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TRANSLATION:Middle Seal
TYPE:Jing-river, Metal
LOCATION:Approximately 1 cun anterior to the prominence of the medial malleolus, in the depression medial to the tendon of tibialis anterior when the ankle is extended (dorsiflexed), midway between SP 5 and ST 41
NEEDLE INSERTION:a) 90° insertion, b) 45° insertion towards SP 5 or ST 41
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.3-0.5 cun
TCM ACTION:Spreads Liver Qi and regulates the Lower Jiao, clears Liver channel stagnant Heat and Damp-Heat
INDICATIONS:Pain and retraction of the genitals, hypogastric pain, Shan disorder, seminal emission, difficult urination, retention of urine, pain and swelling of the lower abdomen, abdominal discomfort after eating, periumbilical pain, difficult defecation, no pleasure in eating, green complexion, sighing, low grade fever, dry throat, lumbar pain, contracted sinews, numbness of the body, diminished Qi, heaviness of the body, pain of the medial aspect of the knee, cold inversion of the feet, pain and swelling of the medial malleolus, vaginal pain, muscular weakness
WESTERN USES:Jaundice, malaria, hernia, colic, conjuctivitis, anorexia, spermatorrhea, impotence, urethritis
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