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REN-09 (Shui Fen) Water Divide

Previous PointNext Point  Acupuncture Points on the Ren Mai (Conception Vessel)

Actions:

  • Regulates the water passages and treats edema
  • Harmonizes the intestines and dispels accumulation

Indications:

  • Abdominal pain, borborygmus, edema, retention of the urine, diarrhea.

Location

CAM:
  • On the anterior midline, 1 cun above the umbilicus.
AMOA:
  • On the midline of the abdomen, 1 cun above the umbilicus and 7 cun below the sternocostal angle.

Needling Method:

  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-1.0 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.

    Great care should be taken to puncture the points from Qugu (REN-02) to Shangwan (REN-13) of this meridian in pregnant women.

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