The Ultimate Acupressure Guide: 38 Acupressure Points for Treating 175 Injuries & Illnesses

This acupressure guide is available as a free bonus when you purchase the Acupuncture Points Guide eBook.

Acupressure is a wonderful healing tool that anyone can learn in just a few minutes. By harnessing the power of your own acupuncture energy system, you can encourage your body to heal illnesses and restore injuries faster than ever before.

The human body has 360 acupuncture points found in the primary meridians and major energy vessels, and most of these points can be stimulated with acupressure.

However, through the tradition of trial and error, acupuncture researchers and practitioners have discovered 38 acupressure points that are especially effective at stimulating energy and encouraging the body to heal.

On this page you’ll find all 38 of them, along with information about each individual point.

At the bottom of this page, you can also view the full list of injuries and illnesses that these acupressure points can be used to heal.

Acupressure Instructions

To conduct acupressure, apply deep, probing pressure to the specific points of the body listed below. Use your fingertips or knuckles to apply this pressure. To maximize effectiveness, apply pressure to each point for about three minutes a piece.

You can combine acupressure with visualization healing by imagining energy flowing through your fingertips and into the point you are touching, and flowing through to the rest of your body.

Do not use an acupuncture point if the point is under a mole, wart, varicose vein, bruise, cut, or if the skin at the point is injured in any way.

For serious health conditions, and for medical emergencies, you should always contact the appropriate medical professionals for assistance, and not rely solely on acupressure for your healing needs.

The Big List of 175 Injuries & Illnesses Treatable by Acupressure

A
Abdomen (Lower)
Abdomen (Upper)
Allergies
Ankle
Arm
Armpit
Anxiety
Asthma

B
Backache (General)
Backache (Lower)
Backache (Upper)
Bioenergy control
Bites (any)
Bladder
Bleeding
Blisters
Breasts
Breath control
Breathing, labored
Bronchitis
Bruises
Burns
Bursitis

C
“Charlie horse” cramps
Chest
Cholera
Claustrophobia
Colds and influenza
Colitis
Concussion
Conjunctivitis
Constipation
Cough
Cramps, menstrual
Cramps, muscular spasms
Cystitis

D
Dental work
Depression
Diabetes mellitus
Diarrhea
Dizziness
Dysentery

E
Ear
Edema
Elbow
Electric shock
Epilepsy, epileptic seizure
Exhaustion
Eye

F
Face
Fainting
Fatigue
Fear control
Fever
Fingers
Flatulence
Flu
Foot
Forearm

G
Gallbladder
Gastrointestinal system
Genitals
Gingivitis
Glaucoma

H
Hand
Hangover
Hay fever
Headache types:

Head, injury or pain
Heart attack
Heartburn
Heat rash
Hemorrhoids
Hernia
Hiccup
Hip
Hives and rash
Hunger
Hypertension
Hyperventilation
Hypotension
Hysteria

I
Immune system
Impetigo, eczema
Impotence
Influenza
Indigestion
Insomnia

J
Jaundice
Jaw, lower

K
Kidneys
Knee

L
Laryngitis
Leg
Lightheadedness
Lips
Liver
Lumbago
Lungs

M
Memory
Meningitis
Menstruation
Mental disturbance
Motion sickness
Mouth
Mumps

N
Nasal congestion
Nausea
Neck
Nervousness
Neuralgia
Nosebleed

O
Ovaries and uterus

P
Paralysis
Penis
Pleurisy
Pneumonia
Poison ivy
Poisoning by mouth
Poisoning, carbon monoxide
Poisoning, food
Premenstrual syndrome
Prostate

R
Rectum
Respiratory system
Restlessness
Raynaud’s syndrome

S
Sciatica
Sea sickness
Sedation, tranquilization
Seizure
Sex organs
Shock
Shortness of breath
Shoulder
Sinusitis
Skin
Sleep control
Small intestine
Smell, loss of
Smoking control
Sneezing
Spleen, pancreas
Spasms
Sprains
Stings
Stomach
Strains, muscular
Stricture, urinary
Stroke
Sunstroke
Sweating

T
Tachycardia, racing heart
Temper
Tennis elbow
Tension
Testicles
Thigh
Thirst, temporary
Throat
Tinnitus
Tongue
Tonsillitis
Toothache
Trigeminal neuralgia

U
Ulcers, intestinal
Ulcers, peptic
Unconsciousness
Urinary control, temporary
Uterus and ovaries

V
Vertigo
Vomiting and retching

W
Warmth control
Whiplash
Withdrawal (addiction)
Wounds
Wrist

Y
Yawning control

The Full List of Acupressure Points

Section 1: Points on the Hands and Arms

Large Intestine 1

Point 1: Large Intestine 1

English: Metal Yang

Chinese: shang yang

 

 

 

 

 

Pericardium 9

Point 2: Pericardium 9

English: Central Hub

Chinese: zhong chong

 

 

 

 

 

Triple Energizer 5

Point 3: Triple Energizer 5

English: Outer Pass

Chinese: wai guan

 

 

 

 

 

Lung 11

Point 4: Lung 11

English: Lesser Shang

Chinese: shao shang

 

 

 

 

 

01-Large-Intestine-4

Point 5: Large Intestine 4

English: Union Valley

Chinese: he gu

 

