This page provides just an acupuncture meridians list. From here, you click on the name of the meridian to reach a more detailed description of the meridian (channel) itself.
If you’re interested in what channels are, and whether they exist, click acupuncture channels.
To learn about the individual points, click acupuncture points.
These travel up and down the body connecting the ‘yang’ head and hands to the ‘yin’ torso and feet. Click for more on yin and yang.
However, there are other subsidiary – though still important – channels:
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Thank you for offering so much important information on your website.
I´ve read two of your books and they were very helpful.
I´d like to ask you if you would like to name the top 5, most useful acupuncture points for daily use at home.
Thanks in advance.
I’ve been struggling for the last three days to think of how to reply!
Your request poses too many questions such as,
– will you be using acupuncture on the points (daily?? – I wouldn’t recommend this!);
– for what kind of individual do you want the list (old/post-menopause/pre-menopause/man/child etc);
– what kind of previous health has there been?;
– is this for a chilly person or a warm person?;
– what time of year do you mean?;
– what’s the weather and temperature like?;
– will you use moxa or massage or something else?
I expect I can think of more!
I can tell you which points are frequently used by many acupuncturists, though looking at how I treat patients, I notice that I don’t use them much. But for each point there is a good deal of experience and know-how.
However, if you are well, ie not ill, and fear possible invasion by a pathogenic factor (especially if expecting cold and damp), some old texts advise regular moxa on Hegu (LI4)and Zusanli (St36). But I don’t do that on myself nor on any of my family. (Too busy, for one thing.) I suppose you could add moxa on Dazhui (Du 14). But I wouldn’t do this in the height of a hot dry summer.
So … sorry!
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