Acupuncture Points Chart


The Five Shu Points of the Yin Meridians
  LU Hand Tai Yin SP Foot Tai Yin HT Hand Shao Yin KI Foot Shao Yin PC Hand Jue Yin LR Foot Jue Yin Other
Jing-Well (Wood) Shaoshang LU-11 Yinbai SP-1 Shaochong HT-9 ☻ Yongquan KI-1 ☺ Zhongchong PC-9 ☺ Dadun LR-1 ☼
Ying-Spring (Fire) Yuji LU-10 Dadu SP-2 ☻ Shaofu HT-8 ☼ Rangu KI-2 Laogong PC-8 ☼ Xingjian LR-2 ☺
Shu-Stream (Earth) Taiyuan LU-9 ☻ Taibai SP-3 ☼ Shenmen HT-7 ☺ Taixi KI-3 Daling PC-7 ☺ Taichong LR-3
Jing-River (Metal) Jingqu LU-8 ☼ Shangqiu SP-5 ☺ Lingdao HT-4 Fuliu KI-7 ☻ Jianshi PC-5 Zhongfeng LR-4
He-sea (Water) Chize LU-5 ☺ Yinlingquan SP-9 Shaohai HT-3 Yingu KI-10 ☼ Quze PC-3 Ququan LR-8 ☻
Luo-Connect Lieque LU-7 Gongsun SP-4 Dabao SP-21 Tongli HT-5 Dazhong KI-4 Neiguan PC-6 Ligou LR-5 Changqiang DU-1
Xi-Cleft Kongzui LU-6 Diji SP-8 YinXi HT-6 Shuiquan KI-5 Ximen PC-4 Zhongdu LR-6 Yin-qiao KI-8 Yin-wei KI-9
Yuan-Source Taiyuan LU-9 Taibai SP-3 Shenmen HT-7 Taixi KI-3 Daling PC-7 Taichong LR-3
Eight Confluent Lieque LU-7 Conception Vessel Throat, chest, lung Gongsun SP-4 Chong Vessel Heart, chest, stomach
Zhaohai KI-6 Yin Qiao(heel) Vessel Throat, chest, lung Neiguan PC-6 Yin Wei (link) Vessel Heart, chest, stomach
Eight Influential Taiyuan LU-9 Vessels



Zhangmen LR-13 Zang Organs Zhongwan CV-12 Fu Organs Shanzhong CV-17 Qi
Back-Shu Feishu BL-13 Pishu BL-20 Xinshu BL-15 Shenshu BL-23 Jueyinshu BL-14 Ganshu BL-18
Front-Mu Zhongfu LU-1 Zhangmen LR-13 Juque CV-14 Jingmen GB-25 Shanzhong CV-17 Qimen LR-14
CommandPt Lieque LU-7 Head & Nape Neiguan PC-6 Chest & lateral costal Renzhong DU-26 Resuscitation
12 Heavenly Star Points Lieque LU-7 Tongli HT-5 Taichong LR-3
9 Needles for Return of Yang
Sanyinjiao SP-6
Yongquan KI-1 Taixi KI-3 Laogong PC-8 Yamen DU-15
Horary Jingqu LU-8 Taibai SP-3 Shaofu HT-8 Yingu KI-10 Laogong PC-8 Xingjian LR-2
Mother Taiyuan LU-9 Dadu SP-2 Shaochong HT-9 Fuliu KI-7 Zhongchong PC-9 Ququan LR-8
Son Chize LU-5 Shangqiu SP-5 Shenmen HT-7 Yongquan KI-1 Daling PC-7 Xingjian LR-2

