Acupuncture Points Notebook

Searchable Database

I have compiled a database of points to which I add my own research notes drawn from lectures, experience, books and contemplation. It is intended as a resource for myself and other researchers and as the basis for my Acupoint Revision Tool, not as a guide to treatment which should always be carried out under the guidance of a professional. Bodywork is fundamentally a tactile and empathic art making textual/verbal descriptions at best approximations, mnemonics or metaphors to be understood fully with demonstration and experience.

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Primary Channels

These are the main meridians which can be used in any practice. The following collaterals all branch from these at some point.





Foot Yangming Stomach



St-1: 承泣 Chengqi
St-2: 四白 Sibai
St-3: 巨髎 Juliao
St-4: 地倉 Dicang
St-5: 大迎 Daying
St-6: 頰車 Jiache
St-7: 下關 Xiaguan
St-8: 頭維 Touwei
St-9: 人迎 Renying
St-10: 水突 Shuitu
St-11: 氣舍 Qishe
St-12: 缺盆 Qupen
St-13: 氣戶 Qihu
St-14: 库房 Kufang
St-15: 屋翳 Wuyi
St-16: 膺窗 Yingchuang
St-17: 乳中 Ruzhong
St-18: 乳根 Rugen
St-19: 不容 Burong
St-20: 承满 Chenman
St-21: 梁門 Liangmen
St-22: 關門 Guanmen
St-23: 太乙 Taiyi
St-24: 滑肉門 Huaroumen
St-25: 天樞 Tianshu
St-26: 外陵 Wailing
St-27: 大巨 Daju
St-28: 水道 Shuidao
St-29: 归来 Guilai
St-30: 氣沖 Qichong
St-31: 髀關 Biguan
St-32: 伏兔 Futu
St-33: 阴市 Yinshi
St-34: 梁丘 Liangqiu
St-35: 犊鼻 Dubi
St-36: 足三里 Zusanli
St-37: 上巨虛 Shangjuxu
St-38: 條口 Tiaokou
St-39: 下巨虛 Xiajuxu
St-40: 豐隆 Fenglong
St-41: 解谿 Jiexi
St-42: 沖陽 Chongyang
St-43: 陷谷 Xiangu
St-44: 内庭 Neiting
ST-45: 厲兌 Lidui






Foot Taiyang Bladder



Bl-1: 睛明 Jingming
Bl-2: 攢竹 Zanzhu
Bl-3: 眉衝 Meichong
Bl-4: 曲差 Quchai
Bl-5: 五處 Wuchu
Bl-6: 承光 Chengguang
Bl-7: 通天 Tongtian
Bl-8: 絡卻 Luoque
Bl-9: 玉枕 Yuzhen
Bl-10: 天柱 Tianzhu
Bl-11: 大杼 Dazhu
Bl-12: 風門 Fengmen
Bl-13: 肺俞 Feishu
Bl-14: 厥陰俞 Jueyinshu
Bl-15: 心俞 Xin Shu
Bl-16: 督俞 Dushu
Bl-17: 膈俞 Geshu
Bl-18: 肝俞 Ganshu
Bl-19: 膽俞 Danshu
Bl-20: 脾俞 Pishu
Bl-21: 胃俞 Weishu
Bl-22: 三焦俞 Sanjiaoshu
Bl-23: 腎俞 Shenshu
Bl-24: 氣海俞 Qihaishu
Bl-25: 大腸俞 Dachangshu
Bl-26: 關元俞 Guanyuanshu
Bl-27: 小腸俞 Xiaochangshu
Bl-28: 膀胱俞 Pangguangshu
Bl-29: 中膂俞 Zhonglushu
Bl-30: 白環俞 Baihuanshu
Bl-31: 上髎 Shangliao
Bl-32: 次髎 Ciliao
Bl-33: 中髎 Zhongliao
Bl-34: 下髎 Xialiao
Bl-35: 會陽 Huiyang
Bl-36: 承扶 Chengfu
Bl-37: 殷門 Yinmen
Bl-38: 浮郄 Fuxi
Bl-39: 委陽 Weiyang
Bl-40: 委中 Weizhong
Bl-41: 附分 Fufen
Bl-42: 魄戶 Pohu
Bl-43: 膏肓俞 Gaohuangshu
Bl-44: 神堂 Shentang
Bl-45: 譩譆 Yixi
Bl-46: 膈關 Geguan
Bl-47: 魂門 Hunmen
Bl-48: 陽綱 Yanggang
Bl-49: 意舍 Yishe
Bl-50: 胃倉 Weicang
Bl-51: 肓門 Huangmen
Bl-52: 志室 Zhishi
Bl-53: 胞肓 Baohuang
Bl-54: 秩邊 Zhibian
Bl-55: 合陽 Heyang
Bl-56: 承筋 Chengjin
Bl-57: 承山 Chengshan
Bl-58: 飛陽 Feiyang
Bl-59: 跗陽 Fuyang
Bl-60: 昆侖 Kunlun
Bl-61: 僕參 Pucan
Bl-62: 申脈 Shenmai
Bl-63: 金門 Jinmen
Bl-64: 京骨 Jinggu
Bl-65: 束骨 Shugu
Bl-66: 足通谷 Zutonggu
Bl-67: 至陰 Zhiyin






