Canine Points

The following table outlines the Canine Meridians. Equine Points are on a separate page as are the study aids Printer Points, Crib #1, Crib #2 and Crib #3.

MERIDIAN

CANINE

Point Description

Point Chart

Lung + +
Large Intestine + +
Stomach + +
Spleen + +
Heart + +
Small Intestine + +
Bladder + +
Kidney + +
Pericardium + +
Triple Heater + +
Gallbladder + +
Liver + +
Governing Vessel + +
Conception Vessel + +

 

 

I C: LUNG MERIDIAN…CANINE [up]

LU 1 Located at the level of the first intercostal space, medial to the greater
tubercle of the humerus, in the pectoral muscle. ALARM POINT.
LU 5 On the transverse cubital crease, on the lateral side of the biceps
brachii tendon when the elbow is flexed. Sea Point.
LU 7 Proximal to the styloid process on the radius, 1.5 cun above the
transverse crease of the carpus. MASTER POINT of head/neck/lungs.
LU 9 On the medial end of the transverse crease of the carpus, on the medial
side of the radial artery.Stream Point, Source Point. INFLUENTIAL
POINT of Vessels. Great Abyss.

 

 

II C: LARGE INTESTINE MERIDIAN …CANINE [up]

 

LI 4 Located between the first and second metacarpal bones, approximayely in
the middle of the second metacarpal bone on the radial side. (On MC 2 if dew claw is
amputated)  MASTER POINT of face/mouth. Source
Point.
LI 10 Two cun distal to LI11, between the extensor carpi radialis muscle and the
common digital extensor.
LI 11 At the end of the lateral cubital crease, half way between the biceps
tendon and the lateral epicondyle of the humerus, with the elbow flexed. Sea Point.
LI 15 Cranial and distal to the acromion, on the cranial margin of the acromial
head on the deltoid muscle.(Not at the point of shoulder)
LI 20 In the nasal labial groove, at the level of the mid-point of the nasal
border of the ala nasi. On the opposite side of the body from the rest of the meridian.

 

 

IVAS POINT OUTLINE…Canine Lung/Large Intestine (Metal) [up]

 

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III C: STOMACH MERIDIAN… CANINE [up]

 

ST 1 Directly below the center of the pupil between the eyeball and
the infrorbital ridge.
ST 2 Directly below the pupil, immediately ventral to the orbital
ridge of the zygomatic bone.
ST 4 At the lateral corner of the mouth.
ST 6 In the depression in the belly of the masseter muscle, rostral to
the angle of the mandible.
ST 25 Located 2 cun lateral to the center of the umbilicus.
ST 35 In the depression below the patella and lateral to the patellar
ligament. Also called the “lateral eye of the knee” or Dubi.
(Xiyan) Not on the Stomach meridian…an extra point. In the depression
below the patella and medial to th epatellar ligament. Is the “medial eye of the
knee”. When combined with ST 35 is called Xiyan.
ST 36 Located 3 cun below ST35, one finger-breadth from the cranial
crest of the tibia, in the belly of the tibialis cranialis muscle. Sea Point.
MASTER POINT of abdomen,GI and QI.
St 40 Located 8 cun proximal to the lateral malleolus, cranial to the
fibula, 2 cun lateral from from the tibial midline, (1 cun caudal to ST38), between the
tibialis cranialis muscle and the long digital extensor muscle. INFLUENTIAL POINT
of Phlegm.
ST 41 On the dorsum of the rear foot at the level of the hock, between
the tendons of the long digital extensor muscle and the tibialis cranialis muscle,
approximately at the level of the tip of the malleolus. River Point.
ST 44 Proximal to the web margin between the 2nd and 3rd toes, in the
depression distal and lateral to the 2nd metatarso-phalengeal joint. Spring Point.
ST 45 On the lateral side of the 2nd digit at the base of the nail. Well
Point.

