**Acupuncture points to avoid during pregnancy. Please check with a qualified practitioner regarding the use of any of these points.**

The list at the back of the VHS manual refers to Needling, Moxibustion and Dermal Hammer. Because we are holding the points for a long time (20-30 mins) would you recommend that we avoid all the points on the list? Can the points be used as an activation at all?

From David Corby:

"The key points that are usually said to be contraindicated and avoided are at the top of the list (in the VHS Manual). In particular, stay away from LI4, Bl60, Bl67, and Sp channel. However I normally avoid the points labelled Acupunctureeven when doing acupressurejust to be safe."

The points David suggests to avoid are labelled as Contraindicated in this acupuncture database. These seven points are often referred to as forbidden points.

For other points labeled as Acupuncture , use caution based on the health and history of the client.

The Needling list in the VHS Manual refers to all lumbar, coccyx, epigastric and hypogastric points. The following points are relevant to those areas.

### All Lumbar

Bl-22 to Bl-35 and Bl-51 to Bl-35

Du-3 to Du-5

### All Coccyx

Bl-32, Bl-35, Du-1, Du-2

### All Epigastric

Ki-17 to Ki-21

St-19 to St-24

Ren-9 to Ren-15

### All Hypogastric

Ki-11 to Ki-16

St-25 to St-30

Ren-1 to Ren-8

Point | Forbidden in Pregnancy? | Special Point |
---|---|---|

LI-4 | At No TimeAcupunctureContraindicated | Spirit PointKey PointYuan Point |

Bl-60 | At No TimeAcupunctureContraindicated | Key PointJing RiverFire Point |

Bl-67 | At No TimeAcupunctureContraindicated | Jing WellMetal Point |

Sp-1 | At No TimeAcupunctureContraindicatedAfter 3rd monthMoxibustion | Jing WellWood Point |

Sp-2 | At No TimeAcupunctureContraindicated | Ying SpringFire Point |

Sp-5 | At No TimeAcupunctureContraindicated | Jing RiverMetal Point |

Sp-6 | At No TimeAcupunctureContraindicated | Key PointMaster Point |

Lu-3 | At No TimeMoxibustion | |

LI-13 | At No TimeDermal Hammer | |

Lu-8 | At No TimeMoxibustion | Jing RiverMetal Point |

Lu-10 | At No TimeMoxibustion | Key PointYing SpringFire Point |

Ren-5 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | Alarm PointFront-Mu Point |

Ren-3 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | Key PointAlarm PointFront-Mu Point |

Ren-6 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | Spirit PointKey Point |

Ren-7 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | Key Point |

Ren-4 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | Spirit PointKey PointAlarm PointFront-Mu Point |

Ren-8 | After 1st monthAcupunctureAfter 8th monthDermal Hammer | Spirit Point |

Gb-2 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | Key Point |

Bl-33 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | |

Bl-32 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | |

Bl-31 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | |

St-1 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | Key Point |

KI-11 | After 1st monthAcupunctureAfter 4th monthDermal Hammer | |

Bl-36 | After 1st monthAcupunctureAfter 5th monthMoxibustion | |

Bl-37 | After 1st monthAcupunctureAfter 5th monthMoxibustion | |

Bl-40 | After 1st monthAcupunctureAfter 5th monthMoxibustion | Key PointHe SeaEarth Point |

Ren-1 | After 1st monthAcupunctureAfter 8th monthMoxibustion | Spirit Point |

Bl-28 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | Back-Shu Point |

Bl-22 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | Back-Shu Point |

Du-2 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | |

Ren-2 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | |

Bl-25 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | Back-Shu Point |

Bl-27 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | Back-Shu Point |

St-28 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | |

St-29 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | |

KI-16 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | |

KI-14 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | |

KI-12 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | |

KI-13 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | |

KI-15 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | |

Du-4 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | Spirit Point |

Du-5 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | Spirit Point |

Du-1 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | Luo Point |

Du-3 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | |

Bl-47 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | Spirit Point |

Bl-51 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | |

Bl-34 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | |

Bl-50 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | |

Bl-35 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | |

Bl-43 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | |

Bl-45 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | |

Bl-38 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | |

Bl-46 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | |

Bl-48 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | |

Bl-41 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | |

Bl-29 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | |

Bl-24 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | |

Bl-30 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | |

Bl-42 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | Spirit Point |

Bl-44 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | Spirit Point |

Bl-49 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | Spirit Point |

Bl-39 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | Key PointHe SeaLower He Sea |

