(BL-23) Kidney Shu SHENSHU - Acupuncture Points

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(BL-23) Kidney Shu SHENSHU -1

(BL-23) Kidney Shu SHENSHU -1

Location
[(BL-23) Kidney Shu SHENSHU - Acupuncture Points]  1.5 cun lateral to the posterior midline, on the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the 2nd lumbar vertebra (L2).
How to find
For orientation in the lumbar region (➞ 3.4.3), first, determine
the Tuffier’s line (a line connecting the highest points of the iliac
crests), which in most cases intersects with the spinous process
of L4 (note: this varies depending on the patient’s position ➞3.4.3).
From there, count upward to the lower border of the spinous
process of L2 and, on this level, locate BL-23 1.5 cun in a lateral
direction, on the highest point of the paraspinal musculature.
Located on the same level are ➞ Du-4 (on the midline), a point
of ➞ Ex-B-2/BL-52 (0.5 cun/3 cun lateral of the midline).
Needling
Vertically or obliquely 0.5–1.5 cun. Caution: Kidneys.
Actions/Indications
● Strengthens the Kidneys, tonifies the Kidney Qi and Yang,
benefits the Essence (jing), nourishes the Kidney Yin
● Regulates the Lower Burner, benefits the uterus
● Benefits the bones and the marrow
● Benefits the eyes and ears
● Strengthens the lower back

(BL-23) Kidney Shu SHENSHU -2

(BL-23) Kidney Shu SHENSHU -2

Special features
Back-shu point of the Kidneys, according to some authors,
meeting point with the du mai. Major point for tonifying the
Kidneys. Use tonifying needle techniques for all Kidney deficiency
syndromes. Moxibustion tonifies especially the Kidney Yang.
Caution: Moxibustion is contraindicated for Kidney Yin deficiency
with empty Heat (Heat in the Five Hearts (Heat in the
thorax, the palms and the soles of the feet), night sweats, restlessness,
often a red tongue).

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