(TH) Triple Heater Meridian - Graphic

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.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the ulnar side of the ring finger (.5 cun) proximal to the margin of the web between the ring and little fingers, in a depression when fist is clenched at the border of the red and white skin With fist clenched, on dorsum of the hand between the 4th and 5th metacarpal bones in a depression proximal to the 4th metacarpalphalangeal joint On transverse crease of dorsum of wrist in a depression on the ulnar side of the extensor digitorum communis tendon 2 cun above TH 4 between the radius and ulna on the TH 4 - TH 10 line ** Japanese discrepancy ** 3 cun above TH 4 between the radius and ulna on the radial side of extensor digitorum on the TH 4 - tip of olecranon line Level with and one finger width from TH 6 on the radial border of the ulna 4 cun above TH 4 between the radius and ulna 5 cun below the olecranon between the radius and ulna on the ulnar side of the forearm 1 cun superior to the olecranon process in a depression with the elbow flexed 1 cun above TH 10 with the elbow flexed Midway between TH 11 and TH 13 on line joining the olecranon and TH 14 3 cun below TH 14 on the posterior border of the detoid on line joining TH 14 and the olecranon On shoulder, posterior to LI 15, in a depression inferior and posterior to the acromion when the arm is abducted Midway between GB 21 and SI 13 on the superior angle of the scapula Directly below the mastoid process level with the mandibular angle and the posterior border of the SCM (in line with SI 17 and GV 15) Directly below the mastoid process level with the mandibular angle and the posterior border of the SCM (in line with SI 17 and GV 15) Directly below the mastoid process level with the mandibular angle and the posterior border of the SCM (in line with SI 17 and GV 15) Posterior to the lobule of the ear in a depression between the mandible and the mastoid process Posterior to the lobule of the ear in a depression between the mandible and the mastoid process Posterior to the lobule of the ear in a depression between the mandible and the mastoid process In the center of the mastoid process at the junction of the middle and lower third of curve (TH 17 - TH 20) posterior to the helix In the center of the mastoid process at the junction of the middle and lower third of curve (TH 17 - TH 20) posterior to the helix Posterior to ear at junction of upper and middle third of curve (TH 17 - TH 20) behind the curve ** AA & NB ** Posterior to ear at junction of upper and middle third of curve (TH 17 - TH 20) behind the curve ** AA & NB ** Directly above ear apex within hairline Directly above ear apex within hairline Anterior to the supratragic notch and behind the posterior border of the condyloid process of the mandible with the mouth open Anterior and superior to TH 21 level with the root of the auricle on posterior border of the hairline of the temple, where superficial artery passes ** AA ** In a depression at the lateral end of the eyebrow ** No Moxa ** terms of use

Sources and More Information

The information on our site is drawn from our own lecture notes and clinical experience. The following lecture notes were used within this section:

  • Ferro, Barbara: New England School of Acupuncture, Point Location Lecture Notes
  • Hartstein, Rachel: New England School of Acupuncture, Actions & Effects Lecture Notes

For a complete list of valuable resources, see our Acupuncture Theory Resources section. The most recommended texts are below:

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