LIV-08 (Qu Quan) Spring at the Bend
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LIV-08 (Qu Quan) Spring at the Bend

Acupuncture Points on the Liver Channel of Foot Jue Yin
  • Acupuncture Point Five Elements  He-Sea & Water Point

Actions:

  • Clears damp-heat from the lower jiao
  • Benefits the genitals
  • Invigorates blood and benefits the uterus
  • Nourishes blood and yin

Indications:

  • Prolapse of uterus, lower abdominal pain, retention of urine, nocturnal emission, pain in the external genitalia, pruritus vulvae, pain in the medial aspect of the knee and thigh.

Pont Location:

  • A Manual of Acupuncture: Just superior to the medial end of the popliteal crease, in the depression anterior to the tendons of m. semitendinosus and m. semimembranosus, about 1 cun anterior to Yingu KID-10.
  • Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion: When knee is flexed, the point is at the medial end of the transverse popliteal crease, posterior to the medial epicondyle of the tibia, in the depression of the anterior border of the insertions of m. semimembranosus and m. semitendinosus.

Needling Method:

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