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Modern researches world-wide have confirmed that acupuncture is an effective alternative pain management solution, especially for chronic conditions. Compare to many drugs or other accepted medical procedures used for the same conditions, the rates of side effects from acupuncture are substantially lower.

Here, we listed a few most common types of pain we seen in the clinic. New conditions are regularly added and information is regularly updated.

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The meridians and collaterals include the major trunks and minor branches. The meridian vessels have clearly defined pathways that penetrate deep into the body; the network vessels are their branches. The Gateway to Medicine states: “The meridians represent the main pathways and their ramifications are the collaterals.” There are two types of meridians: the twelve meridians and the eight extraordinary meridians.

Concerning the difference between the meridians and the extraordinary collaterals, The Salvation General Compendium states: There are ordinary and extraordinary meridians. The regular meridians are the twelve meridians. The eight extraordinary meridians are so named because they do not conform to the norm. Qi and blood constantly flow through the twelve meridians and, when abundant, overflow into the extraordinary meridians.

Let's discuss details of how each meridian works!

Acupuncture points listed by meridians.

Note: Please navigate points by meridian through navigation.

Special Points

Stomach meridian (foot Yang brightness) points

Main indications:

Acupuncture points in this meridian are indicated for certain gastro enteric diseases, toothaches and mental illnesses. Conditions that affect areas through which the meridian passes such as the head, face, eyes, nose and mouth can also benefit from stimulation of the acupuncture points along this meridian.

Main indications:

Acupuncture points in the Lung Meridian are indicated for throat, chest and lung ailments and for other symptoms that are presented along the meridian's pathway. Study AidThe Lung Channel

Large Intestine meridian (hand yang-ming) points

Main indications:

Acupuncture points in this meridian are indicated for diseases affecting the head, face, pharynx (throat), febrile conditions and other symptoms along the meridian pathway. Study AidThe Large Intestine Channel

Spleen meridian (foot greater Yin) points

Main indications:

Acupuncture points in this meridian are indicated for peptic, gynecological and genital diseases. They are also indicated for symptoms along the meridian.

Heart meridian (hand shao Yin) points

Main indications:

Acupuncture points in this meridian are indicated for heart, chest and mental problems. They are also indicated for symptoms along the meridian.

Small Intestine meridian (hand tai Yin) points

Main indications:

Acupuncture points in this meridian are indicated for diseases of the head, neck, ear, eyes and pharynx (throat), as well as certain febrile conditions and mental illnesses. These acupuncture points are also recommended for symptoms associated with the meridian's pathway.

Urinary Bladder meridian (foot tai yang) points

Main indications:

Acupuncture points in this meridian are indicated for diseases in the head, neck, eyes, back, groin and lower limbs as well as certain and mental illnesses. They are also recommended for symptoms along the meridian pathway.

Kidney meridian (foot shao yin) points

Main indications:

Acupuncture points in this meridian are used for gynecological, genital, kidney, lung, and pharynx (throat) diseases. They are also indicated for symptoms associated with the pathway of the meridian.

Pericardium meridian (hand jue yin) points

Main indications:

Acupuncture points in this meridian are used for heart, chest, and peptic diseases as well as mental illness. They are also indicated for symptoms manifested along the meridian's pathway.

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