Important Note Regarding Acupuncture and Acupressure Points:
- The location of the acupuncture points described in the figure and in textbooks should be considered as rough guides. Experienced acupuncturists will determine the exact location of the acupoints at the time of needle insertion using techniques such as acupuncture/acupressure point palpitation.
- While selection of acupuncture meridians/channels and acupuncture points are an important element of effective treatment, there are other equally or more important factors that greatly influence the treatment outcome. Those are intensity (including depth of needle insertion and method of stimulation) and duration of the acupuncture stimulation. Both traditional theory and scientific research show that stimulating exactly the same acupoint can elicit entirely different responses at two different times. In other words, effective acupuncture treatment does not solely depend on the selection of acupuncture points or channels, but equally or more so depends on how these acupuncture points are stimulated by using acupuncture, moxibustion, or acumoxa techniques.
Standard Acupuncture Point Locations?
Currently, each acupuncturist in North America may locate the same acupuncture points differently, depending on how and where they have been trained. The issue of these point discrepancies may be somewhat of a surprise not only for consumers but also for many acupuncturists and students. The “acupuncture point”, which is supposed to be the most fundamental aspect of this ancient medical treatment, has not been standardized. Read more…
Fertility Acupuncture Points
- Acupuncture Points used in IVF Clinical Trials
- Acupuncture Points used in Basic Studies on Reproductive Organs
- Fertility Enhancing Points used in Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Fertility Enhancing Points used in Japanese Acupuncture
- Fertility Enhancing Points suggested in Classic Texts