A Proposed Standard International Acupuncture Nomenclature: Report of a WHO Scientific Group
(1991; 36 pages)
Table of Contents
View the documentWHO Scientific Group on International Acupuncture Nomenclature
View the document1. Introduction
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Close this folder3. Proposed standard international acupuncture nomenclature
View the document3.1 Structure of the proposed nomenclature
View the document3.2 The 14 main meridians
View the document3.3 The 361 classical acupuncture points
View the document3.4 The 8 extra meridians
View the document3.5 The 48 extra points
View the document3.6 Scalp acupuncture lines
Open this folder and view contents4. Recommendations for further action by WHO in the field of acupuncture
View the documentAcknowledgements
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3.2 The 14 main meridians

The English names and the respective alphabetic codes proposed for the 14 main meridians are as follows.

English

Pinyin name

Han character name

Alphabetic
code

lung meridian

shoutàiyin fèijing

LU

large intestine meridian

shouyángmíng dàchángjing

LI

stomach meridian

zúyángmíng wèijing

ST

spleen meridian

zútàiyin píjing

SP

heart meridian

shoushàoyin xinjing

HT

small intestine meridian

shoutàiyáng xiaochángjing

SI

bladder meridian

zútàiyáng pángguangjing

BL

kidney meridian

zúshàoyin shènjing

KI

pericardium meridian

shoujuéyin xinbaojing

PC

triple energizer meridian

shoushàoyáng sanjiaojing

TE

gallbladder meridian

zúshàoyáng danjing

GB

liver meridian

zújuéyin ganjing

LR

governor vessel

dumài

GV

conception vessel

rènmài

CV

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