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Heart Meridian

Pericardium Meridian
Lung Meridian
Spleen Meridian
Liver Meridian
Kidney Meridian
Small Intestine Meridian
Triple Energizer Meridian
Large Intestine Meridian
Stomach Meridian
Gallbladder Meridian
Urinary Bladder Meridian
Conception Vessel
Governing Vessel

Heart Acupuncture Points

Point Chinese English

Function

HT 1 ji quan

Nourishes Heart yin, Pain in the costal and cardiac regions,


clears empty heat. scrofula, cold pain of the elbow and
arm, dryness of the throat.

Highest
Spring

HT 2 qing ling Cyan Spirit Frees the channels


and quickens the

Indications

Pain in the cardiac and hypochondriac


regions, shoulder and arm.

connecting vessel,
regulates Qi and
blood.
HT 3 shao hai Lesser Sea Removes
obstructions from
the channel, calms
the mind, clears
heat.

Cardiac pain, spasmodic pain and


numbness of the hand and arm,
tremor of the hand, scrofula, pain in
the axilla and hypochondriac region.

HT 4 ling dao Spirit


Pathway

Cardiac pain, spasmodic pain of the


elbow and arm, sudden loss of voice.

Removes
obstructions from
the channel.

HT 5 tong li

Penetrating Calms the mind,


the Interior tonifies Heart Qi,
opens into the
tongue, benefits the
Bladder.

HT 6 yin xi

Yin Cleft

HT 7 shen
men

Spirit Gate Calms the mind,


nourishes Heart
blood, opens
orifices.

Palpitations, dizziness, blurring of


vision, sore throat, sudden loss of
voice, aphasia with stiffness of the
tongue, stuttering, pain in the wrist
and elbow.

Nourishes Heart Yin, Cardiac pain, hysteria, night sweating,


clears heat, stops
hemoptysis, epistaxis, sudden loss of
sweating, calms the voice.
mind.
Cardiac pain, irritability, palpiation,
hysteria, amnesia, insomnia, mania,
epilepsy, dementia, pain in the
hypochondriac region, feverish
sensation in the palm, yellowish
sclera.

HT 8 shao fu Lesser
Mansion

Clears Heart fire,


Heart empty heat,
and Heart phlegm
fire, calms the mind.

Palpitations, pain in the chest,


spasmodic pain of the little finger,
feverish sensation in the palm,
enuresis, dysuria, pruritus of the
external genitalia.

HT 9 shao
chong

Clears heat,
subdues wind,
opens the Heart
orifices, relieves
fullness, restores
consciousness.

Palpitations, cardiac pain, pain in the


chest and hypochondriac regions,
mania, febrile diseases, loss of
consicousness.

Lesser
Surge

Pericardium Acupuncture Points

Point Chinese English

Function

Indications

PC 1 tian chi

Celestial
Pool

Opens the chest and


rectifies Qi, suppresses
cough and calms
dyspnea, diffuses the
Lung and clears heat.

Suffocating sensation in the chest,


pain in the hypochondriac region,
swelling and pain of the axillary
region.

PC 2 tian
quan

Celestial
Spring

Opens the chest and


rectifies Qi, nourishes
the Heart and calms
the spirit, quickens the
blood, transforms
stasis, and relieves
pain.

Cardiac pain, distension of the


hypochondriac region, cough,
pain in the chest, back and the
medial aspect of the arm.

PC 3 qu ze

Marsh at the Pacifies the Stomach,


Bend
clears heat, cools
blood, expels firepoison, opens the
orifices, stops
convulsions, moves
blood and dispels
stasis, calms the mind.

Cardiac pain, palpitation, febrile


diseases, irritability, stomach
ache, vomiting, pain in the elbow
and arm, tremor of the hand and
arm.

PC 4 xi men

Cleft Gate

Cardiac pain, palpitation,


epistaxis, hematemesis,
hemoptysis chest pain, furuncle,
epilepsy.

PC 5 jian shi

Intermediary Resolves phlegm in


Courier
Heart, regulates Heart
Qi, opens chest,
regulates Stomach
heat.

Removes obstructions
from the channel, stops
pain, calms the Heart,
opens the chest,
regulates blood, cools
the blood, strengthens
the mind.

Cardiac pain, palpitation, stomach


ache, vomiting, febrile diseases,
irritability, malaria, mental
disorders, epilepsy, swelling of
axilla, contracture of elbow and
arm.

PC 6 nei guan Inner Pass

Opens the chest,


regulates Heart Qi and
blood, regulates and
clears the Triple
Energizer, calms the
mind, regulates the
Terminal Yin,
harmonizes the
Stomach.

PC 7 da ling

Calms the mind, clears Cardiac pain, palpitation, stomach


heat.
ache, vomiting, mental disorders,
epilepsy, stuffy chest, pain in the
hypochondriac region, convulsion,
insomnia, irritability, foul breath.

Great
Mound

PC 8 lao gong Palace of


Toil

Cardiac pain, palpitation, stuffy


chest, pain in the hypochondriac
region, stomach ache, nausea,
vomiting, hiccups, mental
disorders, epilepsy, insomnia,
febrile diseases, irritability,
malaria, contracture and pain in
elbow and arm.

Clears Heart fire, calms Cardiac pain, mental disorders,


the mind.
epilepsy, gastritis, foul breath,
fungus infection of the hand and
foot, vomiting, nausea.

PC 9 zhong
chong

Central Hub Clears heat, restores


Cardiac pain, palpitation, loss of
consciousness, expels consciousness, aphasia with
wind.
stiffness and swelling of tongue,
febrile diseases, heat stroke,
convulsion, feverish sensation in
the palm.

Lung Acupuncture Points

Point Chinese English

Function

Indications

LU 1 zhong fu Central
Treasury

Regulates Lung Qi and stops cough,


stimulates the Lung Qi to descend,
disperses fullness in the chest and
stops pain.

Useful for all Lung


issues, especially
cough, wheezing,
asthma and fullness
in the chest as well as
local problems such
as pain in the chest,
shoulder and back.

LU 2 yun men Cloud Gate Disperses fullness from the chest,


stimulates the descending action of

Cough, asthma, pain


in the chest, shoulder

Lung Qi, stops cough.

and arm, fullness in


the chest.

LU 3 tian fu

Celestial
Clears Lung heat and regulates
Storehouse Lung Qi.

Asthma, epistaxis,
pain in the medial
aspect of the upper
arm.

LU 4 xia bai

Guarding
White

Regulates Qi and blood, relieves


pain.

Cough, fullness in the


chest, pain in the
medial aspect of the
upper arm.

LU 5 chi ze

Cubit
Marsh

Clears Lung heat, stimulates the


descending action of Lung Qi, expels
phlegm from the Lung, benefits the
Bladder, relaxes the sinews.

Cough, hemoptysis,
PM fever, asthma,
sore throat, fullness in
the chest, infantile
convulsions,
spasmodic pain of the
elbow and arm,
mastitis.

LU 6 kong zui Collection


Hole

Regulates Lung Qi and causes Lung Cough, pain in the


Qi to descend, clears heat, stops
chest, asthma,
bleeding.
hemoptysis, sore
throat, spasmodic
pain of the elbows
and arm.

LU 7 lie que

Broken
Stimulates the descending and
Sequence dispersing of Lung Qi, circulates
Defensive Qi and releases the
exterior, expels exterior wind, opens
the Conception Vessel, benefits the
Bladder and opens water passages,
opens the nose, communicates with
the Large Intestine.

Persistent cough,
sore throat,
headaches,
migraines, stiff neck,
facial paralysis,
toothache, and pain
and/or weakness of
the wrist.

LU 8 jing qu

Channel
Ditch

Diffuses the Lung and downbears


Qi, courses wind and resolves the
exterior.

Cough, asthma, fever,


pain in the chest, sore
throat, pain in the
wrist.

LU 9 tai yuan Great


Abyss

Resolves phlegm, regulates Lung Qi,


stops cough, tonifies Lung Qi, Lung
yin and Gathering Qi, promotes
circulation of blood, influences pulse,
clears Lung and Liver heat.

Cough, asthma,
hemoptysis, sore
throat, palpitation,
pain in chest, wrist
and arm.

LU
10

yu ji

Fish
Border

Clears Lung heat, benefits the


throat.

Cough, hemoptysis,
sore throat, loss of
voice, fever, feverish
sensation on the
palms.

LU
11

shao
shang

Lesser
Shang

Expels wind (both interior and


exterior), stimulates the dispersing
and descending of Lung Qi, benefits
the throat, opens the orifices and
promotes resuscitation.

Sore throat, cough,


asthma, epistaxis,
fever, loss of
consciousness,
mania, spasmodic

pain of the thumb.

Spleen Acupuncture Points

Point Chinese English


SP 1 yin bai

Function

Hidden White Strengthens the Spleen,

Indications
Abdominal distension,

regulates blood, calms the


wind.

bloody stools,
menorrhagia, uterine
bleeding, mental
disorders, dreamdisturbed sleep,
convulsion.

SP 2 da du

Great
Metropolis

Strengthens the Spleen,


promotes digestion, clears
heat.

Abdominal distension,
gastric pain, constipation,
febrile diseases with
anhidrosis.

SP 3 tai bai

Supreme
White

Strengthens the Spleen,


resolves damp, strengthens
the spine.

Gastric pain, abdominal


distension, constipation,
dysentery, vomiting,
diarrhea, borborygmus,
sluggishness, beriberi.

SP 4 gong
sun

Yellow
Emperor

Tonifies Stomach and Spleen,


regulates the Chong channel,
stops bleeding, dispels
fullness, pacifies the
Stomach, removes
obstructions, regulates
menses.

Gastric pain, vomiting,


abdominal pain and
distension, diarrhea,
dysentery, borborygmus.

SP 5 shang
qiu

Metal Hill

Strengthens Stomach and


Spleen, resolves damp.

Abdominal distension,
constipation, diarrhea,
borborygmus, pain and
rigidity of the tongue, pain
in the foot and ankle,
hemorrhoid.

SP 6 san yin
jiao

Three Yin
Intersection

Strengthens Spleen, resolves


damp, promotes function of
Liver and smooth flow of Liver
Qi, tonifies Kidneys,
nourishes blood and yin,
benefits urination, regulates
uterus and menstruation,
moves and cools blood and
eliminates stasis, stops pain,
calms mind.

PMS, abdominal pain and


distension, impotence,
borborygmus, diarrhea,
female problems, sterility,
delayed labor, nocturnal
emission, enuresis,
dysuria, edema, hernia,
genital pain, dizziness,
vertigo, insomnia,
muscular atrophy.

SP 7 lou gu

Leaking
Valley

Fortifies the Spleen and


harmonizes the stomach,
disinhibits damp and
disperses swelling, frees the
channels and quickens the
connecting vessels, regulates
Qi and blood.

Abdominal distension,
borborygmus, coldness,
numbness and paralysis
of the knee and leg.

SP 8 di ji

Earths Crux

Removes obstructions from


the channel, regulates Qi and
blood, regulates the uterus,
stops pain.

Abdominal pain and


distension, diarrhea,
edema, dysuria, nocturnal
emission, irregular
menstruation,
dysmenorrhea.

SP 9 yin ling

Yin Mound

Resolves dampness, benefits Abdominal pain and

quan

Spring

the lower energizer, benefits


urination, removes
obstructions from the
channel.

distension, diarrhea,
dysentery, edema,
jaundice, dysuria,
enuresis, incontinence of
urine, genital pain,
dysmenorrhea, knee pain.

