Acupuncture Points Notebook

Location Guides:

: Zigong : Palace of the Child (Uterus)

Ex-CA-1 : Extra Chest/Abdomen 1


Location:
On the abdomen, 3 cun lateral to the midline, level with Zongji Ren-3.

Needling:
Perpendicular insertion 0.8 - 1.2 cun, or for prolapse of the uterus direct the needle through the muscular layer to Qugu Ren-2, then rotate the needle until it wraps around the muscle fibres and firmly pull it upwards and outwards and tape it to the skin in this raised position for 20-30 minutes.

TCM Actions:
Raises and regulates qi
Regulates menstruation and alleviates pain

TCM Indications:
  • Prolapse of the uterus, infertility, irregular menstruation, uterine bleeding.

    Neuroanatomy:
    Superficial Innervation: Femoral branches of genitofemoral nerve from L1
    Dermatome Segment: L1


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