Shen men, located in the ear, is one of the most popular acupuncture points for alleviating stress.
Pericardium 6 is appropriate for all kinds of nausea—caused by motion sickness, pregnancy, stress and anxiety, food poisoning, or stomach bugs.
Large Intestine 11 is a go-to point in Chinese medicine for reducing fevers and boosting immunity.
Spleen 6 is included in almost all acupuncture treatments for general-wellness, balancing, and stress-reduction.
Kidney 27 is an immune-boosting super star, and especially helpful for people who are prone to upper respiratory flu symptoms.
Common uses for Spleen 9 are urinary incontinence and painful urination, abdominal distention and pain, and edema.
Pericardium 8 is used for fever, mouth and tongue sores, bad breath, cardiac pain anxiety, mania, uncontrollable laughter, or intense fear.
Gall Bladder 30 is "unrivaled in importance for the treatment of disorders of the hip joint and buttock."
Stomach 36 is used for digestive issues—everything from constipation to diarrhea to heartburn to nausea to hiccups.
Triple Heater 6 (also referred to as Sanjiao 6) is a go-to point for bloating and constipation.
Kidney 1 is a mechanism for dispersing all the stuff that most of us have swimming around in our heads, preventing us from the calm and peacefulness we crave.
Governing Vessel 20 helps boost energy, and stimulate and sharpen mental faculties, making you more alert and present.
Stomach 20 harmonizes your abdominal area. Feelings of stuck breath, shortness of breath, bloating, abdominal pain, or even vomiting can be helped by pressing this point.
Gall Bladder 8 is a go-to acupuncture point for headaches, especially one-sided headaches, including those that show up after a night of too much alcohol.
Large Intestine 4 is kind of the mother of all acupuncture points, used to treat almost anything you can think of.
Yintang, a single acupuncture point located between the eyebrows, is primarily used to calm the mind. It is acupuncture's chill pill.
Heart 3 is a great local point for arm or elbow pain, especially golfer's elbow because it affects the inside of the elbow, as well as anxiety.
Stomach 6 is a great point for alleviating tension in the jaw, face, and neck caused by teeth grinding, nail biting, or holding ourselves in stressed-out tense postures.
Stomach 40 is primarily used for clearing out mucus—more commonly referred to by acupuncturists as phlegm or dampness—especially in the upper body.
Lung 7 is a key acupuncture point for treating cold and flu symptoms, including cough, sore throat, chills and fever, nasal congestion, headache, and stiff neck.