Practical Needling II Final Review

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  1. What is the insertion angle and depth for Yao Yan (in the depression ~3.5 cun lateral to the lower border of L4 (DU-3)?
    Perpendicular 1-1.5 cun
  2. This point is on the midline, midway between the tip of the coccyx and the anus.
    DU-1
  3. What is the insertion angle and depth for Bai Lao (at the back of the neck, 2 cun superior to DU-14, 1 cun lateral to the midline)?
    Perpendicular 0.5-0.8 cun
  4. This point is on the lateral aspect of the hip joint, at the midpoint of a line drawn between the anterior superior iliac spine and the prominence of the greater trochanter.
    GB-29
  5. What is the insertion angle and depth for SJ-14 (at the origin of the deltiod muscle, in the depression which lies posterior and inferior to the lateral extremity of the acromion)?
    • Which arm abducted, perpendicular insertion toward axilla1-1.5 cun
    • Transverse-oblique insertion directed distally towards the elbow 1.5-2 cun
  6. What is the insertion angle and depth for LI-15 (in the depression which lies anterior and inferior to the acromion, at the origin of the deltoid muscle)?
    • With arm abducted, perpendicular insertion directed towards the centre of the axilla, 1-1.5 cun
    • Transverse-oblique insertion directed distally towards the elbow 1.5-2 cun
  7. What is the insertion angle and depth for Jian Qian (on the anterior aspect of the shoulder joint, midway between the anterior axillary crease and LI-15)?
    • Perpendicular 1-1.5 cun
    • Oblique / Oblique-transverse insertion distally towards the elbow, 2-3 cun
  8. What is the insertion angle and depth for SI-9 (on the posterior aspect of the shoulder, 1 cun superior to the posterior axillary crease when the arm hangs in the adducted position; lies in the depression just below the posterior border of the deltiod)?
    Perpendicular 1-1.5 cun
  9. What is the insertion angle and depth for SI-10 (on the posterior aspect of the shoulder, in the depression inferior to the scapular spine, directly superior to the posterior axillary crease when the arm hangs in the adducted position; slide finger directly upwards from SI-9 until it falls into the depression just below the scapular spine)?
    Perpendicular 1-1.5 cun
  10. This points is on the buttock, in the depression 3 cun lateral to the sacro-coccygeal hiatus (DU-2).
    BL-54
  11. This point is on the postero-lateral aspect of the hip joint, one third of the distance between the prominence of the greater trochanter and the sacro-coccygeal hiatus (DU-2).
    GB-30
  12. What is the insertion angle and depth for LU-5 (on the cubital crease of the elbow, in the depression at the radial side of the tendon of biceps brachii)?
    Perpendicular 0.5-1 cun
  13. What is the insertion angle and depth for HT-3 (midway between PC-3 and the medial epicondyle of the humerus, at the medial end of the transverse cubital crease when the elbow is fully flexed)?
    • Oblique insertion distally / proximally, or directed towards LI-11 0.5-1.5 cun
    • *contradicated to moxa
  14. What is the insertion angle and depth for PC-3 (on the transverse cubital crease, in the depression immediately to the ulnar side of the aponeurosis of he biceps brachii muscle)?
    • Perpendicular 0.5-1 cun, or prick to bleed
    • *brachial artery and veins lie deeply, just medial to this point
  15. What is the insertion angle and depth for SJ-10 (with elbow flexed, this point is located in the depression 1 cun proximal to the olecranon)?
    Perpendicular 0.5-1 cun
  16. What is the insertion angle and depth for SI-8 (in the depression between the tip of the olecranon process of the ulna and the tip of the medial epicondyle of the humerus)?
    • Oblique distal / proximal 0.5-1 cun
    • Perpendicular 0.3-0.5 cun
    • *ulnar nerve lies deep to this point
  17. What is the insertion angle and depth for LI-11 (at the elbow, midway between LU-5 and lateral epicondyle of the humerus, at the lateral end of the transverse cubital crease)?