Bl-23 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | Key PointBack-Shu Point |

Bl-26 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | Key Point |

St-27 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | |

St-26 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | |

St-30 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | |

St-25 | After 1st monthAcupuncture | Spirit PointKey PointAlarm PointFront-Mu Point |

Gb-3 | After 2nd monthAcupunctureAfter 6th monthDermal Hammer | |

St-7 | After 2nd monthMoxibustion | |

St-17 | After 2nd monthMoxibustionAfter 1st monthDermal Hammer | |

St-8 | After 2nd monthMoxibustion | Key Point |

St-9 | After 2nd monthMoxibustion | Key Point |

Bl-16 | After 3rd monthDermal Hammer | Back-Shu Point |

Bl-56 | After 3rd monthDermal Hammer | |

Pc-8 | After 3rd monthAcupuncture | Key PointYing SpringFire Point |

SJ-4 | After 3rd monthAcupunctureAfter 6th monthMoxibustion | Yuan Point |

SI-10 | After 4th monthMoxibustion | |

Gb-9 | After 4th monthAcupuncture | |

Sp-4 | After 4th monthAcupuncture | Master PointKey PointLuo Point |

Pc-6 | After 4th monthAcupuncture | Spirit PointMaster PointKey PointLuo Point |

Sp-9 | After 4th monthAcupunctureAfter 3rd monthMoxibustion | Key PointHe SeaWater Point |

