Primary Neuropuncture Acupoints (from the head to the extremities)

The Primary
Neuropuncture Acupoints


(from the head to the extremities)



Greater auricular Neuropuncture acupoint






















TCM CLASSICAL ACUPUNCTURE POINT VICINITY


Approximately 0.5 in inferior to San Jiao 17.


BRANCH NERVE


Greater auricular nerve. Located at the posterior border of the ascending mandible.


SPINAL SEGMENT INNERVATION


C1, C2, C3, C4.


AREAS OF INFLUENCE


Ears, eyes, lateral posterior neck, throat, temperomandibular joint disorders, eye, facial nerve, auricular branch of vagus.


RELATIVE CONDITIONS


Said nerve deficits: any cervical conditions, tinnitus, ear pathology, migraine, temperomandibular joint disorders, trigeminal neuralgia, upper extremity paresthesia, headaches.


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Figure 6.1 Greater auricular Neuropuncture acupoint


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Figure 6.2 Greater auricular nerves


Infraorbital Neuropuncture acupoint






















TCM CLASSICAL ACUPUNCTURE POINT VICINITY


ST2–Qixue.


BRANCH NERVES


Infraorbital nerve and small branch of the facial nerve. Located in the infraorbital foramen.


SPINAL SEGMENT INNERVATION


Distal branch of the maxillary nerve/facial nerve and the third branch of the trigeminal nerve.


AREAS OF INFLUENCE


Infraorbital ridge pain, lower lid palsy, maxilla, maxillary nerve, trigeminal nerve, facial pain anywhere in the area from the lower eye lid, along the nose, to the upper lip of the mouth.


RELATIVE CONDITIONS


Bell’s palsy, facial paralysis, eye pain, headaches, migraines, mouth pain, sinus pain and conditions, temperomandibular joint disorders, trigeminal neuralgia, stroke.


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Figure 6.3 Infraorbital Neuropuncture acupoint


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Figure 6.4 Infraorbital nerves


Supraorbital Neuropuncture acupoint






















TCM CLASSICAL ACUPUNCTURE POINT VICINITY


Slightly inferior to the extra TCM acupuncture acupoint named Yu Yao. In the supraorbital foramen, palpate for the supraorbital nerve.


BRANCH NERVE


Supraorbital nerve.


SPINAL SEGMENT INNERVATION


First division of the trigeminal nerve, the ophthalmic nerve, then further to split into the frontal nerve and then into the supraorbital nerve.


AREAS OF INFLUENCE


Supraorbital ridge, eye, head, face.


RELATIVE CONDITIONS


Bell’s palsy, superior eye lid droop, headache, migraine, visual disturbances, pain anywhere from the upper eye lid to the forehead and scalp, reaching as far back as the lambdoidal suture.


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Figure 6.5 Suprarorbital Neuropuncture acupoint


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Figure 6.6 Supraorbital nerves


Tri-facial Neuropuncture acupoint



















TCM CLASSICAL ACUPUNCTURE POINT VICINITY


SI19/GB2/SJ21 region.


BRANCH NERVES


Trigeminal nerve, facial nerve.


AREA OF INFLUENCE


Entire side of face.


RELATIVE CONDITIONS


Trigeminal neuralgia, temperomandibular joint disorders, headaches, migraines, tinnitus, ear pain, facial paralysis, stroke, eye pathology.


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Figure 6.7 Tri-facial Neuropuncture acupoint


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Figure 6.8 Tri-facial nerves


Greater occipital Neuropuncture acupoint



















TCM CLASSICAL ACUPUNCTURE POINT VICINITY


BL10. 0.5–1 in lateral to external occipital protuberance. Careful palpation will reveal its location.


SPINAL SEGMENT INNERVATION


C2.


AREAS OF INFLUENCE


Occipital region, posterior cervical muscles, trapezium, shoulder.


RELATIVE CONDITIONS


Migraines, headaches, trapeze conditions, cervical conditions, shoulder conditions, depression.


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Figure 6.9 Greater occipital Neuropuncture acupoint


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Figure 6.10 Greater occipital nerves


Lesser occipital Neuropuncture acupoint



















TCM CLASSICAL ACUPUNCTURE POINT VICINITY


GB20–Feng Chi.


SPINAL SEGMENT INNERVATION


C2.


AREA OF INFLUENCE


Communicates with greater auricular nerves.


RELATIVE CONDITIONS


Migraines, headaches, trapeze conditions, cervical conditions, shoulder conditions, depression.


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Figure 6.11 Lesser occipital Neuropuncture acupoint


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Figure 6.12 Lesser occipital nerves


Spinal accessory Neuropuncture acupoint



















TCM CLASSICAL ACUPUNCTURE POINT VICINITY


Posterior and inferior to GB21.


