Try These Points

Go Back

All PointFinder Acupressure Points

This is the complete list of acupressure points referenced on PointFinder.org

Apply deep, probing pressure with fingertip, knuckle or soft-pointed object, such as a pencil eraser.

Acupoint 1: LI-4

Squeeze thumb and forefinger together, forming a ridge above the thumb; the point is in the middle of that ridge, just above the end of the crease formed by thumb and forefinger; good for most problems from the waist up

TCM: Large Intestine 4

Acupoint 2: Pc-6

Two thumb widths from the largest crease on the inside wrist; the point is between the tendons in the middle of the wrist

TCM: Pericardium 6

Acupoint 3: SJ-5

Two thumb widths above the outside of the wrist, lined up with the middle finger

TCM: Triple Warmer 5

Acupoint 4: Bl60

In the depression just behind the outer anklebone

TCM: Bladder 60

Acupoint 5: SP-6

One palm width above the tip of the inner anklebone, on the back of the shinbone; often used in combination with acupoint #6

TCM: Spleen 6

Acupoint 6: St-36

One palm width below the bottom edge of the kneecap, on the outside, in a depression between the shinbone and the leg muscle; effective for most problems from the waist down, especially when used with acupoint #5

TCM: Stomach 36

Acupoint 7: LU-7

Clasp your hands together (A), touching your upper wrist with your forefinger; the point is found on a line with the thumb, in a small depression (B); remembering the position of the point, unclasp your hands and apply pressure

TCM: Lung 7

Acupoint 8: LI-11

Bend your arm, hand to shoulder, and place your finger on the end of the crease on the outside of the arm; open your arm and stimulate the point

TCM: Large Intestine 11

Acupoint 9: Bl-40

Between the two ligaments, behind the knee, on the crease formed when the leg is bent; note: if you have varicose veins, don't use this point

TCM: Bladder 40

Acupoint 10: LU-11

Just behind the thumbnail, on the side opposite the fingers

TCM: Lung 11

Acupoint 11: HE-7

On the largest crease of the inner wrist, on a line with the little finger

TCM: Heart 7

Acupoint 12: LU-9

On the largest crease of the inner wrist, on a line with the thumb

TCM: Lung 9

Acupoint 13: Ren-6 & Ren-4

One palm width below the navel; another point with similar effects can be found two thumb widths below this one

TCM: Conception Vessel 6 (upper) and 4 (lower)

Acupoint 14: LU-5

On the crease of the inside of the elbow, on the thumb side

TCM: Lung 5

Acupoint 15: Pc-9

On the middle finger, just above the nail, on the side closest to the thumb

TCM: Pericardium 9

Acupoint 16: Du-14

Between the two most prominent bones of the top of the spine

TCM: Governing Vessel 14

Acupoint 17: SJ-15

On top of the shoulder, half way between the neck and the outside of the shoulder

TCM: Triple Warmer 15

Acupoint 18: St-45

Just behind the nail of the second toe, on the side opposite the big toe

TCM: Stomach 45

Acupoint 19: Gb-20

On either side of the spine, just below the base of the skull

TCM: Gall Bladder 20

Acupoint 20: Liv-1

On the big toe, the side closest to the second toe, just behind and slightly to the side of the nail

TCM: Liver 1

Acupoint 21: Kd-1

In the middle of the sole of the foot, just behind the ball

TCM: Kidney 1

Acupoint 22: St-44

Just above the place where the second and third toes separate

TCM: Stomach 44

Acupoint 23: Bl-2

Below the brow ridge at the corner of the eye nearest the bridge of the nose, just below a notch in the skull

TCM: Bladder 2

Acupoint 24: M-HN-4

Just below or inside the eyebrow, near the middle; feel for a notch in the eyebrow ridge; point should be just slightly above this

TCM: Extra, Head-neck 4

Acupoint 25: Bl-21

On the back, on a line with the elbows, about two thumb widths on either side of the spine

TCM: Bladder 21

Acupoint 26: (nostril)

Pinch the nostril, on the side opposite the septum; good for severe headache

TCM: Not available

Acupoint 27: (shoulder)

Slightly to the back of the muscle which goes from neck to shoulder, a little closer to the arm than to the neck

TCM: Not available

Acupoint 28: Bl-65

On the outside of the foot, slightly to the rear of the last knucklebone of the smallest toe

TCM: Bladder 65

Acupoint 29: SJ-17

On the back of the jawbone, just below the ear

TCM: Triple Warmer 17

Acupoint 30: Liv-3

Two thumb widths above where the big toe and the second toe separate, on the upper surface of the foot

TCM: Liver 3

Acupoint 31: Liv-2

Just above where the big toe and the second toe separate, on the upper surface of the foot

TCM: Liver 2

Acupoint 32: LI-20

On the cheek, next to the outside of the nostril

TCM: Large Intestine 20

Acupoint 33: Kd-3

Behind the inner anklebone, on a line between the crown and the tip of the heel; often used in combination with acupoint # 36

TCM: Kidney 3

Acupoint 34: SJ-14

On the tip of the shoulder; pick up your arm and look for the a dimple toward the back of the shoulder.; put your finger in the dimple, lower your arm and begin stimulation

TCM: Triple Warmer 14

Acupoint 35: Ren-14

On the center of the chest, just below the bottom of the sternum (breast bone)

TCM: Conception Vessel 14

Acupoint 36: Gb-35

Two palm widths plus one thumb width above the outer ankle bone, just behind an imaginary vertical line from the tip of the ankle bone; often used in combination with acupoint #33

TCM: Gallbladder 35

Acupoint 37: LI-1

On the index finger, just above the nail, on the side closest to the thumb

TCM: Large Intestine 1

Acupoint 38: Gb-20

Two thumb widths on either side of the spine, where the base of the skull meets the neck

TCM: Gallbladder 20

If you have not found relief, try the same points on the opposite side of the body, or go back and try a related or similar symptom or body area. If you have not used acupressure before, please see the Instructions, then click the "Body Area" or "A-Z" tab and repeat.

Go Back

Please consider a small donation to support PointFinder.

advertisements