Foot Shaoyang Gall Bladder



GB-1: 瞳子髎 Tongziliao
GB-2: 聽會 Tinghui
GB-3: 上關 Shangguan
GB-4: 頷厭 Hanyan
GB-5: 懸顱 Xuanlu
GB-6: 懸厘 Xuanli
GB-7: 曲鬢 Qubin
GB-8: 率谷 Shuaigu
GB-9: 天沖 Tianchong
GB-10: 浮白 Fubai
GB-11: 頭竅陰 Touqiaoyin
GB-12: 完骨 Wangu
GB-13: 本神 Benshen
GB-14: 陽白 Yangbai
GB-15: 頭臨泣 Toulinqi
GB-16: 目窗 Muchuang
GB-17: 正營 Zhengying
GB-18: 承靈 Chengling
GB-19: 腦空 Naokong
GB-20: 風池 Fengchi
GB-21: 肩井 Jianjing
GB-22: 淵腋 Yuanye
GB-23: 輒筋 Zhejin
GB-24: 日月 Riyue
GB-25: 京門 Jingmen
GB-26: 帶脈 Daimai
GB-27: 五樞 Wushu
GB-28: 維道 Weidao
GB-29: 居髎 Juliao
GB-30: 環跳 Huantiao
GB-31: 風市 Fengshi
GB-32: 中瀆 Zhongdu
GB-33: 膝陽關 Xiyangguan
GB-34: 陽陵泉 Yanglingquan
GB-35: 陽交 Yangqiao
GB-36: 外丘 Waiqiu
GB-37: 光明 Guangming
GB-38: 陽輔 Yangfu
GB-39: 懸鐘 Xuanzhong
GB-40: 丘墟 Qiuxu
GB-41: 足臨泣 Zulinqi
GB-42: 地五會 Diwushui
GB-43: 俠谿 Xiaxi
GB-44: 足竅陰 Zuqiaoyin













Sinew Channels

The Sinew Channels effectively follow their associated Primary except in wider bands and do not contain any specific points besides the Jing-Well where they connect to their associated Primary Channel and Ahshi painful points which appear during movement and palpation. They are generally treated with active, superficial techniques such as shallow needling with minimal retention, massage and heat which enable continual reassessment of the movement that is compromised.


Luo Channels

The Luo are conduits for Blood and generally implicated in emotional and psychosomatic conditions or traumatic injury. They do not technically have points, except the first one where it separates from the Primary Channel and the Yuan Source point on its Yin/Yang pair. Those are given here first and last. The rest are to help trace the trajectory where points appear in the form of colour changes, bruises and sensitivity.

The sequence of the Luo of the 12 main channels is cyclical and able to transmit interiorly or exteriorly to its neighbouring division or to the Yuan Source point of it's Yin/Yang pair. The first two columns should therefore be considered a circle with movement possible vertically and horizontally with the most exterior at the top and left (the Yangming Stomach and Large Intestine, most visible by the way the face flushes with emotion). The extraordinary and great Luo are employed when the main 12 overflow.

