Acupuncture Point: Stomach 36

Stomach 36 is a really GREAT point everyone should know about. It is one of the most widely used acupuncture points on the body because it is so powerful. Here’s a little legend about this point, based on the English name translation: Leg Three Mile Chinese warriors would wear leather... Read more

Acupuncture Point: Liver 3

If I had to give Liver 3 a nickname it would be the “Cranky, Irritability, Anger Relieving Point!” This point is by far the best point for calming emotions related to anger and irritability. In Chinese Medicine the Liver channel is responsible for moving energy all directions. When energy gets “stuck”... Read more

Acupuncture Point: Gallbladder 34

Anytime you have a tendon or ligament problem, ANYWHERE in your body, you need to think of Gallbladder 34. Got ankle pain? Add Gallbladder 34. Got shoulder pain? Add Gallbladder 34. Got hip problems? Add Gallbladder 34. You get the point…. Gallbladder 34 is good for ANY problems related to... Read more

Acupuncture Point: Kidney 6

Kidney 6 (KI 6) is one of the acupuncture points that helps open the Conception Vessel (aka the Ren). The conception vessel helps to circulate energy through the middle section of the body, and especially relates to the reproductive organs. Kidney 6 is well known for treating menopausal conditions such... Read more

Acupuncture Point: Bladder 40

Who would have thought treating an acupuncture point on the back of the knee could help with so many conditions. Bladder 40 (BL 40) can obviously treat knee pain, simply based on it’s location, but it does a whole lot more than that! The Bladder channel is the longest acupuncture pathway... Read more

Acupuncture Point: Conception Vessel 22

Conception Vessel 22 (CV 22) is a great point for everything related to the throat. If you have a sore throat, problems with your voice, or trouble swallowing then this is a good point for treatment. Conception Vessel 22 is also great for goiter related symptoms. Chakra Connection: Conception Vessel 22 matches the... Read more

Acupuncture Point: Gallbladder 30

Gallbladder 30 is found deep under the gluteus maximus, medius and minimus… It is by far the best point out there for the treatment of sciatic pain and piriformis syndrome. Down below the glute muscles there is a little short fat muscle called the piriformis. The piriformis attaches from the... Read more

Acupuncture Point: Governor Vessel 20

One little point, so many amazing reasons to use it. Governor Vessel 20 (also known as Du 20), is found at the top of the head, inline with the tips of the ears. Among other things, you can use this point for a headache, to clear your mind because of overthinking,... Read more

Acupuncture Point: Triple Energizer 5

The Triple Energizer is one of the 12 main acupuncture channels in the body, yet it is the only one NOT named after one of the organ systems in the body. In order to understand the significance of Triple Energizer 5 (TE 5), you have to have a general understanding what... Read more

Acupuncture Point: Lung 7

Lung 7 is a very powerful point. As the source point of the Lung channel, this point is used to treat anything related to the lungs—asthma, wheezing, bronchitis, cough, congestion, etc. The internal pathway of the lung channel passes through the throat, the lungs, the stomach, and the intestines so it... Read more

Acupuncture Point: Spleen 9

Spleen 9 (SP 9) is a powerful point. It’s main function in Chinese medicine is to resolve “dampness”.  Dampness is not a normal diagnostic term used in western medicine, but it is actually quite simple to understand. When the Spleen and the Stomach channels are working together digestion runs smoothly,... Read more

Acupuncture Point: Small Intestine 3

Small Intestine 3 (SI 3) is the gateway acupuncture point leading to the spine by way of the shoulders, neck and scapula. Often this point is combined with Bladder 62, which opens the spine from the direction of the coccyx and the lumbar spine. The two points used together make a... Read more

Acupuncture Point: Tai Yang

Tai Yang is a really nice point for the treatment of headaches and migraine headaches, especially those related to sinus conditions. This point is found directly on the path of the Gallbladder channel. Because of the internal pathway connections on the Gallbladder channel, Tai Yang is really good for vision problems,... Read more