Extra Points Information

Acupuncture Points Database

Extra (Off Meridian) Points

The "extra" points are off meridian points that have been "discovered" over the years through clinical practice. Follow any of the points to find detailed information including the locations, relationships, clinical applications, precautions and more.

If you are a student, or if you simply want to see all the point locations and functions in on place, view our "extra points" flash cards - study tool section.

EX Point of the Day

Sides of Spine at L3 (X-HUATUO-L3)x-huatuo-l3
  • L3 innverates the prostate in men and the ovaries in women.  In women, then, this point may help with a range of ovarian issues - cancer, fertility and/or menstrual issues, cysts, etc.  In men this point can be very helpful for prostate problems and fertility issues.  For both it may be used for early morning diarrhea or constipation as well as a range of sexual issues.
  • Used  extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled and used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

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