SP
10

xue hai

Sea of Blood Cools the blood, removes


stasis of blood, regulates
menstruation, tonifies blood.

Irregular menstruation,
dysmenorrhea, uterine
bleeding, amenorrhea,
urticaria, eczema,
erysipelas, pain in the
medial aspect of the thigh.

SP
11

ji men

Winnower
Gate

SP
12

chong
men

Surging Gate Removes obstructions from


the channel, tonifies yin.

SP
13

ju she

Bowel Abode Regulates Qi dynamic,


Lower abdominal pain,
soothes the Liver and relieves hernia.
pain.

SP
14

fu jie

Abdominal
Bind

SP
15

da heng Great
Horizontal

Strengthens the Spleen,


Abdominal pain and
strengthens the limbs,
distension, diarrhea,
resolves damp, regulates Qi, dysentery, constipation.
stops pain, promotes the
function of the Large
Intestine.

SP
16

fu ai

Abdominal
Lament

Clears heat and disinhibits


damp, frees bowel Qi.

Abdominal pain,
indigestion, constipation,
dysentery.

SP
17

shi dou

Food Hole

Rectifies Qi and disinhibits


water, courses the Triple
Energizer.

Fullnes and pain in the


chest and hypochondriac
region.

SP
18

tian xi

Celestial
Ravine

Loosens the chest and


rectifies Qi, downbears
counterflow and suppresses
cough.

Fullness and pain in the


chest and hypochondrium,
cough, hiccup, mastitis,
insufficient lactation.

SP
19

xiong
xiang

Chest Village Diffuses and downbears Lung Fullness and pain in the
Qi, suppresses cough and
chest and hypochondriac
stabilizes dyspnea.
region.

SP
20

zhou
rong

All-Round
Flourishing

Diffuses and downbears Lung Fullness in the chest and


Qi, suppresses cough and
hypochondriac region,
stabilizes dyspnea.
cough, hiccough.

SP

da bao

Great

Moves blood in the blood

Clears the head and


Dysuria, enuresis, pain
disinhibit, promotes free flow and swelling in the
through the waterway.
inguinal region, muscular
atrophy, motor
impairment, pain and
paralysis of the lower
extremeties.

Warms the center and


dissipates cold, rectifies Qi
and downbears counterflow.

Abdominal pain, hernia,


dysuria.

Pain around the umbilical


region, abdominal
distension, hernia,
diarrhea, constipation.

Pain in the chest and

21

Embracement connecting channels.

Liver Acupuncture Points

Point Chinese English

Function

Indications

hypochondriac region,
asthma, general aching
and weakness.

LR 1 da dun

Large Pile

Regulates
menses,
resolves dampheat, promotes
smooth flow of
Liver Qi,
restores
consciousness.

Hernia, enuresis, uterine bleeding,


prolapse of uterus, epilepsy.

LR 2 xing jian Moving


Between

Clears Liver fire,


subdues Liver
yang, cools
blood, subdues
interior wind.

LR 3 tai
chong

Supreme
Surge

Subdues Liver
yang, expels
interior wind,
promotes the
smooth flow of
Liver Qi, calms
the mind, calms
spasms.

LR 4 zhong
feng

Mound Center Promotes the


Hernia, pain in the external genitalia,
smooth flow of nocturnal emission, retention of urine,
Liver Qi in the
distending pain in the hypochondrium.
Lower Energizer.

LR 5 li gou

Woodworm
Canal

Promotes the
smooth flow of
Liver Qi,
resolves dampheat.

Retention of urine, enuresis, hernia,


irregular menstruation, leukorrhea,
pruritus or itchy vulvae, weakness and
atrophy of the leg.

LR 6 zhong
du

Central
Metropolis

Removes
obstructions
from channels,
promotes
smooth flow of
Liver Qi, stops
pain.

Abdomen and hypochondriac pain,


diarrhea, hernia, uterine bleeding,
prolonged lochia.

LR 7 xi guan

Knee Joint

Frees channels Pain of the knee, especially if pain is


and connecting on the inner knee.
vessels,
disinhibits joints,
dispels wind,
relieves pain.

LR 8 qu quan Spring at the


Bend

LR 9 yin bao

Yin Bladder

Headache, dizziness and vertigo,


insomnia, congestion, swelling and
pain of the eye, depression, infantile
convulsion, deviation of mouth, pain in
the hypochondriac region, uterine
bleeding, hernia, enuresis, retention of
urine, epilepsy, pain in the anterior
aspect of the medial malleolus.

Prolapse of uterus, lower abdominal


pain, retention of urine, nocturnal
emission, pain in external genitalia,
pruritus vulvae, pain in medial aspect
of the knee and thigh.
Courses the
Liver and
rectifies Qi,
adjusts the

Pain in the lumosacral region, lower


abdominal pain, enuresis, retention of
urine, irregular menstruation.

Penetrating and
Conception
vessels, clears
and disinhibits
the Lower
Energizer.
LR
10

(zu) wu (Foot) Five Li Soothes the


Lower abdominal distension and
li
sinews and
fullness, retention of urine.
quickens the
connecting
vessels, clears
and disinhibits
Lower Energizer
damp heat.

LR
11

yin lian

Yin Corner

Soothese the
Irregular menstruation, leukorrhea,
sinews and
lower abdominal pain, pain in the thigh
quickens the
and leg.
connecting
vessels,
regulates the
Penetrating and
Conception
vessels.

LR
12

ji mai

Urgent Pulse

Frees the
channels and
dissipates cold.

LR
13

zhang
men

Camphorwood Promotes the


Abdominal distension, borborygmus,
Gate
smooth flow of pain in the hypochondriac region,
Liver Qi, relieves vomitting, diarrhea, indigestion.
retention of food,
benefits the
Stomach and
Spleen.

LR
14

qi men

Cycle Gate

Lower abdominal pain, hernia, pain in


the external genitalia.

Promotes the
Hypochondriac pain, abdominal
smooth flow of distension, hiccups, acid regurgitation,
Liver Qi, benefits mastitis, depression, febrile diseases.
the Stomach,
cools blood.

Kidney Acupuncture Points

Point Chinese English

Function

Indications

KI 1

yong
quan

Gushing
Spring

Tonifies yin, clears heat,


subdues wind, subdues
empty-heat, calms the mind,
restores consciousness,
clears the brain.

Headache, blurring of
vision, dizziness, sore
throat, dryness of tongue,
loss of voice, dysuria,
infantile convulsions,
feverish sensation in the
sole, loss of
consciousness.

KI 2

ran gu

Blazing
Valley

Clears empty-heat, cools


blood, invigorates Yin Qiao
Mai Vessel.

Pruritus vulvae, prolapse of


uterus, irregular
menstruation, nocturnal
emission, hemoptysis,
thirst, diarrhea, swelling
and pain of the dorsum of
foot, acute infantile
omphalitis.

KI 3

tai xi

Great Ravine Tonifies the Kidneys, benefits


essence, strengthens the
lower back and knees,
regulates the uterus.

KI 4

da
zhong

Large Goblet Strengthens the back, lifts the Spitting of blood, asthma,
spirit.
stiffness and pain of the
lower back, dysuria,
constipation, pain in the
heel, dementia.

KI 5

shui
quan

Water Spring Benefits urination, promotes


blood circulation, stops
abdominal pain, regulates
uterus.

Amenorrhea, irregular
menstruation,
dysmenorrhea, prolapse of
uterus, dysuria, blurring of
vision.

KI 6

zhao hai Shining Sea Nourishes yin, benefits the


eyes, calms the mind,
invigorates the Yin Qiao Mai
Vessel, cools the blood,
benefits the throat, promotes
the function of the uterus,
opens the chest, cools heat,
calms spirit, benefits throat.

Irregular menstruation,
morbid leukorrhea,
prolapse of uterus, pruritus
vulvae, asthma, frequency
of micturition, urine
retention, constipation,
epilepsy, insomnia, sore
throat.

KI 7

fu liu

Recover
Flow

Tonifies the Kidneys, resolves


damp, eliminates edema,
strenthens the lower back,
regulates sweating.

Edema, abdominal
distension, diarrhea,
borborygmus, muscular
atrophy of the leg, night
sweating, spontaneous
sweating, febrile diseases
without sweating.

KI 8

jiao xin

Intersection

Removes obstructions from

Irregular menstruation,

Sore throat, toothache,


deafness, tinnitus,
dizziness, spitting of blood,
asthma, thirst, irregular
menstruation, insomnia,
nocturnal emission,
impotence, frequency of
micturition, pain in the
lower back.

Reach

KI 9

zhu bin

KI 10 yin gu

the channel, stops abdominal dysmenorrhea, uterine


pain, removes masses,
bleeding, prolapse of
regulates menses.
uterus, diarrhea,
constipation, pain and
swelling of testes.

Guest House Calms the mind, tonifies


Kidney yin, opens chest,
regulates the Yin Wei Mai
Vessel.

Mental disorders, pain in


the foot and lower leg,
hernia.

Yin Valley

Expels dampness from the


Lower Energizer, tonifies
Kidney yin.

Impotence, hernia, uterine


bleeding, dysuria, pain in
the knee and popliteal
fossa, mental disorders.

Boosts the Stomach and


disinhibts damp.

Fullness and pain of the


lower abdomen, dysuria,
enuresis, nocturnal
emission, impotence, pain
of genitalia.

KI 11 heng gu Pubic Bone

KI 12 da he

Great
Supplements Kidney Qi,
Nocturnal emission,
Manifestation regulates the Penetrating and impotence, morbid
Conception vessels.
leukorrhea, pain in the
external genitalia, prolapse
of uterus.

KI 13 qi xue

Qi Hole

Tonifies the Kidneys and


essence, removes
obstructions from the
channel.

Irregular menstruation,
dysmenorrhea, dysuria,
abdominal pain, diarrhea.

KI 14 si man

Fourfold
Fullness

Supplements Kidney Qi,


regulates the Penetrating and
Conception vessels,
promotes free flow through
the waterways.

Abdominal pain and


distension, diarrhea,
nocturnal emission,
irregular menstruation,
dysmenorrhea, postpartum
abdominal pain.

KI 15 zhong
zhu

Central Flow Nourishes the Kidney


Irregular menstruation,
channel, regulates the
abdominal pain,
Penetrating and Conception constipation.
vessels, disinhibits the Lower
Energizer.

KI 16 huang
shu

Vitals

Removes obstructions from


the channel, tonifies the
Kidneys, benefits the Heart.

Abdominal pain and


distension, vomiting,
constipation, diarrhea.

KI 17 shang
qu

Intestine
Bend

Fortifies Spleen, disinhibits


damp, soothes sinews,
quickens the connecting
vessel.

Abdominal pain, diarrhea,


constipation.

KI 18 shi guan Stone Pass

Fortifies the center and


harmonizes Stomach, frees
intestines and abducts
stagnation.

Vomiting, abdominal pain,


constipation, postpartum
abdominal pain, sterility.

KI 19 yin du

Fortifies the Spleen and


harmonizes the Stomach,

Borborygmus, abdominal
pain, epigastric pain,

Yin
Metropolis

regulates Qi dynamic and


constipation, vomiting.
frees abdominal Qi, regulates
the Penetrating and
Conception vessels.
KI 20 tong gu Open Valley Fortifies the Spleen and
harmonizes the Stomach,
loosens the chest and
rectifies Qi.

