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1 The Front Mu Points and other points of interest on the Chest and Abdomen Dr. Richard Gold July, 2012 Tel Aviv, Israel

2 6 cun lateral to the anterior midline, level with the 1st ICS. Intersection Point of the LU & SP Meridians Front MuFront Mu Point Intersection Point of the LU & SP Meridians useful for all LU Issues, especially of Excess Type - cough, wheezing, asthma LU disharmonies involving Phlegm/Heat excess arising from the middle warmer - vomiting, difficult ingestion.

3 LU 2 Yun Men: Cloud Gate 6 cun lateral to the anterior midline, below the clavicle in a depression medial to the coracoid process Similar to LU 1 but used more often as a local shoulder pointLU 1 Cough, asthma, tension in the chest.

4 SP 15 Daheng: Great Horizontal Location: 4 cun lateral to the center of the umbilicus (CV 8) lateral to rectus abdominus. Location Intersection point of the SP & Yin Wei Meridians Regulate the Qi of the Intestines constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain and distention.

5 SP 14 Fujie Abdominal Bind Location: 1.3 cun below SP 15 and 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline on the lateral side of rectus abdominus. Location Warms the middle warmer and dissipates cold for lower abdominal pain, diarrhea (from cold), abdominal pain, constipation. Resolves counterflow qi - can be used to subdue fright (i.e. panic attacks) from counterflow qi disrupting the heart and/or cough from counterflow qi disrupting the lung.

6 SP 12 Chongmen: Surging Gate Location: Superior to the lateral end of the inguinal groove lateral to the pulsating external iliac artery (joins femoral artery) level with the symphysis pubis 3.5 cun lateral to CV 2. Location Used for a variety of urinary disorders (retention, painful) due to it's functions of draining dampness, clearing heat and regulating urination. Abdominal pain, hernia, hemorrhoids by regulating qi and invigorating blood.

7 SP 17 Shidou: Food Hole Location: 6 cun lateral to the anterior midline in the 5th inter-costal space. Location Promotes smooth spleen qi (digestion), moves water stagnation - fullness of the chest and/or lateral costal region, abdominal distention perhaps with water swelling, belching, vomiting after eating, boborygmus.

8 SP 18 Tianxi: Celestial Ravine Location: 6 cun lateral to the anterior midline in the 4th inter-costal space. Location Descends qi - chest oppression, shortness of breath, cough, hiccup, running piglet disorder. Opens the chest and circulation in the breasts - breast pain, insufficient lactation.

9 Zhourong: All-Round Flourishing SP 20 Location: 6 cun lateral to the anterior midline in the 2nd inter-costal space Location Aids the descent of lung qi - cough, shortness of breath, chest oppression. Noted for difficulty in ingesting foods.

10 Dabao Great Embracement SP 21 LocationLocation: On lateral side of the chest and on the mid-axillary line in the 6th inter-costal space. (or) 6 cun below the axilla midway between the axilla and the free end of the 11th rib on mid axillary. Grand Luo-Connecting Point - connects all Luo channels Mentioned classically that when this point is deficient, all the joints are flaccid, and when excess, pain all over the body. Pain of the thoracic region. Descends lung qi - cough, chest oppression, shortness of breath.

11 ST 30 - Qi Chong Surging Qi Sea of Water & Grain Point. Intersection Point of the ST & Chongmai Meridians. Sea of Water & Grain Upper Sea of Water & Grain Point - excess or deficient conditions of the Stomach - hypogastric pain, bloating, abdominal pain.Sea of Water & Grain Regulates the Intestines - borborygmus, hernia - rectal, inguinal. Regulates genitalia - swelling and pain, impotence. Regulates menstruation - irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, uterine bleeding

12 ST 28 - Shui Dao Waterway 2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 4. Excess Cold/Damp Issues of the Lower Warmer - retention of urine, inflammations. Gynecological issues of an excess nature - dysmenorrhea, fibroids, cysts. Fertility issues in women, cold in the uterus. Expel either the placenta after birth or a still born child.

13 ST 27 - Da Ju Great Gigantic Location: 2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 5 Location Beneficial for multiple genito-urinary issues in men - impotence (erectile dysfunction), seminal emission, premature ejaculation, difficult urination Irregular menstruation Abdominal pain, bloating, hernia Fear/fright with palpitations, anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, etc.

