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MAJOR POINTS OF THE EYE REGION


Yuyao (M-HN-6)
directly above the pupil in the centre of the eyebrow

Zanzhu BL-2
superior to Jingming BL-1 in a depression close to the medial end of the eyebrow

Sizhukong SJ-23
in the depression at the lateral end of the eyebrow

Tongziliao GB-1
on the lateral side of the orbit, 0.5 cun lateral to the outer canthus

Qiuhou (M-HN-8)
at the junction of the lateral fourth and the medial three fourths of the infraorbital border

Jingming BL-1
0.1 cun medial and superior to the inner canthus

Sibai ST-2
1 cun below the pupil, in the depression at the infraorbital foramen

Chengqi ST-1
directly below the pupil between the eyeball and the infraorbital ridge

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MAJOR POINTS OF THE FACE


Toulinqi GB-15
directly above Yangbai GB-14, 0.5 cun within the anterior hairline, midway between Shenting DU-24 and Touwei ST-8

Quchai BL-4
0.5 cun within the anterior hairline, 1.5 cun lateral to Shenting DU-24 and one third of the distance between Shenting DU-24 and Touwei ST-8

Meichong BL-3
directly superior to Zanzhu BL-2, 0.5 cun

within the anterior hairline, level with Shenting DU-24

Touwei ST-8
4.5 cun lateral to Shenting DU-24 and 0.5 cun within the anterior hairline

Shenting DU-24
on the midline, 0.5 cun posterior to the anterior hairline

Yangbai GB-14
1 cun superior to the middle of the eyebrow, directly above the pupil

Zanzhu BL-2
in a depression at the medial end of the eybrow

Yintang (M-HN-3)
at the glabella, at the midpoint between the medial extremities of the eyebrows

Juliao ST-3
directly below the pupil, level with the lower border of the ala nasi, on the

Bitong (M-HN-14)
at the highest point of the naso-labial groove

lateral side of the naso-labial groove

Quanliao SI-18
directly below the outer canthus, in the depression at the lower border of the zygomatic bone

Dicang ST-4
0.4 cun lateral to the corner of the mouth

Yingxiang L.I.-20
in the naso-labial groove, at the level of the midpoint of the lateral border of the ala nasi

Kouheliao L.I.-19
below the lateral margin of the nostril, 0.5 cun lateral to Renzhong DU-26

Chengjiang REN-24
in the depression in the centre of the mentolabial groove

Jiachengjiang (M-HN-18)
1 cun lateral to Chengqiang REN-24, over the mental foramen

Renzhong DU-26
above the upper lip on the midline, at the junction of the upper third and lower two thirds of the philtrum

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MAJOR POINTS OF THE SIDE OF THE HEAD


Touwei ST-8
at the meeting point of a horizontal line drawn 0.5 cun within the anterior hairline, and a vertical line drawn 0.5 cun posterior to the hairline of the temple

Xiaguan ST-7
at the lower border of the zygomatic arch, in the depression anterior to the condyloid process of the mandible

Shangguan GB-3
in a hollow above the upper border of the zygomatic arch, directly superior to Xiaguan ST-7

Taiyang (M-HN-9)
in the tender depression approximately 1 cun posterior to the midpoint between the lateral extremity of the eyebrow and the outer canthus of the eye

Shuaigu GB-8
in the slight depression 1 cun directly above the apex of the ear

Tianchong GB-9
in the depression 0.5 cun posterior to Shuaigu GB-8

Tongziliao GB-1
in the hollow on the lateral side of the orbital margin, approximately 0.5 cun lateral to the outer canthus

Jiaosun SJ-20
directly level with the apex of the ear

Ermen SJ-21
in the depression anterior to the supratragic notch and slightly superior to the condyloid process of the mandible

Tinggong SI-19
in the depression between the middle of the tragus and the condyloid process of the mandible

Wangu GB-12
in the depression just posterior and inferior to the mastoid process

Yifeng SJ-17
behind the earlobe, between the ramus of the mandible and the mastoid process, in the depression just superior to the palpable transverse process of the first cervical vertebra

Tinghui GB-2
in the hollow between the intertragic notch posteriorly and the condyloid process of the mandible anteriorly

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MAJOR POINTS OF THE TOP OF THE HEAD


Tongtian BL-7
1.5 cun posterior to Chengguang BL-6, 1 cun anterior and 1.5 cun lateral to Baihui DU-20

Baihui DU-20
on the midline, 5 cun posterior to the anterior hairline and 7 cun superior to the posterior hairline

