The original names of the points imply profound significance and reflect the Chinese culture. Most of the points are named according to their locations and actions by analogy.
|(1)||According to the anatomical term: Wangu (SI 4, Wrist Bone), Rugen (ST 18, Breast Root), Dazhui (DU 14, Big Vertebra), Xinshu (BL 15, Heart Point).|
|(2)||According to the therapeutic effect: Guangming (GB 37, Brightness), Chengqi (ST 1, Tear Receiver), Guilai (ST 29, Return).|
|(3)||According to the TCM theories: Yangxi (LI 5, Yang Stream), Yinxi (HT 6, Yin Aperture), Qihai (RN 6, Sea of Qi), Xuehai (SP 10, Sea of Blood), Shentang (BL 44, Spiritual Room).|
|(4)||According to the geomorphological, astronomical, and meteorological phenomena: Hegu (LI 4, Meeting Valley), Chengshan (BL 57, Sustaining Mountain), Fengchi (GB 20, Wind Pool), Shangxin (DU 23, Upper Star), Riyue (GB 24, Sun and Moon).|
|(5)||According to the animals and plants: Yuji (LU 10, Fish Border), Yuyao (EX-H, Fish Lumbus), Dubi (ST 35, Calf’s Nose), Zuanzhu (BL 2, Assembled Bamboo).|
|(6)||According to others: architectural structure — Tianjing (SJ 10, Heaven’s Well), Dicang (ST 4, Earth Granary), Liangmen (ST 21, Millet Gate); utensils — Quepen (ST 12, Broken Basin); music — Shaoshang (LU 11, Lesser Shang, second note of musical scale).|