GV24 and ST8.
Actions: Eliminates wind, benefits the head and alleviates pain, benefits the head and nose.
Indication: Headache, vertigo, lacrimation, pain in outer canthus, rhinorrhea, nasal obstruction.

Muchuang- Window of the Eye GB16 Meeting Point of the GB, and Yang Linking. Location: On the head, 1.5 cun above the anterior hairline and 2.25 cun lateral to the midline of the head.
Actions: Benefits the eyes, eliminates wind and alleviates pain.
Indication: Headache, vertigo, red and painful eyes, nasal obstructions.

Zhengying- Upright Nutrition GB17 Meeting point of the Gb with Yang Linking vessel. Location: On the head, 2.5 cun above the anterior hairline and 2.25 cun lateral to the midline of the head.
Actions: Benefits the head and alleviates pain, pacifies the stomach.
Indication: Migraine, vertigo.

Chengling- Support Spirit GB18 Meeting Point of the GB, and Yang Linking. Location: On the head, 4 cun above the anterior hairline and 2.25 cun lateral to the midline of the head.
Actions: Benefites the head and alleviates pain, benefits the nose and descends Lung Qi.
Indication: Headache, vertigo, epistaxis, rhinorrhea.

Naokong- Brain Hollow GB19 Meeting point of GB, and Yang Linking. Location: On the head and on the level of the upper border of the EOP (external occipital protuberance) (GV17), 2.25 cun lateral to the midline of the head.
Actions: Benefits the head and alleviates pain, pacifies wind and clears the sense organs.
Indication: Headache, stiffness of neck, vertigo, painful eyes, tinnitus, epilepsy.

Fengchi- Wind Pool GB20 Meeting point of GB, TW, Yang Heel, and Yang Linking. Location: in the depression between the upper portion of m.SCM, and m. trapezius, on the same level with GV16.
Actions: Eliminates wind, benefits the head and eyes, clears the sense organs, activates the channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Headache, vertigo, insomnia, pain and stiff neck, blurred vision, glaucoma, red and painful eyes, tinnitus, convulsion, epilepsy, infantile convulsions, febrile diseases, common cold, nasal obstruction.

Jianjing- Shoulder Well GB21 Meeting point of GB, TW, ST, Yang Linking. Location: On the shoulder, directly above the nipple, at the midpoint of the line connecting GV14 and the acromion, at the highest point of the shoulder.
Actions: Regulates Qi, activates the channel and alleviates pain, transforms and lowers phlegm,
dissipates nodules, benefits the breasts and expedites delivery.
Indication: Pain and rigidity of neck, pain in shoulder and back, motor impairment of arm, insufficent lactation, mastitis, scrofula, apoplexy, difficult labor.

Yuanye- Armpit Abyss GB22 Location: On the mid-auxillary line when the arm is raised, 3 cun below the axilla, in the 4th intercoastal space.
Actions: Regulates Qi and unbinds the chest, benefits the axilla.
Indication: Fullness of chest, swelling of the axillary region, pain and motor impairment of the arm.

Zhejin- Flank Sinews GB23 Meeting Point of GB and BL. Location: 1 cun anterior to GB22, at the level of the nipple, in the 4th intercoastal space.
Actions: Unbinds the chest and lowers rebellion, regulates qi in the 3 jiao.
Indication: Fullnes of chest, pain in hypochondriac region, asthma.

Riyue- Sun and Moon GB24 Front Mu of the Gall Bladder, Meeting point of GB and Spleen channels. Location: Directly below the nipple, in the 7th intercoastal space, 4 cun lateral to midline.
Actions: Benefits GB and spreads Liver Qi, lowers rebellious qi and harmonizes the middle jiao, resolves damp-heat.
Indication: Pain in the hypochondriac region, vomiting, acid reflux, hiccup, jaundice, mastitis.

Jingmen- Capital Gate GB25 Front Mu point of the Kidneys. Location: On the lateral side of the abdomen, on the lower border of the free end of the 12 rib.
Actions: Tonifes Kidney and regulates water passages, fortifes SP and regualtes intestines, strengthens lumbar.
Indication: abdominal distention, diarrhea, pain in the lumbar and hypochondriac region.

Daimai- Girdling Vessel GB26 Meeting point of the GB and Belt vessel. Location: Directly below Liv13, at the crossing point of a vertical line through the free end of the 11th rib, and a horizontal line through the umbilicus
Actions: Regulates dai mai and drains damp, regulates menstruation, stops leukorhhea, activates chnnel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, leukorrhea, abdominal pain, hernia, pain in lumbar and hypochondriac region.

Wushu- Five pivots GB27 Meeting point of the GB and Belt vessel. Location: In the lateral side of the abdomen, anterior to the superior iliac spine, 3 cun below the level of the umbilicus.
Actions: Regulates Dai mai, regulates lower jiao and transforms stagnation.
Indication: Leukorrhea, lower abdominal pain, lumbar pain, hernia, constipation.

Weidao- Linking path GB28 Meeting point of the GB and Belt vessel. Location: Anterior and inferior to the ASIS, 0.5 cun anterior and inferior to GB27.
Actions: Regulates Dai mai, regulates lower jiao and transforms stagnation.
Indication: Leukorrhea, lower abdominal pain, hernia, prolapse of uterus.

Juliao- Stationary Crevice GB29 Meeting point of GB and Yang Motility/heel Vessel. Location: In the depression of the midpoint between the ASIS, and the prominence of the great trochanter.
Actions: Activates channel and alleviates pain, benefits hip joint.
Indication: Pain and numbness in the thigh and lumbar region, paralysis, muscular atrophy of the lower limbs.

Huantao- Jumping Circle GB30 Meeting Point of GB and BL. Heavenly star point. Location: At the junction of the lateral 1/3 and medial 2/3 of the distance between the prominence of the great trochanter and the hiatus of the sacrum (GV2) . Side position for patient.
Actions: Activates channel and alleviates pain, benefits hip and leg, dispels wind-damp.
Indication: Pain in lumbar region and thigh, muscular atrophy of lower limbs, hemiplegia.

