Acupuncture Points

Acupuncture Points

Acupuncture points are colour coded to show whether they are key points or have balances. They are also marked with bands if they are to be avoided during pregnancy. Color codes (learn more here): Banded is to be avoided during pregnancy - especially ones pointing left / Red is a key point and likely has a balance associated with it Yellow has a balance associated with it Green ones are Master points Blue pins are extraordinary points White are not associated with a balance
PointSpecial PointBalancesBalance for:
LI-1
Jing WellMetal Point
Virtue Negative Aspects of Self intimacy openness warm protected spontaneous control connection propriety (appropriate action) self mastery social interaction propriety external connection balance understanding of others understood by others discernment communication insight receptive valuable connected with heaven acting rightly pure inspired self worth letting go acknowledged alone sufficiency - having enough non-attached wisdom to treat myself well wisdom overcoming fear will driven clever able to rest full of life concentration focus meeting needs inside integrating myself into the wider world altruism reciprocity adaptability nourished understand myself true giving integrity interested in others adaptable giving and receiving self-esteem vision planning benevolent patient free flexible choice guarded vulnerable isolated unsafe betrayed hurt pained controllingJing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedation Clearing heat restoring consciousness rescuing collapse excess and heat from distal end of channel Stagnation and fullness in chest Disorders of the spirit
LI-2
Key PointYing SpringWater Point
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedationallow tears to flow let go to move forward let go of old patterns purity of spirit capacity to let go fear of separation cry of sadness grief letting go of projects letting go of grief fear of letting go lossHeat in body Diseases of the yang channels zang pathogens along channel and at distal end
LI-3
Shu StreamWood Point
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedationtaking in the majesty of life celestial palace inner self Humanity BodyFor Yin channels – for tonifying and harmonising their respective zang yin organsFor yang channels – treat disorders of their channel (not the fu) Heaviness of the body and pain of the joints Intermittent diseases such as malaria
LI-4
Spirit PointKey PointYuan Point
LI-5
Jing RiverFire Point
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedationShort breath and asthma Speech and voice Sinews and bones
LI-6
Key PointLuo Point
Toxic Emotions Fear Withdrawal Anger Frustration Lack of joy Embarrassment Hurt Sympathy (Excess sensitivity) Grief Disconnect Guilt Paranoia Disconnected Resentment Confused Bitterness Shame Defensive Disgust Disdain Worthless Immobilised Pointless Secrecy Intimidating Aloof Passive aggression Seething Always looking for a new answer Lying Sarcastic Teasing Blush and hide React and push back Prickly Ingratiation Complaining Direct people to be happy Superior Snide Push people away Lack of inspiration FutileEmotionsLetting Goallow tears to flow let go to move forward let go of old patterns purity of spirit capacity to let go fear of separation cry of sadness grief letting go of projects letting go of grief fear of letting go lossQi Flow
LI-7
Xi-Cleft
Toxic Emotions Fear Withdrawal Anger Frustration Lack of joy Embarrassment Hurt Sympathy (Excess sensitivity) Grief Disconnect Guilt Paranoia Disconnected Resentment Confused Bitterness Shame Defensive Disgust Disdain Worthless Immobilised Pointless Secrecy Intimidating Aloof Passive aggression Seething Always looking for a new answer Lying Sarcastic Teasing Blush and hide React and push back Prickly Ingratiation Complaining Direct people to be happy Superior Snide Push people away Lack of inspiration Futilepain acute conditionstired with self at war with self being whole facing parts of self discomfort with self
LI-8
taking in the majesty of life celestial palace inner self Humanity Body
LI-9
LI-10
Key Point
taking in the majesty of life celestial palace inner self Humanity Body
LI-11
Key PointHe SeaEarth Point
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedationHeadache Headache and speech Sinews arms hand skin Digestion Skin throat cold Speech anger eating Lumber pain stiffness of bones and sinews Constipation lumber pain knee Short breath groaning cramps Hip and leg pain Knee and leg Vision fright fits walkingentitiesghostsBrain Integrationbraingiving receiving receiving spirit receiving from mother focus on others receive from family excess sympathy stagnation of needs repression of needs selfishness internal nourishment judging needs deserve careDisorders of the stomach and intestines Eating and drinking Points on knee influence the fu (yang organs) Skin disorders
LI-12
connection being of service to connect core connection to heart empty mind to access knowing deeper self
LI-13
taking in the majesty of life celestial palace inner self Humanity Body
LI-14
LI-15
Key Point
bear burdens strength endure holding on letting goallow tears to flow let go to move forward let go of old patterns purity of spirit capacity to let go fear of separation cry of sadness grief letting go of projects letting go of grief fear of letting go loss
LI-16
protection structure stability connect to deep core instincts intuitionconnection being of service to connect core connection to heart empty mind to access knowing deeper self
LI-17
assimilation life story vision of inner truth value truth true to inner child draw on roots grounded thinking
LI-18
Key Point
For Brainhead and throatcoughvomiting and headachewhere there is disharmony between Qi of body and headFor people not connected to their body or feelings.Body connectionassimilation life story vision of inner truth value truth true to inner child draw on roots grounded thinkingEffective communicationExpressionability to listenloss of voice
LI-19
LI-20
Key Point
assimilation life story vision of inner truth value truth true to inner child draw on roots grounded thinkingQi Flow