(EX) Extra Acupuncture Points - Functions Chart

Extra Points

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

Our site has 34 "Extra" Acupuncture Points

(EX) Sischencong

  • (EX) Sischencong  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

  • (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) Yuyao

  • (EX) Yuyao  Fish Loin
    • Frontal headache a/or pain in the supraorbital region.
    • Disorders of the eyelids, pterygium.

(EX) Taiyang

  • (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

  • (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

  • (EX) Bitong  Nose Opening
    • Local point for nasal issues - obstruction, congestion, sinusitis, rhinitis.

(EX) Biyan

  • (EX) Biyan  Eyes of Nose
    • Local point for nasal issues - obstruction, congestion, sinusitis, rhinitis.

(EX) Jinjin (L) and Yuye (R)

  • (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

  • (EX) Bailao  Hundred Labors
    • Lung issues - cough, dyspnea, asthma.
    • Local point for stiff neck, shoulder a/or back pain.

(EX) Anmian

  • (EX) Anmian  Peaceful Sleep
    • Sleep issues - insomnia, dream-disturbed sleep

(EX) Qipang

  • (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

  • (EX) Zigongxue  Uterus Point
    • Uterine Issues - dysmenorrhea, infertility, prolapse

(EX) Huatuojiaji

  • (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

(EX) Dingchuan

  • (EX) Dingchuan  Stop Asthma
    • Lung issues - asthma, wheezing.
    • Local point for neck, shoulder a/or upper back pain

(EX) Yaoyan

  • (EX) Yaoyan  Eye of Lumbar
    • Low back pain, especially from deficient KD

(EX) Shiqizhui (Josen)

  • (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

  • (EX) Jianqian  Front of shoulder
    • Local point for shoulder a/or chest pain

(EX) Erbai

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

(EX) Shixuan

  • (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

  • (EX) Sifeng  Four Cracks
    • Serious digestive conditions - severe malnutrition, malabsorbtion of food, poor digestion

(EX) Baxie

  • (EX) Baxie  Eight Ghosts
    • Issues of the hand - pain, spasm, numbness.
    • Mentioned in the Ling Shu for malaria

(EX) Luozhen

  • (EX) Luozhen  Falling Down from Pillow
    • Acute issues of the neck - strain, sprain, whiplash (needle on effected side)

(EX) Yaotongxue

  • (EX) Yaotongxue  Low Back Pain Point
    • Acute issues of the low back - pain, sprain, strain (needle the same side)

(EX) Heding

  • (EX) Heding  Top Crane
    • Knee issues - pain, stiffness, tension

(EX) Xiyan

  • (EX) Xiyan  Eye of Knee
    • All knee disorders - pain, inflammation, etc.

(EX) Dannang Xue

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

(EX) Lanweixue

  • (EX) Lanweixue  Appendix Point
    • Found on the (R)ight leg, acute or chronic appendicitis or enteritis

(EX) Nao Qing

  • (EX) Nao Qing  Clear the Brain
    • Issues related to thinking - memory improvement, mental clarity

(EX) Shimian

  • (EX) Shimian  Lost Sleep
    • Needle or moxa to help with insomnia

(EX) Bafeng

  • (EX) Bafeng  Eight Winds
    • Foot issues - pain, swelling, numbness.
    • Mentioned in the Ling Shu for malaria

(EX) Tian Dong

  • (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

  • (EX) Yi Ming  Eye Brightening
    • Sleep issues - insomnia, dream-disturbed sleep.
    • Eye Disorders.
    • Tinnitus.

(EX) Qianzheng

  • (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

  • (EX) Neimadian  Neimadian
    • Post-operative pain, often used with electro-acupuncture.  

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