Fengshi- Wind Market GB31 Location: On the midline of the lateral aspect of the thigh, 7 cun above the transverse popliteal crease. When the patient is standing erect with the hands close to the sides, the point is where the tip of the middle finger touches.
Actions: Eliminates wind, alleviates itching, Activates channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Pain and soreness of the thigh and lumbar region, paralysis of the lower limbs, beriberi, general pruritus.

Zhongdu- Middle Ditch GB32 Location: On the lateral aspect of the thigh, 2 cun below GB31 of 5 cun above the popliteal crease between m.vastus lateralis and m.biceps femoris.
Actions: Expels wind, damp, and cold, Activates channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Pain and soreness of the thigh and knee, numbness and weakness of the lower limbs, hemiplegia.

Xiyangguan- Knee Yang Gate GB33 Location: 3 cun above GB34, lateral to the knee joint, in the depression above the external epicondyle of femur.
Actions: Relaxes the sinews and benefits the joints, dispels wind-damp.
Indication: Swelling and pain of the knee, contracture of the tendon in popliteal fossa, numbness of leg.

Yanglingquan- Yang Mound Spring GB34 He Sea, Hui- Sinews, Heavenly Start point. earth Location: In the depression anterior and inferior to the head of the fibula.
Actions: Benefits the sinews and joints, Activates channel and alleviates pain, spreads liver qi and lateral coastal region,
clears Liv. and GB damp-heat, harmozines Shaoyang.
Indication: Hemiplegia, weakness, numbness and pain of the lower extremities, swelling and pain of the lower extremities, knee pain, hypochondriac pain, bitter taste, vomiting, jaundice, infantile convulsion.

Yangjiao- Yang Intersection GB35 Xi-cleft of Yang Linking vessel. Location: 7 cun above the tip of the external malleolus, on the posterior border of fibula.
Actions: Activates channel and alleviates pain, regulates GB qi and calm spirit.
Indication: Fullness of chest, muscular atrophy, paralysis of the leg.

Waiqiu- Outer Hill GB36 Xi Cleft of Gall Bladder. Location: 7 cun above the tip of the external malleolus, on the anterior border of fibula.
Actions: Activates channel and alleviates pain, clears heat and detoxifies poison.
Indication: Pain in the neck, chest, thigh, and hypochondriac region, rabies.

Guangming- Bright Light GB37 Luo- connecting GB Location: 5 cun directly above the tip of the external malleoulus, on the anterior border of the fibula.
Actions: Benefits the eyes, dispels wind-damp, activates the channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Pain in the knee, muscluar atrophy, motor impairment and pain of lower extremites, blurring vision, opthalmalgia, night blindness, distenting pain of the breast.

Yangfu- Yang Assistance GB38 Jing river fire Location: 4 cun aboe the tip of the external malleolus, slightly anterior to the anterior border of the fibula, between m. extensor digitorum longus and m. peronaeus brevis.
Actions: Clears GB channel heat, harmonizes Shaoyang, benefits the sinews and bones, activates channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Migraine, pain of the outer canthus, pain in the axillary region, scrofula, lumbar pain, pain in the chest, hypochondriac region and lateral aspect of the lower extremities, malaria.

Xuanzhong- Suspended Bell GB39 Hui- Marrow. Location: 3 cun above the tip of the external malleolus, on the anterior border of fibula.
Actions: Benefits the sinews and bones, benefits the neck, dispels wind-damp, clears GB fire, Activates channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Apoplexy, hemiplegia, pain of the neck, abdominal distention, pain in the hypochondriac region, muscular atrophy of lower limbs, spastic pain of leg, beriberi.

Qiuxu- Mound of Ruins GB40 Yuan source Location: Anterior and inferior to the external malleolus, in the depression on the lateral side of the tendon m. extensor digitorum longus.
Actions: Spreads Liver Qi, clears GB heat and wind-damp, Activates channel and alleviates pain, benefits joints, regulates shaoyang.
Indication: Pain in the neck, swelling in the axillary region, pain in hypochondriac region, vomiting, acid reflux, muscular atrophy of lower limbs, pain and swelling of external malleolus, malaria.

Zulinqi- Foot Governor of Tears GB41 Shu stream, Confluent point of Belt vessel. wood Location: Posterior to the 4th metatarsophalangeal joint, in the depression lateral to the tendon of m.extensor digitiminimi of the foot.
Actions: Spreads liver Qi, benefits the chest, lateral coastal region and breasts, clears head and benefits eyes.
Indication: Headache, vertigo, pain of outer canthus, scrofula, pain in hypochondriac region, distending pain of the breast, irregular menstruation, pain and swelling of dorsum of foot, spastic pain of foot/toe.

Diwuhui- Earth Five meetings GB42 Location: Posterior to the 4th metatarsophalangeal joint, between the 4th and 5th metatarsal bones, on the medial side of the tendon m. extensor digiti minimi of foot.
Actions: Spreads Liver qi, Clears GB heat.
Indication: pain of the canthus, tinnitus, distending pain of the breast, swelling and pain of the dorsum of foot.

Xiaxi- Clamped Stream GB43 Ying spring water Location: On the dorsum of foot, between the 4th and 5th toe, proximal to the margin of the web, at the junction of the red and white skin.
Actions: Clears heat and benefits the head, ears, and eyes, clers damp-heat from channel and reduces swelling.
Indication: Headache , dizziness, vertigo, pain of outer canthus, tinnitus, deafness, swelling of the cheek, pain in hypochondriac region, distending pain of the breast, febrile disease.

ZuQiaoyin- Yin portals of the foot GB44 Jing-well metal Location: On the lateral side of the 4th toe, about, 0.1 cun from corner of nail.
Actions: Clears heat and benefits the head, benefits chest and lateral coastal region, calms spirit.
Indication: Migraine, dizziness, tinnitus, opthalmalgia, dream-disturbed sleep, febrile disease.

