Acupuncture Point Prescriptions

Acupuncture Point Prescriptions

The Acupuncture point prescriptions are listed in alphabetical order by syndrome/disease with their differential diagnosis. Additional point combinations are listed for additional factors. In most cases, the point prescription contains notes. The search bar let you quickly find the disease, diagnosis, or points you are looking for (limited to 25 results).

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Abdominal Distention | Diagnosis: Excess Condition

Point Prescription(s)

  • REN-12, ST-25, ST-36, ST-37, LI-4, REN-6, SP-9 (Reduce)

NOTES: This codition is involved in gastiptosis, acute gastrectasia, enteroparalysis, internal obstruction, gastrointestinal neurosis, etc.

Abdominal Distention | Diagnosis: Deficiency Condition

Point Prescription(s)

  • REN-12, ST-25, ST-36, ST-37, REN-4, SP-3 (Reinforce + Moxa)

NOTES: This codition is involved in gastiptosis, acute gastrectasia, enteroparalysis, internal obstruction, gastrointestinal neurosis, etc.

Abdominal Pain | Diagnosis: Accumulation of Cold

Point Prescription(s)

  • REN-12, REN-8, ST-36, SP-4 (Acupuncture + Moxa)

NOTES: Salt Moxa on REN-8

Abdominal Pain | Diagnosis: Hypoactivity of Spleen Yang

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-20, BL-21, REN-12, LIV-13, REN-6, ST-36 (Reinforce + Moxa)

Abdominal Pain | Diagnosis: Retention of Food

Point Prescription(s)

  • REN-12, ST-25, REN-6, ST-36, Inner-Neiting (Extra Point)

Amenorrhea | Diagnosis: Blood Stagnation

Point Prescription(s)

  • REN-3, ST-29, SP-10, LIV-3, LI-4, SP-6 (Reduce)

NOTES: Includes amenorrhea from endocrine and neuropyschiatric disorders.

Amenorrhea | Diagnosis: Blood Depletion

Point Prescription(s)

  • REN-4, BL-18, BL-20, BL-23, ST-36, SP-6 (Reinforce + sometimes Moxa)

NOTES: Includes amenorrhea from endocrine and neuropyschiatric disorders.

Asthma | Diagnosis: Excess Condition. Wind-Cold

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-13, BL-12, DU-14, LU-7, LI-4 (Reduce, Moxa)
  • For persistent asthma, Add: DU-12, BL-43
  • For Spleen Deficiency, Add: REN-12, BL-20

Asthma | Diagnosis: Excess Condition. Phlegm-Heat

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-13, Dingchuan (Extra Point), REN-22, LU-5, ST-40 (Reduce)
  • For persistent asthma, Add: DU-12, BL-43
  • For Spleen Deficiency, Add: REN-12, BL-20

Asthma | Diagnosis: Deficiency Condition. Lung Deficiency

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-13, LU-9, ST-36, SP-3 (reinforcing, Moxa is advisable)
  • For persistent asthma, Add: DU-12, BL-43
  • For Spleen Deficiency, Add: REN-12, BL-20

Asthma | Diagnosis: Deficiency Condition. Kidney Deficiency

Point Prescription(s)

  • KI-3, BL-23, BL-13, REN-17, REN-6 (reinforcing, Moxa is advisable)
  • For persistent asthma, Add: DU-12, BL-43
  • For Spleen Deficiency, Add: REN-12, BL-20

Bi Syndromes | Diagnosis: Wandering Bi

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-17, SP-10 (Reduce, Subcutaneous needles)

NOTES: Wind-Damp-Cold Bi Pain > Qi/Blood Stagnation > Obstruction of the channels and collaterals

Bi Syndromes | Diagnosis: Painful Bi

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-23, REN-4 (Moxa is main, Acupuncture is adjunct w/ deep + long retention)

NOTES: Excess Cold > Qi/Blood stagnation in the channels and collaterals

Bi Syndromes | Diagnosis: Fixed Bi

Point Prescription(s)

  • ST-36, SP-5 (Acupuncture + Moxa + Warm Needle + Dermal + Cupping)

NOTES: Excess Damp > Qi/Blood stagnation > heaviness and numbness

Bi Syndromes | Diagnosis: Heat Bi

Point Prescription(s)

  • DU-14, LI-11 (Reduce, subQ needles)

NOTES: Redness, swelling, pain in the joints as pathogenic factors turn into Heat.

Bi Syndromes | Diagnosis: Skin Bi

Point Prescription(s)

  • (Acupuncture + Moxa + Warm Needle + Dermal + Cupping)

NOTES: Numbness of the skin with cold sensation.

Bi Syndromes | Diagnosis: Muscle Bi

Point Prescription(s)

  • (Acupuncture + Moxa + Warm Needle + Dermal + Cupping)

NOTES: Soreness, numbness and pain of the muscles.

Bi Syndromes | Diagnosis: Tendon Bi

Point Prescription(s)

  • GB-34 (Reduce, Subcutaneous needles)

NOTES: Soreness, pain and stiffness of the tendons and muscles.

Bi Syndromes | Diagnosis: Vessel Bi

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-17, SP-10 (Moxa is main, Acupuncture is adjunct w/ deep + long retention)

NOTES: Pain due to the blockage of vessels.

Bi Syndromes | Diagnosis: Bone Bi

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-11, GB-39 (Acupuncture + Moxa + Warm Needle + Dermal + Cupping)

NOTES: Soreness, heaviness and pain of joints which fail to perform their functions of lifting, extension and flexion.

Bi Syndromes | Diagnosis: Pain in the Shoulder Joint

Point Prescription(s)

  • LI-15, SJ-14, SJ-19, SI-10

NOTES: A. Bi syndromes include rheumatic fever, rheumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibrositis, neuralgia and gout.
B. Dermal + Cupping Thx: use heavy tapping to induce mild bleedingalong the two sides of the spine or the local area of the affected joint, plus cupping for skin Bi + muscle Bi assoc. w/ numbess and bone Bi w/ stiffness and limited ROM.
C. Acupuncture works for mild cases well. For severe, long period of Treatment are needed. If left untreated, it may turn into Wei Syndrome

Bi Syndromes | Diagnosis: Pain In the Scapula

Point Prescription(s)

  • SI-11, SI-12, SI-14, BL-43

NOTES: A. Bi syndromes include rheumatic fever, rheumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibrositis, neuralgia and gout.
B. Dermal + Cupping Thx: use heavy tapping to induce mild bleedingalong the two sides of the spine or the local area of the affected joint, plus cupping for skin Bi + muscle Bi assoc. w/ numbess and bone Bi w/ stiffness and limited ROM.
C. Acupuncture works for mild cases well. For severe, long period of Treatment are needed. If left untreated, it may turn into Wei Syndrome

Bi Syndromes | Diagnosis: Pain In the Elbow

Point Prescription(s)

  • LI-11, LU-5, SJ-10, SJ-5, LI-4

NOTES: A. Bi syndromes include rheumatic fever, rheumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibrositis, neuralgia and gout.
B. Dermal + Cupping Thx: use heavy tapping to induce mild bleedingalong the two sides of the spine or the local area of the affected joint, plus cupping for skin Bi + muscle Bi assoc. w/ numbess and bone Bi w/ stiffness and limited ROM.
C. Acupuncture works for mild cases well. For severe, long period of Treatment are needed. If left untreated, it may turn into Wei Syndrome

Bi Syndromes | Diagnosis: Pain In the Wrist

Point Prescription(s)

  • SJ-4, LI-5, SI-5, SJ-5

NOTES: A. Bi syndromes include rheumatic fever, rheumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibrositis, neuralgia and gout.
B. Dermal + Cupping Thx: use heavy tapping to induce mild bleedingalong the two sides of the spine or the local area of the affected joint, plus cupping for skin Bi + muscle Bi assoc. w/ numbess and bone Bi w/ stiffness and limited ROM.
C. Acupuncture works for mild cases well. For severe, long period of Treatment are needed. If left untreated, it may turn into Wei Syndrome

Bi Syndromes | Diagnosis: Stiffness of the Fingers

Point Prescription(s)

  • SI-5, LI-4, SI-3

NOTES: A. Bi syndromes include rheumatic fever, rheumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibrositis, neuralgia and gout.
B. Dermal + Cupping Thx: use heavy tapping to induce mild bleedingalong the two sides of the spine or the local area of the affected joint, plus cupping for skin Bi + muscle Bi assoc. w/ numbess and bone Bi w/ stiffness and limited ROM.
C. Acupuncture works for mild cases well. For severe, long period of Treatment are needed. If left untreated, it may turn into Wei Syndrome

Bi Syndromes | Diagnosis: Numbness and Pain of the Fingers

Point Prescription(s)

