Ren And Du Point Function

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Point Quizzes & Trivia

Test your basic knowledge of Ren and Du Point Function.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which Ren point is used to transform damp in the lower jiao?  Its name reinforces this function.  Put your answer in the form of just a number (i.e. 17, not Ren 17 or ShanZhong or Middle of Chest). 
  • 2. 
    The Entry and Exit points for the Ren Mai are Ren 1/Hui Yin and Ren 22/TianTu. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which Ren point is used with moxa to warm and stabilise Yang, especially if there is also chronic diarrhoea?
    • A. 

      Ren 3 - ZhongJi

    • B. 

      Ren 10 - XiaWan

    • C. 

      Ren 8 - ShenQue

    • D. 

      Ren 14 - JuQue

  • 4. 
    Which of the following (may be more than one) are true of Du 1 - ChangQiang?
    • A. 

      It is the entry point of the Du Mai

    • B. 

      Its name translates as 'Gate of Life'

    • C. 

      It is a useful local point for haemorrhoids, prolapsed anus and prostate problems.

    • D. 

      It can be used to regulate the heart, and calm the spirit.

    • E. 

      Its name translates as 'Long Strength'.

  • 5. 
    Du 16/Feng Fu is a window of the sky point, and can be used to eliminate both external and internal wind, especially when it involved the head (with headache, dizziness, etc.)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which of the following (may be more than one) are true about Du 10/LingTai?
    • A. 

      It is an important spirit point - LingTai/Spirit Tower.

    • B. 

      It is an empirical point for treating toxic-heat on the skin, especially boils.

    • C. 

      It is a useful local point for haemorrhoids, prolapsed anus and prostate problems.

    • D. 

      It can clear both internal and external wind.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following Ren Points are important spirit points?
    • A. 

      Ren 3 - ZhongJi

    • B. 

      Ren 9 - ShuiFen

    • C. 

      Ren 13 - ShangWan

    • D. 

      Ren 14 - JuQue

    • E. 

      Ren 15 - JiuWei

    • F. 

      Ren 23 - LianQuan

  • 8. 
    The name of Ren 22 is TianTu/Heavenly Chimney.  It is used as a window of the sky point, as well as being used to descend phlegm and rebellious Lung Qi.  In children the thymus is enlarged, so this point must not be needled deeply in a downward direction. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The name of Ren 6 is 'GuanYuan/Gate to the Yuan Qi'.  Its name suggests its relationship to the DanTian, and hence its ability to nourish at the level of the Jing and Yuan Qi.  It is used to nourish qi, blood, yin and yang and has a powerful rooting affect on the shen. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Ren 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 all descend stomach qi.  Ren 13 is the best point for shi/excess conditions of the stomach, whereas Ren 12 is the best point when the Spleen and Stomach are xu/deficient.  Ren 14 is a useful point when the heart/shen is involved because of its calming nature. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Which Ren point is called 'Middle of the Chest', and is useful to both stregthen the chest and the zong qi, as well as clearing stagnation from the chest?  Put just the number of the point as your answer. 
  • 12. 
    Du 10 and Du 11 are both useful spirit points.  Du 10 is called LingTai/Spirit Tower - the Ling refering to the universal spirit.  Du 11 is called Shen Dao/Spirit Way - the Shen refering to the individual spirit. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The entry and exit points of the Du Mai are Du1 and Du28. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Du 3 is the hottest point on the body.  It is called MingMen (Gate of Life) connecting with the Dan Tian and strongly tonifying the Kidney Yang
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Which of the following are true about Du 8?
    • A. 

      It is found at the level of Bl 23 and Bl 52.

    • B. 

      It is an important spirit point to strengthen and calm the shen

    • C. 

      It is used to relax the tendons.

  • 16. 
    Which of the following (may be more than one) are true of Du 20 - BaiHui?
    • A. 

      It can be used to tonify the ascending function of the Spleen

    • B. 

      Its name translates as '100 Meetings', refering to its nature as the meeting point of all of the Yang Channels

    • C. 

      It can be used to clear Wind and Liver Fire, especially for dizziness and headache.

    • D. 

      It is an internal dragon point

    • E. 

      It is an important spirit point to strengthen and calm the shen