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Foot Jue Yin (LV Liver) meridian 14 points (Wood)

Dadun- Big Mound LV1 Jing well wood Location: On the lateral side of the terminal phalanx of the big toe, 0.1 cun from the corner of the nail.
Action: Regulates Qi of lower jiao, treats shan disorders and alleviates pain, benefits genitals and adjusts urination,
regulates liver qi and stops menstrual bleeding, revives consciousness and calms the spirit.
Indiciation: Hernia, enuresis, uterine bleeding, prolapse of uterus, epilepsy.

Xingjian- Moving Between LV2 Ying-spring fire Location: On the dorsum of the foot, between the first and second toe, proximal to the margin of the web at the junction of the red and white skin.
Action: Clears Liver fire, spreads liver qi, pacifies liver wind, clears heat and stops bleeding, benefits lower jiao.
Indiciation: Pain in hypochondriac region, abdominal distention, headache, dizziness, vertigo, congestion, swelling, pain of eye, deviation of mouth, hernia, painful urination, retention of urine, irregular menstration, epilepsy, insomnia, convulsion.

Taichong- Great Rushing LV3 Yuan source, Shu- stream, Heavenly star earth Location: On the dorsum of the foot, in the depression distal to the junction of the first and second metatarsal bones.
Action: Spreads liver qi, subdues liver yang and extinguishes wind, nourishes liver blood and liver wind, clears head and eyes,
regulates menstruation, regulates lower jiao.
Indiciation: Headache dizziness, vertigo, insomnia, congestion, swelling and pain of eye, depression, infantile convulsion, deviation of the mouth, pain in the hypochondriac region, uterine bleeding, hernia, enuresis,retention of urine, epilepsy, pain in the anterior aspect of medial malleolus.

Zhongfeng- Middle Seal LV4 Jing-river metal Location: Anterior to the medial malleolus, midway between SP5 and ST41, in the depression on the medial side of the tendon m.tibialis anterior.
Action: Spreads liver qi and regualtes lower jioa, clears liver channel stagnant heat.
Indiciation: Hernia, pain in the external genitals, nocturnal emission, urine retention, distending pain in the hypochondriac region.

Ligou- Woodworm Canal LV5 Luo connecting Location: 5 cun above the tip of the medial malleolus, on the midline of the medial surface of the tibia.
Action: Spreads the liver, regulates qi and benefits the genitals, clears dampness and heat from the lower jiao
regulates menstruation, treats plum pit qi.
Indiciation: Retention of urine, enuresis, hernia, irregular menstration, leukorrhea, pruritus vulvae, weakness of leg.

Zhongdu- Central Capital LV6 Xi-Cleft LV Location: 7 cun above the tip of the medial malleolus, on the midline of the medial surface of the tibia.
Action: Spreads Liver qi and regualates lowerjiao, regulates blood, drains damp.
Indiciation: Abdominal pain, hyprochondriac pain, diarrhea, hernia, uterine bleeding, prolonged lochia.

Xiguan- Knee Joint LV7 Location: Posterior and inferior to the medial condyle of the tibia, in the upper portion of the medial head m.gastrocnemius, 1 cun posterior to SP9.
Action: Dispels wind-damp, benefits the knee and relaxes the sinews.
Indiciation: Pain of the knee.

Ququan- Spring at the crook LV8 He- sea water Location: When the knee is flexed, the point is at the medial end of the transverse popliteal crease, posterior to the medial epicondyle of the tibia,
in the depression of the anterior border of insertions of m. semimembranosus and m.semitendinosus.
Action: Clears damp-heat from the lower jiao, benefits the genitals, invigorates blood and benefits uterus, nourishes blood and yin.
Indiciation: Prolapse of uterus, lower abdominal pain, retention of urine, nocturnal emission, pain in external genitals, pruritus vulva, pain in medial aspect of knee.

Yinbao- Yin Wrapping LV9 Location: 4 cun above the medial epicondyle of the femur, between m.vastusmedialis and m.sartorius.
Action: Adjusts menstruation and regulates lower jiao.
Indiciation: Pain in the lumbrosacral region, lower abdominal pain, enuresis, retention of urine, irregular menstration.

Zuwuli- Leg five Miles LV10 Location: 3 cun directly below ST30, at the proximal end of the thigh, below the public tubercle and on the lateral border of m.abductor longus.
Action: Clears damp-heat and benefits lower jiao.
Indiciation: Lower abdmoninal distention and fullness, retention of urine.

YinLian- Yin Corner LV11 Location: 2 cun directly below ST30, at the proximal end of the thigh, below the pubic tuercle and on the lateral border of m.abductor longus.
Action: Benefits the uterus.
Indiciation: Irregular menstration, leukorrhea, lower abdominal pain, pain in the thigh and leg.

Jimai- Urgent Pulse LV12 Location: Lateral to the pubic turbercle, lateral and inferior to ST30, in the inguinal groove where the pulsation of femoral artery is palpable, 2.5 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
Action: Eliminates cold from Liver channel and benefits the lower jiao.
Indiciation: Lower abdominal pain, hernia, pain in external genitalia.

Zhangmen- Completion Gate LV13 Front Mu of Spleen, Hui- point of Zhang organs, Meeting of LV and GB. Location: On the lateral side of the abdomen, below the free end of the 11th rib.
Action: Harmonizes the liver and SP, regualtesmiddle andlower jiao, fortifies SP, spreads liver and regualtes qi.
Indiciation: Abdominal distention, borborygmus, pain in the hypochondriac region, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion.

Qimen- Cycle Gate LV14 Front Mu of Liver, Meeting of LV, SP with Yin Linking Vessel. Location: Directly below the nipple, in the 6th intercoastal space, 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
Action: Spreads the liver, regulates qi, invigorates blood and disperses masses, harmonizes Liv and ST.
Indiciation: Hyprochondriac pain, abdominal distention, hiccup, acid regurgitation, mastitis, depression, febrile diseases.