SPINAL SEGMENT INNERVATION


Cranial nerve XI. The spinal accessory nerve provides motor innervation from the CNS to two muscles of the neck: the sternocleidomastoid muscle and the trapezius muscle.


AREAS OF INFLUENCE


Sternocleidomastoid, trapezius, cervical spine, head, shoulder, scapula, thoracic vertebrae.


RELATIVE CONDITIONS


Shoulder pain, cervical pain, anxiety.


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Figure 6.13 Spinal accessory Neuropuncture acupoint


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Figure 6.14 Spinal accessory nerves


Lateral antebrachial Neuropuncture acupoint



















TCM CLASSICAL ACUPUNCTURE POINT VICINITY


LI11–Qu Che.


SPINAL SEGMENT INNERVATION


C5, C6, C7.


AREAS OF INFLUENCE


Elbow, face, cervical spine, forearm, hand, shoulder.


RELATIVE CONDITIONS


Lateral epicondylitis, paresthesia, radiculopathy, headache, cervical pain.


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Figure 6.15 Lateral antebrachial Neuropuncture acupoint


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Figure 6.16 Lateral antebrachial nerves


Deep radial Neuropuncture acupoint



















TCM CLASSICAL ACUPUNCTURE POINT VICINITY


Distal/inferior to LI10.


SPINAL SEGMENT INNERVATION


C5, C6, C7, C8, T1. Posterior cord of the brachial plexus.


AREAS OF INFLUENCE


Forearm, hands, thumb/index, middle finger, biceps, shoulder/trap/scalenus/same side of face/ear/eye, cervical spine.


RELATIVE CONDITIONS


Lateral epicondylitis, cervical conditions, shoulder pain and frozen shoulder conditions, fibromyalgia syndrome. If “active” stage, needle for any pain syndrome, paresthesia, headaches.


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Figure 6.17 Deep radial Neuropuncture acupoint


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Figure 6.18 Deep radial nerves


Superficial radial Neuropuncture acupoint



















TCM CLASSICAL ACUPUNCTURE POINT VICINITY


LI4–He Gu.


SPINAL SEGMENT INNERVATION


C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, C8.


Posterior cord of the brachial plexus.


AREAS OF INFLUENCE


Hand, forearm, elbow, shoulder, cervical spine, face, chest, stomach, hypothalamus, PAG.


RELATIVE CONDITIONS


Pain anywhere, especially same-side face, neck, throat. Cervical pathologies originating from C3–C8.


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Figure 6.19 Superficial radial Neuropuncture acupoint


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Figure 6.20 Superficial radial nerves


Deep median Neuropuncture acupoint



















TCM CLASSICAL ACUPUNCTURE POINT VICINITY


PC6–Nei Guan.


SPINAL SEGMENT INNERVATION


C6, C7, C8, T1. Medial and lateral cord of the brachial plexus.


AREAS OF INFLUENCE


Carpal tunnel, fingers, hand, wrist, cardiac muscle.


RELATIVE CONDITIONS


Conditions treated: carpal tunnel, any median nerve pathology. Cervical conditions affecting C6–T1, hypertension.


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Figure 6.21 Deep median Neuropuncture acupoint


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Figure 6.22 Deep median nerves


Ulnar Neuropuncture acupoint



















TCM CLASSICAL ACUPUNCTURE POINT VICINITY


Distal, but in the same groove, to HT7 (Shenmen)–HT5 (Tong Li).


SPINAL SEGMENT INNERVATION


C7, C8. Medial cord of the brachial plexus.


AREAS OF INFLUENCE


Wrist, fingers, arm, chest, cardiac muscle, reticular activating system of the brain.


RELATIVE CONDITIONS


Neural-associated conditions, insomnia, emotional instability, anxiety, cervical pain, neck and shoulder pain, upper back pain, same-sided weakness.


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Figure 6.23 Ulnar Neuropuncture acupoint


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Figure 6.24 Ulnar nerves


Carpal tunnel release Neuropuncture acupoint
















TCM CLASSICAL ACUPUNCTURE POINT VICINITY


Proximal to PC8–Long Gong.


AREAS OF INFLUENCE


Hand, carpal tunnel, palmar side, fingers.


RELATIVE CONDITIONS


Carpal tunnel syndrome, hand pain, wrist pain.


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Figure 6.25 Carpal tunnel release Neuropuncture acupoint


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Figure 6.26 Carpal tunnel release nerves


Saphenous Neuropuncture acupoint



















TCM CLASSICAL ACUPUNCTURE POINT VICINITY


SP9.


SPINAL SEGMENT INNERVATION


L2, L3, L4. Extension of the femoral nerve–lumbar plexus L2–4.


AREAS OF INFLUENCE


Knee, foot, groin, abdominal cavity, lumbar spine.


