Jing Well Theory and Applications

Jing Well

The Jing Well Points are a subsection of the Five Shu Points within TCM Theory. They have the following general usages:

  • Jing-well Points
  • Where the Qi of the Channel emerges and begins moving towards the trunk of the body
  • Located on the tips of the fingers and toes
  • Actions & Effects
  • Restores consciousness
  • Clears Heat & Stagnation from the opposite end of the channel
  • Calms the Spirit (Shen)
  • Treats fullness below the Heart

Point Categories

What Points Are In This Category?

LU 11 Lesser Shang


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  • Extreme sore throat (may bleed point to reduce heat).
  • Revival point especially from wind-stroke.

PC 9 Central Hub

  • Jing Well Point for clearing heat in the Heart.
  • Stiff tongue, speech disorders, especially those arising after a stroke.
  • Restoring consciousness.

HT 9 Lesser Surge


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  • Jing Well Point - clear heat a/or obstruction from the opposite end of the channel, eye pain a/or redness, mouth ulcerations, sores.
  • Can be bled or needled for emotional disturbances - strong restlessness, anxiety, panic attacks, manic depression, epilepsy, etc.
  • Restore consciousness - heart attack, stroke.
  • Emergency heart attack point - strong stimulation.
  • Fullness below the heart - stagnation, pain a/or distention in the HT area.

SI 1 Lesser Marsh


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  • Breast disorders of any etiology, insufficient lactation, mastitis, breast abscess, cysts.
  • Jing Well Point, clear heat from the opposite end of the channel, for eye redness, earache, tinnitus, sore throat, stiff tongue.
  • Headache, dizziness, loss of consciousness.
  • Local point for problems of the little finger and the course of the channel - pain and/or weakness of the arm and/or shoulder.  

TH 1 Passage Hub

  • Similar to TH 3 which is used more clinically.

LI 1 Metal Yang


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  • Jing Well Point, for heat, pain, stagnation, especially at the opposite end of the channel, for eye and ear pain and inflammation, toothache.
  • Bleed for high fever, coma  

SP 1 Hidden White


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  • Any Bleeding Issues, esp. from SP Deficiency - reckless bleeding, hemorrhage, blood in the urine/stools.
  • Emotional issues esp. with aspects of worry - worried dreams, depression.
  • Possibly useful for eating disorders originating from stress/worry.

LV 1 Large Pile

  • Jing Well Point - loss of consciousness, moves Qi in the genital area.
  • Shan Disorder - swollen genitals.
  • Lin Disorders.
  • Uterine/Menstrual bleeding from excess or deficiency.
  • Emotional manifestations of LV Qi Stagnation - inappropriate emotions, depression, lethargy.

KD 1 Gushing Spring


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  • Descends excess from above, useful for LV Yang Rising or LV Fire - headaches, tinnitus, hypertension, epilepsy.
  • Cooling KD empty heat - chronic sore throat, dry mouth, low back pain.
  • Tonify KD/HT Yin - insomnia, palpitations, anxiety, poor memory, mania, rage w/desire to kill, hot flashes, night sweats.
  • Loss of consciousness, yang collapse.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to descend the energy in the body particularly after qi gong exercises, energy healing sessions, etc. Useful for headache, nausea, insomnia, etc.

UB 67 Reaching Yin


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  • Clears pain a/or stagnation from the opposite end of the channel: headache, eye pain, sinus pain, etc.
  • Use with moxabustion to adjust breech fetal position (generally indirect moxa for 10-20 minutes 1x/day).

ST 45 Severe Mouth


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  • Release heat a/or move stagnation from the channel and organ - headaches, toothaches, facial pain, sore throat, TMJ, bell's palsy, facial deviation from stroke.
  • Agitation a/or insomnia w/heat signs, excessive dreaming, loss of consciousness, manic depression - calms the spirit.
  • Moves cold in the lower limbs, shin, knee.

GB 44 Foot Portal Yin

  • Insomnia especially with nightmares - LV/GB heat rising to effect the HT (fullness below the heart).
  • Issues with the sense organs (eyes, ears, nose, mouth, tongue) related to excesses a/or stagnation - pain, inflammation, speech disorders, stiff tongue

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