Abdominal pain and


distension, vomiting,
indigestion.

KI 21 you men Dark Gate

Abdominal pain and


distension, indigestion,
vomiting, diarrhea, nausea,
morning sickness.

Courses the Liver and


rectifies Qi, fortifies the
Spleen and harmonizes the
Stomach, clears abdominal
heat.

KI 22 bu lang Corridor
Walk

Diffuses the lung and


suppresses cough,
downbears counterflow and
stops vomiting.

Cough, asthma, distension


and fullness in the chest
and hypochondriac region,
vomiting, anorexia.

KI 23 shen
feng

Spirit Seal

Tonifies the Kidneys, calms


the mind.

Cough, asthma, fullness in


the chest and
hypochondriac region,
mastitis.

KI 24 ling xu

Spirit Ruins

Tonifies the Kidneys, calms


the mind.

Cough, asthma, fullness in


the chest and
hypochondria region,
mastitis.

KI 25 shen
cang

Spirit
Storehouse

Tonifies the Kidneys, calms


the mind.

Cough, asthma, chest pain.

KI 26 yu
zhong

Lively Center Loosens chest and promotes Cough, asthma,


smooth flow of Qi, calms
accumulation of phlegm,
dyspnea and relieves cough. fullness in chest and
hypochondriac region.

KI 27 shu fu

Shu Mansion Stimulates the Kidney


function of reception of Qi,
subdues rebellious Qi, stops
cough, calms asthma,
resolves phlegm.

Cough, asthma, chest pain.

Small Intestine Acupuncture Points

Point Chinese English

Function

Indications

SI 1

Expels wind-heat,
subdues wind, opens
the orifices, removes
obstructions from the
channel, promotes
lactation.

Headache, febrile diseases, loss


of consciousness, insufficient
lactation, sore throat, redness of
the eye, cloudiness of the cornea.

shao ze Lesser
Marsh

SI 2

qian gu Front Valley

Clears heat.

Numbness of the fingers, febrile


diseases, tinnitus, headache,
reddish urine.

SI 3

hou xi

Back Ravine Eliminates interior


wind from the Du Mai
Vessel, expels exterior
wind, benefits sinews,
resolves dampness
and jaundice, clears
the mind.

SI 4

wan gu

Wrist Bone

SI 5

yang gu Yang Valley

Clears mind, removes Swelling of the neck and


obstructions from the submandibular region, pain of the
channel, expels
hand and wrist, febrile diseases.
exterior damp-heat.

SI 6

yang lao Nursing the


Aged

Benefits the sinews,


brightens the eyes,
removes obstructions
from the channel.

SI 7

zhi
zheng

SI 8

xiao hai Small Sea

Resolves damp-heat,
removes obstructions
from the channel,
calms the mind.

Headache, swelling of cheek, pain


in nape, shoulder, arm and elbow,
epilepsy.

SI 9

jian
zhen

Courses wind and


quickens the
connecting vessels,
dissipates, binds and
relieves pain.

Pain in the scapular region, motor


impairment of the hand and arm.

SI 10 nao shu Upper Arm


Point

Quickens the blood


and frees the
connecting vessels,
soothes the sinews
and dissipates binds.

Swelling of the shoulder, aching


and weakness of the shoulder and
arm.

SI 11 tian
zong

Celestial
Gathering

Resolves Tai Yang


Pain in the scapular region, pain
channel pathogens,
in the lateroposterior aspect of the
diffuses Qi stagnation elbow and arm, asthma.
in the chest and lateral
costal region.

SI 12 bing
feng

Grasping the Frees the channels


Wind
and quickens the
connecting vessels.

Pain and rigidity of the neck,


tinnitus, deafness, sore throat,
mania, malaria, acute lumbar
sprain, night sweating, febrile
diseases, contracture and
numbness of the fingers, pain in
the shoulder and elbow.

Removes obstructions Febrile diseases with anhidrosis,


from the channel,
headache, rigidity of the neck,
eliminates damp-heat. contracture of the fingers, pain in
the wrist, jaundice.

Blurring of vision, pain in the


shoulder, elbow and arm.

Branch to the Removes obstructions Neck rigidity, headache, dizziness,


Correct
from the channel,
spasmodic pain in the elbow and
calms the mind.
fingers, febrile diseases, mania.

True
Shoulder

SI 13 qu yuan Crooked Wall Soothes the sinews


and quickens the

Pain in the scapular region,


numbness and aching of the
upper extremities, motor
impairment of the shoulder and
arm.
Pain and stiffness of the scapular
region.

blood.
SI 14 jian wai Outer
shu
Shoulder
Transporter

Courses wind and


quickens the
connecting vessels,
warms the channels
and dissipates cold.

SI 15 jian
zhong
shu

Diffuses the lung and Cough, asthma, pain in the


clears heat, transforms shoulder and back, hemoptysis.
phlegm and brightens
the eyes.

Central
Shoulder
Transporter

SI 16 tian
Celestial
chuang Window

Dispels wind and


quickens the
connecting vessels,
quiets the spirit and
nourishes the Heart.

Aching of the shoulder and back,


pain and rigidity of the neck.

Sore throat, sudden loss of voice,


deafness, tinnitus, stiffness and
pain of the neck.

SI 17 tian rong Celestial


Resolves damp-heat,
Countenance expels fire-poison,
removes obstructions
from the channel.

Deafness, tinnitus, sore throat,


swelling of the cheek, foreign
body sensation in the throat,
goiter.

SI 18 quan
liao

Cheek Bone- Expels wind, relieves


Hole
pain.

Facial paralysis, twitching of


eyelids, pain in the face,
toothache, swelling of the cheek,
yellowish sclera.

SI 19 ting
gong

Auditory
Palace

Deafness, tinnitus, otorrhea,


motor impairment of the
mandibular joint, toothache.

Benefits the ears.

Triple Energizer Acupuncture Points

This meridian is also commonly called the triple burner, triple heater, or triple warmer, or
the original transcription from the Chinese which is the San Jiao meridian.
Point Chinese English

Function

Indications

TE 1 guan
chong

Clears heat, expels wind,


invigorates blood, restores
consciousness, stops

Headache, redness of eyes,


sore throat, stiff tongue,
febrile diseases, irritability.

Passage
Hub

convulsions.
TE 2 ye men Humor Gate Clears heat, expels wind,
benefits the ear, removes
obstructions from the
channel.

Headache, redness of the


eyes, sudden deafness,
sore throat, malaria, pain in
arm.

TE 3 zhong
zhu

Headache, redness of the


eyes, deafness, tinnitus,
sore throat, febrile diseases,
pain in the elbow and arm,
motor impairment of fingers.

Central Islet Clears heat, expels wind,


benefits ears, lifts the mind,
removes obstructions from
the channel, regulates Qi.

TE 4 yang chi Yang Pool

Relaxes sinews, removes


obstructions from the
channel, clears heat,
regulates the stomach,
promotes fluids
transformation, benefits
original Qi, tonifies
Penetrating and Directing
vessels.

Pain in the arm, shoulder


and wrist, malaria,
deafness, thirst.

TE 5 wai
guan

Outer Pass

Expels wind-heat, releases


the exterior, removes
obstruction from the
channel, benefits the ear,
subdues Liver yang.

Febrile diseases, headache,


pain in cheek, strained
neck, deafness, tinnitus,
pain in the hypochondriac
region, motor impairment of
the elbow and arm, pain of
the fingers, hand tremors.

TE 6 zhi gou

Branch Ditch Regulates Qi, removes


obstructions from the
channel, removes
obstructions from the Large
Intestine, clears heat, expels
wind.

Tinnitus, deafness, pain in


the hypochondriac region,
vomitting, constipation,
febrile diseases, aching and
heavy sensation of the
shoulder and back, sudden
hoarseness of voice.

TE 7 hui zong Convergence Removes obstructions from Deafness, pain in the ear,
and
the channels, benefits the
epilepsy, pain of the arm.
Gathering
eyes and ears, stops pain.
TE 8 san
Three Yang
yang luo Connection

Clears heat, removes


obstructions from the
channels.

Deafness, sudden
hoarseness of voice, pain in
the chest and
hypochondriac region, pain
in the hand and arm,
toothache.

TE 9 si du

Courses the channels and


quickens the connecting
vessels, frees and regulates
the waterways, disinhibits
the throat and opens the
portals.

Deafness, toothache,
migraine, sudden
hoarseness of voice, pain in
the forearm.

TE
10

Four Rivers

tian jung Celestial


Well

Relaxes tendons, resolves Migraine, pain in the neck,


damp and phlegm, dispels shoulder and arm, epilepsy,
masses, clears heat, dispels scrofula, goiter.

stagnation, regulates
Nutritive and Defensive Qi.
TE
11

qing
leng
yuan

Clear Cold
Abyss

Frees the channel and


connecting vessel, clears
heat and drains fire.

Motor impairment and pain


of the shoulder and arm,
migraine.

TE
12

xiao luo Dispersing


Riverbed

TE
13

nao hui Upper Arm Clears and discharges


Convergence pathogenic heat, frees the
channels and connecting
vessels, disinhibits the
joints.

TE
14

xian liao Shoulder


Bone-Hole

Dispels wind and overcomes Pain and motor impairment


damp, moves Qi, quickens of the shoulder and upper
blood and relieves pain.
arm.

TE
15

tian liao Celestial


Bone-Hole

Dispels wind and eliminates Pain in the shoulder and


damp, frees the channels
elbow, stiffness of the neck.
and quickens the connecting
vessels, relieves pain.

TE
16

tian you Celestial


Oriole

Clears heat and drains fire, Headache, neck rigidity,


dispels wind and eliminates facial swelling, blurring of
damp, reduces swelling and vision, sudden deafness.
stops pain, frees the
channels and quickens the
connecting vessels.

TE
17

yi feng

Wind Screen Expels wind, benefits the


ears.

Tinnitus, deafness, otorrhea,


facial paralysis, toothache,
swelling of cheek, scrofula,
trismus.

TE
18

chi mai

Spasm
Vessel

Clears heat and resolves


tetany, quickens the
connecting vessels and
relieves pain, opens the
portals.

Headache, tinnitus,
deafness, infantile
convulsion.

TE
19

lu xi

Skull Rest

Courses wind and quickens Headache, tinnitus,


the connecting vessels,
deafness, infantile
frees the channels and
convulsion.
relieves pain, quiets the
spirit and settles fright.

TE
20

jiao sun Angle Vertex Clears the head and


brightens the eyes, courses
wind, quickens the
connecting vessels.

Tinnitus, redness, pain and


swelling of the eye, swelling
of the gum, toothache,
parotitis.

TE
21

er men

Ear Gate

Courses the channels and


quickens the connecting
vessels, opens the portals
and boosts the hearing.

Tinnitus, deafness, otorrhea,


toothache, stiffness of the
lip.

TE

he liao

Harmony

Dispels wind and frees the

Migraine, tinnitus, lockjaw.

Courses the channels,


Headache, neck rigidity,
quickens the connecting
motor impairment and pain
vessels and moves Qi,
of the arm.
clears and drains depressed
heat in the Triple Energizer.
Goiter, pain in the shoulder
and arm.

22
TE
23

Bone-Hole
si zhu
kong

connecting vessels, opens


the portals.

Silk Bamboo Expels wind, brightens the


Hole
eyes, stops pain.

