Ren-4 Gate of the Source GUANYUAN - Acupuncture Points

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Location
Ren-4 Gate of the Source GUANYUAN - Acupuncture Points ) On the anterior midline, 2 cun superior to the upper border of the pubic symphysis or 3 cun inferior to the umbilicus.
How to find
The distance between the centre of the umbilicus and the upper border of the pubic symphysis is divided into 5 cun, which can vary considerably from the patient’s finger cun. Therefore, only proportional cun measurements should be used here (helpful device: elastic tape ➞ 2.3.1). Ren-4 is located on the midline, either 2 cun superior to the midpoint of the upper border of the pubic symphysis or 3 cun inferior to the umbilicus.
Located on the same level are ➞KID-13 (0.5 cun lateral to the midline), ➞ST-28 (2 cun lateral to the midline) and three extra points ➞Ex-CA (yijing: 1 cun lateral to the midline; qimen: 3 cun lateral to the midline; tituo: 4 cun lateral to the midline). Also located on approximately this level is ➞G.B.-27 (medial to the ASIS).
Needling
Vertically 0.5–1.2 cun. Caution: Peritoneum. Needling contraindicated during pregnancy.
Actions/Indications
● Tonifies the Original Qi (yuan qi), benefits the Essence (jing), strengthens and nourishes the Kidneys as well as the Blood and Yin
● Eliminates Cold and Dampness from the Lower Burner (especially with moxibustion)
Special features
Front-mu point of the Small Intestine, meeting point with the SP, KID and LIV channels. Important point for tonification. Major point for urogenital disorders (especially gynaecological disorders).

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