Luoque BL-8
1.5 cun posterior to Tongtian BL-7

Qianding DU-21
on the midline, 1.5 cun anterior to Baihui DU-20 and 3.5 cun posterior to the anterior hairline

Chengling GB-18
on a curved line drawn between Toulinqi GB-15 and Fengchi GB-20, following the contour of the cranium, 1.5 cun posterior to Zhengying GB-17

Xinhui DU-22
on the midline, 1.5 cun anterior to Qianding DU-21 and 2 cun posterior to the anterior hairline

Zhengying GB-17
on a curved line drawn between Toulinqi GB-15 and Fengchi GB-20, following the contour of the cranium, 1.5 cun posterior to Muchuang GB-16

Chengguang BL-6
1.5 cun posterior to Wuchu BL-5, 2.5 cun within the hairline

Muchuang GB-16 Wuchu BL-5


0.5 cun posterior to Quchai BL-4, 1.5 cun lateral to Shangxing DU-23 on a curved line drawn between Toulinqi GB-15 and Fengchi GB-20, following the contour of the cranium, 1.5 cun posterior to Toulinqi GB-15

Shangxing DU-23
on the midline, 1 cun posterior to the anterior hairline

Toulinqi GB-15
directly above Yangbai GB-14, 0.5 cun within the anterior hairline, midway between Shenting DU-24 and Touwei ST-8

Shenting DU-24
on the midline, 0.5 cun posterior to the anterior hairline

Quchai BL-4
0.5 cun within the hairline, 1.5 cun lateral to Shenting DU-24

Zanzhu BL-2
superior to the inner canthus, in a depression on the eyebrow

Meichong BL-3
0.5 cun within the hairline, directly superior to Zanzhu BL-2

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MAJOR POINTS OF THE BACK OF THE HEAD


Yuzhen BL-9
1.3 cun lateral to Naohu DU-17

Baihui DU-20
7 cun superior to the posterior hairline and 5 cun posterior to the anterior hairline

Houding DU-19
1.5 cun above Qiangjian DU-18

Qiangjian DU-18 Naokong GB-19


directly above Fengchi GB-20, level with Naohu DU-17 1.5 cun above Naohu DU-17

Naohu DU-17
1.5 cun above Fengfu DU-16

Fengchi GB-20
midway between Fengfu DU-16 and the mastoid process

Fengfu DU-16
in the depression below the external occipital protuberance

Tianzhu BL-10
1.3 cun lateral to Yamen DU-15

Yamen DU-15
0.5 cun below Fengfu DU-16, below the spinous process of C1

Bailao (M-HN-30)
2 cun superior to Dazhui DU-14, 1 cun lateral to the midline

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MAJOR POINTS OF THE NECK REGION


Wangu GB-12
posterior and inferior to the mastoid process

Tianyou SJ-16
on the posterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle, approximately 1 cun inferior to Wangu GB-12, on a line drawn between Tianzhu BL-10 and Tianrong SI-17

Tianrong SI-17
in the depression between the angle of the mandible and the anterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle.

Yianchuang SI-16
on the posterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle, level with the tip of the laryngeal prominence.

Tianding L.I-17
1 cun inferior to Futu L.I.-18, on the posterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle

Quepen ST-12
in the supraclavicular area, posterior to the superior border of the clavicle and at its midpoint, 4 cun lateral to the midline, on the mamillary line.

Renying ST-9
level with the tip of and 1.5 cun lateral to the laryngeal prominence, in the depression between the anterior border of the sterno-cleidomastoid muscle and the lateral border of the thyroid cartilage.

Futu L.I-18
on the lateral side of the neck, level with the tip of the laryngeal prominence, between the sternal and clavicular heads of the sternocleidomastoid muscle.

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MAJOR POINTS OF THE SHOULDER REGION AND LATERAL UPPER ARM


Binao L.I.-14
in the depression between the distal insertion of the deltoid muscle and the brachialis muscle

Xiaoluo SJ-12
4 cun proximal to Tianjing SJ-10 and 6 cun distal to Jianliao SJ-14

Naohui SJ-13
where the line drawn between Tianjing SJ-10 and Jianliao SJ-14 meets the posterior border of the deltoid muscle, approximately one third of the distance between these two points

Shouwuli L.I.-13
3 cun proximal to Quchi L.I.-11

Quchi L.I.-11
at the lateral end of the cubital crease

Jianliao SJ-14
in the depression posterior and inferior to the lateral tip of the acromion