14 ST 25 - Tian Shu Celestial Pivot Front Mu Point of the LI. All intestinal issues - constipation, diarrhea, dysentary, distention, pain, masses/accumulations of any type Front Mu Irregular menstruation, painful menstruation, fibroids/cysts, fertility issues and leukorrhea Connects the Upper and Lower Warmers (pre & post natal Qi).

15 ST 24 - Hua Rou Slippery Flesh Gate 2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 9. Epigastric pain, vomiting (rebellious qi) Similar effects as ST 23 on phlegm related shen issues - manic depression, anxiety, maniaST 23 Used with ST 23 for manic depression with stiff/thrusting tongue.ST 23

16 ST 23 - Tai Yi Supreme Unity 2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 10 Abdominal pain, epigastric pain, bloating, poor appetite, diarrhea Shen/Spirit related imbalances related to phlegm - manic depression, irritability, anxiety Used with ST 24 for manic depression with stiff/thrusting tongueST 24 R)St 23, proximity to chyle cisterna

17 ST 22 - Guan Men Pass Gate 2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 11 Abdominal pain, bloating, gurgling in the stomach/intestines (boborygmus) Diarrhea, constipation, poor appetite Edema Useful for bedwetting with HT 7 and UB 40 or LU 1 and HT 7HT 7UB 40LU 1HT 7

18 ST 21 - Liang Men Beam Gate 2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 12 Tonifies Middle Warmer, assists CV 12CV 12 Epigastric pain, accumulations of food in the abdomen and/or palpable masses, vomiting Diarrhea, poor appetite, anorexia

19 ST 20 - Cheng Man Assuming Fullness 2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 13 Abdominal pain, bloating, hiccups, gastric pain, vomiting Anorexia, poor appetite, diarrhea Shortness of breath, wheezing

20 ST 19 - Bu Rong Not Contained 2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 14 Abdominal pain, bloating, vomiting (rebellious stomach qi) Gastric pain, gall bladder issues Anorexia, poor appetite.

21 ST 15 - Wu Yi Roof 4 cun lateral to the AML in the 2nd ICS Asthma, chest oppression, fullness a/or pain in the chest Breast pain, distention, mastitis, abscess General pain, heaviness and/or itching of the whole body.

22 ST 13 - Qi Hu Qi Door 4 cun lateral to the AML at the lower border of the clavicle. Asthma, cough, wheezing, chest distention hiccups Local point - rib pain, inability to turn head, neck pain.

23 ST 12 - Que Pen Empty Basin Location: In the midpoint of the supraclavicular fossa, 4 cun lateral to the anterior midlineLocation Shoulder pain (esp. that radiates to neck) Neck/throat issues - tightness/pain Cough, counterflow qi, sore, swollen throat (rebellious lung qi) Internal branch of the ST meridian connects here directly from the Stomach, Spleen & Diaphragm Tonify middle warmer

24 ST 11 - Qi She Qi Abode Location: At the superior border of the clavicle between the sternal and clavicular heads of the sternocleidomastoideus muscleLocation Local point - sore/swollen throat - counterflow qi, cough, hiccups, reflux Neck pain - pain, inability to turn neck Main point to open the circulation of the common carotid artery Useful for conditions such as acid reflux, arteriosclerosis, hypertension, kidney cancer, bladder cancer

25 GB 24 - Ri Yue Sun and Moon Location: Directly below the nipple in the 7th ICS, 4 cun lateral to the AML Location GB Front Mu Intersection Point of the GB, SP & Yang Wei Meridians LV & GB issues, especially involving heat and stagnation - gallstones, hepatitis, jaundice LV/GB attacking the SP - nausea, vomiting, sour belching, bitter taste, acid reflu GB related emotional imbalances - fearfullness, shyness, indecisiveness, timidity, sighing The Ling Shu indicates GB 24 & UB 19 (GB Back Shu) for frequent indecisiveness.GB 24UB 19GB Back Shu

26 GB 25 - Jing Men Capital Gate On the lateral side of the abdomen on the lower border of the free end of the 12th rib KD Front Mu Local point for pain in the lumbar a/or lateral costal region especially when presenting with a KD deficiency KD Front Mu KD/SP Issues involving dampness - diarrhea (esp. watery/cold), bloating, abdominal distention Diuretic point - urinary retention, difficult urination, edema Kidney stones - assists passage Moxa to nourish Jing

