Extra Points (listed by CTCMA)


Standard Nomenclature of Extra Points

Head & Neck

  1. EXTRA 1 EX-HN-1 Si Shen Cong; (0.8)T, 1cun respectively posterior, anterior and lateral to DU20. Four points in all
  2. EXTRA 2 EX-HN-3 Yin Tang; (0.5)T, Midway between the medial ends of the two eyebrows
  3. EXTRA 3 EX-HN-4 Yu Yao; (0.5)T, At the midpoint of the eyebrow
  4. EXTRA 4 Shang Ming; 0.5-1.5:P, At the midpoint of the superciliary arch, below the supraorbital margin
  5. EXTRA 5 EX-HN-5 Tai Yang; (0.5)PB, In the depression about 1 cun posterior to the midpoint between the lateral end of the eyebrow and the outer canthus
  6. EXTRA 6 EX-HN-7 Qiu Hou; 0.5-1.5:P, At the junction of the lateral one-quarter and the medial three-quarters of the infraorbital margin
  7. EXTRA 7 Bi Tong; (0.5)T(upward), At the upper end of the nasolabial groove
  8. EXTRA 8 EX-HN-12 Jin Jin; B, On the veins on both sides of the frenulum of the tongue; JinJin(left), YuYe(right)
  9. EXTRA 8 EX-HN-13 Yu Ye;
  10. EXTRA 9 Jia Cheng Jiang; (1.0)OT, 1 cun lateral to RN24
  11. EXTRA 10 Qian Zheng; (1.0)OT, 0.5 – 1 cun anterior to the auricular lobe
  12. EXTRA 11 EX-HN-14 Yi Ming; (1.0)P, 1 cun posterior to SJ17
  13. EXTRA 12 An Mian; (1.2)P, Midway between SJ17 and GB20
    1. EX-HN-2 Dang Yang; (0.5)T, With the patient looking straight ahead, vertically above the pupil, 1 cun above the anterior hairline
    2. EX-HN-6 Er Jian; 0.1:B, When the ear is folded forwards, this point lies at the apex of the ear
    3. EX-HN-8 Shang Ying Xiang(Bi Tong); (0.5)T, At the highest point of the naso-labial groove
    4. EX-HN-9 Nei Ying Xieng; In the nostril, on the mucosa of the alar cartilage opposite to Bi Tong
    5. EX-HN-10 Ju Quan; In the mouth, at the midpoint of the dorsal midline of the tongue
    6. EX-HN-11 Hai Quan; B, In the mouth, at the midpoint of the frenulum of the tongue
    7. EX-HN-15 Jing Bai Lao; (1.0)P, On the nape, 2 cun directly above DU14, 1 cun lateral to the posterior hairline
  14. EXTRA 16 EX-CA-1 Zi Gong; (1.2)P, 3 cun lateral to RN3

Back

  1. EXTRA 13 Jing Bi; (0.8)P, At the junction of the medial one-third and lateral two-thirds of the clavicle, 1 cun directly above
  2. EXTRA 14 San Jiao Jiu; Moxa, On the lower abdomen, construct an equilateral triangle of which the apex is the umbilicus, and the sides are equal to the length of the patient’s smile. These points are located at the three points of the triangle.
  3. EXTRA 15 Ti Tuo; (1.2)P, 4 cun lateral to RN4
  4. EXTRA 17 EX-B-1 Ding Chuan; (0.8)P, 0.5 cun lateral to DU14
  5. EXTRA 18 Jie He Xue; (0.8)P, 3.5 cun lateral to DU14
  6. EXTRA 19 EX-B-2 Jia Ji; (1.0)O, 0.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the vertebrae from T1 to L5
  7. EXTRA 20 EX-B-3 Wei Guan Xia Shu; (0.8)O, 1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of T8
  8. EXTRA 21 EX-B-4 Pi Gen; (1.2)P, 3.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of L1
  9. EXTRA 22 EX-B-7 Yeo Yan; (1.5)P, In the depression 3-4 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of L4
  10. EXTRA 23 EX-B-5 Shi Qi Zhui; (1.5)O(upward), Below the spinous process of L5
    1. EX-B-5 Xia Zhi Shi; (1.0)P, On the lower back, below the lower the spinous process of L3
    2. EX-B-6 Yao Yi; (1.0)P, On the lower back, 3 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of L4
    3. EX-B-9 Yao Qi; (1.5)O(upward), On the sacrum, 2 cun directly above the tip of the coccyx

