Acupoints on the Toes

Acupressure points on the feet

Acupoints on the toes

Treat all six leg meridians quickly with these toe acupoints!

All of the meridians on the leg have either begin or end on the toes (except for the Kidney located on the sole of the foot).
Regardless of the type of massage you are practicing, integrating meridian massage is simple! 
By applying pressure to each of these toe acupoints you activate all six meridians quickly and effectively.

5 Element Yin and Yang Meridian Pairs

In addition to opening the energy in the legs, working on these points supports three of the Five Elements of Chinese Medicine. For every Element in the Chinese Medical system, there are two meridians, one Yin and one Yang. On the foot Massage acupressure points on toeswe have the following elements and pairs:
Yin Meridian – Spleen
Yang Meridian – Stomach
Yin Meridian – Liver
Yang Meridian – Gallbladder
Yin Meridian – Kidney
Yang Meridian – Bladder

Acupressure points on the hands and fingers

Yes, the other six meridians can be activated by massaging the tips of the fingers.
Go to Acupressure Points on the Fingers


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Cindy Black

Cindy Black is the Founder of Big Tree School of Natural Healing and the author of Meridian Massage, Pathways to Vitality. She is appreciated for her ability to make the complex accessible, fun, and practical.


  1. Eva on August 16, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    For me it also seems odd that there are no acupuncture points on the middle toe. I also have problems with this toe (right foot) and experience stubbing pain on the foot between middle and fourth toe that also is not resembled by any accu point. Maybe it is an organ that haven’t been known, when acupuncture system originated. I mean the organ that was discovered recently – interstitium.

    • Cindy Black on August 17, 2022 at 7:22 pm

      Hi Eva,
      It is an ancient and complex system, that is for sure!
      The Stomach Meridian has an internal branch on the third toe, so although there are no points, we consider issues with the third toe to be related to the Stomach Meridian.
      – Cindy

  2. DB on March 10, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    Thank for posting this very helpful article. My questions regarding the big toe:
    1. What organs corresponds to the outer edge of the big toe? Spleen?
    2. What organs correspond to the soft area between the pad of the big toe and the pad of the foot? Where the big toe bends

    Thank you 😊

    • Cindy Black on March 12, 2022 at 8:23 am

      Hi DB,
      On the big toe there are two meridians – the Liver and Spleen meridians. The Spleen meridian is on the same side of the big toe as the arch of the foot, the Liver is on the same side as the 2nd toe. Meridians are part of the Organ System that they are named after – so when we way “Spleen” from this perspective we refer to an entire energetic and physical web that encompasses the meridian, the Element, season, color, mindset, emotion, physical organ etc.

      There is not a specific organ that corresponds to the area between the pad of the big toe and the pad of the foot. I would investigate by asking my client lots of questions and palpating the area. As the image shows, there are 6 meridians on the feet and toes, so things need to be differentiated for each person.

      All that being said, the Kidney meridian begins on the bottom of the foot, so I would definitely be wondering about that, but again, it is not a one-to-one relationship. We need to inquire deeply, wonder, and listen to our client’s experiences.

      I hope this helps
      – Cindy

  3. Leonore Alaniz on January 28, 2022 at 12:33 am

    I am on this site, because my MIDDLE toes, both of them have been painful, at night, wearing socks (to warm cold feet in a cold sleeping area), particularly the nail area, .I applied Copaiba and Francincense oil, which removed the pain within few minutes. These midele toes are more sensitive to pressure than other tows. – on my feet. 🙂

    • Cindy Black on January 28, 2022 at 10:38 am

      I’m sorry to hear about your pain. I am not sure what the cause could be.
      If possible the best thing is to visit a health practitioner in person so that they can evaluate things and work with you.

      – Cindy

  4. Acupoints on the fingers on January 3, 2018 at 9:49 am

    […] finger, the tip of every toe, and one point on the bottom of the foot. Refer to my previous post, Acupoints on the Toes, for details about meridians on the […]

  5. Jenny on December 20, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    So there are 2 points on the big toe, and no point on the middle toe? That seems odd.

    • Cindy Black, L.Ac., LMT on December 20, 2015 at 6:13 pm

      Yes, strange but true! There is plenty to contemplate, even with just these six points (and there are over 350 points).

  6. […] fingers, the tips of every toe, and one point on the bottom of the foot. Refer to my previous post, Acupoints on the Toes, for details about meridians on the […]

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