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Acupuncture Meridian and Point

Description: Today, we are so glad to let you know that the first course of acupuncture - Acupuncture Point (acupoint) is available on-line. This is a very important foundation course. Each acupuncture learner must start from here. The advanced technology has been used on the late operation with PowerPoint Slides together, it produces a wonderful Opentcm video course. We solemnly recommend this Acupuncture Point course to everyone who wants to study TCM. The course originally comes from the formal curriculum of TCM collage master program of United States, and has been taught by our experienced speaker, Professor Kevin Zhu. This courseware is illustrated, and very conducive to the learning and mastering of the main contents of acupuncture.
The whole course was recorded 60 hours in the class, after our processing, it has been turned into a complete 2139 minutes acupuncture point courseware. There are 14 meridians and points in Acupuncture Point course, which includes 12 main meridians (hand three yin, hand three yang, foot three yin, foot three yang), as well as Conception Vessel and Governor Vessel, a total of 361 criteria acupoints. The distribution, start-stop and direction of meridians, also the location, main effects, secondary effects, acupuncture techniques and clinical applications of acupoints are all been demonstrated detailedly.
There is a student acupuncture demonstration model for the studying of each meridian. Also there are some operation demonstrations in the courseware for some key acupoints, difficult needling points as well as warming needling-moxibustion techniques.
As you know, this course is the basis of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture. You have to study this basic knowledge well in order to master the learning later in the clinical treatment of acupuncture and moxibustion.
Language: English
Instructor: Kevin Zhu
Runtime: 2139 minutes

The Lung Meridian of Hand-Taiyin
Runtime: 155 minutes
Type: Video + Slides + Content
Introduce: The Lung Meridian of Hand-Taiyin
First point is Zhongfu (LU1) located latero-superior to the sternum, this meridian comes out from axilla, descends along anterior part of medial side of the upper limbs, passes cubital fossa and enters cunkou (the radial artery at the wrist for pulse palpation), reaches to Yuji (LU10) and the end of thumb (Shaoshang, LU11)

The Large Intestine Meridian of Hand-Yangming
Runtime: 179 minutes
Type: Video + Slides + Content
Introduce: The Large Intestine Meridian of Hand-Yangming
The large intestine meridian of hand-yangming starts from the radial side of index finger (Shangyang, LI1), passes through the dorsum of hand and the lateral anterior aspect of upper limbs, reaches to the shoulder, runs along the anterior border of acromion, ascends from the supraclavicular fossa to neck and cheek, enters the gums of lower teeth, curves around the upper lip and crosses the opposite meridian at the philtrum, arrives at both sides of the nose (Yingxiang, LI20).

The Stomach Meridian of Foot-Yangming
Runtime: 261 minutes
Type: Video + Slides + Content
Introduce: The Stomach Meridian of Foot-Yangming
The stomach meridian of foot-yangming starts from the lateral side of ala nasi (Yingxiang, LI20), ascends to the bridge of nose, where it meets the bladder meridian of foot-taiyang at Jingming (BL1), turns downward along the lateral side of nose, enters the upper gum, reemerges and curves around the lips, descends to meet the conception vessel at the mentolabial groove (Chengjiang, CV24), runs posterolaterally across the lower portion of cheek at Daying (ST5), runs along the angle of mandible, ascends in front of the ear and traverses Shangguan (GB3), follows the anterior hairline and reaches the forehead.
The straight portion of the meridian arises from the supraclavicular fossa, runs downward, passes through the nipple, descends alongside the umbilicus (two cun lateral to the umbilicus), enters Qichong (ST30) on the lateral side of lower abdomen. Meridian runs downward along anterior part of thigh, reaches to knee, arrives at dorsum of foot along anterior part of lateral side of tibia, reaches the lateral side of tip of the second toe (Lidui, ST45).