  • SI-3, LI-3, Baxie (Extra Point)

NOTES: A. Bi syndromes include rheumatic fever, rheumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibrositis, neuralgia and gout.
B. Dermal + Cupping Thx: use heavy tapping to induce mild bleedingalong the two sides of the spine or the local area of the affected joint, plus cupping for skin Bi + muscle Bi assoc. w/ numbess and bone Bi w/ stiffness and limited ROM.
C. Acupuncture works for mild cases well. For severe, long period of Treatment are needed. If left untreated, it may turn into Wei Syndrome

Bi Syndromes | Diagnosis: Pain In the Lumbar Region

Point Prescription(s)

  • DU-26, DU-12, DU-3

NOTES: A. Bi syndromes include rheumatic fever, rheumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibrositis, neuralgia and gout.
B. Dermal + Cupping Thx: use heavy tapping to induce mild bleedingalong the two sides of the spine or the local area of the affected joint, plus cupping for skin Bi + muscle Bi assoc. w/ numbess and bone Bi w/ stiffness and limited ROM.
C. Acupuncture works for mild cases well. For severe, long period of Treatment are needed. If left untreated, it may turn into Wei Syndrome

Bi Syndromes | Diagnosis: Pain In the Hip Joint

Point Prescription(s)

  • GB-30, GB-29, GB-39

NOTES: A. Bi syndromes include rheumatic fever, rheumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibrositis, neuralgia and gout.
B. Dermal + Cupping Thx: use heavy tapping to induce mild bleedingalong the two sides of the spine or the local area of the affected joint, plus cupping for skin Bi + muscle Bi assoc. w/ numbess and bone Bi w/ stiffness and limited ROM.
C. Acupuncture works for mild cases well. For severe, long period of Treatment are needed. If left untreated, it may turn into Wei Syndrome

Bi Syndromes | Diagnosis: Pain In the Thigh Region

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-54, BL-36, GB-34

NOTES: A. Bi syndromes include rheumatic fever, rheumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibrositis, neuralgia and gout.
B. Dermal + Cupping Thx: use heavy tapping to induce mild bleedingalong the two sides of the spine or the local area of the affected joint, plus cupping for skin Bi + muscle Bi assoc. w/ numbess and bone Bi w/ stiffness and limited ROM.
C. Acupuncture works for mild cases well. For severe, long period of Treatment are needed. If left untreated, it may turn into Wei Syndrome

Bi Syndromes | Diagnosis: Pain In the Knee Joint

Point Prescription(s)

  • Heding (Extra Point), ST-35, Medial Xiyan (Extra Point), GB-34, SP-9

NOTES: A. Bi syndromes include rheumatic fever, rheumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibrositis, neuralgia and gout.
B. Dermal + Cupping Thx: use heavy tapping to induce mild bleedingalong the two sides of the spine or the local area of the affected joint, plus cupping for skin Bi + muscle Bi assoc. w/ numbess and bone Bi w/ stiffness and limited ROM.
C. Acupuncture works for mild cases well. For severe, long period of Treatment are needed. If left untreated, it may turn into Wei Syndrome

Bi Syndromes | Diagnosis: Numbness and Pain In the Leg

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-57, BL-58

NOTES: A. Bi syndromes include rheumatic fever, rheumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibrositis, neuralgia and gout.
B. Dermal + Cupping Thx: use heavy tapping to induce mild bleedingalong the two sides of the spine or the local area of the affected joint, plus cupping for skin Bi + muscle Bi assoc. w/ numbess and bone Bi w/ stiffness and limited ROM.
C. Acupuncture works for mild cases well. For severe, long period of Treatment are needed. If left untreated, it may turn into Wei Syndrome

Bi Syndromes | Diagnosis: Pain In the Ankle

Point Prescription(s)

  • ST-41, SP-5, GB-40, BL-60, KI-3

NOTES: A. Bi syndromes include rheumatic fever, rheumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibrositis, neuralgia and gout.
B. Dermal + Cupping Thx: use heavy tapping to induce mild bleedingalong the two sides of the spine or the local area of the affected joint, plus cupping for skin Bi + muscle Bi assoc. w/ numbess and bone Bi w/ stiffness and limited ROM.
C. Acupuncture works for mild cases well. For severe, long period of Treatment are needed. If left untreated, it may turn into Wei Syndrome

Bi Syndromes | Diagnosis: Numbness and Pain In the Toes

Point Prescription(s)

  • SP-4, BL-65, Bafeng (Extra Point)

NOTES: A. Bi syndromes include rheumatic fever, rheumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibrositis, neuralgia and gout.
B. Dermal + Cupping Thx: use heavy tapping to induce mild bleedingalong the two sides of the spine or the local area of the affected joint, plus cupping for skin Bi + muscle Bi assoc. w/ numbess and bone Bi w/ stiffness and limited ROM.
C. Acupuncture works for mild cases well. For severe, long period of Treatment are needed. If left untreated, it may turn into Wei Syndrome

Bi Syndromes | Diagnosis: Pain In the Back

Point Prescription(s)

  • DU-26, DU-12, DU-3

NOTES: A. Bi syndromes include rheumatic fever, rheumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibrositis, neuralgia and gout.
B. Dermal + Cupping Thx: use heavy tapping to induce mild bleedingalong the two sides of the spine or the local area of the affected joint, plus cupping for skin Bi + muscle Bi assoc. w/ numbess and bone Bi w/ stiffness and limited ROM.
C. Acupuncture works for mild cases well. For severe, long period of Treatment are needed. If left untreated, it may turn into Wei Syndrome

Bi Syndromes | Diagnosis: General Pain

Point Prescription(s)

  • SI-3, BL-62, SP-21, BL-17, LI-15, LI-11, LI-4, SJ-4, GB-30, GB-34, GB-39, ST-41

NOTES: A. Bi syndromes include rheumatic fever, rheumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibrositis, neuralgia and gout.
B. Dermal + Cupping Thx: use heavy tapping to induce mild bleedingalong the two sides of the spine or the local area of the affected joint, plus cupping for skin Bi + muscle Bi assoc. w/ numbess and bone Bi w/ stiffness and limited ROM.
C. Acupuncture works for mild cases well. For severe, long period of Treatment are needed. If left untreated, it may turn into Wei Syndrome

Boil and Red-Thread Boil

Point Prescription(s)

  • DU-10, DU-12, P-4, LI-4, BL-40 (Reduce or prick to bleed)
  • On the face: LI-1, LI-11
  • If on the tips of the fingers: LI-11, LI-20
  • If on temporal region: GB-34, GB-44
  • On the 4th or 5th toe: GB-34, GB-2

NOTES: Another effective method for treating boil is to prick and tilt with a three-edged needle into small papules found alongside the thoracic vertebrae. Treatment is given once a day.

Breast Abscess | Diagnosis: Liver Qi Stagnation with Heat

Point Prescription(s)

  • GB-21, REN-17, ST-18, SI-1, ST-36, LIV-3 (Reduce)
  • If chills and fever: LI-4, SJ-5
  • If distention and pain in the breast: GB-41

NOTES: a.k.a. Acute Mastitis

Common Cold | Diagnosis: Wind-Cold

Point Prescription(s)

  • DU-16, BL-12, GB-20, LU-7, LI-4 (Reduce)

NOTES: Even technique with Moxa for points with weak constitutions. Moxa BL-12 and ST-36 daily to prevent common cold in its prevalence.

Common Cold | Diagnosis: Wind-Heat

Point Prescription(s)

  • DU-14, LI-11, SJ-5, LI-4, LU-10, LU-11 (Reduce)

NOTES: Same Px for other viral/bacterial infections as well. Moxa BL-12 and ST-36 daily to prevent common cold in its prevalence.

