Acupuncture Points

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Acupuncture Meridians / Channels

Our acupuncture points database contains comprehensive information for the meridians and acupuncture points that are used in the clinical practice of acupuncture.

You may start your exploration by choosing a meridian from the list below.

Upper Body Channels
Lower Body Channels
Meridians Glossary

If you are unfamiliar with the meridian naming conventions, the following may be helpful.

  • HT = Heart Meridian, paired with the Small Intestine - see My Heart is What? for an introduction.
  • LI = Large Intestine Meridian
  • LU = Lung Meridian, paired with the Large Intestine - see My Lungs Are What? for an introduction.
  • PC = Pericardium Meridian
  • SI = Small Intestine Meridian
  • TH = Triple Heater Meridian (also known as Triple Warmer - TW, or San Jiao - SJ)
  • GB = Gallbladder Meridian
  • KD = Kidney Meridian (also referenced as KI), paired with the Urinary Bladder, see My Kidneys are What? for an introduction.
  • LV = Liver Meridian (also referenced as LR), paired with the Gall Bladder - see My Liver is What? for an introduction.
  • ST = Stomach Meridian
  • SP = Spleen Meridian, paired with the Stomach - see My Spleen is What? for an introduction.
  • UB = Urinary Bladder Meridian (also known as bladder - BL)
  • CV = Conception Vessel Meridian
  • GV = Governing Vessel Meridian
  • EX = Extra, or Extraordinary Points (off meridian points)

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