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TCM Fx of 8 extra channels
*reservoirs of energy
(store shi qi + xue from primary)
(release qi + xue if primary xu)
*integrate the primary channels
(facilitate interaction)
*circulate jing/yuan qi frm KD
(derive energy from KD, contain essence frm KD, take KD energy all over body, regulate life cycles, energy to 5 curious organs, dist. jin ye)
*distribute wei qi over abd. thorax and back
Western Fx of 8 extra channels
hormonal control
nervous control
control of musculoskeletal system, genitalia, circulatory, hematic, hepatic, biliary
general USE of 8 extra channels
*symptomatology is a composite of primary ch. that each xtra channel joins (s/s don't fit zang/fu/8 principle/primary ch. pattern)
*chronic, long term illness
*endocrine problems
*psychological imbalances
*when tried everything else
Du mai paired with
Yang Qiao mai
SI 3 + BL 62
Ren mai paired with
Yin Qiao mai
LU 7 + KD 6
Chong mai paired with
Yin Wei mai
SP 4 + PC 6
Dai mai paired with
Yang Wei Mai
GB 41 + TB 5
General use of Du mai + Yang Qiao
balance yang energy
*back of legs, back, spine, neck, head, eyes, brain
*mostly men w/spasms contractions/ joint probs
General use of Ren mai + Yin Qiao
balance yin energy
*abdomen, chest, LUNGS, throat, face
*mostly women w/yin prob assoc. with disordered fluid metab
General use of Chong mai + Yin Wei mai
*inner legs, abdomen, chest, HT + ST, reproduction
*organic insufficiencies with hereditary background
CHONG- blood + qi
General use of Dai Mai + Yang Wei mai
*outer leg, sides of body, shoulders, sides of neck
*migraines with menstrual disorders
Ren Mai associated pts.
LU 7 Master
couple: yin qiao KD 6
Ren mai fx
***qi stag/rebellious qi/qi xu
LU organ or LU qi problems
*controls all yin ch. of body
(sea of yin, directs yin energy + controls life cycles)
*nourishes the uterus
*regulates blood
*regulates menses
*GOVERNS FETUS
*spreads wei qi to abd./chest
*controls jin ye in abdomen
*moves qi in lower jiao
Ren mai s/s
*congested qi - catarrh
*menstrual irregularities ***
*miscarriage/infertility
*leukorrhea
*menopause
*GI disorders ESP. involving mucus membranes (ulcerative cholitis/chrones)
*asthma/bronchitis/sinusitis
*ECZEMA/ACNE
! infertility in men/women, hernia (umbilical/inguinal), nocturnal emission, enuresis, retention of urine, epigastric pain (hiatal hernia/acid reflux), low abd. + genital region pain ///dry throat
CV governs all yin/water metabolism = front mu of ub, (cv 3 + cv4)
Cv 4 - guan yuan affect KD Cv 12 - stomach mu
Du Mai associated pts.
SI 3 master
couple: yang qiao BL 62
Du Mai fx:
*Governs yang ch + qi of body
*Regulates yuan qi via KD
*nourish brain/spinal cord (controls CNS)
*circulates wei qi over back
Du Mai s/s:
*Stiff spine/HA/eye pain
*Heavy head/sagging shoulder/shaking
*mental disorders (poss. wind entering brain)
*RHEUMATIC conditions
*Hemorrhoids/sterility/hernias/enuresis
*HT pain/colic/constipation
! Epilepsy, opisthotonos (arch back) -- stiff spine
Brain - emotional/mental/memory/depression (ESP du10 (t6) du11 (t5))
Anxiety du16/du20
Chong mai associated pts.