 

 

IV C: SPLEEN MERIDIAN… CANINE [up]

 

SP 4 In th edepression distal to the base (proximal end) of the 1st
metatarsal bone. If the dewlaw is absent, then it is placed in the depression distal to
the base of the 2nd metatarsal bone on the most medial aspect.
SP 6 Located 3 cun directly above the tip of the medial malleolus, on
the caudal border of the tibia, on the line drawn from the medial malleolus to SP9. MASTER
POINT of caudal abdomen/urogenital system.
SP 9 On the lower border of the medial condyle of the tibia, in the
depression between the caudal border of the tibia and the gastrocnemius muscle. Sea
Point.
SP 10 With the stifle flexed the point is 2 cun above cranio-medial
border of the patella, on the bulge of the cranial portion of the sartorius muscle.(Horses
do not have a sartorius muscle)

 

 

IVAS POINT OUTLINE…Canine Stomach/Spleen (Earth)  [up]

 

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V C: HEART MERIDIAN… CANINE [up]

 

HT 3 On the medial side of the elbow, between the end of the
transverse cubital crease and the medial epicondyle of the humerus when the elbow is
flexed. Sea Point.
HT 7 On the transverse crease of the carpal joint, in the the
depression lateral to the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle. Stream Point.
HT 8 On the palmar surface of the paw, between the 4th and 5th
metacarpal bones, proximal to the metacarpal-phalangeal junction, under the pad. Spring
Point.
HT 9 On the medial aspect of the nail bed of the 5th digit of the
front foot.  Well Point.

 

 

VI C: SMALL INTESTINE MERIDIAN… CANINE [up]

 

SI 3 Proximal to the metacarpal-phalangeal joint on the lateral side
of the 5th metacarpal. Spring Point.
SI 8 On the medial side of the elbow, between the medial humeral
epicondyle and the olecranon. Sea Point.
SI 19 Rostral to the tragus, directly ventral to TH21, at the caudal
border of the mandible, slightly dorsal to the condyloid process, with the mouth open.

 

 

IVAS POINT OUTLINE…Canine Heart/Small Intestine (Fire)[up]

 

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VII C: BLADDER MERIDIAN …CANINE [up]

 

BL 1   Located 0.1 cun dorsal to the medial canthus of the eye.
BL 2   At the medial extremity of the eyebrow, in the supra orbital notch.
BL 10   On the lateral side of the trapezius muscle level with GV 15, between C1
and C2. Start of outer meridian.
BL 11 behind T1 Located 1.5 cun lateral to the caudal border of the spinous process of the
1st thoracic vertebra, mid-way from the spinous process to the medial border of the
scapula. INFLUENTIAL POINT of Bone.
BL 12 behind T2 Placed as BL11 but lateral to the caudal border of the spinous process of
the 2nd thoracic vetebra. INFLUENTIAL POINT of Wind/Trachea.
BL 13 behind T3 Placed as BL11 but lateral to the caudal border of the spinous process of
the 3rd thoracic vetebra. Lung Shu Point.
BL 14 behind T4 Placed as BL11 but lateral to the caudal border of the spinous process of
the 4th thoracic vetebra. Pericardium Shu Point.
BL 15 behind T5 Placed as BL11 but lateral to the caudal border of the spinous process of
the 5th thoracic vetebra. Heart Shu Point.
BL 17 behind T7 Located 1.5 cun lateral to the caudal border of the spinous process of the
7th thoracic vertebra, in the depression caudal to the medial border of the scapula. INFLUENTIAL
POINT of Blood.
BL 18 behind T10 Placed 1.5 cun lateral to the caudal border of the spinous process of the
10th thoracic vertebra. Liver Shu Point.
BL 19 behind T11 Placed 1.5 cun lateral to the caudal border of the spinous process of the
11th thoracic vertebra. Gallbladder Shu Point.
BL 20 behind T12 Placed 1.5 cun lateral to the caudal border of the spinous process of the
12th thoracic vertebra. Spleen Shu Point.
BL 21 behind T13 Placed 1.5 cun lateral to the caudal border of the spinous process of the
13th thoracic vertebra. Stomach Shu Point.
BL 22 behind L1 Placed 1.5 cun lateral to the caudal border of the spinous process of the
1st lumbar vertebra. Triple Heater Shu Point.
BL 23 behind L2 Placed 1.5 cun lateral to the caudal border of the spinous process of the
2nd lumbar vertebra. Kidney Shu Point.
BL 52 behind L2 Outer meridian, lateral to BL 23. Three cun lateral to the caudal border
of the spinous process of the 2nd lumbar vertebra, at the lateral border of the
longissimus muscle.
BL 25 behind L5 Placed 1.5 cun lateral to the caudal border of the spinous process of the
5th lumbar vertebra. Large Intestine Shu Point.
BL 27 behind S1 Caudo lateral to the first sacral vertebra. Small Intestine Shu
Point.
BL 28 lateral to S2 Lateral to the 2nd sacral foramen, in the depression between the medial
border of the dorsal iliac spine and the sacrum. Bladder Shu Point.
BL 35   In the crease lateral to the tail base, 0.5 cun lateral to the GV channel.
Lift tail to locate.
BL 36   Ventral to the tuber ischii, at the junction of the semitendinosus and
semimembranosus muscles.
BL 39   On the lateral edge of the popliteal crease, on the medial border of the
tendon of the biceps femoris. Just lateral to BL 40.
BL 40   In the center of the popliteal crease. Sea Point. MASTER
POINT of caudal back/hips.
BL 54   Dorsal to the greater trochanter.
BL 60   In the depression between the lateral malleolus and tendo-calcaneous,
level with the tip of the lateral malleolus. If leg is flexed to right angle then it is
located caudal to the lateral malleolus. Directly opposite KI 3 which is on the medial
aspect. River Point.
BL 62   In the depression directly distal to the lateral malleolus.
BL 67   On the lateral aspect of the nail bed of the 5th digit of the rear foot. Well
Point.