Tianjing SJ-10
one cun proximal to the olecranon

Tianfu LU-3
3 cun inferior to the axillary fold between the lateral border of biceps brachii and the shaft of the humerus

Jianyu L.I.-15
in the depression anterior and inferior to the lateral tip of the acromion

Jianquan (M-UE-48)
midway between the anterior axillary crease and Jianyu L.I.-15

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MAJOR POINTS OF THE UPPER ARM


Tianquan P-2
2 cun below the anterior axillary fold, between the two heads of the biceps brachii muscle

Tianfu LU-3
3 cun inferior to the axillary fold, in the depression between the biceps brachii muscle and the shaft of the humerus

Xiabai LU-4
1 cun inferior to Tianfu LU-3

Qingling HE-2
3 cun superior to Shaohai HE-3, in the groove medial to the biceps brachii muscle

Chize LU-5
on the cubital crease, in the depression at the radial side of the tendon of biceps brachii

Shaohai HE-3
at the medial end of the transverse cubital crease when the elbow is fully flexed

Quze P-3
on the transverse cubital crease, on the ulnar side of the aponeurosis of the biceps brachii muscle

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MAJOR POINTS OF THE LATERAL FOREARM


Tianjing SJ-10
With the elbow flexed, this point is located in the depression 1 cun proximal to the olecranon

Quchi L.I.-11
At the elbow, midway between Chize LU-5 and the lateral epicondyle of the humerus, at the lateral end of the transverse cubital crease

Shousanli L.I.-10
On the radial side of the forearm, 2 cun distal to Quchi L.I. 11, on the line connecting Quchi L.I.-11 with Yangxi L.I.-5

Shanglian L.I.-9 Xiaohai SI-8


In the depression between the tip of the olecranon process of the ulna and the tip of the medial epicondyle of the humerus On the radial side of the forearm, 3 cun distal to Quchi L.I. 11, on the line connecting Quchi L.I. 11 with Yangxi L.I.-5

Xialian L.I.-8
On the radial side of the forearm, 4 cun distal to Quchi L.I. -11, on the line connecting Quchi L.I. 11 with Yangxi L.I.-5

Sidu SJ-9
In the depression between the radius and the ulna, on a line drawn between Yangchi SJ-4 and the lateral epicondyle of the humerus, 7 cun proximal to Yangchi SJ-4

Wenliu L.I.-7
5 cun proximal to Yangxi L.I.-5 on the line connecting Yangxi L.I.-5 with Quchi L.I.-11

Zhizheng SI-7
On a line connecting Yanggu SI-5 and Xiaohai SI-8, 5 cun proximal to Yanggu SI-5, in the groovebetween the anterior border of the ulna and the muscle belly of flexor carpi ulnaris

Sanyangluo SJ-8
4 cun proximal to Yangchi SJ-4, in the depression between the radius and the ulna, on the radial side of the extensor digitorum communis muscle

Waiguan SJ-5
2 cun proximal to Yangchi SJ-4, in the depression between the radius and the ulna, on the radial side of the extensor digitorum communis tendons

Pianli L.I.-6
3 cun proximal to Yangxi L.I.-5 on the line connecting Yangxi L.I.-5 with Quchi L.I.-11

Yanglao SI-6
When the palm of the hand is placed on the chest, this point is located on the dorsal aspect of the head of the ulna, in a cleft level with and to the radial side of the high point of the styloid process of the ulna

Zhigou SJ-6
3 cun proximal to Yangchi SJ-4, in the depression between the radius and the ulna, on the radial side of the extensor digitorum communis muscle

Yanggu SI-5
At the ulnar border of the wrist, in the depression between the head of the ulna and the triquetral bone

Wangu SI-4
On the ulnar border of the hand, in the depression between the base of the fifth metacarpal bone and the triquetral bone

Yangxi L.I.-5
On the radial side of the wrist, in the centre of the hollow formed by the tendons of extensor pollicis longus and brevis (anatomical snuffbox)

Yangchi SJ-4
On the dorsum of the wrist, at the level of the wrist joint, in the depression between the tendons of extensor digitorum communis and extensor digiti minimi

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MAJOR POINTS OF THE MEDIAL FOREARM


Chize LU-5
On the cubital crease of the elbow, in the depression at the radial side of the tendon of biceps brachii

Quze P-3
On the transverse cubital crease, in the depression immediately to the ulnar side of the aponeurosis of the biceps brachii muscle

Shaohai HE-3
Midway between Quze P-3 and the medial epicondyle of the humerus, at the medial end of the transverse cubital crease when the elbow is fully flexed