The Spleen Meridian of Foot-Taiyin
Runtime: 159 minutes
Type: Video + Slides + Content
Introduce: The Spleen Meridian of Foot-Taiyin
The spleen meridian of foot-taiyin starts from the tip of big toe (Yinbai, SP1), runs along the medial side of foot at the junction of red and white skin, ascends in front of the medial malleolus, runs up to the medial side of leg, follows the posterior aspect of tibia, crosses and goes in front of the liver meridian of foot-jueyin at eight cun above the medial malleolus, passes through the anterior medial aspect of the knee and thigh, enters the abdomen, pertains to spleen, connects with stomach. It ascends and passes through the diaphragm, runs alongside the esophagus. When it reaches the root of the tongue, it spreads over its lower surface.

The Heart Meridian of Hand-Shaoyin
Runtime: 75 minutes minutes
Type: Video + Slides + Content
Introduce: The Heart Meridian of Hand-Shaoyin
The heart meridian of hand-shaoyin emerges from the axilla (Jiquan, HT1), goes along the posterior border of the medial aspect of the upper arm, runs down to the cubital fossa, descends along the posterior border of the medial aspect of the forearm to the pisiform region proximal to the palm, enters the palm, follows the medial aspect of the little finger to its tip (Shaochong, HT9).

The Small Intestine Meridian of Hand-Taiyang
Runtime: 87 minutes minutes
Type: Video + Slides + Content
Introduce: The Small Intestine Meridian of Hand-Taiyang
The small intestine meridian of hand-taiyang starts from the tip of little finger (Shaoze, SI1), runs upward on dorsum of hand and posterior aspect of lateral side of upper limbs, passes through elbow, reaches shoulder joint, circles around the scapular region, meets Dazhui (GV14) on the superior aspect of the shoulder.
Branch: The branch from supraclavicular fossa ascends to the neck, and further to the cheek, reaches to outer canthus, enters the ear (Tinggong, SI19).

The Bladder Meridian of Foot-Taiyang
Runtime: 377 minutes
Type: Video + Slides + Content
Introduce: The Bladder Meridian of Foot-Taiyang
The bladder meridian of foot-taiyang starts from the inner canthus (Jingming, BL1), ascends to the forehead, joins the governor vessel at the vertex (Baihui, GV20). It then emerges and bifurcates to descend along the posterior aspect of the neck (Tianzhu, BL10), goes downward to meet Dazhui (GV14), runs downward alongside the medial aspect of scapula region and 1.5 cun lateral to vertebral column; reaches the lumbar region (Shenshu, BL23), descends through the gluteal region and reaches to popliteal fossa (Weizhong, BL40) along posterior aspect of lateral side of thigh.
Branch: The branch from the posterior aspect of neck runs downward along the medial border of the scapula, arrives at Fufen (BL41) and goes downward with three cun lateral to vertebral column, runs downward along the lateral side of thigh, meets the preceding branch descending from the lumbar region in the popliteal fossa, then passes through gastrocnemius, reaches to the posterior aspect of external malleolus, runs along the tuberosity of the fifth metatarsal bone, reaches the lateral side of the tip of the little toe (Zhiyin, BL67).

The Kidney Meridian of Foot-Shaoyin
Runtime: 116 minutes
Type: Video + Slides + Content
Introduce: The Kidney Meridian of Foot-Shaoyin
The kidney meridian of foot-shaoyin starts from the inferior aspect of small toe, runs obliquely to the sole (Yongquan, KI1), emerges from the lower aspect of the tuberosity of the navicular bone, runs behind the medial malleolus, enters the heel, ascends along the medial side of leg to the medial side of popliteal fossa, goes further upward along the posterior aspect of medial side of thigh to the vertebral column (Changqiang, GV1).
The straight portion of the meridian reemerges from the kidney, ascends and passes through the liver and diaphragm, enters the lung, runs along the throat, terminates at the root of the tongue.

The Pericardium Meridian of Hand-Jueyin
Runtime: 65 minutes minutes
Type: Video + Slides + Content
Introduce: The Pericardium Meridian of Hand-Jueyin
The pericardium meridian of hand-jueyin emerges from the costal region at a point three cun below the anterior axillary fold (Tianchi, PC1), ascends to the axilla, runs downward on the midline of medial side of upper limbs, passes through elbow and wrist, enters the palm (Laogong, PC 8), passes along the middle finger right down to its tip (Zhongchong, PC9).

