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Cautions / Cntr

Point Location / Acupuncture

LU 1, 2 no deep needle, PNEUM
LU 3,5,8,11 no moxa
LU8 avoid artery
LI1,19,20 no moxa
LI4 no needle or moxa during PREGO
LI13 avoid Brachial Artery
LI16 avoid deep needle, esp thin patients PNEUM
LI17,18 avoid carotid artery, jugular vein
ST1,2,5 no vigorous manipulation
ST5 caution facial artery and vein
ST2,8,17 no moxa
ST9,10 caution carotid artery
ST12 Caution carotid artery, NO PREGO
ST17 no deep needle or moxa
ST11 - 18 no deep needle PNEUM
ST19 (L) caution w/ enlarged HT
ST19-21 (R) caution w/ enlarged LV
ST20 - 30 caution deep needle w/ full UB
ST42 caution dorsalis pedis artery
SP12 avoid Femoral Artery
SP13 - 16 no deep needle on thin patients (punc. peritoneal cavity)
SP17 - 21 no perpendicular needle ( PNEUM)
HT1 avoid Axillary Artery, medial needle insertion = PNEUM
SI13, 14 caution deep or medial oblique insertion (LU)
SI8 no moxa, caution Ulnar Nerve
UB1 no vigorous manipulation
UB1,2,5,6,7 (some say 30, 31) no moxa
UB 11-21 , 41-50 caution deep needle (PNEUM)
UB22,23,51,52 caution deep needle (KD)
UB67 no moxa, unless turning a breech
UB31-34, 60 no needle when PREGO
KD11-13 caution deep needle w/ full UB
KD14-20, and (L) 21 caution Peritoneal Cavity
KD 21,22 (R) caution injury to LV
KD22-27 caution PNEUM
PC1 no needle, PNEUM
PC3 no deep needle, brachial artery and veins
PC6,7 no strong manipulation, median nerves
SJ5,6 caution w/ arm movement, bent needle
SJ8 no needle (according to some classics)
SJ15 caution on thin patients, deep needle = PNEUM
SJ19 no bloodletting (classics)
SJ21,23 no moxa if discharge from ear
GB1,22,33 no moxa
GB3 avoid deep needle (traditionally)
GB20 avoid deep needle (spinal cord)
GB21 contraindicated for PREGO
GB25,26 caution in thin patients (peritoneal cavity)
GB21-24 avoid perpendicular insertion (PNEUM)
LV12 avoid femoral vein, moxa and needle (according to some texts)
LV13 caution w/enlarged LV or SP
LV14 caution perpendicular insertion on thin patients (PNEUM)
REN1 no needle during PREGO
REN 2-4 no deep needle w/ full UB
REN 5-7 caution deep needle (peritoneal cavity)
REN8 no needle
REN9 no needle with Ascites, moxa instead, but NO moxa during PREGO
REN9-13 caution in thin patients
REN14,15 no oblique superior insertion (HT)
REN15,23 no moxa
DU4 no moxa on men under 20 (DR.So)
DU6, 15-17, 25-28 no moxa
DU10,11,17 no deep needle (some texts)
DU15,16 no deep perpendicular needle or superior oblique insertion
DU21,22 no moxa or needle on infants with Mepotism
NO NEEDLE ST17, BL56, SJ8, LV12, REN8, REN9 (w/ ascites), DU10, DU11, DU17
NO MOXA LU3, LU5, LU8, LU11, LI1, LI19, LI20, ST2, ST8, ST17, SI18, BL1, BL2, BL5-7, SJ21 and 23 (if discharge from ear), GB1, GB22, GB33, LV12, REN15, REN23, DU4 (males under 20), DU6, DU15-17, DU25-28, DU21 and 22 (infants w/ metopism)
PNEUMOTHORAX LU1, LU2, LI16, ST11-18, SP17-21, HT1, SI13, SI14, BL11-21, BL41-50, KD22-27, PC1, SJ15, GB21-24, LV14
PERITONEAL CAVITY SP13-16, KD14-20, left KD21, GB25, GB26, REN5-7
FULL UB ST20-30, KD11-13, REN2-4
Contra during PREGNANCY LI4, SP6, BL31-34, BL60, BL67 (no moxa except to turn breech), GB21, REN1, REN9 (no moxa)
NO MOXA LU3, LU5, LU8, LU11, LI1, LI19, LI20, ST2, ST8, ST17, SI18, BL1, BL2, BL5-7, SJ21 and 23 (if discharge from ear), GB1, GB22, GB33, LV12, REN15, REN23, DU4 (males under 20), DU6, DU15-17, DU25-28, DU21 and 22 (infants w/ metopism)
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