1. Yuan Shi Dian Hands-on Technique

Yuan Shi Dian Hands-on Technique was researched and developed to  relieve Symptoms and Signs. To achieve this goal, Hands-on Technique  must be guided by diagnosis, coordinated with the application of Heat  Sources to substantially enhance its safety and effectiveness. Yuan Shi  Dian Hands-on Technique includes the location to Antui as well as  Antui technique. Location is primary and technique secondary when  treating disease and illness. To identify the location of Tishang of  disease and illness, one can Antui the corresponding Yuan Shi Tong  Dian. If there is improvement after Antui, the Symptom is caused  by Remote Tishang. One should Antui the Yuan Shi Tong Dian and  Wenfu the Yuan Shi Dian. If there is no immediate improvement after  Antui, the Symptoms and Signs are caused by Affected Area Tishang.  One should Antui the tender points of the Affected Area and Wenfu  the Affected Area. Only through such diagnosis and treatment can the  goal of resolving the Symptoms and Signs caused by either Remote or  Affected Area Tishang be achieved.

In terms of location, Yuan Shi Dian can be divided into Yuan Shi Dian  along the spine (neck, upper back, lower back, and sacral vertebrae)  and the seven regions of the body (head, shoulder, elbow, dorsum of  hand, hip, ankle and dorsum of foot). Each Yuan Shi Dian covers a  specific area of the body, and together, they cover the entire body. When  practicing, one merely needs to know the Yuan Shi Dian corresponding  to the location where the disease/illness appears, then Antui the  established Yuan Shi Dian to identify the tender point(s) that need(s) to  be treated. The basic principles of finding the location of Yuan Shi Tong  Dian along both sides of the spine are as follows:


Even though the name Yuan Shi Dian uses the word “Dian” (point), it  actually connects into lines. Therefore, when Antui, there is no need to  adhere strictly to the specific number of points. In clinical practice, any  tender point identified in various locations could be a single point or  multiple points, link to form a segment, or even cover the whole path.  In addition, since Yuan Shi Tong Dian has different depths for different  locations, the Hands-on Technique involves being clear about Antui  locations combined with the Antui technique.

As far as Antui technique, Antui must be “An” (press) first and then  “tui" (rub). Also, the pressure exerted on the tender points must be  from light to heavy to determine the most appropriate pressure to apply.  The principle is that it would be best if the patient could experience a  slight feeling of pain. Excessive pressure may result in severe pain andcan easily cause harm, while pressure that is too gentle with no pain at  all is ineffective. Antui for about three seconds for each tender point,  and one can repeat two to three times. To avoid over-expending Heat  Energy for the patient, cease Antui when the disease and illness have  been alleviated, or the patient’s stamina has weakened. For people with  severe disease and illness or severe Symptoms, Antui can be done twice  a day; for people with mild Symptoms, Antui once every two days.  However, there is no hard and fast rule. As required by the patient’s  condition and under the circumstances that the patient can tolerate,  the pressure, duration, and frequency of Antui can be exibly adjusted.  For example, for people who feel pain even with light presses, one can  rst apply External Heat Source to Wenfu, then Antui slowly and gently  using the finger pulp or the heel of the palm. When the patient has  adapted, use the elbow to Antui and moderately increase the pressure to  reach from shallow to deep and achieve the goal of resolving the disease  and illness. In this case, the time spent on treatment can be quite long.  Whereas in emergency rescue, the Antui pressure must be increased;  the Antui must reach the location precisely and instantaneously and to  a deep level so that the Symptoms can be resolved quickly. In this case,  the time spent on treatment will be quite short. In conclusion, with  Antui of Yuan Shi Tong Dian or even the tender points of the Affected  Area, the supreme principle is what is within the patient’s tolerance  level, and that patient’s condition improves. 

In terms of the technique to Antui Yuan Shi Tong Dian, to achieve  precision, evenness, and dexterity, the Hands-on Technique involves  the respective intensity, angle, speed, amplitude, and so forth in the use

of the elbow, fist, heel of palm, knuckle, and finger pulp. Besides, the  body posture must be coordinated. In addition, the practitioner must  be clear about the locations of Yuan Shi Dian. It is necessary to watch  the instructional videos and repeatedly seek guidance and rectification  from qualifed YSD volunteers to master this technique. However, the  learning process is endless. Even an experienced practitioner must be  proficient in theory and not become complacent, misleading others and  oneself.

The Hands-on Technique Application:

1. When treating Symptoms and Signs in the head area and oral  cavity: first Antui the Yuan Shi Tong Dian on both sides of the head.  If there is no immediate improvement, only then can one Antui the  tender points of Affected Area; that is, find the tender points in the  areas covered by Yuan Shi Dian in the head and face to Antui.

2. When treating Symptoms and Signs on the neck and torso: first,  Antui the Yuan Shi Tong Dian on the lower edge of the occipital  bone and both sides of the spine. If there is no immediate  improvement, only then can one Antui the tender points of the  Affected Area; that is, find the tender points in the area covered by  Yuan Shi Dian of the neck and the front and back of the body. 

3. For Symptoms and Signs in the four limbs: for example, for knee  swelling and pain, first Antui the Yuan Shi Tong Dian located on  the ipsilateral hip (same side as the knee). If there is no immediate 

improvement, only then can one Antui the tender points of the  Affected Area; that is, find the tender points in the surrounding  area covered by Yuan Shi Dian of the knee.  

4. There are a very small number of patients for whom the tender  points at the various depth of the Yuan Shi Dian location  corresponding to the disease and illness cannot be found. In this  case, one can go further to search up, down, left, and right of the  Yuan Shi Dian location

The Hands-on Technique should adhere to the following three  principles:

1. The Safety Principle: Antui pressure must be from light to  heavy and within the patient’s tolerance level. 

2. The Effectiveness Principle: Location must be precise, cease  as soon as it is effective. 

3. The Economic Principle: The practitioner uses the most  effortless way, allowing the patient receiving the Antui to bear  minimum pain while effectively resolving Symptoms.

1. Yuan Shi Dian Hands-on Technique

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