Hand Yangming Large Intestine Luo
LI-6: 偏歴 Pianli
LI-11: 曲池 Quchi
LI-15: 肩髃 Jianyu
St-5: 大迎 Daying
St-4: 地倉 Dicang
SI-19: 聽宮 Tinggong
Lu-9: 太淵 Taiyuan

Foot Yangming Stomach Luo
St-40: 豐隆 Fenglong
St-13: 氣戶 Qihu
Du-20: 百會 Baihui
St-9: 人迎 Renying
Sp-3: 太白 Taibai

Hand Taiyin Lung Luo
Lu-7: 列缺 Lieque
Lu-10: 魚際 Yuji
Pc-8: 勞宮 Laogong
LI-4: 合谷 Hegu

Foot Taiyin Spleen Luo
Sp-4: 公孫 Gongsun
Ren-12: 中脘 Zhongwan
St-42: 沖陽 Chongyang

Extraordinary Ren Luo
Ren-15: 鳩尾 Jiuwei

Extradinary Du Luo
Du-1: 長強 Changqiang
Ex-BW-2: 華佗夾脊 Huatuojiaji
Bl-10: 天柱 Tianzhu
Bl-1: 睛明 Jingming

Great Spleen Luo
Sp-21: 大包 Dabao

Great Stomach Luo
Ren-12: 中脘 Zhongwan
St-18: 乳根 Rugen

Hand Shaoyang San Jiao Luo
SJ-5: 外關 Waiguan
LI-15: 肩髃 Jianyu
Lu-2: 雲門 Yunmen
Lu-1: 中府 Zhongfu
St-17: 乳中 Ruzhong
Ren-17: 膻中 Shanzhong
Ren-15: 鳩尾 Jiuwei
Ren-12: 中脘 Zhongwan
Pc-7: 大陵 Daling

Foot Shaoyang Gall Bladder Luo
GB-37: 光明 Guangming
St-42: 沖陽 Chongyang
Liv-3: 太沖 Taichong

Hand Jueyin Pericardium Luo
Pc-6: 內關 Neiguan
He-1: 極泉 Jiquan
Pc-1: 天池 Tianchi
Ren-17: 膻中 Shanzhong
SJ-4: 陽池 Yangchi

Foot Jueyin Liver Luo
Liv-5: 蠡溝 Ligou
Ren-2: 曲骨 Qugu
GB-40: 丘墟 Qiuxu

Hand Taiyang Small Intestine Luo
SI-7: 支正 Zhizheng
SI-8: 小海 Xiaohai
LI-15: 肩髃 Jianyu
He-7: 神門 Shenmen

Foot Taiyang Bladder Luo
Bl-58: 飛陽 Feiyang
Kid-4: 大鐘 Dazhong
Ren-14: 巨闕 Juque
Kid-21: 幽門 Youmen
Du-4: 命門 Mingmen
Kid-3: 太谿 Taixi

Hand Shaoyin Heart Luo
He-5: 通里 Tongli
He-1: 極泉 Jiquan
Lu-2: 雲門 Yunmen
St-11: 氣舍 Qishe
Bl-1: 睛明 Jingming
St-1: 承泣 Chengqi
St-5: 大迎 Daying
SI-4: 腕骨 Wangu

Foot Shaoyin Kidney Luo
Kid-4: 大鐘 Dazhong
Ren-14: 巨闕 Juque
Kid-21: 幽門 Youmen
Du-4: 命門 Mingmen
Bl-64: 京骨 Jinggu

Diverent Channels

Tantalisingly little is writen about these meridians in the classics except their pathways. From their origins at the He Sea points or major joints and the similarity of their pathways to the lymph nodes it has been suggested they are associated with autoimmunity and degenerative inflammatory disorders.

