Acupuncture Points Notebook

: Shixuan : Ten Diffusions

Ex-UE-11 : Extra Upper Extremity 11

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

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.

    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)

    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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