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Point Selection and Combination 

Point Selection and Combination
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Point Selection and Combination
Author(s):

Jingduan Yang

and Daniel A. Monti

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190210052.003.0015
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date: 22 January 2018

This chapter teaches systematically how acupuncture points are selected and combined to achieve therapeutic goals: balance Yin and Yang, normalize organ function, open blocked energy flows, and eliminate external and internal pathogenic energies. The special features of acupuncture points are discussed in categories: Ashi points, Five-Shu point, Xi point, Yuan points, Luo point, back Shu Pints, front Mu point, eight converging points for special organs, eight converging points for extra channels, six converging points for Yang organs, and meeting points. It discusses in detail how these points are combined locally and distally based on their location and the involvement of channels and organs.

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