Answer to “Name That Point!”

NAME THAT POINT! Linda Lauper, DVM, CVA, CHP,CTP

You are a member of an elite equine surgical referral practice and you’ve been struggling with recuperating an older mare that had colic surgery 10 days ago. The surgery itself seems successful, no complications, no infection, but the poor mare just seems to have given up. She has no interest in any type of food you offer, not even hand-picked green grass. In your spare time, you have recently completed an equine acupuncture course where you learned some really neat Chinese Classical points and you’ve been anxious to try them out. There are a variety of Qi tonic points that you know are important for this patient, but you decide add this particular Classical point specifically designed to get her to eat right away. Its location is on the cranial and middle 1/3 of the neck just dorsal to the jugular groove, approximately 3 cun caudal to Li18. This point can also be used for diarrhea and indigestion. It goes by the Western name of Vagosympathetic Trunk. What is  ________________________?

WHAT IS: MI JIAO GAN.

Next issue…. Tune in for another Classical appetite point!

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