Shu Points

Mode
EM11
Balance Type
Vibrational Healing Systems
Category
Procedure
Balance for
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He Sea
Forbidden in Pregnancy?
After 6th monthAcupunctureAt No TimeContraindicatedAfter 3rd monthMoxibustionAfter 9th monthAfter 2nd monthAfter 8th monthAfter 7th monthAfter 4th monthAfter 1st monthAfter 5th month
Sub-balance or Related-balance
Mode Category
Electromagnetic

The 5 Elements / 5 Shu Points E/M11

Each channel has five shu points that connect it with the energy of each element. The first two shu points are the two most distal points on each channel.

  • The first most distal is called the Jing Well point.
  • The second most distal is the Ying spring point.
  • For all channels other than GB the third most distal point is a called the Shu Stream point.
  • Near the wrist and ankle are the Jing River points
  • Near the elbow and knee are the He Sea points.

Each type of point, for example the Jing Well point, on each channel has similar effects.

In this balance we select one type of point (see list of the 5 shu points below – eg. Jing Well) and balance this point on each channel.

Jing Well (most distal)

GB44, St45, Bl67, Lv1, Ki1, Sp1, LI1, SI1, SJ1, Lu11, Ht9, Pc9

  • Clearing heat, restoring consciousness, rescuing collapse
  • Treat excess and heat from distal end of channel
  • Stagnation and fullness in chest
  • Disorders of the spirit