Sp-8 | After 4th monthAcupuncture | Xi-CleftKey Point |

SI-18 | After 4th monthMoxibustion | Key Point |

SJ-10 | After 4th monthAcupuncture | He SeaEarth Point |

Du-20 | After 5th monthAcupuncture | Spirit PointKey Point |

Bl-62 | After 5th monthMoxibustion | Master PointKey Point |

Bl-5 | After 5th monthMoxibustion | |

Bl-2 | After 5th monthMoxibustion | |

Bl-6 | After 5th monthMoxibustion | |

Bl-1 | After 5th monthMoxibustion | Spirit PointYin Qiao Mai |

St-4 | After 5th monthAcupuncture | Key Point |

Ren-10 | After 5th monthAcupuncture | |

Ren-11 | After 5th monthAcupuncture | |

Ren-9 | After 5th monthAcupuncture | |

Ren-13 | After 5th monthAcupuncture | |

Ren-12 | After 5th monthAcupuncture | Key PointAlarm PointFront-Mu Point |

KI-20 | After 5th monthAcupuncture | |

KI-19 | After 5th monthAcupuncture | |

KI-18 | After 5th monthAcupuncture | |

KI-21 | After 5th monthAcupuncture | |

KI-17 | After 5th monthAcupuncture | |

Ren-15 | After 5th monthAcupuncture | Key PointLuo Point |

Ren-14 | After 5th monthAcupuncture | Alarm PointKey PointFront-Mu Point |

St-23 | After 5th monthAcupuncture | |

St-24 | After 5th monthAcupuncture | |

St-21 | After 5th monthAcupuncture | |

St-22 | After 5th monthAcupuncture | |

St-20 | After 5th monthAcupuncture | |

St-19 | After 5th monthAcupuncture | |

St-2 | After 6th monthAcupuncture | |

Gb-18 | After 6th monthDermal Hammer | |

SJ-15 | After 6th monthAcupuncture | |

SJ-18 | After 6th monthAcupunctureMoxibustion | |

SJ-7 | After 6th monthAcupuncture | Xi-Cleft |

SJ-16 | After 6th monthAcupunctureMoxibustion | |

Lu-7 | After 6th monthAcupuncture | Master PointKey PointLuo Point |

SJ-5 | After 6th monthAcupuncture | Spirit PointMaster PointKey PointLuo Point |

St-45 | After 6th monthAcupuncture | Jing WellMetal Point |

SJ-6 | After 6th monthAcupuncture | Key PointJing RiverFire Point |

SJ-3 | After 6th monthAcupuncture | Shu StreamWood Point |

SJ-1 | After 6th monthAcupuncture | Jing WellMetal Point |

SJ-2 | After 6th monthAcupuncture | Ying SpringWater Point |

SJ-19 | After 6th monthAcupunctureAfter 5th monthDermal Hammer | |

SJ-13 | After 6th monthAcupuncture | |

SJ-20 | After 6th monthAcupunctureAfter 5th monthDermal Hammer | |

SJ-14 | After 6th monthAcupuncture | |

SJ-17 | After 6th monthAcupuncture | |

SJ-22 | After 6th monthAcupuncture | |

SJ-23 | After 6th monthAcupunctureMoxibustion | |

SJ-9 | After 6th monthAcupuncture | |

SJ-11 | After 6th monthAcupuncture | |

SJ-12 | After 6th monthAcupuncture | |

SJ-8 | After 6th monthAcupunctureAfter 5th monthDermal Hammer | |

SJ-21 | After 6th monthAcupuncture | |

Gb-15 | After 7th monthAcupuncture | |

Gb-33 | After 7th monthAcupuncture | |

Gb-22 | After 7th monthAcupuncture | |

Gb-41 | After 7th monthAcupuncture | Master PointKey PointShu StreamWood Point |

Lu-2 | After 7th monthAcupuncture | |

Ren-17 | After 8th monthDermal Hammer | Key PointAlarm PointFront-Mu Point |

LI-2 | After 8th monthAcupuncture | Key PointYing SpringWater Point |

LI-20 | After 8th monthAcupuncture | Key Point |

Sp-16 | After 9th monthAcupuncture | |

Sp-11 | After 9th monthAcupuncture | |

Sp-13 | After 9th monthAcupuncture | |

Du-18 | After 9th monthMoxibustion | |

Du-6 | After 9th monthMoxibustion | |

Du-7 | After 9th monthMoxibustionDermal Hammer | |

Du-24 | After 9th monthDermal Hammer | Key Point |

Du-25 | After 9th monthMoxibustion | |

Du-16 | After 9th monthMoxibustion | Key Point |

Du-11 | After 9th monthDermal Hammer | Spirit Point |

Du-10 | After 9th monthDermal Hammer | Spirit Point |

Du-17 | After 9th monthMoxibustion | |

Du-15 | After 9th monthMoxibustion | |

KI-2 | After 9th monthAcupuncture | Ying SpringFire Point |

KI-7 | After 9th monthAcupuncture | Key PointJing RiverMetal Point |

KI-1 | After 9th monthAcupuncture | Spirit PointKey PointJing WellWood Point |

Sp-15 | After 9th monthAcupuncture | Key Point |

Sp-14 | After 9th monthAcupuncture | |

Sp-19 | After 9th monthAcupuncture | |

Sp-18 | After 9th monthAcupuncture | |

Sp-20 | After 9th monthAcupuncture | |

Sp-17 | After 9th monthAcupuncture | |

Sp-7 | After 9th monthAcupuncture | |

Sp-12 | After 9th monthAcupuncture | |

Sp-21 | After 9th monthAcupuncture | Spirit Point |

Sp-10 | After 9th monthAcupuncture | Key Point |

Sp-3 | After 9th monthAcupuncture | Key PointShu StreamYuan PointEarth Point |