Point Location Vol. 1

What is The Big Picture Book of Point Location?

This book is an illustrated guide to finding acupuncture points on the body. It is intended to add to (not replace) the information taught in point location classes. 

Albert Stern, L.Ac, has taught anatomy and point location for years. This book collects the ideas, concepts, and tools found to help students find and needle points. 

Emphasis is placed on what a student will "feel" when palpating the body. Relationships between points are explored. Common problems are discussed and solutions offered. 


Sample Pages

Sample #1 - Sample #2 - Sample #3

In addition, a preview of the first 15 pages can be seen here. 


What Material is Covered?  

Volume One covers the major points on the leg and pelvis. Not every point is covered. The emphasis is on common and important points such as: St 36, Sp 9, GB 34, Sp 6, GB 30, and UB 32.

A complete list of all the points and muscles included can be found: here. 

There is great emphasis placed on anatomy. Point location cannot be separated from anatomy. As a result major muscles are described in detail including origin, insertion, and action. 

Ideas and concepts are conveyed through unique and clear illustrations. 


Why Volumes? 

The intention is to make this work as affordable as possible to students. Smaller volumes allows more flexibility for students. Volume 2 is now available


Where have these books been used?  

These ideas and concepts have been used in classes teaching anatomy and point location since 2008. These specific books have been used in workshops specifically about needling and point location. 


Available in two formats: traditional print and Apple iBooks