The Five Shu Points of the Yang Meridians
  LI Hand Yang Ming ST Food Yang Ming SI Hand Tai Yang BL Foot Tai Yang TE Hand Shao Yang GB Foot Shao Yang Other
Jing-Well (Metal) Shangyang LI-1 ☼ Lidui ST-45 ☺ Shaoze SI-1 Zhiyin BL-67 ☻ Guanchong TE-1 Zuqiaoyin GB-44
Ying-Spring (Water) Erjian LI-2 ☺ Neiting ST-44 Qiangu SI-2 Zutonggu BL-66 ☼ Yemen TE-2 Xiaxi GB-43 ☻
Shu-Stream (Wood) Sanjian LI-3 Xiangu ST-43 Houxi SI-3 ☻ Shugu BL-65 ☺ Zhongzhu TE-3 ☻ Zulinqi GB-41 ☼
Jing-River (Fire) Yangxi LI-5 Jiexi ST-41 ☻ Yanggu SI-5 ☼ Kunlun BL-60 Zhigou TE-6 ☼ Yangfu GB-38 ☺
He-sea (Earth) Quchi LI-11 ☻ Zusanli ST-36 ☼ Xiaohai SI-8 ☺ Weizhong BL-40 Tianjing TE-10 ☺ Yanglingquan GB-34
Luo-Connect Pianli LI-6 Fenglong ST-40 Zhizheng SI-7 Feiyang BL-58 Waiguan TE-5 Guangming GB-37 Jiuwei REN-15
Xi-Cleft Wenliu LI-7 Liangqiu ST-34 Yanglao SI-6 Jinmen BL-63 Huizong TE-7 Waiqiu GB-36 Yang-qiao BL-59 Yang-wei GB-35
Yuan-Source Hegu LI-4 Chongyang ST-42 Wangu SI-4 Jinggu BL-64 Yangchi TE-4 Qiuxu GB-40
Lower He-sea Shangjuxu ST-37 Regulate Intestine Clear damp heat Zusanli ST-36 Harmonize Stomach Fortify Spleen Xiajuxu ST-39 Regulate Intestine Clear damp heat Weizhong BL-40 Distension w/Abd Pain Vomiting, diarrhea Weiyang BL-39 Distension & fullness of lower abdomen Yanglingquan GB34 Shaoyang vomiting Jaundice
Eight Confluent Houxi SI-3 Governor Vessel Neck, shoulder, back, inner canthus Shenmai Bl-62 Yang Qiao(link) Vessel Neck, shoulder, back, inner canthus Waiguan TE-5 Yang Wei(link) Vessel Retroauricle,cheek, outer canthus Zulinqi GB-41 Dai (Belt) Vessel Retroauricle,cheek, outer canthus
Eight Influential Geshu BL-17 Blood Dazhu BL-11 Bone YanglingquanGB34 Sinews Xuanzhong GB-39 Marrow
Back-Shu Dachangshu BL-25 Weishu BL-21 Xiaochangshu BL-27 Pangguangshu BL-28 Sanjiaoshu BL-22 Danshu BL-19
Front-Mu Tianshu ST-25 Zhongwan CV-12 Guanyuan CV-4 Zhongji CV-3 Shimen CV-5 Riyue GB-24
CommandPt Hegu LI4 Face & mouth Zusanli ST-36 Abdomen Weizhong BL-40 Lumbar & back
12 Heavenly Star Points Hegu LI-4 Quchi LI-11 Zusanli ST-36 Neiting ST-44 Weizhong BL-40 Chengshan BL-57 Kunlun BL-60 Yanglingquan GB-34 Huantiao GB-30
9 Needles for Return of Yang Hegu LI-4 Zusanli ST-36
Huantiao GB-30 Zhongwan REN-12
Horary Shangyang LI-1 Zusanli ST-36 Yanggu SI-5 Zutonggu BL-66 Zhigou TE-6 Zulinqi GB-41
Mother Quchi LI-11 Jiexi ST-41 Houxi SI-3 Zhiyin BL-67 Zhongzhu TE-3 Xiaxi GB-43
Son Erjian LI-2 Lidui ST-45 Xiaohai SI-8 Shugu BL-65 Tianjing TE-10 Yangfu GB-38
Five Transporting Points

The five transporting (shu) points are referred to as follows: Jing (Well) , Ying (Spring) , Shu (Stream) , Jing (River) and He (Sea). These acupuncture points belong to the "twelve regular" meridians and are located below the elbows or knees. The Five Transporting (Shu) points start at the tip of the four limbs and continue all the way to the elbows or knees.




