Course C > Ch 1> Fourteen Meridians and Acupoints

           

 

1.Traveling route

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2. Symptoms

Pain and stiffness in the spinal column, and opisthotonos.

3. Acupoints

Changqiang DU-1
Yaoshu DU-2
Yaoyangguan DU-3
Mingmen DU-4
Xuanshu DU-5
Jizhong DU-6

 

Acupoint
Name
Location
Indications
Method of Needle Insertion
DU 1
Changqiang (a Iuo point)
0.5 cun below the tip of the coccyx
Hemorrhoids, prolapse of anus, mania, epilepsy, diarrhea and constipation
Obliquely towards the anterior side of the coccyx, 0.5-0.8 cun deep
DU 2
Yaoshu
Hiatus of the sacrum
Mania, epilepsy, hemorrhoids, irregular menstruation, weakness and pain in the lower limbs
Slightly upwards, 0.5-08 cun deep
DU 3
Yaoyangguan
Below the spinous process of the fourth lumbar vertebra
Impotence, seminal emission, irregular menstruation, and pain in the lumbosacral region
Perpendicularly, 0.5-1cun deep
DU 4
Mingmen
Below the spinous process of the second lumbar vertebra
Impotence, seminal emission, irregular menstruation, leukorrhea sterility and lumbago
Perpendicularly, 0.5-1 cun deep
DU 5
Xuanshu
Below the spinous process of the first lumbar vertebra
Lumbago, abdominal distention, diarrhea and dysentery
Perpendicularly, 0.5-1 cm deep
DU 6
Jizhong
Below the spinous process of the eleventh thoracic vertebra
Diarrhea, jaundice, hemorrhoids, epilepsy, and stiffness and pain in the spinal column
Perpendicularly, 0.5- 1 cm deep

 

Zhongshu DU-7
Jinsuo DU-8
Zhiyang DU-9
Lingtai DU-10
Shendao DU-11
Shenzhu DU-12
Taodao DU-13
Dazhui DU-14

 

Acupoint
Name
Location
Indications
Method of Needle Insertion
DU 7
Zhongshu
Below the spinous process of the tenth thoracic vertebra
Fullness in the abdomen, jaundice and lumbago
Perpendicularly, 0.5-1 cm deep. Notes: Vasculature: The posterior branch of the tenth intercostal artery. Innervation: The medial branch of the posterior ramus of the tenth thoracic nerve
DU 8
Jinsuo
Below the spinous process of the ninth thoracic vertebra
Epilepsy, stomachache and stiff spine
Perpendicularly, 0.5-1 cm deep. Notes: Vasculature: The posterior branch of the ninth intercostal artery. Innervation: The medial branch of the posterior ramus of the ninth thoracic nerve.
DU 9
Zhiyang
Below the spinous process of the seventh thoracic vertebra
Jaundice, cough, asthma, and distention pain in the chest and hypochondriac region
Perpendicularly, 0_5-1 cm deep
DU 10
Lingtai
Below the spinous process of the sixth thoracic vertebra
Cough, asthma, furuncles, stiffness and pain in the back
Perpendicularly, 0.5-1 cm deep
DU 11
Shendao
Below the spinous process of the fifth thoracic vertebra
Palpitation, cardialgia, apoplexy with aphasia, epilepsy, cough, stiffness and pain in the back
Perpendicularly, 0.5-1 cm deep
DU 12
Shenzhu
Below the spinous process of the third thoracic vertebra
Cough, asthma, epilepsy, stiffness and pain in the back
Perpendicularly, 0.5-1 cm deep
DU 13
Taodao
Below the spinous process of the first thoracic vertebra
Headache, malaria, fever, stiffness and pain in the nape and back
Perpendicularly, 0.5-1 cm deep
DU 14
Dazhui
Below the spinous process of the seventh cervical vertebra
Febrile diseases, common cold, malaria, cough, asthma, epilepsy, rubella, stiffness and pain in the nape and, back
Perpendicularly, 0.5-1cm deep