 

 

VIII C: KIDNEY MERIDIAN … CANINE [up]

 

KI 1 Between the 2nd and 3rd metatarsus at the most proximal aspect of the
central pad. On the ventral aspect of the foot. Well Point.
KI 3 In the depression between the medial malleolus and tendo-calcaneus, level
with the tip of the medial malleolus. Opposite BL 60. Stream Point, Source Point.
KI 6 In the depression immediately distal to the medial malleolus. Below KI 3.
KI 7 Located two cun above the tip of the medial malleolus, cranial to the
calcanean tendon.

 

 

IVAS POINT OUTLINE… Canine Bladder/Kidney  (Water)[up]

 

 

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IX C: PERICARDIUM MERIDIAN… CANINE [up]

 

PC 3 In the cubital crease, on the medial side of the biceps tendon. Sea
Point.
PC 6 Located 2 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist, between
the tendons of the superficial digital flexor and the fleor carpi radialis. MASTER
POINT chest/cranial abdomen
PC 8 Between the 2nd and 3rd metacarpal bones, proximal to the
metacarpal-phalangeal joint, on the medial side of the 3rd metacarpal bone. The point is
found at the most proximal aspect of the large central pad. Spring Point.

 

 

X C: TRIPLE HEATER MERIDIAN… CANINE [up]

 

TH 3 On the dorsum of the forefoot, between the 4th and 5th
metacarpals, in the depression proximal to the metacarpo-phalangeal joint. Stream
Point.
TH 5 Located 2 cun above the carpus, on the cranial aspect of the
inter-osseus spacebetween the radius and ulna.
TH 10 Just proximal to the olecranon, on the midline. Sea
Point.
TH 14 Caudal and distal to the acromion, on the caudal margin of the
acromial head of the deltoid muscle.
TH 17 Ventral to the ear, in the depression between the mandible and
the mastoid process.
TH 21 Rostral to the supratragic notch, directly dorsal to SI 19, at
the caudal border of the mandible, dorsal to the condyloid process, with the mouth open.

 

 

IVAS POINT OUTLINE…Canine Pericardium/Triple Heater (Fire) [up}

 

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XI E: GALLBLADDER MERIDIAN...CANINE [up]

 

