TE-17 翳風
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Triple Energizer Meridian (TE) and Acu points

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    Triple Energizer Meridian(TE) 手少陽三焦経

    ◐ TE-1 関衝 ◐ TE-2 液門 ◐ TE-3 中渚 ◐ TE-4 陽池 ◐ TE-5 外関 ◐ TE-6 支溝 ◐ TE-7 会宗 ◐ TE-8 三陽絡 ◐ TE-9 四瀆 ◐ TE-10 天井 ◐ TE-11 清冷淵 ◐ TE-12 消濼 ◐ TE-13 臑会 ◐ TE-14 肩髎 ◐ TE-15 天髎 ◐ TE-16 天牖 ◐ TE-17 翳風 ◐ TE-18 瘈脈 ◐ TE-19 顱息 ◐ TE-20 角孫 ◐ TE-21 耳門 ◐ BL-22 和髎 ◐ TE-23 絲竹空

     

     

    TE-1 関衝

    WHO : On the ring finger, ulnar to the distal phalanx, 0.1 F-cun proximal to the ulnar corner of the fingernail, at the intersection of the vertical line of the ulnar side of the nail and the horizontal line of the base of the fingernail.

     

    TE-2 液門

    WHO : On the dorsum of the hand, in the depression superior to the web margin between the ring and little fingers, at the border between the red and white flesh.

     

    TE-3 中渚

      

    WHO : On the dorsum of the hand, between the fourth and fifth metacarpal bones, in the depression proximal to the fourth metacarpophalangeal joint.

     

    TE-4 陽池

    WHO : On the posterior aspect of the wrist, in the depression ulnar to the extensor digitorum tendon, on the dorsal wrist crease.
    Note 1: TE4 can be palpated when moving proximally along the gap between the fifth and fourth metacarpal bones, at the same level as LI5 and SI5.
    Note 2: When the wrist is extended against resistance, the extensor digitorum tendon can be palpated more easily.

     

    TE-5 外関

    WHO : On the posterior aspect of the forearm, midpoint of the interosseous space between the radius and the ulna, 2 B-cun proximal to the dorsal wrist crease.
    Note: 2 B-cun proximal to TE4, in the depression between the radius and the ulna. The anterior point corresponding to TE5 isPC6.

     

    TE-6 支溝

    WHO : On the posterior aspect of the forearm, midpoint of the interosseous space between the radius and the ulna, 3 B-cun proximal to the dorsal wrist crease.
    Note: 1 B-cun proximal to TE5, between the radius and the ulna, at the same level as TE7.

    TE-7 会宗

    WHO : On the posterior aspect of the forearm, just radial to the ulna, 3 B-cun proximal to the dorsal wrist crease.
    Note: TE7 is ulnar to TE6.

     

    TE-8 三陽絡

    WHO : On the posterior aspect of the forearm, midpoint of the interosseous space between the radius and the ulna, 4 B-cun proximal to the dorsal wrist crease.
    Note: At the junction of the upper two thirds and lower one third of the line connecting TE4 with the tip of the elbow.

     

    TE-9 四瀆

    WHO : On the posterior aspect of the forearm, midpoint of the interosseous space between the radius and the ulna, 5 B-cun distal to the prominence of the olecranon.

     

    TE-10 天井

    WHO : On the posterior aspect of the elbow, in the depression 1 B-cun proximal to the prominence of the olecranon.
    Note: When the elbow is flexed, TE10 is located in the olecranon fossa.

     

    TE-11 清冷淵

    WHO : On the posterior aspect of the arm, on the line connecting the prominence of olecranon with the acromial angle, 2 B-cun proximal to the prominence of the olecranon.
    Note: With the elbow extended, 2 B-cunsuperior to the prominence of the olecranon.

     

    TE-12 消濼

    WHO : On the posterior aspect of the arm, on the line connecting the prominence of the olecranon with the acromial angle, 5 B-cun proximal to the prominence of the olecranon.

     

    TE-13 臑会

    WHO : On the posterior aspect of the arm, posteroinferior to the border of the deltoid muscle, 3 B-cun inferior to the acromial angle.

     

    TE-14 肩髎

      

    WHO : On the shoulder girdle, in the depression between the acromial angle and the greater tubercle of the humerus.
    Note: When the elbow is flexed and the arm is abducted, two depressions appear respectively anterior and posterior to the acromion. LI15 is located in the anterior one, deeper than the posterior one, in which TE14 is located.

     

    TE-15 天髎

    WHO : In the scapular region, in the depression superior to the superior angle of the scapula.
    Note: With the upper limb hanging by the side of trunk in a seated position, TE15 is located midway between GB21 and SI13.

     

    TE-16 天牖

    WHO : In the anterior region of the neck, at the same level as the angle of the mandible, in the depression posterior to the sternocleidomastoid muscle.

     

    TE-17 翳風

      

    WHO : In the anterior region of the neck, posterior to the ear lobe, in the depression anterior to the inferior end of the mastoid process.

     

    TE-18 瘈脈

    WHO : On the head, at the centre of the mastoid process, at the junction of the upper two thirds and lower one third of the curved line from TE17 to TE20.

     

    TE-19 顱息

    WHO : On the head, at the junction of the upper one third and lower two thirds of the curved line from TE17 to TE20.

     

    TE-20 角孫

      

    WHO : On the head, just superior to the auricular apex.
    Note: With the auricle folded forward and pressed against the head, the point is located where the auricular apex touches the head.

     

    TE-21 耳門

    WHO : On the face, in the depression between the supratragic notch and the condylar process of the mandible.
    Note: When the mouth is slightly opened, TE21 is located in the depression anterior to the supratragic notch, directly superior to SI19.

     

    TE-22 和髎

    WHO : On the head, posterior to the temple hairline, anterior to the auricular root, posterior to the superficial temporal artery.

     

    TE-23 絲竹空

    WHO : On the head, in the depression at the lateral end of the eyebrow.
    Note: TE23 is superior to GB1.

     

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    Stomach Meridian(ST) for Acupuncture and Moxabustion 足陽明胃経

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Stomach Meridians (ST) and Acu points

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    Stomach Meridian(ST) 足陽明胃経

    ◐ ST-1 承泣 ◐ ST-2 四白 ◐ ST-3 巨髎 ◐ ST-4 地倉 ◐ ST-5 大迎 ◐ ST-6 頰車 ◐ ST-7 下関 ◐ ST-8 頭維 ◐ ST-9 人迎 ◐ ST-10 水突 ◐ ST-11 気舎 ◐ ST-12 缺盆 ◐ ST-13 気戸 ◐ ST-14 庫房 ◐ ST-15 屋翳 ◐ ST-16 膺窓 ◐ ST-17 乳中 ◐ ST-18 乳根 ◐ ST-19 不容 ◐ ST-20 承満 ◐ ST-21 梁門 ◐ ST-22 関門 ◐ ST-23 太乙 ◐ ST-24 滑肉門 ◐ ST-25 天枢 ◐ ST-26 外陵 ◐ ST-27 大巨 ◐ ST-28 水道 ◐ ST-29 帰来 ◐ ST-30 気衝 ◐ ST-31 髀関 ◐ ST-32 伏兎 ◐ ST-33 陰市 ◐ ST-34 梁丘 ◐ ST-35 犢鼻 ◐ ST-36 足三里 ◐ ST-37 上巨虚 ◐ ST-38 条口 ◐ ST-39 下巨虚 ◐ ST-40 豊隆 ◐ ST-41 解谿 ◐ ST-42 衝陽 ◐ ST-43 陷谷 ◐ ST-44 内庭 ◐ ST-45 厲兌

     

     

    ST-1 承泣

    Acupoints for Lacrimation  Acupoints for Sensitivity to glare

    WHO : On the face, between the eyeball and the
    infraorbital margin, directly inferior to the
    pupil.

    Use for : Eye diseases and problems. Lacrimation. Sensitivity to glare, This point can use for bloodletting

     

    ST-2 四白

    Acupoints for Eye diseases  Acupoints for Speech disorders

    WHO : On the face, in the infraorbital foramen.

    Use for : Eye diseases and problems, Upper toothache, Periodontitis, Sinusitis, Speech disorders

     

    ST-3 巨髎

    Acupoints for Upper toothache

    WHO : On the face, directly inferior to the pupil, at the same level as the inferior border of the ala of the nose.
    Note: When looking straight ahead, ST3 is located at the intersection of the vertical line of the pupil and the horizontal line of the inferior border of the ala of the nose.

    Use for : Eye diseases and problems, Upper toothache, Sinusitis, Trigeminal neuralgia, Facial nerve paralysis

     

    ST-4 地倉

    Acupoints for Sinusitis

    WHO : On the face, 0.4 F-cun lateral to the angle of the mouth.
    Note: Lateral to the angle of the mouth, the point is located in the nasolabial sulcus or on the continuation of the nasolabial sulcus.

    Use for : Facial nerve paralysis, Trigeminal nerve paralysis

     

    ST-5 大迎

    Acupoints for Lower toothache

    WHO : On the face, anterior to the angle of the mandible, in the depression anterior to the masseter attachment, over the facial artery.

    Use for : Lower toothache, Periodontitis, Facial nerve paralysis, Trigeminal nerve paralysis

    ST-6 頰車

    Acupoints for Facial nerve paralysis  Acupoints for Trigeminal nerve paralysis

    WHO : On the face, one fingerbreadth (middle finger) anterosuperior to the angle of the mandible.
    Note: On the bisector of the angle of the mandible. When the mouth is closed and the teeth are clenched, this point is located at the prominence of the masseter and in the depression felt when the clenched teeth are released.

    Practical : Open the mouth and find a depression appears between the ear lobe and mandible corner.

     

    ST-7 下関

    Acupoints for Periodontitis

    WHO : On the face, in the depression between the midpoint of the inferior border of the zygomatic arch and the mandibular notch.
    Note: When the mouth is closed, ST7 is located at the depression inferior to the zygomatic arch, directly inferior to GB3.

    Practical : 2 fingers from the ear, the depression in the middle of the zygomatic arch.

    Use for : Periodontitis, Facial nerve paralysis, Trigeminal nerve paralysis

     

    ST-8 頭維

    Acupoints for Low vision

    WHO : On the head, 0.5 B-cun directly superior to the anterior hairline at the corner of the forehead, 4.5 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.

    Use for : Low vision, Excessive lacrimation, Migraine, Trigeminal neuralgia

     

    ST-9 人迎

    Acupoints for Asthma  Acupoints for Basedow's disease

    WHO : In the anterior region of the neck, at the same level as the superior border of the thyroid cartilage, anterior to the sternocleidomastoid muscle, over the common carotid artery.
    Note 1: The sternocleidomastoid muscle is more distinct when the head is turned to the opposite side against resistance.
    Note 2: ST9 is located at the same level as LI18, SI16 and the superior border of the thyroid cartilage. ST9 is located anterior to the sternocleidomastoid muscle, and SI16, posterior to the sternocleidomastoid muscle and LI18, between the anterior and posterior borders of the sternocleidomastoid muscle.