Jing-Well

Where the Qi of the Channel emerges and begins moving towards the trunk of the body Located on the tips of the fingers and toes Actions & Effects Restores consciousness Clears Heat & Stagnation from the opposite end of the channel Calms the Spirit (Shen) Treats fullness below the Heart




Ying-Spring

Where the Qi of the Channel trickles Located just proximal to the Jing-well points Actions & Effects Clears heat from the meridian/organ Effect on the opposite end of the channel (less than Jing-well) Clears Heat over the entire course of the channel (Jing-well works on the distal end)




Shu-Stream

Where the Qi of the Channel begins to pour Located at or near the joints of the extremities (i.e. ankles & wrists) On the Yin Channels Shu-stream points are identical to the Yuan-source points (important for tonifying and regulating their pertaining organs) Actions & Effects Heaviness a/or pain of the joints Combine with the Ying-spring Points to treat the Yin organs Yang Shu-stream Points useful for channel stagnation




Jing-River

Where the Qi of the Channel begins to flow more heavily Located on the forearm and lower leg Actions & Effects Cough, Fever & Chills - External pathogenic factors Disorders of the local tissues (muscles, tendons, bones, joints) Diseases manifesting in the voice




He-Sea

Where the Qi of the Channel enters a deeper level to communicate with its pertaining organ Located at or near the elbows and knees Actions & Effects Counterflow Qi, diarrhea, skin diseases (mainly hot) Issues with the Yang Organs and Channels Treats the Fu (hollow organs)




Lower He (Sea) Points

The lower he sea points, also called the lower sea or lower uniting he points, are used to treat their respective yang organs. For example, ST 37, the lower he sea point of the LI will treat diarrhea.




Stomach Zusanli ST-36 Large Intestine Shangjuxu ST-37






Small Intestine Xiajuxu ST-39 Gall Bladder Yanglingquan GB-34






Bladder Weizhong BL-40 Triple Energizer Weiyang BL-39









Luo (Connecting) Points

Luo Connecting Points are where a separate channel splits off from the main flow and connects with the Yin/Yang paired meridian. Can be used to diagnose and treat channel problems based on fullness (pain, heat) or emptiness (stiffness, weakness). May be used to treat the Yin/Yang paired organ. LI 6 - edema (LU's water regulating function) SI 7 - calm and regulate emotions (HT relationship) ST 40 - eliminates phlegm (supports SP) GB 37 - eye problems (supports LV) UB 58 - cold in the lower back (KD deficiency) PC 6 - nausea via connection with the TH and travelling through the 3 warmers May be used to treat emotional disharmonies. LU 7 - sadness PC 6 - insomnia, anxiety SI 7 - anxiety HT 5 - agitation, depression, stress ST 40 - bi polar disorder, manic episodes SP 4 - manic depression, restlessness LV 5 - plum pit qi, depression There are 4 group luo points which are used in cases where 3 related meridians are imbalanced. TH 8 - treat the 3 Yang meridians in the arm (LI, TH, SI) PC 5 - treat the 3 Yin meridians in the arm (LU, PC, HT) GB 39 - treat the 3 Yang meridians in the leg (ST, GB, UB) SP 6 - treat the 3 Yin meridians in the leg (SP, LV, KD)




Lung Lieque LU-7 Large Intestine Bladder Feiyang BL-58 Kidney


Large Intestine Pianli LI-6 Lung Kidney Dazhong KI-4 Bladder


Stomach Fenglong ST-40 Spleen Pericardium Neiguan PC-6 Triple Energizer


Spleen Gongsun SP-4 Stomach Triple Energizer Waiguan TE-5 Pericardium


Heart Tongli HT-5 Small Intestine Gall Bladder Guangming GB-37 Liver


Small Intestine Zhizheng SI-7 Heart Liver Ligou LR-5 Gall Bladder


Ren Jiuwei - CV-15
Du Chongqiang - GV1



Major Spleen Dabao SP-21











Yuan (Source) Points

The Yuan Source points are where the Yuan Qi, the bodies primordial Qi, pools. Each of the 12 meridians has a Yuan Source point including the TH which is also the meridian responsible for circulating the Yuan Qi. With their relationship to the primordial Qi, the Yuan Source points indicate the nature of Yin in the body and the Yin Yuan Points can be used to tonify the 5 Yin Organs (HT, LU, SP, KD, LV) a/or as diagnostic tools for the 5 Yin Organs. The Yang Yuan Points are not used to tonify yang organs but can be used to expel pathogenic factors a/or release excess patterns. LI 4 - expel wind heat TH 4 - clears heat from the GB SI 4 - treat pain along the SI meridian ST 42 - acute facial paralysis from wind-cold GB 40 - resolve LV Qi stagnation UB 64 - resolve damp cold in the lower warmer




