Equine Points

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


MERIDIAN


EQUINE


Point Description


Point Chart

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

 

 

I E: LUNG MERIDIAN…  EQUINE
[up]

 

LU 1 Located in the first intercostal space, medial to the humerus, over the m.
pectoralis descendens, directly medial to the cephalic vein. ALARM POINT of the
Lung.
LU 7 On the craniomedial edge of the radius, immediately proximal to the medial
styloid process. 1.5 cun proximal to the transverse crease of the carpal joint. Caudal to
the extensor carpi radialis and cranial to the m. abductor pollicus longus. MASTER
POINT of head/neck/lungs.
LU 11 Located proximal to the coronary band, on the caudomedial aspect of the
forelimb, just cranial to the medial collateral cartilage. TING POINT.Well Point.

 

 

II E: LARGE INTESTINE MERIDIAN…  EQUINE
[up]

 

LI 1 Proximal to the coronary band, on the craniomedial
aspect of the forelimb. TING POINT.Well Point.
LI 4 On the medial side of the foreleg, distal to the base
of the second metacarpal bone, between the second and third metacarpal bones.(Under the
head of the medial splint bone) MASTER POINT of face/mouth.
Source Point.
LI 5 In a large depression on the (medial) radial side of
the carpus between the second and third carpal bones.River Point.
LI 6 Three cun proximal to LI 5 between the extensor carpi
radialis and common digital extensor.
LI 7 Two cun proximal to LI 6, on the lateral surface of
the forelimb in the groove between the common digital extensor and extensor carpi
radialis. MASTER POINT of head/neck/lungs.
LI 10 At the junction of the proximal and middle third of
the lateral surface of the radius. In the muscular groove between the extensor carpi
radialis and the common digital extensor. Two cun below LI 11.
LI 11 In a depression cranial to the elbow when flexed, in
the transverse cubital crease. One cun cranial to the humeral condylar crest. Sea
Point.
LI 16 In a depression on the cranial border of the scapula,
two thirds of the way between TH 15 and the point of the shoulder. At the intersection of
the cranial margin of the suprascapular muscle and the caudal margin of the
brachiocephalicus muscle, cranioventral to the first thoracic vertebra. (The
brachiocephalicus comprises the cleidomastoideus and the cleidobrachialis muscles.)
LI 17 Craniodorsal to LI 16 on the dorsal border of the
sternocleidomastoid muscle at the level of C 6.
LI 18 Dorsal to the jugular vein, on the cranial border of
the mandible when the head is extended.
LI 20 Caudal to the nares on the lateral side of the
caninus muscle. Half way round the nares, behind the cartilage. On the opposite of the
face from the rest of the meridian.

 

 

IVAS POINT OUTLINE..Equine Lung/Large Intestine (Metal)[up]

 

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III E: STOMACH MERIDIAN…  EQUINE  [up]

 

 

ST 1 At the intersection of the medial and middle one third of the lower
eyelid.
ST 2 Ventral to the medial canthus of the eye, at the bifurcation of the
jugular vein.
ST 10 Between the sternocephalicus muscle and the ventral aspect of the
brachiocephalic muscle, one hand dorsocranial to the point of the shoulder.
ST 25 Located 1.5 cun lateral to the umbilicus. Alarm Point for Large Intestine.
ST 36 One finger width lateral to the tibial crest, on the craniolateral side of
the tibia, over the cranial tibialis muscle. Sea Point.
ST 45 Proximal to the coronary band, on the cranial midline of the hindlimb. Well
Point. TING POINT.

