MedAku Acupuncture Integrative Medical Center Chennai India
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MEDAku Acupuncture Clinic

Dr. Vaman JN  PhD. PGAc Harvard USA

               Post Graduate in Acupuncture, Harvard Medical School                              Specialist in Head Neck Back & Knee Pain Arthritis Sinus Migraines

 Depression Stroke Paralysis Diabetes BP Obesity & De-Addiction 

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Orthomolecular Medicine            Gerson Therapy for Cancer




Lung 4


Chinese Name: Xiabai (English translation: Guarding White)

Location: On the medial aspect of the upper arm, on the radial side of m. biceps brachii, 4 cun below the front end of the axillary fossa, 5 Inches above the cubital crease.

Indications:

  • Cough, asthma, irritability, congestion
  • Nausea
  • Pain in the medial aspect of the upper arm

Functions: Descends Lung Qi. Mostly a local point. 

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .5 - 1.0 cm 

Lung 6


Chinese Name: Kongzui (English translation: Maximum Opening)

Location: On the radial palmar aspect of the forearm, on the line joining LU 5 and LU 9, 7 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist.

Classification: Xi-Cleft point of the Lung Meridian.

Indications:

  • Acute hemoptysis (coughing up blood), bleeding hemorrhoids, epistaxis (nosebleed), cough and asthma
  • Sore throat
  • Febrile diseases without sweating
  • Pain in the forearm
Functions: Descends and regulates Lung Qi, stops bleeding, clears heat.

Notes: A Xi-Cleft point is the site where the Qi of the meridian is deeply converged. Qi and blood are stored deeply at these particular points. If there appear abnormal reactions at X-Cleft points, it shows that the pathogens have entered the deeper parts of Zang-Fu organs. Thus, they are used for acute, painful symptoms, inflammation, protracted diseases of its pertaining meridian and Zang-Fun organ. Also, Xi-Cleft points of the Yin meridians have hemostatic functions.

Large Intestine 4

Chinese Name: Hegu (English translation: Joining Valley)

Location:  On the dorsum of the hand, between the 1st and 2nd metacarpal bones, in the middle of the 2nd metacarpal bone on the radial side.

Classification: Yuan-Source point of the Large Intestine Meridian
Command Point of the head and face

Indications:

  • Diseases of the head and face: i.e. external pathogenic headache and bodyache, dizziness, congestion, swelling and pain of the eye, nasosinusitis, epistaxis (nosebleed), toothache in the lower jaw, trismus (lockjaw), deafness, mumps, swelling of the face, facial paralysis, facial tic, swelling of the pharnyx and aphonia (inability to speak).
  • Aversion to cold, fever, febrile disease, anhidrosis (no sweating), hidrosis.
  • Dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, dystocia (difficult or abnormal labor/childbirth).
  • Gastric pain, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, dysentery.
  • Hemiplegia, finger spasm, pain in the arm, infantile convulsion, manic psychosis and irritability.
  • Malignant sore, urticaria, scabies.
  • Every type pf pain and psychogenic tense.
  • Use in conjunction with LIV 3 (the Four Gates) to strongly move the qi and blood in the body in order to remove stagnation and alleviate pain.

Functions: Expels Wind and releases the exterior, tonifies qi and strengthens immunity, stops pain, regulates the face and head area, induces labor.

Notes: LI 4 is a very common and useful point. It is useful for any condition related to the face and head. It's also particularly useful for Wind-Heat conditions (flu). Finally, LI 4 is known as the pain point in the body. Anywhere there is pain, use LI 4.

Clinically, Yuan-Source points are of great significance in treating diseases of the internal organs. Yuan-Source points are the sites where the Yuan (Primary) qi of the Zang-Fu organs passes and stays. Puncturing the Yuan-Source points stimulates the vital energy of the regular meridians, regulates the functional activities of the internal organs, reinforces antipathogenic factors and eliminates pathogenic factors. This method of treating diseases deals principally with the root causes. The Yuan (source) point from the affected meridian is often combined with the Luo (Connecting) point of the internally-externally related meridians in use.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .5 - 1.0 cun. Do not needle during pregnancy.

