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Review Jet Lam Ogden, Utah acupressure first aid, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) using pressure not acupuncture that does not puncture the skin. Reported to provide overall health and healing.

First aid in TCM means items one can do on themselves for basic health.
CAUTION-WARNING: DO NOT DO ANY OF THESE POINTS ON A CHILD OR IF YOU ARE PREGNANT OR THINK YOU MAY BE PREGNANT!!!

Jet Lam (Uncle Jet) teaches an excellent 3 hr. course on TCM first aid, and also provides individual treatment. He has offices in Sandy and Ogden, Utah. His phone number is 801-560-9888. The chart and information below was initiated from attending his seminar and I have added internet links for additional information.

You are welcome to download this chart and the table of explanitions. Please keep its watermark and referece to Herbdiscovery.com

Explanation of points shown in above chart (links are provided in this table as sources of information) (Type TCM descriptions into any search engine to learn more about any point.) CAUTION-WARNING: DO NOT DO ANY OF THESE POINTS ON A CHILD OR IF YOU ARE PREGNANT OR THINK YOU MAY BE PREGNANT!!!   This table prepared by http://herbdiscovery.com and is free to download. This table is a review of TCM web sites (nothing is our words, everything is referenced or quoted by others) and you are notified to verify this information, seek professional aid and take responsibility for any treatment. disclaimer. http://herbdiscovery.com/disclaimer.htm

# Desc. Point definition What it claims to do
1 Bai
(GV20)
Center top of head Circulation of the head, headache, dizziness, eye pain and redness, irritability, hypertension, Liver, internal wind, headaches, dizziness, visual dizziness, tinnitus, vertex pain, windstroke, seizures, prolapse, anal, uterine, vaginal; hemorrhoids, emotions, memory, behavior, useful for low energy, imbalances, parkinson's, alzheimer's, motor control issues. http://www.yinyanghouse.com/acupuncturepoints/gv20
2 Shang Zing
(GV23)
1" above origional hair line at center of forehead Forehead ache, Main point for nose problems, nasal congestion, rhinitis, nasal polyps, sinus headache. Eye/Vision issues - shortsightedness, visual dizziness, painful/red eyes. Facial swelling.
Psychological issues, primarily with wind derived mania symptoms, Used for face and cervical issues, useful for sinus congestion, eye issues, and neck pain/cervical disc issues. http://www.yinyanghouse.com/acupuncturepoints/gv23
3 Yin Tang
(EX-HN3)
Mid point between the eye brows Nose bleed, Headache, heaviness sensation of the head, rhinorrhea with discharge, infantile convulsion, pain in the forehead, insomnia.http://tcmdiscovery.com/2007/8-25/200782515323.html
4 Tai Yang
(EX-HNS)
Temples both sides at same time Migraine, Meniere's syndrome, vertigo, low-pitched tinnitus, and hearing loss, stif neck, whiplash, sinuses http://www.shen-nong.com/eng/exam/headaches_non_medicinal_approaches.html
5 Su Liao
(GV 25)
On the tip of the nose

restore or help maintain consciousness, for shock, loss of consciousness, to revive from drowning. acial hemiparalysis, itching or edema of the face
Rosacea , circulation issues in nose. Nasal issues - rhinitis, polyps, discharge, inability or changes in olfactory sensations (smell). May reduce alcohol intoxication. http://www.yinyanghouse.com/acupuncturepoints/gv25