 

 

IV E: SPLEEN MERIDIAN…EQUINE [up]

 

 

SP 1 Proximal to the coronary band, on the caudomedial aspect of the
hindlimb, just cranial to the medial collateral cartilage. Well Point. TING
POINT.
SP 6 Located 3 cun proximal to the proximal tip of the medial
malleolus, caudal to the tibial border, cranial to the large lateral head of the deep
(long) digital flexor muscle, medial to GB 39. MASTER POINT of
caudal abdomen/urogenital system.
SP 9 In a depression on the distal border of the medial condyle of the
tibia, over the lateral head of the deep digital flexor muscle and the saphenous vein. Sea
Point.
SP 10 Located 2 cun proximal to the patella, in the depression in the
belly of the vastus medialis muscle. Flexing the stifle aids in locating this point.
SP 20 In the 4th intercostal space, 2 cun ventral to the level of the
scapulohumeral junction, under the triceps muscle.
SP 21 At the 10th intercostal space at the level of the scapulohumeral
junction.

 

 

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

 

 

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V E: HEART MERIDIAN… EQUINE   [up]

 

 

HT 1 In the center of the axilla, medial to the axillary artery,
between the lateral surface of the trunk and the medial surface of the forelimb, over the
pectoralis ascendens muscle.
HT 7 On the caudal aspect of the radius, proximal to the accessory
carpal bone at the insertion of the flexor carpi ulnaris at the level of the carpus. Stream
Point.
HT 9 Proximal to the coronary band, on the caudo lateral aspect of the
forelimb, just cranial to the collateral cartilage. Well Point. TING
POINT.

 

 

VI E: SMALL INTESTINE MERIDIAN… EQUINE   [up]

 

 

SI 1 Proximal to the coronary band, on the craniolateral aspect of the
forelimb. Well Point. TING POINT.
SI 9 In the fossa caudal to the humerus on the caudal border of the
deltoids and between the long and lateral heads of the triceps brachii.
SI 16 Between the second and third cervical vertebrae, on the dorsal
border of the brachiocephalicus muscle.
SI 19 Dorsal to the temperomandibular jointand ventral to the
intertragic notch. In the indentation of the rostromedial corner of the ear base.

 

 

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

 

 

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VII E: BLADDER MERIDIAN…EQUINE  [up]

 

 

BL 1   At the medial canthus of the eye, in the indentation dorsal to the base of
the nictitating membrane.
BL10   Caudal to the ear, in a depression caudal to the wings of the atlas, 2 cun
ventral to the mane, between the splenius and brachiocephalicus muscles.
BL 11 T2/3 Three cun lateral to the dorsal midline, between the second and third
thoracic vertebrae. Cranial to the withers, over te cervical portion of the trapezius
muscle. INFLUENTIAL POINT of Bone.
BL 12 T4/5 One cun lateral to the spinous process between the fourth and fifth
thoracic vertebrae at the highest point of the withers. Start of outer meridian. Outer
meridian BL 41. INFLUENTIAL POINT of Wind/Trachea.
BL 13 IC 8 Three cun lateral to the dorsal midline, at the caudal edge of the
scapular cartilage in the eighth intercostal space in the iliocostal muscle groove.
Outer  meridian BL 42. Lung Shu Point.
BL 14 IC 9 Three cun lateral to the dorsal midline, in the ninth intercostal space in
the iliocostal muscle groove. Outer meridian BL 43.  Pericardium Shu Point.
BL 15 IC 10 Three cun lateral to the dorsal midline, in the tenth intercostal space in
the iliocostal muscle groove. Outer meridian BL 44. Heart Shu Point.
BL 16 IC 11 Three cun lateral to the dorsal midline, in the eleventh intercostal space
in the iliocostal muscle groove. Outer meridian BL 45. Governing Vessel Shu Point.
BL 17 IC 12 Three cun lateral to the dorsal midline, in the twelfth intercostal space
in the iliocostal muscle groove. Outer meridian BL 46. Diaphragm Shu Point.
INFLUENTIAL POINT of Blood/Diaphragm.
BL 18 IC 13&14 Two points, each three cun lateral to the dorsal midline, in the
thirteenth and fourteenth intercostal spaces in the iliocostal muscle groove. Outer
meridian BL 47. Liver Shu Point.
BL 19 IC 15 Three cun lateral to the dorsal midline, in the fifteenth intercostal
space in the iliocostal muscle groove. Outer meridian BL 48. Gallbladder Shu Point.
BL 20 IC 17 The 16th IC space is skipped. Three cun lateral to the dorsal midline, in
the seventeenth (last) intercostal space in the iliocostal muscle groove. Outer meridian BL
49. Spleen Shu Point.
BL 21 T/L Caudal to the last rib (T18) at the thoraco lumbar junction, three cun
lateral to the dorsal midline. Outer meridian BL 50. Stomach Shu Point.

