Acupuncture Points Notebook

Location Guides:

: Shiguan : Stone Pass

Kid-18 : Foot Shaoyin Kidney 18

Meeting of Kidney with Chong Mai

On the upper abdomen, 3 cun above the umbilicus, 0.5 cun lateral to the midline (Jianli Ren-11). Note: The Great Compendium of Acupuncture and Moxibustion locates this 1.5 cun from the midline.

Perpendicular insertion 1 - 1.5 cun

Deep needling may penetrate the peritoneal cavity.

TCM Actions:
Regualtes the lower jiao and alleviates pain
Regulates qi and moves blood stasis
Harmonises the stomach

TCM Indications:
  • Post-partum abdominal pain, acute pain of the lateral costal region following childbirth, malign blood in the uterus, infertility, unbearable abdominal pain, unendurable stabbing pain of the abdomen, constipation, dark urine, stiffness of the spine, redness and pain of the eye originating at the inner canthus.
  • Hiccup, vomiting, retching, much spittle, inability to open the mouth.

    Superficial Innervation: Anterior cutaneous thoracic nerve from T9
    Dermatome Segment: T9

    Reference Notes: (click to display)