Locating Acupoints

Finding your acupoints can be a challenging aspect of AcuPresence. It may seem complicated but it does not need to be.

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Locate an acupoint by gently sliding the tip of your forefinger on your skin, along the meridian line. Often, yet not always, there is a slight indentation or tenderness at the site of the acupoint. Or you will feel it energetically. It might even be located in a slightly different spot on your body than described. As long as you’re in close proximity, even off by ½ inch or so, it’s fine.

Trust your senses, your intuition, and your body’s wisdom.

Anatomical Chinese Inch

Locating acupoints is done by using the Anatomical Chinese Inch, or ACI. Since everyone’s body is different, this system uses each person’s inborn measurements to make finding acupoints easy. The following options utilize your fingers as a measuring tool.

The width of the thumb joint = 1 ACI

The distance between the creases in the joints of the middle finger = 1 ACI

The width of two fingers = 1.5 ACI

The width of 4 fingers = 3 AC



Personal Measuring Ruler

The second method for measuring ACI’s is to create your own measuring tape or ruler that is unique to your anatomy.

This is done by taking a piece of thick paper or cardstock and folding it to measure about 1 and 1/2 inches wide by about 5 inches in length.

Next, you will place your thumb on it and mark the width with a small line. Continue to mark 4-5 thumb widths and number them. Additional resources for locating acupoints are available at AcuPresence.com.