    Practical : This is the point for taking a pulse, checking for yin-yang condition of 5臓.

    Use for : Asthma, Bronchitis, Basedow’s disease, Hypertension

     

    ST-10 水突

    Acupoints for Bronchitis  Acupoints for Tonsillitis

    WHO : In the anterior region of the neck, at the same level as the cricoid cartilage, just anterior to the border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle.

    Use for : Throat problems and diseases, Bronchitis, Tonsillitis

     

    ST-11 気舎

    Acupoints for Throat

    WHO : In the anterior region of the neck, in the lesser supraclavicular fossa, superior to the sternal end of the clavicle, in the depression between the sternal and clavicular heads of the sternocleidomastoid muscle.
    Note 1: The sternocleidomastoid muscle is more distinct when the head is turned to the opposite side against resistance.
    Note 2: ST11 is located superior to the clavicle, inferior to ST9.

    Use for : Frozen shoulder, Throat problems and diseases, Bronchitis, Torticollis

     

    ST-12 缺盆

    Acupoints for Frozen shoulder

    WHO : In the anterior region of the neck, in the greater supraclavicular fossa, 4 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line, in the depression superior to the clavicle.

    Use for : Frozen shoulder, Pleurisy, Bronchitis, Neuralgia in arms

     

    ST-13 気戸

    Acupoints for Phlegm  Acupoints for Hot flashes

    WHO : In the anterior thoracic region, inferior to the clavicle, 4 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.

    Use for :

     

    ST-14 庫房

    Acupoints for Dyspnea

    WHO : In the anterior thoracic region, in the first intercostal space, 4 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.

    Use for : Respiratory disease, Heart disease, Hot flashes, Dyspnea, Phlegm

     

    ST-15 屋翳

    Acupoints for Respiratory disease

    WHO : n the anterior thoracic region, in the second intercostal space, 4 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.
    Note: The second intercostal space is inferior to the second rib which is located at the same level as the sternal angle.

    Use for : Respiratory disease, Heart disease, Intercostal neuralgia

     

    ST-16 膺窓

    Acupoints for Stomach Meridian

    WHO : In the anterior thoracic region, in the third intercostal space, 4 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.

    Use for : Mastitis

    ST-17 乳中

    Acupoints for

    WHO : In the anterior thoracic region, at the centre of the nipple.
    Note: In males, the centre of the nipple is located in the fourth intercostal space.

    Use for : Never use

     

    ST-18 乳根

    Acupoints for Hiccup

    WHO : In the anterior thoracic region, in the fifth intercostal space, 4 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.
    Note: In males, ST18 is located at the intersection of nipple line and the fifth intercostal space. In females, ST18 is located at the midpoint of the inferior crease of the breast.

    Use for : Intercostal neuralgia, Pleurisy, Mastitis(don’t use when swelling), Hiccup

     

    ST-19 不容

    Acupoints for Diaphragm spasms  Acupoints for Hyperacidity

    WHO : On the upper abdomen, 6 B-cun superior to the centre of the umbilicus, 2 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.
    Note 1: ST 19 is 2 B-cun lateral to CV14.
    Note 2: If the infrasternal angle is too sharp and the rib is located inferior to ST19, ST19 can be reached by oblique needling.

    Use for : Stomach pain, Stomach cramps, Gastric atony, Diaphragm spasms, Pleurisy, Hiccup, Cough, Asthma, Hyperacidity

     

    ST-20 承満

    Acupoints for Excessive appetite  Acupoints for Stifling

    WHO : On the upper abdomen, 5 B-cun superior to the centre of the umbilicus, 2 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.
    Note: ST20 is 5 B-cun superior to ST25, 1 B-cun inferior to ST19, 2 B-cun lateral to CV13.

    Use for : Abdominal distension, Hyperventilation, Dyspnea, Stifling, Excessive appetite

     

    ST-21 梁門

    Acupoints for Hemorrhoid

    WHO : On the upper abdomen, 4 B-cun superior to the centre of the umbilicus, 2 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.
    Note: ST21 is 4 B-cun superior to ST25, 1 B-cun inferior to ST20, 2 B-cun lateral to CV12.

    Use for : Gastric disease(with BL21 + BL20 + CV12) , Bowel disease, Hemorrhoid, In the case of gastric cancer, the lump appears in this point.

     

    ST-22 関門

    Acupoints for gastric cancer   Acupoints for Bowel disease

    WHO : On the upper abdomen, 3 B-cun superior to the centre of the umbilicus, 2 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.
    Note: ST22 is located at the same level and lateral to KI18 and CV11.

    Use for : Same as ST21, Enuresis

     

    ST-23 太乙

    Acupoints for Enuresis

    WHO : On the upper abdomen, 2 B-cun superior to the centre of the umbilicus, 2 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.
    Note: ST23 is located at the same level and lateral to KI17 and CV10.

    Use for : Gastrointestinal disease, Enuresis

     

    ST-24 滑肉門

    Acupoints for Nephritis

    WHO : On the upper abdomen, 1 B-cun superior to the centre of the umbilicus, 2 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.
    Note: ST24 is at the same level and lateral to CV9.

    Use for : Nephritis, Pyelitis, Dyspepsia, Otitis media, Tinnitus
    *別名=司天の穴:人身における臍以上の病の現れるところ

     

    ST-25 天枢

    Acupoints for Dyspepsia

    WHO : On the upper abdomen, 2 B-cun lateral to the centre of the umbilicus.

    Practical : 3 fingers from naval.

    Use for : Large intestine problems, Diarrhea, Constipation, Genital disease, Leukorrhea, Dyspepsia, Pale, Regulating intestinal function

     

    ST-26 外陵

    Acupoints for Abdominal pains  Acupoints for Constipation

    WHO : On the lower abdomen, 1 B-cun inferior to the centre of the umbilicus, 2 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.
    Note: ST26 is at the same level and lateral to KI15 and CV7.

    Practical : One thumb from ST25, 3 fingers from CV7.

    Use for : Abdominal pains, Constipation

     

    ST-27 大巨

    Acupoints for Intestinal colic

    WHO : On the lower abdomen, 2 B-cun inferior to the centre of the umbilicus, 2 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.
    Note: ST27 is at the same level and lateral to KI14 and CV5.

    Practical : 3 fingers from ST25, 3 fingers from CV5.

    Use for : Intestinal colic, Constipation

     

    ST-28 水道

    Acupoints for Bladder disease

    WHO : On the lower abdomen, 3 B-cun inferior to the centre of the umbilicus, 2 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.
    Note: ST28 is 3 B-cun inferior to ST25, 1 B-cun inferior to ST27, 2 B-cun lateral to CV4.

    Practical : 4 fingers from ST25, 3 fingers from CV4.

    Use for : Kidney disease, Bladder disease, Uterus disease

    ST-29 帰来

    Acupoints for Impotence

    WHO : On the lower abdomen, 4 B-cun inferior to the centre of the umbilicus, 2 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.
    Note: ST29 is 4 B-cun inferior to ST25, 1 B-cun inferior to ST28, 2 B-cun lateral to CV3.

    Use for : Genitourinary disorder, Kidney, Urethritis, Endometritis, Irregular menstruation, Impotence, Nocturnal emission

     

    ST-30 気衝

    Acupoints for Prostatitis  Acupoints for Oophoritis

    WHO : In the groin region, at the same level as the superior border of the pubic symphysis, 2 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line, over the femoral artery.
    Note: ST30 is 5 B-cun inferior to ST25, 2 B-cun lateral to CV2.

    Practical : Put a thumb on the pelvis, the point where the middle finger tip, can feel pulse.

    Use for : Salpingitis, Oophoritis, Endometritis, Epididymitis, Prostatitis, Cystitis, Pyelitis

     

    ST-31 髀関

    Acupoints for Intestinal colic

    WHO : On the anterior aspect of the thigh, in the depression among three muscles: the proximal portion of the rectus femoris muscle, the sartorius muscle and the tensor fasciae latae muscle.
    Note 1: With the hip and the knee in slight flexion, and the thigh slightly abducted when resistance is placed against the anteromedial aspect of the thigh, a triangular depression appears. The proximal portion of the rectus femoris muscle is found in the depression between the sartorius muscle medially and the tensor fascia latae muscle laterally. ST31 is located at the deepest point in the depression inferior to the apex of this triangle.
    Note 2: ST31 is located at the intersection of the line connecting the lateral end of the base of the patella with the anterior superior iliac spine, and the horizontal line of the inferior border of the pubic symphysis.

    Use for : Intestinal colic, Convulsions and inability bending and stretching of the thigh, Palsy, Partial paralysis

     

    ST-32 伏兎

    Acupoints for Sciatica  Acupoints for Frigidity

    WHO : On the anterolateral aspect of the thigh, on the line connecting the lateral end of the base of the patella with the anterior superior iliac spine, 6 B-cun superior to the base of the patella.

    Practical : Middle point of outside upper corner of Patella and ST-31

    Use for : Sciatica, Frigidity(include 2 points ;
    4fingers from ST-32 both side up and down called 伏兎三点(triple ST-32), most likely pain or sensation appear with frigidity person and can use for this 3 points for frigidity)

     

    ST-33 陰市

    Acupoints for lower limbs  Acupoints for Knee

    WHO : On the anterolateral aspect of the thigh, lateral to the rectus femoris tendon, 3 B-cun superior to the base of the patella.
    Note: ST33 is at the midpoint of the line connecting ST32 with the lateral end of the base of the patella.

    Practical : Bend the knee like vajrasana position, 4fingers up from outside upper corner of Patella. 3fingers up would be ST-34

    Use for : Lower abdominal pain, Knee, Neuralgia of the lower limbs(with GB31), 腹、腰、下半身の冷え

     

    ST-34 梁丘

    Acupoints for Abdominal pain  Acupoints for Stomach cramps

    WHO : On the anterolateral aspect of the thigh, between the vastus lateralis muscle and the lateral border of the rectus femoris tendon, 2 B-cun superior to the base of the patella.
    Note: Putting the thigh muscle under tension, the rectus femoris tendon and the vastus lateralis muscle are more distinct. ST34 is located between the muscle and the tendon, 1 B-cun directly inferior to ST33.

    Practical : Bend the knee and place a thumb in the depression of outer inferior patella, find this point by index finger.

    Use for : Abdominal pain, Stomach cramps, Diarrhea

     

    ST-35 犢鼻

    Acupoints for Beriberi

    WHO : On the anterior aspect of the knee, in the depression lateral to the patellar ligament.
    Note: When the knee is flexed, ST35 is located in the depression lateral and inferior to the patella.

