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The Five Antique (Transporting) Points

Five points per channel, important in five element applications. Located between the elbow and fingertips or knees and toes.

Element

(Yin)

Wood Fire Earth Metal Water

Element

(Yang)

Metal Water Wood Fire Earth

Jing

Well

Ying

Spring

Shu

Stream

Jing

River

He

Sea

Jing

Well

Ying

Spring

Shu

Stream

Jing

River

He

Sea

LU LU11 LU10 LU9 LU8 LU5 CO CO1 CO2 CO3 CO5 CO11
SP SP1 SP2 SP3 SP5 SP9 ST ST45 ST44 ST43 ST41 ST36
HT HT9 HT8 HT7 HT4 HT3 SI SI1 SI2 SI3 SI5 SI8
KI KI1 KI3 KI3 KI7 KI10 UB UB67 UB66 UB65 UB60 UB40
PC PC9 PC8 PC7 PC5 PC3 SJ SJ1 SJ2 SJ3 SJ6 SJ10
LIV LIV1 LIV2 LIV3 LIV4 LIV8 GB GB44 GB43 GB41 GB38 GB34

Jing-Well Points

The point at which the Qi emanates.

Meridians start at Jing-Well points. They are located on the fingers and toes of the four extremities. Jing means 'well'. Indications are to review consciousness, fullness in the chest (below the heart) mental disorders related to the Yin organs and disease of the Yang.

Ying-Spring Points

The point at which the Qi glides.

These points are located distal to the metacarpophalangeal joints or metatarsophalangeal joints and are used for febrile diseases. In the Yin meridians, the Ying-Spring point belonds to the Fire Element. This means that it may be very useful in the treatment of releasing heat from its related meridian or organ system. Also used for heat in body, changes in colour, disease of Yang channels, disease of the Zang.

Shu-Stream Points

The point at which the Qi pours through.

The Shu-Stream point in Yin organs is also what we refer to as Yuan-Source points. This means that the stimulation of this point is able to build strength and energy in its related meridian or organ system. These points are located proximal to the metacarpophalangeal joints or metatarsophalangeal joints and are used for disorders related to heaviness in the body, painful joint conditions and disease which attacks intermittently.

Jing-River Points

The point at which the Qi flows.

These points are located around the joints of the wrists or ankles and are used for cough and asthma due to pathogenic cold and heat, chills and fever, disease manifesting as changes in the persons voice, disease of sinews and bones.

He-Sea Points

The merge of rivers joining and emptying into the sea.

These points are located around the joints of the elbows or knees. These points are indicated for perverse (counterflow) Qi flow such as diarrhea. Also used for disease of the stomach and disorders resulting from irregular eating or drinking, disease of the skin (Yang He-Sea points only).

Xi-Cleft Points

Where the Qi and Blood gather more deeply.

Yuan Source Points

Original Qi surfaces and lingers.

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