Constipation | Diagnosis: Excess Condition: Accumulation of Heat

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-25, ST-25, SJ-6, KI-6, LI-11, LI-4 (Reduce)

Constipation | Diagnosis: Excess Condition: Qi Stagnation

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-25, ST-25, SJ-6, KI-6, REN-12, LIV-3 (Reduce)

Constipation | Diagnosis: Deficiency Condition: Qi/Blood Deficiency

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-25, ST-25, SJ-6, KI-6, BL-20, BL-21, ST-36 (Reinforce)

Constipation | Diagnosis: Deficiency Condition: Agglomeration of Cold

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-25, ST-25, SJ-6, KI-6, Moxa at REN-8, REN-6 (Reinforce + Moxa)

Cough | Diagnosis: Invasion by the Exogenous Pathogenic Factors: Wind-Cold Type

Point Prescription(s)

  • LU-7, LI-4, BL-13 Acupuncture + Moxa
  • Pain and swelling of the throat: LU-11
  • If fever and aversion to cold: DU-14, SJ-5

NOTES: A. If a cough is accompanied by fever and asthma, see 'Common Cold' and 'Asthma'
B. Cough is often seen in common cold, acute and chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, bronchiectasis, and pulmonary TB
C. Cupping at BL-12, BL-13
D. Dermal needle therapy: BL and DU

Cough | Diagnosis: Invasion by the Exogenous Pathogenic Factors: Wind-Heat Type

Point Prescription(s)

  • LU-7, LI-4, BL-13 no Moxa
  • Pain and swelling of the throat: LU-11
  • If fever and aversion to cold: DU-14, SJ-5

NOTES: A. If a cough is accompanied by fever and asthma, see 'Common Cold' and 'Asthma'
B. Cough is often seen in common cold, acute and chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, bronchiectasis, and pulmonary TB
C. Cupping at BL-12, BL-13
D. Dermal needle therapy: BL and DU

Cough | Diagnosis: Internal Injury: Blockage of the Lung by Phlegm

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-13, REN-12, LU-5, ST-36, ST-40

NOTES: A. If a cough is accompanied by fever and asthma, see 'Common Cold' and 'Asthma'
B. Cough is often seen in common cold, acute and chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, bronchiectasis, and pulmonary TB
C. Cupping at BL-12, BL-13
D. Dermal needle therapy: BL and DU

Cough | Diagnosis: Internal Injury: Lung Dryness with Yin Deficiency

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-13, LU-1, LU-7, KI-6
  • If coughing blood: LU-6, BL-17

NOTES: A. If a cough is accompanied by fever and asthma, see 'Common Cold' and 'Asthma'
B. Cough is often seen in common cold, acute and chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, bronchiectasis, and pulmonary TB
C. Cupping at BL-12, BL-13
D. Dermal needle therapy: BL and DU

Deafness and Tinnitus | Diagnosis: Excess Condition. Liver/Gallbladder Fire Flaring Upwards

Point Prescription(s)

  • SJ-17, GB-2, GB-43, SJ-3, LIV-2, GB-41 (Reduce)
  • If invasion of exogenous pathogenic wind: SJ-5, LI-4

NOTES: These sypmtoms may be present in many diseases, mostly neural.

Deafness and Tinnitus | Diagnosis: Deficiency Condition. Kidney Qi/Jing Deficiency

Point Prescription(s)

  • SJ-17, GB-2, GB-43, SJ-3, BL-23, DU-4, KI-3 (Reinforce + Moxa)

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Deviation of Eye and Mouth | Diagnosis: Attack of Wind and Cold on the Meridians

Point Prescription(s)

  • SJ-17, GB-14, Taiyang (Extra Point), SI-18, ST-7, ST-4, ST-6, LI-4 (Even)
  • With HA: GB-20
  • With difficulty in frowning and raising the eyebrow: BL-2, SJ-23
  • Incomplete closing of the eye: BL-2, BL-1, GB-1, Yuyao (Extra Point) SJ-23
  • Difficulty in sniffling: LI-20
  • Deviation of the philtrum: DU-26
  • Inability to show the teeth: ST-3
  • tinnitus and deafness: GB-2
  • tenderness at the mastoid region: GB-12, SJ-5

NOTES: A. this condition is seen in peripheral facial paralysis or Bell's palsy.
B. In long-standing cases, Moxa @ Taiyang, ST-6, ST-4, ST-3 and ST-7
C. Cupping: small cups once every 3-5 days (in combo with acupuncture) D) If the healthy side of the face is stiff, shallow puncture and needle retaining at the local points of the healthy side can be applied in combo with needling the affected side.

Diarrhea | Diagnosis: Acute Condition. Cold-Dampness

Point Prescription(s)

  • ST-25, ST-36, REN-12, REN-6 (Reduce + Moxa)

NOTES: This condition may be involved in acute and chronic enteritis, indigestion, parasites, diseases of the pancreas, liver or biliary tract, endocrine and metabolic disorders and neurotic troubles.

Diarrhea | Diagnosis: Acute Condition. Damp-Heat

Point Prescription(s)

  • ST-25, ST-36, ST-44, SP-9 (Reduce)

NOTES: This condition may be involved in acute and chronic enteritis, indigestion, parasites, diseases of the pancreas, liver or biliary tract, endocrine and metabolic disorders and neurotic troubles.

Diarrhea | Diagnosis: Acute Condition. Retention of Food

Point Prescription(s)

  • ST-25, ST-36, Inner-Neiting (Extra Point) (Reduce)

NOTES: This condition may be involved in acute and chronic enteritis, indigestion, parasites, diseases of the pancreas, liver or biliary tract, endocrine and metabolic disorders and neurotic troubles.

Diarrhea | Diagnosis: Chronic Condition. Spleen Deficiency

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-20, LIV-13, SP-3, REN-12, ST-36 (Reinforce + Moxa)

NOTES: This condition may be involved in acute and chronic enteritis, indigestion, parasites, diseases of the pancreas, liver or biliary tract, endocrine and metabolic disorders and neurotic troubles.

Diarrhea | Diagnosis: Chronic Condition. Kidney Deficiency

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-23, BL-20, DU-4, REN-4, KI-3, ST-36 (Reinforce + Moxa)

NOTES: This condition may be involved in acute and chronic enteritis, indigestion, parasites, diseases of the pancreas, liver or biliary tract, endocrine and metabolic disorders and neurotic troubles.

Dizziness | Diagnosis: Hyperactivity of Liver Yang

Point Prescription(s)

  • GB-20, BL-18, BL-23, KI-3, LIV-2 (either Reduce or Reinforce)

NOTES: Dermal needle therapy: DU-20, Taiyang (Extra Point), Yintang (Extra Point), Huatoujiaji (Extra Point); tap once or twice daily with moderate stimulation. 5-10 Treatment constitute a course.

Dizziness | Diagnosis: Deficiency of Qi and Blood

Point Prescription(s)

  • DU-20, BL-20, REN-4, ST-36, SP-6 (reinfoece + Moxa)

NOTES: Dermal needle therapy: DU-20, Taiyang (Extra Point), Yintang (Extra Point), Huatoujiaji (Extra Point); tap once or twice daily with moderate stimulation. 5-10 Treatment constitute a course.

Dizziness | Diagnosis: Interior Retention of Phlegm-Dampness

Point Prescription(s)

  • ST-8, BL-20, REN-12, P-6, ST-40 (Even)

NOTES: Dermal needle therapy: DU-20, Taiyang (Extra Point), Yintang (Extra Point), Huatoujiaji (Extra Point); tap once or twice daily with moderate stimulation. 5-10 Treatment constitute a course.

Dysentery | Diagnosis: Damp-Heat

Point Prescription(s)

  • ST-25, ST-37, LI-11, LI-4 (Reduce)
  • For fever, Add: DU-14
  • For tenesmus, Add: BL-29
  • For prolapse of the rectum, Add: DU-20 with Moxa, DU-1

Dysentery | Diagnosis: Cold-Damp

Point Prescription(s)

  • ST-25, ST-37, REN-12, REN-6, SP-9 (acupuncture + Moxa)
  • For fever, Add: DU-14
  • For tenesmus, Add: BL-29
  • For prolapse of the rectum, Add: DU-20 with Moxa, DU-2

Dysentery | Diagnosis: Food-Resistant

Point Prescription(s)

  • ST-25, ST-37, REN-12, P-6 (Reduce + Reinforce + Moxa)
  • For fever, Add: DU-14
  • For tenesmus, Add: BL-29
  • For prolapse of the rectum, Add: DU-20 with Moxa, DU-3

Dysentery | Diagnosis: Intermittent

Point Prescription(s)

  • ST-25, ST-37, BL-20, BL-21, REN-4, ST-36 (Reduce + Reinforce + Moxa)
  • For fever, Add: DU-14
  • For tenesmus, Add: BL-29
  • For prolapse of the rectum, Add: DU-20 with Moxa, DU-4

Dysmenorrhea | Diagnosis: Excess Condition

Point Prescription(s)

  • REN-3, BL-32, LI-4, SP-10, SP-8, LIV-3 (Reduce)
  • Distending pain in the lower abdomen: KI-14, ST-28
  • Pain with a cold feeling in the lower abdomen: ST-27, ST-29

NOTES: This disorder often involves pathological changes of the genitalia, and related to endocrinal and neuropyschiatrical factors. If it is secondary, treat the primary disease.

Dysmenorrhea | Diagnosis: Deficiency Condition

Point Prescription(s)

  • REN-4, BL-20, BL-23, ST-36, SP-6 (Reinforce + Moxa)

NOTES: This disorder often involves pathological changes of the genitalia, and related to endocrinal and neuropyschiatrical factors. If it is secondary, treat the primary disease.