Acupuncture Points

PointBalancesDescriptionSpecial PointChannelChannel Meeting PointsChannel PsychologyConnectionsConnections (old)Connections (text ref)ElementElement EmotionsEnglishIndicationsKinesiologyNamePhysical ConditionsPoint LocationPoint PsychologySymptomsTransliteration
KI-1
Jing-Well and Wood point Key point for clearing excess in head, balancing heart fire and Liver heat
Spirit PointKey PointJing Well
Lv: Fear of change. Anger and rage. Stuck GB: Fear of disapproval leading to difficulty making choices for myself
GB, Lv
Gushing Spring
descending excess from the head calms the mind consciousness yang
Vision vestibular back pain memory menopause blood pressure sleep
涌泉
Agitation nervousness fear madness rage
Loss of consciousness, epilepsy, childhood fright, dizziness, visual dizziness, cloudy vision, vertex headache, hypertension, throat pain, throat pain with inability to swallow, loss of voice, dry tongue, nosebleed, dark complexion, running piglet qi (violent discharge of qi up the Chong Mai channel), agitation, insomnia, poor memory, propensity to fear, rage with desire to kill people, madness, heart pain, cough, difficulty breathing, vomiting and coughing blood, sudden turmoil disorder with cramps, contracted sinews, constipation, lumbar pain with difficult defecation, difficult urination, pain in the lower abdomen in pregnant women with inability to urinate, fullness of the lower abdomen, periumbilical pain, infertility, impotence, disorders due to excessive sexual activity, fullness of the lateral costal region, jaundice, diminished qi, lower limb paralysis, pain and swelling of the leg, cold sensation of the feet and shins, chronic pain and numbness of the foot, coma
Yong Quan
SJ-1
Jing-Well and Metal point Used for clearing heat, either exterior due to wind or interior heat - usually Liver heat. Tongue correlations are due to the sinew channel pathway
Jing Well
SJ: External boundaries, I do not know who I am. I am other people. I do not let people close. Intimacy. Balancing inner and outer world.
Pc, Lu, LI
Rushing Pass
upper jiao (top third of body) heat ears and tongue SJ channel and pain
Hydration – absorption of water headaches hearing
關衝
Tinnitus, deafness, earache, stiff tongue, curled tongue, pain at the root of the tongue, cracked tongue, dryness of the mouth, dry lips, bitter taste in the mouth, headache, dizziness and headache, redness of the eyes, superficial visual obstruction, throat painful obstruction, pain below mandible, congested heat of the SJ, congested heat of the upper jiao, heat in the body like fire, fever, fever with absence of sweating, chills and fever, fever with agitation, oppression of the heart with absence of sweating, heart pain, sudden turmoil disorder, no pleasure in eating, pain of the elbow and shoulder, pain of the shoulder and back with inability to turn and look backwards
Guanchong
St-45
Jing- Well and Metal point
Jing Well
Lu: Grieving over being neglected by others, or having lost connection with myself. Lost connection with spirit. LI: Letting go of the need to be praised, rewarded and accepted. Finding the value within instead of in what money can buy.
Lu, LI
Strict Exchange
heat in the Stomach channel heat calms the mind consciousness
consciousness swollen face toothache excessive hunger insomnia excessive dreaming
厲兌
mania singing stripping
Swelling of the face, heat in the head, nosebleed, yellow nasal discharge, hay fever with nosebleed, toothache, lockjaw, throat pain, cracked lips, deviation of the mouth, Fullness and distention of the chest and abdomen, excessive hunger, lack of appetite, malaria, yellow urine, jaundice, loss of consciousness, excessive dreaming, easily frightened with desire to sleep, insomnia, dizziness, mania-depression, desires to ascend to high places and sing, discards clothing and runs around, sensation of cold in the shin, cold of the lower limbs and feet, swelling and pain of the knee.
Lidui
Sp-1
Jing-Well and Wood point Sun Si-miao Ghost point
Jing Well
GB: I worry about the choices I make. I am afraid to choose. Lv: I resent always having to look after others, my mind keeps racing. I am unable to get the most out of life.
GB, Lv
Hidden White
bleeding spleen chest calms the heart mind and spirit consciousness
menstrual bleeding bleeding chest breathing insomnia nightmares & excessive dreaming consciousness
隱白
Sighing mania depression sadness childhood fright mental restlessness excessive dreaming
Uterine bleeding, excessive menstrual bleeding, blood in the urine, blood in the stool, vomiting blood, nosebleed, febrile disease with nosebleed, abdominal distension, sudden swelling of the four limbs, sudden diarrhoea, vomiting, no desire to eat or drink, difficult ingestion, agitation, heat in the chest, fullness of the chest, short breath, sighing, propensity to sadness, mania-depression, excessive dreaming, insomnia, chronic childhood fright, loss of consciousness, fever with absence of sweating, cold feet, cold sensation in the lower leg
Yinbai
Bl-67
Jing- Well and Metal point
Jing Well
Lu: I am free to learn from life, no one respects me. LI: I let go of my insecurities.
Lu, LI
Reaching Yin
wind head eyes turning the foetus facilitates labour
vision hearing promotes labour turns foetus headache
至陰
Vertex headache, occipital headache, heaviness of the head, neck pain, nasal congestion, nosebleed, eye pain, pain of the inner part of eye (near nose), superficial visual obstruction, deafness and tinnitus, pain of the lateral costal region and chest, agitation of the heart, retention of placenta, malposition of foetus, delayed labour, prolonged or difficult labour, difficult urination, painful urinary dysfunction, seminal emission, absence of sweating, heat in the soles of the feet, cramps, clonic spasm, swelling of the knees
Zhiyin
LU-11
Jing- Well and Wood point Sun Si-miao Ghost point
Jing Well
Lv: Angry at myself. I let myself down. My plans do not work out.
 GB: Angry at other people letting me down. I do not know what is right for me, Ht: I learn to love myself and others.
Ht, GB, LV
Lesser Shang
consciousness heat and the throat
throat consciousness
少商
mania fright
