Crib #1

As a study aid while attending the IVAS Acupuncture/TCM course I put together some study sheets. Perhaps others will find them useful. Other study aids can be found at Equine and Canine Point descriptions and charts, Printer Points, Crib #2 and Crib #3.

PAGE CONTENTS

 

browntrack_bullet.gif (113 bytes) A Simplified Vision
browntrack_bullet.gif (113 bytes) Command, Special Action Points + Energy Flow
browntrack_bullet.gif (113 bytes) Point Location Notes…Shu, Sea, Head/Neck etc.
browntrack_bullet.gif (113 bytes) Vital Substances & Organs
browntrack_bullet.gif (113 bytes) Organ Summary
browntrack_bullet.gif (113 bytes) Meridian Indications & Ting Points
browntrack_bullet.gif (113 bytes) The 8 Extraordinary Vessels

 

A SIMPLIFIED VISION: [up]

Initially TCM and AP may seem like a confusing mix-up of strange terms and concepts. Not to worry…it really is very logical! Step back and forget about all the different terminology. Meridian theory is based on the concept of energy flow and the “organs” associated with the major meridians. In order to get a handle on the topic you need to
envision:

 

The route of the energy flow…what route it takes, where it runs deep and where it comes to the surface.

 

The association of stations (organs) with sections of the route.

The interconnections (shortcuts) between various sections of the route.

 

I view the simplified vision as the London Underground…it has the basic route through the city, comprised of various sections and each section has a station. Your visual simplification may be different but it certainly helps to have one!

Once this concept is grasped it is not so difficult to learn the route of the meridians over the body..it is just another road (tube) map. Along the route are points of interest (AP points) and intersections (meridian crossovers) and shortcuts between sections (Luo points). Traffic controllers utilize key places to influence the flow of traffic on a route. In AP one utilizes strategically placed AP points. Although there are many AP points there are a limited number of strategically placed ones..and these are the ones that must become very
familiar.

The organs are like the Underground stations in that they are associated with specific meridians (route sections) and meridian points are used to influence energy (traffic) flow through the organ (station).

The next step is learning what goes on at each station (organ). Once you learn what happens at each station when traffic is running smoothly you will be able to recognize the effect on traffic, and the station, when flow along the route is disturbed. In our analogy you will be recognizing patterns that develop when energy flow is disturbed.

If you know the route well and what happens normally at each station it is only common sense …The Five Elements and/or Eight Principles… how to figure out what station is not normal and what traffic upset has lead to the problem. With experience one learns where traffic jams are likely to occur and which stations they will affect. When one becomes more familiar with the situation you will learn short cuts between sections of the route that, when utilized, allow for smoother traffic flow.

In AP and TCM the meridians are the routes, the organs are the stations and the AP Points are the areas along the way where energy (traffic flow) can be manipulated. You need to become familiar with which areas (AP Points) work best under different circumstances to keep the traffic flowing smoothly.

AP can be used in a cookbook fashion..someone else has figured out the route and you follow their instructions.

It can also be used in a slightly different concept for the musculoskeletal system. In this concept you need to know the mechanics of movement and wherein lies the restriction to the proper functioning of that system. Once you can pin point where the problem lies you can
utilize AP points that lie along and/or influence the area to improve neurological conduction, reduce muscle spasm and relieve pain.

With a
firm grasp of Western anatomy, and a vision of energy flow,

AP and the Patterns of TCM become a logical approach to wellness management.

 


COMMAND and SPECIAL ACTION POINTS: [up]

 

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Tonification Point: mother/parent
Sedation Point: child/son
Horary Point (+) : greatest concentration of Qi at maximum time of meridian
Luo Point treat specific pathologies affecting externally-internally coupled channels..GB/LIV
Xicleft: where Qi & Blood in the Channels collect…used to treat acute diseases


 

Wu-Shu = 5 Transporting Points (* = Well Point)

Element METAL EARTH FIRE WATER FIRE WOOD
Meridian LU LI ST SP HT SI BL KI PC TH GB LIV
Sense Organ nose mouth tongue ear eye
WOOD 11* 3 43 1* 9* 3 65 1* 9* 3 41+ 1*+
FIRE 10 5 41 2 8+ 5+ 60 2 8+ 6+ 38 2
EARTH 9 11 36+ 3+ 7 8 40 3 7 10 34 3
METAL 8+ 1*+ 45* 5 4 1* 67* 7 5 1* 44* 4
WATER 5 2 44 9 3 2 66+ 10+ 3 2 43 8
Tai Yin Yang Ming Yang Ming Tai Yin Shao Yin Tai Yang Tai Yang Shao Yin Jue Yin Shao Yang Shao Yang Jue Yin
Time 3-5A 5-7A 7-9A 9-11A 11A-1P 1-3P 3-5P 5-7P 7-9P 9-11P 11P-1A 1-3A
SOURCE 9 4 42 3 7 4 64 3 7 4 40 3
LUO 7 6 40 4 5 7 58 4 6 5 37 5
XICLEFT 6 7 34 8 6 6 63 5 4 7 36 6
MU LU1

