Jing River Theory and Applications
The Jing River Points are a subsection of the Five Shu Points within TCM Theory. They have the following general usages:
- Jing-river Points
- Where the Qi of the Channel begins to flow more heavily
- Located on the forearm and lower leg
- Actions & Effects
- Cough, Fever & Chills - External pathogenic factors
- Disorders of the local tissues (muscles, tendons, bones, joints)
- Diseases manifesting in the voice
What Points Are In This Category?
KD 7 Recover Flow
- Tonifies KD Yang, especially with respect to water regulation - sweating (too much or too little, spontaneous), swellings, urinary issues.
- Oedema, especially chronic effecting the abdomen a/or lower legs.
- Five types of Lin Disorder - resolve accumulation of damp a/or damp-heat.
- Diarrhea, abdominal distention, hemorrhoids, constipation.
- Low back pain from deficiency a/or stagnation.
- Main treatment point of Kidney Sho pattern (with LU 5 and LU 8) - in Japanese style Five Phase treatment protocol.
ST 41 Ravine Divide
- Opposite end of channel issues (i.e. head/face) - swelling, headache, dizziness / vertigo.
- Abdominal pain, bloating, constipation.
- Can aid groundedness and focus - ADD/ADHD, mania, restlessness, palpitations, epilepsy.
- Local point for ankle issues - sprains, inflammation, motor impairment, foot pain, pain in the 1st and 2nd toes.