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Miscellaneous Points

Miscellaneous points

Four points at the vertex of the scalp, grouped around DU20, 1 cun anterior, posterior, and lateral to it Shishencong
Calms the spirit, pacifies wind (windstroke, headache, epilepsy), benefits the eyes and ears, stimulates the brain shishencong
At the glabella, at the midpoint between the medial extremities and the eyebrows Yintang
Pacifies the wind, calms the shen, benefits the nose, activates the channel and alleviates pain, stops convulsions, benefits the nose Yintang
In the center of the eyebrow, in the depression directly above the pupil when the eyes are looking straight forward Yuyao
Four alert spirit Shishencong
Hall of impression Yin tang
Fish waist Yuyao
Needle yuyao to what other acupuncture point? UB2
Benefits the eyes (supraorbital, red, swollen), relaxes the sinews and alleviates pain (witching or drooping of the eyelid or frontal headache) Yuyao
Behind the ball qiuhou
Along the inferior border of the orbit, at the junction of the lateral 1/4 and medial 3/4 of the infraorbital margin qiuhou
Benefits the eyes and all disease - myopia, hyperopia, strabismus, conjunctivitis qiuhou
Sun Taiyang
At the temple, in the tender depression about 1 cun posterior to the midtpoint between the lateral extremity of the eyebrow and the outer canthus of the eye taiyang
Eliminates wind and clears heat, reduces swelling and stops pain (toothache or breast tenderness), activates qi and blood and alleviates pain (trigeminal neuralgia) taiyang
Tip of the ear erjian
When the ear is folded forawrds, this point lies at the apex of the ear erjian
Clears the heat and dissipates swelling form the upper body and the ear, benefits the eyes and throat erjian
Penetrating the nose Bitong
At the highest point of the nasolabial groove Bitong
Benefits the nose (rhinitis, allergic rhinitis, nasal congestion and d/c, nosebleed, nasal polyps) Bitong
Hundred taxations Bailao
At the back of the neck, 2 cun superior to DU14, 1 cun lateral to the midline Bailao
Transforms phlegm and dissipates nodules, stops cough and calms dyspnea Bailao
Peaceful sleep Anmian
Behind the ear, midway between GB20 and SJ17 Anmian
Calms the spirit and pacifies the liver (helps with insomnia, agitation and resltessness, palpitations, epilepsy, dizziness, headache, tinnitus, or HTN) Anmian
Adjacent to the container of the fluids Jiachengjiang
1 cun lateral to REN24 over the mental foramen Jiachengjiang
Eliminates wind, activates qi and blood, and alleviates pain (deviation of the moutha nd eye, pain of the face, toothache, swelling of the gums, jaundice) Jiachengjiang
Calm dypnea Dingchuan
0.5-1.0 cun lateral to the depression below the spinous process of DU14 dingchuan
Calms dyspnea and wheezing and stops cough (calms down lung stuff) dingchuan
Stomach controller lower shu weiguanxiashu
1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of T8 weiguanxiashu
Clears heat and generates fluid (Type I diabetes), treats pancreatic problems and increases pancreatic enzymes weiguanxiashu
Lumbar eyes yaoyan
In the depression 3.5 cun lateral to the lower border of L4 yaoyan
Strengthens the kidneys and benefits the lumbar region yaoyan
Below the 17th vertebra Shiqizhuixia
On the midline of the lower back, in the depression of the spinous process of the 5th lumbar vertebra Shiqizhuixia
Tonifies the kidneys and promotes urination, activates qi and blood and alleviates pain "fetus pressing on the bladder" shiqizhuixia
Paravertebral points huatuojiaji
0.5-1.0 cun lateral to the depressions below the spinous processes of the 17 vertebrae huatuojiaji
Regulates and harmonizes the 5 zang and 6 fu huatuojiaji
huatuo's for C1-C7 help the neck
huatuo's for T1-T4 help the Lung and upper extremities
huatuo's for T4 - T7 help the heart
huatuo's for T7- T10 help the liver and gall bladder
huatuo's for T10-T12 help the spleen and stomach
huatuo's for L1-L2 help the kidneys
huatuo's for L3-L5 help the UB, SI, LI, Uterus, and lower extremities
palace of the child zigong
Same level as Ren 3 (1 cun up from pubic symphysis) and 3 cun out zigong
Raises and regulates qi (uterine prolapse and infertility), regulates menstruation and alleviates pain (calms the fetus for threatened abortions) zigong
Lift and support tituo
on the lower abdomen, 4 cun lateral from the midline, in line with REN4 tituo
Raises and regulates qi (uterine prolapse, dysmenorrhea, hernia) tituo
ten diffusions shixuan
on the tips of all 10 fingers, about 0.1 cun from the finger nail shixuan
Opens the portals, revives consciousness, drains heat, and pacifies wind shixuan
four seams sifeng
on the palmar surface of the hand, at the midpoints of the traverse creases of the proximal interphalangeal joints of the index, middle, ring, and little fingers sifeng
fortifies the spleen and dissipates accumulation (childhood nutriitional impairments and digestive d/o) sifeng
Eith pathogens baxie
When the hand is made into a fist, 6 of these points lie in the depressions between the metacarpal heads, proximal to the web margins. the remaining two points lie equidistant between the thumba nd index metacarpals, proximal to the web margins baxie
clears heat and dissipates swelling of the hand (bi syndrome of the hand) baxie
Lumbar pain point Yaotongxue
Between the 2nd/3rd and 4th/5th metacarpal bones, in the depressions toward the bases yatongxue
Acute lumbar sprain yaotongxue
stiff neck luozhen
on the dorsum of the hand, in the depression just proximal to the 2nd and 3rd metacarpo-phalangeal joints luozhen
invigorates qi and blood to the neck region (acute pain and stiffness of the neck) luozhen
two whites erbai
On the flexor aspect of the forearm, 4 cun proximal to P7, either side of the tendon of flexor carpi radialis erbai
Treats prolapse of the rectum or hemorrhoids erbai
Elbow tip zhoujian
Transforms phlegm and dissipates swelling (scrofula or intestinal abscesses) moxa only zhoujian
Front of the shoulder Jianqian
on the anterior aspect of the shoulder joint, midway between LI15 and the anterior axillary crease Jianqian
Activates qi and blood and benefits the shoulder joint Jianqian
Hundred insect burrow Baichongwo
3 cun proximal to the superior border of the patella, in a tender depression on the bulge of the vastus medialis muscle (1 cun superior to SP10) baichongwo
Clears heat from the blood (itching all over the body), eliminates wind and drains dampness baichongqo
Crane's summit heding
In the depression at the midpoint of the superior border of the patella heding
Activates qi and blood and benefits the knee joint heding
Eyes of the knee Xiyan
on the knee, in the hollows formed when the knee is flexed, immediately below the patella, medial and lateral to the patellar ligament xiyan
Dispels wind damp, reduces swelling and alleviates pain from the knee xiyan
Appendix point lanweixue
about 2 cun distal to ST36 ON THE RIGHT LEG ONLY LANWEIXUE
Activates qi and blood and clears heat and fire poison from the LI (appendicitis) lanweixue
Gallbladder point Dannangxue
Between 1-2 cun distland to GB34 ON THE RIGHT LEG dannangxue
Clears heat and drains damp (acute and chronic cholecystitis, cholelithiasis, diseases of the bile duct, ascariasis, etc.) dannangxue
Eight winds bafeng
ON the dorsum of the foot between the toes, 0.5 cun proximal to the margin of the web bafeng
Clears heat and dissipates swelling, malaria or dysmenorrhea bafeng
Created by: Krys2287