(BL-26) Gate of Origin Shu GUANYUANSHU - Acupuncture Points

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(BL-26) Gate of Origin Shu GUANYUANSHU -1

(BL-26) Gate of Origin Shu GUANYUANSHU -1

Location
[(BL-26) Gate of Origin Shu GUANYUANSHU - Acupuncture Points] 1.5 cun lateral to the posterior midline, on the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the 5th lumbar vertebra (L5).
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; for more detail on orientation in the lumbar/
sacral region ➞ 3.4.3, 3.4.4). Next, locate the lower border of
the spinous process of L5 and, on this level, locate BL-26 1.5 cun
in a lateral direction.
Located on the same level are ➞ Ex-B-8 (on the midline) and a
point of ➞ Ex-B-2 (0.5 cun lateral to the midline).

(BL-26) Gate of Origin Shu GUANYUANSHU -3

(BL-26) Gate of Origin Shu GUANYUANSHU -3

Needling
Vertically 0.5–1.5 cun
Actions/Indications
● Strengthens the back, especially for Kidney deficiency
syndromes
● Regulates the Lower Burner

(BL-26) Gate of Origin Shu GUANYUANSHU -2

(BL-26) Gate of Origin Shu GUANYUANSHU -2

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