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Millwoods Acupuncture Center
102, 2603 Hewes Way
Edmonton AB,   Canada

Phone: (780) 466-8683



Acupuncture reference (3)


As an acupuncturist, you learned how to choose acupuncture points for treatment. You know how to choose the acupuncture points by the distribution of meridians, by Five-element plus Wei-Qi-Ying-Xue diagnosis, by Ba Hui Xue (Eight-Crossing points), by Jing-Xin-Shu-Jing-He principles. Here are some more choices: to choose the acupuncture points by experience. Some of the experience you may have heard before. For example, to choose Jianjing point for breast infection (abscess) or use Fuliu for dry mouth or extreme thirsty. The data are from old and famous book <<Zhou Hou Ge>>. It is originally in Chinese. Clinic experience tells us that it is indeed that some acupuncture points have relatively more specific healing effects for some clinic conditions.


<< Zhouhou Ge>>


Zhiyin: for all problems in face and head;

Fengfu: for all problems in leg and feet;

Shaofu: for problems in chest and heart;

Ququan: for problems in belly (stomach area);

Zhongzhe: for problems in shoulder;

Jiaoxing: for problems in lower back and knee;

Houxi: for pain in side of body and in legs;

Taichong: for swelling in knees;

Baihui: for swelling and enlargement, in front of

Yongquan: for pain in the top of head, so pain as not be able to open eyes;

Chize: for disinformation, swelling and pain in the knees; (the healing effect will be better when combining the use of Quchi and Fengfu);

Chize: for stiff and spasm in elbow;

Quchi: for stiff and spasm in back;

Chengshan: for all kinds of piles (hemorrhoid);

Fenglong: for asthma; (acupuncture needle should be inserted deeper);

Jianshi: for madness, night sweat, psychological problems;

Lingdao: for cold feeling deeper as in bones;

Jianshi through Zhigou: for hot-cold-hot shift, e.g. clinic condition as in malaria; (with moxibustion on Dazhui), if it onsets every day, use Jingmen too. If it comes once every three days, patient feels cold first then hot, without other symptoms, use Fuliu. If he feels more hot and less cold, use Jianshi.

 Jieque: For acute epidemiologic diseases. Patient feels fever, has stiff jaws to open mouth, and has stiff neck to reverse bend the neck, and has eye steering front forwards;

 Fuliu: For acute epidemiologic diseases. Patient feels very cold in hands and feet. His pulse is hard to feel.

 Xuanzhong: with supplying technique: for cold (pulse is deeper and thin); with depletion technique: for fever (pulse is floating and big);

 Hegu: used when patient is with tight closed mount and closed eye, the condition is called Baihe Bing in TCM; If patient has ulcer in mouth and in vagina, herbs such as Huanglian and Xijiao should also be used.

 Dicang: for worms in belly;

 Yongquan: for bloating feeling in chest, without no sweat and blurring vision; Yongquan creates sweat to expel the stagnated Xue Qi in the body.

 Qimen: for hard and bloating feeling in upper middle and upper side of stomach with pain.

 Hegu: to create sweat;

 Fuliu: to stop sweat;

 Zhigou: to release stagnated Qi in the belly (patient feels bloating, may or may not have nausea, vomiting, or gas);

 Shaoshang: for condition similar to tetanus; reverse bend of body and neck, with tightly closed eye and mouth (due to muscle spasm), and with red face due to fever. If it is typical tetanus, acupuncture the broken skin area first, then acupuncture the point of Chengshan.

 Yinbao: for bloating, nausea, pain in upper stomach;

 Dadu: for chronic pain in the lower back and knee;

 Kunlong and Taixi: for chronic pain in the knee and ankles;

 Dazhu and Quanquan: for chronic arthritis;

 Zhigou: for pain in the feet and the area under the ribs;

 Weizhong: for weakness of lower back;