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Definitions

Finger

Pain and dysfunction in the fingers

Internal Tubercle – Urticaria/Allergy Pt.

Expels Wind, Stops Itch

Wrist

Pain and dysfunction in the wrist

Elbow

Pain and dysfunction in the elbow

Shoulder

Pain and dysfunction in the shoulder

Clavicle

Pain and dysfunction in the clavicular area; Peripheral arthritis of the shoulder; Takayashu’s Disease

Sacral Vertebrae

Pain and dysfunction in the sacrum; Strengthens the spine; Nourishes Marrow – supports immunity

Thoracic Vertebrae

Pain and dysfunction in the thoracic region; Strengthens the spine; Nourishes Marrow – supports immunity

Cervical Vertebrae

Pain and dysfunction in the cervical region; Strengthens the spine; Nourishes Marrow – supports immunity

Abdomen

Abdominal disorders; OBGYN disorders; Low Lumbar pain

Chest

Pain and dysfunction in the chest; Stuffiness in the chest

Neck

Pain and dysfunction in the neck; Strained/wry neck

Toe

Pain and dysfunction in the toe

Heel

Pain and dysfunction in the heel

Ankle

Pain and dysfunction in the ankle; ankle sprain

Knee

Pain and dysfunction in the knee; Knee sprain/arthritis

Hip

Pain and dysfunction in the hip

End of the Inferior Anti-Helix Crus – Sympathetic

Nourishes the Yin/Yang; Anti-Spasmodic; Analgesic; Indications: Spontaneous sweating; Night sweats; Palpitations; Pain of the Internal Organs; Functional disorders of the ANS

Ischium - Sciatic Nerve

Sciatica

Buttocks

Pain and dysfunction in the buttocks

Anterior Tragic Notch – Eye 1

Clears the LV; Brightens Vision; Indications: Glaucoma; Pseudomyopia

Posterior Tragic Notch – Eye 2

Clears LV Fire; Brightens Vision; Indications: Eye Inflammation; Pseudomyopia (simulating myopia due to spasm of the ciliary muscle)

Inferior Tragic Notch – Elevating Blood Pressure Pt.

Reinforces Qi; Elevates Yang; Indication: Hypotension

Tongue

Clears HT Fire; Indication: Glossitis

Jaw

Pain and dysfunction in the jaw area – toothache, submandibular arthritis

Anterior Section 4 of the Ear Lobe – Neurasthenia

Improves communication between Water & Fire; Tranquilizes the HT; Calms the Mind; Indications: Toothache, Neurasthenia

Eye

Brightens Vision; Indications: Acute Conjunctivitis; Electric Opthalmia; Myopia

Internal Ear

Relieves Vertigo; Improves Hearing. Indications: Tinnitus; Impaired Hearing; Auditory Hearing

Tonsil

Relieves Throat Problems. Indications: Acute Tonsilitis

Helix 6

Clears Wind-Heat

Helix 5

Clears Wind-Heat

Shen Men

Sedation; Calms the Mind; Alleviates Pain; Clears Heat

Superior Triangle – Lowering Blood Pressure Pt.

Pacifies the LV; Dispels Wind. Indication: Hypertension

Triangular Depression – Tian Kui, Uterus, Seminal Palace

Supports Yang; Nourishes Essence; Balances Yin/Yang; Regulates Menses; Harmonizes Blood. Indications: Gynecological disorders; Impotence; Infertility

Mouth

Clears HT Fire; Dispels Wind. Indications: HT Fire – Canker Sore; Facial Paralysis; Stomatitis

Esophagus

Regulates function of the Diaphragm; Harmonizes the ST. Indications: Dysphagia; Esophagitis

Cardiac Orifice

Hiatal Hernia; Esophageal Reflux. Indications: Appendicitis; Diarrhea

Stomach

Harmonizes the ST; Replenishes the SP; Reinforces the Middle Jiao; Calms the Mind. Indications: Insomnia; Gastritis; Gastroduodenal Ulcers