Ximen P-4
5 cun proximal to Daling P-7, on the line connecting Daling P-7 and Quze P-3, between the tendons of palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis

Kongzui LU-6
7 cun proximal to Taiyuan LU-9, on the line connecting Taiyuan LU-9 with Chize LU-5

Jianshi P-5
3 cun proximal to Daling P-7, between the tendons of palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis

Neiguan P-6 Lieque LU-7


Approximately 1.5 cun proximal to Yangxi L.I.-5, in the cleft between the tendons of brachioradialis and abductor pollicis longus 2 cun proximal to Daling P-7, between the tendons of palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis

Lingdao HE-4
On the radial side of the tendon of flexor carpi ulnaris, 1.5 cun proximal to Shenmen HE-7

Jingqu LU-8
1 cun proximal to Taiyuan LU-9, on the line connecting Taiyuan LU-9 with Kongzui LU-6, in the depression at the base of the styloid process of the radius and on the radial side of the radial artery

Tongli HE-5
On the radial side of the tendon of flexor carpi ulnaris, 1 cun proximal to Shenmen HE-7

Taiyuan LU-9
At the wrist joint, in the depression between the radial artery and the tendon of abductor pollicis longus, level with Shenmen HE-7 (the proximal border of the pisiform bone)

Yinxi HE-6
On the radial side of the tendon of flexor carpi ulnaris, 0.5 cun proximal to Shenmen HE-7

Daling P-7
At the wrist joint, between the tendons of palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis, level with Shenmen HE-7

Shenmen HE-7
At the wrist joint, on the radial side of flexor carpi ulnaris, in the depression at the proximal border of the pisiform bone

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MAJOR POINTS OF THE HAND (DORSUM)


Yangchi SJ-4
On the dorsum of the wrist, at the level of the wrist joint, in the depression between the tendons of extensor digitorum communis and extensor digiti minimi

Yanggu SI-5
At the ulnar border of the wrist, in the depression between the head of the ulna and the triquetral bone

Yangxi L.I.-5
On the radial side of the wrist, in the centre of the hollow formed by the tendons of extensor pollicis longus and brevis (anatomical snuffbox)

Wangu SI-4
On the ulnar border of the hand, in the depression between the base of the fifth metacarpal bone and the triquetral bone

Yaotongxue (N-UE-19)
On the dorsum of the hand, two points located between the second and third and the fourth and fifth metacarpal bones, in the depressions lying immediately distal to the bases of the metacarpals

Houxi SI-3
On the ulnar border of the hand, in the substantial depression proximal to the head of the fifth metacarpal bone

Hegu L.I.-4
On the dorsum of the hand, between the first and second metacarpal bones, at the midpoint of the second metacarpal bone and close to its radial border

Qiangu SI-2
On the ulnar border of the little finger, in a depression just distal to the metacarpo-phalangeal joint

Sanjian L.I.-3
On the radial side of the index finger, in the substantial depression proximal to the head of the second metacarpal bone

Yemen SJ-2
Between the ring and little fingers, 0.5 cun proximal to the margin of the web

Erjian L.I.-2
On the radial border of the index finger, in a depression just distal to the metacarpo-phalangeal joint

Shaoze SI-1
On the dorsal aspect of the little finger, at the junction of lines drawn along the ulnar border of the nail and the base of the nail, approximately 0.1 cun from the corner of the nail

Shangyang L.I.-1
On the dorsal aspect of the index finger, at the junction of lines drawn along the radial border of the nail and the base of the nail, approximately 0.1 cun from the corner of the nail

Shaochong HE-9
On the dorsal aspect of the little finger, at the junction of lines drawn along the radial border of the nail and the base of the nail, approximately 0.1 cun from the corner of the nail

Luozhen (M-UE-24)
On the dorsum of the hand, in the depression just proximal to the second and third metacarpo-phalangeal joint

Guanchong SJ-1
On the dorsal aspect of the ring finger, at the junction of lines drawn along the ulnar border of the nail and the base of the nail, approximately 0.1 cun from the corner of the nail

Zhongzhu SJ-3
On the dorsum of the hand, in the depression just proximal to the fourth and fifth metacarpophalangeal joints

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MAJOR POINTS OF THE HAND (PALM)


Daling P-7
At the wrist joint, between the tendons of palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis, level with Shenmen HE-7

Taiyuan LU-9
At the wrist joint, in the depression between the radial artery and the tendon of abductor pollicis longus, level with Shenmen HE-7 (the proximal border of the pisiform bone)

