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1 The Front Mu Points and other points of interest on the Chest and Abdomen Dr. Richard GoldJuly, 2012Tel Aviv, Israel
2 LU 1 Zhong Fu Central Treasury 6 cun lateral to the anterior midline, level with the 1st ICS.Intersection Point of the LU & SP MeridiansFront Mu PointIntersection Point of the LU & SP Meridians useful for all LU Issues, especially of Excess Type - cough, wheezing, asthmaLU disharmonies involving Phlegm/Heat excess arising from the middle warmer - vomiting, difficult ingestion.
3 LU 2 Yun Men: Cloud Gate6 cun lateral to the anterior midline, below the clavicle in a depression medial to the coracoid processSimilar to LU 1 but used more often as a local shoulder pointCough, 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.Intersection point of the SP & Yin Wei MeridiansRegulate the Qi of the Intestinesconstipation, 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.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.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 HoleLocation: 6 cun lateral to the anterior midline in the 5th inter-costal space.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.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 spaceAids the descent of lung qi - cough, shortness of breath, chest oppression. Noted for difficulty in ingesting foods.
10 Dabao Great Embracement SP 21 Location: 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 channelsMentioned 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 QiSea of Water & Grain Point. Intersection Point of the ST & Chongmai Meridians.Upper Sea of Water & Grain Point - excess or deficient conditions of the Stomach - hypogastric pain, bloating, abdominal pain.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 5Beneficial for multiple genito-urinary issues in men - impotence (erectile dysfunction), seminal emission, premature ejaculation, difficult urinationIrregular menstruationAbdominal pain, bloating, herniaFear/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 typeIrregular menstruation, painful menstruation, fibroids/cysts, fertility issues and leukorrheaConnects 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, maniaUsed with ST 23 for manic depression with stiff/thrusting tongue.
16 ST 23 - Tai Yi Supreme Unity 2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 10Abdominal pain, epigastric pain, bloating, poor appetite, diarrheaShen/Spirit related imbalances related to phlegm - manic depression, irritability, anxietyUsed with ST 24 for manic depression with stiff/thrusting tongueR)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 appetiteEdemaUseful for bedwetting with HT 7 and UB 40 or LU 1 and HT 7
18 ST 21 - Liang Men Beam Gate 2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 12 Tonifies Middle Warmer, assists CV 12Epigastric 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 13Abdominal pain, bloating, hiccups, gastric pain, vomitingAnorexia, poor appetite, diarrheaShortness of breath, wheezing
20 ST 19 - Bu Rong Not Contained 2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 14Abdominal pain, bloating, vomiting (rebellious stomach qi)Gastric pain, gall bladder issuesAnorexia, poor appetite.
21 ST 15 - Wu Yi Roof4 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 Door4 cun lateral to the AML at the lower border of the clavicle. Asthma, cough, wheezing, chest distention hiccupsLocal 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 midlineShoulder pain (esp. that radiates to neck)Neck/throat issues - tightness/painCough, counterflow qi, sore, swollen throat (rebellious lung qi)Internal branch of the ST meridian connects here directly from the Stomach, Spleen & DiaphragmTonify 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 muscleLocal point - sore/swollen throat - counterflow qi, cough, hiccups, refluxNeck pain - pain, inability to turn neckMain point to open the circulation of the common carotid arteryUseful for conditions such as acid reflux, arteriosclerosis, hypertension, kidney cancer, bladder cancer
25 GB 24 - Ri Yue Sun and MoonLocation: Directly below the nipple in the 7th ICS, 4 cun lateral to the AMLGB Front MuIntersection Point of the GB, SP & Yang Wei MeridiansLV & GB issues, especially involving heat and stagnation - gallstones, hepatitis, jaundiceLV/GB attacking the SP - nausea, vomiting, sour belching, bitter taste, acid refluGB related emotional imbalances - fearfullness, shyness, indecisiveness, timidity, sighingThe Ling Shu indicates GB 24 & UB 19 (GB Back Shu) for frequent indecisiveness.
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 ribKD Front Mu Local point for pain in the lumbar a/or lateral costal region especially when presenting with a KD deficiencyKD/SP Issues involving dampness - diarrhea (esp. watery/cold), bloating, abdominal distentionDiuretic point - urinary retention, difficult urination, edemaKidney stones - assists passageMoxa 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 crestIntersection 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 MeridiansGB 26 is most useful for women's issues - leukorrhea from any etiology, gynecological disorders, prolapses, infertilityMenstrual related pains, cramping, bloating a/or migrainesLocal point for the lower back and waist.
28 GB 27 - Wu Shu Fifth PivotOn 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.
29 LV 13 - Zhang Men Camphorwood Gate Spleen Front Mu PointHui Meeting of the Zang - tonify all Zang (yin) organs.Intersection point of the LV and GB meridians Assist with SP Deficient signs esp. from the LV invading the SPpain 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 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, gallstonesEmotional imbalances - anger, irritability.