Duodenum

Warms the Middle Jiao; Harmonizes the ST. Indications: Duodenal Ulcer; Pylorospasm

Small Intestine

Nourishes the HT; Produces Blood; Reinforces the SP; Harmonizes the Middle Jiao. Indications: Indigestion; Palpitations

Appendix

Clears Lower Jiao Damp Heat. Indications: Appendicitis; Diarrhea

Large Intestine

Replenishes LU Qi; Clears the Lower Jiao. Indications: Diarrhea; Constipation

Angle of the Cymba Concha

Clears the Lower Jiao; Removes Obstruction from the Lower Jiao. Indications: Prostatitis

Urinary Bladder

Replenishes the Lower Jiao; Replenishes Lower Sap. Indications: Lumbar Pain; Sciatica; Cystitis; Enuresis; Retention of Urine

Ureter

Stones/Colic Pain of the Ureter

Kidney

Reinforces the KD; Promotes Hearing; Strengthens Bone; Nourishes Marrow. Indications: Nephritis; Lumbago; Tinnitus; Spermatorrhea; Impotence; Dipalcusis (difference in hearing between the 2 ears so that 1 sound is heard as 2).

Gallbladder

Replenishes the GB; Tonifies the ST; Courses LV Qi & LV Wind. Indications: Migraines; Bile Duct disorders; Pancreatitis

Liver

Promotes Qi & Blood Circulation to Relax Muscles & Tendons; Clears the LV; Brightens Vision. Indications: LV Qi Stagnation; Eye Disorders; Lateral-Lower Abdominal disorders

Middle of the Cymba Concha – Periphery/Umbilicus

Regulates the Middle Jiao; Harmonizes the SP. Indications: Mumps; Biliary Ascariasis; Fever; Abdominal Distension; Impaired Hearing

Spleen

Digests Food; Tonifies SP Qi; Produces Ying-Xue; Nourishes Muscles. Indications: Abdominal Distension; Stomatitis; Functional Uterine Bleeding

Lung

Promotes Qi & Blood Circulation; Promotes Urination (Diuresis); Nourishes Skin/Hair; Clears Heat. Indications: Cough, Asthma, Skin disorders; Voice Hoarseness; Anesthesia

Heart

Tranquilizes the HT; Eases the Mind; Regulates Ying-Xue; Alleviates Pain & Itch. Indications: Insomnia; Palpitations; Hysteria; Night Sweating; Angina Pectoris

Trachea

Stops Cough; Dispels Phlegm. Indications: Cough; Asthma

San Jiao

Removes Obstruction from the Water Passages; Clears Heat; Stops Itch

Inter-Tragus – Endocrine

Courses LV Qi; Regulates Menses; Activates Blood Circulation; Expels Pathogenic Wind. Indications: Skin Disorders; Irregular Menses; Impotence; Climacteric Syndrome (Menopause)

Urethra

Enuresis; Retention of Urine; Frequent/Painful UTI

Lower Portion of the Rectum

Tenesmus; Constipation; Anal Prolapse; External or Internal Hemorrhoid

Middle Ear – Diaphragm

Descends Rebellious ST Qi; Expels Wind; Regulates the function of the Diaphragm. Indications: Hiccups; Jaundice; GI and Skin Disorders

Superior Tragus – Ear

Nourishes KD Water; Subdues LV Yang. Indications: Ear Disorders; Dizziness/Vertigo

External Genitalia

Indications: Impotence; Inflammation of the External Genitalia; Eczema of the Perineum

Anterior Ear Apex – Hemorrhoidal Nucleus

Indications: Internal/External Hemorrhoids

Ear Apex

Clears Wind-Heat; Antispasmodic & Analgesic; Pacifies LV; Clears Vision. Indications: Fever, High Blood Pressure; Eye Inflammation

LV Yang

LV Qi Excess or LV Yang Preponderance. Indications: Migraines; High Blood Pressure

