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Over a thousand acupuncture points to reference, explore, and heighten your practice. This file contains 361 different points in a detailed format including source, technical notes and location on the body. This is not a substitution for a licensed Acupuncturist but can give you some valuable insight into the wonderful world of Chinese medicine.
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Yintang is an acupuncture point in the meridian named Extra Meridians. This point is also known as the Meeting Point of the Yang Qiao Vessel (Yang Qiao Meeting Point).
Taiyang (EX-HN5) is a point located on the medial aspect of the forearm, about 5 cun proximal to the elbow crease.
This point is used for cooling purposes and counteracts heat disorders such as inflammation, fever, and febrile pathologies.
The anatomical connection for this point is the subcutaneous tissue of this area.
Taiyang (EX-HN5) can be stimulated with various methods including needling it with blunt needles while rotating back and forth in a clockwise direction or by applying moxibustion over it. It should be noted that stimulating this point along with Taiyuan (EX-HV4) can have positive effects on those suffering from heat exhaustion or other conditions characterized by excess sweating or profuse perspiration due to feverishness or hot flashes/flashes; however, caution should be exercised when applying moxa over both points simultaneously since they are close together on the body surface which may cause adverse reactions like nausea, dizziness or headaches if too much heat accumulates in these areas at once.
Shanzhuo Ren-17 is located on the back of the hand at the radial side of the second metacarpal bone, one fingerbreadth proximal to Shanzhuo (KD-10), between a transverse line connecting Dazhui (GV-14) and Qimo (ST-12). It is indicated for all types of pain due to trauma or muscle strain.
The point also has the following uses:
- For treating acute and chronic rheumatoid arthritis
- For alleviating myofascial pain syndrome in the upper extremities
- For reducing swelling caused by injury or illness
- For promoting blood circulation; stimulating qi; clearing heat; relieving spasms; removing toxins
Contraindications: no known contraindications
Shang Xing Ren-23
- Location: Ren-23 is located in the depression between the fourth and fifth metacarpal bones. This point is also known as Blood Mansion 23 (xue fu zu 23).
- Functions/Uses: Ren-23 regulates the flow of qi and blood, reduces pain, and promotes urination. It is used to treat nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea or constipation due to cold syndrome; numbness or tingling in hands or feet; dizziness with ringing in ears; insomnia due to kidney yin deficiency; backache with leg swelling caused by kidney yang deficiency; dry mouth accompanied by thirst for hot water or tea with sugar added as a beverage; weakness of legs due to kidney qi insufficiency; blurred vision accompanied by sudden sweating upon waking up from sleep (early morning eye blurriness); impotence in men due to liver energy exhaustion leading to deficient kidney energy.* Massage Techniques: Use thumb knuckles on both sides of your hand placed over this point while slowly moving it back and forth.* Acupressure Points You Should Avoid While Massaging Ren-23: DO NOT press hard against this point as it may cause pain if you’re not careful enough!
Yu Zhen Ren-25
- Yuzhen point is located 1.5 cun lateral to the midline of the abdomen, 4 cun below the umbilicus, in the depression at the lower border of the Uterus.
- This point is good for liver and stomach disorders.
- Location: On the inner border of the tibia bone, one finger-width above the medial malleolus.
- Acupuncture channels accessed: The Stomach (St), Large Intestine (LI) and Urinary Bladder (UB) channels.
- Organs that can be treated through this point: Liver, Gallbladder and Kidney yin deficiency; Severe nausea and vomiting after eating; Poor appetite for lack of saliva secretion; Sleeplessness due to phlegm retention in lung channel that causes insomnia due to spasm in muscles around eyes; Frequent urination with asthenic conditions such as weak limbs or dizziness; Weak pulse at internal position indicates liver qi stagnation caused by liver blood stasis which may result in mental disorders such as irritability when person is out of balance.
This point is located on the posterior border of the upper lip midway between the tip of the nose and the base of the upper incisors. This point is on the Stomach Meridian (ST-21).
It can be used to treat:
- Diseases affecting muscle tissue or muscles themselves (myopathy)
- Weakness in one arm or leg, numbness or paralysis in one arm or leg; a disease affecting one eye (ophthalmitis), pain in an eye; red eyes with watery discharge; sore throat usually accompanied by fever and cough; swelling of a lymph node located under your neck at its connection with your collarbone (cervical lymphadenitis).
Neiguan PC-6: Located two finger-widths above the wrist crease, this acupoint helps to treat heart and chest pain, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
- Hegu is the most commonly used of all the acupuncture points.
- Also known as Large Intestine 4, this point is found in the fleshy webbing between the thumb and index finger on both hands.
Quchi LI11 is located on the outer edge of the upper lip, 1 finger-width below the corner of the mouth. In English, it’s called Distal Conception Vessel (CV4). In Chinese, it’s called Ren Mai; in Korean, Seo-joo [서주].
Needle depth: 0.5-1.5 cm
Directions for needle insertion: Insert your needle at a 45 degree angle downward following an imaginary line between LI7 and ST8 directly below LI7 at a distance of 1 thumb width from ST8 (about 2 cm).
Indications for use: pain that radiates from both sides of spine to upper limbs; chronic rheumatoid arthritis; diabetes mellitus accompanied by many symptoms including dizziness or tinnitus; fever with chills but no sweating; menstruation disorder due to coldness or blood stasis in uterus caused by emotional disturbance such as anger or sadness (this point can be used only when other points are not effective).
