Let’s touch the surface of the Acupuncture Points. Traditionally the acupuncture points were 365 in number pertaining to the number of days in a year. All of these points were on fourteen meridian lines, one meridian for each of the twelve organs of the body. One meridian was the major governing that is located along the spinal cord and one more on the midline of the abdomen called the conception vessel.
Later on, the number of points identified and used have increased manifold. There are innumerable meridians with accupoints apart from the traditional points. There are even some special points that are not on any of the meridians.
Some other newly identified points include the ones along the outer ears, points on the scalp, on the feet, wrists, ankles, hands and the nose. Even thou of these innumerable points being identified, acupuncturists still prefer to use the traditional accupoints situated on the fourteen main meridians.
There are certain points on each meridian which are used more by acupuncturists as these points are more versatile and can be used for treating a variety of patients and diseases… For detail data on acupuncture points topic we recommend to check our Acupuncture ABC eBook and Audio Guide
Till now the number of points used has increased, there are many meridians with accupoints apart of the traditional once, there are also some special points that are not located on any of the meridians.
Here is the lost of some meridians names, classified by numbers and the name of the point.
- Large Intestine Meridian, Point NO.4 of 20, LI4, HEGU (Location of this point is at the back of the hand. It is situated in between the first finger and the thumb).
LI 11 is a key point which is also located on this meridian. (This meridian is also known as Quchi. This is located at the elbow and is used for treating various disorders in the upper body).
- Lung Meridian, Point No.7 of 11, LU7, Lieque. (The lung meridian point is situated on the inside of the arm above the wrist).
- Stomach Meridian, Point No.36 of 45, ST36, Zusanli (The front side of the leg below the knee is where this point is located).
- Spleen Meridian, Point No.6 of 21, SP6, Sanyinjiao (The location of this point is just above the ankle on the inner side. Being located in the spleen meridian).
- Gallbladder Meridian, Point No.20 of 44, GB 20, Fengchi (The base of the skull where the neck joins the skull is where this point is located).
- Liver Meridian, Point No.3 of 14, LV3, Taichong (This point is present between the first and the second toes at the foot top).
- Pericardium Meridian, Point No.6 of 9, PC6, Neiguan (Situated just above the wrist on the inner arm,)
- Heart Meridian, Point 7 of 9, HT7, Shenmen (This point which is situated on the outer side of the wrist).
- Urinary Bladder Meridian, Point No.40 of 67, BL40, Weizhong (You will find this point behind the knee)
- Kidney Meridian, Point No.3 of 27, KI3, Taixi (This point is at the back of the inner ankle.)
- Triple Burner Meridian, Point No.5 of 23, TB5, Waigua (The type of organ system which spans the whole of the torso is the triple burner. The point is located on the outer side of the arm just above the wrist.)
- Small Intestine Meridian, Point No.3 of 19, SI3, Houxi (The region of your hand just below the small finger is where this point is situated.)
- Governing Vessel, Point No.20 of 28, GV20, Baihui (This is a point which is located on the head).
- Conception Vessel, Point No.4 of 24, CV4, Guanyuan (Situated just below the navel).
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Author: Focks, Claudia
Publish Date: 05/27/2009
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone Language:
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Description Here is another interesting book (hard copy) by Churchill Livingstone called Acupuncture Points Trainer CD-ROM featuring an interactive training for all skill level acupuncturists. This book includes variety of training options, locations and names of acupuncture points on primary channels, vessels including some extra points that brings a total of 419 points. You also have an interactive CD-Rom that is included in the book and we consider it to be really useful especially if you more a visual learner. The book has a color photographs, that a student can use in practicing acupuncture points names and locations in exercises. You will also have audio clips that will teach you on correct pronunciation of pin yin points and self assessment tests for what points needed to be used for what treatment etc. Check it for yourself you shouldn’t be disappointed.
Author(s): Hecker, Hans-Ulrich
Pub. Date: 5/21/2008
Publisher(s): Thieme Medical Pub
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