Loss of consciousness, sore throat, throat pain, mumps, nosebleed, dry lips with desire to drink, febrile disease with cold shivering, agitation of the heart with cough and short breath, fullness of the heart with sweating, fullness below the heart, mania, childhood fright, vomiting, pain and contraction of the wrist, pain of the thumb, heat of the palms, pain of the upper arm, pain of the front of the ear
Shaoshang
Gb-44
Jing- Well and Metal point
Key PointJing Well
LI: My past prevents me from choosing well now.
 Lu: My choices lead to grief. I grieve over lost opportunities.
Lu, LI
Yin Portals of the Foot
heat head chest lateral costal region calming the mind
point for sense organs – eyes ears tongue key point for severe or acute disturbance of head such as headaches hearing dizziness swollen and painful eye breathing pain of lateral costal region sleep and nightmares.
足竅陰
agitation nightmares
Headache, headache with agitation, stabbing pain of the head, dizziness, sudden deafness, tinnitus, redness swelling and pain of the eyes, pain of the outer canthus, throat painful obstruction, stiffness of the tongue or curled tongue with dry mouth, stiffness of the tongue with inability to speak, pain of the lateral costal region, pain of the lateral costal region with cough and inability to catch the breath, nightmares, insomnia, excessive sleep, agitation and heat of the hands and feet, irregular menstruation, febrile disease, absence of sweating, contracted sinews, contraction of the sinews of the four limbs, inability to raise the elbow.
Zuqiaoyin
Liv-1
Jing- Well and Wood point
Spirit PointJing Well
Lv: Stuck, life flows easily, I welcome change, resentment, anger.
Big Mound
qi in the lower jiao (third of body) pain genitals urination Liver qi stops menstrual bleeding consciousness and calms the mind
urination abdominal pain menstrual pain & cycle consciousness hernia
大敦
Fear fright mania depression worry oppression sighing tense with a short temper deep frustration and repressed anger
Hernia, acute pain of abdomen, hypogastric pain, pain of the umbilicus, abdominal distension and swelling, constipation, heat of the lower abdomen, swelling and pain of the genitals, pain of the head of the penis, retraction of the genitals, swelling of the testicles, painful retention of urine, blood in the urine, painful urinary dysfunction, the five types of painful urinary dysfunction, incontinence, frequent urination, irregular menstruation, ceaseless uterine bleeding, menstrual pain, bleeding from the uterus, uterine prolapse, epilepsy, loss of consciousness, acute and chronic childhood fright, excessive fright and little strength, great fear as if seeing ghosts, mania-depression, nervous tension from stress, worry and oppression, bitter taste in the mouth, sighing, excessive sleep, sudden heart pain, cramps and spasm in the hands and feet, ceaseless nosebleed, copious sweating, hernia
Dadun
LI-1
Jing-Well and Metal point
Jing Well
Lu: I let go of my grief.
Lu
Shang Yang
heat swelling pain consciousness
hearing consciousness toothache
商陽
Throat painful obstruction, toothache of the lower jaw, pain of the lower cheek, swelling of the submandibular region, dry mouth, deafness, tinnitus, loss of consciousness, fullness of the chest radiating to the lateral costal region, short breath and cough, febrile disease with absence of sweating, pain of the shoulder and back that radiates to the supraclavicular fossa, numbness and heat of the fingers
Shangyang
Pc-9
Jing-Well and Wood point
Jing Well
GB: I take responsibility for the choices I make, I blame others when things go wrong.
 Lv: I balance my needs and the needs of others, I am angry with the people who hurt me.
GB, Lv
Middle Rushing
heat in the Pericardium consciousness heart tongue summer-heat
heart brain integration speech
中衝
Injury by summer-heat, loss of consciousness, fever, fever with agitation and oppression, heat in the body like fire, headache, hypertension, pain at the root of the tongue, stiffness of the tongue, inability to speak, night-time crying in children, heart pain, agitation of the heart, oppression of the heart with absence of sweating, heat of the palms, tinnitus, vomiting and diarrhoea, epigastric pain, sudden turmoil disorder, childhood nutritional impairment
Zhongchong
HT-9
Jing- Well and Wood point
Jing Well
Lv: I see the benevolence of my heart. I am not a good person.
GB: My decisions hurt others.
GB, Lv
Lesser Rushing
consciousness heat tongue eyes throat heart qi calms the spirit
consciousness – reticular activity system eyes tongue
少沖
Mania depression fright sadness agitation restlessness sighing
Heart pain, pain of the chest and lateral costal region, palpitations, pounding of the heart, loss of consciousness, mania-depression, epilepsy, excessive sighing, fright and sadness with diminished qi, febrile disease with agitation and restlessness, pain at the root of the tongue, swollen tongue, tongue thrusting, throat painful obstruction, dry throat, heat in the mouth, pain of the eyes, red eyes, yellow eyes, jaundice, heat in the body like fire, contraction of the hand, pain of the arm, inability to extend the elbow, pain of the palm that radiates to the elbow, armpit and chest
Shaochong
SI-1
Jing-Well and Metal point
Key PointJing Well
Lu: Grieving over losing touch with self. Communicating with my soul/ spirit.
 LI: I let go of misunderstandings. I am myself around people I value.
LI, Lu
Lesser Marsh
heat senses consciousness lactation breasts sore throat
heat related conditions of eyes ears throat tongue key point for breasts & lactation consciousness coma stroke
少澤
Mania
Loss of consciousness, cold sensation below the heart, agitation with heart pain, oppression and pain of the chest, pain of the lateral costal region, mania disorder, clonic spasm, cold shivering, chills and fever with absence of sweating, febrile disease, cough, headache, dizziness, superficial visual obstruction, red eyes, nosebleed, deafness, tinnitus, throat painful obstruction, curled tongue, stiff tongue, heat in the mouth, erosion of the mouth, mouth ulcers, drooling, swelling of the breast, breast abscess, absence of lactation, levels of prolactin in the blood, stiff neck, pain of the postero-lateral shoulder and upper arm, pain of the elbow, trembling and numbness of the arm, disorders of the little finger
Shaoze