    Use for : Beriberi, Knee(膝眼四穴)

     

    ST-36 足三里

    Acupoints for Nervous breakdown

    WHO : On the anterior aspect of the leg, on the line connecting ST35 with ST41, 3 B-cun inferior to ST35.
    Note: ST36 is located on the tibialis anterior muscle.

    Practical : Slide up the front edge of tibia by index finger. The finger would be automatically stop. From here, get a point one thumb size outside of tibia.

    Use for : Any kind of chronic disease, Palsy, Partial paralysis, Rhinitis, Gastrointestinal disease(not for hyperacidity), Lack of vital energy, Abdominal pain, Beriberi, Blurred vision, Body weakness, Nervous breakdown, Hysteria, Balancing the Autonomic Nervous System

     

    ST-37 上巨虚

    Acupoints for Diarrhea  Acupoints for Enteritis

    WHO : On the anterior aspect of the leg, on the line connecting ST35 with ST41, 6 B-cun inferior to ST35.
    Note: ST37 is located on the tibialis anterior muscle.

    Practical : 4 fingers down from ST36.

    Use for : Enteritis, Diarrhea, Constipation, Partial paralysis, Beriberi

     

    ST-38 条口

    Acupoints for Cold feet

    WHO : On the anterior aspect of the leg, on the line connecting ST35 with ST41, 8 B-cun inferior to ST35.
    Note: ST38 is located on the tibialis anterior muscle, at the same level as ST40.

    Practical : 3 fingers down from ST37.

    Use for : Gastrointestinal weakness, Knee arthritis, Cold feet

     

    ST-39 下巨虚

    Acupoints for Infantile paralysis

    WHO : On the anterior aspect of the leg, on the line connecting ST35 with ST41, 9 B-cun inferior to ST35.
    Note: ST39 is located on the tibialis anterior muscle, at the same level as GB35 and GB36.

    Practical : 4 fingers X 2(8fingers size) down from ST36.

    Use for : Intestinal colic, Leg paralysis, Infantile paralysis

     

    ST-40 豊隆

    Acupoints for Epilepsy

    WHO : On the anterolateral aspect of the leg, lateral border of the tibialis anterior muscle, 8 B-cun superior to the prominence of the lateral malleolus.
    Note: ST40 is one fingerbreadth (middle finger) lateral to ST38.

    Practical : One thumb outside from ST38.

    Use for : Neurasthenie, Hysteria, Epilepsy, Bowel pain, Colic, Constipation, Excretion difficulty of urine and feces, Body feel heavy and dizzy with neuralgia in legs, Difficulty bending the knee

     

    ST-41 解谿

    Acupoints for Sprained ankle  Acupoints for eyelid drooping

    WHO : On the anterior aspect of the ankle, in the depression at the centre of the front surface of the ankle joint, between the tendons of extensor hallucis longus and extensor digitorum longus.
    Note: ST41 is located between two tendons on the dorsum of the foot which are more distinct when the ankle is in dorsiflexion, and is at the midpoint of the line connecting the prominences of the lateral malleolus and the medial malleolus.

    Use for : Foot arthritis, Rheumatism, Sprained ankle, Upper eyelid drooping, Hot flashes, Asthma, Cough, Floater

     

    ST-42 衝陽

    Acupoints for Blurred vision

    WHO : On the dorsum of the foot, at the joint of the base of the second metatarsal bone and the intermediate cuneiform bone, over the dorsalis pedis artery.

    Use for : Blurred vision

     

    ST-43 陷谷

    Acupoints for Facial edema

    WHO : On the dorsum of the foot, between the second and third metatarsal bones, in the depression proximal to the second metatarsophalangeal joint.

    Use for : Abdominal pain, Facial edema

    ST-44 内庭

    Acupoints for Food poisoning  Acupoints for Hives

    WHO : On the dorsum of the foot, between the second and third toes, posterior to the web margin, at the border between the red and white flesh.

    Practical : ReversedST44 : 足の第2趾の趾頭の中央に墨で仮点を付け、趾を折り曲げたときに、足底に墨のついたところが裏内庭.

    ReversedST44 use for : Food poisoning, Gastric disease, Hives

     

    ST-45 厲兌

    Acupoints for Jaundice  Acupoints for Cerebral anemia

    WHO : On the second toe, lateral to the distal phalanx, 0.1 F-cun proximal-lateral to the lateral corner of the second toenail, at the intersection of the vertical line of the lateral border and the horizontal line of the base of the second toenail.

    Practical : AlternativeST45 中厲兌 = On the second toe, middle point of thin skin of nail.

    AlternativeST45 use for : Motion sickness, Dizziness with low blood pressure, Nasal catarrh, Tonsillitis, Cerebral anemia, Diabetes, Facial paralysis, Jaundice

      Acupoints for Diabetes

     

    ST-1 承泣

    Stomach Meridians (ST) and Acu points

    Stomach Meridian(ST) for Acupuncture and Moxabustion 足陽明胃経

    HT-1 極泉

    Heart Meridian (HT) and Acu points

    Heart Meridian(HT) for Acupuncture and Moxabustion 手少陰心経

    KI-2 然谷

    Kidney Meridian (KI) and Acu points

    Kidney Meridian(KI) for Acupuncture and Moxabustion 手少陰腎経

    PC-5 間使

    Pericardium Meridians (PC) and Acu points

    Pericardium Meridian(PC) for Acupuncture and Moxabustion 手厥陰心包経

    SP-11 箕門

    Spleen Meridian (SP) and Acu points

    Spleen Meridian(SP) for Acupuncture and Moxabustion 足太陰脾経

SP-11 箕門
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Spleen Meridian (SP) and Acu points

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    Spleen Meridian(SP) 足太陰脾経

    ◐ SP-1 隠白 ◐ SP-2 大都 ◐ SP-3 太白 ◐ SP-4 公孫 ◐ SP-5 商丘 ◐ SP-6 三陰交 ◐ SP-7 漏谷 ◐ SP-8 地機 ◐ SP-9 陰陵泉 ◐ SP-10 血海 ◐ SP-11 箕門 ◐ SP-12 衝門 ◐ SP-13 府舎 ◐ SP-14 腹結 ◐ SP-15 大横 ◐ SP-16 腹哀 ◐ SP-17 食竇 ◐ SP-18 天谿 ◐ SP-19 胸郷 ◐ SP-20 周栄 ◐ SP-21 大包

     

     

    SP-1 隠白

    Acupoints fof Spleen Meridian  Acupoints for Child convulsion

    WHO : On the great toe, medial to the distal phalanx, 0.1 F-cun proximal-medial to the medial corner of the toenail, at the intersection of the vertical line of the medial border and horizontal line of the base of the toenail.

    Practical : For alternative SP-1, bend the big toe, get a point at the end of the line, immediate effects on tonsillitis with moxa.

    Use for : Fainting, Child convulsion, Uterine spasm, Menorrhagia

     

    SP-2 大都

    Acupoints for Cold hands and feet

    WHO : On the great toe, in the depression distal to the first metatarsophalangeal joint, at the border between the red and white flesh.

    Use for : Cold hands and feet, Abdominal bloating, Nausea, Stomach cramps

     

    SP-3 太白

    Acupoints for Fainting

    WHO : On the medial aspect of the foot, in the depression proximal to the first etatarsophalangeal joint, at the border between the red and white flesh.

    Use for : Toe paralysis, Abdominal pain, Nausea

     

    SP-4 公孫

    Acupoints for Stomachache

    WHO : On the medial aspect of the foot, anteroinferior to the base of the first metatarsal bone, at the border between the red and white flesh.
    Note: A depression can be felt when moving proximally from SP3. SP4 is located in the depression distal to the base of the first metatarsal bone.

    Use for : Nausea, Stomachache

     

    SP-5 商丘

    Acupoints for Stomachache  Acupoints for Rectal prolapse

    WHO : On the medial aspect of the foot, anteroinferior to the medial malleolus, in the depression midway between the tuberosity of the navicular bone and the prominence of the medial malleolus.
    Note 1: SP5 is located at the intersection of two imaginary lines: the vertical line of the anterior border of the medial malleolus and the horizontal line of the inferior border of the medial malleolus.
    Note 2: SP5 is located posterior to LR4 and anterior to KI6.

    Use for : Nausea, Abdominal pain, Stomachache, Inguinal hernia, Rectal prolapse, Swelling by sprain

     

    SP-6 三陰交

    Acupoints for Premature ejaculation  Acupoints for Benign prostatic hyperplasia

    WHO : On the tibial aspect of the leg, posterior to the medial border of the tibia, 3 B-cun superior to the prominence of the medial malleolus.
    Note: 1 B-cun superior to KI8.

    Practical : Four fingers up from top of the medial malleolus.

    Use for : Genital disease for both men ans women, Female disorders(with KI6), Viral hepatitis(with SP7 and SP8), Gallstone pain(with SP7, SP8, GV12, GV11, GV10, GV9 and GV8), Menstrual cramps(with LR9 and SP10), Cystitis, Gonorrhea, Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Premature ejaculation

     

    SP-7 漏谷

    Acupoints for Burning feet  Acupoints for Abdominal rumbling

    WHO : On the tibial aspect of the leg, posterior to the medial border of the tibia, 6 B-cun superior to the prominence of the medial malleolus.
    Note: 3 B-cun superior to SP6.

    Practical : Four fingers from SP-6.

    Use for : Abdominal bloating, Abdominal rumbling, Burning feet, Cold feet, Numbness

     

    SP-8 地機

    Acupoints for Urine obstruction

    WHO : On the tibial aspect of the leg, posterior to the medial border of the tibia, 3 B-cun inferior to SP9.
    Note: SP8 is located at the junction of the upper one third and lower two thirds of the line connecting the apex of the patella with the prominence of the medial malleolus.

    Use for : Low back pain(with BL60), Urine obstruction, Difficulty urinating(with SP6 + GB39)

     

    SP-9 陰陵泉

    Acupoints for Gastrointestinal disease

    WHO : On the tibial aspect of the leg, in the depression between the inferior border of the medial condyle of the tibia and the medial border of the tibia.
    Note: A depression can be felt inferior to the knee joint when moving proximally along the medial border of the tibia. SP9 is located in a depression at the angle formed by the inferior border of the medial condyle of the tibia and the posterior border of the tibia.

    Practical : Slide up the inside edge of tibia by index finger. The finger would be automatically stop. This point will be SP9.

    Use for : Gastrointestinal disease, Female reproductive organs, Urinary organs, Lower back, Knee(貫抜き灸=with GB34)

     

    SP-10 血海

    Acupoints for Uterine bleeding  Acupoints for Irregular menstruation

    WHO : On the anteromedial aspect of the thigh, on the bulge of the vastus medialis muscle, 2 B-cun superior to the medial end of the base of the patella.