27 GB 26 - Dai Mai Girdling Vessel Directly below LV 13 at the crossing point of a vertical line through the free end of the 11th rib and a horizontal line through the umbilicus (level with CV 8) on the high point of the iliac crest Intersection Point of the GB & Dai Mai Meridians Actions & Effects: GB 26, GB 27 & GB 28 are all useful points on the Dai Mai meridian which influences the GB, KD, Chong Mai, CV & GV Meridians Actions & EffectsGB 26GB 27GB 28 GB 26 is most useful for women's issues - leukorrhea from any etiology, gynecological disorders, prolapses, infertilityGB 26 Menstrual related pains, cramping, bloating a/or migraines Local point for the lower back and waist.

28 GB 27 - Wu Shu Fifth Pivot On the lateral side of the abdomen, anterior to the ASIS, 3 cun below the level of the umbilicus (lateral to CV 4) Point Associations: Intersection Point of the GB & Dai Mai Meridians useful for male issues - testicular pain a/or retraction, lower abdominal pain, shan disorder. Point Associationsshan disorder

29 LV 13 - Zhang Men Camphorwood Gate Spleen Front Mu Point Spleen Front Mu Hui Meeting of the Zang - tonify all Zang (yin) organs. Hui Meeting of the Zang Intersection point of the LV and GB meridians Assist with SP Deficient signs esp. from the LV invading the SP pain and distention of the abdomen, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea (or alternating), bloating, undigested food in the bowels

30 LV 14 - Qi Men Cycle Gate LV Front Mu Point LV Front Mu Intersection point of the LV, SP & Yin Wei Meridians. Strong effect on the middle and upper warmers - subcostal tension, chest/rib pain, LV overacting on the LU (cough, SOB) Effects LV organ, Qi/Blood stagnation - hepatitis, gallstones Emotional imbalances - anger, irritability.

31 KD 11 - Heng Gu Pubic Bone Location: 5 cun below CV 8,.5 cun lateral to CV 2. Intersection Point of the KD & Chong Mai Meridians Actions & Effects: KD 11, KD 12, KD 13, KD 14 & KD 15 all intersect the Chong Mai and are useful as local points for abdominal a/or gynecological issues. Location Actions & EffectsKD 11KD 12KD 13KD 14KD 15

32 KD 16 - Huang Shu Huang Shu.5 cun lateral to CV 8. Intersection Point of the KD & Chong Mai Meridians Cold a/or Dry effecting the lower abdomen a/or intestines - constipation, abdominal pain, 5 Types of Lin Disorders: General term for urinary disorders involving frequency, dribbling, urgency a/or painful issues. Western conditions such as kidney stones are related to this pattern Shan Disorder: TCM term which generally designates hernia disorders, but mentioned in cases of hernia, issues w/external genitalia (swelling, pain), and abdominal pain that presents with stagnation issues (constipation, incomplete a/or difficulty urinating) Right Gb27, effective for ileo-cecal valve issues

33 KD 19 - Yin Du Yin Metropolis 4 cun above CV 8,.5 cun lateral to CV 12. Intersection Point of the KD & Chong Mai Meridians

34 KD 21 - You Men Dark Gate 6 cun above CV 8,.5 cun lateral to CV 14 Intersection Point of the KD & Chong Mai Meridians Local pain and stagnation

35 KD 23 - Shen Feng Spirit Seal In the 4th ICS, 2 cun lateral to CV 17 generally useful for cough, chest tension, constricted breathing

36 KD 25 - Shen Cang Spirit Storehouse In the 2nd ICS, 2 cun lateral to CV 19 useful for cough, chest tension, constricted breathing

37 KD 27 - Shu Fu Shu Mansion In a depression on the lower border of the clavicle, 2 cun lateral to the CV line Front Mu of the back Shu Opens & relaxes the chest - asthma, constricted breathing, cough, chest tightness Tonify KD Deficiency leading to adrenal exhaustion - fatique, lowered immunity Local point for neck a/or jaw issues - pain, tension.

