For example, Lu-9 identifies the 9th acupuncture point on the lung meridian, tài yuān 太渊 or gum Lin 鬼心, two names used for this same point. Search by symptoms and indications. 5. Acupuncture Meridian Pathways & Point Locations for the twelve main acupuncture meridians and the extraordinary meridians: conception vessel & governing vessel. Running downward it travels along the anterior aspect of the thigh and reaches the knee. Such outliers are often referred to as “extra points”. 1 Although many hypotheses have been proposed, the anatomical and physiological basis for acupuncture points and meridians remains elusive. 2 Hypotheses include neural signalling, with possible involvement of opioid peptides, glutamate, and adenosine, and correspondence to responsive parts in the central nervous system; or mechanical signalling, with involvement of connective tissue fascia, and mechanical wave activation of the calcium ion channel to beta-endorphin secretion. 3 In practice, acupuncture points are located by a combination of oriental medicine anatomical landmarks, palpation, and feedback from the patient. 1 In east Asian countries practitioners commonly refer to acupuncture points by their traditional names. However, because it is so powerful another nearby acupuncture point location for the same point is sometimes used, in the angle between the base of the first and second metacarpal bones. She would always feel for the point with her fingers because everyone’s body is different and the text just explains where to look for the point. Start anywhere on one meridian and follow it along, into the next one and the next and so on, and eventually you arrive back where you started. Then arches forward to the forehead at the midpoint of the eyebrow. What do I mean by the qi at work? It passes through the cubical region curving around the scapular region. It then travels along the anterior-medial aspect of the upper arm, passing the cubical region and arrives at the radial side of the wrist containing the radial artery for pulse palpation. That's just the start, because they must then learn what they do and how to use them - much more interesting. Patients are able to work with the same intern for a full semester 12-15 weeks.
Running downward along the lateral side of the nose, to the lateral corner of the mouth. Search by symptoms and indications. 5. Since that time, there has been an explosion of interest in the United States and Europe in the application of the technique of acupuncture to Western medicine.