6 Ying Ziang
(LI 20)
Bottom side (corner) of nose. nose blead, nasal discharge, any nose a/or sinus issues, nasal polyps, rhinitis, sinusitis, allergies
7 Ren Zhong
(GV 26)
Under nose half way between nose and upper lip. use fingernail Epilepsy, (seizures), heat stroke, Unconsious Passed out, restoring consciousness and mental alertness, useful for drowsy drivers, promote mental clarity and focus, useful for when a project is at hand and the brain feels a bit sluggish. http://drbenkim.com/acupressure-GV-26.html
8 QU Chi
(LI 11)
Right arm over the tendon * Headache, motion sickness, toothache, upper limbs cramp, hay fever, Sore-throat, toothache, conjunctival congestion (eye infections) and ophthalmalgia (pain in the eybal), rubella (German measles), scrofula (infection of lymph nodes in the neck), paralysis of the arm, abdominal pain accompanied with vomiting and diarrhea, fever. http://tcmdiscovery.com/2007/8-13/2007813164915.html
9 Lie Que
(LU 7)
Place the inside of thumb and first finger of left hand over same point of right hand and the point is at the end of index finger on right arm. Just above the wrist bone above the thumb. * Headach, neck strain, respiratory diseases, such as nasal obstruction, sore throat, cough, asthma, acute pain of the head and neck. aches of the wrist, such as sprain, tenosynovitis (pain, swelling and difficulty moving a joint in the hand or arm), etc. http://www.tcmwiki.com/wiki/lu7 Exterior Wind - body aches, chills/fever, runny nose, scratchy throat, sneezing. Internal Wind - bell's palsy (twiching of muscles in the face), twitching, spasms, lockjaw. http://www.yinyanghouse.com/acupuncturepoints/lu7
10 He Gu
(LI 4)

Right Hand betwwn the 1st and 2nd fingers abt. 1" from apex of palm *
Headache, nose bleed, toothache, vomiting (Nausea), upper limbs cramp, pain in the neck and nape, (swelling pain in the eye), stuffy nose, rhinorrhea with turbid discharge, toothache, deafness, edema of face, sore-throat, mumps, lockjaw, facial hemiparalysis, fever with either lack of sweating, increased sweating, abdominal pain, dysentery, constipation, pain in the upper arm, flaccidity, infantile convulsion, amenorrhea. http://tcmdiscovery.com/2007/8-12/200781210309.html
11 Nei Guan
(PC 6)

Left wrist

Epilepsy, (seizures), heat stroke, vomiting (Nausea) Opens and relaxes the chest, congetstion, cough, chest tightness, asthma, angina, palpitations, Insomnia, mania, nervousness, stress, anxiety, depression, emotions, poor memory, seasickness, motion sickness, vomiting, epigastric pain. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. cardiac problems, http://www.yinyanghouse.com/acupuncturepoints/pc6  and   http://www.steppingstoneacu.com/blog/2011/02/21/Acupuncture-Point-of-the-Month-Pericardium-PC-6-Nei-Guan.aspx