Edema | Diagnosis: Yang Edema

Point Prescription(s)

  • LU-7, LI-4, LI-6, SP-9, BL-39 (Even)

NOTES: In the context of edema, acute and chronic nephritis and malnutrition are included.

Edema | Diagnosis: Yin Edema

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-20, BL-23, REN-9, REN-4, KI-7, ST-36 (Reinforce + Moxa)
  • With facial puffiness, Add: DU-26
  • If edema is on the pedis dorsum, Add: GB-41, SP-5

NOTES: In the context of edema, acute and chronic nephritis and malnutrition are included.

Epigastric Pain | Diagnosis: Retention of Food

Point Prescription(s)

  • REN-11, P-6, ST-36, Inner-Neiting (Extra Point) (Reduce)

NOTES: A. Epigastric pain is symptom found in peptic ulcer, gastritis, gastric neurosis and diseases of the Liver, Gallbladder and pancreas
B. Cupping: large or medium cups on upper abdomen or Back-Shu, 10-15 min.

Epigastric Pain | Diagnosis: Attack of the Stomach by the Liver Qi

Point Prescription(s)

  • LIV-14, REN-12, P-6, ST-36, LIV-3 (Reduce)

NOTES: A. Epigastric pain is symptom found in peptic ulcer, gastritis, gastric neurosis and diseases of the Liver, Gallbladder and pancreas
B. Cupping: large or medium cups on upper abdomen or Back-Shu, 10-15 min.

Epigastric Pain | Diagnosis: Deficiency of the Stomach with Cold Stagnation

Point Prescription(s)

  • REN-12, REN-6, BL-20, P-6, ST-36, SP-4 (acupuncture + Moxa)

NOTES: A. Epigastric pain is symptom found in peptic ulcer, gastritis, gastric neurosis and diseases of the Liver, Gallbladder and pancreas
B. Cupping: large or medium cups on upper abdomen or Back-Shu, 10-15 min.

Epilepsy | Diagnosis: During Seizure

Point Prescription(s)

  • DU-26, REN-15, P-5, LIV-3, ST-40 (Reduce)

NOTES: This refers to many types of epileptic seizures including grand-mal, petit-mal, psychomotor and focal seizures. For secondary epilepsy, treat the primary disease.

Epilepsy | Diagnosis: After Seizure

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-15, Yintang (Extra Point), HT-7, SP-6, KI-3, Yaoqi (Extra Point) (Even)
  • If daytime seizure: BL-62
  • If nighttime seizure: KI-6
  • With phlegm stagnation: REN-12, ST-40
  • If severe Qi & Blood Deficiency: REN-4, ST-36

NOTES: This refers to many types of epileptic seizures including grand-mal, petit-mal, psychomotor and focal seizures. For secondary epilepsy, treat the primary disease.

Epistaxis | Diagnosis: Extreme Heat In the Lung and Stomach

Point Prescription(s)

  • LI-20, LI-4, DU-23 (Reduce)
  • Heat in LU: LU-11
  • Heat in ST: ST-44

NOTES: Epistaxis may be caused by trauma, nasal disorders and acute febrile diseases.

Epistaxis | Diagnosis: Deficiency of Yin with Preponderance of Fire

Point Prescription(s)

  • LI-20, LI-4, DU-23, KI-6 (Even)

NOTES: Epistaxis may be caused by trauma, nasal disorders and acute febrile diseases.

Erysipelas | Diagnosis: Spleen/Stomach Damp Heat or Qi/Blood Stagnation

Point Prescription(s)

  • LI-11, LI-4, P-3, BL-40, SP-10 (Reduce)
  • If Wind-Heat: GB-20
  • If Damp-Heat: ST-36, SP-9
  • If fever: DU-14
  • If pathogenic toxin attacks the interior: twelve Jing-Well points on both hands (LU-11, HT-9, P-9, LI-1, SJ-1, SI-1)
  • If constipation: SJ-6

NOTES: Strict sterilization is nescessary to avoid infection. If ulcer occurs due to mixed infection, or if there septicemia or pyemia, comprehensive Treatment should be applied.

Eye Congestion, Swelling, Pain | Diagnosis: External Wind Attack or Liver/Gallbladder Fire Flaring Upwards

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-1, GB-20, Taiyang (Extra Point), LI-4, LIV-2 (Reduce)
  • With Wind-Heat: SJ-5
  • Fire preponderance in the LV: LIV-3

NOTES: Seen in acute conjunctivitis, pseudomembranous conjunctivitis, epidemic kerato-conjunctivitis, etc.

Facial Pain | Diagnosis: Invasion by Pathogenic Wind and Cold

Point Prescription(s)

  • GB-14, Taiyang (Extra Point), BL-2, SJ-5; GB-20 (Reduce)
  • Pain at maxillary region, Add: ST-2, SI-18, LI-20, LI-4
  • Pain at mandibular region ST-7, ST-6, ST-5, Jiachengjiang (Extra Point)

NOTES: Trigeminal neuralgia

Facial Pain | Diagnosis: Excessive Fire In the Liver and Stomach

Point Prescription(s)

  • GB-14, Taiyang (Extra Point), BL-2, SJ-5; LIV-3, ST-44 (Reduce)
  • Pain at maxillary region, Add: ST-2, SI-18, LI-20, LI-4
  • Pain at mandibular region ST-7, ST-6, ST-5, Jiachengjiang (Extra Point)

NOTES: Trigeminal neuralgia

Facial Pain | Diagnosis: Yin Deficiency and Excessive Fire

Point Prescription(s)

  • GB-14, Taiyang (Extra Point), BL-2, SJ-5; KI-6, SP-6 (Reinforce)
  • Pain at maxillary region, Add: ST-2, SI-18, LI-20, LI-4
  • Pain at mandibular region ST-7, ST-6, ST-5, Jiachengjiang (Extra Point)

NOTES: Trigeminal neuralgia

Goiter

Point Prescription(s)

  • SJ-13, LI-17, SI-17, REN-22, LI-4, ST-36 (Reduce)
  • If Liver Qi Stag: REN-17, LIV-3
  • If palpitations: P-6, HT-7 Reinforce
  • If exophthalmos: SJ-23, BL-2, BL-1, GB-20
  • If hot temper, anxiety, sweating: SP-6, KI-7 even

NOTES: A)This is described as simple goiter and hyperthyroidism
B. the method of puncturing with several needles surrounding the goiter and with one needle in the center has a fairly good effect of reducing the goiter.

Headache | Diagnosis: Due to Invasion of Pathogenic Wind Into the Meridians and Collaterals

Point Prescription(s)

  • Occipital HA: GB-20, BL-60, SI-3
  • Frontal HA: ST-8, Yintang (Extra Point), DU-23, LI-4, ST-44
  • Temporal HA: Taiyang (Extra Point) GB-8, SJ-5, GB-41
  • Parietal HA: DU-20, SI-3, BL-67, LIV-3 (Reduce)

NOTES: Dermal needle and cupping therapies: Main points are L-1 to S-4 of the spine. Secondary points are GB-20, Taiyang (Extra Point), Yangbai GB-14. Method: tap on the spinal area. then tap the local area and along affected channels. For acute pain, Taiyang and yangbai may be tapped to slight bleeding, then apply cupping.

Headache | Diagnosis: Due to Upsurge of Liver Yang

Point Prescription(s)

  • GB-20, DU-20, GB-5, GB-43, LIV-2 (Reduce)

NOTES: Dermal needle and cupping therapies: Main points are L-1 to S-4 of the spine. Secondary points are GB-20, Taiyang (Extra Point), Yangbai GB-14. Method: tap on the spinal area. then tap the local area and along affected channels. For acute pain, Taiyang and yangbai may be tapped to slight bleeding, then apply cupping.

Headache | Diagnosis: Due to Qi/Blood Deficiency

Point Prescription(s)

  • DU-20, REN-6, BL-18, BL-20, BL-23, ST-36 (Reinforce)

NOTES: Dermal needle and cupping therapies: Main points are L-1 to S-4 of the spine. Secondary points are GB-20, Taiyang (Extra Point), Yangbai GB-14. Method: tap on the spinal area. then tap the local area and along affected channels. For acute pain, Taiyang and yangbai may be tapped to slight bleeding, then apply cupping.