    Use for : Irregular menstruation, Uterine bleeding, Gynecological disease, Knee(貫抜き灸=with ST34)

     

    SP-11 箕門

    Acupoints for Genital disease  Acupoints for

    WHO : On the medial aspect of the thigh, at the junction of the upper one third and lower two thirds of the line connecting the medial end of the base of the patella with SP12, between the sartorius muscle and the adductor longus muscle, over the femoral artery.

    Use for : Orchitis, Hernia, Femoral neuralgia, Hemorrhoid, Enuresis, Genital disease, 下焦病

     

    SP-12 衝門

    Acupoints for Orchitis

    WHO : In the groin region, at the inguinal crease, lateral to the femoral artery.
    Note: At the same level as CV2, medial and inferior to SP13.

    Use for : Orchitis, Inguinal hernia, Uterine spasm, Uterine adhesions

     

    SP-13 府舎

    Acupoints for Constipation

    WHO : On the lower abdomen, 4.3 B-cun inferior to the centre of the umbilicus, 4 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.

    Use for : Lower back pain, Constipation

     

    SP-14 腹結

    Acupoints for Morning sickness

    WHO : On the lower abdomen, 1.3 B-cun inferior to the centre of the umbilicus, 4 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.

    Practical : Two fingers down from SP-15.

    Use for : Morning sickness, Gastroenterology

     

    SP-15 大横

    Acupoints for Gastroenterology

    WHO : On the upper abdomen, 4 B-cun lateral to the centre of the umbilicus.
    Note: At the same level and lateral to ST25, KI16 and CV8.

    Practical : 4.5 fingers outside of Navel.

    Use for : Gastroenterology, Constipation, Acute diarrhea

     

    SP-16 腹哀

    Acupoints for Gallstone

    WHO : On the upper abdomen, 3 B-cun superior to the centre of the umbilicus, 4 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.
    Note: 3 B-cun superior to SP15, at the same level as CV11.

    Use for : Gastrointestinal disease, Liver Disease, Gallstone

     

    SP-17 食竇

    Acupoints for Palpitation

    WHO : In the anterior thoracic region, in the fifth intercostal space, 6 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.
    Note: SP17, ST18 and KI22 are located along the curve of the fifth intercostal space.

    Use for : Intercostal neuralgia, Trachea, Pleural, Heart, Bronchitis, Lungs, Palpitation

     

    SP-18 天谿

    Acupoints for Pleurisy

    WHO : In the anterior thoracic region, in the fourth intercostal space, 6 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.
    Note: SP18, ST17 and KI23 are located along the curve of the fourth intercostal space.

    Use for : Intercostal neuralgia, Pleurisy, Mastitis

     

    SP-19 胸郷

    Acupoints for Pulmonary tuberculosis

    WHO : In the anterior thoracic region, in the third intercostal space, 6 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.
    Note: SP19, ST6 and KI24 are located along the curve of the third intercostal space.

    Use for : Pulmonary tuberculosis, Heart disease

     

    SP-20 周栄

    Acupoints for Pleurisy

    WHO : In the anterior thoracic region, in the second intercostal space, 6 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.
    Note: SP20, ST15 and KI25 are located along the curve of the second intercostal space.

    Use for : Pleurisy, Pneumonia, Bronchitis

     

    SP-21 大包

    Acupoints for Asthma

    WHO : In the lateral thoracic region, in the sixth intercostal space, on the midaxillary line.
    Note: With the subject lying on the side and the arm abducted, SP21 is located at the intersection of the midaxillary line and the sixth intercostal space.

    Use for : Pleurisy, Asthma, Intercostal neuralgia

     

    CV-4 関元

    Conception Vessel Meridian(CV) and Acu points

    Conception Vessel Meridian(CV) 任脈

    SP-11 箕門

    Spleen Meridian (SP) and Acu points

    Spleen Meridian(SP) for Acupuncture and Moxabustion 足太陰脾経

    LI-4 合谷

    Large Intestine (LI) Meridian and Acu points

    Large Intestine Meridian(LI) for Acupuncture and Moxabustion 手陽明大腸経

    GB-11 頭竅陰

    Gallbladder Meridian(GB) and Acu points

    Gallbladder Meridian(GB) 足少陽胆経

    KI-2 然谷

    Kidney Meridian (KI) and Acu points

    Kidney Meridian(KI) for Acupuncture and Moxabustion 手少陰腎経

SI-2 前谷
Meridians

Small Intestine (SI) Meridian and Acu points

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    Small Intestine Meridian(SI) 手太陽小腸経

    ◐ SI-1 少沢 ◐ SI-2 前谷 ◐ SI-3 後谿 ◐ SI-4 腕骨 ◐ SI-5 陽谷 ◐ SI-6 養老 ◐ SI-7 支正 ◐ SI-8 小海 ◐ SI-9 肩貞 ◐ SI-10 臑兪 ◐ SI-11 天宗 ◐ SI-12 秉風 ◐ SI-13 曲垣 ◐ SI-14 肩外兪 ◐ SI-15 肩中兪 ◐ SI-16 天窓 ◐ SI-17 天容 ◐ SI-18 顴髎 ◐ SI-19 聴宮

     

     

    SI-1 少沢

    Acupoints for Glaucoma

    WHO : On the little finger, ulnar to the distal phalanx, 0.1 F-cun proximal-medial to the ulnar corner of the little fingernail, at the intersection of the vertical line of ulnar border of the nail and horizontal line of the base of the little fingernail.

    Use for : Headache, Pyorrhea, Sore throa, Cataract, Glaucoma, Intracranial hemorrhage(use bloodletting with this point)

     

    SI-2 前谷

    Acupoints for Nose  Acupoints for Throat

    WHO : On the little finger, in the depression distal to the ulnar side of the fifth metacarpophalangeal joint, at the border between the red and white flesh.
    Note: When the hand is slightly flexed, the point is located at the ulnar end of the palmar metacarpophalangeal crease of the little finger.

    Use for : Ear, Throat, Nose

     

    SI-3 後谿

    Acupoints for Pneumonia

    WHO : On the dorsum of the hand, in the depression proximal to the ulnar side of the fifth metacarpophalangeal joint, at the border between the red and white flesh.
    Note: When the hand is slightly flexed, the point is located at the ulnar end of the distal transverse skin crease of the palm, at the border between the red and white flesh.

    Use for : Ear, Throat, Nose, Head, Pneumonia

     

    SI-4 腕骨

    Acupoints for Headache

    WHO : On the posteromedial aspect of the wrist, in the depression between the base of the fifth metacarpal bone and the triquetrum bone, at the border between the red and white flesh.
    Note: With one finger placed on SI3, push and slide proximally along the fifth metacarpal bone to the bony projection, SI4 is located in the depression between these two bones.

    Use for : Hands and fingers, Eyes, Headache, Toothache, Child Convulsion

     

    SI-5 陽谷

    Acupoints for Child Convulsion

    WHO : On the posteromedial aspect of the wrist, in the depression between the triquetrum bone and the ulnar styloid process.

    Use for : Same as SI4

     

    SI-6 養老

    Acupoints for Presbyopia1  Acupoints for Presbyopia2

    WHO : On the posteromedial aspect of the forearm, in the depression radial to the head of the ulnar bone, 1 B-cun proximal to the dorsal wrist crease.
    Note: With the palm facing downwards, press the highest point of the head of ulnar bone with a finger, and then turn the palm towards the chest; SI6 is located at the cleft between the bones where the finger slides.

    Use for : Boil(with LI4 and LI10),Frozen shoulder, Eyestrain, Sore eyes, Presbyopia

     

    SI-7 支正

    Acupoints for Boils1  Acupoints for Boils2

    WHO : On the posteromedial aspect of the forearm, between the medial border of the ulnar bone and the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle, 5 B-cun proximal to the dorsal wrist crease.
    Note: 1 B-cun distal to the midpoint of the line connecting SI5 with SI8.

    Use for : Boils(If it’s in the right side of the face use left arm, and if it’s in the left, use other side), Ulnar neuralgia, Ulnar nerve palsy of gout

     

    SI-8 小海

    Acupoints for Lower abdominal pain

    WHO : On the posteromedial aspect of the elbow, in the depression between the olecranon and the medial epicondyle of the humerus bone.
    Note: When the elbow is slightly flexed, SI 8 is located in the groove for the ulnar nerve.

    Use for : Ulnar neuralgia, Lower abdominal pain

     

    SI-9 肩貞

    Acupoints for Deaf  Acupoints for Tinnitus

    WHO : On the shoulder girdle, posteroinferior to the shoulder joint, 1 B-cun superior to the posterior axillary fold.
    Note: When the arm is adducted, SI 9 is located 1 B-cun superior to the posterior axillary fold, posterior to the deltoid muscle.

    Use for : Deaf, Tinnitus, Scapular arthritis, Rheumatism

     

    SI-10 臑兪

    Acupoints for Frozen shoulder

    WHO : On the shoulder girdle, superior to the posterior axillary fold, in the depression inferior to the spine of the scapula.

    Use for : Frozen shoulder, Scapular joint pain, Arms and Hands

     

    SI-11 天宗

    Acupoints for breastfeeding

    WHO : In the scapular region, in the depression between the upper one third and lower two thirds of the line connecting the midpoint of the spine of the scapula with the inferior angle of the scapula.

    Use for : Breast, Low milk supply, Mastitis, Stiff neck and shoulder

     

    SI-12 秉風

    Acupoints for paralysis in the shoulders

    WHO : In the scapular region, in the supraspinatous fossa, superior to the midpoint of the spine of the scapula.

    Use for : Pain and paralysis in the shoulders and arms

     

    SI-13 曲垣

    Acupoints for Pain in the scapular region

    WHO : In the scapular region, in the depression superior to the medial end of the spine of the scapula.
    Note: SI13 is located at the midpoint of the line connecting SI10 with the spinous process of the second thoracic vertebra (T2).

    Use for : Pain in the scapular region and arms

     

    SI-14 肩外兪

    Acupoints for flu

    WHO : In the upper back region, at the same level as the inferior border of the spinous process of the first thoracic vertebra (T1), 3 B-cun lateral to the posterior median line.
    Note 1: SI14 is located at the intersection of two imaginary lines: the vertical line of the medial extremity of the spine of the scapula and the horizontal line inferior to the spinous process of the first thoracic vertebra (T1).
    Note 2: SI14 is located at the same level as BL11, GV13, and the inferior border of the spinous process of the first thoracic vertebra (T1).

    Practical : From GV-13 陶道, 4 fingers outside.

    Use for : By flu and fever, neck pain and can’t move neck

     

    SI-15 肩中兪

    Acupoints for   Acupoints for

    WHO : In the upper back region, at the same level as the inferior border of the spinous process of the seventh cervical vertebra (C7), 2 B-cun lateral to the posterior median line.
    Note: SI15 is located at the intersection of two imaginary lines: the vertical line of the junction of the lateral one third and the medial two thirds of the line connecting the posterior median line with the medial border of the scapula and the horizontal line inferior to the spinous process of the seventh cervical vertebra (C7).