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Ren Mai (Conception Vessel) CV Ren Mai (24 points)

Huiyin- Meeting of Yin CV1 Meeting point of CV, Chong mai, GV. Ghost point. Location: Between the anus and the root of the scrotum in males and between the anus and the posterior labial commissure in females.
Action: Regulates anterior and posterior yin, drains damp-heat, calms spirit, promotes resuscitation and revives frm drowning.
Indication: Vaginitis, hemerroids, retention of urine, nocturnal emission, enuresis, irregular menstruation, mental disorders.

Qugu- Curved Bone. CV2 Meeting point of CV and LV. Location: On the midpoint of the upper border of the symphysis pubis.
Action: Benefits urination, regulateslower jiao, warms and invigorates the kidneys.
Indication: Retention and dribbling of urine, enuresis, nocturnal emission, impotnece, morbid leukorrhea, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, hernia.

Zhongji- Middle pole CV3 Front Mu of Bladder, CV with SP, LV, and KD. Location: On the anterior midline, 4 cun below the umblicus.
Action: Benefits bladder, regulates qi transformation, drains damp-heat, treats leukorrhea, benefits uterus and menstruation
Dispels stagnation and benefits lower jiao, fortifies the kidneys.
Indication: Enuresis, nocturnal emission, impotence, hernia, uterine bleeding, irregular menstruation, leukorrhea, urine retnetion, lower ab pain, uterus, vaginitis.

Guanyuan- Gate of Origin CV4 Front Mu of Small Intestines, Location: On the anterior midline, 3 cun below the umblicus.
Action: Fortifies yuan qi and benefits essence, tonifes and nourishes kidneys, wams the spleen, benefits uterus,
assists conception, regulates lower jiao, benefits bladder, regualtes SI qi, restores collapse.
Indication: Enuresis, nocturnal emission, impotence, hernia, uterine bleeding, irregular menstruation, leukorrhea, urine retnetion, lower ab pain, uterus, vaginitis. Indigestion, postpartum hemorrhage.

Shimen- Stone gate CV5 Front Mu of Triple Warmer Location: On the anterior midline, 2 cun below the umblicus.
Action: Moves and benefits the water passages, regulates qi and alleviates pain, regulates the uterus.
Indication: Abdoinal pain, diarrhea, edema, hernia, anuria, enuresis, amenorrhea, leukorrhea, uterine bleeding, postpartum hemorrhage.

Qihai- Sea of Qi CV6 Location: On the anterior midline, 1.5 cun below the umblicus.
Action: Fosters Yuan qi, tonifies Qi, tonifies the kidneys and fortifies yang, rescues collapse of yang, regulates qi and harmonizes blood.
Indication: Abdominal pain, hernia, edema, diarrhea, irregular menstruation, constipation, asthma.

Yinjiao- Yin Intersection CV7 Meeting point of CV and Chong Mai, with Kidney channel Location: On the anterior midline, 1 cun below the umblicus.
Action: Regulates menstruation, benefits the lower abdmone and genital region.
Indication: Abdominal distention, edema, hernia, irregular menstruation, uterine bleeding, leukorrhea, vulvae, hemorrhage, abdominal pain around umbilicus.

Shenque- Spirit gateway CV8 Location: In the center of the umblicus.
Action: Warms the Yang and rescues collapse.
Indication: Abdominal pain, borborygmus, flaccid apoplexy, prolapse of rectum, diarrhea.

Shuifen- Water Separation CV9 Location: On the anterior midline, 1 cun above the umblicus.
Action: Regulates the water passage andtreats edema, harmonizes the intestines and dispels accumulations.
Indication: Abdominal pain, borborygmus, flaccid apoplexy, prolapse of rectum, diarrhea.

Xiawan- Lower cavity CV10 Location: On the anterior midline, 2 cun above the umblicus.
Action: Harmonizes the ST and regulates Qi, dispels food stagnation.
Indication: Abdominal pain, borborygmus, flaccid apoplexy, prolapse of rectum, diarrhea, indigestion.

Jianli- Strengthen the Interior CV11 Location: On the anterior midline, 3 cun above the umblicus.
Action: Harmonizes the middle jiao and regulates qi.
Indication: Stomachache, abdominal distention, vomiting, edema, anorexia.

Zhongwan- Middle Cavity CV12 Front Mu of Stomach. Hui meeting FU,. Location: On the anterior midline, 4 cun above the umblicus.
Action: Harmonizes the middle jiao and descends rebellion,tonifes the ST and fortifies the SP. Regulates Qi and alleviates pain.
Meeting of CV, SI, TW, ST channels Indication: Stomachache, abdominal distention, vomiting, edema, anorexia.

Shangwan- Upper Cavity CV13 Meeting point of CV, ST, and SI. Location: On the anterior midline, 5 cun above the umblicus.
Action: Harmonizes the ST and regulates Qi, descends rebellion and alleviates vomiting, regulates heart.
Indication: Stomachache, abdominal distention, nausea, vomiting, epilepsy, insomnia.

Juque- Great Gateway CV14 Front Mu of the Heart. Location: On the anterior midline, 6 cun above the umblicus.
Action: Regulates HT and alleviates pain, descends Lungqi and unbinds test.
Indication: Pain in the cardiac region and chest, nausea, mental disorders, epilepsy, acid reflux, difficult swallowing.

Jiuwei- Turtledove Tail CV15 Luo connecting of CV. Location: On the anterior midline, 1 cun below the xiphosternal synchondrosis. Locate the point in supine position with arms lifted.
Action: Transforms phlegm and clams the spirit, harmonizes ST and descends rebellion.
Indication: Pain in the cardiac region and chest, nausea, mental disorders, epilepsy.

Zhongting- Central courtyard CV16 Location: On the anterior midline, at the level with the 5th intercoastal space, on the xiphosternal synchondrosis.
Action: Unbind the chest, regulates the ST and descends rebellion.
Indication: Distention and fullness in chest and intercoastal region, hiccup, nausea, anoriexia.