 

 

 

 

Lung 7

Point 6: Lung 7

English: Broken Sequence

Chinese: lie que

 

 

 

 

 

Pericardium 6

Point 7: Pericardium 6

English: Inner Pass

Chinese: nei guan

 

 

 

 

 

Heart 7

Point 8: Heart 7

English: Spirit Gate

Chinese: shen men

 

 

 

 

 

Lung 9

Point 9: Lung 9

English: Great Abyss

Chinese: tai yuan

 

 

 

 

 

Lung 5

Point 10: Lung 5

English: Cubit Marsh

Chinese: chi ze

 

 

 

 

 

Large Intestine 11

Point 11: Large Intestine 11

English: Pool at the Bend

Chinese: qu chi

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2: Points on the Feet and Legs

 

Kidney 1

Point 12: Kidney 1

English: Gushing Spring

Chinese: yong quan

 

 

 

 

 

Liver 1

Point 13: Liver 1

English: Large Pile

Chinese: da dun

 

 

 

 

 

Liver 2

Point 14: Liver 2

English: Moving Between

Chinese: xing jian

 

 

 

 

 

Liver 3

Point 15: Liver 3

English: Supreme Surge

Chinese: tai chong

 

 

 

 

 

Stomach 45

Point 16: Stomach 45

English: Severe Mouth

Chinese: li dui

 

 

 

 

 

Stomach 44

Point 17: Stomach 44

English: Inner Court

Chinese: nei ting

 

 

 

 

 

Urinary Bladder 60

Point 18: Urinary Bladder 60

English: Kunlun Mountains

Chinese: kun lun

 

 

 

 

 

Gallbladder 35

Point 19: Gallbladder 35

English: Yang Intersection

Chinese: yang liao

 

 

 

 

 

Kidney 3

Point 20: Kidney 3

English: Great Ravine

Chinese: tai xi

 

 

 

 

 

Spleen 6

Point 21: Spleen 6

English: Three Yin Intersection

Chinese: san yin jiao

 

 

 

 

 

Urinary Bladder 65

Point 22: Urinary Bladder 65

English: Bundle Bone

Chinese: shu gu

 

 

 

 

 

Stomach 36

Point 23: Stomach 36

English: Leg Three Li

Chinese: zu san li

 

 

 

 

 

Urinary Bladder 54

Point 24: Urinary Bladder 54

English: Bend Middle

Chinese: wei zhong

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3: Points on the Head

 

Urinary Bladder 2

Point 25: Urinary Bladder 2

English: Bamboo Gathering

Chinese: zan zhu

 

 

 

 

 

Extraordinary Point (not in a primary meridian)

Point 26: Extraordinary Point (not in a primary meridian)

English: n/a

Chinese: n/a

 

 

 

 

 

Extraordinary Point (not in a primary meridian)

Point 27: Extraordinary Point (not in a primary meridian)

English: n/a

Chinese: n/a

 

 

 

 

 

Large Intestine 20

Point 28: Large Intestine 20

English: Welcome Fragrance

Chinese: ying xiang

 

 

 

 

 

Triple Energizer 17

Point 29: Triple Energizer 17

English: Wind Screen

Chinese: yi feng

 

 

 

 

 

Urinary Bladder 10

Point 30: Urinary Bladder 10

English: Celestial Pillar

Chinese: tian zhu

 

 

 

 

 

Gallbladder 20

Point 31: Gallbladder 20

English: Wind Pool

Chinese: feng chi

 

 

 

 

 

Section 4: Points on the Shoulders and Back

 

Triple Energizer 15

Point 32: Triple Energizer 15

English: Celestial Bone-Hole

Chinese: tian liao

 

 

 

 

 

Triple Energizer 14

Point 33: Triple Energizer 14

English: Shoulder Bone-Hole

Chinese: xian liao

 

 

 

 

 

Extraordinary Point (not in a primary meridian)

Point 34: Extraordinary Point (near Small Intestine 12 and Large Intestine 16)

English: n/a

Chinese: n/a

 

 

 

 

 

Governing Vessel 14

Point 35: Governing Vessel 14

English: Great Hammer

Chinese: dai zhui

 

 

 

 

 

Urinary Bladder 21

Point 36: Urinary Bladder 21

English: Stomach Transporter

Chinese: wei shu

 

 

 

 

 

Section 5: Points on the Torso

 

Conception Vessel 14

Point 37: Conception Vessel 14

English: Great Tower Gate

Chinese: ji que

 

 

 

 

 

Conception Vessel 6 (upper) and 4 (lower)

Point 38 (A & B): Conception Vessel 6 (upper) and 4 (lower)

English: Sea of Qi (upper) and Origin Pass (lower)

Chinese: qi hai (upper) and guan yuan (lower)

 

 

 

 

Acupressure Point Sources:

The Natural Healer’s Acupressure Handbook

Acupressure’s Potent Points

Acupressure Step-By-Step

The Foundations of Chinese Medicine

A Manual of Acupuncture

Learn More About Acupressure:

Acupressure’s Potent Points – The most popular book for learning acupressure for common physical ailments.

Acupressure for Emotional Healing – A book focused on acupressure for emotional issues instead of physical issues.