Herpes Zoster | Diagnosis: Damp Heat or Liver/Gallbladder Fire

Point Prescription(s)

  • Firstly, the head and the tail of the location of Herpes Zoster should be distinguished. The area where the skin lesions first appeared is considered as the tail, while the extending part is the head. Prick the skin around Herpes Zoster with a three-edged needle to cause a little bleeding: 5 pricks at 0.5 cun from the tail, and also several pricks along both sides. Then select LI-11, SP-10, BL-40, GB-34, LIV-3

Hiccup | Diagnosis: Retention of Food

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-17, REN-12, P-6, ST-36, REN-14, Inner Neiting (Extra Point) (Reduce)

NOTES: Commonly used cupping points: BL-17, BL-46, BL-18, REN-12, ST-18

Hiccup | Diagnosis: Stagnation of Qi

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-17, REN-12, P-6, ST-36, REN-17, LIV-3

NOTES: Commonly used cupping points: BL-17, BL-46, BL-18, REN-12, ST-19

Hiccup | Diagnosis: Cold in the Stomach

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-17, REN-12, P-6, ST-36, REN-13 (acupuncture + Moxa)

NOTES: Commonly used cupping points: BL-17, BL-46, BL-18, REN-12, ST-20

Hypochondriac Pain | Diagnosis: Excess Condition. Qi Stagnation

Point Prescription(s)

  • LIV-14, SJ-6, GB-34; LIV-3, GB-40 (Reduce)

NOTES: A. This is seen in diseases of the Liver and GB, contusion of the local region, intercostal neuralgia, and costal chondritis.
B. Huatoujiaji of the associated region works well for intercostal neuralgia
C. Dermal needle therapy: tap the skin of the affected hypochondriac area, then apply cupping (dor pain due to contusion or sprain).

Hypochondriac Pain | Diagnosis: Excess Condition. Blood Stagnation

Point Prescription(s)

  • LIV-14, SJ-6, GB-34; BL-17, BL-18 (Reduce)

NOTES: A. This is seen in diseases of the Liver and GB, contusion of the local region, intercostal neuralgia, and costal chondritis.
B. Huatoujiaji of the associated region works well for intercostal neuralgia
C. Dermal needle therapy: tap the skin of the affected hypochondriac area, then apply cupping (dor pain due to contusion or sprain).

Hypochondriac Pain | Diagnosis: Deficiency Condition

Point Prescription(s)

  • LIV-14, BL-18, BL-23, ST-36, SP-6, LIV-3 (Reinforce)

NOTES: A. This is seen in diseases of the Liver and GB, contusion of the local region, intercostal neuralgia, and costal chondritis.
B. Huatoujiaji of the associated region works well for intercostal neuralgia
C. Dermal needle therapy: tap the skin of the affected hypochondriac area, then apply cupping (dor pain due to contusion or sprain).

Impotence | Diagnosis: Decline of Mingmen Fire

Point Prescription(s)

  • REN-4, DU-4, BL-23, KI-3 (Reinforce + Moxa)

NOTES: Impotence in most cases is a functional disorder, i.e. sexual neurasthenia

Impotence | Diagnosis: Downward Flowing of Damp-Heat

Point Prescription(s)

  • REN-3, SP-6, SP-9, ST-36 (Reduce)

NOTES: Impotence in most cases is a functional disorder, i.e. sexual neurasthenia

Infantile Convulsion | Diagnosis: Acute Condition. Invasion of Seasonal Pathogenic Factors

Point Prescription(s)

  • Yintang (Extra Point), DU-26, LIV-3 (Reduce); DU-14, LI-11, twelve Jing-Well points on both hands (LU-11, HT-9, P-9, LI-1, SJ-1, SI-1)

Infantile Convulsion | Diagnosis: Acute Condition. Accumulation of Phlegm-Fire

Point Prescription(s)

  • Yintang (Extra Point), DU-26, LIV-3 (Reduce); SJ-18, REN-12, LI-4, ST-40

Infantile Convulsion | Diagnosis: Acute Condition. Sudden Fright

Point Prescription(s)

  • Yintang (Extra Point), DU-26, LIV-3 (Reduce); Sishencong, P-8, KI-1

Infantile Convulsion | Diagnosis: Chronic

Point Prescription(s)

  • DU-20, DU-24, REN-4, SP-6, ST-36 (Reinforce + Moxa)
  • If SP/Kidney Yang Deficiency: BL-20, BL-23, REN-12
  • If Blood Deficiency: LIV-3, KI-2

Infantile Diarrhea | Diagnosis: Spleen/Stomach Disharmony, Damp-Heat

Point Prescription(s)

  • ST-25, ST-37, Sifeng (Extra Point)
  • Due to overfeeding: REN-11, REN-6
  • Due to Damp-Heat: LI-11, LI-4, SP-9

NOTES: A. Attention should be paid to severe diarrhea which may lead to a critical condition,
B. the diet should be restricted and a light diet of small quantity is advisable.

Infantile Malnutrition | Diagnosis: Spleen Deficiency, Food Retention > Heat

Point Prescription(s)

  • REN-10, BL-21, BL-20, ST-36, Sifeng (Extra Point), SP-3 (superficial pricking)
  • For parasitosis: Baichongwo (Extra Point)

Infantile Paralysis | Diagnosis: Ying/Wei Disharmony > Qi/Blood Stasis > Blocked Channels and Collaterals

Point Prescription(s)

  • Paralysis of upper limb: LI-15, LI-11, LI-4, SJ-5, DU-14, BL-10
  • Paralysis of the lower limb: ST-31, ST-36, ST-41, GB-30, GB-34, GB-39, SP-6, BL-60, Huatoujiaji L-1 to L-5
  • Paralysis of abdominal muscles: ST-21, ST-25, GB-26, REN-4 (above are the main prescriptions)
  • With contracted knee: ST-33
  • Reverse flexion of knee: BL-36, BL-40, BL-57
  • Inversion of foot: GB-31, BL-62, GB-40
  • eversion of foot: KI-3, KI-6
  • Difficult intorsion and extorsion of hand: SJ-4, LI-5, SI-3, SJ-9, HT-3
  • Drop of wrist: SJ-9, SJ-5

NOTES: This disease should be treated as early as possible, in combination with the functional exercises for strengthening the therapeutic effect.

Insomnia | Diagnosis: Heart/Spleen Qi Deficiency

Point Prescription(s)

  • HT-7, SP-6, Anmian (Extra Point); BL-20, BL-15, SP-1 w/ small Moxa cones (Reinforce + Moxa)

NOTES: Dermal needle therapy: tap Sishencong and Huatoujiaji slightly from above downward two to three times. Treat once daily or every other day. 10 Treatment = 1 course. Next course begins after 2-3 days break.

Insomnia | Diagnosis: Heart/Kidney Not Communicating

Point Prescription(s)

  • HT-7, SP-6, Anmian (Extra Point); BL-15, BL-23, KI-3 (Even)

NOTES: Dermal needle therapy: tap Sishencong and Huatoujiaji slightly from above downward two to three times. Treat once daily or every other day. 10 Treatment = 1 course. Next course begins after 2-3 days break.

Insomnia | Diagnosis: Liver Fire Flaring Upwards

Point Prescription(s)

  • HT-7, SP-6, Anmian (Extra Point); BL-18, BL-19, GB-12 (Reduce)

NOTES: Dermal needle therapy: tap Sishencong and Huatoujiaji slightly from above downward two to three times. Treat once daily or every other day. 10 Treatment = 1 course. Next course begins after 2-3 days break.

Insomnia | Diagnosis: Dysfunction of the Stomach

Point Prescription(s)

  • HT-7, SP-6, Anmian (Extra Point); BL-21, ST-36 (Reduce)

NOTES: Dermal needle therapy: tap Sishencong and Huatoujiaji slightly from above downward two to three times. Treat once daily or every other day. 10 Treatment = 1 course. Next course begins after 2-3 days break.

Insufficient Lactation | Diagnosis: Qi/Blood Deficiency

Point Prescription(s)

  • ST-28, REN-17, SI-1; BL-20, ST-36, SP-6 (Reinforce)

NOTES: Advise patient as to proper diet and correct nursing method.

Insufficient Lactation | Diagnosis: Liver Qi Stagnation

Point Prescription(s)

  • ST-28, REN-17, SI-1; LIV-14, P-6, LIV-3 (Reduce or even)

NOTES: Advise patient as to proper diet and correct nursing method.

Intestinal Abscess | Diagnosis: None Noted

Point Prescription(s)

  • ST-25, LI-11, Lanwei (Extra Point), ST-37 (long Retention 30 Min - 120 Min. Manipulate Every 10 Min. + Moxa)
  • If fever: DU-14, LI-4
  • If vomiting: P-6, REN-12.

NOTES: a.k.a. Acute simple appendicitis

Irregular Menses | Diagnosis: Antedated Menses. Heat In the Blood

Point Prescription(s)

  • LI-11, REN-3, SP-10, KI-5 (Reduce)
  • If Liver Qi > Fire: LIV-2
  • Yin Deficiency (Xu)w/ internal Heat: KI-2

NOTES: Included in this disorder is irregular menorrhea resulting from dysfunction of antehypophysis or from ovarian dysfunction.

