Extra Points - Functions Chart

Extra Points

Below you will find clinical usage information for all of the "extra" points that our site has data for. You may click on a specific acupuncture point for more detailed information including the location, clinical usages, and related patterns and conditions.

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Extra Points Functions Chart

(EX) Sishencong God's Cleverness

  • Pacifies wind and calms the spirit - useful for wind stroke, epilepsy, headache, dizziness, generally relaxation.
  • Non-needle methods w/children for poor development, mental retardation, ADHD.
  • Issues w/memory or thinking, combine with GV 20 a/or GB 20.

(EX) Yintang Hall of Seal

  • Calms the spirit - insomnia, anxiety, stress.
  • Frontal headache.
  • Sinus issues - congestion, sinusitis.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Eye and sinus issues, useful point for building the energy in the head during qi gong.

(EX) Xinming 1

  • Xinming points were discovered by clinicians in the 70's.
  • A range of eye disease, macular edema, degeneration, glaucoma, etc.
  • Facial paralysis, trigeminal neuralgia, and other facial spasms (wind).

(EX) Xinming 2

  • Xinming points were discovered by clinicians in the 70's.
  • A range of eye disease, macular edema, degeneration, glaucoma, etc.
  • Facial paralysis, trigeminal neuralgia, and other facial spasms (wind).

(EX) Yuyao Fish Loin

  • Frontal headache a/or pain in the supraorbital region.
  • Disorders of the eyelids, pterygium.

(EX) Shangming Upper Brightness

  • Disorders of the eyelids, pterygium.
  • Vision issues, optic nerve atrophy, glaucoma.

(EX) Taiyang Great Sun

  • Temporal, one-sided a/or migraine headaches.
  • Eye issues - pain, swelling, redness, photophobia, visual acuity.
  • Local point for tootache, facial paralysis, pain, etc.
  • Classically mentioned in the Ode of the Jade Dragon for swelling of the breast (bleed bilaterally).
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Headaches, dizziness, eye and/or sinus issues. For migraines use with GB 20 and LI 4.

(EX) Erjian Ear Apex

  • This point is usually bled to reduce strong heat in the body - high fever, red/swollen throat, mumps, etc.
  • Hypertension.

(EX) Bitong Nose Opening

  • Local point for nasal issues - obstruction, congestion, sinusitis, rhinitis.

(EX) Biyan Eyes of Nose

  • Local point for nasal issues - obstruction, congestion, sinusitis, rhinitis.

(EX) Jinjin (L) and Yuye (R) Golden Fluid / Jade Fluid

  • Issues of the tongue - swollen tongue esp. w/difficult speaking, salivary gland issues, post-stroke asphasia.
  • Sun Si Mao indicated bleeding the point for sudden swelling of the tongue which obstructs breathing.

(EX) Bailao Hundred Labors

  • Lung issues - cough, dyspnea, asthma.
  • Local point for stiff neck, shoulder a/or back pain.

(EX) Anmian Peaceful Sleep

  • Sleep issues - insomnia, dream-disturbed sleep

(EX) Qipang Navel Triangle Points

  • Cold disorders of the lower abdomen - hernia, amenorrhea, cramping.
  • Moxa for infertility due to cold in the uterus

(EX) Zigongxue Uterus Point

  • Uterine Issues - dysmenorrhea, infertility, prolapse

(EX) Huatuojiaji Hair Clip

Used extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy.  See Tam Healing System - Huatuo Jiaji Points for details.

  • Regulate the 5 Zang & the 6 Fu.
  • T1-T3 Huatuo Points: disorders of the upper limbs and lungs.
  • T4-T6 Huatuo Points: disorders of the HT.
  • T7-T9 Huatuo Points: LV/GB issues.
  • T10-T12 Huatuo Points: ST/SP issues.
  • L1-L2 Huatuo Points: KD issues.
  • L3-L5 Huatuo Points: UB, LI, SI, Uterine & Lower Limb issues.
  • Herpes Zoster (shingles) - needle level of effected nerve segments

C1 Huatuo Sides of Spine at C1


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  • C1 innervates the top of the head and is an important juncture between the brain and body.  Affects the parietal lobe, sensory and motor areas of the brain.  
  • If patient has predominately left sided problems, then the right side of C1 will be focused on and vice versa.
  • A "wind" are in Chinese Medicine may be used for stroke, epilepsy, headache.  Can be used as an dizziness or faintness "emergency" balancing point for overstimulation from qigong, acupuncture and/or hypertension.
  • Used extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. The cervical huatuo points are not needled as often, but used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

