(EX) Extra Acupuncture Points - Locations Chart

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

Points
Locations
Head & Neck  
Sishencong a group of 4 points, at the vertex, 1 cun posterior, anterior and lateral to GV 20
Yintang midway between the medial ends of the eyebrows
Yuyao at the midpoint of the eyebrow in a depression directly above the pupil ** No Moxa **
Taiyang at temple, in a depression about 1 cun posterior to the midpoint between the lateral end of the eyebrow and the outer canthus of the eye ** No Moxa **
Erjian with the posterior half of the ear folded forward, the point is located at the highest point of the superior crease
Bitong at the highest point of the nasolabial groove ** No Moxa **
Biyan lateral to the midline and midpoint of the nose, between the hard and soft bones of the nose ** No Moxa **
Jinjin (L)/Yuye (R) on the veins of either side of the frenulum of the tongue - Jinjin is on the (L)eft side and Yuye is on the (R)ight side
Bailao (Pak Loh) 2 cun above GV 14 (C7) and 1 cun lateral
Anmian midpoint between TH 17 & GB 20 ** No Moxa **
Chest & Abdomen  
Qipang using the width of the mouth as the measure, construct an equilateral triangle with the navel at the apex, the two lower angles are Qipang ** No Needle in Pregnancy **
Zigongxue 4 cun below the umbilicus, 3 cun lateral to the anterior midline ** No Needle in Pregnancy **
Back & Waist  
Huatuojiaji a group of 34 points, .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of T1-L5
Dingchuan .5 cun lateral to GV 14 (C7)
Yaoyan 3.5 cun lateral to the lower border of L4 (GV 5)
Shiqizhui (Josen) below the spinous process of L5 on the posterior midline
Upper Limbs  
Jianqian midway between LI 15 and the anterior axillary crease
Erbai 4 cun above the wrist crease, proximal to PC 7 on both sides of the flexor carpi radialis
Shixuan tips of all 10 fingers ** No Moxa **
Sifeng midpoint of the crease of each proximal interphalangeal joint ** No Moxa **
Baxie on the dorsum of the hand, at the webs between each finger, at the junction of the red & white skin
Luozhen on the dorsum of the hand between the 2nd and 3rd metacarpal bones, about .5 cun posterior to the metacarpalphalangeal joint
Yaotongxue on the dorsum of the hand, midway between the transverse wrist crease and the metacarpalphalangeal joint, between both the 2nd and 3rd and 4th and 5th metacarpals (2 points on each hand)
Lower Extremities  
Heding in a depression at the midpoint and superior to the patella
Xiyan lateral (ST 35) and medial knee depressions
Dannang Xue 1-2 cun below GB 34 on the (R)ight leg (palpate for most tender point)
Lanweixue 2 cun below ST 36 on the (R)ight leg ** No Moxa **
Naoqing 2 cun proximal to ST 41 on the ST 36 - ST 41 line
Shimian in the center of the heel on the bottom of the foot
Bafeng on the dorsum of the foot between the web and metatarsophalangeal joint (4 points on each foot)
Neimadian Found on the inside of the lower leg, 7 cun above the internal malleolus and 0.5 cun from posterior edge of the tibia

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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