Skin subcutaneous tissue-linea alba-transverse fascia-extraperitoneal fat tissue-parietal peritoneum.
In the superficial layer, there are the anterior cutaneous branches of the anterior branch of the 8th thoracic nerve and the tributaries of the superficial epigasteic vein.In the deep layer, there are the branches of the anterior branch of the 8th thoracic nerve.
Point of the Fu Organs
Lie supinely; at the midpoint of the line connecting xiphoid process and navel.
Building up the spleen and stomach, promoting digestion, replenishing qi, and tranquilizing the mind.
Combined use with DanshuBL19 (Danshu (BL19)) and YanglingquanGB34 (Yanglingquan (GB34) He-Sea Point, Influential Point of Tendon) for treatment of cholecystitis; with GanshuBL18 (Ganshu (BL18)) and ZusanliST36 (Zusanli (ST36) He-Sea Point) for treatment of chronic hepatitis; with TianshuST25 (Tianshu (ST25) Front-Mu Point of the Large Intestine) and ZhongjiCV3 (Zhongji (CV3) Front-Mu Point of the Bladder) for treatment of Diarrhea; with PishuBL20 (Pishu (BL20)), TianshuST25 (ST25), SanjiaoshuBL22 (Sanjiaoshu (BL22)), DachangshuBL25 (Dachangshu (BL25)), ZusanliST36 (ST36), SanyinjiaoSP6 (Sanyinjiao (SP6)) for treatment of dysentery; and with JianliCV11 (Jianli (CV11)) and ZusanliST36 (ST36) for treatment of chronic gastritis.
Insert the needle perpendicularly to 0.8-1.5 cun depth; needling response: local distention and heaviness, radiating downward; moxibustion: using 3-5 moxa-cones, or mild moxibustion for 15 min.
Don`t puncture deeply or perform lifting, thrusting and ywirling repeatedly, or else the needle would penetrate the posterior the parietal peritoneum-the peritoneal cavity-the visceral peritoneum and the gastric wall by its tip and injure the gastric wall.