C7 Huatuo Sides of Spine at C7


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  • C7 innervates the parathyroid gland and as it has a role in calcium utilization, this point is use dfor a range of bone problems, arthritis, bone spurs, osteoporosis, etc.  Also used locally for problems down in the arm and hands, shoulder pain, carpal tunnel, etc.
  • Used extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. The cervical huatuo points are not needled as often, but used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

T1 Huatuo Sides of Spine at T1


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  • T1 innervates the windpipe and affects the bone marrow, used for a range of lung and immune issues (with T2 and T3), a range of neck issues, releasing exterior heat (colds/flus/fever), neck and shoulder problems.  T1, T2 and T3 are used for a range of immune and autoimmune conditions within the tam healing system.
  • Used extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled and used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

T2 Huatuo Sides of Spine at T2


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  • T2 innervates the bronchus and thymus gland and is used for a range of immune issues (with T1 and T3), including symptoms such as chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia.  T1, T2 and T3 are used for a range of immune and autoimmune conditions within the tam healing system.
  • Used extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled and used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

T3 Huatuo Sides of Spine at T3


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  • T3 innervates the lung and lymph systems and is used for a range of immune issues (with T1 and T2), including symptoms such as allergies, asthma, chest pain, cough, voice issues, lyme disease, and frequent infections.  T1, T2 and T3 are used for a range of immune and autoimmune conditions within the tam healing system.
  • Used extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled and used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

T4 Huatuo Sides of Spine at T4


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  • T4 innervates the breast and influences the sweat glands and hair follicles, important point for breast cancer in the tam healing system, excessive, irregular or lack of sweat, inability to control body temperature and many skin problems, acne, psoriasis, etc..
  • Used extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled and used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

T5 Huatuo Sides of Spine at T5


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  • T5 influences the heart and pericardium systems - in the tam healing system the left side is more for heart issues and the right is more for pericardium issues.  A range of psychoemotional issues, depression, anxiety, etc. as well as cardiovascular issues, lower body edema, palpitations, chest pain, etc.
  • Used extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled and used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

T6 Huatuo Sides of Spine at T6


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  • T6 innervates the diaphragm, used for a range of respiratory issues, asthma, shortness of breath, chest pain, etc..  Also used for esophageal issues (more on the left side) including a supporting role in some types of reflux and other digestive issues.
  • Used extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled and used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

T7 Huatuo Sides of Spine at T7


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  • T7 (Left) innervates the spleen and is an important point for any blood related issues - both in terms of circulation but also in terms of disease.  Due to the role in body fluids and blood a range of issues that are more prominent at night may be indicated, insomnia, frequent nighttime urination, dream disturbed sleep and/or nightmares.  Used for esophageal issues and a range of digestive issues.  Also influences the circulation into the lower back and legs, so any issues with legs, swelling, weakness, etc. and as a secondary point for back pain.
  • T7 (Right) influences the abdominal blood vessel - used for a range of circulatory issues including raynaud's syndrome, hand and/or feet that are too hot or too cold or vasculate between the two abdnormally.  Also any systemic diseases that travel in or involves the blood, AIDS/HIV, leukemia, anemia, etc.  More strongly influences digestion and issues that are stronger from noon through the afternoon.
  • Used extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled and used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

T8 Huatuo Sides of Spine at T8


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  • T8 (Left) innervates the esophagus and is used for conditions such as reflux and a range of digestive issues worsened by poor diet and drinking too many fluids with meals.  Also useful as support points for leg and foot problems.
  • T8 (Right) innervates the pancreas and is used for blood sugar related conditions as well as a range of blood or organ related cancers, pancreatic, bone marrow, blood, hodkin's lymphoma, leukemia, etc.
  • Used extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled and used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

T9 Huatuo Sides of Spine at T9


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  • T9 (Left) innervates the stomach and is used for a range of digestive issues including gas, bloating, ulcers and heartburn as well as stomach cancer.
  • T9 (Right) innervates the liver and is used for a range of physical liver as well as liver system issues from a Chinese Medicine perspective, this includes hormonal issues such as PMS and menstrual problems, stress related digestive issues and physical liver issues such as cirrhosis, hepatitis and cancer.
  • Used extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled and used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

