Accurately details all the meridians and acupuncture points in English and Chinese
A key card showing and naming each acupoint
Durable material makes cleaning, maintenance and use easier
These Acupuncture Models are irreplaceable tools for professional Acupuncturists, Chiropractors, Naturopaths, and Healthcare Professionals. Points (on meridian lines) are indicated in English and Chinese. Each model includes a point location booklet. All Acupuncture Models are made from durable soft vinyl material and mounted on a wooden base.
Acupuncture point palpation and optional self-needling
Mounted on a wooden stand
Acupoints used in treatment may or may not be in the same area of the body as the targeted symptom. The TCM theory for the selection of such points and their effectiveness is that they work by stimulating the meridian system to bring about relief by rebalancing yin, yang and qi (also spelled "chi"). This theory is based on the paradigm of TCM, not that of science.
Body acupoints are generally located by a measurement technique that is calibrated according to their proportional distances from various landmark points on the body. Acupoint location usually depends on specific anatomical landmarks that can be palpated. There are nearly 400 basic acupoints on the meridians. Many of these basic points are rarely used. Some points are considered more therapeutically valuable than others, and are used very frequently for a wide array of health conditions.
Categories of body acupuncture points:
Five Transporting Points system describes the flow of qi in the channels using a river analogy, and ascribes function to points along this flowline according to their location.
Five Phase Points ascribe each of the five phases - wood, fire, earth, metal and water - to one of the Five Transporting points.
Xi-cleft points are the point on the channel where the qi and blood gather and plunge more deeply.
Yuan-source points are points on the channel from where the yuan qi can be accessed.
Luo-connecting points are located at the point on the channel where the luo meridian diverges.
Back-shu points lie on the paraspinal muscles either side of the spine.
Front-mu points are located in close proximity to the respective organ.
Hui-meeting points are a category of points that are considered to have a "special effect" on certain tissues and organs.