Point Location Series: Non-Command Points - Course 2

Chest and Abdomen

By Neil Gumenick

Neil Gumenick discusses the accuracy of point location. In Part 2 of 4 sessions, he covers the commonly used points on the chest and abdomen selecting points from the Ren, Kidney, Stomach, and Spleen meridian.
Total CPDs: 1
Total CPDs: 1
Standard Certificate (1), NCCAOM (1), IVAS (1)
Access Period: Lifetime
Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

Course Overview

Accurate point location is essential for acupuncture treatment to be effective. Regardless of the accuracy of interviewing and rapport skills, diagnostic assessments of the patient’s needs, pulse findings, and selection of points, if we miss the point, we have done no treatment. These 4 one-hour recorded webinars cover some of the most important and commonly used non-command points on the human body, including points on the REN and DU Channels, upper thoracic, abdominal region, the back, and points around the neck. Among the categories of points covered include Back Shu points, points of Entry and Exit, points on the Inner and Outer Bladder Lines, Kidney chest points, and Windows of the Sky. Professor Neil Gumenick has been teaching point location to students for over 3 decades and has been in full-time practice since 1981. In this webinar series, he will discuss how to best position the patient, how to identify appropriate physical landmarks, measuring distances, and finally locating, by palpation, the exact point. Power point photos of actual patients and anatomical diagrams will accompany Neil’s precise descriptions. Session 2 covers the chest and abdomen, including selected points on the REN channel, Kidney, Stomach, and Spleen.

Course Objectives

  • Learn to position the patient properly for optimal point location accuracy.
  • Learn to identify relevant physical landmarks needed to locate the points.
  • Learn to accurately measure distances needed to locate the points.
  • Learn to palpate the exact point.
  • Learn to use touch diagnostically, as well as to build trust and rapport.

Course Outline

0 hrs - 15 min
Locating and measuring the necessary landmarks on the chest and abdomen: sternal notch, acromioclavicular articulation, ribs, nipple line, xiphosternal articulation, tip of xyphoid process, anterior superior iliac spine, pubic bone.
15 min - 45 min
Location of specific points on REN channel, Kidney, Stomach, and Spleen
45 min - 1 hrs
Recorded Question and Answer segment and case histories
With this class, I am drawn to knowing more about the points I do not tend to use.
Tess R. - United States
I encourage Acupuncturists to locate and needle these points as suggested. I have had tremendous success and more importantly my clients have benefited.
Janet B. - Canada
It was a great review on non command points.
William D. - Canada
Excellent course as always from Neil Gumenick. Very knowledgeable practitioner and teacher. Really worth your time to improve your point location skills.
Julien H. - Norway


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Taught by Neil Gumenick

In practice for 40 years, Professor Neil R. Gumenick, M.Ac. (UK), L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. is Founder and Chief Instructor of The Institute of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture. An accomplished author and international lecturer, he has taught at Yo San University, Emperor's College and SAMRA University.
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