SP 4 master
couple: yin wei mai PC 6
Chong mai fx:
*Sea of blood (reg. menses)
*sea of 12 ch. all primary come frm chong
*sea of 5 yin and 6 zang organs (conn. pre/post natal qi)
*governs menses + sexual characteristics (w/ren)
*GOVERNS reproduction
*Nourishes the fetus
*Circulates qi in the abdomen
*affects digestion/chest/HT
Bridge uterus + heart
Chong mai s/s:
*Menstrual (!irregular menses) + gyn probelms
*Male GU + sexual prob
*digestive disorders
*chest tightness
*HT pain
! Running piglet (anxiety attack/palpitations) Asthmatic breathing - when chong qi goes up, spasm/pain in abd, infertility in men/women
Chong + liver personality similar
Morning sickness (chong not releasing blood/baby block chong /// goes up,rebels + affects stomach) painful menses/etc chong not flowing well
anxiety ---fear --- KD/abdomen tight, chong goes up, running piglet - HT palpate
Dai mai associated pts:
GB 41
couple: yang wei mai TB5
Dai mai fx:
*Only horiz ch. in body/ binds ch. running up trunk
*regulates balance between up + down flow of qi in body
*controls genitals/waist/hips/head
*affects circulation of qi in ST
HELPs SP qi AScEND
*harmonize fx btwn LV/GB
L2 starts -- around to hip down to genitials
Dai Mai s/s:
*px feels like sitting in water
*bloated abd. sagging waist
*OVARIAN CYST
*HIP arthritis
*lower ext. spasms/ coldness/paralysis
*H.A, esp, in women w/lower abd. congestion (violent temple migraines w/menses)
*Occipital eczema
! Weak lumbar, leukorrhea, prolapse uterus, muscular atrophy, weak/motor impairment of lower limbs, distention/fullness of abdomen
Yang qiao mai assoc. points
BL 62 master
couple: SI 3 (DU)
xi cleft: BL 59
*thought of as branch of bladder channel
Yang qiao - musculoskeletal - arms/legs - motility
Yang qiao fx:
*Brings yang energy to eyes
*Absorbs excess yang or stag. in the head
*expels ext. wind
*harmonize L and R sides
Yang qiao s/s:
*eyes cant close/insomnia
*foot eversion (lat. musc. tight, medial flaccid)
*DAYTIME epilepsy
*stroke/facial paralysis/aphasia
*wind EPI w/H.A + stiff neck
*low back pain
*extreme nervous tension/especially in men
! Redness/pain inner can thus, eversion of foot + spasm lower limbs, pain in back + lumbar region, epilepsy/insomnia
Yin Qiao mai assoc. points
KD 6 Master
couple: LU 7 ren
xi cleft: KD 8
*regarded a branch of KD ch
Yin Qiao mai fx:
*Brings yin energy to eyes
*muscle tone of legs
*regulate fluid metab. in abd.
*harmonize L + R sides body
Yin Qiao mai s/s:
*eyes cannot stay open/somnolence
*night time epilepsy
*excess in the LJ
*Habitual Miscarriage/difficult delivery/post partum pain/hemorrhage
*structural imbalances btwn L + R
! epilepsy, lethargy, pain in lumbar/hip regions referring to pubic region, spasm lower limbs and inversion of foot
Yang wei mai assoc. pts:
TB 5 master
couple: GB 41 Dai
xi cleft: GB 35
Yang Wei mai fx:
*Connects all yang ch. (reinforce/regulate/balance energy + activity of yang ch.)
*AFfects sides of body ESP hips/shoulders/ears/legs/joints
Yang Wei- link/ connection for ext
Yang Wei mai s/s:
*intermittant fevers/ alt chills/fev
*pain in lateral side of body
! ext. Syndromes like chills/fever
Any skin disorders
Yin Wei mai assoc. pts:
PC 6 master
couple: SP 4 chong
xi cleft: KD 9
Yin Wei mai fx:
*Connects all yin ch: (reinforce/regulate/balance energy + activity of yin ch) --connect interior
*Reinforces blood + the HT
Yin Wei mai s/s:
*Blood or yin xu w/psychological sx - anxiety/restlessness/insomnia
panic attack/depression
*Calms mind (esp. women)
"broken HT"
*Chest tightness/pain
*Blood XU H.A (back of neck - usu. after menses)
! interior syndromes like chest pain/cardiac pain/ *(stomach ache) ST emperor of the yang organs -- connects HT + ST