Irregular Menses | Diagnosis: Antedated Menses. Qi Deficiency

Point Prescription(s)

  • REN-6, SP-6, REN-12, ST-36 (Reinforce)

NOTES: Included in this disorder is irregular menorrhea resulting from dysfunction of antehypophysis or from ovarian dysfunction.

Irregular Menses | Diagnosis: Postdated Menses. Blood Deficiency

Point Prescription(s)

  • REN-4, REN-6, SP-6 (Reinforce + Moxa)
  • Dizziness or blurred vision: DU-20
  • Palpitation and insomnia: HT-7

NOTES: Included in this disorder is irregular menorrhea resulting from dysfunction of antehypophysis or from ovarian dysfunction.

Irregular Menses | Diagnosis: Postdated Menses. Cold In the Blood

Point Prescription(s)

  • REN-4, REN-6, SP-6 (even + strong Moxa)
  • Dizziness or blurred vision: DU-20
  • Palpitation and insomnia: HT-7

NOTES: Included in this disorder is irregular menorrhea resulting from dysfunction of antehypophysis or from ovarian dysfunction.

Irregular Menses | Diagnosis: Postdated Menses. Qi Stagnation

Point Prescription(s)

  • ST-25, KI-13, ST-8, LIV-3 (Reduce)
  • Fullness of the chest: P-4
  • Distention in the hypochondriac region and breast: LIV-14

NOTES: Included in this disorder is irregular menorrhea resulting from dysfunction of antehypophysis or from ovarian dysfunction.

Irregular Menses | Diagnosis: Irregular Cycles. Liver Qi Stagnation

Point Prescription(s)

  • REN-6, KI-14, P-5, LIV-5 (Even)
  • Distention in the hypochondriac region and breast: REN-17, LIV-14
  • Mental depression: HT-7, LIV-3

NOTES: Included in this disorder is irregular menorrhea resulting from dysfunction of antehypophysis or from ovarian dysfunction.

Irregular Menses | Diagnosis: Irregular Cycles. Kidney Deficiency

Point Prescription(s)

  • REN-4, BL-23, KI-8 (Reinforce + Moxa)
  • Sore and weak low back and knees: Yaoyan (Extra Point), KI-10
  • Dizziness and tinnitus: DU-20, KI-3

NOTES: Included in this disorder is irregular menorrhea resulting from dysfunction of antehypophysis or from ovarian dysfunction.

Jaundice | Diagnosis: Yang Jaundice

Point Prescription(s)

  • SP-9, ST-36, BL-18, BL-19, DU-9, LIV-3, GB-34 (Reduce)

NOTES: Acupuncture + Moxa are more effective treating hepatogenic jaundice.

Jaundice | Diagnosis: Yin Jaundice

Point Prescription(s)

  • SP-9, ST-36, BL-18, BL-19, DU-9, Moxa at BL-20, BL-48 (even + Moxa)

NOTES: Acupuncture + Moxa are more effective treating hepatogenic jaundice.

Lactifuge | Diagnosis: None Noted

Point Prescription(s)

  • GB-41, GB-37 - 10 min. of Moxa at each point, once every day.

NOTES: For those who don't want to breast feed.

Leukorrhea | Diagnosis: Spleen Deficiency

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-26, REN-6, BL-30, SP-9, ST-36 (Reinforce + Moxa)

NOTES: This disease covers infections in the reproductive organs such as vaginitis, cervicitis, endometritis and annexitis, etc.

Leukorrhea | Diagnosis: Kidney Deficiency

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-23, REN-4, KI-12, BL-26, KI-7 (Reinforce + Moxa)

NOTES: This disease covers infections in the reproductive organs such as vaginitis, cervicitis, endometritis and annexitis, etc.

Leukorrhea | Diagnosis: Damp-Heat

Point Prescription(s)

  • REN-3, BL-32, SP-6, LIV-3 (Reduce)
  • Itching in the vulva: LIV-5
  • Reddish leukorrhea: SP-10
  • excessive Heat: LI-11

NOTES: This disease covers infections in the reproductive organs such as vaginitis, cervicitis, endometritis and annexitis, etc.

Low Back Pain | Diagnosis: Cold-Damp

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-23, DU-3, BL-40; BL-25, BL-26 (Moxa)

NOTES: A. This is seen in renal diseases, rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis, hyperplastic spondilities, muscle strain and traumatic injury.
B. When the lumbar vertebra are diseased, the corresponding Huatoujiaji are punctured perp. 1.0-1.5 inches, needles are retained.

Low Back Pain | Diagnosis: Kidney Deficiency

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-23, DU-3, BL-40; DU-4, Yaoyan (Extra Point) (Reinforce + MoxA.

NOTES: A. This is seen in renal diseases, rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis, hyperplastic spondilities, muscle strain and traumatic injury.
B. When the lumbar vertebra are diseased, the corresponding Huatoujiaji are punctured perp. 1.0-1.5 inches, needles are retained.

Low Back Pain | Diagnosis: Trauma/Acute

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-23, DU-3, BL-40; DU-26, Yaotongxue (Extra Point), Ahshi point(s) (Reduce or prick to bleed)

NOTES: A. This is seen in renal diseases, rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis, hyperplastic spondilities, muscle strain and traumatic injury.
B. When the lumbar vertebra are diseased, the corresponding Huatoujiaji are punctured perp. 1.0-1.5 inches, needles are retained.

Malaria | Diagnosis: None Noted

Point Prescription(s)

  • DU-14, DU-13, SI-3, P-5, SJ-2, GB-41
  • With high fever: Reduce LI-11
  • With splenomegaly: LIV-13 + Moxa at Pigen (extra point)
  • With high fever, delerium, and mental confusion: prick the twelve Jing-Well points (LU-11, HT-9, P-9, LI-1, SJ-1, SI-1)

NOTES: Acupuncture Treatment of tertian malaria has achieved better effects. Pernicious malaria should be treated by acupuncture in combination with medicine.

Malposition of fetus | Diagnosis: None Noted

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-67 Moxa bilaterally 15-20 min. while the pt. Sits in a chair, 1-2x per day until the fetus turns

NOTES: 80% + success rate

Manic-Depressive Disorder | Diagnosis: Depressive Disorder

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-15, BL-18, BL-20, HT-7, ST-40 (Even)

NOTES: A. This condition includes depressive and manic types of schitzophrenia
B. Thirteen points for MDD: prick to bleed in the order of - DU-26, LU-11, SP-1, P-7, BL-62, DU-16, ST-6, REN-24, P-8, DU-23, REN-1, LI-11 and Shexiazhongfeng (an extra point located at the midline of the underside of the tongue).

Manic-Depressive Disorder | Diagnosis: Manic Disorder

Point Prescription(s)

  • DU-14, DU-16, DU-26, P-6, ST-40 (Reduce)

NOTES: A. This condition includes depressive and manic types of schitzophrenia
B. Thirteen points for MDD: prick to bleed in the order of - DU-26, LU-11, SP-1, P-7, BL-62, DU-16, ST-6, REN-24, P-8, DU-23, REN-1, LI-11 and Shexiazhongfeng (an extra point located at the midline of the underside of the tongue).

Melancholia | Diagnosis: Depression of the Liver Qi

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-18, REN-17, REN-12, ST-36, SP-4, LIV-3 (Even)

NOTES: Western Diagnosis: Hysteria, Neurosis

Melancholia | Diagnosis: Transformation of Depressed Qi Into Fire

Point Prescription(s)

  • REN-13, SJ-6, GB-34, LIV-2, GB-43 (Reduce)

NOTES: Western Diagnosis: Hysteria, Neurosis

Melancholia | Diagnosis: Stagnation of Phlegm

Point Prescription(s)

  • REN-22, REN-17, P-6, ST-40, LIV-3 (Even)

NOTES: Western Diagnosis: Hysteria, Neurosis

Melancholia | Diagnosis: Insufficiency of Blood

Point Prescription(s)

  • REN-14, HT-7, SP-6, LIV-3 (Even)
  • If distress to the chest, Add: P-6, REN-17
  • With hiccups, Add: SP-4, REN-22
  • With sudden aphonia, Add: HT-5, REN-23
  • With convulsions, Add: LI-4, GB-34
  • With loss of consciousness, Add: DU-26, KI-1

NOTES: Western Diagnosis: Hysteria, Neurosis

Morning Sickness | Diagnosis: Spleen/Stomach Deficiency

Point Prescription(s)

  • REN-12, REN-13, P-6, ST-36, SP-4 (Even)

NOTES: A. Avoid many points and strong stimulation.
B. Bed rest is called for and avoid raw, cold or greasy foods. Also multiple, small meals are best.

Morning Sickness | Diagnosis: Liver/Stomach Disharmony

Point Prescription(s)

  • REN-17, REN-12, P-6, ST-36, LIV-3 (Even)

NOTES: A. Avoid many points and strong stimulation.
B. Bed rest is called for and avoid raw, cold or greasy foods. Also multiple, small meals are best.

