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Tung's Acupuncture Points 22.06 & 22.07 (Zhong Bai & Xia Bai)

Location: The points 22.06 and 22.07 are located on the SJ / TW meridian. The point 22.06 is located in the same position as SJ 3, between the 4th and 5th metacarpals, and 0.5 cun proximal to the knuckles.

22.07 is located one cun proximal to 22.06 / SJ 3 and is one of the Yao Tong Xue points. 

Indications: As a pair these points treat conditions of the san jiao and gallbladder meridians. They can be used for temple headaches and GB meridian sciatica. They also benefit the functions of the kidneys and can be used for nephritis, UTI's, kidney pain and lumbar pain.

22.06 and 22.07 also treat chest and costal pain.

​As these points are located on the hand and between the metacarpal muscles they have strong effects on the neurological and myofascial systems. These points are located on the Superficial Back Arm Line (SBAL) and influence the trapezius and deltoid muscles. 

Master Tung Hand Points 22.06 and 22.07
Zhong Bai (SJ 3) & Xia Bai (Yao Tong Xue 2)

​Since the GB and SJ meridians runs through the head and jaw they may also be used for TMJ, trigeminal neuralgia and migraines. 

Both of these points are also used for a variety of foot disorders including ankle pain and heel pain. 

Meridian Systems: The shao yang meridians connect to the jue yin and shao yin channels. Therefore, these points are useful for traditional kidney, liver and heart patterns. Thy may be used for kidney deficiency, liver yang rising and liver fire syndromes.  

 

Notes: The point 22.07 is the same as one of the Yao Tong Xue points. For treating lumbar pain it is typically more effective to use the two Yao Tong Xue points rather than 22.06 and 22.07 as a pair. This may be due to the Yao Tong Xue pair affecting a wider distribution of nerves. However, for pure shao yang headaches affecting the temples and related to liver yang rising or liver fire, the combination of 22.06 and 22.07 will be more effective for some clients. If a patients symptoms are confined to the san jiao and gallbladder meridians 22.06 and 22.07 should be used as a pair. 

 

When using 22.07 (Xia Bai) for lumbar pain, you can use it in two different combinations which produce similar results. The extra points Yao Tong Xue is the first point combination, and the second point combo is to use 22.07 with Ling Gu and Da Bai. After testing these two point combinations on hundreds of clients I have found that they give nearly identical outcomes for lumbar pain. 

 

For acute lumbar pain, without any other symptoms, the Yao Tong Xue combo is exceptional. To get the best results have the patient do gentle movements such as pelvic tilts, bridge pose, chair squats, and hip movements. 

 

Fo cases where lumbar pain presents with digestive problems, frontal headaches, sinus congestion, or reproductive disorders use the Ling Gu, Da Bai, Xia Bai combination. This set of points treats a wider variety of conditions and can be used for treating lumbar pain occurring with the above listed complications.    

 

 

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