(BL-24) Sea of Qi QIHAISHU - Acupuncture Points

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(BL-24) Sea of Qi QIHAISHU -1

(BL-24) Sea of Qi QIHAISHU -1

Location
[(BL-24) Sea of Qi QIHAISHU - Acupuncture Points] 1.5 cun lateral to the posterior midline, on the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the 3rd lumbar vertebra (L3).
How to find
For orientation in the lumbar region (➞ 3.4.3), first, determine
the Tuffier’s line. Place both hands directly superior or lateral to
the highest points of the iliac crests, joining the thumbs on the
midline at the lumbar spine. In most cases, this line 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 L3 and, on this level,
locate BL-24 1.5 cun in a lateral direction.
Located on the same level are a point of ➞ Ex-B-2 (0.5 cun lateral
to the midline) and ➞Ex-B-5 (xiazhishi; 3 cun lateral to the
midline according to the WHO location notes).

(BL-24) Sea of Qi QIHAISHU -3

(BL-24) Sea of Qi QIHAISHU -3

Needling
Vertically 0.5–1.5 cun
Actions/Indications
● Benefits the back and strengthens the knees
● Regulates and tonifies Qi and Blood of the Lower Burner

(BL-24) Sea of Qi QIHAISHU -2

(BL-24) Sea of Qi QIHAISHU -2

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