BL 22

L 1/2 Three cun lateral to the dorsal midline, between the spinous processes of
the first and second lumbar vertebrae. Outer meridian BL 51. Triple
Heater Shu Point.
BL 23 L2/3 Three cun lateral to the dorsal midline, between the spinous processes of
the second  and third lumbar vertebrae, directly dorsal to the caudal aspect of the
last rib. Outer meridian BL 52.  Kidney Shu Point.
BL 24 L4/5 Three cun lateral to the dorsal midline, between the spinous processes of
the fourth and fifth lumbar vertebrae.
BL 25 L5/6 Three cun lateral to the dorsal midline, between the spinous processes of
the fifth and sixth lumbar vertebrae, at the cranial edge of the wings of the ilium.
BL 26 L6/S1 Three cun lateral to the dorsal midline, between the spinous processes of
the sixth lumbar and first sacral vertebrae.
Bl 27 S1/2 Three cun lateral to the dorsal midline, between the first and second
sacral vertebrae. Small Intestine Shu Point.
Bl 28   Three cun lateral to the dorsal midline, between the second and third
sacral vertebrae. Bladder Shu Point.
BL 36   In the muscular groove between the biceps femoris and semitendinosus
muscles. Two cun dorsal to the tuber ischii.
BL 37   In the muscular groove between the biceps femoris and semitendinosus
muscles, at the level of the tuber ischii.
BL 39   In a depression at the end of the groove between the biceps femoris and
semitendinosus muscles.
BL 40   Midpoint in the transverse crease of the popliteal fossa, between the
biceps femoris and semitendinosus muscles.Sea Point. MASTER POINT
of caudal back/hips
BL 54   Midway on a line connecting Baihui (L/S midline) and the graeter
trochanter of the hip.
BL 60   Located between the lateral malleolus of the tibia and the tuber calcus at
the level of the proximal tip of the lateral malleolus.
BL 67   Proximal to the coronary band, on the caudolateral aspect of the hindlimb,
just cranial to the lateral collateral cartilage. Well Point. TING POINT.

 

 

VIII E: KIDNEY MERIDIAN … EQUINE [up]

 

 

KI 1 In a depression between the bulbs of the heel of the hind limb. Well
Point. TING POINT.
KI 3 In a depression between the medial malleolus and the tendocalcaneous, at
the level of the proximal tip of the medial malleolus. Directly opposite BL 60 which is on
the lateral side. Stream Point.
KI 27 Between the sternum and the first rib, over the descending pectoral
muscle.

 

 

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

 

 


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IX E: PERICARDIUM MERIDIAN… EQUINE  [up]

 

 

PC 1 Between the 5th intercostal space and the medial aspect of the
elbow, over the ascending pectoral muscle.
PC 6 On the medial side of the forelimb, directly cranial to the
chestnut. MASTER POINT chest/cranial abdomen.
PC 9 In the center depression between the bulbs of the heel on the
forelimb. Well Point.TING POINT.

