Points Database

: Sanjiaojiu : Triangle Moxibustion

Ex-CA-2 : Extra Chest/Abdomen 2

Alternative Name(s): Qipang
Translation: Beside the Umbilicus


Location:
On the lower abdomen, construct and equilateral triangle with the umbilicus (Shenque Ren-8) as the apex and the sides equal to the length of the patients smile.

Needling:
These points are treated by moxibustion only, indirect, mediated by ginger, crushed garlic, aconite cake, etc., or by cones placed directly on the skin.

TCM Actions:
Regulates qi and alleviates pain
Stops diarrhoea

TCM Indications:
  • Chronic diarrhoea, abdominal pain, pain around the umbilicus, shan disorder, running piglet qi arising from the umbilicus.

    Neuroanatomy:
    Superficial Innervation: Anterior cutaneous thoracic nerves from T10 and T11
    Dermatome Segment: T10, T11

    Notes:
    For shan disorder treat the opposite side with moxibustion. All three points are treated for diarrhoea.


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