Shenmen HE-7
At the wrist joint, on the radial side of flexor carpi ulnaris, in the depression at the proximal border of the pisiform bone

Yuji LU-10
On the thenar eminence of the hand, in a depression between the midpoint of the shaft of the first metacarpal bone and the thenar muscles

Laogong P-8
Between the second and third metacarpal bones, proximal to the metacarpo-phalangeal joint, in a depression at the radial side of the third metacarpal bone

Shaofu HE-8
On the palm, in the depression between the 4th and 5th metacarpal bones, where the tip of the little finger rests when a fist is made

Sifeng (M-UE-9)
On the palmar surface of the hand, at the midpoints of the transverse creases of the proximal interphalangeal joints of the index, middle, ring and little fingers

Shixuan (M-UE-1)
On the tips of the ten fingers, approximately 0.1 cun from the fingernail

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MAJOR POINTS OF THE CHEST


Tiantu REN-22
0.5 cun superior to the suprasternal notch

Huagai REN-20
level with the junction of the first intercostal space and the sternum

Xuanji REN-21
midway between Huagai REN-20 and Tiantu REN-22

Quepen ST-12
in the supraclavicular fossa, on the mamillary line

Shencang KID-25
in the 2nd intercostal space, 2 cun lateral to the midline

Yunmen LU-2
in the centre of the hollow of the delto-pectoral triangle

Tianchi P-1
1 cun lateral to the nipple

Zhongfu LU-1
in the first intercostal space, 6 cun lateral to the midline, 1 cun inferior and slightly lateral to Yunmen LU-2h

Zhourong SP-20
in the second intercostal space, 6 cun lateral to the midline

Qimen LIV-14
below the nipple in the 6th intercostal space

Shanzhong REN-17
level with the 4th intercostal space

Riyue GB-24
below the nipple in the 7th intercostal space

Rugen ST-18
below the nipple in the 5th intercostal space

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MAJOR POINTS OF THE UPPER ABDOMEN


Burong ST-19
6 cun superior and 2 cun lateral to the umbilicus

Jiuwei REN-15
7 cun above the umbilicus

Juque REN-14 Liangmen ST-21


4 cun superior and 2 cun lateral to the umbilicus 6 cun above the umbilicus

Zhongwan REN-12
4 cun above the umbilicus

Taiyi ST-23
2 cun superior and 2 cun lateral to the umbilicus

Shuifen REN-9
1 cun above the umbilicus

Zhangmen LIV-13
at the free end of the 11th rib

Daimai GB-26
directly below Zhangmen LIV-13 level with the umbilicus

Daheng SP-15
in the depression at the lateral border of the rectus abdominis muscle level with the umbilicus

Tianshu ST-25
level with the umbilicus, 2 cun lateral to the midline

Shenque REN-8
in the centre of the umbilicus

Huangshu KID-16
level with the umbilicus, 0.5 cun lateral to the midline

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MAJOR POINTS OF THE LOWER ABDOMEN


Siman KID-14
2 cun below the umbilicus, 0.5 cun lateral to the midline

Tianshu ST-25
level with the umbilicus, 2 cun lateral to the midline

Huangshu KID-16
level with the umbilicus, 0.5 cun lateral to the midline

Daheng SP-15
level with the umblicus, 4 cun lateral to the midline

Shenque REN-8
in the centre of the umbilicus

Yinjiao REN-7
1 cun below the umbilicus

Fujie SP-14
4 cun lateral to the midline, 1.3 cun below Daheng SP-15

Qihai REN-6
1.5 cun below the umbilicus

Shimen REN-5
2 cun below the umbilicus

Qixue KID-13
3 cun below the umbilicus, 0.5 cun lateral to the midline

Guanyuan REN-4
3 cun below the umbilicus

Shuidao ST-28
3 cun below the umbilicus, 2 cun lateral to the midline

Zhongji REN-3
4 cun below the umbilicus

Guilai ST-29
4 cun below the umbilicus, 2 cun lateral to the midline

Qugu REN-2
at the superior border of the pubic symphisis

Qichong ST-30
5 cun below the umbilicus, 2 cun lateral to the midline

Dahe KID-12
4 cun below the umbilicus, 0.5 cun lateral to the midline

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MAJOR POINTS OF THE UPPER BACK


Jianzhongshu SI-15
2 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of C7 (Dazhui DU-14)

Jianwaishu SI-14
3 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of T1 (Taodao DU-13)

Taodao DU-13
in the depression inferior to the spinous process of the first thoracic vertebra

Jianjing GB-21
midway between Dazhui DU-14 and the tip of the acromion, at the crest of the trapezius muscle

