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TCM Points

TCM Pattern Game - Points

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These points can be used as base points in treating palpitations HT7, PC6, BL15, CV14
These points can be used as base points in treating chest bi UB15, PC6, CV14, CV17
These points can be used as base points in treating jaundice SP9, ST36, BL18, BL19, GV9
These points can be used as base points in treating Lin Syndrome CV3, ST28, SP9, BL28
These points can be used as base points in treating edema to open the water passages CV9, GB22, ST28, SP9
These points are known as the 4 flowers and are used to nourish/build blood BL17, BL18, BL20, BL23
These points can be used as base points in treating shoulder pain LI15, SJ14, SJ10, LI4, SJ5, SI3
These points can be used as base points in treating elbow pain LI11, LU5, SJ10, SJ5, LI4
This point is often considered the best Qi mover in the body LV3
This is an empirical point for Blood Def LV8
These points all work to tonify Yin SP 6, HT6, KD6, ST36
These points all tonify bodily fluids CV12, SP6, KD6
These points all release the exterior LU7, LI4, TH5, LI11,
These points all eliminate wind BL12, GB20, GV16, LI4, LU7,
These points expel heat in the LU LU10, LU5, BL13
These points all expel heat in the LV LV2, L14
This is the influential point of the tendons GB34
This is the influential point of marrow GB39
This is the influential point of bone BL11
This is the influential point of the vessels LU9
This is the influential point of Blood BL17
This point is called "Sea of Blood" SP10
This is an empirical point for resolving phlegm ST40
high pitch tinnitus is generally caused by LV excess
low pitch tinnitus is generally caused by KD def
A purple flush to the face is a sign of true cold
A bright pale face is a sign of def or false cold
A face which is fully flushed is a sign of true heat
A malor flush is a sign of false heat
Dull epigastric pain is a notable sign of ST Qi Def
Lower abdominal pain and loose stools is indicative of SP Qi Def
Pain that is dull in nature indicates Deficiency
In skin Bi you should use this type of insertion shallow
In bone, tendon, vessel bi you should use this kind of insertion deep insertion/long retention
For painful & vessel bi add moxa
For fixed, muscle and bone bi, all of these treatments are appropriate needle, moxa, cupping
This is the crossing point for all yang channels DU14
A yangming headache is in these channels and manifests in this region LI/ST; frontal
A dull frontal headache indicates ST def
A sharp frontal headache indicates ST heat
A shaoyang headache is in this channel and is typically due to TH/GB; LV yang rising, LV fire or LV wind
A taiyang headache is in this channel and occurs in this region BL/SI, occipital
A jueyin headache is in this channel and manifests here. LV/PC; vertex & behind the eyes
This pattern causes dull pain that is improved by lying down BL def
These points can be used as a base pattern for treating Stroke GV26, LV3, ST36, KD3
base points for all vomiting PC6, SP4, ST36, CV12
base points for constipation ST25, BL25, SP15, ST44
Created by: kolsyn on 2011-12-05



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