Ying Spring (2nd most distal)

GB43, St44, Bl66, Lv2, Ki2, Sp2, LI2, SI2, SJ2, Lu10, Ht8, Pc8

  • Heat in body
  • Diseases of the yang channels and zang (good at treating pathogens along channel and at distal
  • end)

Acupuncture Points

PointBalancesDescriptionSpecial PointBalance TypesChannelChannel PsychologyConnections (text ref)ElementElement EmotionsEnglishIndicationsKinesiologyNamePhysical ConditionsPoint LocationPoint PsychologySymptomsTransliterationChannel Meeting PointsConnectionsConnections (old)
KI-2
Ying-Spring and Fire point
Ying Spring
Vibrational Healing SystemsYin Qiao Mai PointsEmotions Spirit and Desitiny
Ht: Afraid to look inside self, of loving myself or not being loved by others SI: Fear of rejection, fear of change and growth
Ht, SI, Pc, SJ
Blazing Valley
deficiency heat Kidneys the lower jiao
Menstruation
然谷
Fear apprehension foreboding
Throat painful obstruction, insufficient saliva to moisten the throat, inability to speak, spontaneous sweating, night sweating, asthma, difficulty breathing, diminished qi, coughing blood, wasting and thirsting disorder, jaundice, protrusion of the tongue, fearful as if about to be apprehended, propensity to fear and fright, stabbing heart pain, nocturnal emissions, seminal emission, impotence, infertility, uterine prolapse, irregular menstruation, difficult urination, cold or damp diarrhoea, pain of the lower legs which prevents standing for long, pain and swelling of the instep, restless feet
Rangu
LI-2
Ying-Spring and Water point
Key PointYing Spring
Vibrational Healing Systems
Ki: I am afraid to let go. Bl: I let go of my need to control/ be controlled.
Ki, Bl
Second Space
wind heat swelling pain
key point for toothache sore throat dry mouth eyes and vision
二間
Fright
Toothache, pain and swelling of the lower cheek, acute weeping eczema of the face, deviation of the mouth and eye, nosebleed, inflammation of nasal passages, throat painful obstruction, dry month, cloudy vision, eye diseases, yellow eyes, febrile disease, cold shivering, acute food stagnation, propensity to fright, excessive sleep, pain and stiffness of the shoulder and back
Erjian
SJ-2
Ying-Spring and Water point
Ying Spring
Vibrational Healing Systems
Bl: I must stay in control and not let people in. Formality. Ki: I am afraid of people knowing the real me.
Bl, Ki
Fluid Gate
heat from the upper jiao (upper third of the body) - particularly face ears and eyes teeth; the ears calms the mind SJ channel and pain
calming
液門
fear fright shock raving mania
Deafness, sudden deafness, tinnitus, earache, headache, red eyes, dry eyes, swelling and pain of the throat, toothache, bleeding gums, pain of the gums, fright palpitations, raving, mania, propensity to fright, epilepsy, shortness of breath, malaria, fever with absence of sweating, pain of the arm, inability to raise the arm due to pain, redness and swelling of the back of the hand, contraction of the five fingers, weakness of the wrist, neck pain
Yemen
Pc-8
Ying-Spring and Fire point Sun Si-miao Ghost point
Key PointYing Spring
Emotions Spirit and DesitinyVibrational Healing SystemsIndividual Sprit Points
Pc: Connection with my own heart. I blame others, I am responsible, overly attached to my possessions, I may lose everything.
Ht, SJ, St
Palace of Toil
heat in the pericardium consciousness heat in the heart calms the mind/spirit stomach heat in the middle jiao the nutritive level and cools blood
Brain and emotions consciousness
勞宮
Fright anger ceaseless laughter sadness apprehension schizophrenia
Fever, coma, loss of consciousness, febrile disease accompanied by sweating which continues for days, hypertension, epilepsy, mania-depression, fright, sadness, propensity to anger, apprehension, ceaseless laughter, heart pain, pain of the chest and lateral costal region, cough, key point for all mouth ulcers, foul breath, difficult ingestion, vomiting, hypogastric masses, vomiting blood, ceaseless nosebleed, blood in the stool, haemorrhoids, dark urine, jaundice, yellow eyes, throat pain, tremor of the hand, eczema and tinea of the hand, scaling of the skin of the hand, heat in the palm of the hand, sweating of the palms, hand painful obstruction
Laogong
Sp-2
Ying-Spring and fire point
Ying Spring
Vibrational Healing Systems
Ht: I worry about those I love. Nobody loves me for who I am.SI: Afraid of rejection. Nobody feeds me love. Forgotten what joy is. Expressing my own feelings. Pc/SJ: Worried about intimacy and opening up to others
Ht, SI, Pc, SJ
Great Metropolis
spleen dampness damp-heat middle jiao (middle third of body) heat
spleen digestion vomiting diarrhoea constipation
大都
Sudden swelling of the four limbs, heaviness of the body with pain of the bones, swelling of the limbs, oppression of the chest, abdominal distension, epigastric pain, vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation, agitation when hungry and dizziness when full, agitation, insomnia, heart pain, febrile disease, cold, visual dizziness, lumbar pain with inability to turn, disorders of the big toe, heat sensation in the soles of the feet
Dadu
LU-10
Ying-Spring and Fire point of the Lung channel
Key PointYing Spring
Vibrational Healing Systems
Ht: I learn to love myself and others SI: I absorb new ideas and learn from life Pc: Grieving over my broken heart SJ: Absorbing other people’s hurt and pain
Ht, SI, Pc, SJ, St
Fish Border
throat Lung heat vomiting and coughing stomach and heart
Speech childhood nutritional impairment key point for acute asthma and sore throat
魚際
Sadness fear anger mania fright
Sore throat, dry throat, loss of voice, cough, shortness of breath with heart pain, chest pain with inability to catch the breath, heat in the body, aversion to cold, intake of alcohol leading to chills and fever, coughing blood, vomiting blood, blood in the urine, agitation of the heart, sadness and fear, anger and mania, sadness and anger, heart pain with fear and fright, yellow tongue coating, breast abscess, toothache, lacrimation, visual dizziness, genital itching, impotence with abdominal distention, headache, tetany, abdominal pain with inability to eat or drink, sudden turmoil disorder, oesophageal constriction, vomiting, childhood nutritional impairment, heat and pain of the palm and thumb, contraction of the elbow with distention and fullness of the arm
Yuji
Gb-43
Ying-Spring and Water point
Ying Spring
Emotions Spirit and DesitinySpecific Emotion Points
Ki: I am afraid of making the wrong decision. I know what is right for me.Bl: I am controlled by others. I must consult others before making a decision. I know what is right for me.
Clamped Stream
heat head ears and eyes damp-heat from GB channel liver gall bladder and swelling
swelling or congestion along channel – breast leg or cheek headaches dizziness ears and eyes.
俠谿
mania
Headache, dizziness, visual dizziness, hypertension, redness and pain of the outer canthus, itching of the eyes, deafness, tinnitus, pain of the ears, pain and swelling of the cheek and submandibular region, fullness and pain of the chest and lateral costal region, pain of the chest with inability to turn to the side, breast abscess, discharging breast abscess, absence of menstruation, hardness and pain of the hypogastrium, swelling of the four limbs, pain of the whole body, febrile disease with absence of sweating, copious sweating, mania, wandering pain, pain of the knee and thigh, swelling and pain of the lateral aspect of the knee, redness, swelling and pain of the dorsum of the foot, heat in the soles of the feet, cracks between the toes, contraction of the five toes.
Xiaxi
Liv-2
Ying-Spring and Fire point NB: repression of any of 7 emotions causes anger. NB2:  anger harder to control. NB3:  unexpressed emotions lead to anger. 

