Point Localization: 1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with L5.

TCM Actions: Strengthens the lower back. Moves Qi and Blood in the Lower Burner. Benefits urination.

Indications: Low back pain. Sciatica. Pain in the lower back and buttocks. Abdominal masses. Enuresis. Frequent urination. Difficulty urinating.

Target area: Lower back.

Point Name and Meaning: Guanyuanshu – Origin Gate Shu

Acupuncture Meridian: Bladder

Categories: Back Shu of the Origin Gate

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.