Dr. Mehdi Hashemi
|Posted on Wednesday, March 03, 2010 - 10:29: |
Do you agree locating of SP6 (3cun=4patients fingers above internal ankle) and ST36 (3cun=4patients fingers below ST35=internal eye of knee) according to the patients cun measurement ?
|Posted on Thursday, March 04, 2010 - 13:41: |
Yes, this is exactly what the text says.
|Posted on Monday, March 15, 2010 - 21:57: |
Hello Dr. Halevi,
At first thanks for this forum and my membership.
Thought that 1 cun would be the width of the patient's thumb.
So i don't understand that 3 cun would be 4 fingers.
What is meant with 1 finger or 4 fingers?
Thanks in advance for your attention.
|Posted on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 10:20: |
Cun, as explained elsewhere on this forum, is rather a flexible measurement. 3 cun on the chest are not the same as 3 cun on the leg or on the head. Thus, the 3 cun indicated for the distance from the patella to St-36 do not sum up 3 single cun measured by your thumb nail's width. Yet, if you need to measure 1 cun from, say, P-6 to P-5, this will be identical to your thumb's nail width. If you make a search throughout the forum you'll find a sketch depicting the various measurements on the body. In any event, measurement by the cun system or otherwise is not enough in order to properly locate a point. You also need to palpate the point's location and see if it is consistent with the anatomical description of the point, or feel for any peculiarities typical of acupoints characteristics.
|Posted on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 11:50: |
Dear Dr. Halevi,
Thanks for your reply.
Can one know more about all divergent/different acupoints, in relation to their location?
This regarding their position in relation to the "standard" 1 cun?
Untill now did i use the 1 cun of the patients thumb width as the standard in point location.
But i see now at the moment that this doesn't fit at all.
So i am now very curious to know all divergent points in relation to my conventional way of measuring, with that 1 cun.
Furhter will be a great aid that those the most points are situated in a hole.
Am also interested in a good book which explains those better locations.
This because untill now did i made use of the conventional way, in that point location in relation with that 1 cun.
Thanks in advance for your attention,
|Posted on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 17:53: |
Here is an excellent book for you about all the acupuncture points: