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TRANSLATION:Woodworm Canal
TYPE:Luo-connecting
LOCATION:5 cun above the prominence of the medial malleolus, immediately posterior to the medial crest of the tibia, in the depression between the medial crest of the tibia and the gastrocnemius muscle
NEEDLE INSERTION:a) 90° insertion, b) 45° proximal towards abdomen
NEEDLE DEPTH:a) 0.5-1.0 cun, b) 1.0-2.0 cun
TCM ACTION:Spreads Liver Qi, clears Dampness and Heat from Lower Jiao, benefits the genitals, tonifies Liver Yin, regulates menstruation, treats Plumstone Qi
INDICATIONS:Itching, pain and swelling of the genitals, incessant erection, Shan disorder, distention and fullness of the lower abdomen, Qi accumulation below the umbilicus like a stone, difficult urination, retention of urine, irregular menstruation, prolapse of the uterus, plumstone Qi, depression, much belching, fright palpitations, fear and fright, worry and oppression, inflexibility of the back with inability to turn, lumbar pain, cold and pain of the feet and lower leg, sexual organs diseases, abnormal uterine bleeding, fear
WESTERN USES:Sexual dysfunction, dysmenorrhea, infertility, impotence, leucorrhea, premature ejaculation, spermatorrhea, scrotal eczema, endometriosis,
CAUTIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS:
POINT COMBINATIONS:LV 5 + CV 3 + GB 26 for leucorrhea with pruritis vulva, LV 5 + LV 8 + LV 3 for orchitis
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