Mumps | Diagnosis: Invasion of Epidemic Pathogen

Point Prescription(s)

  • ST-6, SJ-17, SJ-5, LI-11, LI-4 (superficial + Reduce)
  • With chills and fever: LU-7
  • High fever: DU-14, twelve Jing-Well points on both hands (LU-11, HT-9, P-9, LI-1, SJ-1, SI-1)
  • Swelling and pain of the testis: LIV-3, LIV-8

NOTES: A. a.k.a. Acute Parotitis
B. Moxa thx with Medulla Juncti: SJ-20: Two pieces of rush pith soaked with vegetable oil are ignited and aimed at SJ-20. Remove them quickly as soon as there is a sound of burning of the skin. Usually the swelling will subside after one treatment Repeat the next day if swelling is not 100% gone.

Nasal Discharge which is Thick amd Sticky | Diagnosis: Lung Heat > Obstruction

Point Prescription(s)

  • LU-7, LI-20, Bitong (Extra Point), LI-4, Yintang (Extra Point) (Reduce)

NOTES: This corresponds with chronic rhinitis and chronic nasosinusitis.

Nocturnal Enuresis | Diagnosis: Kidney Qi Deficiency (Xu) > Failure of Bladder Function to Hold

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-23, BL-28, REN-3, SP-6, LIV-1
  • If enuresis with dreams, Add: HT-7
  • If loss of appetite, Add: BL-20, ST-36 (Reinforce + Moxa)

NOTES: Causitive factor: underdevelopment of micturition center. As for enuresis caused by organic diseases, the Treatment should be given to the primary disease.

Optic Atrophy | Diagnosis: Liver/Kidney Yin Deficiency

Point Prescription(s)

  • GB-20, BL-1, Qiuhou (Extra Point), GB-37, LIV-3, KI-3, BL-18, BL-23 (Reinforce)

Optic Atrophy | Diagnosis: Qi/Blood Deficiency

Point Prescription(s)

  • GB-20, BL-1, Qiuhou (Extra Point), GB-37, ST-38, SP-6 (Reinforce)

Optic Atrophy | Diagnosis: Liver Qi Stagnation

Point Prescription(s)

  • GB-20, BL-1, Qiuhou (Extra Point), GB-37, LIV-14, LIV-3, GB-34 (Even)

Palpitation | Diagnosis: Shen Disturbance

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-15, REN-14, HT-7, P-6; P-5, GB-40,
  • If with phlegm-heat: ST-40, BL-19 (Even)

NOTES: Palpitations described here may be involved in neurosis, functional disorders of the vegetative nervous system and cardiac arrythmia of various origins.

Palpitation | Diagnosis: Insufficiency of Qi and Blood

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-15, REN-14, HT-7, P-6; BL-20, BL-21, ST-36 (Reinforce)

NOTES: Palpitations described here may be involved in neurosis, functional disorders of the vegetative nervous system and cardiac arrythmia of various origins.

Palpitation | Diagnosis: Fire Hyperactivity Due to Yin Deficiency

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-15, REN-14, HT-7, P-6; BL-14, BL-23, KI-3 (Reduce + Reinforce)

NOTES: Palpitations described here may be involved in neurosis, functional disorders of the vegetative nervous system and cardiac arrythmia of various origins.

Palpitation | Diagnosis: Retention of Harmful Fluid

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-15, REN-14, HT-7, P-6; REN-9, REN-4, REN-8, SP-9 (Reduce first, then Reduce + Moxa)

NOTES: Palpitations described here may be involved in neurosis, functional disorders of the vegetative nervous system and cardiac arrythmia of various origins.

Poor Memory | Diagnosis: Heart Blood Deficiency; Spleen/Kidney Qi Deficiency

Point Prescription(s)

  • Sishencong (Extra Point), BL-15, BL-20, ST-36, BL-23, KI-6 (Reinforce)

Prolapse of Rectum

Point Prescription(s)

  • DU-20, BL-25, DU-1, ST-36 (Reinforce + Moxa)

NOTES: Pricking therapy: pick any spot on the paraspinal muscle bilaterally in between the third lumbar vertebra and second sacral vertebra.

Prolapse of Uterus | Diagnosis: Qi Deficiency

Point Prescription(s)

  • DU-20, REN-6, REN-12, ST-36, ST-29 (Reinforce + Moxa)

NOTES: Avoid overstrain, rest facilitates Acupuncture treatment.

Prolapse of Uterus | Diagnosis: Kidney Deficiency

Point Prescription(s)

  • REN-4, Zigong (Extra Point), LIV-8, KI-6 (Reinforce + Moxa)

NOTES: Avoid overstrain, rest facilitates Acupuncture treatment.

Prolonged Labor | Diagnosis: Qi/Blood Deficiency

Point Prescription(s)

  • ST-36, SP-6, BL-67 (Reinforce + Moxa)

NOTES: Measures other than Acupuncture + Moxa should be should be taken in case of prolonged labor caused by uterine deformity or contracted pelvis.

Prolonged Labor | Diagnosis: Qi/Blood Stagnation

Point Prescription(s)

  • LI-4, SP-6, BL-67 (Reduce)

NOTES: Measures other than Acupuncture + Moxa should be should be taken in case of prolonged labor caused by uterine deformity or contracted pelvis.

Retention of Urine | Diagnosis: Accumulation of Heat In the Bladder

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-28, REN-3, SP-6, BL-39 (Reduce)

Retention of Urine | Diagnosis: Decline of Mingmen Fire

Point Prescription(s)

  • DU-4, BL-23, DU-20, REN-4, SJ-4 (Reinforce + Moxa)

Retention of Urine | Diagnosis: Damage of the Qi In the Meridian

Point Prescription(s)

  • REN-3, SP-6, ST-28, KI-5 (Even)

Seminal Emission | Diagnosis: Nocturnal Emission

Point Prescription(s)

  • HT-7, BL-15, KI-3, BL-52 (Reduce HT, Reinforce KI)

Seminal Emission | Diagnosis: Spermatorrhea

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-23, KI-12, SP-6 REN-4, REN-6 (Reinforce + Moxa)

Sore Throat | Diagnosis: Excessive Heat

Point Prescription(s)

  • LU-11, LI-4, ST-44, SI-17 (Reduce)

NOTES: Sore Throat as described here is involved in acute tonsilitis, acute and chronic pharyngitis.

Sore Throat | Diagnosis: Deficiency of Yin

Point Prescription(s)

  • A. KI-3, LU-10, REN-23
    B. KI-6, LU-7, LI-18 (Reinforce)

NOTES: Sore Throat as described here is involved in acute tonsilitis, acute and chronic pharyngitis.

Sprain and Contusion | Diagnosis: None Noted

Point Prescription(s)

  • Ahshi Points (Acupuncture + Moxa for Local, Acupuncture for Distal)
  • Neck: BL-10, SI-3
  • Shoulder Joint: GB-21, LI-15
  • Elbow Joint: LI-11, LI-4
  • Wrist Joint: SJ-4, SJ-5
  • Hip Joint: GB-30, GB-34
  • Knee Joint: ST-35, ST-44
  • Ankle Joint: ST-41, GB-40, BL-60

NOTES: Needling can be applied to the healthy side at the area corresponding to the affected area. When manipulating the needle, ask the patient to move the sprained joint. Alleviation or subsidence of pain may be expected.

Sunstroke | Diagnosis: Mild Type

Point Prescription(s)

  • DU-14, P-6, LI-11, BL-40 (Reduce)

NOTES: Guasha: lateral to spine, neck, intercostal spaces, shoulder regions, cubital and axilla fossae until purplish-red

Sunstroke | Diagnosis: Severe Type

Point Prescription(s)

  • DU-26, DU-20, Shixuan (Extra Point), P-3, BL-40 (Reduce)

NOTES: Includes thermoplegia, thermospasm, heliosis, etc.

Syncope | Diagnosis: Deficiency Syndrome

Point Prescription(s)

  • DU-26, DU-20, P-6, REN-6, ST-36 (Reinforce)

NOTES: Includes simple feinting, postural hypotension, hypoglycemia, hysteria, etc.

Syncope | Diagnosis: Excess Syndrome

Point Prescription(s)

  • DU-26, LI-4, P-8, P-9, LIV-3, KI-1(Reduce)

NOTES: Includes simple feinting, postural hypotension, hypoglycemia, hysteria, etc.

Toothache | Diagnosis: Due to Stomach Fire

Point Prescription(s)

  • LI-4, ST-6, ST-44, ST-7 (Reduce)

NOTES: Toothache as described here is involved in acute and chronic pulpitis, dental caries, peridental abscess and pericoronitis.

