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BL-23 (Shen Shu) Kidney Shu

Previous PointNext Point  Acupuncture Points on the Bladder Channel of Foot Tai Yang
  • Back Shu of the Kidneys

Actions:

  • Tonifies the Kidneys and fortifies yang
  • Benefits essence
  • Nourishes Kidney yin
  • Firms Kidney Qi
  • Regulates the water passages and benefits urination
  • Benefits and warms the uterus
  • Benefits the ears and eyes
  • Strengthens the lumbar region

Indications:

  • Nocturnal emission, impotence, enuresis, irregular menstruation, leukorrhea, low back pain, weakness of the knee, blurring of vision, dizziness, tinnitus, deafness, edema, asthma, diarrhea.

Location

CAM:
  • 1.5 cun lateral to Mingmen (DU-4), at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the second lumbar vertebra.
AMOA:
  • 1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the second lumbar vertebra (L2).

Needling Method:

  • Puncture perpendicularly 1-1.2 inches. Moxibustion is applicable.

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