Mu points are similar to
Shu points of the back, in that they are points
where the Qi of specific organs gathers and
collects on the front of the body. There are 12 Mu
points located on the front of the body, one for each
of the Zang Fu organs. The front of the body
is considered the Yin aspect (soft and vulnerable)
, whilst Shu points are located on the back
or Yang aspect (hard and protective). It
could generally be stated then, that all organ difficulties
could be treated by choosing either a Mu
point or a Shu point (or a combination of
the two). Very often in fact, treatment protocols
alternate front and back points.
Interestingly, while Shu points
are all located on the same channel, the Urinary Bladder
Channel, Mu points are located on different
channels, only three of which are the corresponding
channel to the organ.
Mu points, like Shu
points have the action of balancing the function of
its related organ. This means they are indicated,
generally speaking, for all disharmonies whether acute
or chronic, excess or deficiency.
The 12 Mu points are;
Lung - Zhongfu
(Lung 1) - indicated for all disharmonies
of the Lung.
Large Intestine - Tianshu
(Stomach 25) - indicated for all disharmonies of the
Large Intestine and point of choice for Diarrhea.
Stomach - Zhongwan
(Ren 12) - indicated for all disharmonies
of the stomach and one of the main points to treat
collape of Yang (loss of consciousness).
As the Hui-meeting point of the Fu organs has a strong
effect on harmonizing all these organs.
Zhangmen (Liver 13) - indicated for all disharmonies
of the Spleen and especially useful for harmonizing
the Spleen and Liver. A the Hui-Meeting point of the
Zang organs, has a pronounced effect on harmonizing
all these organs.
Heart - Juque
(Ren 14) - Indicated for disharmonies of the Heart
Small Intestine -
Guanyuan (Ren 4) - indicated for disharmonies
of the Small Intestine and especially useful for fortifying
the Kidneys and strengthening Yuan Qi.
Urinary Bladder - Zhongji
- (Ren 3) - indicated for all disharmonies of the
Kidney - Jingmen
(Gallbladder 25) - indicated specifically for harmonizing
Qi in the body, specifically, Yuan
or original Qi housed in the kidneys, and
Jing or nutrient Qi produced in the
Pericardium - Shanzhong
(Ren 17) - indicated for disharmonies of the Pericardium,
unbinds the chest, and as the Hui-Meeting
Point of Qi, indicated for pain and discomfort
due to stagnation of Qi in the whole body.
Shimen (Ren 5) - indicated for all disharmonies
of water passage in the body.
Riyue (Gallbladder 24) - indicated for disharmonies
of the Gallbladder.
Liver - Qimen
(Liver 14) - indicated for disharmonies of the Liver.