Toothache | Diagnosis: Caused by Wind-Fire

Point Prescription(s)

  • SJ-2, GB-20, LI-4, ST-6, ST-7, SJ-5 (Reduce)

NOTES: Toothache as described here is involved in acute and chronic pulpitis, dental caries, peridental abscess and pericoronitis.

Toothache | Diagnosis: Due to Kidney Yin Deficiency

Point Prescription(s)

  • ST-6, ST-7, KI-3 (Even)

NOTES: Toothache as described here is involved in acute and chronic pulpitis, dental caries, peridental abscess and pericoronitis.

Torticollis | Diagnosis: None Noted

Point Prescription(s)

  • DU-14, BL-10, SI-14, GB-39, SI-3, Luozhen (extra - this point is used alone) (Reduce + Moxa)
  • Inability in flexion or extension: BL-60, LU-7
  • Difficulty rotating the neck: SI-7

NOTES: a.k.a. wry neck. Cupping may be applied after needling therapy.

Urination Disturbance | Diagnosis: Dysuria Caused by Calculi (Shi Lin)

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-28, REN-3, SP-9; BL-39 (Reduce alone or combine with Reinforce)

NOTES: This morbid condition includes urinary infection and urolithiasis.

Urination Disturbance | Diagnosis: Dysuria Caused by Qi Dysfunction (Qi Lin)

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-28, REN-3, SP-9; LIV-2 (Reduce alone or combine with Reinforce)

NOTES: This morbid condition includes urinary infection and urolithiasis.

Urination Disturbance | Diagnosis: Painful Urination with Blood (Xue Lin)

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-28, REN-3, SP-9; SP-10, SP-6 (Reduce alone or combine with Reinforce)

NOTES: This morbid condition includes urinary infection and urolithiasis.

Urination Disturbance | Diagnosis: Dysuria with Milky Urine (Gao Lin)

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-28, REN-3, SP-9; BL-23, KI-6 (Reduce alone or combine with Reinforce)

NOTES: This morbid condition includes urinary infection and urolithiasis.

Urination Disturbance | Diagnosis: Dysuria Caused by Overstrain

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-28, REN-3, SP-9; DU-20, REN-6, ST-36 (Reduce alone or combine with Reinforce)

NOTES: This morbid condition includes urinary infection and urolithiasis.

Urticaria | Diagnosis: Wind-Heat

Point Prescription(s)

  • LI-11, LI-4, BL-40, SP-10, SP-6 (Reduce); DU-14

NOTES: Dermal needle technique is advised at the local area.

Urticaria | Diagnosis: Wind-Damp

Point Prescription(s)

  • LI-11, LI-4, BL-40, SP-10, SP-6 (Reduce); SP-9

NOTES: Dermal needle technique is advised at the local area.

Urticaria | Diagnosis: Accumulation of Heat in the Stomach and Intestines

Point Prescription(s)

  • LI-11, LI-4, BL-40, SP-10, SP-6 (Reduce); ST-25, ST-36

NOTES: Dermal needle technique is advised at the local area.

Uterine Bleeding | Diagnosis: Excessive Heat

Point Prescription(s)

  • REN-3, SP-10, SP-1, LIV-8 (Reduce)
  • Affection of external heat: LI-11
  • excessive HT Fire: HT-8
  • excessive Liver Fire: LIV-3

NOTES: This disease includes functional uterine bleeding due to ovarian dysfunction, but organic disorder of the reproductive system must be excluded.

Uterine Bleeding | Diagnosis: Qi Deficiency

Point Prescription(s)

  • DU-20, REN-4, ST-36, SP-6, SP-1, SJ-4 (Reinforce + Moxa)

NOTES: This disease includes functional uterine bleeding due to ovarian dysfunction, but organic disorder of the reproductive system must be excluded.

Vomiting | Diagnosis: Retention of Food

Point Prescription(s)

  • REN-10, REN-12, ST-36, P-6, SP-4 (Reduce)
  • For persistent vomiting, Add: Jinjing Yuye (Extra Point) - prick to bleed

Vomiting | Diagnosis: Attack of the Stomach by the Liver Qi

Point Prescription(s)

  • LIV-3, REN-12, ST-36, P-6, SP-4 (Even)
  • For persistent vomiting, Add: Jinjing Yuye (Extra Point) - prick to bleed

Vomiting | Diagnosis: Hypofunction of the Spleen and Stomach

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-20, REN-12, ST-36, P-6, SP-4 (Reinforce + Moxa)
  • For persistent vomiting, Add: Jinjing Yuye (Extra Point) - prick to bleed

Wei Syndrome | Diagnosis: Heat in the Lung

Point Prescription(s)

  • LU-5, BL-13 (Reduce);
  • Upper limb: LI-15, LI-11, LI-4, SJ-5
  • Lower limb: ST-31, GB-30, SP-10, ST-34, ST-36, GB-34, ST-41, GB-39 (upper & lower limbs are main point prescriptions)
  • Incontinence of urine: REN-3, SP-6
  • Incontinence of feces: BL-25, BL-32

NOTES: A. This is seen in acute myelitis, progressive myatrophy, myathenia gravis, multiple neuritis, sequellae of poliomyelitis, periodic paralysis, hysterical paralysis, traumatic paraplegia, etc.
B. Long Treatment periods are needed. Tapping affected areas with dermal needle thx along affected meridians may be added.

Wei Syndrome | Diagnosis: Damp-Heat

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-20, SP-9 (Reduce);
  • Upper limb: LI-15, LI-11, LI-4, SJ-5
  • Lower limb: ST-31, GB-30, SP-10, ST-34, ST-36, GB-34, ST-41, GB-39 (upper & lower limbs are main point prescriptions)
  • Incontinence of urine: REN-3, SP-6
  • Incontinence of feces: BL-25, BL-32

NOTES: A. This is seen in acute myelitis, progressive myatrophy, myathenia gravis, multiple neuritis, sequellae of poliomyelitis, periodic paralysis, hysterical paralysis, traumatic paraplegia, etc.
B. Long Treatment periods are needed. Tapping affected areas with dermal needle thx along affected meridians may be added.

Wei Syndrome | Diagnosis: Liver & Kidney Yin Deficiency

Point Prescription(s)

  • BL-18, BL-23 (Reinforce);
  • Upper limb: LI-15, LI-11, LI-4, SJ-5
  • Lower limb: ST-31, GB-30, SP-10, ST-34, ST-36, GB-34, ST-41, GB-39 (upper & lower limbs are main point prescriptions)
  • Incontinence of urine: REN-3, SP-6
  • Incontinence of feces: BL-25, BL-32

NOTES: A. This is seen in acute myelitis, progressive myatrophy, myathenia gravis, multiple neuritis, sequellae of poliomyelitis, periodic paralysis, hysterical paralysis, traumatic paraplegia, etc.
B. Long Treatment periods are needed. Tapping affected areas with dermal needle thx along affected meridians may be added.

Wei Syndrome | Diagnosis: Trauma

Point Prescription(s)

  • Huatoujiaji points at the corresponding level of spinal injury (Even);
  • Upper limb: LI-15, LI-11, LI-4, SJ-5
  • Lower limb: ST-31, GB-30, SP-10, ST-34, ST-36, GB-34, ST-41, GB-39 (upper & lower limbs are main point prescriptions)
  • Incontinence of urine: REN-3, SP-6
  • Incontinence of feces: BL-25, BL-32

NOTES: A. This is seen in acute myelitis, progressive myatrophy, myathenia gravis, multiple neuritis, sequellae of poliomyelitis, periodic paralysis, hysterical paralysis, traumatic paraplegia, etc.
B. Long Treatment periods are needed. Tapping affected areas with dermal needle thx along affected meridians may be added.

Wind-Stroke | Diagnosis: Attack of the Zang Fu Organs: Closed Bi (Tense Syndrome)

Point Prescription(s)

  • DU-20, DU-26, ST-40, LIV-3, KI-1, twelve Jing-Well points on both hands (LU-11, HT-9, P-9, LI-1, SJ-1, SI-1)

NOTES: Frequent Moxa at ST-36 and GB-39 may prevent Wind-Stroke.

Wind-Stroke | Diagnosis: Attack on the Meridians and Collaterals

Point Prescription(s)

  • DU-20, BL-7, DU-16, LI-15, LI-11, SJ-5, LI-4, GB-30, GB-34, ST-36
  • If upward disturbance of wind: reducing method on GB-20 and LIV-3 while reinforcing KI-3 and SP-6
  • For excessive Fire in the HT and LV: Reduce P-7 and LIV-2 while reinforcing KI-3
  • For deviation of the mouth: ST-4 and ST-6

NOTES: Frequent Moxa at ST-36 and GB-39 may prevent Wind-Stroke.

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