The theory is that once the Sinews and Luo have failed to contain a pathogen the Divergents represent a last line of defence before the Zangfu organs are attacked directly. The Divergents hold it latent using our body's resources to maintain the pathogen in latency. Their sequence is therefore in order of the resources used to maintain this latency, written in parentheses and descending from left to right, then top to bottom. Diagnosis may be made by degeneration along the trajectory, inflammation of the associated organs or depletion of the corresponding substance. The aim of treatment is often maintenance of latency by nourishing the substances being depleted although ejection protocols exist for patients who are strong enough to attempt them.

These connect the deepest Yuan Source level and most superficial Wei Defensive level so additional points that connect to these can also be added to direct the treatment such as Yuan Source, front or back Shu, front Mu, He sea, Hui meeting, Ren, Du, Kidney, San Jiao, Jing Well, Xi cleft and ah shi painful points.

Bladder (Essence, Jing) Divergent
Bl-40: 委中 Weizhong
Bl-36: 承扶 Chengfu
Du-1: 長強 Changqiang
Bl-32: 次髎 Ciliao
Ren-3: 中極 Zhongji
Ren-4: 關元 Guanyuan
Bl-28: 膀胱俞 Pangguangshu
Ex-BW-2: 華佗夾脊 Huatuojiaji
Du-4: 命門 Mingmen
Bl-23: 腎俞 Shenshu
Du-11: 神道 Shendao
Bl-15: 心俞 Xin Shu
Bl-44: 神堂 Shentang
Ren-17: 膻中 Shanzhong
Bl-10: 天柱 Tianzhu

Kidney (Essence, Jing) Divergent
Bl-40: 委中 Weizhong
Kid-10: 陰谷 Yingu
Bl-36: 承扶 Chengfu
Du-1: 長強 Changqiang
Bl-32: 次髎 Ciliao
Ren-3: 中極 Zhongji
Ren-4: 關元 Guanyuan
Bl-28: 膀胱俞 Pangguangshu
Du-4: 命門 Mingmen
Bl-23: 腎俞 Shenshu
GB-26: 帶脈 Daimai
Sp-15: 大横 Daheng
St-25: 天樞 Tianshu
Kid-16: 肓俞 Huangshu
Ren-8: 神闕 Shenque
Kid-27: 俞府 Shufu
Ren-23: 廉泉 Lianquan
Bl-10: 天柱 Tianzhu

Gall Bladder (Blood, Xue) Divergent
GB-30: 環跳 Huantiao
Ren-2: 曲骨 Qugu
Ren-3: 中極 Zhongji
GB-25: 京門 Jingmen
Liv-13: 章門 Zhangmen
GB-24: 日月 Riyue
Liv-14: 期門 Qimen
Ren-14: 巨闕 Juque
Pc-1: 天池 Tianchi
Ren-22: 天突 Tiantu
St-12: 缺盆 Qupen
St-5: 大迎 Daying
GB-1: 瞳子髎 Tongziliao

Liver (Blood, Xue) Divergent
Liv-5: 蠡溝 Ligou
Ren-2: 曲骨 Qugu
Ren-3: 中極 Zhongji
GB-25: 京門 Jingmen
Liv-13: 章門 Zhangmen
GB-24: 日月 Riyue
Liv-14: 期門 Qimen
Ren-14: 巨闕 Juque
Pc-1: 天池 Tianchi
Ren-22: 天突 Tiantu
St-12: 缺盆 Qupen
St-5: 大迎 Daying
GB-1: 瞳子髎 Tongziliao

Stomach (Thin Fluids, Jin) Divergent
St-30: 氣沖 Qichong
Ren-12: 中脘 Zhongwan
Ren-14: 巨闕 Juque
Ren-17: 膻中 Shanzhong
St-12: 缺盆 Qupen
Ren-22: 天突 Tiantu
Ren-23: 廉泉 Lianquan
St-9: 人迎 Renying
St-4: 地倉 Dicang
LI-20: 迎香 Yingxiang
Bl-1: 睛明 Jingming

Spleen (Thin Fluids, Jin) Divergent
Sp-12: 沖門 Chongmen
St-30: 氣沖 Qichong
Ren-12: 中脘 Zhongwan
Ren-14: 巨闕 Juque
Ren-17: 膻中 Shanzhong
St-12: 缺盆 Qupen
Ren-22: 天突 Tiantu
Ren-23: 廉泉 Lianquan
St-9: 人迎 Renying
St-4: 地倉 Dicang
LI-20: 迎香 Yingxiang
Bl-1: 睛明 Jingming

Small Intestine (Thick Fluids, Ye) Divergent
Bl-1: 睛明 Jingming
SI-18: 顴髎 Quanliao
St-12: 缺盆 Qupen
SI-10: 臑俞 Naoshu
He-1: 極泉 Jiquan
GB-22: 淵腋 Yuanye
Ren-17: 膻中 Shanzhong
Ren-4: 關元 Guanyuan

Heart (Thick Fluids, Ye) Divergent
Bl-1: 睛明 Jingming
Ren-23: 廉泉 Lianquan
Ren-22: 天突 Tiantu
Ren-17: 膻中 Shanzhong
GB-22: 淵腋 Yuanye
He-1: 極泉 Jiquan
Ren-4: 關元 Guanyuan

Triple Burner (Qi) Divergent
SJ-16: 天牖 Tianyou
Du-20: 百會 Baihui
GB-12: 完骨 Wangu
St-12: 缺盆 Qupen
Ren-17: 膻中 Shanzhong
Ren-12: 中脘 Zhongwan

Pericardium (Qi) Divergent
SJ-16: 天牖 Tianyou
GB-12: 完骨 Wangu
Ren-23: 廉泉 Lianquan
St-12: 缺盆 Qupen
GB-22: 淵腋 Yuanye
Pc-1: 天池 Tianchi
Ren-17: 膻中 Shanzhong
Ren-12: 中脘 Zhongwan

Large Intestine (Yang) Divergent
LI-18: 扶突 Futu
St-12: 缺盆 Qupen
Du-14: 大椎 Dazhui
LI-15: 肩髃 Jianyu
He-1: 極泉 Jiquan
St-15: 屋翳 Wuyi
Lu-1: 中府 Zhongfu
St-25: 天樞 Tianshu

Lung (Yang) Divergent
LI-18: 扶突 Futu
St-12: 缺盆 Qupen
Lu-1: 中府 Zhongfu
GB-22: 淵腋 Yuanye
GB-8: 率谷 Shuaigu

Extraordinary Vessels

These work at the deepest level of the Jing and function as reservoirs. They are connected with the trigrams of the I Ching and practices of personal transformation (Neidan). Treatment is a kind of deep meditation and should be reserved for people willing to engage in a meaningful way. Issues at this level are likely to involve the entire life cycle including inherited and permanent conditions where treatment may border on the spiritual rather than the medical.

These lists include the common opening points first. They were not part of the original descriptions but have become so associated with these vessels that they are often used as the sole point. It is probably better to know the pathway and restrict the points to the relevant ones on that trajectory working with one or two vessels only. Extra points are not normally needed but ones that connect to the Yuan Source level such as Yuan Source, front or back Shu, front Mu, He sea, Hui meeting, Ren, Du, Kidney or San Jiao points, can be added if necessary to direct the treatment.


Ren Mai (First Branch)

Associated with ☷ Kun and Yin. Its symptoms are various imbalances of Yin, both excess such as abdominal masses and deficiency.

Lu-7: 列缺 Lieque
Ren-1: 會陰 Huiyin
Ren-2: 曲骨 Qugu
Ren-3: 中極 Zhongji
Ren-4: 關元 Guanyuan
Ren-5: 石門 Shimen
Ren-6: 氣海 Qihai
Ren-7: 陰交 Yinjiao
Ren-8: 神闕 Shenque
Ren-9: 水分 Shuifen
Ren-10: 下脘 Xiawan
Ren-11: 建里 Jianli
Ren-12: 中脘 Zhongwan
Ren-13: 上脘 Shangwan
Ren-14: 巨闕 Juque
Ren-15: 鳩尾 Jiuwei
Ren-16: 中庭 Zhongting
Ren-17: 膻中 Shanzhong
Ren-18: 玉堂 Yutang
Ren-19: 紫宮 Zigong
Ren-20: 華蓋 Huagai
Ren-21: 璇璣 Xuanji
Ren-22: 天突 Tiantu
Ren-23: 廉泉 Lianquan
Ren-24: 承漿 Chengjiang
St-4: 地倉 Dicang
St-1: 承泣 Chengqi

Ren Mai (Second Branch)

Following the Du channel, this shows the close inter-relationship of these two channels. Reducing one can strengthen the other, nourishing one can reduce the other.

