YNSA Scalp Acupuncture Points

For more information see the YNSA Web-Site



The following indications are for both the Yin (front) and Yang (back) designated area, however, the Yin area in clinical practice appears to be most useful.

  • A Point Indications
  • Approx. 1 cm bilateral to the midline
  • A1 approx. 1 cm anterior the anterior hairline, A8 approx. 1 cm posterior to the anterior hairline
  • Yang - GV 18
  • pain relief after injury or after surgery
  • headaches and migraine of any origin
  • cervical syndrome
  • whiplash
  • vertigo
  • B Point Indications
  • Approx. 2 cm bilateral to the midline, 1 cm bilateral to A Point
  • Yang - 1 cun lateral to GV 18
  • All pain relief after injury or after surgery
  • neck-shoulder-arm syndrome
  • shoulder pain due to immobility after arm fractures
  • hemiplegia
  • C Point Indications
  • Approx. 4.5-5 cm bilateral to the midline, 2.5 cm bilateral to B Point
  • Yang - Approx. level with GB 10
  • posttraumatic and postoperative pain
  • frozen shoulder
  • dislocation of the shoulder joint, for easier manipulation
  • sprained joints
  • MS, Parkinsons, Circulatory Disturbances
  • D Point Indications
  • Approx. 1 cm above the zygomatic arch and 2 cm in front of the ear
  • Yang - medial to TH 19
  • sciatica
  • arthritis
  • lumbago
  • circulatory disturbances of the legs
  • MS, Parkinsons
  • E Point Indications
  • Above the eyebrow, 1cm lateral to the midline (insert at 15 degree oblique angle toward nose)
  • Yang - Approx. level with GV 16
  • intercostal neuralgia
  • herpes zoster
  • fractures
  • angina, palpitations
  • asthma, hyperventilation, bronchitis
  • F Point Indications
  • Sciatica

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:

  • Harstein, Rachel: New England School of Acupuncture, Acupuncture Microsystems Lecture Notes

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