Odisha Swastha Seva Sangha

Specific Points


There are certain specific points (among the existing points) that are located on the pathway of the meridians. Certain points in accordance with their characteristics and potentials are named as Specific Points. Application of these points helps in treatment.



Source Points, also known as Mula Marma, are points where prana remains and stays in the meridian and forms a type of base. As the word ‘Mula’ suggests it means root or base. It is the point of origin which possesses maximum amount of prana. This point is in direct contact with the organ, that is related with the meridian. Due to this contact with the organ it is also termed as organ point or regulator point. Thus, it is the source of prana and prana can flow both ways, that is from the meridian to the organ and from the organ to the meridian. This points thus, corrects the imbalance of prana by balancing it in the meridian or organ, either of which is imbalanced.

All source points are located near ankle and wrist joints. All earth points of yin meridian are Source Points. There are 12 Source Points located on the pathway of 12 meridians.


Lu   –   9             H    –     7              P       –      7

Li    –   4             Si    –     4             Tw     –       4

ST  –   42          UB   –     64           GB      –       40

SP  –   3             K     –     3             Liv      –       3




The Luo-Connecting points, also called bridge points or Setu Marma, are the points which connect the hollow and solid organ meridians and allow prana to travel between one meridian and the next in line. The Luo-connecting points are communicated with the Source Points of partner or couple meridians by co-lateral branches. And the Prana flows from one meridian to another through these branches.

Disequilibrium of prana of a couple meridian can be restored by treatment on Luo-connecting points. Hence, Luo-connecting Points treat disorder of the organ pertaining to itself and the couple organ. For example, Lu-7 the Luo-connecting point of Lung meridian is useful for Bronchial Asthma and Constipation.

Combination of Luo-Connecting Points and Source Points are very effective form of treatment. For instance, if Lung (Lu) meridian is involved, then points Lu-9 (the Source point of Lu Meridian) and Li-6 (the Luo Connecting point of the Large Intestine Meridian) may be treated. Or, to treat disease of the Large intestine meridian points Li-4 (the source point of Large Intestine) and Lu-7 (the Luo-Connecting point of Lung Meridian) may be treated.

There are 13 Luo-Connecting points located on the pathway of the 12 meridians. Spleen meridian has two Luo-connecting points.


Lu   –   9             H    –     7              P       –      7

Li    –   4             Si   –     4              Tw     –     4

ST  –   42          UB   –     64           GB      –     40

SP  –   3             K     –     3             Liv      –     3



 Xicleft of the meridians are the points where prana accumulates. There are twelve paired Xi-Cleft points in the body. They are located on the twelve meridians and each point is for corresponding internal organ. These points are used as emergency points for treating acute and chronic disorders of their related internal organs as well as of the areas supplied by the meridians. For these emergency characteristics, it is also sometimes called as the fire brigade and first aid point. These points of the meridians are located below the elbows and knees, except for St-34 which is above the Knee.


A horary point is a point located on a meridian that corresponds to the same element as the element of that meridian. For example, the element of Lung meridian is metal (Vayu) and its element point is Lu-8 which is also the horary point of Lu meridian. Thus a horary point is the element point of a meridian. Horary is most effective if used according to the relevant time of the organ clock. Thus, the horary points are used during the appropriate period of the organ clock, when the prana is maximum in a particular meridian. For example, when treating a disorder related to stomach, the horary point, St-36, may be used during the period 7 AM – 9 AM, when there is maximum prana at Stomach meridian. There are 12 horary points.



Mu-Front points comes under alarm point, that are located on the frontal portion of the body, mainly on chest and abdomen. There are 12 Mu-front points that are related to 12 organs of the meridians. Their tenderness suggests the conditions of the organ. Thus these points have good diagnostic as well as therapeutic values.



Back-shu points also come under the alarm point, whose tenderness similarly gives an idea about the status of the internal organs. There are 12 Back-shu points located besides the spinal column. Like Mu-Front Point, these points also have diagnostic and therapeutic properties.



The end and starting points of the meridians around the fingers and toes are called as jing well points. They help in treating emergency cases such as shock, fainting, convulsion etc.



These points located on four regular and one extra meridians, have influential effect over specific tissues such as – blood, bone and cartilage, tendons and muscles, bone marrow, vascular system, solid organs, hollow organs, energy of respiratory system. There are eight influential points.



Certain Acupressure points are located distal to the elbow and distal to the knee joint, that treat proximal diseases. There are six distal points.



There are eight confluent points of the 12 meridians. These points regulate the flow of prana of the 8 extra meridians, which communicate with the flow of prana of the 12 regular meridians at these points.



If the meridian pulse diagnosis demonstrates that an organ is underactive (deficient of prana) then that organ has to be supplied with prana. This can be done by tonification method. As per the generative cycle law (Fig – ) Mother looks after the Son and is always prepared to supply prana. Then, we have to draw prana from the mother point and supply the same to the Son. For instance, if Stomach pulse is weak, Stomach is the Earth (element) and Fire is the mother of Earth. So draw Prana from Fire. Thus stimulate Fire point of the Stomach meridian, i.e. St-41. So St-41 is the tonification or mother point of the Stomach meridian.
If the pulse suggests that the organ is overactive (presence of excess prana) then it has to be sedated. Prana has to be dispersed from it. This, similarly, as per the generative cycle law, has to be done by drawing the maximum prana from the overactive organ and supplying the same to its son. For instance, if Stomach is overactive, as Stomach is Earth (element) and its Son is Metal, so prana from the stomach has to be supplied to Metal. Thus, stimulate the Metal Point (sedation point) of the Stomach meridian. St-45 is its sedation or son point.