Skin-subcutaneous tissue-superficial layer of thoracolumbar fascia-erector spinal muscle.
In the superficial layer, there are the cutaneous branches of the posterior branches of the 5th lumbar and 1st sacral nerves and accompanying arteries and veins. In the deep layer, there are the muscular branches of the posterior branches of the 5th lumbar nerves.
1 spinous process below the spinous process of the 4th lumbar vertebra, 1.5 cun apart from it laterally.
Reinforcing the primordial qi, and regulating the lower-jiao.
Chronic enteritis, diabetes, anemia, chronic pelvic inflammation, urocystitis, lumbago, dysentery, and anuresis.
Combined use with GuanyuanCV4 (Guanyuan (CV4) Front-Mu Point of the SmallIntestine), SanyinjiaoSP6 (Sanyinjiao (SP6)) for the treatment of pelvic inflammation and dysmenorrhea; with YinlingquanSP9 (Yinlingquan (SP9) He-Sea Point) for the treatment of enteritis, and dysentery; and with YinmenBL37 (Yinmen (BL37)) for treatmen of lumbar muscle strain.
Insert the needle perpendicularly, 0.8-1.2 cun deep; needling response: local numbness and distension; moxibustion: using 3-5 moxa-cones, or mild moxibustion for 15 min.