Key PointYing Spring
Vibrational Healing SystemsNeurological Approach
Lv: Stuck, life flows easily, I welcome change, resentment, anger.
 Ht: There is nothing wrong with me. I can’t love myself. I am angry at myself. SI: I learn & change. I am afraid of changing. Things only get worse.
 Pc: I am angry about being hurt.
 SJ: I am angry about being betrayed.
Ht, SI, Pc, SJ
Moving Between
liver fire liver qi liver wind heat bleeding the lower jiao (lower third of body)
headache dizziness red eyes menstruation knee & back pain urination constipation
行間
Rage key point for anger irritability need to express sad fearful decisiveness courage fear shutting eyes with no desire to look
Headache, dizziness, redness and pain of the eyes, lacrimation, eye diseases, nosebleed, thirst, burning heat of the face, dark green complexion, death-like green colour, throat painful obstruction, dry throat with agitation and thirst, clutching sensation in the throat, bitter taste in the mouth, heat in the body, propensity to anger, sadness, propensity to fright, closes eyes and has no desire to look, excessive fright and little strength, propensity to fear as if seeing ghosts, madness, insomnia, palpitations, epilepsy, loss of consciousness, chronic and acute childhood fright, contracted sinews, fullness of the four limbs, deviation of the mouth, cramps and spasm in the hands and feet, hypertension, pain and itching of the genitals, pain of the penis, sudden involuntary erection, acute abdominal pain, hernia, painful urinary dysfunction, incontinence, retention of urine, difficult urination, white turbidity, red and white vaginal discharge, diarrhoea, constipation, abdominal distension, incessant uterine bleeding, menstrual pain, inhibited menstruation, early menstruation, lower abdominal fullness, abdominal masses in women, difficult lactation, coughing blood, vomiting, pain of the heart and the liver, distension and pain of the chest and lateral costal region, pain of the chest and back, pain below the heart, much sighing, inability to catch the breath all day long, difficulty in catching the breath, shortness of breath, wasting and thirsting disorder with desire to drink, malaria, lumbar pain with difficulty in flexing and extending the back, swelling of the knee, pain of the inner aspect of the leg, heat in the shin, pain and swelling of the instep
Xingjian
Bl-66
Ying-Spring and Water point
Key PointYing Spring
Emotions Spirit and DesitinyVibrational Healing Systems
Bl: I need approval; I am free to be myself. Control. I’m in charge of my life.
Bl
Foot Connecting Valley
head lung qi stomach qi
heavy headKey point for expressing inner will and wisdom in a balanced way in life
足通谷
Mania fright
Heaviness of the head, neck pain, visual dizziness, redness of the eyes, nosebleed, sweating without aversion to cold, vomiting, undigested food (in the stool), cough and short breath, fullness of the chest with congested fluids, mania, propensity to fright
Zutonggu
St-44
Ying-Spring and Water point of the Stomach channel Ma Dan-yang Heavenly Star point
Key PointYing Spring
Vibrational Healing SystemsNutrition and Structure
Ki: Afraid of hurting others. Afraid of being alone.
 Bl: Trying to protect others by directing them.
Ki, Bl
Inner Courtyard
heat in the Stomach channel pain the intestines damp-heat calms the mind
key point for toothache pain of face eye throat key point for face pain intestines diarrhea constipation sensitivity to noise
内庭
depression desire for silence yawning
Abdominal pain, distention of the lower abdomen, bowel sounds, diarrhea, inflamed colon. blood in the stool, constipation, febrile disease with absence of sweating, cold shivering, aversion to cold, nettle rash, hives, pain of the skin of the chest, blood in the urine, aversion to the sound of people talking, desire for silence, frequent yawning, pain and swelling of the dorsum of the foot.
Neiting
SI-2
Ying-Spring and Water point
Ying Spring
Vibrational Healing Systems
Ki: Afraid to communicate what is in my heart.
Bl: I need to be careful to behave the way others expect me to. I am cautious to not show what I really feel. I have no emotions. I am numb to my feelings.
Ki, Bl
Front Valley
wind-heat swelling the eyes ears and throat SI channel and pain
Pain & redness of the eyes congested nose sore throat tinnitus
前谷
Mumps, swelling and pain of the neck, swelling of the cheek radiating to the ear, throat pain, throat pain that prevents swallowing, superficial visual obstruction, eye pain with lacrimation, bursting eye pain, red eyes, congested nose, nosebleed, tinnitus, cough with fullness of the chest, coughing blood, febrile disease with absence of sweating, thirst, difficult urination with dark urine, epilepsy, post-partum absence of lactation, stiffness and pain of the neck and back, pain of the scapula, pain and inability to raise the arm, wrist pain, heat of the palms, heat and pain of the little finger, itching and numbness of the fingers
Qiangu
HT-8
Ying-Spring and Fire point
Key PointYing Spring
Emotions Spirit and DesitinyVibrational Healing SystemsNeurological Approach
Ht: I love myself. I accept myself. I am myself around others. Other people like the real me. I am in control of my life. I do what others expect of me. 
SI: I communicate what’s in my heart
Lesser Palace
heat in heart and small intestine calms the mind heart qi Ht channel and pain
urinary disorders insomnia key point for shock
少府
shock fright sadness worry excessive fearfulness schizophrenia psychosis
Palpitations, fright palpitations, sadness and worry with diminished qi, fear, fear of people, excessive sighing, chest pain, agitation and fullness, epilepsy, itching of the genitals, pain of the genitals, difficult urination, incontinence, prolapse of the uterus, chronic malaria, cold shivering, throat pain, stiffness of the tongue, contraction of the little finger or hand, heat of the palms, pain of the arm, contraction of the elbow and armpit
Shaofu

Shu Stream (3rd most distal except GB41)

GB41, St43, Bl65, Lv3, Ki3, Sp3, LI3, SI3, SJ3, Lu9, Ht7, Pc7

  • For Yin channels – are the most important points for tonifying and harmonising their respective zang (yin organs)
  • For yang channels – the points treat disorders of their channel (not the fu)
  • Heaviness of the body and pain of the joints
  • Intermittent diseases such as malaria