    Practical : GV-14 大椎, 3 fingers outside.

    Use for : Stiff neck and shoulder, Cough

     

    SI-16 天窓

    Acupoints for Throat swelling1    Acupoints for Throat swelling2

    WHO : In the anterior region of the neck, posterior to the sternocleidomastoid muscle, at the same level as the superior border of the thyroid cartilage.
    Note 1: The sternocleidomastoid muscle is more distinct when the head is turned to the opposite side against resistance.
    Note 2: SI16 is located at the same level as ST9, LI18 and the superior border of the thyroid cartilage. ST9 is located anterior to the sternocleidomastoid muscle, SI16, posterior to the sternocleidomastoid muscle and LI18, midway between the anterior and posterior borders of the sternocleidomastoid muscle.

    Use for : Ear, Throat swelling, Stiff neck and shoulder

     

    SI-17 天容

    Acupoints for Migraine

    WHO : In the anterior region of the neck, posterior to the angle of the mandible, in the depression anterior to the sternocleidomastoid muscle.
    Note: The sternocleidomastoid muscle is more distinct when the head is turned to the opposite side against resistance.

    Use for : Migraine, Pharyngitis, Tonsillitis

     

    SI-18 顴髎

    Acupoints for Trigeminal neuralgia

    WHO : On the face, inferior to the zygomatic bone, in the depression directly inferior to the outer canthus of the eye.

    Use for : Acute rhinitis, Trigeminal neuralgia, Facial neuralgia

     

    SI-19 聴宮

    Acupoints for Conjunctivitis  Acupoints for

    WHO : On the face, in the depression between the anterior border of the centre of the tragus and the posterior border of the condylar process of the mandible.
    Note: When the mouth is slightly opened, SI19 is located in the depression anterior to the centre of the tragus, between TE21 and GB2.

    Use for : Eye disease, Tinnitus, Otitis media, Empyema, Conjunctivitis

     

    CV-4 関元

    Conception Vessel Meridian(CV) and Acu points

    Conception Vessel Meridian(CV) 任脈

    ST-1 承泣

    Stomach Meridians (ST) and Acu points

    Stomach Meridian(ST) for Acupuncture and Moxabustion 足陽明胃経

    LR-13 章門

    Liver Meridian (LR) and Acu points

    Liver Meridian(LR) for Acupuncture and Moxabustion 足厥陰肝経

    GV-4 命門

    Governor Vessel Meridian(GV) and Acu points

    Governor Vessel Meridian(GV) 督脈

    TE-17 翳風

    Triple Energizer Meridian (TE) and Acu points

    Triple Energizer Meridian(TE) for Acupuncture and Moxabustion 正経十二経 – 手少陽三焦経

PC-5 間使
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Pericardium Meridians (PC) and Acu points

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    Pericardium Meridian(PC) 手厥陰心包経

    ◐ PC-1 天池 ◐ PC-2 天泉 ◐ PC-3 曲沢 ◐ PC-4 郄門 ◐ PC-5 間使 ◐ PC-6 内関 ◐ PC-7 大陵 ◐ PC-8 労宮 ◐ PC-9 中衝

     

     

    PC-1 天池

      

    WHO : In the anterior thoracic region, in the fourth intercostal space, 5 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.

     

    PC-2 天泉

    WHO : On the anterior aspect of the arm, between the long head and short head of the biceps brachii muscle, 2 B-cun distal to the anterior axillary fold.

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    PC-3 曲沢

    WHO : On the anterior aspect of the elbow, at the cubital crease, in the depression medial to the biceps brachii tendon.
    Note: When the elbow is flexed at 45 degrees, PC3 is located medial to the biceps brachii tendon.

     

    PC-4 郄門

      

    WHO : On the anterior aspect of the forearm, between the tendons of the palmaris longus and the flexor carpi radialis, 5 B-cun proximal to the palmar wrist crease.
    Note 1: With the fist clenched, the wrist supinated, and the elbow slightly flexed, the two tendons become more prominent. PC4 is located 1 B-cun distal to the midpoint of the line connecting PC3 with PC7.
    Note 2: If the palmaris longus tendon is not present, PC4 is medial to the flexor carpi radialis tendon.

     

    PC-5 間使

      

    WHO : On the anterior aspect of the forearm, between the tendons of the palmaris longus and the flexor carpi radialis, 3 B-cun proximal to the palmar wrist crease.
    Note 1: With the fist clenched, the wrist supinated and the elbow slightly flexed, the two tendons become more prominent. PC5 is located 3 B-cun proximal to PC7.
    Note 2: If the palmaris longus tendon is not present, PC5 is medial to the flexor carpi radialis tendon.

     

    PC-6 内関

    WHO : On the anterior aspect of the forearm, between the tendons of the palmaris longus and the flexor carpi radialis, 2 B-cun proximal to the palmar wrist crease.
    Note 1: With the fist clenched, the wrist supinated and the elbow slightly flexed, the two tendons become more prominent. PC6 is located 2 B-cun proximal to PC7. The posterial point corresponding to PC6 is TE5.
    Note 2: If the palmaris longus tendon is not present, PC6 is medial to the flexor carpi radialis tendon.

     

    PC-7 大陵

    WHO : On the anterior aspect of the wrist, between the tendons of palmaris longus and the flexor carpi radialis, on the palmar wrist crease.
    Note: With the fist clenched, the wrist slightly flexed, the two tendons become more prominent. PC7 is located at the midpoint of the palmar wrist crease, between the tendons of palmaris longus and the flexor carpi radialis, at the same level as HT7, at the proximal extremity of the pisiform bone.

     

    PC-8 労宮

    WHO : On the palm of the hand, in the depression between the second and third metacarpal bones, proximal to the metacarpophalangeal joints. Remarks: Alternative location for PC8 – On the palm of the hand, in the depression, between the third and fourth metacarpal bones, proximal to the metacarpophalangeal joints.

     

    PC-9 中衝

    WHO : On the middle finger, at the centre of the tip of the middle finger. Remarks: Alternative location for PC9 – On the middle finger, 0.1 F-cun proximal to the radial corner of the middle fingernail, at the intersection of the vertical line of the radial side of the nail and the horizontal line of the base of the fingernail.

     

    GV-4 命門

    Governor Vessel Meridian(GV) and Acu points

    Governor Vessel Meridian(GV) 督脈

    LI-4 合谷

    Large Intestine (LI) Meridian and Acu points

    Large Intestine Meridian(LI) for Acupuncture and Moxabustion 手陽明大腸経

    Meridians and Acupuncture points

    Meridians and Acu points (Japenese Acupuncture)

    Meridians and Acupuncture points Index. 正経十二経 奇経八脈

    CV-4 関元

    Conception Vessel Meridian(CV) and Acu points

    Conception Vessel Meridian(CV) 任脈

    KI-2 然谷

    Kidney Meridian (KI) and Acu points

    Kidney Meridian(KI) for Acupuncture and Moxabustion 手少陰腎経

LU-7 列缺
Meridians

Lung Meridians (LU) and Acu points

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    Lung Meridian(LU) 手太陰肺経

    ◐ LU-1 中府 ◐ LU-2 雲門 ◐ LU-3 天府 ◐ LU-4 俠白 ◐ LU-5 尺沢 ◐ LU-6 孔最 ◐ LU-7 列缺 ◐ LU-8 経渠 ◐ LU-9 太淵 ◐ LU-10 魚際 ◐ LU-11 少商

     

     

    LU-1 中府

    Acupoints for Tumor in the face

    WHO : On the anterior thoracic region, at the same level as the first intercostal space, lateral to the infraclavicular fossa, 6 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.
    Note 1: After locating LU2, LU1 is located 1 B-cun inferior to LU2.
    Note 2: ST14, KI26, CV20 and LU1 are located on the transverse line along the first intercostal space.

    Use for : Asthma, Bronchitis, Tonsillitis, Pulmonary tuberculosis, Ascites of heart disease, Tumor in the face and limbs.

     

    LU-2 雲門

    Acupoints for Omarthritis  Acupoints for Omarthritis

    WHO : On the anterior thoracic region, in the depression of the infraclavicular fossa, medial to the coracoid process of the scapula, 6 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.
    Note 1: After identifying the deltopectoral triangle when the arm is flexed and slightly abducted against resistance, LU2 is in the centre of the deltopectoral triangle.
    Note 2: ST13, KI27, CV21 and LU2 are located on the transverse line along the inferior border of the clavicle.

    Practical : Raise the arm and find the indentation under the clavicle, inner edge of the coracoclavicular. There is a sensation or pain when it’s pressed.

    Use for : When the arm does not rise, Intercostal Neuralgia, Omarthritis, Tonsillitis, Spasm of the chest, Heart disease, Bronchial catarrh

     

    LU-3 天府

    Acupoints for Brachial neuralgiaAcupoints for Hypertension

    WHO : On the anterolateral aspect of the arm, just lateral to the border of the biceps brachii muscle, 3 B-cun inferior to the anterior axillary fold.
    Note: Longitudinally, LU3 is located at the same level as the junction of the upper one third and lower two thirds of the line connecting the level with anterior axillary fold to LU5.

    Practical : Straight arm, then the point where where the tip of the nose touches.

    Use for : Asthma, Hypertension, Brachial neuralgia(with moxa).

     

    LU-4 俠白

    Acupoints for Rapid breathing  Acupoints for Palpitation

    WHO : On the anterolateral aspect of the arm, just lateral to the border of the biceps brachii muscle, 4 B-cun inferior to the anterior axillary fold.

    Practical : For male, the point where the arm and the nipple is touched. For femal, 4 fingers from the inside the elbow line.

    Use for : Heart disease, Palpitation, Intercostal Neuralgia, Rapid breathing

     

    LU-5 尺沢

    Acupoints for Antitussive  Acupoints for Red eye

    WHO : On the anterior aspect of the elbow, at the cubital crease, in the depression lateral to the biceps brachii tendon.
    Note: With the elbow flexed, LU5 is located at the cubital crease, between LI11 and PC3, separated from PC3 by the biceps brachii tendon.

    Practical : Bend the elbow then find a point with sensation or pain on cubital crease, inner side of LI11.

    Use for : Asthma, Antitussive, Elbow pain, Sore throat(immediate effect with using moxa(rice grain size) 20-30 times), Bronchitis, Red eye

     

    LU-6 孔最

    Acupoints for Rheumatism  Acupoints for Hemorrhoid

    WHO : On the anterolateral aspect of the forearm, on the line connecting LU5 with LU9, 7 Bcun superior to the palmar wrist crease.
    Note: LU6 is 5 B-cun inferior to LU5, 1 B-cun superior to the midpoint of the line connecting LU5 with LU9.