12 Liang Qui
(ST 34)
Left leg, 4 fingers above top of knee cap, then both sides of leg. * Lateral knee issues, swelling, pain, difficult movement. Pain, motor control, circulation issues of the knee and/or lower leg. Excess & Acute issues of the Stomach and chest - acute Stomach pain, stomach ache, GERD (acid reflux), vomiting, acute breast pain. http://www.yinyanghouse.com/acupuncturepoints/st34
13 Zu San Li
(ST 36)
Right leg, 4 fingers below bottom of knee cap, then both sides of leg. * motion sickness, vomiting (Nausea), stomach ache, low immunity, chronic illness, poor digestion, general weakness, point for building and maintaining overall health. All issues involving the Stomach a/or the Spleen - abdominal/epigastric pain, borborygmus (rumbling or gurgling), bloating, nausea, vomiting, GERD (acid reflux), hiccups, diarrhea, constipation, etc. Clear disorders along the course of the channel - breast problems, lower leg pain. support Lung function in cases of asthma, wheezing, dyspnea. (shortness of breath, congestive heart) Psychological/Emotional disorders - PMS, depression, nervousness, insomnia. http://www.yinyanghouse.com/acupuncturepoints/st36
14 Di Ji
(SP 8)
front left leg slightly to the inside and about 4 finger widths below bottom of kneecap* Abdominal pain and distention (protruding belly), poor appetite, diarrhea, dysentery, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea (pain during menstration), spermatorrhea, uterus myoma, lumar (low back) pain, dysuria (painful urination), oedema (swelling of lower legs). http://www.learntcm.com/articles/diji-sp-8-xi-cleft-point.html
15 San Yin Jiao
(SP 6)
Inside leg both sides, 4 fingers above ankle bone * Abdominal pain, borborygmus, distention of the abdomen, diarrhea, dysmenorrheal, irregular menstruation, metrostaxis and metrorrhagia, abnormal vaginal discharge, prolapse of uterus, infertility, dystocia, emission, impotency, enuresis, dysuria, edema, hernia, pain in the vulva, flaccidity of the lower extremities, headache, dizziness, insomnia. http://tcmdiscovery.com/2007/8-15/2007815151345.html Tonify Yin and Blood, all Spleen disorders, Digestive disorders, sinking/prolapse, Gynecological issues, male sexual issues, difficult labor (expel fetus), Menstrual issues (irregular, amenorrhea, (dysmenorrhea), Bleeding disorders, uterine bleeding, cool blood in hot skin diseases.
Insomnia, palpitations, and other anxiety related emotions, Dizziness, hypertension. http://www.yinyanghouse.com/acupuncturepoints/sp6
16 Tai Chong
(LIV 3)
Both feet between the big toe and next toe * Epilepsy, (seizures), toes cramp, resolves stagnation and tonifies Yin, balancing for all LV pathologies, headaches, dizziness, canker sores, Eye issues - blurred vision, red, swollen, painful eyes, Menstrual issues from Deficient Blood, Stagnation - dysmennorrhea, amenorrhea, PMS, breast tenderness, Genital issues - pain/swelling, hernia, impotence, semianl emission, subcostal tension, chest/flank pain, swellings in the axillary region.
Digestive issues, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea w/ undigested food, Calming point - anger, irritability, insomnia, anxiety, powerfully effects the flow of Qi and Blood in the body, Important point to descend energy in the body, generally used after qi gong exercises, energy healing sessions, etc. Helps to avoid qi gong sickness (or running fire) where energy is stuck in the upper part of the head/body and causes issues such as shortness of breath, psychological issues, headache, etc. http://www.yinyanghouse.com/acupuncturepoints/lv3
17 Feng Ci
(GB 20)
* The GB stands for galbladder. Back ache, neck strain, Dispel Exterior or Interior Wind - (exterior) - fever/chills, stiff neck; (internal) - paralysis, twitching, tremors, numbness, dizziness, vertigo. All issues of the head, brain (seizures, memory, mental/neurological disorders), face, throat and sense organs (eyes, ears, nose, tongue). Headache, especially occipital. Eye issues. Issues of the neck, shoulders a/or upper back - pain, weakness, stiffness. Hypertension, especially with LV Yang Rising. http://www.yinyanghouse.com/acupuncturepoints/gb20
18 Jain Jing
(GB 21)
On back of shoulders near top just above shoulder blade. pinch the shoulder muscle with your thumb and middle finger. using your index finger, apply downward pressure to massage and stimulate the area for 4-5 seconds . * The GB stands for galbladder. neck strain, occipital headache, tight trapezius muscles and/or neck/shoulder pain. Phlegm related issues of the head and neck, embolic stroke, neck lumps, swollen lymph nodes, tumors, Phlegm related issues of the breast and chest - mastitis, breast abscess, asthma, dyspnea, cough. http://www.yinyanghouse.com/acupuncturepoints/gb21 pain, neck stiffness, shoulder tension, and headaches, galbladder. http://exploreim.ucla.edu/chinese-medicine/acupressure-point-gb21/ , Pain and rigidity of the neck, pain in the shoulder and back, motor impairment of the arm, insufficient lactation, mastitis, scrofula, apoplexy, difficult labor.https://www.acufinder.com/Acupuncture+Points/Jianjing/282
