Top 12 Wellness (Maintenance) Acupuncture Points – Part 2

August 2, 2017 Trisha Han AcupunctureHighlightsSelf-Help Topics

In earlier blog, we talked about the top 6 acupuncture points that are multifunctional and extremely beneficial Here is number 7 to 12:

7) Fu Liu (also Kidney 7 or Recover Flow)

Fu Liu

Point Summary: Located along the Kidney Meridian, the Fu Liu point benefits the kidneys by tonifying Kidney Yang, opens the water passages, drains dampness, strengthens the lumbar region, regulates sweat/other body fluids, and treats edema.

Use This Point When You Have: Abdominal Distention, Borborygmus, Diarrhea, Dry Tongue, Edema, Fever Without Sweating, Leg Muscle Atrophy, Lumbar Pain, Lumbar Spinal Pain, Orchitis (Testicular Inflammation), Absence of sweat, Night Sweats, Spontaneous Sweating, Stool With Blood, Stool With Pus, Thigh Swelling, Urinary Tract Infection, Uterine Bleeding

8) Tai Xi (also Kidney 3 or Great Ravine)

Tai Xi

Point Summary: Located on the Kidney Meridian, the Tai Xi point nourishes Kidney Yin, tonifies Kidney Yang, and Regulates Qi. It is known for benefitting the lumbar region of the spine and the lungs as well.

Use This Point For The Following Conditions: Asthma, Cardiac Pain, Cough, Coughing Blood, Deafness, Dizziness, Impotence, Insomnia, Lumbar Pain, Mastitis, Irregular Menses, Nephritis, Nocturnal Emissions, Seminal Emissions,Throat Soreness, Tinnitus, Toothache , Urinary Dysfunction, Frequent Urination (Polyuria)

9) Tai Chong (also Liver 3 or Great Surge)

Tai CHong

Point Summary: Tai Chong is on the Liver Meridian, and is a point that benefits all aspects of the liver: it spreads liver Qi, subdues liver Yang, and nourishes liver Blood. In addition to benefitting the liver, this point is also responsible for expelling internal wind, clearing the head and eyes, regulating menstruation and regulating the Lower Burner (Liver, Intestines, Bladder and Kidneys).

Use This Point With The Following Conditions: Abdominal Pain, Ankle Conditions, Depression, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Endocrine Disorders, Eye Disorders, Foot Cold, Genital Pain, Headache, Hernia, Hypertension, Hepatitis, Hypochondriac (Lower Abdomen) Region Pain, Hypochondriac Region Swelling, Insomnia, Jaundice, Liver Disorders, Lumbar Pain, Irregular Menses, Mouth Deviation (Facial Palsy), Nausea, Postpartum Continuous Sweating, Seizures, Testicular Swelling, Throat Soreness, Urinary Dysfunction, Urine Retention, Uterine Bleeding Abnormal, Vertigo, Visual Disturbances, Vomiting

10) Hou Xi (also Small Intestine 3 or Back Ravine)

Hou Xi

Point Summary: Located along the Small Intestine Meridian, the Hou Xi point benefits the posterior part of the head, as well as the neck and back.  It also expels wind, calms the spirits, clears heat, and alleviates pain. Hou Xi can also be used to treat conditions such as malaria and epilepsy.

Use This Point For the Following Conditions: Arm Pain, Deafness, Eye Disorders, Fever, Finger Contraction, Headache, Lumbar Pain, Malaria, Mental Disorders, Neck Pain, Neck Stiffness, Perspiration At Night, Seizures, Shoulder Pain, Tinnitus (Ear Ringing)

11)  San Yin Jiao (also Spleen 6 or Three Yin Intersection)

San Yin Jiao

Point Summary: The San Yin Jiao translates in English to “three Yin intersection” because it is the point where three Yin organs meet: the kidney, liver and spleen channels cross here.  It regulates the spleen and stomach, the Liver Qi (stabilizes mood), menstruation, urination and the lower burner (liver, intestines, bladder and kidney).  In addition, the San Yin Jiao drains dampness, calms the spirit, invigorates the blood, benefits the genitals, reduces high blood pressure, treats skin disease, alleviates pain and can induce labor.

Use This Point For the Following Conditions: Abdominal Distention, Abdominal Pain, Amenorrhea, Borborygmus, Diarrhea, Digestive Disturbances, Dizziness, Dysmenorrhea, Dysuria, Eczema,  Edema, Failure to Discharge Placenta, Genital Pain, Hemiplegia, Hernia, Hypertension, Impotence, Infertility, Insomnia, Labor Difficult, Leg Muscle Atrophy, Leg Pain, Leg Paralysis, Leukorrhea, Menses Irregular, Neurasthenia, Nocturnal Emissions, Reproductive System Disorders, Urinary Dysfunction, Urinary Incontinence, Urticaria, Uterine Bleeding Abnormal, Uterine Prolapse, VertigoHigh Blood Pressure

12) He Gu (also Large Intestine 4 or Joining of the Valleys)

He Gu

Point Summary: He Gu is the command point of the face and mouth especially, and is located along the Large Intestine Meridian. In addition, the point strengthens defensive Qi, expels wind, restores Yang, regulates sweating, alleviates pain, and induces labor. It is the main point for pain, wind, dispersing external conditions, headache, and the head, face, throat and sensory organs.

Use This Point For the Following Conditions: Abdominal Pain, Amenorrhea, Arm Pain, Constipation, Deafness, Eye Deviation, Eye Disorders, Facial Edema, Facial Muscle Paralysis, Fever Without Sweating, Finger Contraction, Headache, Hemiplegia, Halitosis (odor in mouth), Intestinal Disorders, Difficult Labor, Mouth Deviation, Nosebleed, Parotitis, Respiratory Disorders, Skin Disorders, Throat Soreness, Toothache, High Fever associated w/ cold

The two He Gu points, plus the two Tai Chong points are called the 4 doors of your body. As you can see, the He Gu points are in the hands and the two Tai Chong points are in the feet. When doing acupuncture on all 4 of them, we call it “open the 4 doors of your body”. This way your Qi and energy will flow better in your body. When your Qi and blood flows well, you’re simply healthy.

Trisha Han




AsthmaCardiac Painconstipationcoughdepressiondiarrheadizzinessedemaeye disordersFever Without Sweatingfrequent urinationheadachehigh blood pressureImpotenceinsomniajaundiceLeukorrheanight sweatsNosebleedReproductive System DisordersSeizuresSkin DisordersTinnitus (Ear Ringing)Toothacheuterine bleedingVertigoVomiting

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Powered by and