Acupuncture Points

PointBalancesDescriptionSpecial PointBalance TypesChannelChannel PsychologyConnections (text ref)ElementElement EmotionsEnglishIndicationsKinesiologyNamePhysical ConditionsPoint LocationPoint PsychologySymptomsTransliterationChannel Meeting PointsConnectionsConnections (old)
Sp-3
Shu-Stream, Yuan-Source and Earth point of the Spleen channel
Key PointShu StreamYuan Point
Emotions Spirit and DesitinyVibrational Healing SystemsEmotion Master Points
Sp: worry, anxiety, over thinking, fulfilled. My best is not good enough.
Supreme White
spleen dampness damp-heat stomach qi
key point for digestion diarrhoea bone joint knee & lumbar pain chest & abdominal pain fibro myalgia arthritis
太白
Heaviness of the body confusion
Deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach, heaviness of the body with pain of the bones, oppressive sensation of the four limbs, bowel sounds, diarrhoea, undigested food in the stool, inflamed colon, constipation, haemorrhoids, pain of the abdomen, distension of the abdomen or epigastrium or the chest and lateral costal region, pain of the epigastrium and/or heart, vomiting, hunger with no pleasure in eating, febrile disease with fullness and oppression and inability to lie down, pain of the forehead, heat in the body with agitation and fullness, pain of the knee and thigh, joint pains, lumbar pain, atrophy disorder, poor memory and brain power – weakened by excessive mental work
Taibai
Gb-41
Shu-Stream and Wood point Confluent point of the Dai Mai
Master PointKey PointShu Stream
Emotions Spirit and DesitinyVibrational Healing Systems
Dai Mai: I communicate my decisions to others.
Dai Mai
Foot Governor of Tears
chest lateral costal region breasts head eyes phlegm and nodules
key point for one sided headache key point for menstruation headaches occipital and vertex pain key point for eyes and fluid in eyes key point for menstruation key point for feet temporal lobe and ears.
足臨泣
Pain of the lateral costal region, fullness of the chest with inability to catch the breath, short breath, chest painful obstruction, pain of the supraclavicular fossa, scrofula, swelling of the armpit, incontinence, headache, one-sided headache, dizziness, visual dizziness, pain of the occiput, pain of the vertex, pain of the outer canthus, redness, swelling and pain of the eyes, lacrimation, dry eyes, deafness and tinnitus, propensity to gnaw the tongue and cheek, swelling of the submandibular region and cheek, swelling of SJ-16, toothache, distention and pain of the breast, breast abscess, menstrual disorders, inhibited menstruation, pain of the hip, pain of the lower leg, fixed pain, wandering pain, swelling and pain of the feet, pain and contraction of the toes, swelling and pain of the dorsum of the feet, all disorders of the feet.
Zulinqi
SJ-3
Shu-Stream and Wood point
Shu Stream
Vibrational Healing Systems
Lv: I do not know what to do. The world obstructs my plans.GB: I resent other people keeping their distance. When intimate I lose capacity to make decisions for myself.
Lv, GB
Central Islet
heat ears head eyes SJ channel and pain
Hearing auditory integration balance headaches on lateral side of head
中渚
mania
Tinnitus, deafness, earache, one-sided headache, pain of the temples, dizziness, redness and pain of the eyes, superficial visual obstruction, throat painful obstruction, itching of the body and face, red face, red face with absence of sweating, febrile disease, febrile disease with headache, chills and fever, aversion to wind and cold, chronic malaria, mania, inability to flex and extend the fingers, redness, swelling and pain of the elbow and upper arm extending into the shoulder, numbness of the four limbs, pain of the spine at the level of the heart
Zhongzhu
Liv-3
Shu-Stream, Yuan-Source and Earth point Ma Dan-yang Heavenly Star point
Key PointShu StreamYuan Point
Emotions Spirit and DesitinyVibrational Healing SystemsEmotion Master PointsKinesiology
Lv: Stuck, life flows easily, I welcome change, resentment, anger.
 St: I let concerns over other people get in the way of my plans. I need to take care of other people first. Other people know best. Sp: Its OK to put my plans first.
St, Sp
Great Rushing
liver qi liver yang wind liver blood liver yin head and eyes menstruation lower jiao (lower third of body)
repressed emotion headache dizziness eyes sinews uterus eyes and key point for vision key point for menstruation sperm count pain & spasm defecation urination key point for hypertension brain
太沖
Fearfulness moodiness depression frustration pent-up feelings irritability premenstrual tension weepiness
Headache, dizziness, numbness of the head, severe muscle spasm pulling head back, contraction of the sinews of the hands and feet, epilepsy, childhood fright, deviation of the mouth, cramps and spasm in the hands and feet, hypertension, distension and pain of the lateral costal region, inability to catch the breath all day long, sighing, swelling of the armpit, pain of the liver and heart, distension of the heart, breast pain, epigastric or abdominal pain, periumbilical pain, pain and fullness of the hypogastrium, hernia, swollen testicles, retracted testicles, unilateral sagging of the testicle, pain of the genitals, insomnia, easily fearful, blurred vision, cloudy vision, redness, swelling and pain of the eyes, cracked lips, swelling of the lips, distension of the throat, pain of the throat, dry throat with desire to drink, internal heat with thirst, low grade fever, death-like green complexion, absence of menstruation, irregular menstruation, incessant uterine bleeding, uterine prolapse, ceaseless and profuse sweating after childbirth, insufficient lactation, incontinence, difficult urination, retention of urine, painful urinary dysfunction, oedema, jaundice, vomiting, vomiting blood, nausea, constipation, difficult defecation, bowel sounds, diarrhoea, inflamed colon, blood in the stools, severe weight loss, insufficiency of essence (semen) in men, seminal emission, insufficiency of qi, lumbar pain radiating to the lower abdomen, lumbar pain, pain of the inner and outer knee, pain of the lower leg, flaccidity and weakness of the legs, inability to walk, cold sensation in the knees and feet, cold feet, pain of the inner malleolus, swelling of the elbow, contraction of the five fingers.
Taichong
KI-3
Shu-Stream, Yuan-Source and Earth point Lung is the canopy and Kidney is the root of the tree of the body Strengthens both kidney yin and kidney yang.
Key PointShu StreamYuan Point
Emotions Spirit and DesitinyVibrational Healing SystemsEmotion Master PointsKinesiology
St: I am afraid of being myself. Fear and discontent
 Sp: I procrastinate and worry. Afraid of being alone or rejected
Sp, St and affects all Yin organs - Ht, Lv, Lu
Supreme Stream
Kidneys heat deficiency qi Lung lumbar spine
Vision hearing memory vestibular menstruation sleep backache libido key point for kidney organ
太谿
Deafness, tinnitus, headache and dizziness, toothache, nosebleed, sore throat, heat sensation in the mouth, phlegm in the mouth that feels like glue, wasting and thirsting disorder, hot disease with copious sweating, cough, cough with no pleasure in eating, wheezing, difficulty breathing, asthma, chest pain, insomnia, excessive dreaming, poor memory, heat sensation in the palms, stabbing pain in the heart, seminal emission, impotence, premature ejaculation, irregular menstruation, frequent and copious urination, enuresis, yellow urine, abdominal distension, difficult defecation, damp itchy skin lesions on the inner thigh, lumbar pain, pain of the abdomen and lateral costal region, coldness of the lower limbs, numbness and pain of the legs, swelling and pain of the ankle, swelling and pain of the heel
