The Ashi Points

Ashi Points are also called “reflexing points”, “unfixed points” or “tender spots”. Chapter 13 of Miraculous Pivot says, “Tender spots can be used as acupuncture points”, and this was the primary method for point selection in early acupuncture and moxibustion treatments. Without specific names and definite locations, Ashi Points are considered to represent the earliest stage of acupuncture point evolution. Clinically, they are mostly used for pain syndromes.