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Acupuncture Points of Six Principal Yang Channels 

Acupuncture Points of Six Principal Yang Channels
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Acupuncture Points of Six Principal Yang Channels
Author(s):

Jingduan Yang

and Daniel A. Monti

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190210052.003.0011
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date: 19 July 2018

This chapter describes in detail the location, energetic function, and special features of each point in six principal Yang channels: Large Intestine, Small Intestine, San Jiao, Stomach, Gallbladder, and Bladder. It emphasizes that the unique features of each point come from its association with specific organs and five elements in addition to its connection with other energy channels. The clinical indications for mental and physical dysfunctions due to channel blockages and organ energetic imbalance are only some examples of the clinical use of these points. After reading this chapter, the practitioner should be able to expand his or her usage based on the features and functions of these points.

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