Lu-7: 列缺 Lieque
Du-1: 長強 Changqiang
Du-2: 腰俞 Yaoshu
Du-3: 腰陽關 Yaoyangguan
Du-4: 命門 Mingmen
Du-5: 懸樞 Xuanshu
Du-6: 脊中 Jizhong
Du-7: 中樞 Zhongshu
Du-8: 筋縮 Jinsuo
Du-9: 至陽 Zhiyang
Du-10: 霊台 Lingtai
Du-11: 神道 Shendao
Du-12: 身柱 Shenzhu
Du-13: 陶道 Taodao
Du-14: 大椎 Dazhui

Du Mai (First Branch)

Associated with ☰ Qian and Yang. Its symptoms are various imbalances of Yang, especially fevers and imbalances of the Shen.

SI-3: 後谿 Houxi
Ren-1: 會陰 Huiyin
Du-1: 長強 Changqiang
Du-2: 腰俞 Yaoshu
Du-3: 腰陽關 Yaoyangguan
Du-4: 命門 Mingmen
Du-5: 懸樞 Xuanshu
Du-6: 脊中 Jizhong
Du-7: 中樞 Zhongshu
Du-8: 筋縮 Jinsuo
Du-9: 至陽 Zhiyang
Du-10: 霊台 Lingtai
Du-11: 神道 Shendao
Du-12: 身柱 Shenzhu
Du-13: 陶道 Taodao
Du-14: 大椎 Dazhui
Du-15: 啞門 Yamen
Du-16: 風府 Fengfu
Du-17: 腦戶 Naohu
Du-18: 強間 Qiangjian
Du-19: 後頂 Houding
Du-20: 百會 Baihui
Du-21: 前頂 Qianding
Du-22: 囟會 Xinhui
Du-23: 上星 Shangxing
Du-24: 神庭 Shenting
Du-25: 素髎 Suliao
Du-26: 人中 Renzhong
Du-27: 兌端 Duidan
Du-28: 齦交 Yinjiao

Du Mai (Second Branch)

Following the Ren Mai, this demonstrates how we can work on the Yin to anchor the Yang.

SI-3: 後谿 Houxi
Ren-1: 會陰 Huiyin
Ren-2: 曲骨 Qugu
Ren-3: 中極 Zhongji
Ren-4: 關元 Guanyuan
Ren-5: 石門 Shimen
Ren-6: 氣海 Qihai
Ren-7: 陰交 Yinjiao
Ren-8: 神闕 Shenque
Ren-9: 水分 Shuifen
Ren-10: 下脘 Xiawan
Ren-11: 建里 Jianli
Ren-12: 中脘 Zhongwan
Ren-13: 上脘 Shangwan
Ren-14: 巨闕 Juque
Ren-15: 鳩尾 Jiuwei
Ren-16: 中庭 Zhongting
Ren-17: 膻中 Shanzhong
Ren-18: 玉堂 Yutang
Ren-19: 紫宮 Zigong
Ren-20: 華蓋 Huagai
Ren-21: 璇璣 Xuanji
Ren-22: 天突 Tiantu
Ren-23: 廉泉 Lianquan
Ren-24: 承漿 Chengjiang
St-4: 地倉 Dicang
St-1: 承泣 Chengqi
Du Mai (Third Branch)

This branch of the Du Mai is mainly concerned with symptoms of Wind and Heat in the head, brain and sensory orifices.

SI-3: 後谿 Houxi
Bl-1: 睛明 Jingming
Du-20: 百會 Baihui
Du-16: 風府 Fengfu
Ex-BW-2: 華佗夾脊 Huatuojiaji
Bl-23: 腎俞 Shenshu

Du Mai (Fourth Branch)

Concerned with the ability to uphold Yang and so indicated where Yang is sinking.