Large Intestine 11

Chinese Name: Quchi (English translation: Pool at the Crook)

Location:  With the elbow flexed, the point is on the lateral end of the transverse cubital crease, at midpoint between LU 5 and the lateral epicondyle of the humerus.

Classification: He-Sea Point of the Large Intestine Meridian

Indications:

  • All febrile diseases, fever, sore throat, malaria
  • Hemiplegia, pain and motor impairment of the shoulder, swelling and pain of the knee
  • Headache, dizziness, redness, swelling and pain of the eye, blurring vision, toothache
  • Irregular menstruation, rubella, eczema, urticaria, erysipelas
  • Abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea
  • Depressive psychosis and madness
  • Scrofula

Functions: Clears Heat, cools Blood, resolves dampness, expels, exterior Wind, regulates Qi and Blood, activates meridian, relieves itching.

Notes: He-Sea points are where the qi of the meridian collects and goes deep into the body. He-sea points are known to indicated treat rebellious qi and diarrhea.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion 1.0 - 1.5 cun. * When treating for scrofula, insert the needle tip subcutaneously up to LI 14.

Stomach 36

Chinese Name: Zusanli (English translation: Leg Three Miles)

Location:  On the anterior aspect of the lower leg, 3 cun below ST 35, one finger-breadth (middle finger) from the anterior crest of the tibia.

Classification: He-Sea point of the Stomach Meridian
Command point of the Abdomen
Point of the Sea of Water and Grain

Indications:

  • Gastric pain, vomiting, dysphagia, abdominal distention, borborygmus, diarrhea, indigestion, dysentery, constipation, abdominal pain, acute mastitis
  • Emaciation due to general deficiency, palpitation, shortness of breath, poor appetite, lassitude, dizziness, insomnia
  • Cough and asthma
  • Pain in the knee joint, apoplexy, hemiplegia, beriberi, edema
  • Depressive psychosis and madness

Functions: Tonifies Qi and Blood, harmonizes and strengthens the Spleen and Stomach, strengthens the body and Wei qi, raises Yang, calms the Shen, activates the meridian, stops pain.

Notes: ST 36 is known as one of the most important points to tonify Qi and Blood and promote general wellness. He-Sea points are where the qi of the meridian collects and goes deep into the body. He-sea points are known to indicated treat rebellious qi and diarrhea.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion 1.0 - 2.0 cun. 

Stomach 44

Chinese Name: Neiting (English translation: Inner Courtyard)

Location:  On the dorsum of the foot, proximal to the web margin between the second and third metatarsal toes, at the junction of the red and white skin.

Classification: Ying-Spring point of the Stomach Meridian

Indications:

  • Toothache in the upper jaw, sore throat, wry mouth, epistaxis
  • Abdominal distention, constipation, gastric pain
  • Swelling and pain of the dorsum of the foot

Functions: Clears Heat from the Stomach meridian, resolves Damp-Heat in the intestines, relieves pain.

Notes: Ying-Spring points are where the qi dribbles down the meridian. Ying-Spring points are indicated for heat in the body and changes in the complexion. Ying-Spring points are known to clear heat from the meridian.

Needling: Perpendicular or oblique insertion .5 - .8 cun. 

Spleen 2

Chinese Name: Dadu (English translation: Great Metropolis)

Location:  On the medial aspect of the foot, in the depression anterior and inferior to the proximal metatarsodigital joint of the big toe, at the junction of the red and white skin.

Classification: Ying-Spring point of the Spleen Meridian.

Indications:

  • Gastric pain, constipation
  • Febrile diseases without sweating

Functions: Clears Heat, regulates and tonifies the Spleen, resolves Damp-Heat (i.e. gout).

Notes: Ying-Spring points are where the qi dribbles down the meridian. Ying-Spring points are indicated for heat in the body and changes in the complexion. Ying-Spring points are known to clear heat from the meridian.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .3 - .5 cun. 

Spleen 6

Chinese Name: Sanyinjiao (English translation: Three Yin Intersection)

Location:  On the medial aspect of the lower leg, 3 cun above the medial malleolus, on the posterior border of the medial aspect of the tibia.

Classification: Crossing point of the Spleen, Kidney and Liver Meridians.

