TCM Acupuncture Theory - Hui Meeting Points

Traditional Chinese Medicine utilizies a number of theories which group acupuncture points together based on their functions and/or other relationships. Many of these theories are important in a clinical setting and are used, along with other theory and diagnostic information, to decide which acupuncture points will be used for a given condition.

Below you find information regarding the hui meeting points. See our Acupuncture Point Categories section for a complete list of point categories.

For complete information about a single point, click on it within the chart.


Hui Meeting Points Theory and Applications

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

Hui Meeting Points Chart

Zang LV 13 Sinews GB 34
Fu CV 12 Vessels LU 9
Qi CV 17 Bones UB 11
Blood UB 17 Marrow GB 39

Sources and resources for further study

There are many resources which discuss acupuncture and chinese medicine at varying levels. Our research section includes a comprehensive list of the main texts and websites related to chinese medicine. Below are the sources that were used for this section:

  • Hartstein, Rachel: New England School of Acupuncture, Actions & Effects Lecture Notes
  • LaBruzzo, Cynthia: New England School of Acupuncture, TCM Theory Lecture Notes