 

Yamen DU-15
Fengfu DU-16
Naohu DU-17
Qiangjian DU-18
Houding DU-19
Baihui DU-20

 

Acupoint
Name
Location
Indications
Method of Needle Insertion
DU 15
Yamen
0.5 cm directly above the midpoint of the posterior hairline
Mutism, aphasia with stiff tongue, sudden loss of voice, mania and epilepsy
Perpendicularly or obliquely downward, 0.5-1 cm deep
DU 16
Fengfu
1 cm directly above the midpoint of the posterior hairline
aphasia, hemiplegia, and rigid nape with headache, mania and epilepsy
Perpendicularly or obliquely downward, 0.5-1cm deep
DU 17
Naohu
1.5 cm directly above Fengfu (DU 16)
Headache, vertigo, mutism, epilepsy and rigid nape.
Horizontally, 0.5-0.8 cm deep.
DU 18
Qiangjian
1.5 cm directly above Naohu (DU 17)
Headache, vertigo, rigidity and pain in the nape and back, insomnia and epilepsy
Horizontally, 0.5-0.8 cm deep
DU 19
Houding
1.5 cm directly above Qiangjian (DU 18)
Headache, vertigo, rigid nape, insomnia and epilepsy
Horizontally, 0.5-0.8 cm deep

 

Baihui DU-20 
Qianding DU-21
Xinhui DU-22 
Shangxing DU-23
Shenting DU-24

 

Acupoint
Name
Location
Indications
Method of Needle Insertion
DU 20
Baihui
7 cm directly above the midpoint of the posterior hairline
Headache, vertigo, apoplexy with aphasia, mania, epilepsy, prolapse of anus,syncope
Horizontally, 0.5-0.8 cm deep
DU 21
Qianding
1.5 cm anterior to Baihui (DU 20)
Headache, vertigo, epilepsy, red and swollen eyes and rhinorrhea
Horizontally, 0.5-0.8 cm deep
DU 22
Xinhui
1.5 cm anterior to Qianding (DU 21)
Headache, vertigo, epilepsy, infantile convulsion, rhinorrhea and epistaxis
Horizontally, 0.5-0.8 cm deep
DU 23
Shangxing
1 cm above the midpoint of the anterior hairline
Headache, vertigo, red and swollen eyes, mania, rhinorrhea, epistaxis and febrile diseases
Horizontally, 0.5-0.8 cm deep
DU 24
Shenting
0.5 cm above the midpoint of the anterior hairline
Headache, vertigo, mania, insomnia, epistaxis and rhinorrhea
Horizontally, 0.5-0.8 cm deep

 

Suliao DU-25
Shuigou DU-26
Duiduan DU-27
Yinjiao DU-28

 

Acupoint
Name
Location
Indications
Method of Needle Insertion
DU 25
Suliao
Face and at the center of the tip of the nose
Nose disorders (such as nasal stuffiness, epistaxis and rhinorrhea) and syncope
Obliquely upward, 0.3-0.5 cm deep. Or prick so that a little blood comes out (Moxibustion is contraindicated)
DU 26
Shuigou
Face and at the junction of the upper third and middle third of the philtrum
Coma, syncope, trismus, epilepsy, facial paralysis, swollen lips and face
Obliquely upward, 0.3-0.5 cm deep (Moxibustion is contraindicated)
DU 27
Duiduan
Labial tubercle of the upper lip and at the junction of the philtrum and the upper lip
Mania, facial paralysis, swollen lips and gums
Obliquely upward, 0.2-0.3 cm deep (Moxibustion is contraindicated)
DU 28
Yinjiao
Junction of the upper gum and the frenulum of the upper lip
Red and swollen gums, mania and rhinorrhea
Obliquely upward, 0.2-0.3 cm deep (Moxibustion is contraindicated)