Indications:

  • Irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, metrorrhagia, leukorrhea, amenorrhea, mass and gathering in the abdomen, prolapse of uterus, dystocia, postpartum faintness, persistent lochia, infertility, nocturnal emission, spermatorrhea, impotence, premature ejaculation, pain in the penis, hernia, testicular atrophy
  • Enuresis, anuria, edema, dysuria
  • Spleen and Stomach deficiency, borborygmus, abdominal distention, diarrhea, paralysis of the foot, beriberi, muscular pain
  • Diseases of the skin, urticaria
  • Insomnia, headache, dizziness, bilateral hypochondriac pain

Functions: Strengthens the Spleen and Stomach, resolves dampness, harmonizes the Liver, strengthens the Kidneys, nourishes Blood and Yin, regulates menstruation, cools and invigorates the Blood, benefits urination, calms the Shen.

Notes: SP 6 is one of the most commonly used points and one of the most versatile. Because the point crosses the Spleen, Kidney and Liver meridians, it can treat many conditions associated with all three organs. It's an important point in the treatment of any digestive, gynecological and emotional condition.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion 1.0 - 1.5 cun. Do not needle during pregnancy.

Heart 8

Chinese Name: Shaofu (English translation: Lesser Mansion)

Location:  On the palm, between the 4th and 5th metacarpal bones. When a fist is made, the point is where the tip of the little finger touches.

Classification:  Ying-Spring point of the Heart Meridian

Indications:

  • Pruritus and pain of the external genitalia
  • Spasmodic pain of the little finger
  • Palpitation, chest pain

Functions: Calms the Shen, clears Heat (mostly excess type), clears Heat from Heart and Small Intestine.

Notes: Ying-Spring points are where the qi dribbles down the meridian. Ying-Spring points are indicated for heat in the body and changes in the complexion. Ying-Spring points are known to clear heat from the meridian.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .3 - .5 cun. 

Chinese Name: Shaohai (English translation: Lesser Sea)

Location:  When the elbow is flexed, the point is at the midpoint of the line connecting the medial end of the transverse cubital crease and the medial epicondyle of the humerus.

Classification: He-Sea point of the Heart Meridian

Indications:

  • Cardiac pain, spasmodic pain and numbness of the elbow and arm, hand tremor
  • Scrofula, pain in the axillary and hypochondrium, eye redness, toothache

Functions: Calms the Shen, activates the meridian, transforms Phlegm, clears Heat, benefits the arm, alleviates pain.

Notes: He-Sea points are where the qi of the meridian collects and goes deep into the body. He-sea points are known to indicated treat rebellious qi and diarrhea.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .5 - 1.0 cun.  

Small Intestine 6

Chinese Name: Yanglao (English translation: Nourishing the Aged)

Location:  On the dorsal ulnar aspect of the forearm, in the depression on the radial side of the styloid process of the ulna.

Classification: Xi-Cleft point of the Small Intestine Meridian

Indications:

  • Blurring of the vision
  • Aching of the shoulder, back, elbow and arm, acute lumbar pain

Functions: Activates the meridian, benefits the eyes, benefits the shoulder and arm, alleviates pain.

Notes: A Xi-Cleft point is the site where the Qi of the meridian is deeply converged. Qi and blood are stored deeply at these particular points. If there appear abnormal reactions at X-Cleft points, it shows that the pathogens have entered the deeper parts of Zang-Fu organs. Thus, they are used for acute, painful symptoms, inflammation, protracted diseases of its pertaining meridian and Zang-Fun organ. Also, Xi-Cleft points of the Yin meridians have hemostatic functions.

Needling: Oblique insertion towards the elbow .5 - .8 cun.

Small Intestine 19

Chinese Name: Tinggong (English translation: Hearing Palace)

Location:  On the region of the face, anterior to the tragus and posterior to the condyloid process of the mandible, in the depression formed when the mouth is open.

Classification: Crossing point of the Small Intestine, San Jiao and Gall Bladder Meridians

Indications:

  • Tinnitus, deafness, otorrhea
  • Toothache, dysfunction of the maxillary joint

Functions: Benefits the ears - Great point for any kind of ear problem.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion 1.0 - 1.5 cun with the mouth open.