Lung Taiyuan LU-9 Bladder Jinggu BL-64






Large Intestine Hegu LI-4 Kidney Taixi KI-3






Stomach Chongyang ST-42 Pericardium Daling PC-7






Spleen Taibai SP-3 Triple Energizer Yangchi TE-4






Heart Shenmen HT-7 Gall Bladder Qiuxu GB-40






Small Intestine Wangu SI-4 Liver Taichong LR-3









Accumulation (Xi-Cleft) Points

The Xi Cleft points, also called the accumulation points, are where the Qi and Blood of a meridian pool. They are primarily at or near the joints of the body. In treatment they are used primarily for acute conditions, especially pain, that involve their related organs/channels. LU 6 - acute asthma, wind heat LI 7 - sore throat, face pain/swelling SP 8 - blood stagnation in the uterus a/or lower abdomen ST 34 - breast issues, epigastric pain HT 6 - heart pain, reckless bleeding due to heat SI 6 - severe pain along the SI channel KD 5 - menstrual problems due to deficiency a/or blood stagnation UB 63 - acute cystitis PC 4 - severe chest pain, reckless bleeding due to heat TH 7 - not used often clinically LV 6 - acute cystitis, blood stagnation in the uterus a/or lower abdomen GB 36 - painful obstruction a/or atrophy of the lower limbs




Lung Kongzui LU-6 Bladder Jinmen BL-63






Large Intestine Wenlie LI-7 Kidney Shuiquan KI-5






Stomach Liangqiu ST-34 Pericardium Ximen PC-4






Spleen Diji SP-8 Triple Energizer Huizong TE-7






Heart Yinxi HT-6 Gall Bladder Waiqiu GB-36






Small Intestine Yanglao SI-6 Liver Zhongdu LR-6

















Confluent Points of the Extraordinary Vessels

The confluent points are points that are located on the Twelve Primary Meridians through which the Eight Extra Meridians can be accessed.




Condeption (Ren) Lieque LU-7 Yin Motility (Qiao) Zhaohai KI-6






Governing (Du) Houxi SI-3 Yang Motility (Qiao) Shenmen BL-62






Penetrating (Chong) Gongsun SP-4 Yin Linking (Wei) Neiguan PC-6






Girdling (Dai) Zulinqi GB-41 Yang Linking (Wei) Waiguan SJ-5









Xi (Cleft) Points of the Extraordinary Vessels

The Xi Cleft points, also called the accumulation points, are where the Qi and Blood of a meridian pool. They are primarily at or near the joints of the body. In treatment they are used primarily for acute conditions, especially pain, that involve their related organs/channels. UB 59 - yang qiao mai, not used often clinically KD 8 - yin qiao mai, menstrual irregularities KD 9 - yin wei mai, severe and acute mental disorders GB 35 - yang wei mai, not used often clinically




Yang Motility (Wei) Fuyang BL-59 Yang Linking (Qiao) Yangliao GB-35






Yiin Motility (Wei) Jiaoxin KI-8 Yin Linking (Qiao) Zhubin KI-9









Back Transporting (Back-Shu) Points

Used primarily to treat their related organ, especially with chronic conditions. May be used for problems in the local area. Used diagnostically as they often become sore when their related organ is imbalanced. Some historical texts point more to their usage as treating imbalances within the yin organs, while the Front Mu points will treat imbalances within the yang organs.




Lung Feishu BL-13 Bladder Pangguangshu BL-28






Large Intestine Dachangshu BL-25 Kidney Shenshu BL-23






Stomach Weishu BL-21 Pericardium Jueyinshu BL-14






Spleen Pishu BL-20 Triple Energizer Sanjiaoshu BL-22






Heart Xinshu BL-15 Gall Bladder Danshu BL-19






Small Intestine Xiaochangshu BL-27 Liver Ganshu BL-18









Front Collecting (Front-Mu) Points

Used primarily to treat their related organ a/or for problems in the local area. Used diagnostically as they often become sore when their related organ is imbalanced. Considered more for acute a/or local problems of the organs. Some historical texts point more to their usage as treating imbalances within the yang organs, while the Back Shu points will treat imbalances within the yin organs.




