Point Localization: 1.5 cun lateral to GV 5, level with L1.

TCM Actions: Resolves humidity. Opens the water way. Connects high and low. Tonifies Blood (Xue). Regulates the Shao Yang (Lesser Yang) [TB + GB].

Indications: Edema. Difficulty urinating. Cloudy urine. Blood in the urine. Retention of urine. Painful urination. Leg edema. Abdominal masses. Alternation between feeling cold and warm. Headache. Dizziness. Bitter taste.

Target area: None.

Point Name and Meaning: Sanjiaoshu – Triple Burner Shu

Acupuncture Meridian: Bladder

Categories: Back Shu of the Triple Burner

Unitary Channel: Tai Yang (Greater Yang) [SI + BL]

 

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*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.