Acupuncture Points Notebook

Location Guides:

: Yinlian : Yin Corner

Liv-11 : Foot Jueyin Liver 11

Trigger point (Travell & Simons, 1998, Trigger Point Manual); Melzack, Stillwell & Fox, 1977, Trigger Points and Acupuncture Points for Pain: Correlations and Implications, Pain 3, p3-23)

2 cun inferior to Qichong (2 cun from the midline, level with the symphysis pubis, Qugu Ren-2) on the anterior border of m. adductor longus.

Perpendicular or oblique insertion 0.5 - 1.5 cun

TCM Actions:
Benefits the uterus

TCM Indications:
  • Infertility, irregular menstruation, pain in the inner thigh and knee.

    Superficial Innervation: Obdurator nerve (L2 - L3)
    Dermatome Segment: L3

    Trigger Point Associations:
    Muscle: Adductor longus
    Myotome Innervation: Anterior branch of obdurator nerve (L2 - L4)
    Pain Referral Pattern: Radiating from the point to the anterior of the hip and medial aspect of the thigh. Also radiating down the medial aspect of the leg with concentration around the upper medial border of the patella
    Indications: Strain of adductor muscles ; Degenerative diseases of the hip

    In Mayan medicine:
    Used to treat pain in the lower limbs (Garcia, Sierra, Balam, 1999: Wind in the Blood)

    Reference Notes: (click to display)