The Triple Energizer Meridian of Hand-Shaoyang
Runtime: 100 minute minutes
Type: Video + Slides + Content
Introduce: The Triple Energizer Meridian of Hand-Shaoyang
The triple energizer meridian of hand-shaoyang originates from the tip of the ring finger (Guanchong, TE1), runs upwards along ulnar side of ring finger to dorsal aspect of wrist, goes upward between ulna and radius, passes through the olecranon, runs upward along the lateral aspect of upper arm, reaches the shoulder, winds over to the supraclavicular fossa, ascends to the neck, runs along the posterior border of the ear (Yifeng, TE17), goes to the corner of anterior hairline, turns downward to the cheek and terminates in the infraorbital region.

The Gallbladder Meridian of Foot-Shaoyang
Runtime: 273 minutes
Type: Video + Slides + Content
Introduce: The Gallbladder Meridian of Foot-Shaoyang
The gallbladder meridian of foot-shaoyang originates from the outer canthus (Tongziliao, GB1), ascends to the corner of the forehead (Hanyan, GB2), curves downward to the retroauricular region (Wangu, GB12), runs upward to the region above eyebrow (Yangbai, GB14) through forehead, curves downward to Fengchi (GB20), goes downward along neck to shoulder, both sides of meridian meet at Dazhui (GV14), enters the supraclavicular fossa.
Branch: The retroauricular region arises from the retroauricular region and enters the ear, then emerges and passes the preauricular region to the posterior aspect of outer canthus.
Branch: The branch arising from the outer canthus runs downward to Daying (ST5), meets the branch of hand-shaoyang meridian distributed on cheek, goes to canthus, and runs downward to lower mandible and neck.
Straight portion of meridian: It runs downward from the supraclavicular fossa, passes in front of the axilla along the lateral aspect of chest and through the free ends of the floating ribs to the hip region where it meets the previous branch (Huantiao, GB30), descends along the lateral aspect of thigh and knee joint, goes downward along the anterior aspect of fibula, all the way to its lower end, reaches the anterior aspect of external malleolus, follows the dorsum of the foot to the lateral side of the tip of fourth toe (Zuqiaoyin, GB44).

The Liver Meridian of Foot-Jueyin
Runtime: 75 minutes minutes
Type: Video + Slides + Content
Introduce: The Liver Meridian of Foot-Jueyin
The liver meridian of foot-jueyin starts from the dorsal hairy region of the great toe, runs upward along the dorsum of the foot, passes through Zhongfeng (LR4), one cun in front of the medial malleolus, ascends to an area eight cun above the medial malleolus, where it runs across and behind the spleen meridian of foot-taiyin, runs further upward to the medial aspect of the knee and along the medial aspect of the thigh to the pubic hair region, where it curves around the external genitalia, goes up the lower abdomen, runs upward and curves around the stomach to enter the liver, its pertaining organ, and connects with the gallbladder, continues to ascend, passes through the diaphragm, branches out in the costal and hypochondriac region.

Conception Vessel - Ren Meridian
Runtime: 123 minutes
Type: Video + Slides + Content
Introduce: Conception Vessel - Ren Meridian
The conception vessel starts from the inside of lower abdomen and emerges from the perineum, goes anteriorly to the pubic region, ascends along the midline of abdomen and chest to throat, goes to lower mandible, curves around the lips, passes through the cheek and enters the infraorbital region.

Governor Vessel - Du Meridian
Runtime: 94 minutes minutes
Type: Video + Slides + Content
Introduce: Governor Vessel - Du Meridian
The governor vessel arises from the lower abdomen and emerges from the perineum, then runs posteriorly along the interior of the spinal column to Fengfu (GV16) at the nape, where it enters the brain, runs on the midline of head, ascends to the vertex, descends to forehead, nose, upper lip and upper labial frenum.

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