    Practical : 4 fingers down from LU5 find the sensation towards thumb.

    Use for : Elbow, Rheumatism, Paralysis of the fingers, Bronchitis(with fever but no sweat), Hemorrhoid pain.

     

    LU-7 列缺

    Acupoints for Palsy  Acupoints for Facial neuralgia

    WHO : On the radial aspect of the forearm, between the tendons of the abductor pollicis longus and the extensor pollicis brevis muscles, in the groove for the abductor pollicis longus tendon, 1.5 B-cun superior to the palmar wrist crease.

    Practical : Overlap the both hands by crossing the thumbs. The tip point of the index finger is LU7. However, the tip point of the middle finger could be used as LU6. (Also, the tip point of the ring finger is alternative TE5.)

    Use for : Facial neuralgia, Palsy, Partial paralysis, Toothache, Trigeminal neuralgia, Paralysis of the arm, Thumb pain, Tonsillitis.
    (using combination of alternative-LU7 and alternative-TE5 regularly is helpful for healing Tuberculosis. 10 rice grain size moxas daily is recomended)

     

    LU-8 経渠

    Acupoints for Trigeminal neuralgia

    WHO : On the anterolateral aspect of the wrist, between the radial styloid process and the scaphoid bone, in the depression ulnar to the abductor pollicis longus tendon.
    Note: On the radial side of the palmar wrist crease, over the radial artery.

    Use for :

     

    LU-9 太淵

    Acupoints for Tuberculosis

    WHO : On the anterolateral aspect of the wrist, between the radial styloid process and the scaphoid bone, in the depression ulnar to the abductor pollicis longus tendon.
    Note: On the radial side of the palmar wrist crease, over the radial artery.

    Use for :

     

    LU-10 魚際

    Acupoints for Toothache

    WHO : On the palm, radial to the midpoint of the first metacarpal bone, at the border between the red and white flesh.

    Use for :

     

    LU-11 少商

    Acupoints for Lung Meridian

    WHO : On the thumb, radial to the distal phalanx, 0.1 F-cun proximal-lateral to the radial corner of the thumb nail, at the intersection of the vertical line of the radial border and the horizontal line of the base of the thumb nail.

    Use for :

     

    CV-4 関元

    Conception Vessel Meridian(CV) and Acu points

    Conception Vessel Meridian(CV) 任脈

    Meridians and Acupuncture points

    Meridians and Acu points (Japenese Acupuncture)

    Meridians and Acupuncture points Index. 正経十二経 奇経八脈

    HT-1 極泉

    Heart Meridian (HT) and Acu points

    Heart Meridian(HT) for Acupuncture and Moxabustion 手少陰心経

    SP-11 箕門

    Spleen Meridian (SP) and Acu points

    Spleen Meridian(SP) for Acupuncture and Moxabustion 足太陰脾経

    LU-7 列缺

    Lung Meridians (LU) and Acu points

    Lung Meridian(LU) (LU) for Acupuncture and Moxabustion 手太陰肺経

LR-13 章門
Meridians

Liver Meridian (LR) and Acu points

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    Liver Meridian(LR) 足厥陰肝経

    ◐ LR-1 大敦 ◐ LR-2 行間 ◐ LR-3 太衝 ◐ LR-4 中封 ◐ LR-5 蠡溝 ◐ LR-6 中都 ◐ LR-7 膝関 ◐ LR-8 曲泉 ◐ LR-9 陰包 ◐ LR-10 足五里 ◐ LR-11 陰廉 ◐ LR-12 急脈 ◐ LR-13 章門 ◐ LR-14 期門

     

     

    LR-1 大敦

      

    WHO : On the great toe, lateral to the distal phalanx, 0.1 F-cun proximal to the lateral corner of the toenail, at the intersection of the vertical line of the lateral side of the nail and the horizontal line of the base of the toenail.

     

    LR-2 行間

      

    WHO : On the dorsum of the foot, between the first and second toes, proximal to the web margin, at the border between the red and white flesh.

     

    LR-3 太衝

    WHO : On the dorsum of the foot, between the first and second metatarsal bones, in the depression distal to the junction of the bases of the two bones, over the dorsalis pedis artery.
    Note: LR3 can be felt in the depression when moving proximally from LR2 in the gap between the first and second metatarsal bones towards the base of two metatarsal bones.

     

    LR-4 中封

    WHO : On the anteromedial aspect of the ankle, in the depression medial to the tibialis anterior tendon, anterior to the medial malleolus.
    Note: LR4 is located midway between SP5 and ST41.

     

    LR-5 蠡溝

    WHO : On the anteromedial aspect of the leg, at the centre of the medial border (surface) of the tibia, 5 B-cun proximal to the prominence of the medial malleolus.
    Note: LR5 is located at the same level as the upper two thirds and lower one third of the line connecting the apex of the patella with the prominence of the medial malleolus, at the centre of the medial border (surface) of the tibia, at the same level as KI9.

     

    LR-6 中都

    WHO : On the anteromedial aspect of the leg, at the centre of the medial border (surface) of the tibia, 7 B-cun proximal to the prominence of the medial malleolus.
    Note: LR6 is located at 0.5 B-cun inferior to the midpoint of the line connecting the apex of the patella with the prominence of the medial malleolus, at the centre of the medial border (surface) of the tibia.

     

    LR-7 膝関

    WHO : On the tibial aspect of the leg, inferior to the medial condyle of the tibia, 1 B-cun posterior to SP9.

     

    LR-8 曲泉

      

    WHO : On the medial aspect of the knee, in the depression medial to the tendons of the semitendinosus and the semimembranosus muscles, at the medial end of the popliteal crease.
    Note: With the knee flexed, LR8 is located in the depression medial to the most prominent tendon on the medial end of the popliteal crease.

     

    LR-9 陰包

    WHO : On the medial aspect of the thigh, between the gracilis and the sartorius muscles, 4 Bcun proximal to the base of the patella.
    Note: With the hip slightly flexed and abducted and with the muscle under tension, the sartorius muscle becomes more distinct. LR 9 is located posterior to the sartorius muscle.

     

    LR-10 足五里

    WHO : On the medial aspect of the thigh, 3 B-cun distal to ST30, over the artery.

     

    LR-11 陰廉

    WHO : On the medial aspect of the thigh, 2 B-cun distal to ST30.
    Note: LR11 is located lateral to the adductor longus muscle. When the thigh is adducted against resistance with the hip slightly flexed and abducted, the knee flexed, the adductor longus muscle becomes more distinct.

     

    LR-12 急脈

    WHO : In the groin region, at the same level as the superior border of the pubic symphysis, and 2.5 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.

     

    LR-13 章門

      

    WHO : On the lateral abdomen, inferior to the free extremity of the 11th rib.
    Note: LR13 can be located while the subject is lying on the side with the shoulder flexed. The free extremity of the 11th rib can be palpated below the inferior border of the costal arch.

     

    LR-14 期門

    WHO : In the anterior thoracic region, in the sixth intercostal space, 4 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.
    Note: LR14 is inferior to the centre of the nipple, 2 B-cun lateral to ST19. In females, LR14 is located at the intersection of the midclavicular line and the sixth intercostal space.

     

    KI-2 然谷

    Kidney Meridian (KI) and Acu points

    Kidney Meridian(KI) for Acupuncture and Moxabustion 手少陰腎経

    ST-1 承泣

    Stomach Meridians (ST) and Acu points

    Stomach Meridian(ST) for Acupuncture and Moxabustion 足陽明胃経

    LU-7 列缺

    Lung Meridians (LU) and Acu points

    Lung Meridian(LU) (LU) for Acupuncture and Moxabustion 手太陰肺経

    SI-2 前谷

    Small Intestine (SI) Meridian and Acu points

    Small Intestine Meridian(SI) for Acupuncture and Moxabustion 手太陽小腸経

    SP-11 箕門

    Spleen Meridian (SP) and Acu points

    Spleen Meridian(SP) for Acupuncture and Moxabustion 足太陰脾経

LI-4 合谷
Meridians

Large Intestine (LI) Meridian and Acu points

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    Large Intestine Meridian(LI) 手陽明大腸経

    ◐ LI-1 商陽 ◐ LI-2 二間 ◐ LI-3 三間 ◐ LI-4 合谷 ◐ LI-5 陽谿 ◐ LI-6 偏歴 ◐ LI-7 温溜 ◐ LI-8 下廉 ◐ LI-9 上廉 ◐ LI-10 手三里 ◐ LI-11 曲池 ◐ LI-12 肘髎 ◐ LI-13 手五里 ◐ LI-14 臂臑 ◐ LI-15 肩髃 ◐ LI-16 巨骨 ◐ LI-17 天鼎 ◐ LI-18 扶突 ◐ LI-19 禾髃 ◐ LI-20 迎香

     

     

    LI-1 商陽

    Acupoints for Antihypertensives

    WHO : On the index finger, radial to the distal phalanx, 0.1 F-cun proximal-lateral to the radial corner of the index fingernail, at the intersection of the vertical line of the radial border of the fingernail and the horizontal line of the base of the index fingernail.

    Use for : Flu, Tonsillitis, Hot flashes, Antihypertensives, Colitis, Toothache, Asthma, Defervescence with Bloodletting

     

    LI-2 二間

    Acupoints for Epistaxis   Acupoints for Baby colic

    WHO : On the index finger, in the depression distal to the radial side of the second metacarpophalangeal joint, at the border between the red and white flesh.

    Practical :On the index finger, get a point at end of the striated lines of the proximal interphalangeal joint.

    Use for : Sty, Tonsillitis, Constipation in infants, Baby colic, Defervescence with Bloodletting, Hemostasis for Epistaxis with Bloodletting

     

    LI-3 三間

    Acupoints for Dyspnea  Acupoints for Vertigo

    WHO : On the dorsum of the hand, in the depression radial and proximal to the second metacarpophalangeal joint.

    Practical :On the index finger, get a point at end of the striated lines of the metacarpo phalangeal joint.

    Use for : Rheumatoid arthritis of the fingers, Toothache, Dyspnea, Stomach rumble, Tonsillitis, Vertigo(combination with ST45 and TE3)

     

    LI-4 合谷(別名:虎口)

    Acupoints for Ague  Acupoints for rash

    WHO : On the dorsum of the hand, radial to the midpoint of the second metacarpal bone.

      Acupoints for boils

    Use for : Eye disease, Facial boils, Facial rash, Facial eruptions, Ague, Chills, Fever without sweat, Flashes and flickers, Weak eyesight, Skin disease, Partial paralysis, Tonsillitis

     

    LI-5 陽谿

    Acupoints for Neurasthenia

    WHO : On the posterolateral aspect of the wrist, at the radial side of the dorsal wrist crease, distal to the radial styloid process, in the depression of the anatomical snuffbox.
    Note : The depression of the anatomical snuffbox is formed when the thumb is fully abducted and extended between the tendons of the extensor pollicis longus and the extensor pollicis brevis.

