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REN-10 (Xia Wan) Lower Venter

Previous PointNext Point  Acupuncture Points on the Ren Mai (Conception Vessel)
  • Meeting Point of the Conception Vessel with the Spleen Channel

Common and Key Uses:

  • Food retention

Actions:

  • Harmonizes the Stomach and regulates Qi
  • Dispels food stagnation

Indications:

  • Epigastric pain, abdominal pain, borborygmus, indigestion, vomiting, diarrhea.

Location

CAM:
  • On the anterior midline, 2 cun above the umbilicus.
AMOA:
  • On the midline of the abdomen, 2 cun above the umbilicus and 6 cun below the sternocostal angle.

Needling Method:

  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-1.2 inches. 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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