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.
Palpitations, dizziness, insomnia, dream disturbed sleep, anxiety, easily startled, poor memory, poor concentration, dull pale complexion, lips are likely to be pale.
There are four major categories of headache--vascular, tension, inflammatory and traction. The most common of these are tension headaches, which result from tightened facial and neck muscles and can be brought on by stress or anxiety. The most common form...
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.