38 PC 1 - Tian Chi - Celestial Pool 1 cun lateral to the nipple in the 4th ICS. Precautions: No Deep Needle. Window of the Sky Point Intersection Point of the PC & GB Channels Window of the Sky Point, fullness of the chest, counterflow qi, headache, axillary sweating, blurred vision Precautions Window of the Sky Point Breast disorders, insufficient lactation.

39 CV 2 - Qu Gu Curved Bone Intersection Point of the CV & LV Meridians Generally useful for Deficiency and Cold-Type Genito- urinary issues - retention of urine, dribbling urine, frequent urination Main point for feminine discharges, "red and white" discharges (leukorrhea) along with other sexual/menstrual issues - dysmenorrhea, irregular cycles Male sexual issues such as impotence a/or seminal emission as well as any problems with the genitals (dryness, itching, dampness, pain).

40 CV 3 - Zhong Ji Central Pole Front Mu Point of the Urinary Bladder Front Mu Intersection Point of the CV, SP, LV and KD Meridians Generally useful for Excess-Type Genito-urinary disorders Urinary disorders from excess heat, stagnation a/or dampness - cystitis, dark/burning/urgent/frequent urination, retention of urine Main point for damp-heat in the genital area - genital itching w/sensation of heat, rashes, genital herpes, impotence, seminal emission Yin excess accumulations - masses below the umbilicus, cold lower abdomen Moving and cooling point for Gynecological disorders - dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, fibroids, leukorrhea, uterine bleeding, uterine prolapse.

41 CV 4 - Guan Yuan Origin Pass Front Mu Point of the Small Intestine Front Mu Intersection Point of the CV, SP, LV & KD Meridians. Generally, useful for deficiencies of Yin, Yang, Qi & Blood Main point for tonifying Prenatal Qi - exhaustion, weakness, chronic fatigue/diseases Main point for Kidney deficiencies of Qi, Jing a/or Yang - low back pain, bone disorders, early morning (5 a.m., "cock-crow") diarrhea. rectal prolapse Genito-urinary issues with Deficient a/or Cold Patterns - incontinence, clear copious urine, nocturia Main point for all menstrual disorders with Deficient, Cold a/or Stagnation Patterns - scanty menstruation, pale blood Sexual / Fertility Issues - infertility, impotence, seminal emission, amenorrhea, bleeding during pregnancy Yang collapse - chills, profuse sweating, SOB, unconsciousness An important point for the storage and development of Qi (energy), useful for deficiency conditions - weakness, shortness of breath, sexual issues.

42 CV 5 - Shi Men Stone Gate Location: 3 cun above CV 2 (pubic symphysis) Location Front Mu Point of the Triple Heater Meridian Front Mu For patterns of excess involving the lower abdomen a/or urinary tracts Mentioned classically to both cause and treat infertility Lower abdominal pain of an excess nature, genital pain/itching, hernia Diarrhea, undigested food in stools, poor appetite, abdominal pain, edema.

43 CV 6 - Qi Hai Sea of Qi Qi tonification Women's health - hernia, uterine bleeding, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation / cramps), amenorrhea, leukorrhea Men's health - impotence, seminal emission, nighttime urination, hernia Deficiencies of the lower and middle warmers - abdominal distention, bloating, edema, poor digestion, loose stools, diarrhea, fatigue Tonify ST/SP Qi Deficiencies Main point for prolapse of any type - rectum, uterus, etc. Lower abdominal and/or genital pain / swelling Stroke, loss of consciousness, weakness of the muscles and body generally. Main point for building and storing Qi (energy), useful for deficiency conditions - asthma, shortness of breath, general fatigue

44 CV 7 - Yin Jiao Yin Intersection Intersection Point of the CV, KD and Chong Meridians This point is not used very often clinically, although its connections with the Chong, CV & KD meridians make it useful for Uterine and menstrual issues Running piglet disorder (similar to panic attacks) Abdominal pain, bloating, edema, hernia, genital pain Irregular menstruation, uterine bleeding, leukorrhea

45 CV 8 - Shen Que Spirit Gate Main point for extreme collapse of Yang especially leading to cold in the intestines - warms the stomach and helps digestive disorders Diarrhea, particularly from internal deficiency Tonify body weakened from chronic illness/exhaustion Revival point from shock (esp. involving cold - hypothermia, frostbite), stroke, epilepsy Deep finger pressure to relieve abdominal pain from gas. Angle toward painful area

46 CV 9 - Shui Fen Water Divide Main point to move stagnation of water, especially in the middle warmer - edema, urinary issues, poor digestion, borborygmus, GERD, vomiting after eating Useful for tonifying the SP or KD Weight loss prescriptions: move stagnant water Good point for Moxa.

