Learn Acupressure Point Names and Locations for Self-treatment

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Commonly Used Meridian Names and Abbreviations

Urinary Bladder: UB / B / BL
Conception Vessel (also Ren Meridian): CV / RN / REN
Gall Bladder: GB / Gb
Governor Vessel (also Du Meridian): GV / DU
Heart: H / HE / HT
Kidney: K / Kid
Large Intestine: Li / LI

Liver: Liv / LR
Lung: Lu
Pericardium: P / PC
Small Intestine: Si / SI
Stomach: St / ST
Spleen: Sp / SP
Triplewarmer (also Sanjiao Meridian): TW / SJ

List of Common Acupressure Points for Self-treatment.

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Acupressure Points:
Acupressure Point CV12
Acupressure Point CV14
Acupressure Point CV17
Acupressure Point CV2
Acupressure Point CV22
Acupressure Point CV24
Acupressure Point CV4
Acupressure Point CV6
Acupressure Point CV8
Acupressure Point Dingchuan
Acupressure Point Ear Asthma
Acupressure Point Ear Eye Point
Acupressure Point Ear Headache
Acupressure Point Ear Shenmen
Acupressure Point Ex-HN
Acupressure Point EX-LE-6
Acupressure Point Gall Bladder Point
Acupressure Point GB1
Acupressure Point GB12
Acupressure Point GB14
Acupressure Point GB19
Acupressure Point GB2
Acupressure Point GB20
Acupressure Point GB21
Acupressure Point GB29
Acupressure Point GB30
Acupressure Point GB34
Acupressure Point GB37
Acupressure Point GB39
Acupressure Point GB40
Acupressure Point GB41
Acupressure Point GB44
Acupressure Point GV11 (also known as DU-11)
Acupressure Point GV14 (also known as DU-14)
Acupressure Point GV16 (also known as DU-16)
Acupressure Point GV20 (also known as DU-20)
Acupressure Point GV24 (also known as DU-24)
Acupressure Point GV26(also known as DU-26)
Acupressure Point GV3 (also known as DU-3)
Acupressure Point H5
Acupressure Point H6
Acupressure Point H7
Acupressure Point H9
Acupressure Point K1
Acupressure Point K10
Acupressure Point K16
Acupressure Point K27
Acupressure Point K3
Acupressure Point K6
Acupressure Point K7
Acupressure Point K9
Acupressure Point Kidney Point
Acupressure Point Large Intestine Point
Acupressure Point LI1
Acupressure Point LI11
Acupressure Point LI13
Acupressure Point LI14
Acupressure Point LI15
Acupressure Point LI2
Acupressure Point LI20
Acupressure Point LI4
Acupressure Point Liver Point
Acupressure Point LU1
Acupressure Point LU11
Acupressure Point LU5
Acupressure Point LU7
Acupressure Point LU9
Acupressure Point LIV1
Acupressure Point LIV3
Acupressure Point LIV5
Acupressure Point LIV8
Acupressure Point P3
Acupressure Point P6
Acupressure Point P7
Acupressure Point P9
Acupressure Point Pancreas Point
Acupressure Point SI10
Acupressure Point SI17
Acupressure Point SI18
Acupressure Point SI19
Acupressure Point SI3
Acupressure Point SI4
Acupressure Point SI5
Acupressure Point SI9
Acupressure Point SP1
Acupressure Point SP10
Acupressure Point SP12
Acupressure Point SP13
Acupressure Point SP15
Acupressure Point SP21
Acupressure Point SP4
Acupressure Point SP6
Acupressure Point SP8
Acupressure Point SP9
Acupressure Point Spleen Point
Acupressure Point ST16
Acupressure Point ST18
Acupressure Point ST2
Acupressure Point ST25
Acupressure Point ST3
Acupressure Point ST31
Acupressure Point ST35
Acupressure Point ST36
Acupressure Point ST37
Acupressure Point ST38
Acupressure Point ST39
Acupressure Point ST4
Acupressure Point ST40
Acupressure Point ST41
Acupressure Point ST44
Acupressure Point ST45
Acupressure Point ST6
Acupressure Point ST7
Acupressure Point ST8
Acupressure Point Sympathetic
Acupressure Point Tai Yang
Acupressure Point Thymus point
Acupressure Point TW13
Acupressure Point TW14
Acupressure Point TW15
Acupressure Point TW16
Acupressure Point TW17
Acupressure Point TW21
Acupressure Point TW4
Acupressure Point TW5
Acupressure Point UB1
Acupressure Point UB10
Acupressure Point UB13
Acupressure Point UB15
Acupressure Point UB2
Acupressure Point UB20
Acupressure Point UB23
Acupressure Point UB25
Acupressure Point UB38
Acupressure Point UB39
Acupressure Point UB40
Acupressure Point UB43
Acupressure Point UB47
Acupressure Point UB48
Acupressure Point UB54
Acupressure Point UB57
Acupressure Point UB60
Acupressure Point UB62
Acupressure Point UB66
Acupressure Point UB67
Acupressure Point UB7
Acupressure Point Yin Tang

