Acupuncture Points Chart

SP

LV

KD

HT

PC

LU

SJ

LI

SI

UB

ST

GB

Jing-Well

1

1

1

9

9

11

1

1

1

67

45

44

Ying-Spring

2

2

2

8

8

10

2

2

2

66

44

43

Shu-Stream

3

3

3

7

7

9

3

3

3

65

43

41

Jing-River

5

4

7

4

5

8

6

5

5

60

41

38

He-sea

9

8

10

3

3

5

10

11

8

40

36

34

Luo-Connect

4

5

4

5

6

7

5

6

7

58

40

37

Xi-Cleft

8

6

5

6

4

6

7

7

6

63

34

36

Yuan-Source

3

3

3

7

7

9

4

4

4

64

42

40

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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.
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Jing (Well) Points
Meridians start at Jing-Well points , They are located on the fingers and toes of
the four extremities. The indications for the use of these points are fullness in the
chest and mental disorders related to the Yin organs.

back to top Jing (River) Points These points are located around the joints of the wrists or ankles and are used for cough and asthma due to pathogenic cold and heat. These points are indicated for perverse Qi flow such as diarrhea. He (Sea) Points The He-Sea point metaphorically describes the merge of rivers joining and emptying into the sea.back to top Ying (Sping) Points These points are located distal to the metacarpophalangeal joints or metatarsophalangeal joints and are used for febrile diseases. This is also a place where Qi flows through. back to top Shu (Stream) Points These points are located proximal to the metacarpophalangeal joints or metatarsophalangeal joints and are used for disorders related to heaviness in the body or painful joint conditions. This means that the stimulation of this point is able to build strength and energy in its related meridian or organ system. The Shu (Stream) point in Yin organs is also what we refer to as the Yuan (Source) point. They are located around the joints of the elbows or knees. . In the Yin meridians. This means that it may be very useful in the treatment of releasing heat from its related meridian or organ system. the Ying (Spring) point belongs to the Fire Element.

When one of these organ systems is problematic. and Bladder. the corresponding Lower He(Sea) point may be used for its treatment. Accumulation (Xi-Cleft) Points The Meridian-Qi accumulates most deeply in this area and for this reason Xi (Cleft) points are very effective in the treatment of diseases within their own meridian system where pain or bleeding is involved. .back to top Lower He (Sea) Points There are six Lower He (sea) points in the body which are related to the Yang or Fu organ systems. These points are indicated for diseases related to the five Yin organs and are responsible for the regulation of Source Qi in general (which intimately relates them to the San Jiao meridian system). There is a Lower He (Sea) point for the Stomach. luo-connecting points can treat problems in its own meridian as well as those of its interiorly-exteriorly related meridian. Small Intestine. Therefore. San Jiao. back to top Yuan (Source) Points Yuan (Source) points are the points where the "Source" Qi may be accessed. back to top Luo (Connecting) Points This is the point where a meridian splits off and connects with its interiorlyexteriorly related meridian or organ system. Gall Bladder. Large Intestine.

There is a Back-Shu point which corresponds to each Zang-Fu organ. These points are used to treat the corresponding organ when pathology is most often. a chronic nature. Yin Wei Yin Qiao KD8 Yang Qiao UB59 Yang Wei GB35 KD9 back to top Back Transporting (Back-Shu) Points Back Transporting (Back-Shu) points are the points on the back of the body where the Qi of the Zang-Fu organs is infused. Chong SP4 Ren LU7 Du SI3 Dai GB41 Yin Wei PC6 Yin Qiao KD6 Yang Qiao UB62 Yang Wei SJ5 back to top Xi (Cleft) Points of the Extraordinary Vessels The Xi (Cleft) points are points that correspond to the Eight Extra Meridians are located on the Twelve Primary Meridians and have the same function as standard Xi (Cleft) points. .back to top 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. but not limited to.