Headache, redness and


pain of the eye, blurring of
vision, twitching of the
eyelind, toothache, facial
paralysis.

Large Intestine Acupuncture Points

Point Chinese English

Function

Indications

LI 1

shang
yang

Metal Yang

Clears heat, brightens the eyes,


benefits the throat, calms the
mind, expels wind and scatters
cold.

Toothache, sore throat,


swelling of the
submandibular region,
numbness of fingers,
febrile diseases with
anhidrosis, xerostomia,
loss of consciousness.

LI 2

er jian

Second
Space

Clears heat, dissipates


pathogenic heat, disinhibits the
throat.

Blurring vision, epistaxis


(nosebleed), toothache,
sore throat, febrile
diseases.

LI 3

san jian Third Space

Dispels exterior wind, clears


heat, brightens the eyes,
benefits the throat.

Toothache,
ophthalmalgia, sore
throat, redness and
swelling of fingers and
the dorsum of the hand.

LI 4

he gu

Union Valley Dispels exterior wind, releases


the exterior, stimulates the
dispersing function of the Lungs,
stops pain, removes
obstructions from the channel,
tonifies Qi and consolidates the
exterior, harmonizes ascending
and descending functions.

Headache, pain in the


neck of any part of the
body, redness, swelling
and pain of the eye,
epistaxis, nasal
obstruction, rhinorrhea,
toothache, deafness,
facial swelling, sore
throat.

LI 5

yang xi

Yang Ravine Expels wind, releases the


exterior, benefits the throat,
stops pain.

Headache, redness,
pain and swelling of the
eye, toothache, sore
throat, pain of the wrist.

LI 6

pian li

Veering
Passage

Opens the Lung water passage. Redness of the eye,


tinnitus, deafness,
epistaxis, aching of the
hand and arm, sore
throat, edema.

LI 7

wen liu

Warm Flow

Clears heat, stops pain, expels


wind, benefits the throat.

LI 8

xia lian

Lower Ridge Dissipates wind and clears heat, Abdominal pain,


frees the channels and relieves borborygmus, pain in
pain.
the elbows and arm,
motor impairment of the
upper limbs.

LI 9

shang
lian

Upper Ridge Courses the channels and


Aching of the shoulder
quickens the connecting vessel, and arm, motor
frees bowel Qi.
impairment of the upper
limbs, numbness of the
hand and arm,
borborygmus,
abdominal pain.

Headache, swelling of
the face, sore throat,
borborygmus,
abdominal pain, aching
of the shoulder and arm.

LI 10 shou
san li

Arm Three Li Removes obstructions from the Abdominal pain,


channel, tonifies Qi.
diarrhea, toothache,
swelling of the cheek,
motor impairment of the
upper limbs, pain in the
shoulder and back.

LI 11 qu chi

Pool at the
Bend

Expels exterior wind, clears


heat, cools blood, resolves
dampness, regulates Nutritive
Qi and blood, benefits the
sinews and joints.

Sore throat, toothache,


redness and pain of the
eye, scrofula, urticaria,
motor impairment of the
upper extremities,
abdominal pain,

vomiting, diarrhea,
febrile diseases.
LI 12 zhou
liao

Elbow Bone- Courses the channels and


Hole
quickens the connecting
vessels, disinhibits the joints.

Pain, numbness and


contracture of the elbow
and arm.

LI 13 (shou)
wu li

Five Li (arm) Courses the channels and


quickens the connecting
vessels, disinhibits the joints.

Contracture and pain of


the elbow and arm,
scrofula.

LI 14 bi nao

Upper Arm

Removes obstructions from the Pain in the shoulder and


channel, brightens the eyes,
arm, rigidity of the neck,
resolves phlegm and disperses scrofula.
masses.

LI 15 jian yu

Shoulder
Bone

Benefits sinews, promotes


Pain in the shoulder and
circulation of Qi in the channels, arm. Motor impairment
stops pain, expels wind.
of the upper extremities,
rubella, scrofula.

LI 16 ju gu

Great Bone

Moves blood locally, removes


obstructions from the channel,
opens the chest, subdues
ascending rebellious Qi,
stimulates the descending of
Lung Qi, benefits the joints.

LI 17 tian ding Celestial


Tripod

Pain and motor


impairment of the upper
extremities, pain in the
shoulder and back.

Disinhibits the throat and clears Sudden loss of voice,


Lung Qi.
sore throat, scrofula,
goiter.

LI 18 fu tu

Protuberance Benefits the throat, relieves


Assistant
cough, resolves phlegm and
disperses masses.

Cough, asthma, sore


throat, sudden loss of
voice, scrofula, goiter.

LI 19 he liao

Grain BoneHole

Diffuses Lung Qi and clears


Lung heat, clears the nose and
rouses the spirit.

Nasal obstruction,
epistaxis, deviation of
the mouth.

LI 20 ying
xiang

Welcome
Fragrance

Dispels exterior wind.

Nasal obstruction,
hyposmia, epistaxis,
rhinorrhea, deviation of
the mouth, itching and
swelling of the face.

Stomach Acupuncture Points

Note: Because the stomach meridian has multiple branches in its energy pathway (on the
face), some sources may number the points on the branches differently than they are
numbered here.
Point Chinese English

Function

Indications

ST 1 cheng qi Tear
Container

Expels wind, brightens


the eyes, stops
lacrimation.

Redness, swelling and pain of the


eye, lacrimation, night blindness,
twitching of eyelids, facial
paralysis.

ST 2 si bai

Four Whites Expels wind, brightens


the eyes.

Redness, pain and itching of the


eye, facial paralysis, twitching of
eye lids, pain in the face.

ST 3 ju liao

Great
Bone-Hole

Expels wind, removes


obstructions from the
channel, relieves
swellings.

Facial paralysis, twitching of


eyelids, epistaxis, toothache,
swelling of lips and cheek.

ST 4 di cang

Earth
Granary

Expels wind, removes


obstructions from the
channel, benefits
tendons and muscles.

Deviation of the mouth, salivation,


twitching of the eyelids.

ST 5 da ying

Great
Reception

Courses wind and


Facial paralysis, trismus, swelling
quickens the connecting of the cheek, pain in the face,
vessels.
toothache.

ST 6 jia che

Jawbone

Expels wind, removes


obstructions from the
channel.

Facial paralysis, toothache,


swelling of the cheek and face,
mumps, trismus.

ST 7 xia guan Below the


Joint

Removes obstructions
from the channel,
benefits the ears.

Deafness, tinnitus, otorrhea,


toothache, facial paralysis, pain of
the face, motor impairment of the
jaw.

ST 8 tou wei

Expels wind, relieves


Headache, blurring of vision,
pain, brightens the eyes, ophthalmalgia, lacrimation.
relieves dizziness,
clears heat.

Head
Corner

ST 9 ren ying Mans


Prognosis

Regulates Qi, removes


masses, benefits the
throat, relieves
swellings.

Sore throat, asthma, goiter,


dizziness, flushing of the face.

ST
10

shui tu

Water
Rectifies Lung Qi and
Prominence disinhibits the throat.

ST
11

qi she

Qi Abode

ST
12

que pen Empty


Basin

Subdues rebellious Qi.

ST
13

qi hu

Clears heat and loosens Fullness in the chest, asthma,


the chest.
cough, hiccup, pain in the chest
and hypochondrium.

ST
14

ku fang Storeroom

Rectifies Qi and loosens Sensation of fullness and pain in


the chest.
the chest, cough.

ST

wu yi

Courses wind and

Qi Door

Roof

Sore throat, asthma, cough.

Courses Qi and
Sore throat, pain and rigidity of
downbears counterflow. the neck, asthma, hiccup, goiter.
Cough, asthma, sore throat, pain
in the supraclavicular fossa.

Fullness and pain in the chest

15

relieves pain.

and the costal region, cough,


asthma, mastitis.

Clears heat and


resolves depression,
relieves pain and
disperses swelling.

Fullness and pain in the chest


and hypochondrium, cough,
asthma, mastitis.

ST
16

ying
Breast
chuang Window

ST
17

ru zhong Breast
Center

ST
18

ru gen

ST
19

bu rong Not
Contained

Regulates the center


and harmonizes the
Stomach.

Abdominal distensions, vomiting,


gastric pain, anorexia.

ST
20

cheng
man

Assuming
Fullness

Harmonizes the
Stomach and rectifies
Qi.

Gastric pain, abdominal


distension, vomiting, anorexia.

ST
21

liang
men

Beam Gate Regulates the Stomach, Gastric pain, vomiting, anorexia,


subdues rebellious Qi, abdominal distension, diarrhea.
stops vomiting, relieves
pain.

ST
22

guan
men

Pass Gate

Regulates the Stomach Abdominal distension and pain,


and Intestines.
anorexia, borborygmus, diarrhea,
edema.

ST
23

tai yi

Supreme
Unity

Clears the Heart and


Gastric pain, irritability, mania,
quiets the spirit, fortifies indigestion.
the Spleen and
harmonizes the center.

ST
24

hua rou Slipper


Quiets the spirit and
Gastric pain, vomiting, mania.
men
Flesh Gate stabilizes the
disposition, regulates
and harmonizes the
Stomach and Intestines.

ST
25

tian shu Celestial


Pivot

Promotes the function of


the Intestines, clears
heat, regulates Qi,
relieves retention of
food.

ST
26

wai ling Outer


Mound

Dissipates cold, relieves Abdominal pain, hernia,


pain, rectifies Qi.
dysmenorrhea.

ST
27

da ju

Regulates Stomach Qi.

Lower abdominal distension,


dysuria, hernia, seminal emission,
premature ejaculation.

ST
28

shui dao Waterway

Benefits urination,
opens the water
passages, benefits
difficult urination.

Lower abdominal distension,


retention of urine, edema, hernia,
dysmenorrheal, sterility.

ST
29

gui lai

Relieves stagnation of
blood.

Abdominal pain, hernia,


dysmenorrhea, irregular

Breast Root Regulates Stomach Qi, Pain in the chest, cough, asthma,
regulates the breast and mastitis, insufficient lactation.
lactation, dispels
stagnation.

Great
Gigantic

Return

Abdominal pain and distension,


borborygmus, pain around the
umbilicus, constipation, diarrhea,
dysentery, irregular menstruation,
edema.

menstruation, amenorrhea,
leukorrhea, prolapse of the
uterus.
ST
30

qi chong Surging Qi

Regulates Stomach Qi,


regulates the
Penetrating Vessel,
promotes essence,
tonifies the sea of
nourishment, regulates
blood.

Abdominal pain, borborygmus,


hernia, swelling and pain of the
external genitalia, impotence,
dysmenorrhea, irregular
menstruation.

ST
31

bi guan Inferior
Joint

Removes obstruction
from the channel.

Pain in the thigh, muscular


atrophy, motor impairment,
numbness and pain of the lower
extremities.

ST
32

fu tu

Crouching
Rabbit

Removes obstructions Pain in the lumbar and iliac


from the channel, expels region, coldness of the knee,
wind-heat.
paralysis or motor impairment
and pain of the lower extremities,
beriberi.

ST
33

yin shi

Yin Market Courses wind and


dissipates cold, frees
the channels and
quickens the connecting
vessels, disinhibits the
joints.