Helix 1

Clears Wind-Heat; Alleviates Pain; Pacifies LV; Removes Wind. Indications: Fever; Tonsillitis; High Blood Pressure; Wind-Bi Syndrome

Helix 2

Clears Wind-Heat; Alleviates Pain; Pacifies LV; Removes Wind. Indications: Fever; Tonsillitis; High Blood Pressure; Wind-Bi Syndrome

Helix 3

Clears Wind-Heat; Alleviates Pain; Pacifies LV; Removes Wind. Indications: Fever; Tonsillitis; High Blood Pressure; Wind-Bi Syndrome

Helix 4

Clears Wind-Heat; Alleviates Pain; Pacifies LV; Removes Wind. Indications: Fever; Tonsillitis; High Blood Pressure; Wind-Bi Syndrome

Supratragic Notch – Tragic Apex

Clears Heat; Alleviates Pain

Lower Tragic Apex – Adrenal

Clears Heat; Alleviates Pain; Antispasmodic; Expels Wind

Nose – External Nose

Removes Obstruction from the Meridians in the Nose Region. Indications: Brandy Nose; Nose Furuncles; Nose Problems

Pharynx-Larynx

Clarifies Obstructions of the Pharynx and Larynx. Indications: Pharyngitis; Laryngitis; Tonsillitis

Internal Nose

Removes Nose Obstructions. Indications: Allergic Rhinitis; Nose disorders

Anti-Tragic Apex – Soothing Asthma or Parotid

Strengthens the LU; Stops Asthma; Clears Heat; Anti-Toxic; Antispasmodic; Expels Wind. Indications: Asthma; Bronchitis; Parotitis; Itchy Skin

Central Rim or Middle Border – Brain

Replenishes Brain; Eases the Mind. Indications: Oligophrenia (incomplete development of intelligence); Enuresis

Occiput – Tai Yang

Sedation & Analgesia; Eases the Mind; Removes Wind. Indications: Dizziness; Tai Yang Headache; Insomnia

Temporal – Shao Yang

Sedation & Analgesia. Indications: Shao Yang Headache

Forehead – Yang Ming

Sedation & Analgesia. Indications: Yang Ming Headache

Brain for Pain – Subcortex

Reinforces Marrow; Replenishes Brain; Alleviates Pain; Calms the Mind. Indications: Oligophrenia; Dream-Disturbed Sleep; KD Yin Xu Tinnitus

Upper Auricular Root – Middle Status Spinal Cord

Relieves Pain & Asthma. Indications: Headache; Abdominal Pain; Asthma

Groove of the Inferior Helix Crus – Groove for Lowering Blood Pressure

Pacifies LV; Descends LV Qi; Relieves Skin Disorders. Indications: High Blood Pressure, Skin Disorders

Root of the Auricular Vagus Nerve

Opens the Orifices; Relieves Pain; Eases Zang Fu Organs. Indications: Headache; Nasal Obstruction; Ascariasis of the Bile Duct

Lower Auricular Root – Spinal Cord

Relieves Pain & Asthma. Indications: Headache; Abdominal Pain; Asthma

Spleen (back)

Tonifies SP; Harmonizes the ST; Produces Ying-Xue; Nourishes Muscle. Indications: Abdominal Distension; Indigestion; Diarrea

Liver (back)

Removes LV Qi Excess; Harmonizes the ST; Nourishes Tendons; Activates Xue Circulation. Indications: Chest & Hypochondriac Distension/Fullness; Acute Appendicitis; Sore & Aching Lumbus

Heart (back)

Clears HT Fire; Tranquilizes the HT; Eases the Mind; Alleviates Pain. Indications: Furuncles (boils); Dream-Disturbed Sleep; High Blood Pressure; Headache

Lung (back)

Reinforces LU; Soothes Asthma; Clears Heat; Alleviates Skin/Hair Problems.

Kidney (back)

Nourish KD Water; Improve Hearing; Strengthen Bone; Fill Marrow. Indications: Headache; Insomnia; Dizziness/Vertigo; Irregular Menses

 

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