Lung Zhongfu LU-1 Bladder Zhongji CV-3






Large Intestine Tianshu ST-25 Kidney Jingmen GB-25






Stomach Zhongwan CV-12 Pericardium Shanzhong CV-17






Spleen Zhangmen LR-13 Triple Energizer Shimen CV-5






Heart Juque CV-14 Gall Bladder Riyue GB-24






Small Intestine Guanyuan CV-4 Liver Qimen LR-14









Eight Influential Points of the Eight Tissues

The Hui Meeting Points, also called the "Eight Influential Points" or the "Gathering Points," are a special set of points which have a broad effect on their related area (i.e. qi, blood, vessels, bones, etc.). LV 13 - meeting of the yin organs, SP Mu CV 12 - meeting of the yang organs, ST Mu CV 17 - meeting of the Qi, PC Mu, moves Qi in the chest UB 17 - meeting of the Blood, builds blood, resolves stagnation a/or disperses heat in the Blood GB 34 - meeting of the sinews, resolves stiffness a/or contracture LU 9 - meeting of the Blood vessels, stimulates circulation, tonifies LU Qi, harmonizes the Qi and Blood in the chest, stops bleeding UB 11 - meeting of the bones, any bone disorder, osteoporosis GB 39 - meeting of the marrow, bone disorders, mental functioning, useful post-stroke




Zang Organs Zhangmen LR-13 Sinews Yanglingquan GB-34






Fu Organs Zhongwan CV-12 Vessels Taiyuan LU-9






Qi Shanzhong CV-17 Bone Dazhu BL-11






Blood Geshu BL-17 Marrow Xuanzhong GB-39









The Four Command Points + 2

Their are currently 6 commonly accepted command points used within TCM. Some texts only contain four command points as PC 6 and GV 26 were added after the original four. The Command Points are individual points that have strong and broad effects on their related part of the body. They are used to treat any imbalance in their designated areas from any etiology (hot, cold, excess, deficiency) at any stage (i.e. chronic or acute).




Abdomen Zusanli ST-36 Back Weizhong BL-40






Face and Mouth Hegu LI-4 Head and Neck Lieque LU-7






Head, Chest, Epigast Neiguan PC-6 Fainting & Collapse Shuigou GV-26









Crossing Points

Crossing points are the points at which two or more meridians run across each other. They are used to treat diseases of both their own meridian and the meridians which they cross. There are about 90 of these points and are mostly located on the trunk, head and face.




The Group Luo Points

There are 4 group luo points which are used in cases where 3 related meridians are imbalanced. TH 8 - treat the 3 Yang meridians in the arm (LI, TH, SI) PC 5 - treat the 3 Yin meridians in the arm (LU, PC, HT) GB 39 - treat the 3 Yang meridians in the leg (ST, GB, UB) SP 6 - treat the 3 Yin meridians in the leg (SP, LV, KD)




Arm Yang Sanyangluo TE-8 Arm Yin Jianshi PC-5






Leg Yang Xuanzhong GB-39 Leg Yin Sanyinjiao SP-6









Entry and Exit Points

Not all of the entry exit points are the first and the last points on a meridian. The exceptions are LU 7, LI 4, ST 42, KD 22, PC 8, TH 22 and GB 41. The entry exit points do not have a strong theoretical usage in modern clinical practice, however, they may be considered if you want to allow a relative excess or deficiency in one meridian to be offset by it's yin yang paired meridian. For example, if you want to drain excess from the LU and have it flow into a deficient LI you could needle LU 7 and LI 4.

Entry LU1 LI4 ST1 SP1 HT1 SI1 BL1 KD1 PC1 SJ1 GB1 LV1

Exit LU7 LI20 ST42 SP21 HT9 SI19 BL67 KD22 PC8 SJ22 GB41 LV14




The Tendon Muscular Meridians

These points are very effective in the treatment of dermatosis, muscular problems, and neuralgias. They are accessed through the follow points.




Arm TMM Yang Benshen GB-13 Touwei ST-8 Arm TMM Yin Yuanye GB-22






Leg TMM Yang Juliao ST-3 Quanliao SI-18 Leg TMM Yin Zhongji CV-3 Guanyuan CV-4






Very Important Points

These points are very important points.