ST
34

liang qiu Beam Hill

ST
35

du bi

ST
36

zu san li Leg Three


Li

Benefits Stomach and


Spleen, tonifies Qi and
blood, dispels cold,
strengthens body,
brightens eyes,
regulates nutritive and
defensive Qi and the
Intestines, raises yang,
expels wind and damp,
resolves edema.

Gastric pain, vomiting, hiccup,


abdominal distension,
borborygmus, diarrhea,
dysentery, constipation, mastitis,
enterities, aching in knee joint
and leg, beriberi, dizziness,
insomnia, edema, cough, asthma,
emaciation due to general
deficiency, indigestion, apoplexy,
hemiplegia, mania.

ST
37

shang ju Upper
xu
Great
Hollow

Regulates the function


of the Stomach and
Intestines, eliminates
damp-heat, dispels
retention of food, calms
asthma.

Abdominal pain and distension,


borborygmus, diarrhea,
dysentery, constipation,
enteritidis, paralysis due to
stroke, beriberi.

ST
38

tiao kou Ribbon


Opening

Removes obstructions
from the channel.

Numbness, soreness and pain of


the knee and leg, weakness and

Subdues rebellious
Stomach Qi, removes
obstructions from
channel, expels damp
and wind.

Numbness, soreness, motor


impairment of the leg and knee,
motor impairment of the lower
extremities.

Pain and numbness of the knee,


gastric pain, mastitis, motor
impairment of the lower
extremities.

Calfs Nose Invigorates the channel, Pain, numbness and motor


relieves swelling, stops impairment of the knee, beriberi.
pain.

motor impairment of the shoulder,


abdominal pain.
ST
39

xia ju xu Lower
Great
Hollow

Regulates the function


of Stomach and
intestines, eliminates
damp-heat, eliminates
wind-damp, stops pain.

Lower abdominal pain, backache


referring to the testis, mastitis,
numbness and paralysis of the
lower extremities.

ST
40

feng
long

Bountiful
Bulge

Resolves phlegm and


damp, calms asthma,
clears heat, calms and
clears the mind, opens
the chest.

Headache, dizziness and vertigo,


cough, asthma, excessive
sputum, pain in the chest,
constipation, mania, epilepsy,
muscular atrophy, motor
impairment, pain, swelling or
paralysis of the lower extremities.

ST
41

jie xi

Ravine
Divide

Removes obstructions
from the channel,
eliminates wind, clears
heat, clears the mind,
brightens the eyes.

Pain of the ankle joint, muscular


atrophy, motor impairment, pain
and paralysis of the lower
extremities, epilepsy, headache,
dizziness and vertigo, abdominal
distension, constipation.

ST
42

chong
yang

Surging
Yang

Tonifies Stomach and


Spleen, calms the mind,
removes obstructions
from the channel.

Pain of the upper teeth, redness


and swelling of the dorsum of the
foot, facial paralysis, muscular
atrophy and motor impairment of
the foot.

ST
43

xian gu

Sunken
Valley

Eliminates wind and


heat, removes
obstruction from the
channel.

Facial or general edema,


abdominal pain, borborygmus,
swelling and pain of the dorsum
of the foot.

ST
44

nei ting

Inner Court Clears heat, eliminates


fullness, regulates Qi,
stops pain, promotes
digestion, eliminates
wind from face.

Toothache, pain in the face,


deviation of the mouth, sore
throat, epistaxis, gastric pain, acid
regurgitation, abdominal
distension, diarrhea, dysentery,
constipation, swelling and pain of
the dorsum of the foot, febrile
diseases.

ST
45

li dui

Severe
Mouth

Facial swelling, deviation of the


mouth, epistaxis, toothache, sore
throat and hoarse voice,
abdominal distension, coldness in
the leg and foot, febrile diseases,
dream-disturbed sleep, mania.

Calms the mind,


brightens the eye, clears
the Heart, relieves
retention of food.

Gallbladder Acupuncture Points

Point Chinese English

Function

Indications

GB 1 tong zi
liao

Pupil BoneHole

Expels wind-heat,
clears fire, brightens
the eyes.

Headache, redness and pain of


the eyes, failing of vision,
lacrimation, deviation of the eye
and mouth.

GB 2 ting hui

Auditory
Removes obstructions
Convergence from the channel,
benefits the ears,
expels exterior wind.

GB 3 shang
guan

Upper Gate

Deafness, tinnitus, toothache,


motor impairment of the
temperomandibular joint, mumps,
deviation of the eye and mouth.

Frees the channels


Headache, deafness, tinnitus,
and quickens the
diplacusis, deviation of the eye
connecting, boosts the and mouth, toothache.
hearing.

GB 4 han yan Forehead


Fullness

Courses wind,
quickens connecting
vessels, clears heat,
settles fright, relieves
pain.

Migraine, vertigo, tinnitus, pain in


the outer canthus, toothache,
convulsion, epilepsy.

GB 5 xuan lu

Suspended
Skull

Courses wind and


quickens the
connecting vessels,
disperses swelling,
relieves pain.

Migraine, pain in the outer


canthus, facial swelling.

GB 6 xuan li

Suspended
Tuft

Removes obstructions Migraine, pain in the outer


from the channel,
canthus, tinnitus, frequent
benefits the ear.
sneezing.

GB 7 qu bin

Temporal
Hairline
Curve

Clears heat and


Headache, swelling of cheek,
disperses swelling,
trismus, pain in temporal region,
extinguishes wind and infantile convulsion.
relieves pain.

GB 8 shuai gu Valley Lead

Removes obstructions Migraine, vertigo, vomitting,


from the channel,
infantile convulsion.
benefits the ears.

GB 9 tian
chong

Celestial Hub Removes obstructions Headache, epilepsy, swelling and


from the channel,
pin of the gums, convulsion.
subdues rising Qi,
eliminates interior
wind, calms spasms,
calms the mind.

GB
10

fu bai

Floating
White

GB
11

tou qiao Head Portal


yin
Yin

Clears heat and


Pain in the head and neck,
disinhibits Gallbladder tinnitus, deafness, pain in the
channel damp-heat,
ears.
frees the ears and
disinhibits the throat.

GB

wan gu

Eliminates wind, calms Headache, insomnia, swelling of

Completion

Courses and
disinhibits the Liver
and Gallbladder,
dissipates wind and
frees the connecting
vessels.

Headache, deafness, tinnitus.

12

Bone

spasms, subdues
rising Qi, calms the
mind.

the cheek, retro-auricular pain,


deviation of eye and mouth,
toothache.

Root Spirit

Calms the mind,


Headache, insomnia, vertigo,
eliminates wind,
epilepsy.
gathers essence to the
head, clears the brain.

GB
13

ben
shen

GB
14

yang bai Yang White

GB
15

tou lin qi Head


Regulates the mind,
Overlooking balances the
Tears
emotions, clears brain,
brightens eyes, free
the nose.

GB
16

mu
Eye Window Courses the channels Headache, vertigo, red and
chuang
and connecting
painful eyes, nasal obstruction.
vessels, clears head
and brightens the
eyes.

GB
17

zheng
ying

Upright
Clears heat and drains Migraine, vertigo.
Construction the Gallbladder,
soothes the sinews
and quickens the
connecting vessels.

GB
18

cheng
ling

Spirit
Support

GB
19

nao
kong

Brain Hollow Clears the gallbladder Headache, stiffness of the neck,


and drains fire,
vertigo, painful eyes, tinnitus,
soothes the sinews
epilepsy.
and quickens the
connecting vessels,
rouses the brain and
frees the portals.

GB
20

feng chi Wind Pool

Eliminates wind
(interior and exterior),
subdues Liver yang,
brightens the eyes,
benefits the ears,
clears heat, clears the
brain.

Headache, vertigo, insomnia, pain


and stiffness of neck, blurred
vision, glaucoma, red and painful
eyes, tinnitus, convulsion,
epilepsy, infantile convulsion,
febrile diseases, common cold,
nasal obstruction, rhinorrhea.

GB
21

jian jing Shoulder


Well

Relaxes sinews,
promotes lactation,
promotes delivery.

Pain and rigidity of the neck, pain


in the shoulder and back, motor
impairment of the arm, insufficient
lactation, mastitis, scrofula,
apoplexy, difficult labor.

GB
22

yuan ye Armpit Abyss Loosens the chest and Fullness of the chest, swelling of
normalizes Qi, soothes the axillary region, pain in the

Eliminates exterior
wind, subdues rising
Qi.

Headache in the frontal region,


pain of the orbital ridge, eye pain,
vertigo, twitching of the eyelids
ptosis of the eyelids, lacrimation.
Headache, vertigo, lacrimation,
pain in outer canthus, rhinorrhea,
nasal obstruction, manic
depression.

Calms the mind, clears Headache, vertigo, epistaxis,


the brain, drain heat, rhinorrhea, obsessive thoughts
diffuse Lungs, frees
and dementia.
portals.

the sinews and


quickens the
connecting vessels.

hypochondriac region, pain and


motor impairment of the arm.

GB
23

zhe jin

Sinew Seat

Courses the Liver and Fullness of the chest, pain in the


rectifies Qi, calms
hypochondriac region, asthma.
dyspnea and
downbears
counterflow.

GB
24

ri yue

Sun and
Moon

Resolves damp-heat, Pain in hypochondriac region,


promotes the function vomitting, acid regurgitation,
of the Gallbladder and hiccups, jaundice, mastitis.
Liver.

GB
25

jing men Capital Gate Used more for


diagnosis than
treatment of Kidney
problems.

Abdominal distension,
borborygmus, diarrhea, pain in
lumbar and hypochondriac region.

GB
26

dai mai

Girdling
Vessel

Regulates the uterus,


resolves damp-heat,
regulates the Girdle
Vessel.

Irregular menstruation,
amenorrhea, leukorrhea,
abdominal pain, hernia, pain in
the lumbar and hypochondriac
region.

GB
27

wu shu

Fifth Pivot

Strengthens the
Leukorrhea, lower abdominal
lumbar and boosts the pain, lumbar pain, hernia,
Kidneys, courses the constipation.
Liver and rectifies Qi,
treats vaginal
discharge.

GB
28

wei dao Linking Path Courses stagnant Qi, Leukorrhea, lower abdominal
rectifies the intestines, pain, hernia, prolapse of uterus.
leashes the Girdle
Vessel.

GB
29

ju lido

Squatting
Bone-Hole

Removes obstructions Pain and numbness in the thigh


from the channel.
and lumbar region, paralysis,
muscular atrophy of the lower
limbs.

GB
30

huan
tiao

Jumping
Round

Removes obstructions Pain of the lumbar region and


from the channel,
thigh, muscular atrophy of lower
tonifies Qi and blood, limbs, hemiplegia.
resolves damp-heat.

GB
31

feng shi Wind Market Expels wind, relaxes


sinews, strengthens
the bones, relieves
itching.

Pain and sorenes in the thigh and


lumbar region, paralysis of the
lower limbs, beriberi, general
pruritus (swelling of skin).

GB
32

zhong
du

Pain and soreness of the thigh


and knee, numbness and
weakness of the lower limbs,
hemiplegia.

GB
33

(xi) yang (Knee) Yang Dispels wind and


guan
Joint
dissipates cold,
soothes the sinews,

Central River Soothes sinews,


quickens the
connecting vessels,
expels wind and
dissipates cold.