    Use for : Neurasthenia, Hysteria, Headache, Aftereffects of cerebral apoplexy, Wrist, Throat, Tooth, Ear

     

    LI-6 偏歴

    Acupoints for Thumb  

    WHO : On the posterolateral aspect of the forearm, on the line connecting LI5 with LI11, 3 Bcun superior to the dorsal wrist crease.
    Note: LI6 is located at the junction of the upper three fourths and the lower one fourth of the line connecting LI5 with LI11.

    Practical : Overlap the both hands by crossing the thumbs. The tip point of the index finger is LU7. However, the tip point of the middle finger could be used as LU6.

    Use for : Toothache, Thumb paralysis, Wrist tendonitis, Tinnitus, Nosebleed

     

    LI-7 温溜

    Acupoints for Nosebleed

    WHO : On the posterolateral aspect of the forearm, on the line connecting LI5 with LI11, 5 Bcun superior to the dorsal wrist crease.

    Practical : The middle point of the connecting line between LI5 and LI11

    Use for : Headache with fever, Hiccup, Nosebleed, Frozen shoulder, Epilepsy, Lump in Throat(Throat feels tight or clogged), Strange behavior

     

    LI-8 下廉

    Acupoints for Gingivitis

    WHO : On the posterolateral aspect of the forearm, on the line connecting LI5 with LI11, 4 Bcun inferior to the cubital crease. Note: LI8 is located at the junction of the upper one third and lower two thirds of the line connecting LI5 with LI11, 1 B-cun inferior to LI9.

    Use for : Gingivitis, Toothache, Facial swelling

     

    LI-9 上廉

    Acupoints for Erb's palsy

    WHO : On the posterolateral aspect of the forearm, on the line connecting LI5 with LI11, 3 Bcun inferior to the cubital crease.

    Use for : Partial paralysis, Asthma, Radial nerve palsy(Wrist drop), Erb’s palsy, Arm paralysis, Toothache

     

    LI-10 手三里

    Acupoints for Empyema

    WHO : On the posterolateral aspect of the forearm, on the line connecting LI5 with LI11, 2 Bcun inferior to the cubital crease.

    Use for : Toothache, Tonsillitis, Facial swelling, Facial boils, Facial rash, Facial eruptions, Folliculitis, Palsy, Partial paralysis, Hyperemia of the brain, Cerebral anemia, Empyema

     

    LI-11 曲池

    Acupoints for Absces  Acupoints for Phlyctenule

    WHO : On the lateral aspect of the elbow, at the midpoint of the line connecting LU5 with the lateral epicondyle of the humerus.
    Note: When the elbow is fully flexed, LI11 is located in the depression on the lateral end of the cubital crease.

    Practical : Make Gassho(合掌) with both palms and with this angle, get a point in the end of the cubital crease.

    Use for : All skin diseades, Elbow arthritis, Elbow rheumatoid, Eye diseases and problems(Blurred, Phlyctenule, Sty, Corneal ulcer), Palsy, Tonsillitis, Pus, Abscess

     

    LI-12 肘髎

    Acupoints for rheumatoid

    WHO : On the posterolateral aspect of the elbow, superior to the lateral epicondyle of the humerus, anterior to the lateral supraepicondylar ridge.

    Practical : Bend the elbow and find the middle point of the connected line of LI10 and LI15.

    Use for : Neuralgia of the upper limb, Elbow rheumatoid, Partial paralysis

     

    LI-13 手五里

    Acupoints for Arm  Acupoints for Pus

    WHO : On the lateral aspect of the arm, on the line connecting LI11 with LI15, 3 B-cun superior to the cubital crease.

    Practical : 4 fingers up from LI11.

    Use for : Arm problems. One of the best Moxa points for eye diseases and problems same as LI-4, LI-11. Needling deeply may not appropriate.

     

    LI-14 臂臑

    Acupoints for Achlorhydria  Acupoints for Hoarse voice

    WHO : On the lateral aspect of the arm, just anterior to the border of the deltoid muscle, 7 B-cun superior to LI11.

    Practical : 4 fingers down from LI-15.

    Use for : Brachial neuralgia, Partial paralysis, Hoarse voice, Achlorhydria, Vocal fold nodule, Eye diseases(especially for Cataract with BL12, BL18, BL23)(also for Glaucoma with GB20, GB21, SI14, BL43), Frozen shoulder

     

    LI-15 肩髃

    Acupoints for Jock itch

    WHO : On the shoulder girdle, in the depression between the anterior end of lateral border of the acromion and the greater tubercle of the humerus.
    Note: When the arm is abducted, two depressions appear, anterior and posterior to the acromion. LI15 is located in the deeper depression anterior to the acromion. TE14 is located in the posterior depression.

    Use for : Defervescence, Partial paralysis, Toothache, Skin diseases, Eczema(with 肩尖), Hives, Sweat rash, Jock itch, Frozen shoulder(with TE14 and 肩尖), Hemiplegia(with LI11, LI10, GB31 and GB39)

     

    LI-16 巨骨

    Acupoints for Frozen shoulder Acupoints for Toothache

    WHO : On the shoulder girdle, in the depression between the acromial end of the clavicle and the spine of the scapula.
    Note: In the depression between the two bones lateral to the suprascapular fossa.

    Use for : Stiff neck and sholder, Frozen shoulder, Toothache, Tonsillitis

     

    LI-17 天鼎

    Acupoints for Stiff neck    Acupoints for Cervical

    WHO : On the anterior aspect of the neck, at the same level as the cricoid cartilage, just posterior to the border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle.
    Note: Directly inferior to LI18, at the same level as ST10.

    Practical : Bend neck opposite side, touch clavicle and sternocleidomastoid muscle trailing edge by pinky finger then touch sternocleidomastoid by other 4 fingers. The points where middle finger touched is LI17.

    Use for : Stiff neck and sholder, Cervical problems, Throat problems, Toothache

     

    LI-18 扶突

    Acupoints for Asthma   Acupoints for Cough

    WHO : On the anterior aspect of the neck, at the same level as the superior border of the thyroid cartilage, between the anterior and posterior borders of the sternocleidomastoid muscle.

    Practical : Bend neck opposite side, touch clavicle and sternocleidomastoid muscle trailing edge by pinky finger then touch sternocleidomastoid by other 4 fingers. The points where index finger finger touched is LI18.

    Use for : Asthma, Cough (but it may trigger, so no storong stimulatuion)

     

    LI-19 禾髃

    Acupoints for Trigeminal neuralgia

    WHO : On the face, at the same level as the midpoint of the philtrum, inferior to the lateral margin of the nostril.
    Note: 0.5 B-cun laterals to GV 26.
    Remarks: Alternative location for LI19 – On the face, at the same level as the junction of the upper one third and lower two thirds of the philtrum, inferior to the lateral margin of the nostril.

    Use for : Upper toothache, Trigeminal neuralgia, Nose problems

     

    LI-20 迎香

    Acupoints for Nose1  Acupoints for Nose2

    WHO : On the face, in the nasolabial sulcus, at the same level as the midpoint of lateral border of the ala of the nose.
    Remarks: Alternative location for LI20 – On the face, in the nasolabial sulcus, at the level of the inferior border of the ala of the nose.

    Use for : Nose problems

    Bladder Meridian

    Bladder Meridians (BL) and Acu points

    Bladder Meridian(BL) for Acupuncture and Moxabustion 足太陽膀胱経

    Meridians and Acupuncture points

    Meridians and Acu points (Japenese Acupuncture)

    Meridians and Acupuncture points Index. 正経十二経 奇経八脈

    LR-13 章門

    Liver Meridian (LR) and Acu points

    Liver Meridian(LR) for Acupuncture and Moxabustion 足厥陰肝経

    HT-1 極泉

    Heart Meridian (HT) and Acu points

    Heart Meridian(HT) for Acupuncture and Moxabustion 手少陰心経

    SI-2 前谷

    Small Intestine (SI) Meridian and Acu points

    Small Intestine Meridian(SI) for Acupuncture and Moxabustion 手太陽小腸経

KI-2 然谷
Meridians

Kidney Meridian (KI) and Acu points

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    Kidney Meridian(KI) 手少陰腎経

    ◐ KI-1 湧泉 ◐ KI-2 然谷 ◐ KI-3 太谿 ◐ KI-4 大鐘 ◐ KI-5 水泉 ◐ KI-6 照海 ◐ KI-7 復溜 ◐ KI-8 交信 ◐ KI-9 築賓 ◐ KI-10 陰谷 ◐ KI-11 横骨 ◐ KI-12 大赫 ◐ KI-13 気穴 ◐ KI-14 四満 ◐ KI-15 中注 ◐ KI-16 肓兪 ◐ KI-17 商曲 ◐ KI-18 石関 ◐ KI-19 陰都 ◐ KI-20 腹通谷 ◐ KI-21 幽門 ◐ KI-22 歩廊 ◐ KI-23 神封 ◐ KI-24 霊墟 ◐ KI-25 神蔵 ◐ KI-26 彧中 ◐ KI-27 兪府

     

     

    KI-1 湧泉

      

    WHO : On the sole of the foot, in the deepest depression of the sole when the toes are flexed.
    Note: When the toes are flexed, KI1 is located approximately in the depression at the junction of the anterior one third and the posterior two thirds of the line connecting the heel with the web margin between the bases of the second and third toes.

    Use for : Cerebral anemia(with 手足末端穴&PC8), Kidney disease, Hot flashes, Earache, To enhance neural activity(with HT7, LU11, BL15),

     

    KI-2 然谷

      

    WHO : On the medial aspect of the foot, inferior to the tuberosity of the navicular bone, at the border between the red and white flesh.

    Use for : Burning feet syndrome, Sore throat

     

    KI-3 太谿

    WHO : On the posteromedial aspect of the ankle, in the depression between the prominence of the medial malleolus and the calcaneal tendon.

    Practical : Side of the prominence of the medial malleolus, find the pulse.

    Use for : Mumps(with TE3), Bronchitis, Pleurisy, Sore throat, Ear problems

     

    KI-4 大鐘

    WHO : On the medial aspect of the foot, posteroinferior to the medial malleolus, superior to the calcaneus, in the depression anterior to the medial attachment of the calcaneal tendon.

    Practical : Half size of the thumb from KI3.

    Use for : Back pain

     

    KI-5 水泉

    WHO : On the medial aspect of the foot, 1 B-cun inferior to KI3, in the depression anterior to the calcaneal tuberosity.

    Practical : One thumb down from KI3 and one thumb back from KI5.

    Use for : Gynecological disease

     

    KI-6 照海

    WHO : On the medial aspect of the foot, 1 B-cun inferior to the prominence of the medial malleolus, in the depression inferior to the medial malleolus.
    Note: The corresponding lateral point to KI6 is BL62.

