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Kidney Meridian

Regional Anatomy:
Skin-subcutaneous tissue-anterior sheath of rectus muscle of abdomen-rectus muscle of abdomen.
In the superficial layer, there are the superficial epigastric vein, the anterior branches of the 7th to 9th thoracic nerves and the accompanying arteries and veins. In tne deep layer, there are the branches or tributaries of the superior epigadtric artery and vein, the muscular branches of the anterior branches of 7th to 9th thoracic nerves and the related intercostal arteries and veins.


Location:
Supine position; firstly, locate JianliCV11(Jianli (CV11)) 3 cun vertically above umbilicus, then 0.5 cun lateral to JianliCV11(CV11).
Function:
Regulating the function of the intestines and stomach, and recuperating qi and blood.


Indications:
Stomach-ache, phrenospasm, constipation, esophagospasm, conjunctival congestion, urinary tract infection, and dysmenorrhea.


Prescription:
Combined use with SanyinjiaoSP6 (Sanyinjiao (SP6)) for treatment of sterility; and with GuanyuanshuBL26 (Guanyuanshu (BL26)) for treatment of dysmenorrhea.


Methods:
Insert the needle perpendicularly, 1-1.5 cun deep; needling response: local distension and heaviness; moxibustion: using 3-5 moxa-cones, or mild moxibustion for 10 min.
Note:
Shiguan (KI18) Don`t puncture deeply and lift, thrust and twirl repeatedly, or else the needle would penetrate the posterior wall of vagina musculi recti abdominis-the transverse fascia-the
extraperitoneal axungia-the parital peritoneum-the peritoneal cavity-the visceral peritoneum and the stomach by its tip, and injure the gastric wall.

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