How To Locate Acupuncture Points With Simple Measurement

Simple measurement here indicates those methods commonly used in practice for Acupuncture point location, as in the following examples:

  • To locate Tianfu (Lung Lu.3) Acupuncture point, raise the arm so that the tip of the nose touches the upper arm.
  • To locate Lieque (Lung Lu.7), interlock the thumbs and index fingers of both hands, with the index finger of one hand touching the styloid process of the other
  • To locate Laogong (Pericardium P.8) between the 2nd and 3rd metacarpal bones, make a loose fist with the tip of the middle finger touching the 1st transverse crease in the centre of the palm.
  • To locate Fengshi (Gall Bladder G.B.31), lower both hands so that the tip of the middle finger touches the lateral aspect of the thigh.
    • To locate Jianjing (Gall Bladder G.B.21.), put the operator’s hand on the shoulder of the patient, with the first transverse crease of the wrist coinciding with the lower border of the scapular spine, the thumb touching the lower border of C. 7 and the rest of the four fingers on the shoulder, with the middle finger slightly flexed. The spot where the tip of the middle finger touches is the point.
    • To locate Zhangmen (Liver Liv.13) Acupuncture point, lower the upper arm with the elbow flexed in vertical angle, the spot where the end of the elbow touches is the point.
    • To locate Baihui (Du 20), fold the ears forward and take a vertical line from their tips to the top of the head.