SI-3: 後谿 Houxi
Ren-1: 會陰 Huiyin
Du-1: 長強 Changqiang
Bl-35: 會陽 Huiyang
Bl-23: 腎俞 Shenshu

Chong Mai (First Branch)

Associated with ☲ Li, Fire. Its symptoms revolve around agitation and rebellious movement along its trajectory, usually manifesting as Heat flaring upwards to agitate the chest, head, face with Cold in the abdomen, uterus and limbs.

Sp-4: 公孫 Gongsun
Ren-2: 曲骨 Qugu
Kid-11: 橫骨 Henggu
St-30: 氣沖 Qichong
Sp-12: 沖門 Chongmen
Kid-12: 大赫 Dahe
Kid-13: 氣穴 Qixue
Kid-14: 四滿 Siman
Kid-15: 中注 Zhongzhu
Kid-16: 肓俞 Huangshu
Kid-17: 商曲 Shangqu
Kid-18: 石關 Shiguan
Kid-19: 陰都 Yindu
Kid-20: 腹通谷 Futonggu
Kid-21: 幽門 Youmen

Chong Mai (Second Branch)

While the first branch deals with the Lower and Middle Jiao Yang escaping and surging upwards, this branch deals with the Upper Jiao symptoms of Heat rebelling upwards such as agitation and chest oppression.

Sp-4: 公孫 Gongsun
Kid-22: 步廊 Bulang
Kid-23: 神封 Shenfeng
Kid-24: 靈墟 Lingxu
Kid-25: 神藏 Shencang
Kid-26: 彧中 Yuzhong
Kid-27: 俞府 Shufu
Ren-22: 天突 Tiantu
Ren-23: 廉泉 Lianquan
St-1: 承泣 Chengqi
Pc-6: 內關 Neiguan

Chong Mai (Third Branch)

This branch connects to the Du where it receives Yang Qi to move Blood. It is concerned all manner of Blood stasis patterns especially around the lower Jiao.

Sp-4: 公孫 Gongsun
Ren-2: 曲骨 Qugu
St-30: 氣沖 Qichong
GB-26: 帶脈 Daimai
Du-1: 長強 Changqiang
Du-4: 命門 Mingmen
Bl-17: 膈俞 Geshu
SI-3: 後谿 Houxi
GB-41: 足臨泣 Zulinqi

Chong Mai (Fourth Branch)

Travels down to connect with the opening point at Sp-4. It raises Kidney Yang to assist the ascent of Spleen Qi and support the posture so may be indicated in any disorders of this kind. It is generally treated with Moxa.

Sp-4: 公孫 Gongsun
Kid-11: 橫骨 Henggu
Kid-10: 陰谷 Yingu
Bl-40: 委中 Weizhong
Kid-3: 太谿 Taixi
Kid-1: 涌泉 Yongquan
Kid-6: 照海 Zhaohai

Chong Mai (Fifth Branch)

Concerned with nourishing postnatal Qi in order to support the generation of Blood. It includes both Sea of Water and Grain points and treats deficiency of Spleen Qi failing to generate Liver Blood.

Sp-4: 公孫 Gongsun
St-30: 氣沖 Qichong
St-36: 足三里 Zusanli
St-37: 上巨虛 Shangjuxu
St-39: 下巨虛 Xiajuxu
St-42: 沖陽 Chongyang

Dai Mai (Consolidating)

Associated with ☵ Kan, Water. Its symptoms are related to Dampness around the lower abdomen such as discharge.

GB-41: 足臨泣 Zulinqi
Du-4: 命門 Mingmen
Bl-23: 腎俞 Shenshu
Bl-52: 志室 Zhishi
Liv-13: 章門 Zhangmen
GB-26: 帶脈 Daimai
Sp-15: 大横 Daheng
St-25: 天樞 Tianshu
Kid-16: 肓俞 Huangshu
Ren-8: 神闕 Shenque
Dai Mai (Draining)

While the consolidating branch is concerned with supporting the ability to hold fluids, the draining branch is concerned with expelling Damp pathogens from the lower Jiao.

