Point Location Series: Non-Command Points - Course 3

Entry and Exit

Neil Gumenick discusses the accuracy of point location. In Part 3 of 4 sessions, he covers the points of Entry and Exit.

Neil Gumenick
Neil Gumenick

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 recorded 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 3 covers points of Entry and Exit.


  • 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.


  • 0 hrs - 15 min

    Introduction and importance of Points of Entry and Exit

  • 15 min - 45 min

    Location of relevant landmarks and measuring of non-command Points of Entry and Exit: HT 1, SI 19, UB 1, KI 22, PC 1 and 2, SJ 22, GB 1, LIV 14, LU 1, LI 20, ST 1, SP 21, REN 1 and 24, DU 1 and 28

  • 45 min - 1 hrs

    Recorded Question and Answer segment and case histories


  • William D. (Canada)

    It was a great review on non command points.

  • Tess R. (United States)

    With this class, I am drawn to knowing more about the points I do not tend to use.

  • Roya A. (Canada)

    this course is exceptional. very well explained. easy to follow the teacher.

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It was a great review on non command points.

William D. (Canada)

With this class, I am drawn to knowing more about the points I do not tend to use.

Tess R. (United States)

this course is exceptional. very well explained. easy to follow the teacher.

Roya A. (Canada)

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)


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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  • CEUs:

    Approved By: Florida (1), NCCAOM (1), IVAS (1), Standard Certificate (1)

    Pending: California [Upon Request]*

  • Language: English

  • Course Type: Recorded Webinar

  • Course Length: 1 h

  • Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

  • Access Period: Lifetime


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