    Practical : One thumb size down from the prominence of the medial malleolus.

    Use for : Essential point for Gynecological disease, Irregular menstruation, Endometriosis, Fetal malposition, Intestinal colic, Ankle arthritis, Sprain

     

    KI-7 復溜

    WHO : On the posteromedial aspect of the leg, anterior to the calcaneal tendon, 2 B-cun superior to the prominence of the medial malleolus.
    Note: At the same level and posterior to KI8.

    Practical : Double thumb size up from the prominence of the medial malleolus.

    Use for : Kidney, Bladder, Gynecological disease, Boost sexual energy, Lower back pain, Hemorrhoid pain

     

    KI-8 交信

    WHO : On the medial aspect of the leg, in the depression posterior to the medial border of the tibial bone, 2 B-cun superior to the prominence of the medial malleolus.
    Note: 0.5 B-cun anterior to KI7.

    Use for : Vaginal bleeding, Irregular menstruation, Colic(boys), Night sweats, Gonorrhea

     

    KI-9 築賓

    WHO : On the posteromedial aspect of the leg, between the soleus muscle and the calcaneal tendon, 5 B-cun superior to the prominence of the medial malleolus.
    Note 1: With the knee flexed and the leg stretched (plantar flexion) against resistance, the soleus muscle can be seen more clearly along the medial border of the tibia bone.
    Note 2: At the same level as LR5, on the line connecting KI3 with KI10.

    Practical : Triple thumb size up from KI7 towards KI10. Slide up from malleolus by index finger. The point where the finger would be automatically stop is KI9. Triple thumb size up from KI8

    Use for : Detoxification, Vomiting, Neuralgia, Scrotum problems for child

     

    KI-10 陰谷

    WHO : On the posteromedial aspect of the knee, just lateral to the semitendinosus tendon, in the popliteal crease.

    Use for : Knee pain, Vaginal bleeding, Impotence, Gonorrhea

     

    KI-11 横骨

    WHO : On the lower abdomen, 5 B-cun inferior to the centre of the umbilicus, 0.5 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.

    Practical : A half thumb from CV2.

    Use for : Cystitis, Urethritis, Vaginitis, Gonorrhea

     

    KI-12 大赫

    WHO : On the lower abdomen, 4 B-cun inferior to the centre of the umbilicus, 0.5 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.

    Use for : Cystitis, Urethritis, Impotence

     

    KI-13 気穴

    WHO : On the lower abdomen, 3 B-cun inferior to the centre of the umbilicus, 0.5 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.

    Use for : Fibroid, Irregular menstruation

    KI-14 四満

    WHO : On the lower abdomen, 2 B-cun inferior to the centre of the umbilicus, 0.5 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.

    Use for :

     

    KI-15 中注

    WHO : On the lower abdomen, 1 B-cun inferior to umbilicus, 0.5 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.

    Use for :

     

    KI-16 肓兪

    WHO : On the upper abdomen, 0.5 B-cun lateral to the centre of the umbilicus.

    Use for :

     

    KI-17 商曲

    WHO : On the upper abdomen, 2 B-cun superior to the centre of the umbilicus, 0.5 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.

    Use for :

     

    KI-18 石関

    WHO : On the upper abdomen, 3 B-cun superior to the centre of the umbilicus, 0.5 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.

    Use for :

     

    KI-19 陰都

    WHO : On the upper abdomen, 4 B-cun superior to the centre of the umbilicus, 0.5 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.

    Use for :

     

    KI-20 腹通谷

    WHO : On the upper abdomen, 5 B-cun superior to the centre of the umbilicus, 0.5 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.

    Use for :

     

    KI-21 幽門

    WHO : On the upper abdomen, 6 B-cun superior to the centre of the
    umbilicus, 0.5 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.

    Use for : Nausea, Cough, Intercostal neuralgia, Bronchitis, Stomachache

     

    KI-22 歩廊

    WHO : In the anterior thoracic region, in the fifth intercostal space, 2 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.

    Use for : Pleurisy, Angina, Pericarditis

     

    KI-23 神封

    WHO : In the anterior thoracic region, in the fourth intercostal space, 2 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.

    Use for : Pleurisy, Angina, Pericarditis

     

    KI-24 霊墟

    WHO : In the anterior thoracic region, in the third intercostal space, 2 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.

    Use for : Pleurisy, Angina, Pericarditis

     

    KI-25 神蔵

    WHO : In the anterior thoracic region, in the second intercostal space, 2 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.

    Use for : Pleurisy, Angina, Pericarditis

     

    KI-26 彧中

    WHO : In the anterior thoracic region, in the first intercostal space, 2 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.

    Use for : Asthma, Bronchitis, Throat

     

    KI-27 兪府

    WHO : In the anterior thoracic region, just inferior to the clavicle, 2 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.

    Use for : Asthma, Bronchitis, Goitre(with CV21)

     

    GV-4 命門

    Governor Vessel Meridian(GV) and Acu points

    Governor Vessel Meridian(GV) 督脈

    LI-4 合谷

    Large Intestine (LI) Meridian and Acu points

    Large Intestine Meridian(LI) for Acupuncture and Moxabustion 手陽明大腸経

    PC-5 間使

    Pericardium Meridians (PC) and Acu points

    Pericardium Meridian(PC) for Acupuncture and Moxabustion 手厥陰心包経

    Meridians and Acupuncture points

    Meridians and Acu points (Japenese Acupuncture)

    Meridians and Acupuncture points Index. 正経十二経 奇経八脈

    ST-1 承泣

    Stomach Meridians (ST) and Acu points

    Stomach Meridian(ST) for Acupuncture and Moxabustion 足陽明胃経

HT-1 極泉
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Heart Meridian (HT) and Acu points

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    Heart Meridian(HT) 手少陰心経

    ◐ HT-1 極泉 ◐ HT-2 青霊 ◐ HT-3 少海 ◐ HT-4 霊道 ◐ HT-5 通里 
    ◐ HT-6 陰郄 ◐ HT-7 神門 ◐ HT-8 少府 ◐ HT-9 少衝

     

     

    HT-1 極泉

    Acupoints for Bromidrosis1  Acupoints for Bromidrosis2

    WHO : In the axilla, in the centre of the axillary fossa, over the axillary artery.

    Use for : Bromidrosis(moxa only)

     

    HT-2 青霊

    Acupoints for Frozen shoulder

    WHO : On the medial aspect of the arm, just medial to the biceps brachii muscle, 3 B-cun superior to the cubital crease.
    Note: With the elbow flexed and the arm abducted, HT2 is located at the junction of the upper two thirds and lower one third of the line connecting HT1 with HT3.

    Use for : Arm pain, Frozen shoulder

     

    HT-3 少海

    Acupoints for Elbow pain  Acupoints for

    WHO : On the anteromedial aspect of the elbow, just anterior to the medial epicondyle of the humerus, at the same level as the cubital crease.
    Note: With the elbow is flexed, HT3 is located at the midpoint of the line connecting the medial end of the cubital crease and the medial epicondyle of the humerus.

    Practical : Bend the elbow, a point where the inside end of cubital crease.

    Use for : Elbow pain, Headache, Toothache

     

    HT-4 霊道

    Acupoints for Hysteria

    WHO : On the anteromedial aspect of the forearm, just radial to the flexor carpi ulnaris tendon, 1.5 B-cun proximal to the palmar wrist crease.
    Note 1: 1.5 B-cun proximal to HT7, at the same level as the superior border of the head of the ulna.
    Note 2: 1.5 B-cun proximal to the radial side of the superior border of the pisiform bone.

    Use for : Heart disease, Hysteria, Ulnar nerve palsy

     

    HT-5 通里

    Acupoints for Language disorder

    WHO : On the anteromedial aspect of the forearm, radial to the flexor carpi ulnaris tendon, 1 B-cun proximal to the palmar wrist crease.
    Note 1: 1 B-cun proximal to HT7. HT 4 is located at the level with the root of the head of the ulna, HT 5, the body of the head of the ulna and HT 6, the base of the head of the ulna.
    Note 2: 1 B-cun proximal to the radial side of the proximal border of the pisiform bone.

    Use for : Palpitation, Heart weakness, Headache, Vertigo, Language disorder

     

    HT-6 陰郄

    Acupoints for Epistaxis

    WHO : On the anteromedial aspect of the forearm, radial to the flexor carpi ulnaris tendon, 0.5 B-cun proximal to the palmar wrist crease.
    Note 1: 0.5 B-cun proximal to HT7, at the same level as the distal border of the head of the ulna.
    Note 2: 0.5 B-cun proximal to the radial side of the proximal border of the pisiform bone.

    Use for : Epistaxis, Gastrointestinal bleeding, Heart disease

     

    HT-7 神門

    Acupoints for Ulnar nerve palsy  Acupoints for

    WHO : On the anteromedial aspect of the wrist, radial to the flexor carpi ulnaris tendon, on the palmar wrist crease.
    Note: In the depression radial to the proximal border of the pisiform bone, on the palmar wrist crease.

    Use for : Wrist pain, Neuralgia, Rheumatism, Ulnar nerve palsy, Alternative HT7 can be used for constipation with moxa.

     

    HT-8 少府

    Acupoints for Enuresis

    WHO : On the palm of the hand, in the depression between the fourth and fifth metacarpal bones, proximal to the fifth metacarpophalangeal joint.
    Note: Between the fourth and fifth metacarpal bones, where the tip of the little finger rests when a fist is made, at the same level as PC8.

    Use for : Palpitation, Disease of genital, Enuresis, Bladder paralysis

     

    HT-9 少衝

    Acupoints for Unconsciousness

    WHO : On the little finger, radial to the distal phalanx, 0.1 F-cun proximal-lateral to the radial corner of the little fingernail, at the intersection of the vertical line of the radial border of the nail and horizontal line of the base of the little fingernail.

    Use for : Chest pain (angina), Anxiety, Sad feelings, Faint, Unconsciousness, Hot Palms, Pain of the palm

     

    LI-4 合谷

    Large Intestine (LI) Meridian and Acu points

    Large Intestine Meridian(LI) for Acupuncture and Moxabustion 手陽明大腸経

    LU-7 列缺

    Lung Meridians (LU) and Acu points

    Lung Meridian(LU) (LU) for Acupuncture and Moxabustion 手太陰肺経

    GB-11 頭竅陰

    Gallbladder Meridian(GB) and Acu points

    Gallbladder Meridian(GB) 足少陽胆経

    ST-1 承泣

    Stomach Meridians (ST) and Acu points

    Stomach Meridian(ST) for Acupuncture and Moxabustion 足陽明胃経

    SP-11 箕門

    Spleen Meridian (SP) and Acu points

    Spleen Meridian(SP) for Acupuncture and Moxabustion 足太陰脾経