Acupuncture Source Points

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Acupuncture Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is designed to test you knowledge on source points. All answers are taken from "A Manual of Acupuncture" by Deadman, Al-Khafaji & Baker.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the Lung source point?
    • A. 

      Lung 9

    • B. 

      Lung 1

    • C. 

      Lung 11

    • D. 

      Lung 8

  • 2. 
    _______ is the source point for the PC meridian
  • 3. 
    ________is the source point for the HT meridian
  • 4. 
    ______ is the source point for the LV meridian
  • 5. 
    ____ is the source point for the KI meridian
  • 6. 
    _____ is the source point for the TH meridian
  • 7. 
    ____ is the source point for the SI meridian
  • 8. 
    ____ is the source point for the ST meridian
  • 9. 
    ____ is the source point for the GB meridian
  • 10. 
    _____ is the source point for the UB meridian
  • 11. 
    Where is the source point for the Lung meridian located?
    • A. 

      LU 9 is at the wrist joint, in the depression between the radial artery and the tendon of abductor pollicis longus

    • B. 

      LU 9 is above the wrist, 1 cun proximal to LU 7, in the depression at the base of the styloid process of the radious and on the radial side of the radial artery

    • C. 

      LU 9 is on the thenar eminence of the hand, in a depression between the midpoint of the shaft of the first metacarpal bone and the thenar muscles

    • D. 

      LU 9 is on the radial aspect of the forearm, approximately 1.5 cun proximal to LI 5, in the cleft between the tendons of brachioradialis and abductor pollicis longus.

  • 12. 
    Where is the source point for the HT meridian located?
    • A. 

      HT 7 is located on the palm, in the depression between the 4th and 5th metacarpal bones, where the tip of the little finger rests when a fist is made.

    • B. 

      HT 7 is located at the wrist joint, on the radial side of the flexor carpi ulnaris, in the depression at the proximal border of the pisiform bone

    • C. 

      HT 7 is located on the dorsal aspect of the little finger, at the junction of lines drawn along the radial border of the nail and the base of the nail, approximately 0.1 cun from the corner of the nail

    • D. 

      HT 7 is located on the radial side of the tendon of flexor carpi ulnaris, 0.5 cun proximal to HT 6

  • 13. 
    Where is the source point for the Spleen meridian located?
    • A. 

      SP 3 is located on the medial side of the big toe, in the depression distal and inferior to the first metatarsophalangeal joint.

    • B. 

      SP 3 is located on the medial side of the foot in the depression proximal and inferior to the head of the first metatarsal bone.

    • C. 

      SP 3 is located on the medial side of the foot, in the depression distal and inferior to the base of the first metatarsal bone.

    • D. 

      SP 3 is located on the medial side of the ankle, in the depression which lies at the junction of straight lines drawn along the anterior and inferior borders of the medial malleolus.

  • 14. 
    Where is the source point of the Liver meridian located?
    • A. 

      LV 3 is located on the dorsum of the foot, between the first and second toes, 0.5 cun proximal to the margin of the web

    • B. 

      LV 3 is located on the ankle, anterior to the prominence of the medial malleolus, in the significant depression just medial to the tendon of tibialis anterior when the ankle is extended (dorsiflexed).

    • C. 

      LV is located 5 cun above the prominence of the medial malleolus, immediately posterior to the medial crest of the tibia, in the depression between the medial crest of the tibia and the gastrocnemius muscle.

    • D. 

      LV 3 is located on the dorsum of the foot, in the hollow distal to the junction of the first and second metatarsal bones.

  • 15. 
    Where is the source point for the Triple Heater located?
    • A. 

      TH 4 is located on the dorsum of the hand, in the depression just proximal to the fourth and fifth metacarpophalangeal joints.

    • B. 

      TH 4 is located between the ring and little fingers, 0.5 cun proximal to the margin of the web.

    • C. 

      TH 4 is located on the dorsum of the wrist, at the level of the wrist joint, in the depression between the tendons of extensor digitorum communis and extensor digiti minimi.

    • D. 

      TH 4 is located 2 cun proximal to TH 5, in the depression between the radius and the ulna, on the radial side of the extensor digitorum communis tendons.

  • 16. 
    Where is the source point for the Small Intestine meridian located?
    • A. 

      SI 4 is located on the ulnar border of the little finger, in a depression just distal to the metacarpophalangeal joint.

    • B. 

      SI 4 is located on the ulnar border of the hand, in the substantial depression proximal to the head of the fifth metacarpal bone.

    • C. 

      SI 4 is located at the ulnar border of the wrist, in the depression between the head of the ulna and the triquetral bone

    • D. 

      SI 4 located on the ulnar border of the hand, in the depression between the base of the fifth metacarpal bone and the triquetral bone.

  • 17. 
    Where is the source point of the Stomach meridian?
    • A. 

      ST 42 is located on the ankle, level with the prominence of the lateral malleolus, in a depression between the tendons of extensor hallucis longus and extensor digitorum longus.

    • B. 

      ST 42 is located on the dorsum of the foot, in the depression formed by the junction of the second and third metatarsal bones and the cuneiform bones, 1.5 cun distal to ST 41, on the line drawn between ST 41 and ST 43, at the point where the pulsation of the dorsalis pedis artery may be palpated.

    • C. 

      ST 42 is located on the lower leg, midway between the tibiofemoral joint line and the lateral malleolus, two finger-breadths lateral to the anterior crest of the tibia.

    • D. 

      ST 42 is located on the lower leg, 3 cun inferior to ST 39, one finger breadth lateral to the anterior crest of the tibia.

  • 18. 
    Where is the source point for the Gallbladder meridian located?
    • A. 

      GB 40 is located between the 4th and 5th metatarsal bones, in the depression proximal to the metatarsal heads, on the medial side of the tendon of extensor digitorum longus.

    • B. 

      GB 40 is located in the depression distal to the junction of the 4th and 5th metatarsal bones, on the lateral side of the tendon of extensor digitorum longus

    • C. 

      GB 40 is located above the ankle joint, 3 cun superior to the prominence of the lateral malleolus, between the posterior border of the fibula and the tendons of peroneus longus and brevis

    • D. 

      GB 40 is located at the ankle joint, in the depression anterior and inferior to the lateral malleolus

  • 19. 
    Where is the the source point for the Urinary Bladder meridian located?
    • A. 

      UB 64 is located on the lateral side of the foot, in the depression anterior and inferior to the tuberosity of the fifth metatarsal bone.

    • B. 

      UB 64 is located on the lateral side of the foot in the depression posterior to the tuberosity of the fifth metatarsal bone.

    • C. 

      UB 64 is located on the lateral side of the foot, in the depression posterior and inferior to the head of the fifth metatarsal bone.

    • D. 

      UB 64 is located on the lateral side of the foot, in the depression anterior and inferior to the fifth metatarsophalangeal joint.