TCM Acupuncture Theory - Sun Si-Miao Ghost Points

Acupuncture Points Theory

Traditional Chinese Medicine utilizes 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 ghost 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.

Ghost Points Theory and Applications

  • The ghost points come from the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD) publication from Sun Si-Miao called the "Thousand Ducat Formulas".
  • Arose as culture was becoming more advanced and psychological illnesses became more prevalent. Began a systemic approach to the treatment of mental illness ("kuang dian").

Ghost Points Chart

Thirteen Ghost Points (from Sun Si Miao)

Point Number

Point Name

GV 26 Ghost Palace
GV 23 Ghost Hall
GV 16 Ghost Pillow
CV 24 Ghost Market
LU 11 Ghost Faith
LI 11 Ghost Leg
PC 7 Ghost Heart
PC 8 Ghost Cave
ST 6 Ghost Bed
SP 1 Ghost Fortress
UB 62 Ghost Path
Guifeng (Extra Point)
on the underside of
the tongue, one cun from
the tip of the midline
Ghost Seal
Essentially CV 1
originally described as
Yumentou (Extra Point - Women)
/Yinxiafeng (Extra Point - Men)
Ghost Store

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