What is The Acupuncture Points?

Acupuncture points are called Shu Xue figure; “Shu” means “transportation” and “Xue” means “hole, aperture, or orifice.” They are the specific sites through which the Qi of the Zang–Fu organs and meridians is transported to the body surface.

History of the points on 14 meridians:

  • 475 B.C.–24 A.D., in The Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic — 160 points.
  • 282 A.D., in Classic A-B of Acupuncture and Moxibustion — 349 points.
  • 1026 A.D., in Illustrated Classic of Acupuncture Points on Bronze Model — 354 points.
  • 1601 A.D., in Great Compendium of Acupuncture and Moxibustion — 359 points.
  • 1749 A.D., in The Golden Mirror of Medicine — 361 points.

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