(BL-27) Small Intestine Shu XIAOCHANGSHU - Acupuncture Points

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

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

Location
[(BL-27) Small Intestine Shu XIAOCHANGSHU - Acupuncture Points] 1.5 cun lateral to the posterior midline, on the level of the first sacral foramen.
How to find
Quick method: Locate the posterior superior iliac spine (PSIS
➞ 3.4.3): from the rima ani, palpate 3 cun (1 handbreadth) in a
superior and lateral direction at a 45° angle, until you can feel a
distinct bony ridge (often superficially visible by a dimple).
BL-27 is located slightly superiorly and medially to the PSIS,
1.5 cun lateral to the midline, on the level of the first sacral foramen.
For more detail on orientation in the lumbar and sacral
region ➞ 3.4.3, 3.4.4.
Located on the same level are ➞BL-31 (over the 1st sacral foramen)
and ➞BL-28 (slightly below and medial to the PSIS at the
level of the 2nd sacral foramen).
Needling
Vertically 0.5–1 cun
Actions/Indications
● Tonifies the Small Intestine Qi
● Drains Dampness and Damp-Heat
● Regulates the water passages
Special features
Back-shu point of the Small Intestine

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

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

 

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

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

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