RELATIVE CONDITIONS


Lower back pain, paresthesia, lower abdomen pathologies, urogenital pathologies, renal conditions, impotence, leg pain and weakness.


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Figure 6.27 Saphenous Neuropuncture acupoint


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Figure 6.28 Saphenous nerves


Tibial Neuropuncture acupoint



















TCM CLASSICAL ACUPUNCTURE POINT VICINITY


SP6–San Yin Jiao.


SPINAL SEGMENT INNERVATION


L4, L5, S1, S2, S3. Branch of sciatic nerve.


AREAS OF INFLUENCE


Inner lower leg, sole of foot, groin, abdomen, reproductive organs.


RELATIVE CONDITIONS


Sciatica, paresthesia, plantar, fasciitis, lower abdomen pathologies, obstetric and gynecological pathologies.


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Figure 6.29 Tibial Neuropuncture acupoint


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Figure 6.30 Tibial nerves


Common peroneal1 Neuropuncture acupoint






















TCM CLASSICAL ACUPUNCTURE POINT VICINITY


Superior and posterior to GB34. Posterior to the fibular head.


BRANCH NERVE


Bifurcation of sciatic nerve.


SPINAL SEGMENT INNERVATION


L5, S1, S2, S3.


AREAS OF INFLUENCE


Calf, lumbar spine, lumbar muscles, knee, reproductive organs.


RELATIVE CONDITIONS


Sciatica, paresthesia, lower back pain, lower leg pathologies.


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Figure 6.31 Common peroneal Neuropuncture acupoint


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Figure 6.32 Common peroneal nerves


Sural Neuropuncture acupoint






















TCM CLASSICAL ACUPUNCTURE POINT VICINITY


BL57.


BRANCH NERVE


Branch of the tibial nerve.


SPINAL SEGMENT INNERVATION


L2–L4.


AREAS OF INFLUENCE


Calf, Achilles tendon, knee, lateral aspect of foot, little toe.


RELATIVE CONDITIONS


Calf pain, hemorrhoids, radiculopathy of the leg, paresthesia of the lower leg, lumbar pain.


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Figure 6.33 Sural Neuropuncture acupoint


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Figure 6.34 Sural nerves


Medial popliteal Neuropuncture acupoint






















TCM CLASSICAL ACUPUNCTURE POINT VICINITY


BL40.


BRANCH NERVES


Common fibular and the tibial branch.


SPINAL SEGMENT INNERVATION


L4–s3.


AREAS OF INFLUENCE


Knee, lumbar spine, calf.


RELATIVE CONDITIONS


Lumbar pain, sciatica, knee pain, rhematoid arthritis, calf and hamstring pathologies.


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Figure 6.35 Medial popliteal Neuropuncture acupoint


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Figure 6.36 Medial popliteal nerves


Deep peroneal Neuropuncture acupoint



















TCM CLASSICAL ACUPUNCTURE POINT VICINITY


LV3–Tai Chong.


SPINAL SEGMENT INNERVATION


L4–S2, distal branch of the sciatica nerve. Also referred to as the fibular nerve.


AREAS OF INFLUENCE


Foot, calf, knee, leg, low back, lower abdomen, reproductive organs, pituitary, hypothalamus.


RELATIVE CONDITIONS


Sciatica, paresthesia, neuralgia, from low back pain to foot pain to big toe pain, obstetric and gynecological conditions, headaches, migraines, generalized body pain, fibromyalgia syndrome.


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Figure 6.37 Deep peroneal Neuropuncture acupoint


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Figure 6.38 Deep peroneal Neuropuncture nerves


Posterior superior iliac spine (PSIS) Neuropuncture acupoint



















TCM CLASSICAL ACUPUNCTURE POINT VICINITY


Regional to Yao Yan.


SPINAL SEGMENT INNERVATION


L2–L5, superior cluneal nerves.


AREAS OF INFLUENCE


Low back, sacral crest, lumbar spine.


RELATIVE CONDITIONS


Sciatica, sacral pain, obstetric and gynecological pain, lumbar conditions, renal conditions, urogenital conditions.


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Figure 6.39 Posterior superior iliac spine Neuropuncture acupoint


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Figure 6.40 Posterior superior iliac spine nerves


Paraspinal Neuropuncture acupoint



















TCM CLASSICAL ACUPUNCTURE POINT VICINITY


TCM Back Shu.


SPINAL SEGMENT INNERVATION


Associated parallel vertebral segment.


AREAS OF INFLUENCE


Affiliated visceral innervations. Level with spinal segment.


RELATIVE CONDITIONS


Associated visceral pathology, local neuromuscular conditions.


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Figure 6.41 Paraspinal Neuropuncture acupoints


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Figure 6.42 Parallel vertebral segmental bodies



1This nerve runs directly along the posterior border of the fibular head.

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