Shanzhong- Chest Centre CV17 Front Mu of PC, Hui meeting Qi, Point of Sea of Qi, Location: On the anterior midline, at the level with the 4th intercoastal space, midway between the nipples.
Action: Regulates Qi and unbinds chest, descends rebellion of the Lung and ST, benefits gathering qi, benefits the breasts and promotes lactation.
Meeting point CV, SP, KD, SI, and TW. Indication: Asthma, pain in chest, fullness of chest, palpitations, insufficent lactation, hiccup, difficult swallowing.

Yutang- Jade Hall CV18 Location: On the anterior midline, at the level with the 3rd intercoastal space.
Action: Unbinds the chest, regulates and descends Qi.
Indication: Pain in the chest, cough, asthma, vomiting.

Zigong- Purple Palace CV19 Location: On the anterior midline, at the level with the 2nd intercoastal space,
Action: Unbinds the chest, regulates and descends Qi.

Indication: Pain in the chest, cough, asthma.
Huagi- Magnificent Canopy CV20 Location: On the anterior midline, at the midpoint of the sternal angle, level with the 1st intercoastal space,
Action: Unbinds the chest, regulates and descends Qi.
Indication: Pain and fullness in the chest and intercoastal region, asthma, cough.

Xuanji- Jade Pivot CV21 Location: On the anterior midline, in the center of the of the ssternal manubrium, 1 cun below CV22.
Action: Unbinds the chest, regulates and descends LU Qi. Benefits throat, descends ST qi and dispels food accumulation.
Indication: Pain in the chest, cough, asthma.

Tiantu- Heavenly Prominence CV22 Meeting Point of Conception and Yin Linking, Location: In the center of the suprasternal fossa.
Action: Descends rebellius qi and alleviates cough and wheezing, benefits throat and voice.
Window of Heaven. Indication: Asthma, cough, dry throat, hiccup, sudden hoarseness, loss of voice, difficult swallowing, goiter.

Lianquan- Corner Spring CV23 Meeting point of CV and Yin Linking. Location: Above the adam’s apple, in the depression of the upper border of the hyoid bone.
Action: Benefits thetongue, descends qi and alleviates cough.
Indication: Swelling and pain of the subglossal region, salivation with glossoplegia, aphasia with stiff tongue, sudden hoarseness, difficult swallowing.

Chengjiang- Container of fluids CV24 Meeting of CV and GV with LI and ST. Ghost point. Location: In the depression in the center of the mentolabial groove.
Action: Extingusihes wind and benefits face, regulates Ren mai.
Indication: Facial puffiness, swelling of gums, toothache, salivation, mental disorders, deviation of eyes and mouth.

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Du Mai (Governor Vessel) GV 28 points

Changqiang- Long Strong GV1 Luo connection, Location: Midway between the tip of the coccyx and the anus, locating the point in prone position.
Action: Treats hemerroids, benefits two lower yin, activates the channel and alleviates pain, calms spirit.
Meeting of GV and CV with GB and KD. Indication: diarrhea, bloody stools, hemorroids, prolapse of rectum, constipation, pain in lower back, epilepsy.

Yaoshu- Lumbar Shu GV2 Location: In the hiatus of the sacrum
Action: Benefits the lumbar region and legs, dispels wind damp.
Indication: Irregular mensruation, pain and still lower back, hemorroids, muscular atrophy of the lower extremities, epilepsy.

Yaoyangguan- Lumbar Yang Gate GV3 Location: Below the spinous process of the 4th lumbar, at the level of the crista iliaca.
Action: Dispels wind-damp, benefits the lumbar and legs, regulates lower jiao.
Indication: Irregular menstruation, nocturnal emission, impotence, pain in lumbar region, muscular atrophy, motor impairment, numbness and pain of lower extremities.

Mingmen- Gate of Life GV4 Location: Below the spinous process of the 2nd lumbar vertebrae.
Action: Clear heat, regulates the GV, tonifies the KD, benefits the lumbar spine.
Indication: Stiffness of back, lumbago, impotence, nocturnal emission, irregular menstruation, diarrhea, indigestion, leukorrhea.

Xuanshu- Suspended Pivot GV5 Location: Below the spinous process of the first lumbar vertebrae.
Action: Benefits lumbar spine, benefits lower jiao.
Indication: Pain and stiffness of the lower back, diarrhea, indigestion.

Jizhong- Center of the Spine GV6 Location: Below the spinous process of the 11th thoracic vertabrae.
Action: Fortifies the SP and drains damp, benefits the spine.
Indication: Pain in the epigastric region, diarrhea, jaundice, epilepsy, stiffness and pain of the back.

Zhongshu- Central Pivot GV7 Location: Below the spinous process of the 10th thoracic vertabrea.
Action: Pain of the lumbar region and back, abdominal fullness, no desire to eat, jaundice, amenorrhea.
Indication: pain in the epigastric region, low back pain, stiffness of the back.

Jinsuo- Sinew Contraction GV8 Location: Below the spinous process of the 9th thoracic vertabrae.
Action: Soothes Liver, pacifies wind, relieves spasm, calms spirit.
Indication: Epilepsy, stiffness of the back, gastric pain.

Zhiyang- Reaching Yang GV9 Location: Below the spinous process of the 7th thoracic vertabrae. At level of inferior angle of scapula.
Action: Fortifies the SP, drains dampness and regulates middle jiao, treats jaundice, unbinds chest.
Indication: Jaundice, cough, asthma, stiffness of back, pain in chest and back.

LingTai- Spirit Tower GV10 Location: Below the spinous process of the 6th thoracic vertabrae.
Action: Alleviates cough and wheezing, clears heat and detoxifies poison.
Indication: Cough, asthma, furuncles, back pain, neck rigid.

