Acupuncture Points Notebook

Location Guides:

: Qihaishu : Sea of Qi Shu

Bl-24 : Foot Taiyang Bladder 24

Trigger point (Travell & Simons, 1998, Trigger Point Manual)

1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the thrid lumbar vertebra (L3).

Perpendicular insertion 1 - 1.5 cun

TCM Actions:
Strengthens the lumbar region and legs
Regulates the lower jiao

Superficial Innervation: Dorsal rami of L1 - L3
Dermatome Segment: S2
Deeper Structures: Dorsal rami of spinal nerves from L3

Trigger Point Associations:
Muscle: Iliopsoas and deep quadratus lumborum
Myotome Innervation: Iliopsoas: Femoral nerve (L1 - L2); Quadratus lumborum: Dorsal rami of spinal nerves from T12 - L4
Location Notes: Lumbar pain and stiffness, painful obstruction and pain of the lower limb, atrophy disorder. Dysmenorrhoea, irregular menstruation, leucorrhoea. Haemorrhoids, bleeding haemorrhoids, diarrhoea, diarrhoea containing blood, abdominal pain.
Pain Referral Pattern: Around lower vertebral region (iliopsoas) and to buttock (quadratus lumborum)
Indications: Low back pain ; Myalgia of long extensors of back

In Tibetan medicine:
Moxa point (AMNH, Tibetan Medical Paintings)

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