Here are the points to use
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To find this point image drawing a line from the soft depression behind the earlobe to the back of your head where your spine connects to your skull. Anmian is located on this imaginary line about 1/3 of the way back from the soft depression immediately behind the earlobe.
Although individual anatomy can vary, this point often falls on the sternocleidomastoid muscle. Stimulate with one finger.
Special considerations: avoid firm pressure at this point to avoid damaging the styloid process.
This point is located near the inner wrist crease, on the pinky side of the tendon, just inside the head of ulnar bone.
Using the tip of the index finger, feel for a small depression located on or near the wrist crease, on the radial side of the tendon. Stimulate with the tip of the index finger or thumb.
This point is located on the arm, three finger breadths from the wrist crease on the inner forearm in between the two tendons.
Position the hand palm up. Measure three of the patient’s fingers up from the crease of the wrist. This can be done by placing the fingers of the opposite hand across the wrist, with the edge of the ring finger at the wrist crease. The point is located at the level where the index finger is resting, between the two tendons that run from the wrist up the center of the arm. Stimulate with the tip of the index finger or a thumb
This point is located on the inside of the lower leg, four finger widths up from the ankle bone.
Find the highest point of the inner ankle bone. Measure four of the patient’s finger widths up from that high point. The point is located at that level, in line with the ankle bone.
Special considerations: contraindicated in pregnancy
This point is located behind the ankle, in the soft depression between the back edge of the ankle bone and the Achilles tendon.
Feel for a soft depression between the back edge of the inner ankle bone, and the Achilles tendon. Stimulate with the forefinger or thumb.
This point is located on the top of the foot in the space between the bones leading up to the first and second toe.
Place your finger between the first and second toe. Slide your finger toward the top of the foot, staying between the two bones. The point is located in the space between the two bones, roughly one third of the way between the base of the toes and the ankle.
Special considerations: avoid use during pregnancy.
The acupoint protocols shared in these materials are general in nature, intended to provide complementary therapeutic support to patients in an easily reproducible format. In contrast, licensed acupuncturists and healthcare providers trained in Chinese Medicine develop individualized acupoint prescriptions through patient assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning based on Chinese Medicine theory. The acupoints used by licensed acupuncturists and Chinese Medicine providers to treat specific symptoms and address the root causes of illness may vary widely from the following protocols, based on the individual.