# Acupuncture TCM Cun Measurements

## Terms

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- the distance between the angles of the hairline
- 9 cun
- the distance between the anterior and posterior hairlines
- 12 cun
- the distance between the glabella and the anterior hairlines
- 3 cun
- the distance between the umbilicus and the pubic symphysis
- 5 cun
- the distance between the lateral prominence of the greater trochanter (approx level with the inferior border of the pubic symphysis) and the popliteal crease
- 19 cun
- the height of the patella
- 2 cun
- the distance between the gluteal fold and the knee
- 14 cun
- the distance between the popliteal crease and the lateral malleolus
- 16 cun
- the distance between the popliteal crease and the medial malleolus
- 15 cun
- the distance between the nipples
- 8 cun
- the distance between the tip of the acromion process and the midline of the body
- 8 cun
- the distance between the midpoint of the clavicles
- 8 cun
- the distance between the anterior axillary and cubital creases
- 9 cun
- the distance between the cubital crease and the wrist creases
- 12 cun
- the distance between the sternocostal angle and the umbilicus
- 8 cun
- the distance between the mastiod processes
- 9 cun
- the distance between the posterior hairline and the inferior border of the spinous process of C7
- 3 cun
- the distance between the medial borders of the scapulae
- 6 cun
- the distance between the angles of the hairline
- 9 cun