Dazhui DU-14
in the depression inferior to the spinous process of the seventh cervical vertebra

Tianliao SJ-15
in the suprascapular fossa, in the depression midway between Jianjing GB-21 and Quyuan SI-13 (at the medial end of the suprascapular fossa)

Bingfeng SI-12
in the centre of the suprascapular fossa, directly aboveTianzong SI-11, in a depression formed when the arm is raised

Naoshu SI-10
on the posterior aspect of the shoulder, in the depression inferior to the scapular spine, directly superior to the posterior axillary crease when the arm hangs in the adducted position

Jianzhen SI-9
on the posterior aspect of the shoulder, 1 cun superior to the posterior axillary crease when the arm hangs in the adducted position

Tianzong SI-11
on the scapula, in a tender depression one third of the distance from the midpoint of the inferior border of the scapular spine to the inferior angle of the scapula

Quyuan SI-13
in the tender depression superior to the medial end of the scapular spine, midway between Naoshu SI-10 and the spinous process of T2

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MAJOR POINTS OF THE LOWER BACK


Yaoyangguan DU-3
on the midline, in the depression below the spinous process of the fourth lumbar vertebra

Dachangshu BL-25
1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the fourth lumbar vertebra

Shiqizhuixia (M-BW-25)
on the midline, in the depression below the spinous process of the fifth lumbar vertebra

Yaoyan (M-BW-24)
in the visible depression lateral to the interspacebetween L4 and L5

Guanyuanshu BL-26
1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of L5

Xiaochangshu BL-27
1.5 cun lateral to the midline, at the level of the first posterior sacral foramen

Pangguangshu BL-28
1.5 cun lateral to the midline, at the level of the second posterior sacral foramen

Baohuang BL-53
3 cun lateral to the midline, at the level of the sp of the second sacral vertebra

Baihuanshu BL-30
1.5 cun lateral to the midline, at the level of the fourth posterior sacral foramen

Ciliao BL-32
over the second posterior sacral foramen

Zhibian BL-54
3 cun lateral to the hiatus of the sacrum

Huantiao GB-30
one third of the distance between the highest point of the trochanter and the hiatus of the sacrum

Zhonglushu BL-29
1.5 cun lateral to the midline, at the level of the third posterior sacral foramen

Yaoshu DU-2
in the hiatus of the sacrum

Huiyang BL-35
0.5 cun lateral to the Governing vessel, level with the tip of the coccyx

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POINTS OF THE BACK (GOVERNING VESSEL AND BLADDER CHANNEL)


Yamen DU-15 below C1

Dashu BL-11 Fengmen BL-12 Feishu BL-13 Jueyinshu BL-14 Xinshu BL-15 Dushu BL-16 Geshu BL-17 Weiguanxiashu (M-BW-12) Ganshu BL-18 Danshu BL-19 Pishu BL-20 Weishu BL-21 Sanjiaoshu BL-22 Shenshu BL-23 Qihaishu BL-24 Dachangshu BL-25 Guanyuanshu BL-26

Dazhui DU-14 below C7 Taodao DU-13 below T1 Shenzhu DU-12 below T3 Shendao DU-11 below T5 Lingtai DU-10 below T6 Zhiyang DU-9 below T7 Jinsuo DU-8 below T9 Zhongshu DU-7 below T10 Jizhong DU-6 below T11

Xuanshu DU-5 below L1 Mingmen DU-4 below L2

Yaoyangguan DU-3 below L4 Shiqizhuixia (M-BW-25)


below L5

Yaoshu DU-2
at the sacral hiatus

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MAJOR POINTS OF THE ANTERIOR THIGH


Chongmen SP-12
3.5 cun lateral to Qugu REN-2, on the lateral side of the femoral artery

Qugu REN-2
on the midline, at the superior border of the pubic symphisis, 5 cun below the umbilicus

Biguan ST-31
lateral to the sartorius muscle, directly below the anterior superior iliac spine (a.s.i.s), level with the lower border of the pubic symphisis

Yinlian LIV-11
2 cun inferior to Qichong ST-30, on the anterior border of m. adductor longus

adductor longus sartorius

Ziwuli LIV-10
3 cun inferior to Qichong ST-30 on the anterior border of m. adductor longus

Futu ST-32
on a line drawn between the a.s.i.s. and the lateral border of the patella, 6 cun above the superior border of the patella

Jimen SP-11
on a line connecting Chongmen SP-12 and Xuehai SP-10, 6 cun above Xuehai SP-10 vastus medialis

