TCM Acupuncture Theory - Hui Meeting Points

Hui Meeting

Traditional Chinese Medicine utilizes a number of theories which group acupuncture points together based on their functions and/or other relationships. Many of these theories are important in a clinical setting and are used, along with other theory and diagnostic information, to decide which acupuncture points will be used for a given condition.

Below you find information regarding the hui meeting points. See our Acupuncture Point Categories section for a complete list of point categories.

For complete information about a single point, click on it within the chart.

Hui Meeting Points Theory and Applications

  • The Hui Meeting Points, also called the "Eight Influential Points" or the "Gathering Points," are a special set of points which have a broad effect on their related area (i.e. qi, blood, vessels, bones, etc.).
  • LV 13 - meeting of the yin organs, SP Mu
  • CV 12 - meeting of the yang organs, ST Mu
  • CV 17 - meeting of the Qi, PC Mu, moves Qi in the chest
  • UB 17 - meeting of the Blood, builds blood, resolves stagnation a/or disperses heat in the Blood
  • GB 34 - meeting of the sinews, resolves stiffness a/or contracture
  • LU 9 - meeting of the Blood vessels, stimulates circulation, tonifies LU Qi, harmonizes the Qi and Blood in the chest, stops bleeding
  • UB 11 - meeting of the bones, any bone disorder, osteoporosis
  • GB 39 - meeting of the marrow, bone disorders, mental functioning, useful post-stroke

Hui Meeting Points Chart

ZangLV 13SinewsGB 34
FuCV 12VesselsLU 9
QiCV 17BonesUB 11
BloodUB 17MarrowGB 39

There Are (8) Hui Meeting Acupuncture Points

LU 9

LV 13

  • LV 13  Camphorwood Gate
    • Assist with SP Deficient signs esp. from the LV invading the SP - pain and distention of the abdomen, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea (or alternating), bloating, undigested food in the bowels.
    • Hui Meeting Point of the Zang - tonify all Zang organs.
    • Running Piglet Disorder.

UB 11

  • UB 11  Great Shuttle
    • Wind disorders.
    • Hui-meeting point of the bones, useful with any bone or problem such as osteoporosis, arthritis, inflammation, sensation of heat in the bones, etc.
    • Useful adjunctive point to effect the lungs in cases of infections, colds a/or flus or asthma related conditions.
    • Sea of Blood Point with ST 37 & ST 39. According to the Ling Shu Treatise on the Seas, "when the Sea of blood is full, the patient has the sensation that his body is bigger than it is. One feels uneasy, and does not know the disease; when the Sea of blood is insufficient, one often feels the body is small, one feels uneasy and does not know the disease." May be useful for leukemia, anemia, said to tonify the bone marrow.

UB 17

  • UB 17  Diaphragm Shu
    • Hui-meeting Point of the Blood, useful for all Blood related conditions. Classically combined with UB 19 to create the "Four Flowers" which is used to nourish the Blood, although in clinical practice UB 18 & UB 19 may used equally as often.
    • For menstrual problems, from deficiency (scanty, light periods, amenorrhea) or stasis (dark clots, dysmenorrhea).
    • Important point for red, itchy skin disorders, from heat in the Blood: eczema, carbuncles.
    • As the "Diaphgram shu" it is useful for problems with diaphragmatic breathing or shortness of breath and other diaphragm related conditions such as belching or hiatal hernia.

GB 34

  • GB 34  Yang Mound Spring
    • Hui Meeting of the Sinews - useful for treating soft tissue anywhere in the body, contracture, cramping, pain, spasm, weakness, numbness, paralysis.
    • Sciatica and issues with the low back, hip, a/or lower limbs, knees.
    • All disorders of the lateral regions of the body.
    • Lower He Sea of the GB - effects GB organ, usually with GB Damp-Heat conditions, cholecystitis, hepatitis, jaundice, nausea, vomiting, bitter taste in mouth, gallstones.
    • Shao Yang level diseases presenting with alternating chills/fevers, costal pain, bitter taste in mouth.
    • LV attacking SP - counterflow Qi, nausea, vomiting, indigestion.
    • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Sciatic nerve issues, leg muscle issues (cramps, fatigue), gallstones.  

GB 39

  • GB 39  Suspended Bell (alt. Severed Bone)
    • Hui Meeting of the Marrow - excess or deficiency conditions effecting the bone marrow, ligaments, tendons, muscles a/or bones - pain, spasms, numbness, weakness.
    • Chronic Bi or Wei syndromes especially with KD Deficiency - thought to strenghthen immunity.
    • Neck issues, stiffness, arthritis, strain, sprain, whiplash, headache.
    • Descends rising LV/GB heat - dizziness, tinnitus.  

CV 12

  • CV 12  Central Venter
    • CV 12 is useful for middle warmer issues, whereas CV 10 is useful for lower warmer issues and CV 13 is useful for upper warmer issues.
    • ST patterns arising from an excess or a deficiency, tonify deficient SP patterns (moxa useful) - nearly all digestive issues - pain, bloating, reflux, vomiting, diarrhea, jaundice.
    • Hui Meeting Point - broad effect on the Fu (hollow) organs in the body.
    • Stress related digestive disorders (nervous Stomach, heartburn, diarrhea) along with various symptoms such as insomnia, anxiety, etc. particularly from worry and/or overthinking..
    • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used for all digestive issues and esophagus issues, also useful for weight loss.  

CV 17

  • CV 17  Chest Center
    • Main point for tonification of the upper warmer.
    • Hui Meeting Point of the Qi - tonify and move the Qi of the body.
    • Chronic lung issues - cough, asthma, SOB, diaphragmatic pain.
    • Breast issues - insufficient lactation, mastitis.
    • Chest/Throat issues (rattling in throat w/asthma, difficulty swallowing, palpitations), counterflow Qi problems - guides the Qi downwards.
    • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Important point for overall Qi (energy) in the body, useful for asthma.  

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