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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.
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.
The point at which the Qi glides.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Where the Qi and Blood gather more deeply.
Yuan Source Points
Original Qi surfaces and lingers.
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