A

ABDOMINAL MASSES: BL-22
ABDOMINAL PAIN: SP4
ABDOMINAL URGENCY: KID-21
ALCOHOL: GB-8, DU-25
ALLERGIC RHINITIS: UB2, BL-12
ALLERGY: ST36, LIV3, LI11, K27, TW5
AMENORRHOEA: ST-29
ANGER: BL-18, GB21, GB-23, LIV-2, LIV-13, LIV-14, CV12, DU-8
ANGINA: CV6, SP12, SP13, UB48, ST36, SP6, LIV3
ANKLE PAIN: GB40, B60, K6, K3
ANXIETY ATTACKS and NERVOUSNESS: P6, H7, TW15, CV17, Yin Tang
APPENDICITIS: ST25, Lanweixue (M-LE-13)
APPETITE: UB20, BL-21
ASTHMA: ST36, K27, LU1, UB13, CV17
ATTACK BY WIND: BL-12, UB62, GV16

B

BACILLARY DYSENTERY: ST25, ST37
BACK PAIN: UB40, UB60
BED-WETTING: CV4, K3, SP6, Yin Tang
BILIARY ASCARIASIS: LI20
BLADDER DAMP-HEAT: BL-28, K7, CV4
BLADDER QI TRANSFORMATION FUNCTION: LIV1
BLEEDING THERAPY: LU11, LI1, ST45, SP1, H9, SI-1, UB2, UB40, UB67, P3, P9, SJ-1, SJ-18, SJ-19, GB44, LIV1, DU-25, DU-28, Jinjin Yuye (M-HN-20), Shixuan (M-UE-1)
BLOOD DEFICIENCY: BL-17
BLOOD HEAT: SP10, BL-17, UB40, LIV1, LIV-2
BLOOD LEVEL: P3, P-4, P7, P-8
BLOOD STASIS: L.I.-16, SP10, BL-17, KID-14, LIV-14
BLOOD STASIS IN THE UTERUS: ST-29, LIV8
BLOOD VESSELS: UB15

C

CALF PAIN: UB57
CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME: P7
CENTRAL QI: SP-6, UB25, CV6
CHAOTIC QI IN THE HEAD: UB66
CHEMOTHERAPY: P-6
CHEST DISEASES: P-6
CHEST PAIN: ST40, SP1, P-6
CHEST PAINFUL OBSTRUCTION: CV14
CHILDHOOD ACCUMULATION DISORDER: Sifeng (M-UE-9)
CHILDHOOD NUTRITIONAL IMPAIRMENT: P9, Sifeng (M-UE-9)
CHOLECYSTITIS: ST-19, Dannangxue (M-LE-23)
CHOLELITHIASIS: ST-19, Dannangxue (M-LE-23)
CHRONIC SORE THROAT: K3, K6
CLEAR YANG: ST40
CONSTIPATION: SP15, CV6, LI4, ST36, LIV3

D

DAMP-HEAT, DRAINING VIA URINATION: BL-28
DAMPNESS: SP-3, SP-6, SP9, UB20
DEAFNESS: SJ-3
DECISIVENESS: GB40, LIV-2s
DECREASED LIBIDO: CV6, CV4, SP12, SP13, ST36, SP6, K1, UB27, UB34
DEFENSIVE LEVEL: SJ-1, TW5, GV14
DEFENSIVE QI: LU7, L.I.-4, H6, BL-12, K7, GV14, GV16
DEFICIENCY SWEATING: GV14
DEFORMITY OF THE UPPER BACK: UB13
DEMONIC POSSESSION: LU-3
DECREASED LIBIDO: CV6, CV4, SP12, SP13, ST36, SP6, K1, UB27, UB34
DEPRESSION: GV20, GB20, TW15, Yin Tang, CV17, K27, LU1, ST36
DIAPHRAGM: BL-17, BL-46, DU-9
DIARRHEA: SP15, CV6, LI4, ST36, SP4, LIV3

