FIVE SHU (SOURCE) POINTS
by Dan Schalm R.Ac, R.TCMP
The following table lists the five Shu (Source) points in
Each of these five acupuncture point
classifications has specific properties.
Click on the Shu Source property in the right column to see details :) .
JING (WELL) POINTS: Commonly treat Liver disorders; chest fullness; Qi
Pulse: wiry, taut.
YING (SPRING) POINTS: Relate to Heart & treat Heat problems. (eg. body Heat,
fever, Heart & Small Intestine Heat, emotional disorders, palpitation, insomnia,
SHU (STREAM) POINTS: Relate to Spleen/Stomach deficiency. Treat bloating,
nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, water retention due to Spleen deficiency, heavy
sensation of body, Bi syndrome, painful joints.
Pulse: soft, moderate.
JING (RIVER) POINTS: Lung/Large Intestine disorders with Xie Qi attacking Wei
Qi and Lung Qi descending function impairment. Treats Asthma, cough,
chills/fever, scratchy or sore throat. All external Wind-Heat & Wind-Cold
invasions. When Large Intestine involved, treat irregular bowel movement. Help
disperse the superficial and descend Qi.
HE (SEA) POINTS: Relate to Kidney/Bladder. Treat upsurging Qi, diarrhea due
to excessive Qi flow or asthma/cough due to Kidney not grasping Qi. Lower body
symptoms such as urinary dysfunction, spermatorrhea, irregular bowel movement,
incontinence, impotence, early aging, poor development.
Pulse: weak, deep, thready
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