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Jing-Well Functions
where qi emanates

1) Restore consciousness, rescue collapse

2) Clear heat & excess from UPPERMOST reaches of channel

3) Fullness below Heart

4) Treat disorders of the Spirit
JW: Restoring Consciousness; Rescuing Collapse
coma, fainting, collapse - except GB 44, UB 67, SJ 1

prick to bleed for collapse from windstroke or high fever
JW: Clear Heat & Excess from Uppermost reaches of Channel
Prick to bleed clear heat, stagnation (dark blood)

Ex. LU 11 - sore throat
ST 45 - lockjaw, swollen face
JW: Fullness below Heart
epigastrium; fullness of chest from pressure below

Ex.ST 45: fullness and distention of abdomen
GB 44: pain in lateral costal region
JW: Treat disorders of the Spirit
mania
Ex. HT 9, KI 1, LU 11...

insomnia
Ex. GB 44, LV 1
Ying-Spring Functions
where qi glides

1) Clear Heat from zang-fu, channel or body

2) Treat Changes in Complexion

3) Treat yang channels and disease of zang (w/ shu-stream points)
YS: Clear Heat from zang-fu, channel or body
Ex. LU 10 - dry heat from LU zang
YS: Treat Changes in Complexion
Clears heat of body, HT pathogen

(little clinical application)
YS: Treat yang channels and disease of zang (w/ shu-stream points)
Treat yang channels and disease of zang (w/ shu-stream points)

Clear excess, stag and heat from all along all respective channels

Ex. LI 2 for d/o of head and shoulders

With shu-stream for zang:
Ex. LU 9 and LU 10 for pain of HT and LU
Shu-Stream functions
where qi pours
3 arm yin: flexure of wrist
others: prox to MCP or MTP joints (except KD 3)

1) Treat D/O of the Zang Organs

2) Treat D/O of Yang Channels

3) Heaviness of Body, Pain of Joints

4) Intermittent Diseases
SS: Treat D/O of the Zang
On yin channels, the same as yuan-source point: may be single-most important point of their respective channel. (Not so much on the yang channels.)

Ex. LU 9, SP 3, HT 7, KD 3, PC 7, LV 3
SS: Treat D/O of Yang Channels
SS have important actions on their respective yang CHANNELS. (Not so much on the Yin.)

Ex. LI 3 - Clear WH from head, throat, teeth, eyes and mouth
GB 41 - Disperse LV qi stag throughout Shaoyang channel
SS: Heaviness of Body, Pain of Joints
Painful obstruction due to Damp. Except for SP 3 this is mainly true for Yang channels.

Ex. LI 3 for finger joints, shoulder and back painful obstruction from qi/xue xu
SS: Intermittent Diseases
Malaria, classically. 8 SS in all treat it.

Ex.: LI 3, ST 43, KD 3...
Jing-River

description
location
functions
where qi flows
at or proximal to wrist and ankle joints

1) Cough, Dyspnea, Chills & Fever

2) Changes in Voice

3) Disease of Sinews & Bones
JR: Cough, Dyspnea, Chills & Fever
JR of Yin channels are Metal - treat LU pathogens
JR of Yang - treat either cough/dyspnea or chills and fever

Ex. LU 8 - cough, asthma, wheezing...
GB 38 - chills and fever, sweating
JR: Changes in Voice
Ex. LI 5 - raving, laughter
PC 5 - loss of voice, halting speech, raving (about ghosts)
JR: Disease of Sinews & Bones
Ex. LV 4 - contracted sinews, lumbar pain

KD 7 - cold and hot bones, atrophy of leg
He-Sea Functions

phrase
"where qi enters inwards"

1) Counterflow qi
diarrhea
disease of ST
d/o from irregular eating and drinking

2) Diseases of the Fu

3) Diseases of the Skin
Counterflow qi
diarrhea
disease of ST
d/o from irregular eating and drinking
He-sea pts among the most important points for d/o of ST and INTS.

Approaching the knee/elbow these points have greater effect on the center of the body.
Diseases of the Fu
Strong action on ST and INTS, esp. the he-sea of the lower limb. The he-sea of the 3 arm Yang don't do much - hence, lower he-sea.
Diseases of the Skin
This action is not limited to the yang he-sea points, but

LI 11 & UB 40 are the two most important points for skin disorders.