19 Wei Shu
(UB 21)
located below shoulder blades about one inch each side of backbone or spine, see item 19 on chart above. * stomach ache, Main point for all Stomach related issues: food stagnation, abdominal distention, borborygmus, mouth ulcers, vomiting, belching, nausea, etc. Epigastric pain, borborygmus, vomiting. Stomach and Spleen, poor digestion, poor appetite, abdominal distension, pain in chest and sides, nausea/regurgitation, gastritis, gastric spasms, gastric ulcer, emaciation, back pain, diarrhea/cholera, enlargement of liver, difficulty in swallowing, cold stomach, intestinal parasitosis, night blindness, jaundice, muscular contractures. Insomnia, prolapsed stomach, gastrointestinal disorders, prolapse of the rectum, accumulation lumps persisting for many years, all disorders due to perverse energy of dampness. Stomach and Spleen, poor digestion, poor appetite. abdominal distension, pain in chest and sides, nausea/regurgitation, gastritis, gastric spasms, gastric ulcer, emaciation, back pain, diarrhea, cholera, enlargement of liver, difficulty in swallowing, intestinal parasitosis, night blindness, jaundice, muscular contractures. harmonizes the Stomach and strengthens the spleen. http://www.yinyanghouse.com/acupuncturepoints/ub21
http://www.acatcm.com/health-information/acupuncture-and-traditional-chinese-medicine/acupuncture-points/urinary-bladder-meridian-foot-tai-yang-points/ub-21-wei-shu http://www.acupuncture.com.au/education/acupoints/UB21.html
20 Huan Tiao
(GB 30)
middle of each buttock, see item 20on chart above. * Sciatica, pain, numbness, atrophy of lower back, hip, buttocks a/or lower limbs.
Bi (painful obstruction) or Wei (flaccidity, weakness) of the leg.
Urticaria, red, itchy skin issues from wind. http://www.yinyanghouse.com/acupuncturepoints/gb30
21 Hou Xi
(SI 3)
Outer
edge of left hand *
neck strain, Stiffness of the nape, tinnitus and deafness, sore-throax, manic-depressive psychosis, malarial disease. sudden sprain in the lumbar region, fever with night sweat, numbness and contraction of the fingers, pain in the shoulder and arm. http://tcmdiscovery.com/2007/8-16/200781617200.html
22 Wei Zhong
(UB 40)
lower limbs cramp, useful for all lumbar (lower back) related issues: acute low back pain, sprain, muscle spasms, etc., Main point for heat conditions such as summer heat, heatstroke and heat exhaustion. Main point for all skin related issues: itching, oozing, inflammation, etc., Good local point for leg a/or knee pain. http://www.yinyanghouse.com/acupuncturepoints/ub40
23 Cheng Shan
(UB 57)
lower limbs cramp, Opens the channel, relaxes the tendons and muscles, lower back pain, paralysis, sciatica.Activates blood, menstrual disorders, hemorrhoids, bowel problems.main point for hemorrhoids from any etiology. Main point for pain, swelling a/or cramping of the calf. Heel a/or foot pain from trauma but also from paralysis a/or neurological disorders. http://www.yinyanghouse.com/acupuncturepoints/ub57
24 Yong Quan
(KI 1)
Epilepsy, (seizures), toes cramp, headaches, tinnitus, hypertension, epileps,. chronic sore throat, dry mouth, low back pain, insomnia, palpitations, anxiety, poor memory, mania, rage w/desire to kill, hot flashes, night sweats, Loss of consciousness, yang collapse, nausea, insomnia, etc. http://www.yinyanghouse.com/acupuncturepoints/kd1
  • * To locate a specific point feel for a tender spot in the region described and more than likely it is the exact spot to treat. Some suggest that the more painful the point is, indicates its areas of influence are more stressed and unhealthy. In acupuncture the proof that the needle has connected with the point is that a small electrical charge will be felt by the practitioner. This indicates that the points contain an electrical connection and it could be that TCM simply opens the flow of electricity and removes an electrical blockage that may be responsible for various illnesses. See Electricity in the body
  • Duration of time to apply pressure varies and there are different opinions from 7 seconds to one minute. Probably the best answer is to experiment and see what works best for you.
  • Amount of pressure also varies and is not exactly defined by various experts, however when the fingernail is mentioned it means a sharper instrument or pressure is recommended. Professionals may use a sharp tool or a hard blunt object. This is a reference showing numerous acupressure tools. https://www.google.com/search?q=acupressure+tools&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=lDy&tbo=u&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ei=VOawUNvHMMHqiwKX-YDwBA&ved=0CEsQsAQ&biw=1152&bih=708
  • Any tool, vibrator or small laser light as well as the hand or blunt vibrators that apply pressure, light or heat can stimulate the acupressure points. You can purchase a small laser light for under five dollars sold as a pet toy or pointer for teaching and some claim it provides a deeper penetration into some acupressure points.

 

 
 
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