GB-41: 足臨泣 Zulinqi
Liv-13: 章門 Zhangmen
GB-26: 帶脈 Daimai
GB-27: 五樞 Wushu
GB-28: 維道 Weidao

Yin Wei Mai

Associated with ☱ Tui and Joy. It is concerned with linking the Yin meridians together allowing Qi and Blood to move between them so its pathology tends to be physical or emotional Heart pain (Blood stasis) and failure to move on from the past.

Pc-6: 內關 Neiguan
Kid-9: 築賓 Zhibin
Sp-13: 府舍 Fushe
Sp-15: 大横 Daheng
Sp-16: 腹哀 Fuhai
Liv-14: 期門 Qimen
Ren-22: 天突 Tiantu
Ren-23: 廉泉 Lianquan

Yang Wei Mai

Associated with ☳ Zhen, Thunder and arousal of movement. It links the Yang meridians allowing Qi and Blood to move between them so its pathology tend towards stiffness, pain, fever and chills (Shaoyang Qi stagnation) and inability to adjust to transitions in life.

SJ-5: 外關 Waiguan
Bl-63: 金門 Jinmen
GB-35: 陽交 Yangqiao
GB-29: 居髎 Juliao
LI-14: 臂臑 Binao
SJ-13: 臑會 Naohui
SJ-15: 天髎 Tianliao
GB-21: 肩井 Jianjing
SI-10: 臑俞 Naoshu
GB-20: 風池 Fengchi
Du-15: 啞門 Yamen
Du-16: 風府 Fengfu
GB-19: 腦空 Naokong
GB-18: 承靈 Chengling
GB-17: 正營 Zhengying
GB-16: 目窗 Muchuang
GB-15: 頭臨泣 Toulinqi
GB-14: 陽白 Yangbai
GB-13: 本神 Benshen

Yin Qiao Mai

Associated with ☴ Xun, Wind and gentle movement. The Qiao Mai are connected with movement of the entire body so their pathology tends towards problems in movement. The Yin Qiao Mai suffers from Cold and Dampness inhibiting action causing somnolence, Cold-Damp eye problems and excessive introspection; all inabilities to project movement outward and connect with the world.

Kid-6: 照海 Zhaohai
Kid-2: 然谷 Rangu
Kid-8: 交信 Jiaoxin
Kid-11: 橫骨 Henggu
Kid-12: 大赫 Dahe
Kid-13: 氣穴 Qixue
Kid-14: 四滿 Siman
Kid-15: 中注 Zhongzhu
Kid-16: 肓俞 Huangshu
Kid-17: 商曲 Shangqu
Kid-18: 石關 Shiguan
Kid-19: 陰都 Yindu
Kid-20: 腹通谷 Futonggu
Kid-21: 幽門 Youmen
Kid-22: 步廊 Bulang
Kid-23: 神封 Shenfeng
Kid-24: 靈墟 Lingxu
Kid-25: 神藏 Shencang
Kid-26: 彧中 Yuzhong
Kid-27: 俞府 Shufu
St-12: 缺盆 Qupen
St-9: 人迎 Renying
St-4: 地倉 Dicang
St-3: 巨髎 Juliao
St-1: 承泣 Chengqi
Bl-1: 睛明 Jingming
GB-20: 風池 Fengchi

Yang Qiao Mai

Associated with ☳ Gen, Mountain associated with stillness. Here movement is affected by stagnation and Heat making its pathology related to insomnia, red eyes, tight musculature and an inability to switch off from focusing on outer world.

Bl-62: 申脈 Shenmai
Bl-61: 僕參 Pucan
Bl-59: 跗陽 Fuyang
GB-29: 居髎 Juliao
SI-10: 臑俞 Naoshu
LI-16: 巨骨 Jugu
LI-15: 肩髃 Jianyu
GB-20: 風池 Fengchi
St-3: 巨髎 Juliao
St-4: 地倉 Dicang
St-1: 承泣 Chengqi
Bl-1: 睛明 Jingming

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