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
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