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Meeting + Needling

M+P 2 Final

LU 1 Meeting of SP and Lu Channels
ST 12 Meeting of all yang meridians but UB– contraindicated in pregnanacy
LI 14 Meeting of LI, SI, and UB - good for eye problems (trajectory of meridians)
ST 8 Meeting of ST, GB meridians and Yang wei mai (good for head aches)
SP 12 & 13 Meeting of the SP, LV and yin wei mai
SI 10 Meeting of the SI, UB meridians, yang wei and yang qiao vessels
SI 12 Meeting of SI, SJ, LI and GB meridians
UB 1 Meeting of UB, SI, ST, GB , SJ meridians and the Yin and yang qiao mai
UB 11 Meeting of UB, SI, SJ, GB meridians and the Du mai
PC 1 Meeting of the PC, GB, LV and SJ channels
GB 20 Meeting of the GB, SJ meridians and the Yang wei and Yang qiao mai
UB 10 Depth of .5 - .8 cun perpendicular insertion
GB 20 Oblique inferior insertion in direction of channel 1 – 1.5 cun
Du 15 & 16 .5 – 1.0 cun Perpendicular insertion
ST 9 .5 – 1.0 cun perpendicular insertion. Be careful of carotid artery which lies lateral to this point
ST 10 .5 -1.0 Perpendicular/medial-oblique insertion to avoid carotid artery which lies lateral to this point
ST 11 .3 - .5 cun. Perpendicular insertion. Caution: Lung lies deep to this point
LI 17 Either .3 - .5 cun perpendicular insertion or .5 - .8 cun oblique insertion; Carotid artery and jugular vein run beneath this point
LI 18 Either .3 - .5 cun perpendicular insertion or .5 - .8 cun oblique insertion; Carotid artery and jugular vein run beneath this point
SI 16 Perpendicular insertion .5 - .8 cun.
SI 17 .5 – 1.0 cun Direct needle towards root of tongue: Caution: carotid artery lies anterior
ST 12 .3 - .5 cun along the posterior border of the clavicle.
SP, ST, KD points that lie between the ribs Oblique to transverse needling .5 - .8 cun. Note that intercostal muscles are very thin – only a couple of millimeters.
GB 21 Oblique posterior inserion - .5 – 1.0 insertion
SJ 15 .5 – 1.0 cun oblique insertion
SI 13 Perpendicular insertion - .3 - .5 cun or oblique insertion .5- 1.0 cun
SI 14 and 15 Oblique medial insertion .5 – 1.0 cun
Between Ribs Oblique insertion .5 – 1.0 cun
Between spinal processes .5 – 1.0 cun Direction of needle is determined by structure of spinal processes above and below each point (Spinal canal at 1.25 – 1.75 cun)
Above Ren 12 area .5 – 1.0 cun Perpendicular insertion except Ren 15 and 16 which are needled in an oblique inferior direction. Peritoneal cavity beneath
Below Ren 12 area 1.0 – 1.5 cun Perpendicular insertion (Peritoneal cavity beneath)
For points close to pubic symphysis Have patient empty bladder before needling
Over kidneys - .5 – 1.5 cun, oblique insertion towards the spine
Sacral Foramen .5 – 1.0 cun or 1.5 – 2.0 cun if attempting to needle through foramen
Created by: phdinh33