ST25

CV12 LIV3 CV14 CV4 CV3 GB25 CV17 CV5 GB24 LIV14
SHU:BL 13 25 21 20 15 27 28 23 14 22 19 18

 

SP 21… Luo for all..connects all!
GV 1…. Luo of all Yang Collaterals
CV 15… Luo of all Yin Collaterals
GB 39… Luo of 3 lower leg Yang

 

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INFLUENTIAL POINTS(8+2)

 

MASTER POINTS(6)

LIV 13 Zang (Yin Organs) Fore LI 4 Face/mouth
CV 12 Fu (Yang Organs) LU 7 Head/Neck/Lungs
CV 17 QI PC 6 Chest/cranial abd.
GB 34 Tendons
LU 9 Vessels Hind BL 40 Hips/Caudal back
BL 11 Bone ST 36 Abdomen/GI/Qi
GB 39 Marrow SP 6 Caudal abd./UG
BL 17 Blood/Diaphragm
ST 40 Phlegm
BL 12

Wind/Trachea

 

 


COMMAND POINTS

EMPIRICAL POINTS
Well Mental LU 9 Qi in & down
Spring Fever LI 4 dispel Wind
Stream Bi ST 40 trans. Phlegm/damp
River Cough/asthma/throat CV 6 Sea of Qi
Sea GI/Yang Organs ST 44 clear ST Heat
HT 7 calming

HIP TRIANGLE

ST 36 Qi

GB 29 : GB 30 : BL 54

GV 26 resussitation
LI 11 dispel Wind/Damp/heat

SONG of 4 GENERAL POINTS

GV 4 Life Gate
ST 36

Abdomenal & lumbar
pain

SP 6 Diar./3 Yin cross
BL 40 CV 4 3 Yin+CV
LU7

Head, neck & facial
disorders

GV 14 all Yang cross disp
Wind     clear Heat,fever
LI 4
GV 20 100 Yang meet!
SI 1 lactation
GB 30 siatica
INTERSECTION POINTS
TH 6 hypochondriac pain
ST 8 Hand Yang LI, SI, TH
SI 18 Foot Yang ST, BL, GB
CV 3 Foot Yin SP, KI, LIV
GB 22 Hand Yin LU, HT, PC

SYMPTOMATIC POINTS


4 GATE TREATMENT

Fever GV 14, LI 11, LI 4 LIV 3 Bilaterally
Shock GV 26, KI 3, (PC 6) LIV 14
Cough CV 22, LU 7
Nausea PC 6 + ST 36

KIDNEY BELT

Loose stool SP 6

GV4: BL23: BL52: GB25: CV6

Constipation ST 25, Th 6
Weakness LI 4, ST 34 PERIODIC
OPTHALMIA
Anorexia BL 21, ST 36 GB 1:ST 1:BL 1:Yu Yao :LIV 1

 

POINT REVIEW
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The following is a schematic point review stressing the spacial relationship of some of the points.

SHU POINT COMPARISON

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Relation of Equine head/neck points:

 

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Relation of Equine LI limb points:

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SEA POINT RELATIONS:

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Can you
identify these points?..click
on image to view full size

 

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VITAL SUBSTANCES and ORGANS [up]

   
HEART Governs
Blood
LIVER Stores
Blood
LUNG Governs Qi
& Influences Fluids
SPLEEN Governs
Food Qi, Holds Blood & Influences Fluids
KIDNEY Stores
Jing & Influences Fluids

 

 


ORGAN SUMMARY [up]

