
What is the insertion angle and depth for PC6?
 Perpendicular 0.51 cun
 *median nerve lies under this point, manipulations may damage the nerve

What is the insertion angle and depth for HT7?
 Perpendicular 0.30.5 cun
 *ulnar artery and nerve lies adjacent to this point

What is the insertion angle and depth for LU9?
Perpendicular .03.05 cun

What is the insertion angle and depth for SI3?
Perpendicular 0.52 cun

What is the insertion angle and depth for Ba Xie?
Perpendicular 0.51 cun

What is the insertion angle and depth for Yao Tong Xue?
Perpendicular 0.51 cun

What is the insertion angle and depth for SP4?
 Perpendicular 0.51 cun
 *SP4 is approx. 1 cun from SP3

What is the insertion angle and depth for SP9?
Perpendicular 11.5 cun

This point is found 3.5 cun lateral to CV2, on the lateral side of the femoral artery.
Deep needling in a medial direction may puncture femoral artery; lateral direction may puncture femoral nerve.

This point is found on the lower abdomen, 0.7 cun superior and 0.5 cun lateral to SP12, 4 cun lateral to the midline. This point is also defined as lying 4.3 cun inferior to SP15.
Deep needling of thin patients may penetrate peritoneal cavity.

What is the insertion angle and depth for LR3?
In the direction of KI1, 0.51.5 cun

What is the insertion angle and depth for LR7?
Perpendicular 12 cun

What is the insertion angle and depth for LR8?
Perpendicular / slightly posterior 11.5 cun

What is the insertion angle and depth for GB39?
Perpendicular 11.5 cun

What is the insertion angle and depth for GB41?
Perpendicular 0.51 cun

What is the insertion angle and depth for Ba Feng?
Oblique directed proximally 0.51 cun

What is the insertion angle and depth for CV22?
 Needle first perpendicular 0.20.3 cun, then direct the needle inferiorly along the posterior border of the manubrium of the sternum 0.51 cun
 *the inexperienced should be supervised on this needling method

What is the insertion angle and depth for CV17?
Start obliquely first, Transverse directed superiorly / inferiorly 0.51 cun

What is the insertion angle and depth for LU1?
 Transverseoblique 0.51 cun medially along the intercostal space
 *deep perpendicular / oblique insertion carries a substantial risk of causing a pneumothorax

What is the insertion angle and depth for LU2?
 Transverseoblique 0.51 cun
 *deep perpendicular / oblique insertion carries a substantial risk of causing a pneumothorax

What is the insertion angle and depth for CV3?
 Perpendicular 0.51 cun
 *deep insertion will penetrate a full bladder which should therefore be emptied before treatment

What is the insertion angle and depth for CV4?
 Perpendicular 0.51 cun / oblique directed inferiorly 11.5 cun
 *deep insertion will penetrate a full bladder which should therefore be emptied before treatment

What is the insertion angle and depth for Zi Gong?
Perpendicular 0.81.2 cun

This point is on the lower abdomen, 2 cun lateral to the midline, level with the superior border of the pubic symphysis.
Deep insertion in a superior direction on thin patients may penetrate peritoneal cavity or a full bladder.
Deep insertion in an inferior direction in the male may penetrate the spermatic cord.

What is the insertion angle and depth for Si Shen Cong?
Transverse 0.51.5 cun

What is the insertion angle and depth for GB20?
 Slightly oblique (close to parallel to each otherh) 11.5 cun
 *deeper needling may damage the spinal cord

What is the insertion angle and depth for SJ17?
 Perpendicular 0.51 cun
 *too anterior / posterior may cause discomfort on opening / closing of mouth for some time after treatment

Classical texts state this point is contraindicated to moxibustion.
Care should be taken to avoid puncturing the carotid artery which must be palpated and then held laterally during needling, by using the index finger and thumb of on hand, above and below the point. This needling method should not be attempted by those who have not had appropriate clinical supervision.

According to several classical texts, this point is contraindicated to moxibustion.
Spinal canal lies between 1.5 and 2 cun deep to the skin surface, varying according to body build. Deep perpendicular insertion is therefore strictly contraindicated, as is superior oblique insertion towards the brain.

Patient closes eye and to direct the eye as far as possible towards the side being needled. With forefinger of one hand, gently push the eyeball to the lateral side and hold it firmly. Insert needle slowly perpendicularly with the other hand, without lift, thrusting or rotating to a depth 0.51 cun. Immediately on withdrawal of needle, press firmly with a cotton wool ball for about a minute to prevent hematoma.
According to several classical and modern texts, this point is contraindicated to moxibustion.

Ask patient to close eye and look upward. Use finger to push the eyeball upwards and insert the needle, first slightly inferiorly, then perpendicularly, between eyeball and the inferior wall of orbit, 0.5 to 1 cun.
According to several classical texts, this point is contraindicated to moxibustion.
Needle should be inserted slowly without lifing, thrusting or rotating. Immediately after withdrawal of the needle, press firmly with a cotton wool ball for about a minute to prevent hematoma.

What is the insertion angle and depth for SI19?
 Perpendicular 0.51 cun
 *needle with mouth open; following insertion of the needle patient may close their mouth

What is the insertion angle and depth for Bi Tong (MHN14)?
Transverse toward bridge of nose 0.3 to 0.5 cun

What is the insertion angle and depth for Tai Yang?
Perpendicular 0.50.8 cun / Transverse posteriorly towards GB8; 1.1.5 cun / Oblique anteriorly 0.30.5 cun

Most point learned so far are needled perpendicularly, which ones are not? What is the angle of insertion?
 LR3: Towards KI1
 Ba Feng: Obliquely
 CV17: Transverse
 LU1: TransverseOblique
 LU2: TransverseOblique
 Si Shen Cong: Tranverse
 GB20: slightly oblique
 Bi Tong: Transverse

