Important Acupressure Points
© Gall Bladder 20 - GB20
Feng Chi = Wind Pond
the back of the head, in the depression found in the nape of the neck, approximately halfway between the spine and the bottom
of the ear. These “dimples” are found on both sides of the body.
head and neck tension and pain. Helps with eye and ear problems. Nourishes the brain, improves memory.
© Large Intestine 4 – LI4
Hegu = Joining Valley
the web between the dewclaw and the first long toe on the front leg. If the dewclaw
has been removed it can be located on the second metacarpal.
Point for the face and mouth. Relives head, neck, foreleg and shoulder pain. An important pain reducing point, beneficial for pain in any part of the body. Builds the immune system.
© Large Intestine 11 – LI11
Qu Chi = Crooked Pond
the outside of the front leg, at the end of the elbow crease when the elbow is flexed.
diarrhea and benefits the immune system. Use for arthritic elbow, acute lower
back pain and in the treatment of allergic and infectious disorders.
© Gall Bladder 34 – GB34
Yang Lin Quan = Yang Mound Spring
the outside of the lower leg, below the knee, in the depression just below the prominence of the head of the fibula (small
bone of the lower leg).
point for the muscles and tendons, Relieves joint stiffness.
© Stomach 36 – ST36
Zu Sanli = Foot 3 Miles
the outside of the hind leg, just below the knee, outside of the vertical position of the main leg bone, the tibia. The point is in the middle of the muscle belly.
Function: Master Point for the abdomen
and gastrointestinal tract. Relives fatigue.
Benefits digestion and helps restore the immune system. It can be used
to stimulate contractions during labor.
© Bladder 60 - BL60
Kun Lun = Kunlun Mountains
Location: On the outside of the hind leg, in the depression at the base
of the Achilles tendon, midway between the tendon and the ankle bone. Opposite
Point. Use for arthritis of the hock and soft tissue injury. Strengthens and releases the back and shoulders. Relives neck
stiffness and back pain.
© Kidney 3 – KI3
Taixi = Great
the inside of the hind leg, just above the ankle, at the midpoint between the Achilles tendon and the protuberance of the
ankle bone. Opposite BL60.
restore the immune system, estrous cycle irregularity. Use for arthritic hocks. Strengthens the lumbar spine.
© Ting Points
Ting Points are located on the front or hind feet of the dog.
are the beginning or ending points of a meridian. Ting Points provide important
information about the general health and well-being of your dog.
© Association Points
Association Points are located along the inner branch of the Bladder meridian between the shoulders and the tail. They lay approximately ½ to 1 ½ fingers width on either side of the spine.
provide a valuable indication system for gathering information about imbalances. Association
Points help balance and regulate the flow of energy through out the dog’s body and affect the organs directly linked
to them by the meridian system. They can also help balance emotional energy. Because
of these properties it is beneficial to stimulate them during massage.
© Ear Points
the ear (around the base of the ear and the ear flap itself) is the meeting place of all the meridians of the body. There is an entire branch of acupuncture that is based solely on ear points. The ear also abounds in nerves, and appropriate application of pressure releases endorphins from the hypothalamus
and pituitary glands.