BL-21 (Wei Shu) Stomach Shu
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BL-21 (Wei Shu) Stomach Shu

Acupuncture Points on the Bladder Channel of Foot Tai Yang
  • Back Shu of the Stomach

Common and Key Uses:

  • Establish harmony in the stomach from deficiency, exces, cold, or heat

Actions:

  • Regulates the Stomach and descends rebellion
  • Harmonizes the middle jiao

Indications:

  • Pain in the chest and hypochondriac and epigastric regions, anorexia, abdominal distension, borborygmus, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting.

Pont Location:

  • A Manual of Acupuncture: 1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the twelfth thoracic vertebra (T12).
  • Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion: 1.5 cun lateral to the Governor Vessel (DU), at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the 12th thoracic vertebra.

Needling Method:

  • Puncture obliquely 0.5-0.8 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.
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