    Perpendicular 1-1.5 cun, or joined by through-needling to HT-3
  18. What is the insertion angle and depth for Xi Yan (on the knee, in the hollows formed when the knee is flexed, immediately below the patella and both medial and lateral to the patellar ligament)?
    • With knee flexed and supported by a rolled pillow
    • Perpendicular towards BL-40 1-2 cun
    • Oblique in a medial and superior direction, behind patella 1-2 cun
    • Through-needling between lateral and medial Xi Yan, behind patellar ligament
  19. What is the insertion angle and depth for GB-34 (below lateral aspect of the knee, in the tender depression ~1 cun anterior and inferior to the head of fibular)?
    • Perpendicular of slightly oblique posterior 1-1.5 cun
    • This point is sometimes through-needled to SP-9, in which case it should be located in a slightly more distal position.
  20. What is the insertion angle and depth for ST-36 (below the knee, 3 cun inferior to ST-35, on finger-breadth lateral to the anterior crest of the tibia)?
    Perpendicular 1-1.5 cun
  21. What is the insertion angle and depth for LI-5 (on the radial side of the wrist, in the center of the hollow formed by the tendons of extensor pollicis longus and brevis (snuffbox)?
    Perpendicular 0.5-1 cun
  22. What is the insertion angle and depth for SI-4 (ulnar border of the hand, in the depression between the base of the fifth metacarpal bone and the triquetral bone)?
    Perpendicular 0.3-0.5 cun
  23. What is the insertion angle and depth for SI-5 (ulnar border of the wrist, in the depression between the head of the ulna and the triquetral bone)?
    Perpendicular 0.3-0.5 cun
  24. What is the insertion angle and depth for SJ-4 (dorsum of the wrist, at the level of the wrist joint, in the depression between the tendons of extensor digitorum communis and extensor digiti minimi)?
    • Slightly oblique proximal 0.3-0.5 cun
    • Transverse towards radial side of the wirst beneath the tendons 0.5-1 cun
  25. What is the insertion angle and depth for HT-7 (wrist joint, on the radial side of flexor carpi ulnaris, in the depression at the proximal border of the pisiform bone)?
    • Perpendicular 0.3-0.5 cun
    • Oblique proximally / medially / distally 0.5-0.8 cun
    • *ulnar artery and nerve lie adjacent to this point
  26. What is the insertion angle and depth for ST-41 (ankle, level with the prominence of the lateral malleolus, in a depression between the tendons of extensor hallucis longus and extensor digitorum longus)?
    • Perpendicular 0.5 cun
    • Oblique beneath tendons to join with SP-5 or GB-40
    • *anterior tibial vessels and nerve lie deep to this point
  27. What is the insertion angle and depth for GB-40 (ankle joint, in the depression anterior and inferior to the lateral malleolus)?
    Perpendicular 1-1.5 cun, directed towards KI-6
  28. What is the insertion angle and depth for BL-60 (behind the ankle joint, in the depression between the prominence of the lateral malleolus and the Achilles tendon)?
    • Perpendicular 0.5-1 cun
    • Superiorly to join with KI-3, 1.5-2 cun
    • *contraindicated in pregnancy
  29. What is the insertion angle and depth for KI-3 (in the depression between the medial malleolus and the Achilles tendon, level with the prominence of the medial malleolus)?
    Perpendicular 0.5-1 cun or join to BL-60
  30. What is the insertion angle and depth for KI-6 (1 cun below the prominence of the medial malleolus, in the grove formed by two ligamentous bundles)?
    Oblique superiorly 0.3-0.5 cun
  31. 0.5 to 1 cun lateral to the depressions below the spinous processes of the 12 thoracic and 5 lubar vertebrae.  What point is this?
    • Hua Tuo Jia Ji
    • Perpendicular-oblique towards spine 0.5-1 cun
    • *used to stimulate spinal nerves
  32. First posterior sacral foramen to fourth posterior sacral foramen.
    • Ba Liao (BL-31-34)
    • Perpendicular 0.5-1 cun, 1.5-2 cun through foramen
    • BL-31: contraindicated for moxabustion

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