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Home > Education > Theory > Local & Distal Points

Guide to the Use of Local and Distal Points in Acupuncture

By Dr. Ma

Symptoms occurring locally can be treated distally. The following is a guide to the relationship between local and distal points.

Diseased area Local Points Distal Points
Head
Forehead St 8, Du 23, GB 14, Yin Tang L.I. 4, St 41, St 44
Temple Tai Yang, GB 8, GB 20 SJ 5, GB 41
Nape UB 9, UB 10, Du 14, Du 16 SI 3, SI 6, UB 60, UB 63, UB 65, UB 67
Vertex Du 20 Liv 3
Eyes UB 1, UB 2, GB 1, GB 20, Qiu Hou Liv 3, GB 37
Nose L.I. 20, Du 23, Bi Tong Lu 7 L.I. 4
Teeth St 6, St 7, St 5, Ren 24 L.I. 4, St 44
Ears SJ 21, SI 19, GB 2, SJ 17, GB 20 SJ 5, GB 41, SJ 3, GB 43, Kid 3
Tongue Ren 23, Du 15 Ht 5, Pc 7, Sp 5, Kid 6
Throat SI 17, Ren 23 L.I. 1, Lu 7, Lu 10, Lu 11, Kid 6, St 44
Trunk
Chest Ren 17, Ub 13, Lu 1 Pc 6, Lu 5
Upper Abdomen Ren 12, St 21, UB 21 St 36, Sp 4, Pc 6
Middle Abdomen St 25, Ren 6, UB 25, UB 27 St 36, St 37, St 39
Lower Abdomen Ren 3, Ren 4 UB 40, Sp 6
Costal region Liv 13, Liv 14, GB 24, UB 18, UB 19 SJ 6, GB 34, Liv 3
Lumbar region UB 23, UB 25, UB 52 UB 40


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