Jing River Theory and Applications

Jing River

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

Point Categories

What Points Are In This Category?

HT 4 Spirit Pathway

  • Sudden loss of voice.
  • Restless Zang Disorder (fluctuating emotions, mania, depression, anxiety, insomnia), various emotional disturbances.
  • Chest pain that perhaps worsens with emotional distress.
  • Local point for pain in the elbow and/or arm.

SI 5 Yang Valley

  • Local point for the hand and wrist.
  • Neck and shoulder pain and/or swelling.
  • Toothache, lockjaw.
  • Clears heat from the hearts - calms the spirit, manic behavior.  

SP 5 Shang Hill

  • Tonifies the spleen and resolves dampness - lethargy, desire to lie down, abdominal distention.
  • Calms the spirit - manic depression, anxiety, excessive thinking.
  • Speech disorders, stiffness at root of tongue.

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.

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