ST-29 Return GUILAI - Acupuncture Points

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Location
ST-29 Return GUILAI - Acupuncture Points ) 1 cun above the upper border of the pubic symphysis or 4 cun below the umbilicus and 2 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
How to find
The distance between the umbilicus and the upper border of the pubic symphysis is divided into 5 proportional cun, which can vary considerably from the patient’s finger cun; therefore, only proportional cun measurements should be used (helpful tool: elastic tape ➞ 2.3.1). From the upper border of the pubic symphysis, measure 1 cun up and 2 cun lateral to ST-29.
Located on the same level are ➞ Ren-3 (anterior midline), ➞KID-12 (0.5 cun lateral to the anterior midline) and ➞Ex-CA (zigong; 3 cun lateral to the anterior midline).
Needling
Vertically 0.5–1 cun. Caution: Peritoneum, urinary bladder, pregnancy.
Actions/Indications
● Warms and regulates the Lower Burner and menstruation
Special features
Commonly treated with moxibustion, the combination of acupuncture and moxibustion being particularly beneficial. Important local point for the urogenital tract.

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