Swelling and pain of knee,


contracture of tendons in popliteal
fossa, numbness of leg.

quickens the
connecting vessels,
and relieves pain.
GB
34

yang
ling
quan

Yang Mound Promotes the smooth


Spring
flow of Liver Qi,
resolves damp-heat,
removes obstructions
from the channel,
relaxes the sinews,
subdues rebellious Qi.

Hemiplegia, weakness, numbness


and pain of the lower extremities,
swelling and pain of the knee,
beriberi, hypochondriac pain,
bitter taste in the mouth,
vomitting, jaundice, infantile
convulsion.

GB
35

yang
liao

Yang
Intersection

Relaxes sinews,
removes obstructions
from the channel,
stops pain.

Fullness of chest and


hypochondriac region, muscular
atrophy, paralysis of leg.

GB
36

wai qiu

Outer Hill

Removes obstruction
from the channel,
stops pain.

Pain in the neck, chest, thigh and


hypochondriac region, chills and
fever that accompany rabies.

GB
37

guang
ming

Bright Light

Brightens the eyes,


expels wind, clears
heat, conducts fire
downwards.

Pain in the knee, muscular


atrophy, motor impairment and
pain of the lower extremities,
blurring of vision, opthamalgia,
night blindness, distending pain in
the breast.

GB
38

yang fu Yang
Assistance

Subdues Liver yang,


clears heat, resolves
damp-heat.

Migraine, pain of the outer


canthus, pain in the axillary
region, scrofula, lumbar pain, pain
in the chest, pain in the
hypochondriac region and lateral
aspect of the lower extremities,
malaria.

GB
39

xuan
zhong
(often
called:
jue gu)

Suspended
Bell (often
called:
Severed
Bone)

Benefits essence,
nourishes marrow,
eliminates wind,
strengthens sinews
and bones, clears and
cools damp-heat,
benefits Liver and
Gallbladder.

Apoplexy, hemiplegia, pain in


neck, abdominal distension, pain
in hypochondriac region, muscular
atrophy of the lower limbs, spastic
pain of the leg, beriberi.

GB
40

qiu xu

Hill Ruins

Promotes the smooth


flow of Liver Qi.

Pain in the neck, swelling in the


axillary region, pain in the
hypochondriac region, vomiting,
acid regurgitation, muscular
atrophy of the lower limbs,
malaria, pain and swelling of the
external malleolus.

GB
41

(zu) lin
qi

(Foot)
Resolves damp-heat,
Overlooking promotes the smooth
Tears
flow of Liver Qi,
regulates the Girdle
Vessel.

Headache, vertigo, pain of the


outer canthus, scrofula, pain in
hypochondriac region, distending
pain of the breast, irregular
menstruation, pain and swelling of
the dorsum of the foot and toe.

GB
42

di wu
hui

Earth FiveFold

Clears the Liver and


drains the Gallbladder,
brightens the eyes and
sharpens hearing.

Pain of the canthus, tinnitus,


distending pain of the breast,
swelling and pain of the dorsum of
foot.

GB
43

jia xi

Pinched
Ravine

Subdues Liver yang,


benefits the ears,
resolves damp-heat.

Headache, dizziness, vertigo, pain


in outer canthus, tinnitus,
deafness, swelling of the cheek,
pain in hypochondriac region,
distending pain of the breast,
febrile diseases.

GB
44

(zu) qiao (Foot) Portal Subdues Liver yang,


yin
Yin
benefits the eyes,
calms the mind.

Migraine, deafness, tinnitus,


ophthalmalgia, dream-disturbed
sleep, febrile diseases.

Urinary Bladder Acupuncture Points

Note: Because the urinary bladder meridian has multiple branches in its energy pathway
near the spine, other acupuncture informational sources (websites and books) may
number the points on the branches differently than they are numbered here.
Point Chinese English
BL 1 jing
ming

Function

Bright Eyes Expels wind, clears heat,


brightens the eyes, stops
pain, stops itching, stops
lacrimation.

Indications
Redness, swelling and pain of
the eye, itching of the
canthus, lacrimation, night
blindness, color blindess,
blurring of vision.

BL 2 zan zhu Bamboo


Gathering

Expels wind, brightens the


eyes, soothes the Liver,
removes obstructions from
the channel, stops pain.

Headache, blurring or failing


of vision, pain in the
supraorbital region,
lacrimation, redness, swelling
and pain of the eye, twitching
of eyelids, glaucoma.

BL 3 mei
chong

Eyebrow
Ascension

Dispels wind and clears


heat, brightens the eyes.

Headache, giddiness,
epilepsy, nasal obstruction.

BL 4 qu chai

Deviating
Turn

Discharges heat and opens Headache, nasal obstruction,


the portals, clears the head epistaxis, blurring and failing
and brightens the eyes.
of vision.

BL 5 wu chu

Fifth Place Subdues interior wind,


restores consciousness.

BL 6 cheng
guan

Light Guard Clears heat and eliminates Headache, blurring of vision,


vexation, brightens the eyes nasal obstruction.
and opens the portals.

Headache, blurring of vision,


epilepsy, convulsion.

BL 7 tong tian Celestial


Subdues wind, clears the
Connection nose, brightens the eyes,
stops convulsions, opens
the orifices.

Headache, giddiness, nasal


obstruction, epistaxis,
rhinorrhea.

BL 8 luo que Declining

Dizziness, blurring of vision,

Dissipates wind and clears

Connection heat, clears the head and


brightens the eyes.

tinnitus, mania.

BL 9 yu zhen Jade Pillow Dispels wind and quickens


connecting vessels, frees
the portals and brightens
eyes.

Headache and neck pain,


dizziness, ophthalmalgia,
nasal obstruction.

BL
10

Expels wind, clears the


brain, opens the orifices,
soothes the sinews,
removes obstructions from
the channel, brightens the
eyes, invigorates the lower
back.

Headache, nasal obstruction,


sore throat, neck rigidity, pain
in shoulder and back.

Nourishes blood, expels


wind, strengthens bones,
soothes sinews, releases
exterior.

Headache, pain in the neck


and back, pain and soreness
in the scapular region, cough,
fever, neck rigidity.

tian zhu Celestial


Pillar

BL 11 da zhu

Great
Shuttle

BL
12

feng
men

Wind Gate Expels and prevents exterior Common cold, cough, fever
wind, releases the exterior, and headache, neck rigidity,
stimulates the Lung
backache.
dispersing function,
regulates Nutritive and
Defensive Qi.

BL
13

fei shu

Lung
Stimulates the Lung
Cough, asthma, chest pain,
Transporter dispersing and descending spitting of blood, afternoon
function, regulates Lung Qi, fever, night sweating.
regulates Nutritive and
Defensive Qi, tonifies Lung
Qi, stops cough, clears heat.

BL
14

jue yin
shu

Absolute
Regulates the Heart.
Yin
Transporter

BL
15

sin shu

Heart
Calms the mind, clears heat, Cardiac pain, panic, loss of
Transporter stimulates brain, invigorates memory, palpitation, cough,
blood, nourishes Heart.
spitting of blood, nocturnal
emission, night sweating,
mania, epilepsy.

BL
16

du shu

Governing Regulates the Heart,


Transporter invigorates blood.

Cardiac pain, abdominal pain.

BL
17

ge shu

Diaphragm Nourishes blood, invigorates


Transporter blood, opens the chest,
removes obstructions from
diaphragm, tonifies Qi and
blood, clears heat, calms the
mind, pacifies Stomach Qi.

Vomiting, hiccups, belching,


difficulty in swallowing,
asthma, cough, spitting of
blood, afternoon fever, night
sweating, measles.

BL
18

gan shu Liver


Benefits Liver and
Transporter Gallbladder, resolves dampheat, moves stagnant Qi,
benefits the eyes, eliminates
wind.

Cough, cardiac pain,


palpitations, stuffy chest,
vomiting.

Jaundice, pain in the


hypochondriac region,
redness of the eye, blurring of
vision, night blindness, mental
disorders, epilepsy, backache,
spitting of blood, epistaxis.

BL
19

dan shu Gallbladder Resolves damp-heat in Liver


Transporter and Gallbladder, pacifies
Stomach, relaxes
diaphragm.

Jaundice, bitter taste of the


mouth, pain in the chest and
hypochondriac region,
pulmonary tuberculosis,
afternoon fever.

BL
20

pi shu

Epigastric pain, abdominal


distension, jaundice, vomiting,
diarrhea, dysentery, bloody
stools, profuse menstruation,
edema, anorexia, backache.

BL
21

wei shu Stomach


Regulates and tonifies
Transporter Stomach Qi, resolves damp,
pacifies the Stomach,
relieves retention of food.

Pain in the chest and


hypochondriac and epigastric
regions, anorexia, abdominal
distension, borborygmus,
diarrhea, nausea, vomiting.

BL
22

san jiao Triple


Resolves dampness, opens
shu
Energizer the water passages,
Transporter regulates the transformation
of fluids in the Lower
Energizer.

Borborygmus, abdominal
distension, indigestion,
vomiting, diarrhea, dysentery,
edema, pain and stiffness of
the lower back.

BL
23

shen
shu

Kidney
Tonifies the Kidneys and
Transporter nourishes the Kidney
essence, strengthens the
lower back, nourishes blood,
benefits bones and marrow,
resolves damp, strengthens
Kidney function of reception
of Qi, brightens the eyes,
benefits the ears.

Nocturnal emission,
impotence, enuresis, irregular
menstruation, leukorrhea, low
back pain, weakness of the
knee, blurring of vision,
dizziness, tinnitus, deafness,
edema, asthma, diarrhea.

BL
24

qi hai
shu

Sea-of-Qi Strengthens lower back,


Transporter removes obstructions from
channel, regulates Qi and
blood.

Lower back pain, irregular


menstruation, dysmenorrhea,
asthma.

BL
25

da
chang
shu

Large
Promotes the function of the
Intesitne
Large Intestine, strengthens
Transporter the lower back, removes
obstructions from the
channel, relieves fullness
and swelling.

Lower back pain,


borborygmus, abdominal
distension, diarrhea,
constipation, pain, muscular
atrophy, numbness and motor
impairment of lower
extremities, sciatica.

BL
26

guan
yuan
shu

Origin Pass Strengthens the lower back, Lower back pain, abdominal
Transporter removes obstructions from distension, diarrhea, enuresis,
the channel.
sciatica, frequent urination.

BL
27

xiao
chang
shu

Small
Promotes the function of the
Intestine
Small Intestine, resolves
Transporter dampness, clears heat,
benefits urination.

Lower abdominal pain and


distension, dysentery,
nocturnal emission,
hematuria, enuresis, morbid
leukorrhea, lower back pain,
sciatica.

BL
28

pang
guang

Bladder
Regulates the Bladder,
Transporter resolves dampness, clears

Retention of urine, enuresis,


frequent urination, diarrhea,

Spleen
Tonifies Spleen and
Transporter Stomach, resolves damp,
nourishes blood.

shu

heat, stops pain, eliminates constipation, stiffness and


stagnation, opens the water pain of the lower back.
passages in the Lower
Energizer, strengthens the
loins.

BL
29

zhong lu Central
Strengthens the lumbar
shu
Backbone spine, warms yang and
Transporter dissipates cold.

Dysentery, hernia, stiffness


and pain of the lower back.

BL
30

bai huan White Ring Warms yang, regulates the


shu
Transporter menses, courses the
channel, rectifies the Lower
Energizer.

Enuresis, pain due to hernia,


morbid leukorrhea, irregular
menstruation, dysuria, cold
sensation, pain of lower back,
constipation, tenesmus,
prolapse of the rectum.