Shendao- Spirit Pathway GV11 Location: Below the spinous process of the 5th thoracic vertabrae.
Action: Tonifies HT and LU and calms spirit, clears heat and pacisifes wind.
Indication: Poor memory, anxiety, palpitations, pain and stiffness of the back, cough, cardiac pain.

Shenzhu- Body Pillar GV12 Location: Below the spinous process of the 3rd thoracic vertabrae.
Action: Clearsheat from LU and HT, clams spirit, pacifies wind.
Indication: Cough, asthma, epilepsy, pain and stiffness of the back, furuncles.

Taodao- Way of Happiness GV13 Meeting point of GV and BL. Location: Below the spinous process of the 1st throacic vertabrae.
Action: Clears heat and treats malaria, regulates Du mai.
Indication: Stiffness of back, headache, malaria, febrile disease.

Dazhui- Great vertebra GV14 Meeting point of GV Location: Below the spinous process of the 7th cervical vertabrea, at level of shoulders.
Action: Expels wind and firms the exterior, clears heat, treats malaria, tonifies deficiency, pacifies wind.
with the 6 Yang of Hand and foot. Point of Sea of Qi. Indication: Neck pain and rigidity, malaria, febrile diseases, epilepsy, afternoon fever, cough, asthma, common cold, back stiffness.

Yamen- Gate of Muteness GV15 Meeting point of GV, Yang Linking, Point of the sea of Qi. Location: 0.5 cun directly above the midpoint of the posterior hairline, in the depression below the spinous process of the 1st cervical vertabrae.
Action: Benefits the tongue and treats muteness, eliminates wid, benefits neck and spine.
Indication: Mental disorders, epilepsy, deafness and mute, sudden hoarseness of voice, apoplexy, aphasia, occipital headaches, neck rigid.

Fengfu- Palance of Wind GV16 Meeting point of GV and Yang Linking, Location: 1 cun directly above the mid-point of the posterior hairline, directly below the external occipital protuberance (EOP) , in the depression between m. trapzius of both sides.
Action: Eliminates wind, nourishes the sea of marrow, benefits head and neck, calms spirit.
Sea of Marrow point, Window of heaven. Ghost point. Indication: headache, neck rigidity, blurring vision, epistaxis, sore throat, aphasia, hemiplegia, mental disorders.

Naohu- Brain’s door GV17 Meeting point of GV with BL. Location: 2.5 cun directly above the midpoint of the posterior hairline, 1.5 cun directly above Fengfu (GV16), in the depression on the upper border of the EOP.
Action: Eliminates wind and alleviates pain, benefits the eyes, calms spirit.
Indication: Epilepsy, dizziness, pain and stiffness of neck.

Qiangjian- Unyielding Space GV18 Location: 4 cun directly above the midpoint of the posterior hairline and 1.5 cun above Naohu (GV17) .
Action: Pacifies wind and alleviates pain, calms spirit.
Indication: Headache, neck rigidity, blurring vision, mania.

Houding- Behind the crown GV19 Location: 5.5 cun directly above the midpoint of the hairline, 1.5 cun directly above Qiangjian (GV18).
Action: Eliminates wind and alleviates pain, calms spirit.
Indication: Headache, vertigo, mania, epilepsy.

Baihui- Hundred meetings GV20 Meeting point of GV with BL, GB, TW, LV. Location: On the midline of the head, 5 cun directly above the midpoint of the anterior hairline, apporx. On the midpoint of the line connecting the apexes of both ears.
Action: Pacifies wind and subdues yang, raises yang and counters prolapse, benefits head and sense organs,
Nourishes sea of marrow, benefits the brain and calms spirit.
Sea of Marrow point. Indication: Headache, vertigo, tinnitus, nasal obstruction, aphasia, coma, mental disorders, prolapse of rectum and uterus.

Qiangding- In front of the crown GV21 Location: 3.5 cn directly above the midpoint of the anterior hairline and 1.5 cun anterior to Baihui (GV20).
Action: Eliminates wind and treatsconvulsions, benefits the head.
Indication: Epilepsy, dizziness, blurred vision, vertical headache, rhinorrhea.

Xinhui- fontanelle meeting GV22 Location: 2 cun posterior to the midpoint of the anterior hairline, 3 cun anterior to Baihui (GV20).
Action: Benefits the nose, eliminates wind and benefits the head.
Indication: Headache blurred vision, rhinorrhea, infantile convulsions.

Shangxing- Upper Star GV23 Ghost point Location: 1 cun directly above the midpoint of the anterior hairline.
Action: Benefits the nose and eyes, eliminates wind, benefits the head and face and dispels swelling,calms spirit.
Indication: Headache, ophthalmalgia, epistaxis, rhinorrhea, mental disorders.

Shenting- Courtyard of the Spirit GV24 Location: 0.5 cun directly above the midpoint of the anterior hairline.
Action: Benefits the brain and calm spirit, eliminates wind and benefits head, benefits eyes and nose.
Indication: Epilepsy, anxiety, palpatations, insomina, headache, Vertigo, rhinorrhea.

Suliao- White Crevice GV25 Location: On the tip of the nose.
Action: Benefits the nose.
Indication: Loss of consciousness, nasal obstruction, epistaxis, rhinorrhea, rosacea.

Renzhong- Man’s middle (shuigou) GV26 Meeting point of GV with LI, and ST. Location: At the junction of the upper third and middle third of the philtrum.
Action: Restores consciousness and calms spirit, beneifts the face, nose, and expels wind, benefits spineand lumbar sprains.
Ghost point. Indication: Mental disorders, epilepsy, hysteria, infantile convulsion, coma, feinting, trismus, puffiness of face, pain and stiff lower back.

Duiduan- Extremity of the mouth GV27 Location: On the labial tubercle of the upper lip, on the vermillion border between the philtrum and upper lip.
Action: Clears heat, generates fluid and benefits themouth, calms spirit.
Indication: Mental disorders, lip twitching, lip stiffness, pain and swelling of the gums.

