The main acupuncture points

Several points deserve particular recognition and memorization, since they are stimulated very frequently. These points are as follows:

  • LI4 – main analgesic point
  • ST36 – the great doctor
  • SP6 – main gynaecological point
  • LV3 – source point for liver
  • LI11 – main laryngological point
  • CV6 – energy of sea
  • PC6 – perfect love
  • HT7 – gate of gods
  • GB34 – main point of gall bladder
  • GB20 – key to nape of the back
  • GV20 – hundred of meetings

 

LI4 – main analgesic point

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The fourth point of the large intestine meridian is the most frequently stimulated point. It has a very strong analgesic activity, therefore it is used practically for all pain syndromes. The key-point for headaches, it is also characterised by strengthening, detoxificating, anti-neurosis, anti-inflammatory and stimulating the body’s resistance activities. The LI4 point is often used for diseases located in the upper part of the body.

The LI4 point is situated on the back of a palm, between the thumb and the index finger, halfway along the 2nd metacarpal bone on the radial side. Detection is simple when the thumb is brought to the index finger. A bulge is then created whose peak is the place of the LI4 point.

ST36 – ‘the great doctor’

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The thirty-sixth point of the stomach meridian is the second most popular point following LI4, and as important as LI4. This point is called ‘the great doctor’, ‘the three-village point’ or the ‘point of cheerfulness’. This point has general strengthening, tonic and regenerating qualities and consequently it can be used for practically every general disease, particularly ones located in the upper part of the body.

ST36 point is situated 3 cuns below the lower edge of the kneecap, in the hollow at the junction of the tibial bone and the calf bone. It is easy to locate in the sitting position. A palm is placed on the knee, so that the middle finger points vertically along the course of the tibial bone crest with fingers slightly parted. ST26 point is located under the ring finger towards the foot in the hollow between the tibial bone and the calf bone.

 

SP6 – the main gynaecological point

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The sixth point of the spleen and pancreas meridian is used for menstrual disorders, metrorrhagia, infertility and other gynaecological ailments. For men this point is recommended for sexual disorders. It is also called the point of ‘female beauty’. Another name for the SP6 point is ‘the meeting point of three ladies’, as three meridians meet at this point, namely: spleen, liver and kidney meridians.

This point is situated on the medial part of the shank, on the back edge of the tibial bone, 3 cuns above the peak of the medial ankle

 

LV3 – the source point for liver

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The source point of the liver meridian has numerous applications for pains in the liver area, nausea, headaches, dizziness and gynaecological diseases. This point also has anti-stress properties, as it relaxes the striate muscles.

This point is situated on the back of the feet, between the 1st and 2nd metatarsal bones, 1 cun centrally from the skin fold between toes.

 

LI11 – the main laryngological point

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The eleventh point of the large intestine meridian has numerous applications against diseases the of airway, as well as for elbow joint pain, febrile diseases and general exhaustion. It is also used as a reference point for detecting other points.

The LI11 point is situated on the back-radial surface of the elbow, in a hollow above the epiphysitis of the radial bone, 1 cun from the elbow flexure.

 

CV6 – the ‘Energy Sea’

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This point is used for menstruation disorders, male sexual disorders, chronic tiredness and exhaustion.

This point is situated on the abdomen, on the front midline, 1 ½ cun below the navel.

 

PC6 – the point of ‘perfect love’

P6 is situated on the palmar surface of the wrist, 2 cuns above the vertical fold of the wrist, between the tendons of the radial flexor muscle of the wrist and the long palmar muscle.

The name of the point comes from its application for different sexual disorders. Other indications include: neurology, alimentary tract diseases, hepatopathy, heart and circulatory system diseases, psychic disorders, certain infectious diseases and febrile diseases.

 

HT7 – gate of gods

 

 

This point is particularly useful for anxiety neurosis, for depressive states, difficulties in concentration and memory impairment.

The H7 point is situated on the palmar-elbow surface of the wrist, on the radial edge of the pisiform and on the radial side of the tendon of the radial muscle of the wrist.

 

GB34 – main gall bladder point

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The 34th point of the gall bladder meridian is especially significant for bile ducts. It is commonly used for: persistent vomiting, appendicitis, inflammation of the gall bladder, various stomach troubles following the consumption of meat or chocolate, and headaches. Other uses include: cervicalgia and pain in the back; joint pain, neurology, muscle ailments, alimentary tract diseases, hepatopathy, cholepathy, laryngology, diseases of the respiratory system, heart and circulatory system diseases, psychic disorders and certain infectious diseases.

The GB34 point can be detected on the side surface of the shank in a hollow situated in front of and downwards from the calf bone caput.

 

GB20 – key to the nape of the back

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This point is used for headaches, cervicalgia and pain in the back, neurology, laryngology, heart and circulatory system disorders, psychic disorders, certain infectious diseases and febrile diseases.

The GB20 point is situated in the upper part of the nape of the back, below the occipital bone, in a hollow between the sterno-cleidomastoid muscle and the trapezius muscle.

 

GV20 – hundred of meetings

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This point is the gathering point of all yang meridians. Therefore it has many applications: headaches, cervicalgia and the pain in the back, neurology, alimentary track diseases, gynaecological diseases, urogenital system diseases, laryngology, heart and circulatory system diseases, psychic disorders and first aid.

The GV20 point is situated on the top of the head, 7 cuns above the hairline on the nape of the neck and 5 cuns backwards from the front hairline, in the middle of a vertical line connecting both peaks of the auricles.

 

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