Function Of Acupuncture Points - Types Of Points

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Overview of acupuncture point function in traditional Chinese medicine


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  • 1. 
    You are treating a Wood CF.  To tonify the wood by pulling energy from the mother element you would use the following points. 
    • A. 

      Liv 1, GB41 - wood points

    • B. 

      Liv 2, GB38 - fire points

    • C. 

      Liv 3, GB 34 - earth points

    • D. 

      Liv 4, GB44 - metal points

    • E. 

      Liv 8, GB43 - water points

  • 2. 
    You are treating a Wood CF.  To sedate the wood by pushing energy from the mother (wood) element into the child you would use the following points. 
    • A. 

      Liv 1, GB41 - wood points

    • B. 

      Liv 2, GB38 - fire points

    • C. 

      Liv 3, GB 34 - earth points

    • D. 

      Liv 4, GB44 - metal points

    • E. 

      Liv 8, GB43 - water points

  • 3. 
    You are treating a Wood CF.  For extra tonification at the wood time, according to the Chinese clock you would use the following points:
    • A. 

      Liv 1, GB41 - wood points

    • B. 

      Liv 2, GB38 - fire points

    • C. 

      Liv 3, GB 34 - earth points

    • D. 

      Liv 4, GB44 - metal points

    • E. 

      Liv 8, GB43 - water points

  • 4. 
    You are treating a Wood CF.  If you were treating in the autumn, as a seasonal adjustment, you might choose the following points:
    • A. 

      Liv 1, GB41 - wood points

    • B. 

      Liv 2, GB38 - fire points

    • C. 

      Liv 3, GB 34 - earth points

    • D. 

      Liv 4, GB44 - metal points

    • E. 

      Liv 8, GB43 - water points

  • 5. 
    At the Jing-Well points the qi:
    • A. 

      Bubbles (dynamic and superficial)

    • B. 

      Starts to flourish (excellent points for clearing heat)

    • C. 

      Flourishes

    • D. 

      Increases in abundance

    • E. 

      Runs into the sea (heads deeper into the interior)

  • 6. 
    At the Ying-Spring points the qi:
    • A. 

      Bubbles (dynamic and superficial)

    • B. 

      Starts to flourish (excellent points for clearing heat)

    • C. 

      Flourishes

    • D. 

      Increases in abundance

    • E. 

      Runs into the sea (heads deeper into the interior)

  • 7. 
    At the Shu-Stream points the qi:
    • A. 

      Bubbles (dynamic and superficial)

    • B. 

      Starts to flourish (excellent points for clearing heat)

    • C. 

      Flourishes

    • D. 

      Increases in abundance

    • E. 

      Runs into the sea (heads deeper into the interior)

  • 8. 
    At the Jing-River points the qi:
    • A. 

      Bubbles (dynamic and superficial)

    • B. 

      Starts to flourish (excellent points for clearing heat)

    • C. 

      Flourishes

    • D. 

      Increases in abundance

    • E. 

      Runs into the sea (heads deeper into the interior)

  • 9. 
    At the He-Sea points the qi:
    • A. 

      Bubbles (dynamic and superficial)

    • B. 

      Starts to flourish (excellent points for clearing heat)

    • C. 

      Flourishes

    • D. 

      Increases in abundance

    • E. 

      Runs into the sea (heads deeper into the interior)

  • 10. 
    Luo-Connecting Points are "safe points" that are often used initially to "test" the CF, and may be used to support other treatments (such as treating spirit points). 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The following is true about Luo-Connecting Points:
    • A. 

      They connect the yin and yang organs (e.g. Heart and Small Intestine)

    • B. 

      They link together from the luo-connecting point of the Heart to the luo-connecting point of the Small Intestine

    • C. 

      They link together from luo-connecting point of one channel to the yuan-source point of its pair

    • D. 

      They connect to the luo superficial channels, and for this reason can be useful for treating pain in the channel, external invasions (Lu7, TB5) and qi/blood stagnation

    • E. 

      They connect to the deep pathways of the channels

  • 12. 
    The following is true of Xi-Cleft points
    • A. 

      They are safe points, used early on in treatment to "test" the CF

    • B. 

      They are places where qi accumulates and gathers, and may be diagnostically tender.

    • C. 

      They are mostly used for chronic conditions

    • D. 

      They are mostly used for acute conditions

    • E. 

      They often treat bleeding and pain

  • 13. 
    The following is true about back-shu points: 
    • A. 

      They are found on the back, 1.5 cun from the midline, on the Bladder channel

    • B. 

      They tonify the Organs (especially the Yang aspect of the Yin organs).

    • C. 

      They can be used to expel pathogenic factors (especially Bl 12 and 13 where wind-cold is said to enter the body).

    • D. 

      They can be used to sedate excess patterns.

    • E. 

      They become tender when the corresponding Organ is diseased.

    • F. 

      They affect the associated sense organs, e.g. Bl 18 – eyes.

  • 14. 
    Front-Mu points become diagnostically tender.  They can be used for deficiency or excess conditions, and are especially good for treating yang deficiency, being on the front of the body. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The Lower He-Sea points are used to treat the Fu organs: St 36: Stomach, St 37: Large Intestine, St 39: Small Intestine, GB 34: Gall Bladder, Bl 40: Bladder,Bl 39: Triple Burner
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    YinTang is an extra point, located between the eyebrows, and used mostly for calming the shen. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Which of the following statements are true of ahshi points:
    • A. 

      They have a fixed location

    • B. 

      They are found through palpation and have no fixed location

    • C. 

      They are commonly used to treat pain, along with local and distal points

    • D. 

      They can be used to treat organ deficiency

    • E. 

      Ahshi literally means "ah yes, thats it!"

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