( Ren-9 Water Separation SHUIFEN - Acupuncture Points ) On the anterior midline, 1 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 centre of the umbilicus,measure 1 cun in a superior direction and there locate Ren-9 on the anterior midline.
Located on the same level is ➞ ST-24 (2 cun lateral to the midline).
➞ LIV-13 is also located on approximately this level (at the free end of the 11th rib).
Vertically 0.5–1 cun. Caution: Peritoneum, pregnancy
● Eliminates water accumulations, drains Dampness and controls the water passages Regulates the Intestines and disperses accumulations
● Delayed closure of the fontanelles
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