Zhongfu LU-1 Enhances Lung Qi.

Chize LU-5 Drains heat in lung and transforms phlegm.

Lieque LU-7 Increase pulmonary ventilation, regulate vasomotor function.

Taiyuan LU-9 Tonify and regulate lung.

Yuji LU-10 Clears heat from throat.

Hegu LI-4 Disorders of face and sense organs; headache; ease pain.

Shousanli LI-10 Supplements qi and blood (use with ST36). Harmonize Stomach.

Quchi LI-11 For fever and heat in the body; hypertension; disorders of upper limb; vomiting/diarrhea.

Jianyu LI-15 Shoulder problems.

Yingxiang LI-20 Opens nose, clears heat.

Tiangshu ST-25 Regulates function of intestines; helps edema, fluid stagnation from Spleen deficiency.

Qichong ST-30 GP: diarrhea and constipation.

Futu ST-31 GP: hips, joint problems, local pain, lumbar & iliac pain.

Liangqui ST-34 For acute stomach pain, belching, etc.

Zusanli ST-36 Tonifies Qi and Blood; benefits the Stomach.

Shangjuxu ST-37 Regulates Stomach and Intestines; clears and cools Damp Heat.

Tiaokou ST-38 GP: shoulder pain.

Fenglong ST-40 Phlegm point.

Jiexi ST-41 Clears Stomach heat.

Neiting ST-44 Drains Stomach heat.

Taibai SP-3 Helps with digestion, Helps the Spleen and Stomach.

Gongsun SP-4 Regulates the Chong Mai; Regulates Spleen and Stomach.

Shangqiu SP-5 GP: soft tissue around ankle. Fortifies Spleen and removes dampness.

Sanyinjiao SP-6 Tonifies Qi and Blood; main point for gynaecological disorders. Treats 3 Yin Meridians; Good for Dampness.

Yinlingquan SP-9 For dampness in the body.

Xuehai SP-10 Regulates the blood and removes blood stasis.

Tongli HT-5 Regulates Heart Qi; regulates rhythm of heart.

Yinxi HT-6 POC for night sweats; nourishes Heart Yin.

Shenmen HT-7 For cardiac pain, insomnia.

Houxi SI-3 For pain and stiffness along channel; neck rigidity.

Jianwaishu SI-14 Shoulder pain.

Tianzhu BL-10 Relieves pain along channel; stiff neck, stiff upper back.

Back Shu point Benefits their respective organs.

Weizhong BL-40 GP: lower back; drains blood heat.

Chengshan BL-57 Main hemorrhoid point in the body.

Feiyang Bl-58 Tonifies Kidney.

Kunlun BL-60 Relax sinew and strengthen lumbar spine; occipital headaches; disorders of back and spine.

Shenmai BL-62 Channel pain; removes wind conditions; lumbar and hip pain.

Taixi KI-3 For Qi deficiency; Tonifies Kidney; great for asthma, emphysema, ear issues.

Zhaohai KI-6 For Kidney Yin deficiency.

Fuliu KI-7 For Kidney Yang deficiency; urination issues.

Jiaoxin KI-8 Tonifies the Kidney and regulates the Chong Mai, remove dampheat; menses issues.

Zhubin KI-9 Treats the spirit (shen), effects the will, self-confidence.

Yingu KI-10 For unination issues and knee pain.

Shufu KI-27 Command point for depression and grief.

Ximen PC-4 For Heart issues; angina, pleuresy, percarditis, rheumatic Heart disease.

Jianshi PC-5 GP: morning sickness, motion sickness, phlegm. Empirical point for malaria. Nourishes Heart, timidity, fear of people

Neiguan PC-6 POC for nausea/vomiting; suppresses pain in Stomach and chest; Angina palpitations; Calming Point; Malaria, arythmia

Daling PC-7 GP: carpal tunnel; Calming point.

Laogong PC-8 GP: fungal infection on hands and feet; for mouth ulcers.

Zhongzhu TE-3 Best distal point for ear treatment, shoulder and upper back pain.

Waiguan TE-5 POC to treat external wind heat on channel and pain impairment of arms and hands; also migraines. Regulates Shao Yang.