E

EAR DISORDERS: SI19, UB23, K3, SJ-3, TW5, TW17, TW21, GB2
EAR PAIN: Ear Points, TW17, GB20, K3
EIGHT POINTS FOR DRAINING HEAT
FROM THE EXTREMITIES: LU-2, LI15, UB40, DU-2
EIGHT POINTS TO CLEAR HEAT FROM THE CHEST: LU1, ST-12, BL-11, BL-12
EIGHT POINTS TO CLEAR HEAT FROM THE STOMACH: ST-30, ST36, ST37, ST39
EPILEPSY: SI3, UB62
ESSENCE (JING): ST36, SP-6, UB23, K3, KID-4, KID-5, KID-12, GB-25, LIV5, CV4, CV6, DU-4
ETHEREAL SOUL (HUN): BL-18, UB47, LIV-2

F

FACIAL PAIN: ST4
FACIAL PARALYSIS: ST4, CV24
FAINTING: GV26, P6, H7, K1
FEAR: BL-18, KID-4, LIV-2, LIV3, CV4
FEBRILE DISEASES: LI11, BL-17
FEI BO-XIONG: H5, UB15, LIV-2
FIVE ACCUMULATIONS: ST-21
FIVE PHASE THEORY: LU1, LU9, SP-5, BL-19, BL-65, GB44, CV14
FIVE POINTS TO DRAIN HEAT FROM THE FIVE ZANG: BL-42, BL-44, UB47, BL-49, BL-52
FOOT PAIN: Foot Points

G

GALL BLADDER AND STOMACH: GB-24, GB34, GB40
GALL BLADDER CHANNEL DAMP-HEAT: GB-43
GALL BLADDER DAMP-HEAT: BL-19, UB48, GB-24, GB34, GB40
GENITAL DISEASES: LIV5, LIV8
GATHERING QI: LU9, LU-10, UB13, CV17, GV11
GIRDLING VESSEL: GB-26, GB-27, GB-41
GOITRE: LI14, TW13
GRAIN QI: ST36

H

HAEMORRHAGE: SP10, BL-17, LIV1
HAEMORRHAGE DUE TO SPLEEN DEFICIENCY: SP1, UB20
HAEMORRHOIDS: UB57, BL-58
HALF-INTERIOR, HALF-EXTERIOR:H6, BL-17, BL-19, GB34, GB-38, GB40
HAND DISORDERS: SI-7
HANDS AND FEET COUNTERFLOW COLD: LIV-2, LIV-4
HAND PAIN: LI4, P6, P7, TW4, TW5
HANGOVER: LI4, GB20, GV20, Tai Yang , ST3, TW5, ST36, LIV3
HEADACHE: LU7, ST8, UB60, TW5, GB-8, GB14, GB20, GB-38, GB41, LIV3, GV16
HEADACHE BEHIND the EYE: LIV3, UB1, Tai Yang, LI4
HEADACHE – BACK Of THE HEAD: LI4, ST3, GB20, GV16, ST36
HEADACHE – FRONTAL HEADACHE: UB2, Yin Tang, GB14, LI4, ST36, LIV3
HEADACHE on SIDE of THE HEAD: GB20, Tai Yang , ST3, TW5, ST36, GB34
HEADACHE – TOP of THE HEAD: GV20, ST3, ST36, LIV3
HEARTBURN and STOMACHACHE: CV12, CV6, P6, ST36, SP4
HEALTH PRESERVATION: CV4, CV12
HEART, DEFICIENCY OF (HEART AND) GALL
BLADDER QI: HE-8, H9, BL-19, GB-34
HEART BLOOD DEFICIENCY: UB15
HEART BLOOD STASIS: UB15, P-4, H6
HEART DEFICIENCY: H7
HICCOUGHS: TW17, CV22, CV17, CV12, ST36
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE: P6, ST36, K3, TW15
HIP PAIN: GB29, GB30, B48, GB34
HOT FLASHES: CV17, LI4, ST36, SP6, K1, GB20, Yin Tang, K27

I

IMPOTENCE: SP-6, K10, LIV8
INABILITY TO CATCH THE BREATH: GB-41
INCONTINENCE: CV2, SP6, TW15, Yin Tang
INFERTILITY: CV4, REN-5
INHALATION: LU1, UB23
INSOMNIA 1: ST45, SP1, SP-6, UB62, K1, K6, GB-44
INSOMNIA 2: GB20, GV16, UB10, UB38, H7, SP6, K3, CV17, Yin Tang
INTERIOR WIND: LU7, UB62, GV16, GB20, GV20
IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME: LIV-13
ITCHING: SP10, LI11, SP6, ST36, LI4

