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TRANSLATION:Beam Door
TYPE:
LOCATION:4 cun superior to the umbilicus and 2 cun lateral to the midline, level with CV 12
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:1.0-1.5 cun
TCM ACTION:Regulates Qi and alleviates pain, harmonizes the Middle Jiao and transforms stagnation, raises the Qi and stops diarrhea
INDICATIONS:Epigastric pain, Qi accumulation in the lateral costal region or below the chest, abdominal distention, vomiting, poor appetite, borborygmus, diarrhea, abdominal and hypochondriac pain, stomach or duodenal ulcer, gastritis, undigested particles in stool, indigestion, prolapse of stomach and anus, anal prolapse, gastroptosis, food stagnation
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CAUTIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS:If patient is thin, deep needling may puncture peritoneal cavity.
POINT COMBINATIONS:PC 6 + ST 21 + ST 34 for acute gastritis with pain
NOTES & COMMENTS:Regulates Stomach Qi, clears Heat, and regulates and strengthens Spleen Yang.