Acupuncture Points Notebook

Location Guides:

: Qixue : Qi Cave

Kid-13 : Foot Shaoyin Kidney 13

Meeting of Kidney with Chong Mai

On the lower abdomen, 3 cun below the umbilicus, 2 cun above the superior border of the symphysis pubis, 0.5 cun lateral to the midline (Guanyuan Ren-4). Note: The Great Compendium of Acupuncture and Moxibustion locates this 1 cun from the midline.

Perpendicular insertion 0.5 - 1 cun

Deep insertion will penetrate a full bladder which should therefore be emptied before treatment.

TCM Actions:
Regulates the Ren and Chong Mai
Regulates the lower jiao

TCM Indications:
  • Amenorrhoea, irregular menstruation, uterine bleeding, leucorrhoea, infertility in women.
  • Difficult urination, incessant diarrhoea, abdominal pain, running piglet qi, rushing sensation up and down the lumbar spine, lumbar pain, redness of the eye originating at the inner canthus.

    Superficial Innervation: Iliohypogastric nerve (L1)
    Dermatome Segment: L1

    Reference Notes: (click to display)