Yinshi ST-33
on a line drawn between the a.s.i.s. and the lateral border of the patella, 3 cun above the superior border of the patella

Xuehai SP-10
2 cun above the superior border of the patella, in the bulge of the vastus medialis muscle

Liangqiu ST-34
on a line drawn between the a.s.i.s. and the lateral border of the patella, 2 cun above the superior border of the patella

Yinbao LIV-9
4 cun above Ququan LIV-8 in the cleft between m. vastus medialis and m. sartorius

Ququan LIV-8
at the medial end of the popliteal crease, in the depression anterior to the tendons of m. semitendinosus and m. semimembranosus

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MAJOR POINTS OF THE ANTERIOR LOWER LEG

Dubi ST-35
in the hollow below the patella and lateral to the patellar ligament

Medial Xiyan (MN-LE-16)


in the hollow below the patella and medial to the patellar ligament

Yanglingquan GB-34
in the depression approximately 1 cun anterior and inferior to the head of the fibula anterior crest of tibia

Zusanli ST-36
3 cun below Dubi ST-35, one finger-breadth lateral to the crest of the tibia

Shangjuxu ST-37
3 cun below Zusanli ST-36, one finger-breadth lateral to the crest of the tibia

Fenglong ST-40
midway between the popliteal crease and the lateral malleolus two finger breadths lateral to the crest of the tibia

Tiaokou ST-38
level with Fenglong ST-40, one finger-breadth lateral to the crest of the tibia

Xiajuxu ST-39
3 cun below Shangjuxu ST-37 and 1 cun below Tiaokou ST-38, one finger-breadth lateral to the crest of the tibia

Jiexi ST-41
level with the lateral malleolus, between the tendons
of extensor hallucis longus and extensor digitorum longus

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MAJOR POINTS OF THE LATERAL LOWER LEG


Yangjiao GB-35
7 cun superior to the prominence of the lateral malleolus, in the depressionat the posterior border of the fibula

Yanglingquan GB-34
in the depression approximately 1 cun anterior and inferior to the head of the fibula

Waiqiu GB-36 Feiyang BL-58


7 cun directly superior to Kunlun BL-60 7 cun superior to the prominence of the lateral malleolus, at the anterior border of the fibula

Yangfu GB-38
4 cun superior to the tip of the lateral malleolus, at the anterior border of the fibula

Guangming GB-37
5 cun superior to the prominence of the lateral malleolus, at the anterior border of the fibula

Fuyang BL-59
3 cun directly superior to Kunlun BL-60

Xuanzhong GB-39
3 cun superior to the prominence of the lateral malleolus, between the posterior border of the fibula and the tendons of peroneus longus and brevis

Qiuxu GB-40
in the depression anterior and inferior to the lateral malleolus

Kunlun BL-60
in the depression between the prominence of the lateral malleolus and the Achilles tendon

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MAJOR POINTS OF THE MEDIAL LOWER LEG

Ququan LIV-8
at the medial end of the popliteal crease, in the depression anterior to the tendons of m. semitendinosus and m. semimembranosus, about 1 cun anterior to KID-10

Yingu KID-10
at the medial end of the popliteal crease, between the tendons of m. semitendinosus and m. semimembranosus

Yinlingquan SP-9
in the angle formed by the medial condyle of the tibia and the posterior border of the tibia

Xiguan LIV-7
posterior and inferior to the medial condyle of the tibia, 1 cun posterior to Yinlingquan SP-9

Diji SP-8
3 cun inferior to Yinlingquan SP-9, in a depression just posterior to the medial crest of the tibia

Zhongdu LIV-6
7 cun above the prominence of the medial malleolus, on the medial aspect of the tibia, close to its posterior border

Lougu SP-7
3 cun superior to Sanyinjiao SP-6, in a depression just posterior to the medial crest of the tibia

Ligou LIV-5
5 cun above the prominence of the medial malleolus, on the medial aspect of the tibia, close to its posterior border

Zhubin KID-9
5 cun superior to Taixi KID-3, about 1 cun posterior to the medial crest of the tibia

Sanyinjiao SP-6
3 cun superior to the prominence of the medial malleolus, in a depression close to the medial crest of the tibia

Jiaoxin KID-8
2 cun superior to Taixi KID-3 and 0.5 cun anterior to Fuliu KID-7, posterior to the medial crest of the tibia

Fuliu KID-7
2 cun directly superior to Taixi KID-3, on the anterior border of tendo calcaneus

Taixi KID-3
between the medial malleolus and the Achilles tendon, level with the tip of the medial malleolus