This point goes by several other names, including the following:
- Taichong (CV17)
- Tai Chong (CV17)
The location of this point is on the top of your foot in between your second and third toes. Its meaning is “large intestine channel.” The point can be effective for treating conditions such as headaches, migraines, sciatica and tension-type headaches.
- Indications for Use: Sanyinjiao SP6 is used to treat many pain syndromes, including headaches and migraines. It also helps regulate menstrual irregularities and can be applied to the lower back to reduce sciatica symptoms.
- Location on the Body: The Sanyinjiao SP6 point is located between two tendons at the top of your foot in line with your little toe and just behind where it meets your heel. The point may not be visible until you press hard enough (you may need to use a thumbtack or other object) to stimulate this spot on your foot. If you don’t see any kind of indentation or dimple when pressing into this area, then you should move forward by doing some additional research on how acupuncture points work before trying again.
- How Do I Stimulate This Point? Find yourself a thumbtack or other sharp object that will fit comfortably between two tendons at the top edge of your foot, where it meets the heel bone; make sure there’s enough space between those tendons so that nothing gets stuck inside them accidentally! Then push down hard enough with whatever tool you’ve selected until an indentation forms in one side only—this means that its job has been done right but more needs done if both sides were indented instead.”
Zusanli ST36 is located in the middle of a line connecting the tip of the medial malleolus (the bony prominence on the inside of your ankle) to the anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS). It’s also below and in between your two largest toes.
Needle at a 45-degree angle 0.5–1 cm deep into the muscle belly, traversing several joints to target this point’s underlying connective tissue. Apply light pressure for 30 seconds before withdrawing needle slowly, taking care not to pull on it or cause pain as you do so. Use an optional probe or cotton swab placed over Zusanli ST36 prior to needling that serves as a marker for depth and location.
This point has many uses including: reducing swelling due to arthritis; treating headaches associated with upper respiratory conditions such as sinusitis; reducing pain from injuries around knees, ankles and feet; helping with digestive disorders such as constipation; improving digestion by stimulating more saliva production which helps break down food more efficiently into nutrients that can be absorbed by digestive system cells.”
- Yanglingquan GB34 is one of the most important points in the whole body.
- It is located on the lateral aspect of the lower leg, two cun directly above Zhiyangquan BL63, and three cun posterior to Xingjianquan CV12.
- This is used to treat diseases that involve pain in the lower limbs and foot pain.
Location: On the inside of the ankle, just below the head of the fibula.
Function: To clear heat and improve blood circulation in the lower extremities. Conditions treated with this point include leg edema, pain in the legs and feet, cramps in the legs and feet, numbness or tingling sensations in legs or feet. The point belongs to liver yang meridian that runs down from ST36 (between big toes) along inside edge of foot to end at SJ5 (below little toe). There is also a connection between ST36 and BL62 on sole of foot which can be used if both points are needed for treatment.
This point can also be used together with other points on liver yang meridian such as LIV2 (on top outside corner where big toe joins foot), SP10(outside edge where little finger joins hand), ST35(just below knee joint), SJ4(splits between big toes) etc., as well as some points on other channels such as LU9(between eyebrows), GV20(inside center forearm).
Xiajuxu is an important acupuncture point on the wrist that can be used to relieve anxiety, depression, and insomnia. It is also known as Stomach 39 or Yintang and has the functions of soothing the spirit and calming the mind.
Neiting ST44 is one of the most important points in acupuncture. This point is used to treat many diseases, such as liver and kidney disease, hypertension, heart disease, insomnia and so on. It can also be used to reduce inflammation or pain caused by injuries or accidents.
This point is located on the lateral side of the abdomen 1 cun above Renzhong (CV17). The best way to massage this point is by gently pressing your fingers towards your spine while massaging it in a clockwise direction for 5 minutes at a time. If you feel any numbness after applying pressure on this area then it means that the right amount of pressure has been applied at this location and you may continue with another 5 minutes of massage as well until you feel no effect from pressing on this particular area anymore.
The 361 acupuncture points are located on the 12 main meridians. These meridians run throughout the body and can be used to treat various conditions. The meridians have been mapped out through careful observation of human anatomy by Chinese doctors over thousands of years.
- Fenglong ST40:
This point is located at the junction of the middle and lower one-third of the posterior border of the tibia. It is located in the depression below the biceps femoris muscle when the knee is flexed.
This is a point on the lower leg, located two finger widths above the tip of the medial malleolus. It is used in treatment of weakness of the lower limbs, pain in the external genitalia, frequent urination and feeling of heat in the soles of feet and calves.
BL42 is a back-transporting point of the Bladder channel. It is a shu point and can be used when treating lumbar pain, urinary problems or hiccups.
Lu5 is located in the upper arm, about one finger width below (to the left of) the crease at the top of your elbow.
This point is used for:
- Lung conditions such as asthma and bronchitis
- Mental stress, anxiety, insomnia and depression
- Renzhong GV26 is located in the midline, on the hard palate, on the anterior nasal spine.
- Renzhong GV26 is especially effective for fainting, unconsciousness, sudden loss of consciousness, disorientation, dizziness or vertigo.