BL
31

shang
liao

Upper
Regulates Lower Energizer,
Bone-Hole tonifies the lumbar region
and knees, nourishes
Kidneys.

Lower back pain, dysuria,


constipation, irregular
menstruation, morbid
leukorrhea, prolapse of the
uterus.

BL
32

ci liao

Second
Regulates Lower Energizer,
Bone-Hole tonifies lumbar region and
knees, nourishes the
Kidneys.

Lower back pain, hernia,


irregular menstruation,
leukorrhea, dysmenorrhea,
nocturnal emission,
impotence, enuresis, dysuria,
muscular atrophy, pain,
numbness and motor
impairment of the lower
extremities.

BL
33

zhong
liao

Central
Regulates the Lower
Bone-Hole Energizer, tonifies the
lumbar region and knees,
nourishes the Kidneys.

Lower back pain,


constipation, diarrhea,
dysuria, irregular
menstruation, morbid
leukorrhea.

BL
34

xia liao

Lower
Regulates the Lower
Bone-Hole Energizer, tonifies the
lumbar region and knees,
nourishes Kidneys.

Lower back pain, lower


abdominal pain, dysuria,
constipation, morbid
leukorrhea.

BL
35

hui yang Meeting of Clears and discharges


Dysentery, bloody stools,
Yang
Lower Energizer damp-heat. diarrhea, hemorrhoids,
impotence, morbid
leukorrhea.

BL
36

fu fen

Attached
Branch

Courses wind and dissipates


cold, soothes the sinews
and quickens the conecting
vessels.

Stiffness and pain of the


shoulder, back and neck,
numbness of the elbow and
arm.

BL
37

po hu

Po Door

Stimulates the descending


of Lung Qi, regulates Qi,
clears heat, stops cough
and asthma, subdues
rebellious Qi.

Pulmonary tuberculosis,
hemoptysis, cough, asthma,
neck rigidity, pain in the
shoulder and back.

BL

gao

Vitals (Area Tonifies Qi, strengthens

Pulmonary tuberculosis,

38

huang
shu

below the
Heart)

deficiency, nourishes
essence, nourishes Lung
yin, invigorates the mind,
stops cough and calms
asthma.

cough, asthma, spitting of


blood, night sweating, poor
memory, nocturnal emission.

BL
39

shen
tang

Spirit Hall

Loosens the chest and


rectifies Qi, suppresses
cough and stabilizes
dyspnea, soothes the
sinews and quickens the
connecting vessels.

Asthma, cardiac pain,


palpitation, stuffy chest,
cough, stiffness and pain of
the back.

BL
40

yi xi

Yi Xi

Resolves the exterior and


clears heat, diffuses the
Lung and rectifies Qi, frees
the channels and quickens
the connecting vesels.

Cough, asthma, pain of the


shoulder and back.

BL
41

ge guan Diaphragm
Pass

BL
42

hun men Hun Gate

Regulates Liver Qi, roots the Pain in the chest and


etheral soul.
hypochondriac region, back
pain, vomiting, diarrhea.

BL
43

yang
gang

Yang
Headrope

Clears the Gallbladder and Borborygmus, abdominal


Stomach, transforms damp- pain, diarrhea, pain in the
heat.
hypochondriac region,
jaundice.

BL
44

yi she

Reflection
Abode

Tonifies the Spleen,


stimulates memory and
concentration.

Abdominal distension,
borborygmus, vomiting,
diarrhea, difficulty in
swallowing.

BL
45

wei
cang

Stomach
Granary

Harmonizes the Stomach


and transforms damp,
rectifies Qi and disinhibits
the center.

Abdominal distension, pain in


the epigastric region and
back, infantile indigestion.

BL
46

huang
men

Vitals Gate Regulates the Triple


Abdominal pain, constipation,
Energizer, ensures the
abdominal mass.
smooth spread of the Triple
Energizer Qi to the Heart
region.

BL
47

zhi shi

Will
Chamber

Tonifies the Kidneys,


strengthens the back,
reinforces the will power.

BL
48

bao
huang

Bladder
Vitals

Opens the water passages Borborygmus, abdominal


in the Lower Energizer,
distension, pain in the lower
stimulates the
back, anuria.
transformation and excretion
of fluids.

BL

zhi bian Sequential Relaxes the sinews,

Dysphagia, hiccup, vomiting,


belching, pain and stiffness of
the back.

Nocturnal emission,
impotence, enuresis,
frequency of urination,
dysuria, irregular
menstruation, pain in the back
and knee, edema.

Pain in the lumbosacral

49

Limit

invigorates blood, clears


heat, removes obstructions
from the channel.

region, muscular atrophy,


motor impairment of the lower
extremities, dysuria, swelling
around external genitalia,
hemorrhoids, constipation,
beriberi.

Soothes the sinews and


quickens the connecting
vessels.

Pain in the lower back and


gluteal region, constipation,
muscular atrophy, pain,
numbness and motor
impairment of the lower
extremities.

BL
50

cheng fu Support

BL
51

yin men Gate of


Strengthens the lumbar
Abundance spine, soothes the sinews
and quickens the connecting
vessels, relieves pain.

Pain in the lower back and


thigh, muscular atrophy, pain,
numbness and motor
impairment of the lower
extremities, hemiplegia.

BL
52

fu xi

Superficial Soothes the sinews and


Cleft
quickens the connecting
vessels, quickens the blood
and relieves pain, clears and
disinhibits the Lower
Energizer.

Numbness of the gluteal and


femoral regions, contracture
of the tendons in the popliteal
fossa.

BL
53

wei
yang

Bent Yang

Opens the water passages


in the Lower Energizer,
stimulates the
transformation and excretion
of fluids in the Lower
Energizer, beneftis the
Bladder.

Stiffness and pain of the lower


back, distension and fullness
of the lower abdomen,
edema, dysuria, cramp of the
leg and foot.

BL
54

wei
zhong

Bend
Middle

Clears heat, resolves damp,


relaxes the sinews, removes
obstructions from the
channel, cools blood,
eliminates stasis of blood,
clears summer heat.

Lower back pain, motor


impairment of the hip joint,
contracture of the tendons in
the popliteal fossa, muscular
atrophy, pain, numbness and
motor impairment of the lower
extremities, hemiplegia,
abdominal pain, vomiting,
diarrhea, erysipelas.

BL
55

he yang Yang Union Strengthens the lumbus and Lower back pain, pain and
boosts the Kidney, soothes paralysis of the lower
the sinews and quickens the extremities.
connecting vessels,
regulates the Penetrating
and Conception vessels.

BL
56

cheng
jin

Sinew
Support

Soothes the sinews and


quickens the connecting
vessels.

Spasm of the gastrocnemius


muscle, hemorrhoids, acute
lower back pain.

BL
57

cheng
shan

Mountain
Support

Relaxes the sinews,


invigorates blood, clears
heat, removes obstructions
from the channel.

Lower back pain, spasm of


the gastrocnemius,
hemorrhoids, constipation,
beriberi.

BL
58

fei yang Taking


Flight

BL
59

fu yang Instep Yang Removes obstructions from


the channel, invigorates the
Yang Qiao Mai Vessel,
strengthens the back.

Heavy sensation of the head,


headache, lower back pain,
redness and swelling of the
external malleolus, paralysis
of the lower extremities.

BL
60

kun lun

Kunlun
Mountains

Headache, blurring of vision,


neck rigidity, epistaxis, pain in
the shoulder, back and arm,
swelling and pain of the heel,
difficult labor, epilepsy.

BL
61

pu can

Subservient Frees channels and


Muscular atrophy and
Visitor
quickens the connecting
weakness of the lower
vessels, disperses swelling, extremities, pain in the heel.
relieves pain.

BL
62

shen
mai

Extending
Vessel

BL
63

jin men

Metal Gate Soothes the sinews and


quickens connecting
vessels, opens portals,
quiets the spirit.

Mania, epilepsy, infantile


convulsion, backache, pain in
the external malleolus, motor
impairment and pain of the
lower extremities.

BL
64

jing gu

Capital
Bone

Frees the channels and


quickens the connecting
vessels, quiets the Heart
and spirit, dissipates wind
and clears heat.

Headache, neck rigidity, pain


in the lower back and thigh,
epilepsy.

BL
65

shu gu

Bundle
Bone

Removes obstructions from Mania, headache, neck


the channel, clears heat,
rigidity, blurring of vision,
eliminates wind.
backache, pain in the lower
extremities.

BL
66

tong gu Valley
Passage

Clears heat, removes


obstructions from the
channel, eliminates wind.

Headache, neck rigidity,


blurring of vision, epistaxis,
mania.

BL
67

zhi yin

Eliminates wind, removes


obstructions from the
channel, invigorates blood,
clears eyes.

Headache, nasal obstruction,


epistaxis, opthalmalgia,
malposition of fetus, difficult
labor, retention of afterbirth,
feverish sensation in the sole.

Reaching
Yin

Removes obstructions from Headache, blurring of vision,


the channel, strengthens the nasal obstruction, epistaxis,
Kidneys.
back pain, hemorrhoids,
weakness of the leg.

Expels wind, removes


obstructions from the
channel, relaxes the sinews,
clears heat, invigorates
blood, strengthens the back.

Removes obstructions from Epilepsy, mania, headache,


the channel, benefits the
dizziness, insomnia,
eyes, relaxes the sinews,
backache, aching of the leg.
opens the Yang Qiao Mai
Vessel, clears the mind,
eliminates interior wind.

Conception Vessel Acupuncture Points

Point Chinese English

Function

Indications

CV 1 hui yin

Meeting of
Yin

Nourishes yin, benefits


essence, promotes
resuscitation, resolves
damp-heat.

Vaginitis, retention of urine,


hemorrhoids, nocturnal
emission, enuresis, irregular
menstruation, mental
disorders.

CV 2 qu gu

Curved Bone Warms yang and


supplements Kidney,
regulates menses and
stops vaginal discharge.

Retention and dribbling of


urine, enuresis, nocturnal
emission, impotence, morbid
leukorrhea, irregular
menstruation, dysmenorrhea,
hernia.

CV 3 zhong ji Central Pole

Resolves damp-heat,
promotes the Bladder
function of Qi
transformation, clears
heat.

CV 4 guan

Nourishes blood and yin, Enuresis, nocturnal emission,

Origin Pass

Enuresis, nocturnal emission,


impotence, hernia, uterine
bleeding, irregular
menstruation, dysmenorrhea,
morbid leukorrhea, frequency
of urination, retention of urine,
pain in the lower abdomen,
prolapse of the uterus,
vaginitis.

yuan

strengthens yang,
regulates the uterus,
benefits original Qi,
tonifies the Kidneys,
calms the mind, roots the
ethereal soul.

frequency of urination,
retention of urine, hernia,
dysmenorrhea, uterine
bleeding, irregular
menstruation, morbid
leukorrhea, lower abdominal
pain, prolapse of the rectum,
postpartum hemorrhage,
indigestion, diarrhea, flaccid
type apoplexy.

CV 5 shi men Stone Gate

Strengthens original Qi,


promotes the
transformation and
excretion of fluids in the
Lower Energizer, opens
water passages.

Abdominal pain, diarrhea,


edema, hernia, anuria,
enuresis, uterine bleeding,
amenorrhea, morbid
leukorrhea, postpartum
hemorrhage.