Taixi
SI-3
Shu-Stream and Wood point
 Confluent point of the Governing vessel (Du Mai)
Master PointKey PointShu Stream
Vibrational Healing SystemsKinesiology
Lv: I freely express my vision. I listen to my heart’s vision. Stuck expression.
 GB: I listen to what is in my heart when making choices for myself. My heart understands what is right. Gv: Other people support my views. No one thinks or feels like I do.
GV, GB, Lu
Back Stream
occiput neck and back SI channel pain wind heat malaria calms the mind brain epilepsy heat senses the Governing vessel
Key point for occipital headache one sided headache key point for neck & back pain febrile key point for epilepsy heat in ears & eyes key point for cerebral disorders
後谿
Mania depression schizophrenia. Helps in gaining strength to face up to choices and difficult decisions in life. Improves clarity judgement and strength of character
Stiffness and pain of the neck, difficulty in turning the neck, one-sided headache, bilateral headache, pain of the back and shoulder, pain of the shoulder, elbow and arm, contraction of the elbow, contraction and pain of the fingers, pain of the lumbar region and knees, hemiplegia, malaria, night sweating, cold shivering, chills and fever, febrile disease with absence of sweating, fullness of the chest, jaundice, dark hesitant urination, epilepsy, mania-depression, disorders of the Governing vessel, deafness, tinnitus, superficial visual obstruction, redness and pain of the eyes, swelling of the eyes with lacrimation, nosebleed, toothache, swelling of the throat and cheek, redness, swelling and pain of both cheeks, loss of voice
Houxi
Bl-65
Shu-Stream and Wood point.
Shu Stream
Vibrational Healing Systems
GB: I make free choices, I resent my lack of freedom, insecure, I need to consider others when making choices for myself.
Lv: I follow the plans of my heart. There is no plan.
GB, Lv
Restraining Bone
head eyes heat swelling Bl channel and pain
eye pain headache
束骨
Mania-depression
Headache, occipital headache, stiff neck, deafness, visual dizziness, redness and pain eyes, redness and erosion of the inner canthus, yellow eyes, chills and fever, aversion to wind and cold, heat in the body, malaria, mania-depression, carbuncular swellings on the back, clove sores on the back, haemorrhoids, diarrhoea, pain of the lumbar region and back, thigh pain
Shugu
LI-3
Shu-Stream and Wood point
Shu Stream
Vibrational Healing Systems
LI: Letting go. Holding on to things of value. Needing to be valued by others
GB, Lv
Third Space
wind heat throat teeth fullness diarrhoea
throat pain chronic & severe toothache fingers excessive sleep
三間
Fright
Throat painful obstruction, obstruction of the throat, toothache of the lower jaw, pain from decaying teeth, tongue thrusting, acute eye pain, dry scorched lips and mouth, nosebleed, inflammation of nasal passages, tinnitus, chills and fever, diarrhoea, bowel sounds, excessive sleep, fright, fullness of the chest, acute stiff neck, redness and swelling of the dorsum of the hand, difficulty in flexing and. extending the fingers
Sanjian
LU-9
Shu-Stream, Yuan-Source and Earth point Hui-Meeting point of the Vessels
Spirit PointKey PointShu StreamYuan Point
Individual Sprit PointsEmotions Spirit and DesitinyVibrational Healing SystemsEmotion Master PointsSocial Nervous SystemKinesiology
St: I have everything I need to learn, I learn all that I want, I have nothing to learn from others. Sp: I worry that others might see what I don’t know, I am too worried to take it all in.
St, Sp
Supreme Abyss
most important point for tonifying the lung phlegm descending function of the lung blood circulation and the one hundred vessels Lu channel and pain
key point for the lung asthma breathing vision shoulder pain
太淵
Manic raving agitation
Cough, cough with watery phlegm, asthma, wheezing, shortness of breath, much yawning, heat in the palms, dry throat, spitting blood, coughing blood, vomiting blood, agitation with heart pain, manic raving, belching, superficial visual obstruction, redness and pain of the eyes, cold shivering, toothache, swelling of the face, weakness or pain of the wrist, pain of the shoulder and back, pain of the supraclavicular fossa, pain in the inner aspect of the arm, breast pain, blood circulation
Taiyuan
St-43
Shu-Stream and Wood point
Key PointShu Stream
Vibrational Healing SystemsIN DEVELOPMENT
Lv: I need to take other people into account when planning my future. I live for others.
GB: Inability to choose because it is difficult to please everyone. Resentment and over-thinking. Over rationalization. Following logic instead of intuition.
GB, Lv
Sunken Valley
spleen oedema the stomach and intestines
key point for oedema of face abdominal distention foot pain
陷谷
Oedema, pain and swelling of the eyes, abdominal pain, abdominal distention and fullness, bowel sounds fullness of the chest and lateral costal region, belching, fever with absence of sweating, swelling and pain of the dorsum of the foot, difficulty in flexing and extending the toes.
Xiangu
Pc-7
Shu-Stream, Yuan-Source and Earth point Sun Si-miao Ghost point
Shu StreamYuan Point
Emotions Spirit and DesitinyVibrational Healing SystemsEmotion Master PointsKinesiologyIndividual Sprit Points
St: Responsibility for all my needs being satisfied. Blame others for what I don’t have.
Sp: Worry about losing what I have, worry about being responsible.
St, Sp
Great Mound
heat in the heart calming the mind/ spirit stomach and intestines chest the nutritive level and cools blood
insomnia carpel tunnel heart headache
大陵
Fright and fearweepinggriefagitationManiarestlessnessanxietySadnessexcessive laughteremotional upset that results from the breaking of relationshipssighing
Heart pain, palpitations, pounding sensation of the heart, insomnia, epilepsy, mania, manic raving, propensity to laugh (without ceasing), agitation, weeping with grief, sadness, fright and fear, pain of the chest and lateral costal region, short breath, much sighing, breast abscess, breast pain, stomach pain, vomiting, intestinal abscess, foul breath, fever with agitation and absence of sweating or ceaseless sweating, heat in the body like fire, red eyes, yellow eyes, jaundice, throat pain, dry throat, pain at the root of the tongue, eczema of the hand, skin rash, carbuncles and furuncles, splitting headache, blood in the urine, difficult urination, swelling of the armpit, contraction of the hand, pain and contraction of the elbow, wrist pain, heat in the palms
Daling
HT-7
Shu-Stream, Yuan-Source and Earth point
Spirit PointKey PointShu StreamYuan Point
Individual Sprit PointsEmotion Master PointsSocial Nervous SystemKinesiologyNeurological Approach
Sp: I love myself and connect to others. I am afraid that putting myself first will hurt others.
 St: I am not good enough to be loved.
St, Sp
Spirit Gate
calms the mindthe heartcalms the heart
key point for calming spiritimportant point for heartmemoryhyperactivityinsomniadisturbed sleepDepressionwithdrawal
神門
anxiety fear frightened apprehensive sadness ceaseless laughter joy disoriented restless dementia mania insulting
Insomnia, frequent talking during sleep, poor memory, mania-depression, epilepsy, dementia, mental retardation in children, desire to laugh, mad laughter, insulting people, sadness, fear and fright, disorientation, agitation of the heart, loss of voice, heart pain, heart rate, palpitations, fright palpitations, pounding of the heart, throat painful obstruction, dry throat with no desire to drink, vomiting blood, spitting blood, yellow eyes, pain of the lateral costal region, red face, heat of the palms, short breath with heat in the body, shortness of breath, cold shivering, incontinence
Shenmen

