Acupuncture Points Notebook

Location Guides:

: Shuidao : Water Passage

St-28 : Foot Yangming Stomach 28

On the abdomen, 2 cun lateral to the midline and 3 cun inferior to the umbilicus, level with Guanyuan Ren-4.

Perpendicular insertion 1 - 1.5 cun

deep needling may penetrate the peritoneal cavity in thin subjects or a full bladder. Patients should empty the bladder before needling

TCM Actions:
Regulates the lower jiao and dispels stagnation
Benefits the bladder and the uterus

TCM Indications:
  • Retention of urine and faeces, oedema, cold in the Bladder, distension and fullness of the lower abdomen, shan disorder.
  • Hypogastric pain in women extending to the genitals, dysmenorrhoea, infertility, cold in the uterus that radiates down the thigh to the knee, uterine (jia) masses, retention of dead foetus, retention of the placenta, lumbar pain accompanying menstruation, heat binding the three jiao.
  • Pain of the lumber vertebrae, pain of the shoulder and back.

    Superficial Innervation: Iliophygastric nerve from L1
    Dermatome Segment: L1

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