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Ma Dan-yang 12 Heavenly Star Acupoints


The twelve Heavenly Star qi-points of Ma Dan Yang, who was a famous Daoist practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine, around 1140 A.D. These are his famous chosen Qi-points as recorded in his ode to 11 miraculous acupuncture points, which was published in the Jade Dragon Manual in 1329. the twelfth Qi-point LR-03 was added by Xu Feng who introduced the Eight Extraordinary Vessels.

Ma Dan Yang’s 12 Heavenly Star Points

Point Name Translation Meridian Location Indications According to Ma Dan yang’s Song
Zusanli Three Miles ST-36 Swollen belly, cold stomach, intestinal noises, diarrhea, swollen leg, sore knee or calf, injury from cold, weakness or emaciation, parasites, aging
Neiting Inner Courtyard ST-44 Chill in the hands and feet, hatred of voices, skin rashes, sore throat, continuous yawning, toothache, intermittent fevers without appetite
Quchi Crooked Pond LI-11 Aching elbow, hand cannot close, arm very weak, throat closes up, repeated or persistent fevers, severe lesions over the whole body
Hegu Joining Valleys LI-04 Headache with a swollen face, malarial fevers, burning then cold, tooth decay, nose bleed, lock jaw and unable to speak
Weizhong Middle Equilibrium BL-40 Lumbago, especially when severe and leading up the back, aching muscles which cannot extend, rheumatism which returns irregularly, knee stiffness
Chengshan Receiving the Mountain BL-57 Severe back-pain, hemorrhoids, bowel difficulties, swollen ankles and knees, repeated or continuous tremors or aches, cramps and spasms
Taichong Supreme Rushing LR-3 Sudden fits and convulsions, swollen throat or breast, both feet unable to walk, all types of hernias, cloudy mist in front of the eyes, aching waist
Kunlun Kunlun Mountains BL-60 Spasms and pain in the tailbone, difficulty in breathing, fullness in the chest, being unable to walk or even step out, painful movement
Huantiao Jumping Circle GB-30 lower back pain, rheumatism aggravated by cold or damp, pain running down from thigh to calf
Yanglingquan Yang Mound GB-34 Swollen knee accompanied by numbness, one-sided pains due to cold, inability to raise the foot, sitting or lying as someone old and weak
Tongli Penetrating Within HT-05 Stammering and stuttering, distress, irritation, palpitations, limbs go heavy, head, face, and cheeks turn red, lack of appetite and expression
Lieque Narrow Defile LU-07 Migraine, the whole body lifeless with wandering pains, phlegm incessantly blocks above or in lockjaw

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Poster Eight Extraordinary Vessels


 

Eight Extraordinary Vessels

By Jamu shur in Healthy Posters

2 pages, published 8/24/2013

The Eight Extraordinary Vessels are considered to be more ancient than the conventional meridian system and yet so simple and powerful when energised, stimulated or balanced for their related conditions. A must for every practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine.

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San Yin Jiao

English translation: Three Yin Intersection. This is the meeting point of the three Yin channels (spleen, kidney and liver).

International identity number: Sp-06 or Spleen 06

IMPORTANT: This point is prohibited for use during pregnancy

Location: on the inside of the lower leg, 4 finger width above the malleolus (or ankle bone).

To find it yourself, place the little finger of your hand against the highest tip of the malleolus resting the flat of your hand against your leg. the Qi-point is found at that level just behind the bone.

Functions:
Strengthens the Spleen, Resolves Damp, Promotes the function of the Liver and the smooth flowing of Liver Qi, Tonifies the Kidneys, Nourishes Blood and Yin, Benefits urination, Regulates the uterus, Moves Blood and eliminates stasis, Cools Blood, Stops pain, Calms the Mind,

Important for treatment of all gynecological, sexual, urinary, digestive and emotional imbalances.
Nourishes and builds the blood.
Use in the treatment of anxiety, insomnia, headaches, menstrual cramps, abdominal distention/pain and diabetes.
Contraindicated during pregnancy.


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Sports Acupuncture

Practitioners Diploma in Sports Acupuncture

This course is designed for qualified practitioners of sports medicine and massage, physical therapists, physiotherapy and other suitably qualified practitioners in sports remedial therapy. The course runs on a flexible weekend basis. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be qualified to practice this prestigious sports acupuncture.

 

Acupuncture is now the most popular natural treatment by people in the Western world. Acupuncture is the use of inserting needles in empirical points positioned around the body, to assist the body’s own natural healing powers. It is a medical tradition practiced for thousands of years in the orient. Its success is proven by the fact that it survived over this time and today, continues to be an effective treatment for a large number of modern health problems.

Sports Acupuncture often referred to as dry needling or trigger point needling is specifically developed to treat sports injuries and pain syndromes.


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