Jing River

Lu8, Sp5, H4, Ki7, Pc5, Lv4, LI5, St41, SI5, Bl60, SJ6, GB38) Located proximal to wrist and ankle.

  • Short breath and asthma
  • Speech and voice
  • Sinews and bones

Acupuncture Points

PointBalancesDescriptionSpecial PointBalance TypesChannelChannel PsychologyConnections (text ref)ElementElement EmotionsEnglishIndicationsKinesiologyNamePhysical ConditionsPoint LocationPoint PsychologySymptomsTransliterationChannel Meeting PointsConnectionsConnections (old)
KI-7
Jing-River and Metal point Mother point of Kidneys
Key PointJing River
Individual Sprit PointsVibrational Healing SystemsEmotions Spirit and Desitiny
Lu: Afraid of being alone. Afraid to acknowledge what I do not know. Afraid to learn from others. Afraid to face my fears. LI: I let go of my fear. Afraid to let go.
Lu, LI
Returning Current
Kidneys water passages oedema sweating damp damp-heat the lumbar region
Water retention stuttering and speech difficulties key point for abnormal sweating
復溜
Anger laughter
Oedema, urinary dysfunction, sweating, diarrhoea, distension of the abdomen with audible churning of the stomach and bowel, inflammation of the bowel, pus and blood in the stool, heavy feeling in the rectum after diarrhoea, bleeding haemorrhoids, constipation, dry tongue and parched mouth, curled tongue with inability to speak, pain in the nostrils, nosebleed, tooth decay, withered yellow complexion, propensity to anger with incessant talking, propensity to laughter, seminal emission, excessive menstrual bleeding, uterine bleeding, pain of the lumbar region, atrophy disorder of the leg, cold legs, cold and hot bones
Fuliu
SJ-6
Jing-River and Fire point Key point for clearing heat, particularly from GB and Lv
Key PointJing River
Emotions Spirit and Desitiny
San Jiao SJ