(EX) Extra Acupuncture Points - Locations Chart

Extra Points

Below you will find location 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 66 "Extra" Acupuncture Points

(EX) Sischencong

  • (EX) Sischencong  God's Cleverness
  • A group of 4 points, at the vertex, 1 cun posterior, anterior and lateral to GV 20.

(EX) Yintang

  • (EX) Yintang  Hall of Seal
  • Midway between the medial ends of the eyebrows

(EX) Yuyao

  • (EX) Yuyao  Fish Loin
  • At the midpoint of the eyebrow in a depression directly above the pupil.

(EX) Shangming

  • (EX) Shangming Upper Brightness
  • Directly below the midpoint of the arch of the eyebrow, just under the superior border of the orbit. Below Yuyao.

(EX) Taiyang

  • (EX) Taiyang  Great Sun
  • At temple, in a depression about 1 cun posterior to the midpoint between the lateral end of the eyebrow and the outer canthus of the eye.

(EX) Erjian

  • (EX) Erjian  Ear Apex
  • With the posterior half of the ear folded forward, the point is located at the highest point of the superior crease.

(EX) Bitong

  • (EX) Bitong  Nose Opening
  • At the highest point of the nasolabial groove.

(EX) Biyan

  • (EX) Biyan  Eyes of Nose
  • Lateral to the midline and midpoint of the nose, between the hard and soft bones of the nose.

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

  • (EX) Jinjin (L) and Yuye (R)  Golden Fluid / Jade Fluid
  • On the veins on either side of the frenulum of the tongue - Jinjin is on the (L)eft side and Yuye is on the (R)ight side.

(EX) Bailao

  • (EX) Bailao  Hundred Labors
  • 2 cun above GV 14 (C7) and 1 cun lateral.

(EX) Anmian

  • (EX) Anmian  Peaceful Sleep
  • Midpoint between TH 17 and GB 20.

(EX) Qipang

  • (EX) Qipang  Navel Triangle Points
  • Using the width of the mouth as the measure, construct a equilateral triangle with the navel at the apex, the two lower angles are Qipang.

(EX) Zigongxue

  • (EX) Zigongxue  Uterus Point
  • 4 cun below the umbilicus, 3 cun lateral to the anterior midline.

(EX) Huatuojiaji

  • (EX) Huatuojiaji  Hair Clip
  • A group of 34 points, .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of T1-L5. note: "C#" refers to the cervical vertebrae, "T#" to the thoracic vertebrae, and "L#" to the lumbar vertebrae.

C1 Huatuo

C7 Huatuo

T1 Huatuo

T2 Huatuo

T3 Huatuo

T4 Huatuo

T5 Huatuo

T6 Huatuo

T7 Huatuo

T8 Huatuo

T9 Huatuo

T10 Huatuo

T11 Huatuo

T12 Huatuo

L1 Huatuo

L2 Huatuo

L3 Huatuo

L4 Huatuo

L5 Huatuo

S1 Huatuo

S2 Huatuo

S3 Huatuo

S4 Huatuo

S5 Huatuo

C6 Huatuo

C5 Huatuo

C4 Huatuo

C3 Huatuo

C2 Huatuo

(EX) Dingchuan

  • (EX) Dingchuan  Stop Asthma
  • .5 cun lateral to GV 14 (C7).

(EX) Yaoyan

  • (EX) Yaoyan  Eye of Lumbar
  • 3.5 cun lateral to the lower border of L4 (GV 3).

(EX) Shiqizhui (Josen)

  • (EX) Shiqizhui (Josen)  17th Vertebrae
  • Below the spinous process of L5 on the posterior midline.

(EX) Jianqian

  • (EX) Jianqian  Front of shoulder
  • Midway between LI 15 and the anterior axillary crease.

(EX) Erbai

  • (EX) Erbai  Two Whites
  • 4 cun above the wrist crease, proximal to PC 7 on both sides of the flexor carpi radialis tendon.

(EX) Shixuan

  • (EX) Shixuan  Ten Dispersing
  • Tips of fingers.

(EX) Sifeng

  • (EX) Sifeng  Four Cracks
  • Midpoint of the crease of each proximal interphalangeal joint.

(EX) Baxie

  • (EX) Baxie  Eight Ghosts
  • On the dorsum of the hand, at the webs between each finger, at the junction of the red & white skin.

(EX) Luozhen

  • (EX) Luozhen  Falling Down from Pillow
  • On the dorsum of the hand between the 2nd and 3rd metacarpal bones, about .5 cun posterior to the metacapalphalangeal joint.

(EX) Yaotongxue

  • (EX) Yaotongxue  Low Back Pain Point
  • On the dorsum of the hand, midway between the transverse wrist crease and the metacarpalphalangeal joint, between both the 2nd and 3rd and the 4th and 5th metacarpals (2 points on each hand).

(EX) Heding

  • (EX) Heding  Top Crane
  • In a depression at the midpoint of and superior to the patella.

(EX) Xiyan

  • (EX) Xiyan  Eye of Knee
  • Lateral (ST 35) and medial knee depressions.

(EX) Dannang Xue

  • (EX) Dannang Xue  GB Point
  • 1-2 cun below GB 34 (palpate for most tender point).

(EX) Lanweixue

  • (EX) Lanweixue  Appendix Point
  • 2 cun below ST 36.

(EX) Nao Qing

  • (EX) Nao Qing  Clear the Brain
  • 2 cun proximal to ST 41 on the ST 36 - ST 41 line.

(EX) Shimian

  • (EX) Shimian  Lost Sleep
  • In the center of the heel on the bottom of the foot.

(EX) Bafeng

  • (EX) Bafeng  Eight Winds
  • On the dorsum of the foot between the web and metatarsophalangeal joint (4 points on each foot).

(EX) Tian Dong

  • (EX) Tian Dong  Sky Movement
  • Center point between GV 14 and CV 22, below SI 16, behind LI 17 at the corner of the neck and shoulder, angling 45 degrees downward towards C7.

(EX) Yi Ming

  • (EX) Yi Ming  Eye Brightening
  • 1 cun posterior to TH 17.

(EX) Qianzheng

  • (EX) Qianzheng  One Hole
  • 0.5 - 1.0 cun anterior to the auricular lobe Indication: Deviation of the eyes and mouth, ulceration on tongue and mouth. Oblique 0.5 - 1.0.

(EX) Neimadian

  • (EX) Neimadian  Neimadian
  • Found on the inside of the lower leg, 7 cun above the internal malleolus and 0.5 cun from posterior edge of the tibia.

(EX) Shang Lian Quan

  • (EX) Shang Lian Quan On The Neck
  • 1 cun below midpoint of lower jaw, in the depression between the hyoid bone and the lower border of the jaw.

(EX) Xiao Chan Xue

  • (EX) Xiao Chan Xue Stop Tremor Point
  • 1.5 cun distal from HT 3

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