tendons.LU UB13 PC UB14 HT UB15 LV UB18 GB UB19 SP UB20 ST UB21 SJ UB22 KD UB23 LI UB25 SI UB27 UB UB28 back to top Front Collecting (Front-Mu) Points Front Collecting (Front-Mu) points are the points on the chest and abdomen where the Qi of the Zang-Fu is infused. Fu organs. vessels. a patient with a liver problem would be very sensitive at LV14 (the Font-Mu Point) which would help to confirm the course of treatment. LU LU1 PC RN17 HT RN14 LV LV14 GB GB24 SP LV13 ST RN12 SJ RN5 KD GB25 LI ST25 SI RN4 UB RN3 back to top Eight Influential Points of the Eight Tissues The Zang organs. Zang Organs LV13 Fu Organs RN12 Bones UB11 Tendons GB34 Vessels LU9 Marrow GB39 Blood UB17 Qi RN17 . They are also referred to as Alarm Points as they are anatomically located very close to the organ with which they correspond and are often used to diagnosis pathology in a corresponding organ. bones. blood. and Qi are the eight tissues in the body which have points used to influence them. For example. marrow.

back to top The Group Luo Points These points are very effective in the treatment of imbalances between the upper and lower. head and face. They are especially useful when all three channels which cross these points are effected. Kidney. Abdomen ST36 Back UB40 Face and Mouth LI4 Head and Neck LU7 back to top Crossing Points Crossing points are the points at which two or more meridians run across each other. and Liver by needling SP6. There are about 90 of these points and are mostly located on the trunk. left side and right side. For Example. Arm Yang SJ8 Arm Yin PC5 Leg Yang GB39 Leg Yin SP6 back to top . you would treat an imbalance involving Spleen.back to top The Four Command Points There are four points on the body which are used because of their ability to strongly influence certain regions of the body for therapeutic purposes. Yin and Yang aspects of the body. They are used to treat diseases of both their own meridian and the meridians which they cross.

visual problems. and neuralgias. and dyspnea (painful breathing). Energy leaves one channel and enters another through points on each meridian. SJ 16 Acute deafness. these entry and exit points are not always the first and the last on the channel! Entry Exit LU1 LI4 ST1 SP1 HT1 SI1 UB1 KD1 PC1 SJ1 GB1 LV1 LU7 LI20 ST42 SP21 HT9 SI19 UB67 KD22 PC8 SJ22 GB41 LV14 back to top The Tendo Muscular Meridians These points are very effective in the treatment of dermatosis. and other bleeding disorders. chest fullness. They are accessed through the follow points. muscular problems. However. back to top Entry and Exit Points Meridians are also connected to each other through the circadian flow. extreme thirst. LI 18 Inability to speak. LU 3 Nose bleeding. . ST 9 Severe headache.Window Of The Sky Points These points may be needled when particular symptoms point to the Yang Qi not ascending to the head. UB10 Severe spasms in the muscles. vertigo.

Basic five elements characteristics and classifications Elemen Yin/Yang Colors Flavors Sense Emotions Body Climate Organs Organs Parts t wood liver/GB green sour eyes anger tendons wind fire heart/SI red bitter tongue joy pulse heat earth yellow sweet mouth metal spleen/ stomach lung/LI white pungent nose water kidney/UB black salty ears pensivenes muscle dampness s s sadness skin dryness fear bones The Cycles Promoting Controlling wood promotes fire wood controls earth fire promotes earth earth controls water earth promotes metal water controls fire cold .Arm TMM Yang GB13/ST8 Arm TMM Yin GB22 Leg TMM Yang ST3/SI18 Leg TMM Yin RN3/4 back to top Chinese five elements theory refers to the five element of wood. metal. and water. earth. fire. This theory can be used to describe the movement and the relationship between different elements and phenomena in nature.

and his eyes are bothersome to him in some way. where the child is dependent upon the mother for nourishment and therefore growth and well-being.metal promotes water fire controls metal water promotes wood metal controls wood Promoting Cycle This cycle is explained most easily by a simple metaphor. we must look more closely at the origin of the five element theory in China where the responsibility of disciplining the children rested with the grandparents. A common condition in which the wood element controls earth too much (or overacts) will manifest itself with symptoms of hyper wood as well as hypo earth. a sour taste in his mouth. we can determine internal disharmony. emotions. For example. sometimes making the deficient-earth element even more deficient. Over-controlling and Counteracting Over-controlling means that an element is too strong/hyperactive and is controlling the other element too much. . if a patient has a green hue to his complexion. flavors. The relationship is the same as a mother and child relationship. body parts. and organs are all related. Diagnosis According to Five Element Theory The colors. The controlling cycle describes the relationship of a grandmother disciplining a grandchild. Controlling Cycle To understand the relationship of the controlling cycle. we would look more closely at the Wood element (Liver and Gallbladder). climates. Counteracting is the reverse situation--a controlled element is rebelling against its controlling element. Through viewing the human body in this way. senses.