Yinjiao- Gum intersection GV28 Meeting of GV with CV and ST. Location: At the junction of the gum and the frenulum of the upper lip.
Action: Clearheat and benefit the gums, benefits nose and eyes.
Indication: Mental disorders, pain and welling of the gums, rhinorrhea.

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Extra points of Head and Neck

Sishencong- four Alert Spirit EX1 Crown Location: A group of 4 points at the vertex, 1 cun posterior, anterior, and lateral to bai hui.
Action: Calms spirit, pacifies wind, benefitseyes and ears.
Indication: Headache, vertigo, insomnia, poor memory, epilepsy.

Yintang- Hall of Impression EX2 3rd eye Location: Midway between the medial ends of the two eyeborws.
Action: Pacifies wind and calms spirit, benefits nose, activates channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Headache, haviness, epistaxis, rhinorrhea, infantile convulsion, frontal headache, insomnia.

Yuyao- Fish waist EX3 middle eyebrow Location: At the midpoint of the eyebrow, directly above the pupil.
Action: Benefits the eyes, relaxes sinews and alleviates pain.
Indication: Pain in supraorbital region, twitching of the eyelids, ptosis, cloudiness of cornea, redness, swelling and pain of eyes.

Shanglianquan Under chin Location: 1 cun below the midpoint of the lower jaw, in the depression between the hyoid bone and the lower border of the jaw.

Indication: Alalia, salivation with stiff tongue, sore throat, difficulty in swallowing, loss of voice.

Qihou- Behind the ball EX4 outer eye corner Location: At the junction of the lateral 1/4 and medial 3/4 of the infraorbital margin.
Action: Benefits the eyes
Indication: Eye diseases.

Taiyang- Sun (Supreme Yang) EX5 Temples Location: In the depression about one finger breadth posterior to the midpoint between the lateral end of the eyebrow and the outer canthus.
Action: Eliminates wind and clears heat, reduces swelling and stops pain, activates qi and blood and alleviates pain
Indication: Headache, eye disease, deviation of mouth and eyes.

Erjian- tip of the ear EX6 Ear apex Location: Apex of the auricle of ear.
Action: Clears heat and dissipates swelling, benefits the eyes and throat.
Indication: Redness, swelling and pain of eyes, febrile disease, nebula.

Bitong- Penetrating the Nose EX7 Nasolabial groove Location: At the highest point of the nasolabial groove.
Action: Benefits the nose
Indication: Rhinitis, nasal obstruction, nasal boils.

Bailao- 100 taxations EX8 neck back Location: 2 cun above Daizhui (GV14), 1 cun lateral to the umbilicus.
Action: Transforms phelgm and dissipates nodules, stops cough and calms dyspnoea.
Indication: Scrofula, cough, asthma, whooping cough, neck rigidity.

Qianzheng Cheek Location: 0.5-1.0 cun anterior to the auricular lobe

Indication: Deviation of the eyes and mouth, ulceration on tongue and mouth.

Yiming Occipital region Location: 1 cun posterior to Yifeng (TE 17)

Indication: Eye diseases, tinnitus, insomnia.

Anmian- Peaceful sleep EX9 Behind ear Location: Midpoint between TE17 and GB 20.
Action: Calm spirit and pacify liver.
Indication: Insomnia, vertigo, headache, palpitation, mental disorders.

Jiachengjiang- Adjacent container of fluids EX10 below mouth Location: 1 cun lateral to Chengjiang (CV24)

Indication: Pain in the face, deviation of the eyes and mouth, pasms of facial muscles.

Jinjin and Yuye- Golden liquid and Jade fluid. EX11 Under tounge left and right veins Location: On the veins on both sides of the frenulum of the tongue, jinjin is on the left, Yuye is on the right. (when facing patient)
Action: Clears heat and reduces swelling, generates fluids, benefits tongue.
prick/bleed Indication: Swelling of the tongue, vomiting, aphasia, stiff tongue.

Haiquan- Sea Spring EX12 under middle of tongue. Location: In the center of the frenulum of the tongue between jinjin and Yuye.
Action: Clears heat and reduces swelling, generates fluids, benefits tongue.
Indication: Clears heat, reduces swelling, pain of tongue, facial paralysis, diabetes, vomiting, abdominal pain, hiccup, diarrhea.
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Extra Points of the Back and Waist

Dingchuan- Calm Dyspnoea EX13 Du14 Location: 0.5 cun lateral to Dazhui (GV14).
Action: Calms dyspnoea and wheezing and stops cough
Indication: Asthma, cough, neck rigidity, pain in shoulders and back, rubella.

Huanmen- Gate of Suffering EX14 BL15 Location: 1.5 cun lateral to the prominence of the spinous process of T5.
Action: Nourishes yin and clears heat, tonifies Qi.
Indication: Tidal fever, night sweating, agitation and heat, poor appetite, heavylimbs, weakness, cough.

Weiguanxiashu- Stomach Controller Lower shu EX15 T8 Location: 1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of 8th thoracic vertabrae.
Action: Clear heat and generates fluid.
Indication: Diabetes, vomiting, abdominal pain, pain in chest and hypochondriac region.

Yaoyan- Lumbar eyes EX16 Iliac spine/hips Location: 3.5-4 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 4th lumbar vertabrae. The point is in the depression appearing in prone position.
Action: Strengthen kidneys and benefits lumbar region
Indication: Lumbar pain, frequency of urine, irregular menstruation.

Yaoqi Location: 2 cun directly above the tip of the coccyx

Indication: Epilepsy, headache, insomnia, constipation.

Pigen Location: 3.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the first lumbar vertabrae.

Indication: Hepatosplenomegaly, lumbar pain.

Shiqizhuxia- Below the 17th vertebra EX17 Below Du3 Location: Below the spinous process of 5th lumbar vertabrae.
Action: Tonifes the kidneys and promotes urination, activates qi and blood and alleviates pain.
Indication: Lumbar pain, thigh pain, paralysis of the lower extremities, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea.

