Guidelines on Basic Training and Safety in Acupuncture
(1999; 35 pages) [French] [Spanish] View the PDF document
Table of Contents
View the documentAcknowledgements
Open this folder and view contentsIntroduction
Close this folderSection I: Basic training in acupuncture
View the document1. Purpose of the guidelines
Open this folder and view contents2. Use of acupuncture in national health systems
View the document3. Levels of training
View the document4. Training programmes
Open this folder and view contents5. Training of acupuncture practitioners
View the document6. Full training in acupuncture for qualified physicians
Open this folder and view contents7. Limited training in acupuncture for qualified physicians
View the document8. Limited training in acupuncture for primary health care personnel
View the document9. Selected acupuncture points for basic training
View the document10. Selected points for basic training in acupuncture
Open this folder and view contentsSection II: Safety in acupuncture
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View the documentAnnex I: List of participants
 

10. Selected points for basic training in acupuncture

Meridians, vessels and extra points

Standard international2 acupuncture nomenclature

Selected points3 for basic training

Lung

11

6

Large intestine

20

12

Stomach

45

25

Spleen

21

11

Heart

9

5

Small intestine

19

13

Bladder

67

34

Kidney

27

8

Pericardium

9

7

Triple energizer

23

12

Gallbladder

44

20

Liver

14

8

Governor vessel

2

13

Conception vessel

24

13

Sub-total

361

187

Extra points

48

14

Total points

409

201

2 Standard International Acupuncture Nomenclature, Report of a WHO Scientific Group (WHO, Geneva, 1991).

3 Selected by participants at the WHO Consultation on Acupuncture, Cervia, Italy, 1996.

SELECTED POINTS FOR BASIC TRAINING IN ACUPUNCTURE4

4 NOTE: Alphanumeric codes which are in bold and underlined are mentioned in the Guidelines on Safety as being potentially dangerous and requiring special skill and experience in their use: LU 9, ST 1, SP 11, BL 1, GV 15, GV 16, CV 22.

Selected from:
A Proposed Standard International Acupuncture Nomenclature
Report of a WHO Scientific Group
(WHO, Geneva, 1991).