CV 6 qi hai

Sea of Qi

Tonifies Qi and yang,


regulates Qi, tonifies
original Qi, resolves
dampness.

Abdominal pain, enuresis,


nocturnal emission, impotence,
hernia, edema, asthma,
diarrhea, dysentery, uterine
bleeding, irregular
menstruation, dysmenorrhea,
morbid leukorrhea,
amenorrhea, postpartum
hemorrhage, constipation,
flaccid type apoplexy.

CV 7 yin jiao

Yin
Intersection

Nourishes yin, regulates Abdominal distension, edema,


the uterus.
hernia, irregular menstruation,
uterine bleeding, morbid
leukorrhea, pruritus vulvae,
postpartum hemorrhage,
abdominal pain around the
umbilicus.

CV 8 shen
que

Spirit Tower
Gate

Rescues yang,
strengthens the Spleen,
tonifies original Qi,
warms and frees the
original yang, opens the
portals and restores
consciousness, moves
gastrointestinal Qi,
transforms cold-damp
accumulating
stagnations.

CV 9 shui fen Water Divide Moves Spleen and


disinhibits water-damp.

Abdominal pain, borborygmus,


flaccid type of apoplexy,
prolapse of the rectum,
unchecked diarrhea.

Promotes the transformation of


fluids, controls the water
passages.

CV
10

xia guan Lower Venter Promotes the


Epigastric pain, abdominal
descending of Stomach pain, borborygmus, indigestion,
Qi, relieves stagnation of vomiting, diarrhea.
food, tonifies Spleen.

CV

jian li

Interior

Promotes digestion in

Stomach ache, vomitting,

11

Strengthening the Stomach, stimulates edema, abdominal distension,


the descending of
borborygmus, anorexia.
Stomach Qi.

CV
12

zhong
guan

Central
Venter

Tonifies Stomach and


Spleen, resolves
dampness, regulates
Stomach Qi.

CV
13

shang
guan

Upper Venter Subdues rebellious


Stomach Qi.

Stomach ache, abdominal


distension, nausea, vomitting,
epilepsy, insomnia.

CV
14

ji que

Great Tower
Gate

Subdues rebellious
Stomach Qi, calms the
mind, clears the Heart.

Pain in cardiac region and


chest, nausea, acid
regurgitation, difficulty in
swallowing, vomitting, mental
disorders, epilepsy,
palpitations.

CV
15

jiu wei

Turtledove
Tail

Calms the mind, benefits Pain in the cardiac region and


original Qi.
the chest, nausea, mental
disorders, epilepsy,
palpitations, difficulty
swallowing, itchy skin on
abdomen.

CV
16

zhong
ting

Central
Palace

Loosens the chest and


rectifies Qi, downbears
counterflow and
harmonizes the center.

CV
17

shan
zhong

Chest Center Tonifies Qi, regulates Qi,


dispels fullness from the
chest, clears the Lungs,
resolves phlegm,
benefits the diaphragm
and the breasts.

CV
18

yu tang Jade Hall

CV
19

zi gong

CV
20

hua gai Florid


Cantopy

Loosens the chest,


disinhibits the
diaphragm, clears the
Lung and stops cough.

Fullness and pain in the chest


and intercostal region, cough,
asthma.

CV
21

xuan ji

Jade Pivot

Loosens the chest and


rectifies Qi, suppresses
cough and downbears
counterflow.

Pain in the chest, cough,


asthma.

CV

tian tu

Celestial

Stimulates the

Asthma, cough, sore throat, dry

Loosens the chest and


rectifies Qi, suppresses
cough and dispels
phlegm.

Stomach ache, abdominal


distension, borborygmus,
nausea, vomitting, acid
regurgitation, diarrhea,
dysentery, jaundice,
indigestion, insomnia.

Distension and fullness in the


chest and intercostal region,
hiccups, nausea, anorexia.
Asthma, pain in the chest,
fullness in the chest,
palpitation, insufficient
lactation, hiccups, difficulty in
swallowing.
Pain in the chest, cough,
asthma, vomitting.

Purple Palace Loosens the chest and Pain in the chest, cough,
rectifies Qi, suppresses asthma.
cough and disinhibits the
throat.

22

Chimney

descending of Lung Qi,


resolves phlegm, clears
heat, stops cough,
benefits the throat,
soothes asthma.

throat, hiccups, sudden


hoarseness of the voice,
difficulty in swallowing, goiter.

CV
23

lian
quan

Ridge Spring Dispels interior wind,


promotes speech, clears
fire, resolves phlegm,
subdues rebellious Qi.

Swelling and pain of the


subglossal region, salivation
with glossoplegia, aphasia with
stiffness of tongue by apoplexy,
sudden hoarseness of the
voice, difficulty swallowing.

CV
24

cheng
jiang

Sauce
Receptacle

Facial puffiness, swelling of the


gums, toothache, salivation,
mental disorders, deviation of
the eyes and mouth.

Expels exterior wind.

Governing Vessel Acupuncture Points

Point Chinese English

Function

Indications

GV 1 chang
qiang

Regulates Governing
and Directing vessels,
resolves damp-heat,
calms the mind.

Diarrhea, bloody stools,


hemorrhoids, prolapse of the
rectum, constipation, pain in
the lower back, epilepsy.

GV 2 yao shu Lumbar


Transporter

Extinguishes interior
wind, calms spasms and
convulsions, strengthens
lower back.

Irregular menstruation, pain


and stiffness of the lower back,
hemorrhoids, muscular atrophy
of the lower extremities,
epilepsy.

GV 3 (yao)
yang
guan

(Lumbar)
Yang Pass

Strengthens the lower


back, tonifies yang,
strengthens the legs.

Irregular menstruation,
nocturnal emission, impotence,
pain in the lumbosacral region,
muscular atrophy, motor
impairment, numbness and
pain of the lower extremities,
epilepsy.

GV 4 mung
men

Life Gate

Tonifies Kidney yang,


nourishes original Qi,
warms gate of vitality,
expels cold, strengthens
the lower back, benefits
Essence.

Stiffness of the back, lumbago,


impotence, nocturnal emission,
indigestion, irregular
menstruation, diarrhea,
leukorrhea.

GV 5 xuan
shu

Suspended
Pivot

Fortifies the Spleen and Pain and stiffness of the lower


harmonizes the
back, diarrhea, indigestion.
Stomach, strengthens
the lumbar and knees.

Long Strong

GV 6 ji zhong Spinal Center Fortifies the Spleen and Pain in the epigastric region,
disinhibits damp,
diarrhea, jaundice epilepsy,
supplements the Kidney stiffness and pain of the back.
and stems desertion,
strengthens the lumbar.
GV 7 zhong
shu

Central Pivot

Supplements the
Pain in the epigastric region,
Kidneys and strengthens lower back pain, stiffness of
the lumbar, harmonizes the back.
the Stomach and
relieves pain.

GV 8 jin suo

Sinew
Contraction

Relaxes the sinews,


eliminates interior wind.

Epilepsy, stiffness of the back,


gastric pain.

GV 9 zhi yang Extremity of


Yang

Regulates Liver and


Gallbladder, moves Qi,
opens chest and
diaphragm, resolves
damp-heat.

Jaundice, cough, asthma,


stiffness of the back, pain in
the chest and back.

GV
10

ling tai

Spirit Tower

Diffuses the Lung and


Cough, asthma, furuncles,
suppresses cough, frees back pain, neck rigidity.
the channels and
quickens the connecting
vessel.

GV
11

shen
dao

Spirit Path

Regulates the Heart,


calms the mind.

Poor memory, anxiety,


palpitation, pain and stiffness

of the back, cough, cardiac


pain.
GV
12

shen
zhu

Body Pillar

GV
13

tao dao Kiln Path

Stiffness of the back,


headache, malaria,
febrile diseases.

Clears heat, releases the


exterior, regulates the Lesser
Yang.

GV
14

da zhui

Clears heat, releases the


exterier, expels wind,
regulates Nutritive and
Defensive Qi, clears the
mind, tonifies the yang.

Neck pain and rigidity, malaria,


febrile diseases, epilepsy,
afternoon fever, cough,
asthma, common cold, back
stiffness.

GV
15

ya men Mutes Gate

Clears the mind,


stimulates speech.

Mental disorders, epilepsy,


deafness and mute, sudden
hoarseness of voice, apoplexy,
stiffness of the tongue and
aphasia, occipital headache,
neck rigidity.

GV
16

feng fu

Wind Mansion Eliminates wind, clears


the mind, benefits the
brain.

GV
17

nao hu

Brains Door

Eliminates wind, benefits Epilepsy, dizziness, pain and


the brain, clears the
stiffness of the neck.
mind.

GV
18

qiang
jian

Unyielding
Space

Calms the Liver and


Headache, neck rigidity,
extinguishes wind,
blurring of vision, mania.
soothes the sinews and
quickens the connecting
vessel.

GV
19

hou ding Behind the


Vertex

GV
20

bai hui

Hundred
Clears the mind, lifts the
Convergences spirits, tonifies yang,
strengthens the
ascending function of the
Spleen, eliminates
interior wind, promotes
resuscitation.

GV
21

qian
ding

Before the
Vertex

Extinguishes wind and


Epilepsy, dizziness, blurring of
relieves tetany, frees the vision, vertical headache,
connecting vessels and rhinorrhea.
disperses swelling,
stabilizes the spirit.

GV
22

xin hui

Fontanel
Meeting

Calms the Liver and


extinguishes wind,
opens the portals and
settles fright.

Great
Hammer

Eliminates interior wind, Cough, asthma, epilepsy, pain


calms spasms, tonifies and stiffness of the back,
Lung Qi, strengthens the furuncles.
body.

Calms the mind.

Headache, neck rigidity,


blurring of vision, epistaxis,
sore throat, post-apoplexy,
aphasia, hemiplegia, mental
disorders.

Headache, vertigo, epilepsy,


mania.
Headache, vertigo, tinnitus,
nasal obstruction, aphasia by
apoplexy, coma, mental
disorders, prolapse of the
rectum and the uterus.

Headache, blurring of vision,


rhinorrhea, infantile convulsion.

GV
23

shang
xing

Upper Star

Opens the nose.

Headache, ophthalmalgia,
epistaxis, rhinorrhea, mental
disorders.

GV
24

shen
ting

Spirit Court

Calms the mind.

Epilepsy, anxiety, vertigo,


palpitation, insomnia,
headache, rhinorrhea.

GV
25

su liao

White BoneHole

Discharges heat and


opens the portals,
returns yang and stems
counterflow.

Loss of consciousness, nasal


obstruction, epistaxis,
rhinorrhea, rosacea.

GV
26

shui gou
(also
called:
ren
zhong)

Water Trough Promotes resuscitation,


(also called: benefits the lumbar
Human
spine.
Center)

GV
27

dui duan Extremity of


the Mouth

Nourishes yin and clears Mental disorders, lip twitching,


heat, relieves pain and lip stiffness, pain and swelling
quiets the spirit.
of the gums.

GV
28

yin jiao

Diffuses the Lung and


frees the portals, clears
heat and drains fire,
brightens the eyes and
relieves itching.

Gum
Intersection

Mental disorders, epilepsy,


hysteria, infantile convulsion,
coma, deviation of the mouth,
apoplexy-faint, trismus,
puffiness of the face, pain and
stiffness of the lower back.

Mental disorders, pain and


swelling of the gums,
rhinorrhea.