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TRANSLATION:Spring at the Crook
TYPE:He-sea, Water, Tonification
LOCATION:Just superior to the medial end of the popliteal crease, in the depression posterior to the medial epicondyle of the femur when the knee is flexed, anterior to the tendons semitendinosus and semimembranosus, about 1 cun anterior to KD 10
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° or sl. Posterior insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:1.0-1.5 cun
TCM ACTION:Clears Damp-Heat from the Lower Jiao, benefits the genitals, invigorates Blood and benefits the uterus, regulates the Liver, nourishes Liver Qi, Blood and Yin, spreads Liver Qi
INDICATIONS:Swelling and itching or eczema of the genitals, pain of the genitals, seminal emission, difficult urination, retention of urine, enuresis, diarrhea containing undigested food, diarrhea containing blood and pus, no pleasure in eating, uterine prolapse, abdominal masses in women due to blood stasis, swelling of the hypogastrium, Shan disorder, pain of the abdomen and lateral costal region, umbilical pain, mania disorder, headache, visual dizziness, knee pain, swelling and pain of the patella, coldness and pain of the knee and lower leg, pain of the inner thigh, extreme pain of the body, painful urinary dysfunction, pain in vagina and thighs, penile pain, irregular menstruation
WESTERN USES:Genital eczema, impotence, amenorrhea, vaginitis, leucorrhoea, prostatitis, spermatorrhea, testicular mumps, infertility, dysmenorrhea, endometriosis
CAUTIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS:
POINT COMBINATIONS:LV 8 + LV 12 + SP 6 for hernial pain, LV 8 + KD 6 + LV 1 for prolapsed uterus, LV 8 + LV 2 for urinary retention, penile pain
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