Acupuncture points weight loss is based on the meridian theory of Chinese medicine. It is a healthy, safe and fast weight loss way. It dredges the meridians and stimulates relevant acupuncture points to archive decompose and consume, and get rid of the excessive fat through urination and defecation and sweat glands.

Research shows that by stimulating acupuncture points,it can effectively suppress appetite and inhibit gastrointestinal absorption and reduce energy intake,promote energy metabolism,fat decomposition and weight loss.

However, there are many factors that cause obesity, and pressure points for weight loss therapy depends on different conditions.

In this article, we look at what weight loss pressure points are, location, and how to stimulate them.

What causes obesity

Why is difficult to lose weight even if insisting on fitness?We should know the fundamentally suppressing the inducement of obesity.

There are many reasons for obesity. Studies found that the most important factors are:

  • Dampness-evil
  • Excessive consumption of meat
  • Irregular diet
  • Lack of fitness
  • Greasy food
  • Stay up late

The above are the major factors that lead to obesity.People who want to lose weight, in addition to adjusting diet and fitness, try to reduce these six major behaviors, which will help make the weight loss more significant.

Best Pressure Points For Weight Loss

Acupuncture points for weight loss are commonly located on the abdomen. Other include on the head, legs, arms and soles.

  • CV 13(Shangwan)
shangwan acupoint

Efficacy: reduce the burden on the esophagus

Location:On the anterior median line of the upper abdomen, 5.0 cun above the umbilicus.

The greatest benefit of CV 13 is to stimulate intestinal peristalsis. Frequent massage CV 13 is helpful for for protecting the esophagus,which can avoid eating too fast, causing food accumulate in the stomach lead to indigestion, and weight gain.

Put the index finger and middle finger together and press and rub CV 13 in a clockwise direction for 3 minutes. When preparing breakfast, you can press it at will.

  • CV 12(Zhongwan)
zhongwan acupoint

Efficacy: accelerate gastric peristalsis

Location:On the anterior median line of the upper abdomen, 4.0 cun above the umbilicus.

The benefit of CV 12 is to accelerate gastric peristalsis, also improve the body’s immunity. In addition to massaging it, you can also slice ginger into thin slices to simulate it.

  • CV 10(Xiawan)
xiawan acupoint

Efficacy: remove toxins

Location:On the anterior median line of the upper abdomen, 2.0 cun above the umbilicus.

CV 10 governs the transition process of food from being chewed to digestion. If here is not smooth, it is easy to gradually increase the toxins in the body, causing fat accumulation in the lower abdomen, hip or thighs.

Use your thumbs to press it every day to remove toxins and complete digestion.

  • Around the belly button points, include CV 6(Qihai), ST 27(Daju), CV 4(Guanyuan), ST 25(Tianshu), etc. It can promote metabolism, reduce appetite, regulate endocrine, etc., improve abdominal distension, edema, and prevent lower abdomen protrusion.

Related points:

  1. CV 6(Qihai)
QiHai acupoint

Location:1.5 cun below the umbilicus on the midline of the abdomen.

  • ST 27(Daju)
daju point

Location:2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 5.

  • CV 4(Guanyuan)
CV 4 guanyuan

Location:On the anterior median line of the lower abdomen, 3 cun below the umbilicus.

  • ST 25 (Tianshu)
Tianshu acupoint

Location: 2 cun lateral to the center of the umbilicus.

  • On the head points such as ST 7(Xiaguan) and Jiache, it can relax muscles, promote blood circulation, and be good for firming the facial skin.

Related points:

  1. ST 7(Xiaguan)
xiaguan point

Location:On the face, anterior to the ear, in a depression between the zygomatic arch and the mandibular notch, with mouth closed.

2.ST 6(Jiache)

jiache point

Location:One finger width anterior and superior to the angle of the mandible at the belly of the masseter muscle with teeth clenched.

  • On the legs and feet points,such as: Zusanli and Sanyinjiao,which can promote blood circulation in the legs, increase gastrointestinal motility, and eliminate fat on the legs.

Related points:

  1. ST 36(Zusanli)
zusanli point

Location:3 cun below ST 35, one finger width lateral from the anterior border of the tibia.

sanyinjiao point

Location:3 cun directly above the tip of the medial malleoulus on the posterior border of the tibia.

Abdominal Weight Loss Acupoints

Main point:ST 43(Liangqiu).

Full belly: CV 11(Jianli), CV 6(Qihai), SP 15(Daheng).

Upper abdomen: CV 12(Zhongwan),CV 10(Xiawan),ST 24(Huaroumen).

Lower abdomen: YinJiao, CV 4(GuanYuan),SP 14(Fujie).

Wrist Weight Loss Acupoints

Main point: GB 26(Daimai),GB 31(Fengshi).

Abdomen: ST 25(Tianshu).

Lower back: ZhiShi.

Hip Weight Loss Acupoints

Main point: BaiHuanshu, GB 30(Huantiao).

Hip sagging: Huiyang, Chengfu.

Wide hip: GB 29(Juliao).

Arm Loss Acupoints

LI 14(Binao),SJ 5(Waiguan)

Acupoints for obesity caused by:

  • Spleen deficiency and dampness-eveil: Zusanli, Yinlingquan, Sanyinjiao, Gongsun.
  • Stomach heat and dampness-eveil: Hegu, Quchi, FengLeong,Neiting.
  • Stagnation of Liver Qi: Danzhong, Qimen, Yanglingquan, Taichong.
  • Deficiency of spleen and kidney: Guan Yuan, Zusanli, Sanyinjiao, Zhaohai.
  • Yin deficiency and internal heat: Neiguan, Zusanli, Sanyinjiao, Taixi.
  • Hyperorexia: Shangwan, Shousanli, Zusanli, Xiajuxu.
  • Postpartum obesity: Ququan.

Acupoint Precautions

It is best to avoid the following condition:

  • Pregnant women: May affect the health of mothers and fetuses.
  • Menstrual period: Some acupuncture points will affect the blood circulation.
  • Fasting, overeat, and poor mental state.
  • Trauma: Improper pressing may cause bleeding.
  • Severe heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, skin disease;

Acupuncture points weight loss recipes

Acupuncture weight loss recipes are as follows:


1 to 2 eggs, add 300ml of soy milk. Or 1 to 2 eggs, add 250ml of milk.


protein and vegetables

1. Proteins:

2. Vegetables 150g


300 to 400g vegetables for dinner

bean sprouts, celery, spinach, cauliflower, rape, cabbage, etc.

steamed: eggplant, etc.

raw: carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, radishes, pears, oranges, peaches, etc.

Note: Vegetables that are good for weight loss include: wax gourd, celery, eggplant, cucumber, tomatoes, carrots, cabbage, spinach, leeks, cabbage, coriander, bean sprouts, cauliflower, rape, mushrooms, etc.


There are many ways to lose weight,But there are no shortcuts to weight loss ,and pressure point for weight loss is an auxiliary option,By stimulating weight loss pressure point,which is beneficial for regulating the body’s metabolic capacity and reducing the fat accumulation in the body to archive weight loss. In addition, it can also suppress excessive appetite, thereby reducing the appetite for food that is also very helpful for weight loss, but we must find the right acupoints and keep it for a long the best way is to combine fitness, keep healthy lifestyle, acupressure massage, etc. to get the best results.