Within this section you will find comprehensive information for the meridians and acupuncture points that are used in the clinical practice of acupuncture.
Start exploring by choosing a meridian from the list below.
Generally the basis for forming a treatment plan with acupuncture is driven by their tcm diagnosis (or "pattern") and their health issues/symptoms (or "conditions"), so we have points grouped under those sections as well.
Abdominal pain, palpable masses in the abdomen, irregular a/or painful menstruation possible with dark clots, purple nails, purple lips.
Furuncles (Boils) are painful pus-filled bumps on the skin resulting from the deep infection of a hair follicle. Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for the Furnucles.
The chart below shows the flow of meridians, times of highest activity, and the entry/exit points on each channel.
Throughout the acupuncture point section, locations will often reference a relative measurement tool called a "cun", loosely translated as "body inch". The relative measurements of note are described on each main meridian page below the graphic.
For example, on the lung meridian page, after the graphic, it states "Measurements Needed" and then describes measurements such as "Cubital Crease -to- Wrist Crease = 12 cun". Accordingly half-way would be 6 cun, half of that would be 3 cun, etc. Most points are found through a combination of body landmarks and a valid cun measurement for that particular area.
A related discussion in our forum can be found here.
If you are unfamiliar with the meridian naming conventions, the following may be helpful.