J

JAW DISORDERS: ST6, ST7
JAW PAIN: LI4, Ear Points, ST6
JUDGEMENT: GB-24

K

KIDNEY DEFICIENCY: UB23, K3
KIDNEY DEFICIENCY AND DAMP-HEAT: K10, CV4
KIDNEY DEFICIENCY HEAT: KID-2
KIDNEY QI NOT FIRM: UB23
KIDNEY YANG DEFICIENCY: UB23, K3, GB-25
KIDNEY YIN: UB23, K1, KID-2, K3
KIDNEYS AND BLOOD: KID-5
KIDNEYS AND HEART: K1, K3, K6
KIDNEYS AND LIVER: K1, K3, KID-5
KIDNEYS AND LUNG: UB23, K1, K3, KID-4, CV4
KIDNEYS AND SPLEEN: GB-25, CV4
KIDNEYS AND UTERUS: KID-5, K6, KID-8
KNEE PAIN: Kneecap Points, SP9, UB54

L

LABOUR PAIN: BL-32
LABOUR, PROMOTING: L.I.-4
LACRIMATION: ST-1, GB-15
LACTATION: ST18, SI-1, GB21, GB41, CV17
LATERAL COSTAL REGION: SJ-6, GB-34
LAUGHTER, EXCESSIVE: P7
LEG QI: GB-21
LEUCORRHOEA: KID-12, GB-26, BL-30
LIBIDO: CV6, CV4, SP12, SP13, ST36, SP6, K1, UB27, UB34
LIPS, STIFFNESS OF: SJ-20
LIVER AND MENSTRUATION: LIV1, LIV3, LIV5, LIV8
LIVER BLOOD: KID-5
LIVER BLOOD DEFICIENCY: BL-18, UB57
LIVER DAMP-HEAT: BL-19, LIV8
LIVER FIRE: BL-18, LIV-2
LOSS of VOICE: CV22, K27, LU7, LI4
LOWER BACK PAIN: UB23, UB25, UB27, UB34, UB48, UB54

M

MA DAN-YANG HEAVENLY STAR POINTS: LU7, L.I.-4, LI11, ST36, ST44, H5, UB40, UB57, UB60, GB30, GB34, LIV3
MALARIA: SI3, GB40, DU-13, GV14
MALIGN BLOOD: KID-14
MALPOSITION OF FOETUS: UB67
MANIA DUE TO YANGMING FIRE: L.I.-5, ST41
MANIA-DEPRESSION DISORDER: ST40, BL-17
MARROW: GB-39
MARTIAL ARTS:Tai Yang
MEMORY & CONCENTRATION IMPROVMENT: TW15, GB20, Yin Tang, GV26, CV17
MENOPAUSAL DISORDER: K1
MENSTRUATION: KID-5, LIV1, LIV3, LIV5, LIV8, REN-7
MIDDLE JIAO STAGNATION: UB20
MIDDLE REGION: ST25
MIGRAINE: ST8, GB-8, GB14, GV16

N

NASAL CONGESTION AND DISCHARGE (BI YUAN): LI20
NECK PAIN: GB21, GB-39
NECK TENSION: GB20, B10, GB21, LI4, GV16
NIGHT SWEATING: H6, UB15, K7, GV14
NIGHT-TIME CRYING IN CHILDREN: P9
NIGHT-TIME EPILEPSY: K6
NINE NEEDLES FOR RETURNING THE YANG: L.I.-4, ST36, SP-6, K1, K3, P-8, GB30, CV12, DU-15
NOSE: UB7, BL-12, DU-23
NOSE BLEEDING: GV14, GV26, GB20, P6, LI4

O

OBESITY: UB20
OEDEMA: ST-43, SP9, K7, REN-9
OEDEMA DUE TO KIDNEY DYSFUNCTION: UB23
OEDEMA DUE TO LUNG DYSFUNCTION: LU1, LU5, L.I.-6
OEDEMA OF THE FACE: ST41, ST-43
OESOPHAGEAL CONSTRICTION: BL-17, Glossary
ORIGINAL QI: ST36, UB23, UB43, K7, TW4, CV4, CV6
OTITIS MEDIA: SJ-3

