Extra Points - Locations Chart

Extra Points

Below you will find location 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 Locations Chart

(EX) Sishencong God's Cleverness

A group of 4 points, at the vertex, 1 cun posterior, anterior and lateral to GV 20.

(EX) Yintang Hall of Seal

Midway between the medial ends of the eyebrows

(EX) Xinming 1

Midpoint of the skin folds posterior to the earlobe, 5 fen anterior-superior to TH 17.

(EX) Xinming 2

At the depression 1 cun above the external end of eyebrow and 5 fen lateral.

(EX) Yuyao Fish Loin

At the midpoint of the eyebrow in a depression directly above the pupil.

(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 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 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 Nose Opening

At the highest point of the nasolabial groove.

(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) 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 Hundred Labors

2 cun above GV 14 (C7) and 1 cun lateral.

(EX) Anmian Peaceful Sleep

Midpoint between TH 17 and GB 20.

(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 Uterus Point

4 cun below the umbilicus, 3 cun lateral to the anterior midline.

(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 Sides of Spine at C1


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.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of C1

C7 Huatuo Sides of Spine at C7


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.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of C7

T1 Huatuo Sides of Spine at T1


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.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of T1

T2 Huatuo Sides of Spine at T2


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.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of T2

T3 Huatuo Sides of Spine at T3


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.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of T3

T4 Huatuo Sides of Spine at T4


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.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of T4

T5 Huatuo Sides of Spine at T5


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.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of T5

T6 Huatuo Sides of Spine at T6


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.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of T6

T7 Huatuo Sides of Spine at T7


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.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of T7

T8 Huatuo Sides of Spine at T8


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.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of T8

T9 Huatuo Sides of Spine at T9


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.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of T9

T10 Huatuo Sides of Spine at T10


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.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of T10

T11 Huatuo Sides of Spine at T11


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.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of T11

T12 Huatuo Sides of Spine at T12


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.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of T12

L1 Huatuo Sides of Spine at L1


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.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of L1

L2 Huatuo Sides of Spine at L2


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.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of L2

L3 Huatuo Sides of Spine at L3


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.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of L3

L4 Huatuo Sides of Spine at L4


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.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of L4

L5 Huatuo Sides of Spine at L5


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.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of L5

S1 Huatuo Sides of Spine at S1


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In the area around the 1st sacral foramen, UB 31

S2 Huatuo Sides of Spine at S2


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In the area around the 2nd sacral foramen, UB 32

S3 Huatuo Sides of Spine at S3


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In the area around the 3rd sacral foramen, UB 33

S4 Huatuo Sides of Spine at S4


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In the area around the 4th sacral foramen, UB 34

S5 Huatuo Sides of Spine at S5


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In the area around UB 35

C6 Huatuo Sides of Spine at C6


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.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of C6

C5 Huatuo Sides of Spine at C5


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.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of C5

C4 Huatuo Sides of Spine at C4


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.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of C4

C3 Huatuo Sides of Spine at C3


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.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of C3

C2 Huatuo Sides of Spine at C2


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.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of C2

(EX) Dingchuan Stop Asthma

.5 cun lateral to GV 14 (C7).

(EX) Yaoyan Eye of Lumbar

3.5 cun lateral to the lower border of L4 (GV 3).

(EX) Shiqizhui (Josen) 17th Vertebrae

Below the spinous process of L5 on the posterior midline.

(EX) Jianqian Front of shoulder

Midway between LI 15 and the anterior axillary crease.

(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 Ten Dispersing

Tips of fingers.

(EX) Sifeng Four Cracks

Midpoint of the crease of each proximal interphalangeal joint.

(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 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 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 Top Crane

In a depression at the midpoint of and superior to the patella.

(EX) Xiyan Eye of Knee

Lateral (ST 35) and medial knee depressions.

(EX) Dannang Xue GB Point

1-2 cun below GB 34 (palpate for most tender point).

(EX) Lanweixue Appendix Point

2 cun below ST 36.

(EX) Nao Qing Clear the Brain

2 cun proximal to ST 41 on the ST 36 - ST 41 line.

(EX) Shimian Lost Sleep

In the center of the heel on the bottom of the foot.

(EX) Bafeng Eight Winds

On the dorsum of the foot between the web and metatarsophalangeal joint (4 points on each foot).

(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 Eye Brightening

1 cun posterior to TH 17.

(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 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 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 Stop Tremor Point

1.5 cun distal from HT 3

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