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Dajian (T 11.01)

Location

This point is located on the palmar aspect of the index finger, midway along the radial margin of the proximal phalangeal bone (line B).

B
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Indications
Primary: 
  • Hernia: inguinal hernia, bearing down sensation of the testicles, abdominal distension or bloating
  • Heart disease, palpitations, shortness of breath
  • Acute or chronic enteritis
Secondary: 
  • Knee pain, finger numbness
  • Canthus pain, TMJ pain, tonsillitis
  • Pediatric asthma, gan ji (infantile malnutrition)
Application
Master Tung's Reaction Areas: 
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Protocols
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Techniques

Needle perpendicularly, adjacent to the edge of the bone, towards the dorsal aspect of the hand.

  • Needle contralateral to the affected side.
  • For HT conditions, needle 0.1 - 0.2 cun.
  • For SI conditions, hernia, knee pain, and other conditions, needle 0.2 - 0.3 cun.

Bleeding is also effective for hernia if there are nearby veins or dark spots.

Remarks
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