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The information on this site was adapted in part from Richard Teh-Fu Tan's book Acupuncture 1,2,3.

Each condition lists five systems, with appropriate ashi points for each:


System 1: Name sharing

Meridians sharing the same Chinese name balance each other.

System 2: Bie-Jing/Branching Meridians

Opposite meridians are paired according to their Chinese meridian names.

System 3: Biao Li/Interior-Exterior Pairs

Interior/Exterior pairs according to their Zang-fu relationship.

System 4: Chinese Clock Opposites

Opposite meridians on the clock balance each other.

System 5: Chinese Clock Neighbors

Adjacent meridians on the clock are paired. The time of the acupuncture is not considered.


This site was created by experts to promote the study of acupuncture


Team Leader and Lead Editor, William Dunbar, PhD, President, Midwest College of Oriental Medicine
Content Expert, Jinhua Xie, MD, PhD, former Dean of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine
Olga Gajdosik, PhD, Graduate of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine
Kris Liesner, Editor and Website Format