Korean Journal of Acupuncture

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Fig. 3. Classifications of acupoints. (A) Conventional categories of acupoints. Classical acupoints, extra-acupoints, and Ashi points are three distinct types that cannot coexist. (B) A new classification scheme for acupoints based on an understanding of Ashi points. Ashi points can be identified as the locations for the acupuncture and moxibustion based on the patients’ reactions mainly manifested by sensations of comfort and pain. Ashi points may or may not match to classical or extra-acupoints.
Korean J Acupunct 2022;39:84-90 https://doi.org/10.14406/acu.2022.014
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