 

 

X E: TRIPLE HEATER MERIDIAN… EQUINE  [up]

 

 

TH 1 Proximal to the coronary band, on the cranial midline on the
forelimb. Well Point. TING POINT.
TH 14 Caudoventral to the neck of the scapula and caudodorsal to the
greater tubercle of the humerus at the caudal margin of the shoulder joint, over the
deltoideus muscle. (opposite LI 15)
TH 15 In the depression over the dorsal edge of the scapula at its
junction with the scapular cartilage, dorsal to the 3rd intercostal space. It lies over
the cervical part of the trapezius muscle.
TH 16 Caudoventral to the mastoid process, between the 1st and 2nd
cervical vertebrae, over the caudal border of the brachiocephalicus muscle muscle and
cranial to SI 16.
TH 23 On the external rim of the orbit, at the end of the eyebrow.

 

 

IVAS POINT OUTLINE..Equine Pericardium/Triple Heater(Fire)[up]

 

 

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XI E: GALLBLADDER MERIDIAN…EQUINE  [up]

 

 

GB 1 On the transverse facial vein about 1 cun cuadoventral to the
lateral canthus of the eye.
GB 20 In a depression caudal to the occipital condyle, cranial to the
wings of the atlas.
GB 21 Halfway cranioventrally on the cranial edge of the scapula,
between the 7th cervical and 1st thoracic vertebrae.
GB 24 In the 14th intercostal space, just caudodorsal to LIV 14. ALARM
POINT of Gallbladder.
GB 25 Midway between the caudal border of the costochondral junction of
the 18th rib and the lumbar muscles. ALARM POINT of Kidney.
GB 29 In a depression half way between the wings of the ilium and the
greater trochanter of the femur.
GB 30 In a depression caudoventral to the greater trochanter of the
femur.
GB 34 In the interosseus space between the tibia and fibula, between
the long and lateral digital extensor, craniodistal to the head of the fibula. INFLUENTIAL
POINT of Tendons. Sea Point.
GB 44 Proximal to the coronary band, on the craniolateral aspect of the
hindlimb. Well Point. TING POINT.

 

 

XII E: LIVER MERIDIAN… EQUINE  [up]

 

 


LIV 1

Proximal to the coronary band, on the craniomedial aspect of the
hindlimb. Well Point. TING POINT.
LIV 4 Over a depression in the Saphenous vein, medial to the cunean
tendon. River Point.
LIV 13 Located at the distal (ventral) end of the 17th rib. ALARM
POINT of Spleen. INFLUENTIAL POINT of Yin (Zang) Organs.
LIV 14 Locvated in the 13th intercostal space at the level of the elbow,
between the external abdominal oblique muscle and the internal and external intercostal
muscles. ALARM POINT of Liver.

 

 

 

IVAS POINT OUTLINE…Equine Gallbladder/Liver  (Wood) [up]

 

ACU_GBLIV_EQUINE.jpg (184807 bytes)

 

XIII E: GOVERNING VESSEL MERIDIAN…EQUINE [up]

 

 

GV 1 In a depression between the anus and the ventral tail base.
Baihui In the lumbosacral space.
GV 4 Between the 2nd and 3rd lumbar vertebrae, dorsal to Bl 23.
GV 14 In a depression on the dorsal midline between the 7th cervical and and 1st
thoracic vertebrae.
GV 20 At the highesty point of the poll, rostral to the occipital crest.
GV 26 At the center of the upper lip, midway between the ventral limit of the
nostrils.

 

 

XIV E: CONCEPTION VESSEL MERIDIAN…EQUINE [up]

 

 

CV 3 Located 4 cun caudal to the umbilicius on the ventral midline. ALARM
POINT of Bladder.
CV 4 Located 3 cun caudal to the umbilicus on the ventral midline. ALARM
POINT of Small Intestine.
CV 5 On the vental midline, halfway between the pubic symphysis and the
umbilicus. ALARM POINT of Triple Heater.
CV 12 On the ventral midline, halfway between the xiphoid and the umbilicus.
ALARM POINT of Stomach.
CV 14 On the ventral midline at about the level of the xiphoid. ALARM
POINT of Heart.
CV 17 Along the ventral midline, at the level of the caudal border of the elbow. ALARM POINT of Pericardium.

 

 

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

 

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