T10 Huatuo Sides of Spine at T10


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  • T10 (Left) innervates the gall bladder and is used for issues such as gallstones, high cholesterol and other digestive issues.
  • T10 (Right) innervates the bile duct and is used for gallbladder/bile duct related issues.
  • Used extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled and used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

T11 Huatuo Sides of Spine at T11


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  • T11 innervates the small intestine and is used for a range of digestive and assimilation issues and with related factors edema in the abdomen or lower part of the body.
  • Used  extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled and used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

T12 Huatuo Sides of Spine at T12


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  • T12 innervates the transverse colon and is used for colon issues such as constipation, diarrhea, or colon cancer.
  • Used  extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled and used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

L1 Huatuo Sides of Spine at L1


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  • L1 innervates and influences the adrenal gland, the testis or the vagina areas.  It is used for a range of hormonal issues including menstrual issues, PMS, fertility issues, sexual issues, etc.
  • Used  extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled and used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

L2 Huatuo Sides of Spine at L2


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  • L2 innervates and influences the kidneys and kidney system in Chinese Medicine terms, the seminal vesicles in men and the uterine tube in women.  The kidney system involves the thyroid, the sex hormones, the bone and bone marrow, accordingly this area is important for a range of issues including fertility, overall vitality, strength of the lower body, health of the bone and a host of other issues.
  • Used  extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled and used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

L3 Huatuo Sides of Spine at L3


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  • L3 innverates the prostate in men and the ovaries in women.  In women, then, this point may help with a range of ovarian issues - cancer, fertility and/or menstrual issues, cysts, etc.  In men this point can be very helpful for prostate problems and fertility issues.  For both it may be used for early morning diarrhea or constipation as well as a range of sexual issues.
  • Used  extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled and used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

L4 Huatuo Sides of Spine at L4


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  • L4 innervates the large intestine and is used for a range of colon issues, distention, diarrrhea, constipation, crohn's, IBS and more.  Also useful for low back and/or sciatic pain, weakness in the lower extremities, etc.  Collections of damp/heat in the lower warmer are also influenced here - such issues as leukorrhea, spermatorrhea, hemorrhoids and others.
  • Used  extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled and used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

L5 Huatuo Sides of Spine at L5


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  • L5 innervates the descending colon and is used for the entire range of bowel issues, hemorrhoids, constipation, IBS, diarrhea, etc.  The huatuo at L1 or L2, however, is often the area that is blocked with this range of issues.  This area may be used for low back pain, sciatic pain, problems with the lower extremities, enuresis, polyuria and other related issues.
  • Used  extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled and used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

S1 Huatuo Sides of Spine at S1


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  • S1 influences the ureter and is used along with S2 and S3 for a range of menstrual issues, fertility issues, PMS, etc.  May be useful for low back pain.
  • Used  extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled and used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

S2 Huatuo Sides of Spine at S2


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  • S2 influences the bladder and is used for a range of bladder issues, such as blood in the urine, or burning, as well as women's issues and reproductive issues.
  • Used  extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled and used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

S3 Huatuo Sides of Spine at S3


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  • S3 influences the external genitalia and is used for pain in the reproductive organs or other issues, genital pain, PMS, etc.
  • Used  extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled and used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

S4 Huatuo Sides of Spine at S4


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  • S4 influences the urinary tract and is used for a range of urinary disorders.
  • Used  extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled and used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

S5 Huatuo Sides of Spine at S5


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  • S5 influences the rectum and is ussed for hemorrhoids and other local issues.
  • Used  extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled and used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

C6 Huatuo Sides of Spine at C6


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  • C6 innervates the thyroid gland and is used for a range of thyroid issues - hypothyroid, hyperthyroid, etc.  Also used locally for problems down in the arm and hands, shoulder pain, carpal tunnel, etc.
  • Used extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. The cervical huatuo points are not needled as often, but used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

C5 Huatuo Sides of Spine at C5


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  • C5 innervates the areas of the larynx and pharynx, area is used for cough, tonsilitis, asthma, neck pain, snoring (often with C3 huatuo), vocal issues (loss of voice, etc.).
  • Used extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. The cervical huatuo points are not needled as often, but used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

C4 Huatuo Sides of Spine at C4


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  • C4 innervates the areas of the mouth, jaw and chin.  May be used for a range of dental issues, bell's palsy, tmj as well as shoulder tension and/or neck issues due to holding tension in the upper parts of the body.
  • Used extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. The cervical huatuo points are not needled as often, but used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

