(EX) Extra Acupuncture Points - Functions Chart

You may click on a specific acupuncture point for more detailed information including the location, functions, precautions and the chinese and english names.

Head & Neck  
Sishencong pacifies wind, calms spirit - wind stroke, h/a, dizziness, non-needle in children for poor development, mental retardation, improve memory/thinking
Yintang calms spirit - insomnia, anxiety, frontal h/a, sinus issue - congestion, sinusitis
Yuyao frontal h/a a/or supraorbital region pain, eyelid issues - pterygium
Taiyang h/a - temporal, one-sided, migraine, eye issues - pain, swelling, photophobia, local for tooth ache, facial paralysis
Erjian bled for strong heat in the body - high fever, red/swollen throat, mumps, hypertension
Bitong nose issues - obstruction, congestion, sinusitis, rhinitis
Biyan nose issues - obstruction, congestion, sinusitis, rhinitis
Jinjin (L) & Yuye (R) tongue issues - swollen tongue, esp. w/difficulty speaking, salivary gland issues, post-stroke asphasia
Bailao lung issues - cough, dyspnea, asthma, local for neck/shoulder pain
Anmian sleep issues - insomnia, dream-disturbed sleep
Chest & Abdomen  
Qipang cold in the lower abdomen - hernia, amenorrhea, cramping, moxa for infertility due to cold
Zigongxue uterine issues - dysmenorrhea, infertility, prolapse
Back & Waist  
Huatuojiaji regulates the 5 zang and the 6 fu, herpes zoster
Dingchuan lung issues - asthma, wheezing, local for neck/shoulder/upper back pain
Yaoyan low back pain esp. from KD deficiency
Shiqizhui (Josen) lower back/body issues - pain, sciatica, reactive in many gynecological conditions
Upper Limbs  
Jianqian local for shoulder/chest pain
Erbai anus issues - hemorrhoids esp. w/bleeding, anal itching, rectal prolapse
Shixuan acute/emergency situations - restore consciousnes esp. from heatstroke, epilepsy, coma, high fever
Sifeng serious digestive conditions - malnutrition, malabsorbtion of food, poor digestion
Baxie local for hand pain, spasm, malaria
Luozhen acute neck issues - strain, sprain, whiplash
Yaotongxue acute low back issues - pain, strain, sprain
Lower Extremities  
Heding knee issues - pain, stiffness, tension
Xiyan all knee disorders - pain, inflammation, etc.
Dannang Xue GB issues - acute cholecystitis, gall stones, post-surgical pain
Lanweixue acute or chronic appendicitis or enteritis
Nao Qing mental issues - memory, clarity
Shimian needle or moxa for insomnia
Bafeng foot issues - pain, swelling, numbness, malaria
Neimadian foot issues - pain, post-operative pain, most often with electro-acupuncture

Sources and More Information

The information on our site is drawn from our own lecture notes and clinical experience. The following lecture notes were used within this section:

  • Ferro, Barbara: New England School of Acupuncture, Point Location Lecture Notes
  • Hartstein, Rachel: New England School of Acupuncture, Actions & Effects Lecture Notes

For a complete list of valuable resources, see our Acupuncture Theory Resources section. The most recommended texts are below:

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