Ren-15 Turtledove Tail JIUWEI - Acupuncture Points

| December 7, 2010 | 0 Comments | 2,570 views

Location
Ren-15 Turtledove Tail JIUWEI - Acupuncture Points ) On the anterior midline, 1 cun inferior to the sternocostal angle or 7 cun superior to the umbilicus.
How to find
The distance between the sternocostal angle (➞ 3.5) and the centre of the umbilicus is divided into 8 cun, which can vary considerably from the patient’s finger cun. Therefore, only proportional cun measurements should be applied here (helpful
device: elastic tape ➞2.3.1). From the sternocostal angle, measure 1 cun in an inferior direction and there locate Ren-15 on the anterior midline. It is often located directly below or, depending on individual anatomy, on the xiphoid process.
Needling
0.5–1 cun obliquely in an inferior direction. The patient should be in an extended position. Caution: Possible injury to organs with deep needling or oblique insertion in a superior direction, especially in patients with hypertrophied organs (left: Liver, right: Heart). According to some classical texts, moxibustion is contraindicated.
Actions/Indications
● Regulates the Heart, calms the shen
● Descends counterflow lung and stomach Qi, unbinds the chest
● Regulates the luo-connecting vessel of the ren mai
Special features
Luo-connecting point of the ren mai. Important point for calming.

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