31 KD 11 - Heng Gu Pubic BoneLocation: 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.
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 MeridiansLocal pain and stagnation
35 KD 23 - Shen Feng Spirit Seal In the 4th ICS, 2 cun lateral to CV 17generally useful for cough, chest tension, constricted breathing
36 KD 25 - Shen Cang Spirit Storehouse In the 2nd ICS, 2 cun lateral to CV 19useful for cough, chest tension, constricted breathing
37 KD 27 - Shu Fu Shu MansionIn a depression on the lower border of the clavicle, 2 cun lateral to the CV lineFront Mu of the back ShuOpens & relaxes the chest - asthma, constricted breathing, cough, chest tightnessTonify KD Deficiency leading to adrenal exhaustion - fatique, lowered immunityLocal 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 visionBreast 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 urinationMain point for feminine discharges, "red and white" discharges (leukorrhea) along with other sexual/menstrual issues - dysmenorrhea, irregular cyclesMale 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 BladderIntersection 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 urineMain point for damp-heat in the genital area - genital itching w/sensation of heat, rashes, genital herpes, impotence, seminal emissionYin excess accumulations - masses below the umbilicus, cold lower abdomenMoving 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 IntestineIntersection Point of the CV, SP, LV & KD Meridians. Generally, useful for deficiencies of Yin, Yang, Qi & BloodMain point for tonifying Prenatal Qi - exhaustion, weakness, chronic fatigue/diseasesMain point for Kidney deficiencies of Qi, Jing a/or Yang - low back pain, bone disorders, early morning (5 a.m., "cock-crow") diarrhea. rectal prolapseGenito-urinary issues with Deficient a/or Cold Patterns - incontinence, clear copious urine, nocturiaMain point for all menstrual disorders with Deficient, Cold a/or Stagnation Patterns - scanty menstruation, pale bloodSexual / Fertility Issues - infertility, impotence, seminal emission, amenorrhea, bleeding during pregnancyYang collapse - chills, profuse sweating, SOB, unconsciousnessAn 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) Front Mu Point of the Triple Heater MeridianFor patterns of excess involving the lower abdomen a/or urinary tractsMentioned classically to both cause and treat infertilityLower abdominal pain of an excess nature, genital pain/itching, herniaDiarrhea, 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, leukorrheaMen's health - impotence, seminal emission, nighttime urination, herniaDeficiencies of the lower and middle warmers - abdominal distention, bloating, edema, poor digestion, loose stools, diarrhea, fatigueTonify ST/SP Qi DeficienciesMain point for prolapse of any type - rectum, uterus, etc. Lower abdominal and/or genital pain / swellingStroke, 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 issuesRunning piglet disorder (similar to panic attacks) Abdominal pain, bloating, edema, hernia, genital painIrregular 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 disordersDiarrhea, particularly from internal deficiencyTonify body weakened from chronic illness/exhaustionRevival point from shock (esp. involving cold - hypothermia, frostbite), stroke, epilepsyDeep 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 eatingUseful for tonifying the SP or KDWeight loss prescriptions: move stagnant waterGood 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 13 is indicated for the upper stomach.
48 CV 11 - Jian Li Interior Strengthening Digestive issues - bloating, poor appetite, vomiting after eating, borborygmus, anorexiaEdema of the whole body
49 CV 12 - Zhong Wan Central Epigastrium Front Mu Point of the ST.Hui Meeting Point of the FuIntersection Point of the CV, TH, SI and ST Meridiansuseful for middle warmer issuesST patterns arising from an excess or a deficiency, tonify deficient SP patterns (moxa useful)nearly all digestive issues - pain, bloating, reflux, vomiting, diarrhea, jaundiceHui Meeting Point - broad effect on the Fu (hollow) organs in the bodyStress 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 Meridiansuseful for upper warmer issues (vomiting, hiatal hernia, hiccups, epigastric pain), Abdominal pain a/or distentionSpleen 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 HTAny Shen or Heart issue arising from an Excess or a Deficiencyangina, pain/tightness in the Heart areaNausea, reflux, acid regurgitation, vomiting, abdominal a/or epigastric painShen disturbances arising from Phlegm "misting the mind" - manic depression, muddled thinking, anger outbursts, poor memory, anxiety, palpitations, panic attacks, epilepsyDescends lung qi - cough, asthma.
52 CV 15 - Jiu Wei Turtledove Tail Luo Connecting Point of the CV.upper abdomen issues, chest tightness/oppression, cardiac area painHeart / Shen related psychological issues - epilepsy, palpitations, maniaDigestive issues such as nausea, refluxupper 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 Local point for chest and intercostal distention and painHiccups, nausea, anorexia, difficulty ingesting
54 CV 17 - Dan Zhong Chest Center Location: Level with the 4th ICS, midway between the nipplesFront Mu Point for the PCHui Meeting Point of the QiSea of Qi PointMain point for tonification of the upper warmerTonify and move the Qi of the bodyChronic lung issues - cough, asthma, SOB, diaphragmatic painBreast issues - insufficient lactation, mastitisChest/Throat issues (rattling in throat w/asthma, difficulty swallowing, palpitations)counterflow Qi problems - guides the Qi downwards
55 CV 21 - Xuan Ji Jade PivotLocal point for chest issues - pain, cough, asthma, wheezingResolve food stagnation in the stomach (often with ST 36), difficulty ingesting
56 CV 22 - Tian Tu Celestial Chimney Intersection Point of the CV & Yinwei MeridiansAll throat/vocal cord disorders - sore/dry throat, hoarseness, swallowing issues, speech issues such as loss of voice, cracked voiceWindow of the Sky Point - useful for aphasiaUpper chest Qi/Stagnation issues - asthma, wheezing, pain in the upper chest, tightness, oppression