Points Database

: Shixuan : Ten Diffusions

Ex-UE-11 : Extra Upper Extremity 11


Location:
On the tips of the ten fingers, approximately 0.1 cun from the fingernail.

Needling:
Prick to bleed. This may be followed by moxibustion.

TCM Actions:
Opens the portals and revives consciousness, drains heat and pacifies wind.

TCM Indications:
  • Loss of consciousness, windstroke, summer-heat stroke, febrile disease, swelling and pain of the throat, throat moth, acute childhood fright wind, clonic spasm, epilepsy, mania, vomiting, diarrhoea, numbness or pain of the fingers.

    Neuroanatomy:
    Superficial Innervation: Median (C6 - C8) and ulnar (C8 - T1; little finger and half of ring finger only)
    Dermatome Segment: C6 (thumb), C8 (little finger), C7 (middle fingers)

    Notes:
    Almost exclusively used for acute conditions such as loss of consciousness where they are pricked to bleed and then occasionally followed by moxa.

    In Tibetan medicine:
    Moxa points (AMNH, Tibetan Medical Paintings)

    In Thai massage:
    Acupressure points. The ones on the little and ring fingers are indicated for ear ailments (Salguero & Roylance, 2011, Encyclopedia of Thai Massage)



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