Upper Extremities

  1. EXTRA 24 EX-UE-11 Shi Xuan;(0.2)SB, On the tips of the ten fingers, about 0.1 cun distal to the nails, ten points in all
  2. EXTRA 25 EX-UE-10 Si Feng; B, On the palmar surface, in the midpoint of the transverse crease of the proximal interphalangeal joints of the index, middle, ring and little fingers, four points on either hand
  3. EXTRA 26 EX-UE-4 Zhong Kui; Moxa or (0.3)S, On the midpoint of the proximal interphalangeal joint of the middle finger at the dorsal aspect
  4. EXTRA 27 EX-UE-9 Ba Xie; (0.8)O,B, On the dorsum of the hand, at the junction of the red and white skin of the hand webs, eight points in all
  5. EXTRA 28 Luo Zhen Xue; (0.8)PO, On the dorsum of the hand, between the 2nd and 3rd metacarpal bones
  6. EXTRA 29 EX-UE-7 Yao Tong Dian; On the dorsum of the hand, on both sides of the m.extensor digitorum communis, 1 cun below the transverse crease of the wrist, 2 points on either hand
  7. EXTRA 30 EX-UE-3 Zhong Quan; (0.5)P, In the depression between LI5 and SJ4
  8. EXTRA 31 EX-UE-2 Er Bai; (1.0)P, 4 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist, on both sides of the tendon of the m. flexor carpi radialis, two points on each hand
  9. EXTRA 32 Bi Zhong; (1.5)P, Midway between the transverse carpal crease and the transverse cubital crease, between the radius and ulna
  10. EXTRA 33 EX-UE-1 Zhou Jian; Moxa, On the tip of the ulnar olecranon, when the elbow is flexed
  11. EXTRA 34 Jian Qian (Jian Nei Ling); (1.5)P, Midpoint of the line joining the upper end of the anterior axillary fold and LI15
    1. EX-UE-5 Da Gu Kong; Moxa, On the dorsal side of the thumb, in the center of the interphalangeal joint
    2. EX-UE-6 Xiao Gu Kong; Moxa, On the dorsal side of the little finger, in the center of the proximal interphalangeal joint
    3. EX-UE-8 Wai Lao Gong(Luo Zhen Xue); (0.8)PO, On the dorsum of the hand, between the 2nd and 3rd metacarpal bones, 0.5 cun posterior to the metacarpophalangeal joint

Low Extremities

  1. EXTRA 35 Huan Zhong; 2-3:P, At the midpoint of the line joining GB30 and DU2
  2. EXTRA 36 Si Qiang; (2.0)P, 4.5 cun directly above the midpoint of the upper border of the patella
  3. EXTRA 37 Bai Chong Wo; (2.0)P, 1 cun above SP10
  4. EXTRA 38 EX-LE-2 He Ding; (1.5)P, In the depression at the midpoint of the upper border of the patella
  5. EXTRA 39 EX-LE-5 Xi Yan; (1.0)O(center), A pair of points, located in the depressions medial and lateral to the patellar ligament
  6. EXTRA 40 EX-LE-6 Dan Nang; (1-2)P, 1-2 cun below GB34
  7. EXTRA 41 EX-LE-7 Lan Wei; (2.0)P, About 2 cun below ST36
  8. EXTRA 42 EX-LE-10 Ba Feng; (0.8)O,B, On the dorsum of the foot, in the depressions of the webs between toes, proximal to the web margin, eight points in all
  9. EXTRA 43 EX-LE-11 Du Yin; Moxa, On the sole, at the midpoint of the transverse crease of the 2nd distal interphalangeal joint
  10. EXTRA 44 Li Nei Ting; (0.5)P, On the sole, between the 2nd and 3rd toes, on the site just opposite to ST44
    1. EX-LE-1 Kuan Gu; (0.5)P, On the lower part of the anterior surface of the thigh, 1.5 cun lateral and medial to ST34
    2. EX-LE-3 Xi Nei;
    3. EX-LE-4 Nei Xi Yan; (1.0)O, In the depression medial to the patellar ligament when the knee is flexed
    4. EX-LE-8 Nei Huai Jian; Moxa, On the medial aspect of the foot, at the tip of the medial malleolus
    5. EX-LE-9 Wai Huai Jian; Moxa, On the lateral aspect of the foot, at the tip of the lateral malleolus
    6. EX-LE-12 Qi Duan; 0.1:SB, At the tip of the ten toes, 0.1 cun from the free margin of each toenail. There are 10 points on both side

[1] http://acupunctureschoolonline.com/acupunctures-point-index [2] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2862941/ [3] http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2010/158143/abs/

  • Rosech Levy

    Actually would like to know what MHn, NHN, MCA, etc. mean for extra points. Thank you.