WHO Standard Acupuncture Point Locations in The Western Pacific Region

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In acupuncture point location, a vertical and horizontal coordinate method is adopted as much aspossible. Using two intersecting lines to make a crossing point, first, the distance on the y-coordinate(Y axis) is determined to draw the horizontal line on the body, then the distance on the x-coordinate (Xaxis) is determined to draw the vertical line on the body. The latest edition of International AnatomicalTerminology is utilized to describe the relevant anatomical parts of acupuncture point locations. The description for acupuncture point locations does not include methods for locating theacupuncture points. Notes will be added, when required, to explain the specific body postures thatare required to locate certain acupuncture points, as well as the techniques for locating body surfacelandmarks, proportional bone (skeletal) measurements, and the relationship with adjacent acupuncturepoints. The focus of explanations for location of acupuncture points is on general body positions. Onlythose special body positions required for certain acupuncture points have specific notes under relevantitems to explain their locations. Notes offer supplementary explanations on the following related key points for location ofacupuncture points. A special body position required for acupuncture point location. The proportional bone (skeletal) measurement. Explanations of the method of locating certain anatomical landmarks. The relationship with adjacent acupuncture points or reference acupuncture points. Explanations of the differences in surface landmarks between different genders and individuals.V. Controversial acupuncture point locations Through several meetings with Member States organized by the WHO Regional Officer for theWestern Pacific to review the 92 controversial acupuncture point locations, 86 were standardized.However, the experts could only make a tentative decision on the six remaining points. It was agreedthat further scientific research, such as multi-centred clinical trials, should be conducted on the sixremaining controversial acupuncture point locations.
WHO Standard Acupuncture Point Locations in The Western Pacific Region