P

PAIN: BL-17
PAINFUL OBSTRUCTION: BL-17, GB30, GB-32, GB39, GV14
PAINFUL OBSTRUCTION (BONE): SP-5, BL-11, GB-39
PAINFUL OBSTRUCTION (SINEW): GB-32, GB-39
PAINFUL OBSTRUCTION (WANDERING): LU5, SJ-6, GB-31, GB-38, GV16
PAINFUL OBSTRUCTION (WIND): GB-31, GV16
PAINFUL OBSTRUCTION (DAMP): SP-3, SP-5
PAINFUL SKIN: LU1
PAINFUL URINARY DYSFUNCTION (QI LIN): LIV1
PALPITATIONS: H5, H7, UB15, P6, H7, Yin Tang, TW15
PANCREAS: BL-49
PMS and PAINFUL PERIODS: CV6, SP12, SP13, B48, ST36, SP6, LIV3
PULSE: ST-9, ST-42, UB15

Q

QI LEVEL: P3, SJ-1, TW5, GV14
QI STAGNATION: SP-3, GB-23

R

RABIES: GB-36
RADIOTHERAPY: P-6
RENAL COLIC: BL-52
RESPIRATION: LU1, UB23

S

SANJIAO FUNCTIONS: BL-22, UB39, SJ-10, REN-5
SCIATICA: BL-58, UB60, GB-30
SCROFULA: LI14, SJ-10, TW13, GB-38
SEA OF BLOOD (POINTS OF THE): ST37, ST39, BL-11
SEA OF MARROW: K3, GB39, DU-4, GV16
SEA OF MARROW (POINTS OF THE): GV16, GV20
SEA OF QI (POINTS OF THE): ST-9, CV17, GV14, DU-15
SEA OF WATER AND GRAIN (POINTS OF THE): ST-30, ST36
SEMINAL EMISSION: UB15, UB23, BL-30, KID-12, LIV-4, LIV8
SENSE ORGANS: GB-44
SEXUAL DESIRE: LIV-4, LIV5
SHAN DISORDER: GB-27, LIV1
SHOULDER PAIN and TENSION: GB21, TW15, TW14, LI15, LI14, LI11, UB57
SINUSITIS: LI20, ST3, B2, Yin Tang, GB20, LI4
SORE THROAT due to COLD: K27, CV22, LI4, ST36

T

TAIYIN CHANNEL: LU7
TEETH: K3
TENNIS ELBOW: LU5, L.I.-10, LI11, L.I.-12, GB-34
TESTICLES: LIV5
TETANY: SJ-19
THE HUNDRED VESSELS: LU9
THE THREE REGIONS: ST25
THINNESS: UB20
THIRD EYE: Yintang (M-HN-3)
THROAT DISORDERS: K1, CV22
TOOTHACHE: Li4, ST6, St3

U

UPPER REGION: SP21
URINARY DISORDERS: ST-28, SP-6, BL-22, UB23, BL-28, UB39, K10, LIV1, LIV3, LIV-4, REN-3, CV4
URINARY RETENTION: SP9, SP6, TW15, Yin Tang
URINARY DISORDERS DUE TO HEART FIRE: HE-8
UTERINE BLEEDING: SP10, KID-8, LIV1
UTERINE MASSES: ST-28, SP8
UTERUS: K3, KID-5, GB-26

V

VENTING EMOTIONS: LIV-2
VITAL ENERGY: ST-29, SP-6, UB20, UB23, KID-2, K3, K10, SJ-6, GB-25, GB40, LIV5, DU-4
VOICE: UB13
VOMITING BLOOD: LU5
VOMITING OF PREGNANCY: P-6

W

WHITE TIGER JOINT PAIN: BL-63
WILL: BL-52, KID-4, K6
WIND-COLD PATTERN: L.I.-4, BL-11, BL-12
WIND-DAMP: BL-17
WIND-TAXATION LUMBAR PAIN: BL-26
WIND-PHLEGM: LU7
WINDOW OF HEAVEN POINTS: LU-3, L.I.-18, ST-9, SI-16, SI17, UB10, P-1, TW16, GB-9, CV22, GV16
WORMS IN THE BILE DUCT: LI20, ST2
WRIST PAIN: P6, P7, TW5, TW4, Li5, SI5

Y

YANG MOTILITY VESSEL: LI15, SI10, UB1, UB62, K6, GB-20
YANG LINKING VESSEL: ST8, TW5, GB20, GV16
YE TIAN-SHI: KID-4, LIV3
YIN MOTILITY VESSEL: UB1, UB62, K6, KID-8
YIN LINKING VESSEL: SP12, SP-14, P-6, K9, LIV-14, CV22, REN-23
YIN YANG RELATIONSHIP: UB23, UB67, KID-2, K3, GV26