GB 1 Lateral to the lateral cnthus, in the depression on the lateral
side of the orbit.
GB 2 Rostral to the intertragic notch, directly below SI 19, at the
caudal border of the condyloid process of the mandible, with the mouth open.
GB 14 Located 1 cun above the midpoint of the eyebrow.
GB 20 In the dorso-cranial aspect of the neck, below the occipital
bone,  in the depresssion medial to the jugular process of the occipital bone in the
depresssion between the sternomastoideus and sterno-occipitalis muscles.
GB 21 Midway between GV 14 and the acromion.
GB 24 On the mammary line, in the 7th intercostal space.
GB 25 On the lateral side of the abdomen, on the lower border of the
free end of the 13th rib.
GB 29 Located 1/3rd the distance between the greater trochanter and the
cranial border of the iliac spine.
GB 30 Midway between the greater trochanter and the tuber ishii.
GB 31 On the midline of the lateral aspect of the thigh, 7 cun above
the transverse popliteal crease.
GB 33 Located 3 cun above GB 34 when the knee is flexed, lateral to the
knee joint, in the depression between the biceps femoris tendon and the femur. In the
hollow proximal to the lateral epicondyle of the femur at the knee, between the bone and
the tendon. (directly opposite LIV 8 which is on the medial aspect)
GB 34 In the depression cranial and distal to the head of the fibula. Sea
Point. INFLUENTIAL POINT of Tendons.
GB 39 Located 3 cun above the tip of the extenal (lateral) malleolus,
in the depression between the caudal border of the fibula and the tendons of the peroneus
longus and brevis muscles. (opposite SP 6 on which lies medially) INFLUENTIAL
POINT of Marrow.
GB 41 In the depression distal to the junction of the 4th and 5th
metatarsal bones, on the lateral side of the tendon of the long digital extensor muscle. Spring
Point.

 

 

XII C: LIVER MERIDIAN…CANINE [up]

LIV 2 On the medial aspect of the 2nd toe, distal to the
metatarsal-phalangeal joint, midway between the dorsal and medial aspect of the bone. Spring
point.
LIV 3 On the medial aspect of the 2nd toe, proximal to the
metatarsal-phalangeal joint, midway between the dorsal and medial aspect of the bone. Stream
Point.
LIV 8 On the medial side of the knee joint, caudal to the medial
epicondyl of the femur. It is proximal to the medial end of the transverse popliteal
crease, on the crania border of the insertion of the semimembranous and semitendinosus
muscles. Sea Point.
LIV 13 On the lateral side of the abdomen, below the free end of the
12th rib. ALARM POINT of Spleen.
LIV 14 On the mammary line, in the 6th intercostal space. ALARM
POINT of Liver.

 

 

IVAS POINT OUTLINE..Canine Gallbladder/Liver (Wood) [up]

 

ACU_GBLIV_CANINE.jpg (217695 bytes)

 

XII C: CONCEPTION VESSEL MERIDIAN…CANINE [up]

 

CV 1 In the depression between the anus and the scrotum or vulva.
CV 3 Located 4 cun caudal to the umbilicus, on the midline. ALARM POINT
of Bladder.
CV 4 Located 3 cun caudal to the unbilicus, on the midline. ALARM POINT
of Small Intestine.
CV 5 Located 2 cun caudal to the umbilicus, on the midline. ALARM POINT
of Triple Heater.
CV 6 Located 1.5 cun caudal to the umbilicus, on the midline.
CV 8 In the center of the umbilicus. Forbidden Point.
CV 12 Halfway between the umbilicus and the xyphoid process, on the midline. ALARM
POINT of Stomach.
CV 14 Halfway between CV 12 and the xyphoid process, on the midline. ALARM
POINT of Heart.
CV 17 On the ventral midline, at the level of the 4th intercostal space. ALARM
POINT of Pericardium.
CV 22 At the cranial tip of the manubrium.

 

 

XIV C: GOVERNING VESSEL MERIDIAN…CANINE [up]

 

GV 1 In the depression between the anus and the
base of the tail.
GV 3 Variable location. Is located in the largest
depression either between the dorsal processes of L4/5 or L5/6.
GV 4 On the midline, between the dorsal spinous
processes of the 2nd and 3rd lumbar vertebrae.
GV 14 On the midline between the dorsal spinous
processes of the last cervical and first thoracic vertebrae.
GV 20 On the dorsal midline of the skull, on a
line between the cranial edge of the base ofthe ears, in the notch between the saggital
crest and the frontal crest.
GV 26 In the intersection of the “T” formed below the nose, in the filtrum.

 

 

IVAS POINT OUTLINE…  Canine Governing Vessel/Conception Vessel [up]

 

ACU_GVCV_CANINE.jpg (187299 bytes)


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