PERICARDIUM


Protects the Heart

 

mild Shen disorder = nervous condition   

HEART

Governs Blood

Controls Blood Vessels & Sweat

Manifests in COMPLEXION

Opens to the TONGUE

Houses the MIND

JOY

Rules all the organs

TRIPLE
HEATER

Regulates water passages

UPPER BURNER: Lu & HT -> Blood & Qi

MIDDLE BURNER: SP & ST -> Digest’n & T/T

LOWER BURNER: Elimination & Sex organs

LUNGS

Govern Qi & Respiration

Controls

Channels
& Blood vessels

D/D

Manifest in SKIN & BODY HAIR

Regulate water channels

Open to the NOSE

Houses the CORPOREAL
SOUL

GRIEF

LIVER

Stores Blood

Ensures smooth flow of Qi

Controls sinews

Manifests in NAILS

Opens to the EYES

Houses the ETHEREAL
SOUL

ANGER

SPLEEN

Governs
T&T

Controls

Blood

Muscles

the 4
limbs

raising of
Qi

Manifests in LIPS

Opens to the MOUTH

Houses THOUGHT

WORRY/PENSIVE

KIDNEYS

Govern water

Control

reception
of Qi

lower 2
orifices

Manifest in HEADHAIR

Open to the EARS

Houses WILL
POWER

Gate of Vitality

Governs reproduction & development

Produces Marrow

Stores Jing

FEAR

 

 

MERIDIAN NOTES [up]

I: LUNG

 

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All
respiratory problems
cough
asthma
sore throat
Local pain shoulder
elbow
carpus


 

II: PERICARDIUM

 

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All
cardiovascular problems
Epigastric
pain
nausea/vomiting
Emotional nervous
anxiety
Local pain
along meridian


 

III: HEART

 

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All
cardiovascular problems
Emotional nervous
anxiety
Local pain
along meridian


 

IV: SPLEEN

 

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GI conditions epigastric pain
abdominal distention
diarrhea
U/G problems impotence
urine incontinence
Lassitude
Pain medial hind limb


 

V: LIVER

 

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Painful
urination
Painful
external genitalia
Epilepsy
Eye
problems
Jaundice


 

VI: KIDNEY

 

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U/G
problems
Chronic
back pain & weakness
Old
animal insomnia & vertigo
Sore
throat


 

VII: LARGE INTESTINE

 

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5 Senses
disorders
Pain facial
mouth, throat, teeth,
neck
lateral fore limb


 

VIII: TRIPLE HEATER

 

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Deafness
Eye/throat
problems
Fever
Pain temporal
head
caudal
fore limb


 

X: SMALL INTESTINE

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Deafness
Pain/stiffness neck & back
scapula
ulnar aspect fore
limb


X: STOMACH

 

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GI disorders
Pain head/face
eyes, nose. mouth,
teeth
cranial hind limbs


 

XI: GALLBLADDER

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Deafness
Liver/gallbladder
problems
Pain lateral chest
abdomen
lower extremities


 

XII: BLADDER

 

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Eye problems
Pain neck
spine
caudal lower limbs
Mental illness
Epilepsy
All TCM Organ
disorders


 

XIII: GOVERNING VESSEL (DU)

Behavioral
problems
Convulsions *loss of conciousness
Fever
U/G problems
Spinal pain


 

XIV: CONCEPTION VESSEL (REN) 

Endocrine
& reproduction problems
Abdominal
distention
Sore throat
Pain in
ventral midline


 

THE 8 EXTRAORDINARY VESSELS [up]

Except for the Ren (Conception Vessel) & Du (Governing Vessel)  the 8 Extraordinary Vessels are made up of points located on other meridians.

To use these meridains the meridian is opened with the Master Point, the desired points are used and then the meridian is closed with the Coupled
Point.

 

VESSEL MASTER
POINT
COUPLED
POINT
ACCUMULATION
POINT
Ren Mai LU
7
KI
6
Yin Qiao Mai KI
6
LU
7
KI
8
Du Mai SI
3
BL
62
Yang Qiao Mai BL
62
SI
3
BL
59
Chong Mai SP
4
PC
6
Yin Wei Mai PC
6
SP
4
KI
9
Dai Mai GB
41
TH
5
Yang Wei Mai TH
5
GB
41
GB
35

 

EXTRAORDINARY VESSEL FUNCTIONAL PAIRS

 

Ren & Du store Yin & Yang
Chong & Dai circulate between Yin
& Yang body organs
Yin Wei &
Yang Wei
link Yin & Yang
Yin Qiao &
Yang Qiao
distribute energy
between Yin & Yang anatomy

 

 

 

Du Mai meets all Yang
meridians
Ren Mai meets all Yin
meridians
Chong Mai meets all 12 meridians
Dai Mai binds up all meridians
Yang Qiao meet at
medial canthus of eye ->regulate lower limbs
Yin Qiao
Yang
Wei
connects with all Yang
meridians
dominates exterior of
body
Yin
Wei
connects with all Yin
meridians
dominates interior of
body

 

The 8 Extraordinary Meridians -> control, join,store & regulate the Qi & Blood of each meridian.

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