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MAJOR POINTS OF THE LATERAL FOOT

Fuyang BL-59
3 cun directly superior to Kunlun BL-60

Xuanzhong GB-39
3 cun superior to the prominence of the lateral malleolus, between the posterior border of the fibula and the tendons of peroneus longus and brevis peroneus brevis peroneus longus

Kunlun BL-60
in the depression between the prominence of the lateral malleolus and the Achilles tendon

Qiuxu GB-40
in the depression anterior and inferior to the lateral malleolus

Pucan BL-61
1.5 cun inferior to Kunlun BL-60, in a tender depression on the calcaneum

Zhiyin BL-67
on the dorsal aspect of the little toe, at the junction of lines drawn along the lateral border of the nail and the base of the nail, approximately 0.1 cun from the corner of the nail

Shenmai BL-62
approximately 0.5 cun inferior to the inferior border of the lateral malleolus, in a depression posterior to the peroneal tendons

Zutonggu BL-66
in the depression anterior and inferior to the fifth metatarso-phalangeal joint

Jinmen BL-63
in the depression posterior to the tuberosity of the fifth metatarsal bone

Shugu BL-65
in the depression posterior and inferior to the head of the fifth metatarsal bone

Jinggu BL-64
in the depression anterior and inferior to the tuberosity of the fifth metatarsal bone

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MAJOR POINTS OF THE MEDIAL FOOT


Zhongfeng LIV-4
medial to the tendon of tibialis anterior, 1 cun anterior to the prominence of the medial malleolus

Taixi KID-3
between the medial malleolus and the Achilles tendon, level with the prominence of the medial malleolus

Shangqiu SP-5
at the junction of straight lines drawn along the anterior and inferior borders of the medial malleolus

Dazhong KID-4
approximately 0.5 cun posterior to the midpoint of the line drawn between Taixi KID-3 and Shuiquan KID-5, on the anterior border of the Achilles tendon

Yinbai SP-1
approximately 0.1 cun from the corner of the nail

Shuiquan KID-5
1 cun inferior to Taixi KID-3 in a depression anterior and superior to the calcaneal tuberosity

Dadu SP-2
anterior and inferior to the first metatarso-phalangeal joint

Zhaohai KID-6
1 cun below the prominence of the medial malleolus, in the groove formed by two ligamentous bundles

Taibai SP-3
posterior and inferior to the head of the first metatarsal bone

Rangu KID-2
anterior and inferior to the navicular tuberosity

Gongsun SP-4
anterior and inferior to the base of the first metatarsal bone

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MAJOR POINTS OF THE TOP OF THE FOOT


Jiexi ST-41
level with the lateral malleolus, in a depression between the tendons of extensor hallucis longus and extensor digitorum longus.

tibialis anterior extensor digitorum longus extensor hallucis longus

Zhongfeng LIV-4
medial to tibialis anterior, midway between Jiexi ST-41 and Shangqiu SP-5

Qiuxu GB-40
at the junction of straight lines drawn along the anterior and inferior borders of the lateral malleolus

Shangqiu SP-5
at the junction of straight lines drawn along the anterior and inferior borders of the medial malleolus

Chongyang ST-42 Zulinqi GB-41


distal to the junction of the 4th and 5th metatarsal bones, on the lateral side of the tendon of m. extensor digitorum longus in the depression formed by the junction of the 2nd and 3rd metatarsal bones and the cuneiform bones, on a line drawn between Jiexi ST-41 and Xiangu ST-43, at the point where the pulsation of the dorsalis pedis artery may be palpated

Diwuhui GB-42
between the 4th and 5th metatarsal bones, on the medial side of the tendon of m. extensor digitorum longus

Taichong LIV-3
in the hollow distal to the junction of the first and second metatarsal bones

Xiangu ST-43
between the second and third metatarsal bones, in a depression 1 cun proximal to Neiting ST-44

Xiaxi GB-43
0.5 cun proximal to the margin of the web

Xingjian LIV-2
between the first and second toes, 0.5 cun proximal to the margin of the web

Neiting ST-44
between the second and third toes, 0.5 cun proximal to the margin of the web

Zhiyin BL-67
approximately 0.1 cun from the corner of the nail

Zuqiaoyin GB-44
approximately 0.1 cun from the corner of the nail

Lidui ST-45
approximately 0.1 cun from the corner of the nail

Yinbai SP-1
approximately 0.1 cun from the corner of the nail

Dadun LIV-1
approximately 0.1 cun from the corner of the nail