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What are YUAN points?
Where the source Qi of the various organs is stored.
Where are the Yuan points located on Yin channels?
They are the same as the Shu (stream) transporting point.
Where are the Yuan points located on Yang channels?
They are found immediately proximal to the Shu (stream) transporting point.
What does the state of the Yuan points reflect? ie the clinical significance?
Either the excess of deficiency of Qi in their respective channels.
LUNG Yuan Point
LU 9
LARGE INTESTINE Yuan Point
LI 4
STOMACH Yuan Point
ST 42
SPLEEN Yuan Point
SP 3
HEART Yuan Point
HT 7
SMALL INTESTINE Yuan Point
SI 4
BLADDER Yuan Point
BL 64
KIDNEY Yuan Point
KI 3
PERICARDIUM Yuan Point
PC 7
TRIPLE HEATER Yuan Point
TH 4
GALL BLADDER Yuan Point
GB 40
LIVER Yuan Point
LIV 3
Memory Aid for Yuan Points for YIN Organs
2 points proximal to the most distal point on the meridian.
=Position 3=Shu Point=Earth point.
Arm Yin= LU 9, PC 7, HT 7.
Leg Yin= SP3, LIV 3, KI 3.
Memory Aid for Yuan Points for YANG Organs
3 points proximal to the most distal point on the meridian. (except for GB which is 4)
= one point proximal to the Shu point = Wood point.

Arm Yang = LI4, TH 4, SI4
Leg Yang = ST 42, BL 64, GB 40