Huatuojiaji- Hua to’s Paravetebral points EX18 T1 to L5 Location: A group of 34 points on both side of spinal column, 0.5 cun lateral to the lower border of each spionous process from T1 to L5.
Action: Regulates and harmonizes 5 zhang and 6 fu.
Indication: dieases of upper limbs, chest region, abdominal region, lower limbs.

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Extra Points of Chest and Abdomen

Sanjiaojiu- Triangle Moxabustion navel triangle Location: Construct a triangle from the umbilicus the lengthof patients smile. points are on the triangle.
Action: Regulates Qi and alleviatespain, stops diarrhea.
Indication: Diahrrea, abdominal pain, pain around umbilicus, running pigle, shan disorder.

Zigong- Palace of the Child (Uterus) 3 cun lateral to CV3 Location: 3 cun lateral to zhongji (CV3).
Action: Raises and regulates qi, regualtes menstruation and alleviates pain.
Indication: Prolapse of uterus, irregular menstruation.

Tituo- Lift and Support 4 cun lateral to CV4 Location: On thelower abdomen, 4 cun lateral to Ren 4 guanyuan.
Action: Raises and regulates Qi.
Indication: Prolapse of uterus, dysmenorrhea, abdominal distention and pain.

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Extra Points of the Upper Extremity

Shixuan- Ten Diffusions Fingertips Location: On the tips of the 10 fingers about 0.1 distal to the nails.
Action: Opens the portals and revives consciousness,drains heat and pacifies wind.
Indication: Apoplexy, coma, epilepsy, high fever, acute tonsilitis, infantile convulsion, numb fingertips.

Sifeng- Four seams 4 transverse creases of fingers Location: On the palmar surface, in the midpoint of the transverse crease of the proximal interphlangeal joints of the index, middle, ring, and little fingers.
Action: Foritifes the SP, and dissipates accumulations.
Indication: Malnutrition and indigestion in children, whooping cough.

Zhongkui Location: On the midpoint of the proximal interphalangeal joint of the middle finger dorsal aspect.

Indication: Nausea, vomiting, hiccup.

Baxie- Eight pathogens 4 webbings of hand Location: On the dorsum of the hand, at the junction of the red and white skin of the hand webs, eight in all, make a loose fist to find points.
Action: Clears heat and dissipates swelling.
Indication: Excessive heat, finger numbness, spasm and contracture of the fingers, redness and swelling of dorsum of hand.

Yaotongxue- Lumbar pain point 2 points dorsum of hand Location: On the dorsum of the hand, midway between the transverse wrist crease and metacarpophalangeal joint,
between the 2nd and 3rd metacarpal bones, between 4th and 5th metacarpal bones, 4 points in all on both hands.
Action: Acute lumbar sprain
Indication: Acute lumbar sprain.

Louzhen- Stiff neck Dorums 2nd and 3rd metacarpals Location: On the dorsum of the hand, between the second and thrid metacarpal bones, about 0.5 cun posterior to metacarpophalangeal joint.
Action: Invigorates Qi and blood in neck region
Indication: Sore neck, pain in shoulder and arm.

Zhongquan Location: On the dorsal crease of the wrist, in the depression on the radial side of the tendon of extensor muscle of fingers between LI 5 and TE4.

Indication: Stuffy chest, gastric pain, spitting of blood.

Erbai- Two Whites 2 points 4 cun prox. To Daling (PC7) Location: On the metacarpal aspect of the forearm, 4 cun above the transverse wrist crease, on the both sides of the tendon m.flexor carpi radialis, two points on one hand.
Action: Treats prolapse of the rectum and hemerroids.
Indication: Hemerroids, prolapse of rectum.

Bizhong Location: On the lateral aspect of the forearm, midway between the transverse crease and elbow crease between radius and ulna.

Indication: Paralysis, spasm of upper extremities, pain of forearm.

Zhoujian- elbow Tip Location: On the tip of the ulnar olecranon when the elbow is flexed.
Action: Transforms phlegm and dissipates swelling
Indication: Scrofula.

Jianqian- front of Shoulder between axilla fold and LI15 Location: Midway between the end of the anterior axillary fold and LI15.
Action: Activates Qi and blood, benefits shoulder joint.
Indication: Pain in the shoulder and arm, paralysis of the upper extremities.

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Extra Points of Lower extremeties

Baichongwo- Hundred Insect burrow 1 cun prox. to Xuehai (SP10) Location: 1 cun above SP10
Action: Clears heat from blood, eliminates wind and dries damp.
Indication: Rubella, eczema, gastrointestinal parasitic disease.

Huanzhong Location: Midway between GB30 and GV2

Indication: Lumbar pain, thigh pain

Heding- Crane’s summit midpoint superior border of patella Location: In the depression of the midpoint of the superior patella border.
Action: Activates qi and blood and benefits the knee
Indication: Knee pain, weakness of foot and leg, paralysis.

Xiyan- Eyes of the Knees 2 points lower border of patella,ST35 Location: A pair of points in the two depressions medial and lateral to the petella ligament.
Action: Dispels wind-damp, reduces swelling and alleviates pain.
Indication: Knee pain and weakness of lower limbs.

Lanweixue- appendix Point 2 cun below Zusanli ST36 Location: The tender spot about 2 cun below ST36
Action: Activates Qiand blood and clears heat and fire poison from LI.
Indication: acute and chronic appendicitis, indigestion, paralysis of lower extremties.

Dannangxue- Gallbladder Point 1-2 cun below Yanglingquan GB34 Location: The tender spot 1-2 cun directly below GB34.
Action: Clears heat and drains damp.
Indication: Acute and chronic cholecystitis, cholelithiasis, biliary ascariasis, muscular atrophy, numbness of the lower exptremities.

Bafeng- Eight winds webbing of toes. Location: On the dorsum of the foot, in the depression on the webs between the toes at the junction of red/white skin. 8 points.
Action: Clears heat and dissipates swelling.
Indication: Beriberi, toe pain, redness and swelling of dorsum of foot.

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