Acupuncture Points Database - Locations, Functions and Clinical Usage

Acupuncture Points Database

Our acupuncture points section contains comprehensive information for the meridians and acupuncture points that are used in the clinical practice of acupuncture. You may start your exploration by clicking on the map below or choosing a meridian from the list.

Are you New to Acupuncture?  If so, you should start by reading articles from our introductory section.

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    (LU) Lung Meridian(LI) Large Intestine Meridian(SP) Spleen Meridian(ST) Stomach Meridian(HT) Heart Meridian(SI) Small Intestine Meridian(KD) Kidney Meridian(UB) Urinary Bladder Meridian(PC) Pericardium Meridian(TH) Triple Heater Meridian(LV) Liver Meridian(GB) Gall Bladder Meridian

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    Utilizing Our Acupuncture Point Database

    For each meridian graphic you may hold your mouse over an acupuncture point and a popup with the location and precautions, if any, will come up.

    On the graphic, as well as within any chart, you may click on an acupuncture point which will take you to the full description of that point. This includes the english name, chinese name, point associations, location, precautions and commonly agreed upon functions.

    Within all of the acupuncture point detail pages you can click on any of the headers such as "Point Associations" or "Actions and Effects" and you will be taken to helpful charts that discuss all of the points on that particular meridian. Many of these are very helpful for students.

    The right menu bar under "Applications" also contains useful links. When you are viewing a particular meridian look to the right bar and you will see "general", "graphic", "locations", ... Helpful information and study charts are within each of these links.

    Finally, if you are looking for a specific point such as UB 13 you may type it into the search bar (at the top right of the page) as "UB 13" and you will get the link to that page.


    The information within the acupuncture points section is drawn from our own lecture notes and clinical experience. The following lecture notes were used within this section:

    • Ferro, Barbara: New England School of Acupuncture, Point Location Lecture Notes
    • Hartstein, Rachel: New England School of Acupuncture, Actions & Effects Lecture Notes

    For a complete list of valuable resources, see our Acupuncture Theory Resources section.

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