1. Lung meridian (LU)

LU 1

zhongfu

LU 7

kongzui

LU 10

yuji

LU 5

chize

LU 9

taiyuan

LU 11

shaoshang

2. Large intestine meridian (LI)

LI 1

shangyang

LI 7

wenliu

LI 14

binao

LI 3

sanjian

LI 6

pianli

LI 15

jianyu

LI 4

hegu

LI 10

shousanli

LI 18

futu

LI 5

yangxi

LI 11

quchi

LI 20

yingxiang

3. Stomach meridian (ST)

ST 1

chengqi

ST 21

liangmen

ST 36

zusanli

ST 2

sibai

ST 25

tianshu

ST 37

shangjuxu

ST 3

juliao

ST 27

daju

ST 38

tiaokou

ST 4

dicang

ST 29

guilai

ST 40

fenglong

ST 5

daying

ST 31

biguan

ST 41

jiexie

ST 6

jiache

ST 32

futu

ST 42

chongyang

ST 7

xiaguan

ST 34

liangqiu

ST 44

neiting

ST 8

touwei

ST 35

dubi

ST 45

lidui

ST 18

rugen





4. Spleen meridian (SP)

SP 1

yinbai

SP 5

shangqiu

SP 10

xuehai

SP 2

dadu

SP 6

sanyinjiao

SP 11

jimen

SP 3

taibai

SP 8

diji

SP 15

daheng

SP 4

gongsun

SP 9

yinlingquan



5. Heart meridian (HT)

HT 3

shaohai

HT 7

shenmen

HT 9

shaochong

HT 5

tongli

HT 8

shaofu



6. Small intestine meridian (SI)

SI 1

shaoze

SI 9

jianzhen

SI 17

tianrong

SI 3

houxi

SI 10

naoshu

SI 18

quanliao

SI 4

wangu

SI 11

tianzong

SI 19

tinggong

SI 5

yanggu

SI 12

bingfeng



SI 6

yanglao

SI 14

jianwaishu



7. Bladder meridian (BL)

BL 1

jingming

BL 21

weishu

BL 52

zhishi

BL 2

cuanzhu

BL 22

sanjiaoshu

BL 54

zhibian

BL 7

tongtian

BL 23

shenshu

BL 57

chengshan

BL 10

tianzhu

BL 25

dachangshu

BL 58

feiyang

BL 11

dazhu

BL 28

pangguangshu

BL 60

kunlun

BL 12

fengmen

BL 31

shangliao

BL 62

shenmai

BL 13

feishu

BL 32

ciliao

BL 64

jinggu

BL 15

xinshu

BL 33

zhongliao

BL 65

shugu

BL 17

geshu

BL 34

xialiao

BL 66

zutonggu

BL 18

ganshu

BL 36

chengfu

BL 67

zhiyin

BL 19

danshu

BL 40

weiyang



BL 20

pishu

BL 43

gaohuang



8. Kidney meridian (KI)

KI 1

yongquan

KI 5

shuiquan

KI 9

zhubin

KI 2

rangu

KI 6

zhaohai

LI 10

yingu

KI 3

taixi

KI 7

fuliu



9. Pericardium meridian (PC)

PC 3

quze

PC 6

neiguan

PC 9

zhongchong

PC 4

ximen

PC 7

daling



PC 5

jianshi

PC 8

laogong



10. Triple energizer meridian (TE)

TE 1

guanchong

TE 5

waiguan

TE 14

jianliao

TE 2

yemen

TE 6

zhigou

TE 17

yifeng

TE 3

zhongzhu

TE 9

sidu

TE 21

ermen

TE 4

yangchi

TE 13

naohui

TE 23

sizhukong

11. Gall bladder meridian (GB)

GB 1

tongziliao

GB 24

riyue

GB 37

guangming

GB 2

tinghui

GB 25

jingmen

GB 39

xuanzhong

GB 8

shuaigu

GB 29

juliao

GB 40

qiuxu

GB 12

wangu

GB 30

huantiao

GB 41

zulinqi

GB 14

yangbai

GB 31

fengshi

GB 43

xiaxi

GB 20

fengchi

GB 33

xiyangguan

GB 44

zuqiaoyin

GB 21

jianjing

GB 34

yanglingquan



12. Liver meridian (LR)

LR 1

dadun

LR 4

zhongfeng

LR 13

zhangmen

LR 2

xingjian

LR 5

ligou

LR 14

qimen

LR 3

taichong

LR 8

ququan



13. Governor vessel (GV)

GV 1

changqiang

GV 13

taodao

GV 20

baihui

GV 3

yaoyangguan

GV 14

dazhui

GV 23

shangxing

GV 4

mingmen

GV 15

yamen

GV 25

suliao

GV 9

zhiyang

GV 16

fengfu

GV 26

shuigou

GV 12

shenzhu





14. Conception vessel (CV)

CV 3

zhongji

CV 10

xiawan

CV 17

danzhong

CV 4

guanyuan

CV 12

zhongwan

CV 22

tiantu

CV 6

qihai

CV 13

shangwan

CV 23

lianquan

CV 8

shenque

CV 14

juque

CV 24

chengjiang

CV 9

shuifen





15. Extra points *

* HN Head and neck; B Back; UE Upper extremities; LE Lower extremities.

EX-HN 1 sishencong

EX-HN 4 yuyao

EX-B 1 dingchuan

EX-HN 3 yintang

EX-HN 5 taiyang

EX-B 2 jiaji

EX-UE 7 yaotongdian

EX-LE 4 neixiyan


EX-UE 9 baxie

EX-LE 6 dannang


EX-UE 10 sifeng

EX-LE 7 lanwei


EX-UE 11 shixuan

EX-LE 10 bafeng


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