47 CV 10 - Xia Wan Lower Epigastrium indicated for issues with the lower stomach (stagnation, bloating, distention, weak digestion, diarrhea, undigested food in the stool, vomiting, borborygmus) CV 12 is indicated for issues with the middle stomachCV 12 CV 13 is indicated for the upper stomach.CV 13

48 CV 11 - Jian Li Interior Strengthening Digestive issues - bloating, poor appetite, vomiting after eating, borborygmus, anorexia Edema of the whole body

49 CV 12 - Zhong Wan Central Epigastrium Front Mu Point of the ST. Front Mu Hui Meeting Point of the Fu Hui Meeting Intersection Point of the CV, TH, SI and ST Meridians useful for middle warmer issues ST patterns arising from an excess or a deficiency, tonify deficient SP patterns (moxa useful) nearly all digestive issues - pain, bloating, reflux, vomiting, diarrhea, jaundice Hui Meeting Point - broad effect on the Fu (hollow) organs in the bodyHui Meeting Stress related digestive disorders (nervous Stomach, heartburn, diarrhea) along with various symptoms such as insomnia, anxiety, etc. particularly from worry and/or overthinking..

50 CV 13 -Shang Wan Upper epigastrium Intersection Point of the CV, SI & ST Meridians useful for upper warmer issues (vomiting, hiatal hernia, hiccups, epigastric pain), Abdominal pain a/or distention Spleen deficiency related heart and emotional issues - insomnia, anxiety, palpitations, heart pain, sensations of heat in the chest and/or body (possibly without sweating).

51 CV 14 - Ju Que Great Tower Gate Front Mu Point of the HT Front Mu Any Shen or Heart issue arising from an Excess or a Deficiency angina, pain/tightness in the Heart area Nausea, reflux, acid regurgitation, vomiting, abdominal a/or epigastric pain Shen disturbances arising from Phlegm "misting the mind" - manic depression, muddled thinking, anger outbursts, poor memory, anxiety, palpitations, panic attacks, epilepsy Descends lung qi - cough, asthma.

52 CV 15 - Jiu Wei Turtledove Tail Luo Connecting Point of the CV. Luo Connecting upper abdomen issues, chest tightness/oppression, cardiac area pain Heart / Shen related psychological issues - epilepsy, palpitations, mania Digestive issues such as nausea, reflux upper chest issues such as sore throat, wheezing.

53 CV 16 - Zhong Ting Center Palace Location: Level with the 5th ICS, where the right and left ribs meet on the lower border of the sternum at the junction of the sternum and xiphoid process Location Local point for chest and intercostal distention and pain Hiccups, nausea, anorexia, difficulty ingesting

54 CV 17 - Dan Zhong Chest Center Location: Level with the 4th ICS, midway between the nipples Location Front Mu Point for the PCFront Mu Hui Meeting Point of the QiHui Meeting Sea of Qi PointSea of Qi Main point for tonification of the upper warmer Tonify and move the Qi of the body Chronic lung issues - cough, asthma, SOB, diaphragmatic pain Breast issues - insufficient lactation, mastitis Chest/Throat issues (rattling in throat w/asthma, difficulty swallowing, palpitations) counterflow Qi problems - guides the Qi downwards

55 CV 21 - Xuan Ji Jade Pivot Local point for chest issues - pain, cough, asthma, wheezing Resolve food stagnation in the stomach (often with ST 36), difficulty ingestingST 36

56 CV 22 - Tian Tu Celestial Chimney Intersection Point of the CV & Yinwei Meridians All throat/vocal cord disorders - sore/dry throat, hoarseness, swallowing issues, speech issues such as loss of voice, cracked voice Window of the Sky Point - useful for aphasiaWindow of the Sky Upper chest Qi/Stagnation issues - asthma, wheezing, pain in the upper chest, tightness, oppression

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