Zhigou TE-6 Heat in blood, hypochondriac pain, opens intestine.

Tianliao TE-15 Rotator cuff problems.

Yifeng TE-17 POC for local ear problem.

Tongziliao GB-1 For eye problems, including eye related headaches.

Shuaigu GB-8 GP: migraines.

Tianchu GB-9 GP: migraines and convulsions.

Wangu GB-12 For insomnia, headache, epilepsy, convulstions.

Yangbai GB-14 For frontal headaches.

Fengchi GB-20 For neck and shoulder pain, hypertension, alergies, common cold.

Jianjing GB-21 Promotes Labor, neck and shoulder

Daimai GB-26 Menstrual, hypochondriac and back issues.

Huantiao GB-30 Helps with hip problems. Major point for sciatica.

Fengshi GB-31 GP: wind and itching.

Yanlingquan GB-34 Treats Tendons; Major point for sciatica.

Guangming GB-37 Main distal point for vision problems.

Xuanzhong GB-39 GP: stiff neck, marrow/KI Yin/Essence deficiencies.

Qiuxu GB-40 GP: sciatica.

Zulinqi GB-41 GP: phlegm congestion, migraine.

Xingjian LR-2 Main point for Liver Heat Fire; Major point for hypertension headache.

Taichong LR-3 GP: detox; Important point for vertigo; spread Liver Qi; Nourish Liver Blood and Yin; Dampheat Lower Burner.

Ligou LR-5 POC for Lower Burner (urinary, genital) problems.

Ququan LR-8 Best for dampheat on Liver channel.

Zhangmen LR-13 Relieve food stagnation; transforms Blood stasis.

Qimen LR-14 Potent point to move Qi and Blood.

Yaoyangguan GV-3 Important point for knee, lower back and sexual dysfunctions.

Mingmen GV-4 Best for strengthening KI Yang; GP: fatigue; Major point for low back pain and sexual dysfunction.

Jinsuo GV-8 GP: relaxing sinew.

Zhiyang GV-9 Major point for jaundice.

Taodao GV-13 Clears Lung heat; Major point for malaria, febrile disease.

Dazhui GV-14 Clears heat on Yang aspect; Best point to treat sweats; Important point for malaria.

Yamen GV-15 Speech problems.

Fengfu GV-16 For exterior wind based conditions; Calms mind.

Baihui GV-20 Subdues Liver Yang; Extinguishes Liver wind; Lifts fallen Yang Qi; Treats any type of headache.

Shangxing GV-23 Nose problems, nose bleeding, eye problems.

Zhongji CV-3 Invigorates Kidney Yang.

Guanyuan CV-4 Nourish and Tonify Kidney; Major point for building Yang.

Qihai CV-6 Regulate Qi; Tonify Qi and Yang.

Zhongwan CV-12 Treat Heart deficiencies and Stomach disorders.

Juque CV-14 Clears Heart; calms spirit; pacifies Stomach.

Tanzhong CV-17 Tonifies Zong Qi.

Xuanji CV-21 Food stagnation

Yiming Eyes and insomnia.

Yintang Calms spirit; reduces general pain.

Taiyang Eye and head problems.

Erjian Eye problems and fever.

Anmian Neck stiffness and insomnia.

Dingchuan Acute asthma.

Weiwanxiashu Diabetes.

Shiqishui Lumbar and thigh pain.

Huanzhong GP: treating sciatica.

Zigongxue Uterine problems.

Lanweixue Appendicitis.

jianqian Shoulder pain.
Xiyan Knee problems.

Heding Knee problems.

Pigen For Enlargement of nodules.

Erbai Hemorrhoids

Louzhen Shoulder and neck

Very Important Anatomical Landmarks

These locations are very important points.

T11-L3 Left Kidney












T12-L4 Right Kidney












T10 Bottom of Lung during normal inhalation












T12 Bottom of Lung during exaggerated inhalation












T3 Scapular Spine












T7 Inferior Angle of Scapula












L5-bottom Posterior Superior Iliac Spine












L2 Small part of waist












L2 Tip of 12th rib



























Pregnancy Rule 1st 3 months: no needling below umbilicus after 3 months: no needling Low/Mid Abdomen (Ren 13) after 3 months: no needling Low/Mid Back