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NameLocationIndications
Motor area A line starting from a point ,5 cm. Posterior to the midpoint of midline and stretching diagonally across the head to a point at the intersection of the zygomatic arch (superior margin) with the hairline at the temple Includes lower limb and trunk area. Upper limb area. Facial area (includes speech #1)
Lower limb and trunk area (motor) Upper fifth of motor area line. Paralysis of lower limb (opposite side)
Upper limb area (motor) Second and third fifths of motor area Paralysis of upper limb (opposite side)
Facial area (includes speech #1) (motor) Lower two fifths of motor area line Upper motor neuron paralysis of face (opposite side), motor aphasia, dribbling saliva, impaired speech.
Sensory area A line parallel and 1.5 cm. posterior to the motor line.
Lower limb, head and trunk area (sensory) Upper fifth of sensory area line. Low back pain (opposite side), numbness or paresthesia in that area, occipital headache, stiff neck, vertigo
Upper limb area (sensory) second and third fifths of sensory area line. Pain, numbness or other paresthesia of upper limb (opposite side)
Facial area (sensory) Lower two fifths of sensory area line Migraine headache, trigeminal neuralgia, toothache (opposite side), arthritis of the temporomandibular joint.
Leg motor and sensory area Parallel with midline, of head, 1 cm. beside midpoint (bilaterally), about 3 cm long. Paralysis, pain, or numbness of lower limb acute lower back sprain, nocturnal urination, prolapsed uterus.
Chorea and tremor control area Parallel with and 1.5 cm anterior to motor area line Syndenham’s chorea, tremors, palsy and related syndromes.
Blood vessel dilations and constriction area Parallel with and 1.5 cm. Anterior to chorea and tremor control area. Superficial edema, hypertension
Vertigo and hearing area Horizontal line 1.5 cm. above and centered on the apex of ear, 4 cm. In length Tinnitus, vertigo, diminished hearing, Menier’s syndrome
Speech #2 Vertical line 2 cm. beside tuber parietale on back of head, 3 cm. in length Nominal aphasia
Speech #3 Overlaps Vertigo and hearing area at midpoint and continues 3 cm. posteriorly Receptive aphasia
Voluntary movement area With the tuber parietale origin, three needles can be inserted inferiorly (vertically), anteriorly and posteriorly to a length of 3 cm. Between them, the lines will form a 40* angle. Apraxia
Balance area 3 cm. lateral to the external occipital protuberance, parallel to midline of head, 4 cm. in length, extending downward. Loss of balance due to cerebellar disorders
Stomach area Beginning at the hairline directly above the pupil of the eye, parallel with midline of head, 2 cm. in length extending posteriorly. Discomfort in upper abdomen
Liver and gall bladder area A line 2 cm. in length extending anteriorly from the stomach area. Pain in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen and /or right rib cage chronic hepatitis.
Thoracic cavity area Midway between and parallel with stomach area and midline of head, bilaterally, 2 cm. in length Asthma, chest pain, intermittent supra-ventricular tachycardia
Reproduction area Parallel and lateral to the stomach area at a distance equal to that between stomach area and the thoracic cavity area, 2 cm. in length Abnormal uterine bleeding, combined with leg motor area for prolapsed uterus
Includes. Lower limb, head & trunk, upper limb area, and facial
Created by: Jkellycal