 

Urinary Bladder 3

Chinese Name: Meichong (English translation: Eyebrow Ascension)

Location:  On the scalp, directly above UB 1, .5 cun within the anterior hairline, between Du 24 and UB 4.

Indications:

  • Headache, vertigo, nasal congestion
  • Epilepsy

Functions: Expels Wind, benefits the eyes and nose, clears the head region.

Needling: Subcutaneous insertion .3 - .5 cun.

Kidney 2

Chinese Name: Rangu (English translation: Blazing Valley)

Location: On the medial aspect of the foot, below the tuberosity of the navicular bone, at the junction of the red and white skin.

Classification: Ying-Spring point of the Kidney Meridian

Indications:

  • Prolapse of uterus, pruritus vulvae, irregular menstruation, bloody leukorrhea
  • Acute infantile omphalitis (infection of the umbilical stump), trismus (lock-jaw)
  • Spermatorrhea, diabetes, swelling and pain of the dorsum of the foot

Functions: Clears deficiency Heat, regulates the Lower Jiao.

Notes: Ying-Spring points are where the qi dribbles down the meridian. Ying-Spring points are indicated for heat in the body and changes in the complexion. Ying-Spring points are known to clear heat from the meridian.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .5 - 1.0 cun.

Kidney 4

Chinese Name: Dazhong (English translation: Great Bell)

Location: On the medial aspect of the foot, posterior and inferior to the medial malleolus, in the depression anterior to the medial side of the attachment of tendo calcaneus.

Classification: Luo-Connecting point of the Kidney Meridian

Indications:

  • Retention of urine, enuresis, constipation
  • Hemoptysis, asthma
  • Dementia, pain in the heel

Functions: Benefits the Kidneys, local point for heel/ankle pain, strengthens the will.

Notes: Luo-Connecting points of one meridian can communicate with two meridians. They treat diseases of the collaterals and can be used to treat chronic diseases, especially chronic diseases of the Zang-Fu organs. Clinically, Luo-Connecting points are often combined with Yuan-Source points in the treatment of diseases.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .3 - .5 cun.

Kidney 10

Chinese Name: Yingu (English translation: Yin Valley)

Location: When the knee is flexed, the point is on the medial side of the popliteal fossa, between the tendons of m. semitendinosus and semimembranosus.

Classification: He-Sea point of the Kidney Meridian

Indications:

  • Impotence, hernia, metrorrhagia and metrostaxis
  • Dysuria
  • Pain in the knee and popliteal fossa

Functions: Resolves Dampness and Damp-Heat from Lower Jiao, benefits the Kidneys, alleviates pain.

Notes: He-Sea points are where the qi of the meridian collects and goes deep into the body. He-sea points are known to indicated treat rebellious qi and diarrhea.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion 1.0 - 1.5 cun.

Kidney 4

Chinese Name: Dazhong (English translation: Great Bell)

Location: On the medial aspect of the foot, posterior and inferior to the medial malleolus, in the depression anterior to the medial side of the attachment of tendo calcaneus.

Classification: Luo-Connecting point of the Kidney Meridian

Indications:

  • Retention of urine, enuresis, constipation
  • Hemoptysis, asthma
  • Dementia, pain in the heel

Functions: Benefits the Kidneys, local point for heel/ankle pain, strengthens the will.

Notes: Luo-Connecting points of one meridian can communicate with two meridians. They treat diseases of the collaterals and can be used to treat chronic diseases, especially chronic diseases of the Zang-Fu organs. Clinically, Luo-Connecting points are often combined with Yuan-Source points in the treatment of diseases.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .3 - .5 cun.

Kidney 10

Chinese Name: Yingu (English translation: Yin Valley)

Location: When the knee is flexed, the point is on the medial side of the popliteal fossa, between the tendons of m. semitendinosus and semimembranosus.

Classification: He-Sea point of the Kidney Meridian

Indications:

  • Impotence, hernia, metrorrhagia and metrostaxis
  • Dysuria
  • Pain in the knee and popliteal fossa

Functions: Resolves Dampness and Damp-Heat from Lower Jiao, benefits the Kidneys, alleviates pain.

Notes: He-Sea points are where the qi of the meridian collects and goes deep into the body. He-sea points are known to indicated treat rebellious qi and diarrhea.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion 1.0 - 1.5 cun.