C3 Huatuo Sides of Spine at C3


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  • C3 innervates the eyes, sinuses, temporal lobe areas and and is used for a range of eye, vision and sinus issues.  In the right circumstances, combines well with Yintang and LI 4.
  • Used extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. The cervical huatuo points are not needled as often, but used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

C2 Huatuo Sides of Spine at C2


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  • C2 innervates the forehead and the frontal lobe.  The relationship with the Broca's speech area left side of C2 may be used for speech disorders such as stuttering or post-stroke asphasia.
  • Due to the relationship with the frontal lobe used for a range of anxiety and depression related disorders as well as conditions such as OCD, ADD/ADHD, PTSD, and insomnia.  Generally the left side is for more insomnia and ocd related symptoms and the right side is for more standard anxiety/depression realm symptoms.
  • May also be used for headaches, acne, sinus issues and/or visual issues, usually with other supporting points.
  • Used extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. The cervical huatuo points are not needled as often, but used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

(EX) Dingchuan Stop Asthma

  • Lung issues - asthma, wheezing.
  • Local point for neck, shoulder a/or upper back pain

(EX) Yaoyan Eye of Lumbar

  • Low back pain, especially from deficient KD

(EX) Shiqizhui (Josen) 17th Vertebrae

  • Lower back/body issues - back pain, sciatica, pain of the lower limbs.
  • Reactive in many gynecological conditions - useful local point

(EX) Jianqian Front of shoulder

  • Local point for shoulder a/or chest pain

(EX) Erbai Two Whites

  • Issues of the anus - hemorrhoids (esp. w/bleeding), anal itching, rectal prolapse

(EX) Shixuan Ten Dispersing

  • Almost exclusively used in acute or emergency situations - restore consciousness (esp. from heat stroke), epilepsy (excess wind type), coma, high fever

(EX) Sifeng Four Cracks

  • Serious digestive conditions - severe malnutrition, malabsorbtion of food, poor digestion

(EX) Baxie Eight Ghosts

  • Issues of the hand - pain, spasm, numbness.
  • Mentioned in the Ling Shu for malaria

(EX) Luozhen Falling Down from Pillow

  • Acute issues of the neck - strain, sprain, whiplash (needle on effected side)

(EX) Yaotongxue Low Back Pain Point

  • Acute issues of the low back - pain, sprain, strain (needle the same side)

(EX) Heding Top Crane

  • Knee issues - pain, stiffness, tension

(EX) Xiyan Eye of Knee

  • All knee disorders - pain, inflammation, etc.

(EX) Dannang Xue GB Point

  • Found on the (R)ight leg, useful for GB issues - acute cholecystitis, gall stones, post-surgical pain

(EX) Lanweixue Appendix Point

  • Found on the (R)ight leg, acute or chronic appendicitis or enteritis

(EX) Nao Qing Clear the Brain

  • Issues related to thinking - memory improvement, mental clarity

(EX) Shimian Lost Sleep

  • Needle or moxa to help with insomnia

(EX) Bafeng Eight Winds

  • Foot issues - pain, swelling, numbness.
  • Mentioned in the Ling Shu for malaria

(EX) Tian Dong Sky Movement

  • Note:  This point is not a standard acupuncture point, it was developed by Master Tam for use within the Tam Healing System.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to effect the circulation within the vertebral artery.  Useful for alzheimer's, brain tumors, dyslexia, MS, and many brain issues related to circulation. 
  • Falls into the category of Window of the Sky points within the Tam Healing system.

(EX) Yi Ming Eye Brightening

  • Sleep issues - insomnia, dream-disturbed sleep.
  • Eye Disorders.
  • Tinnitus.

(EX) Qianzheng One Hole

  • Facial issues - paralysis, bell's palsy, deviations of the eyes, mouth, etc..
  • Ulceration of the tongue and/or mouth.

(EX) Neimadian Neimadian

  • Post-operative pain, often used with electro-acupuncture.  

(EX) Shang Lian Quan On The Neck

  • Local issues in the area - sore throat, congestion, difficulty swallowing, stiff tongue, loss of voice.
  • May be used as a local point for obstructive sleep apnea to help open the throat.

(EX) Xiao Chan Xue Stop Tremor Point

  • Extra point used for arm tremors of any nature - parkinsons, familiar tremors, emotional tremors, etc.

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