Point Localization: 4 cun below the belly button. 1 cun above CV2 (pubic symphysis).

TCM Actions: Resolves dampness and heat in the lower burner. Strengthens the Kidney. Nourishes the Essence (Jing). Promotes the transformation of the Bladder Qi. Benefits the Uterus. Regulates menstruation.

Indications: Itching, pain, discharge and swelling of the genitals. Retention of urine. Frequent urination. Dark urine. Painful urination. Cystitis. Infertility. Irregular menstruation. Amenorrhea. Dysmenorrhea. Metrorrhagia. Excessive menstruation. Abdominal masses in women. Retained placenta and lochia. Pain in the lower back. Dizziness. Tinnitus. Weak knees. Prostate problems.

Target area: Uterus. Bladder. Lumbar.

Point Name and Meaning: Zhongji – Middle Extremity

Acupuncture Meridian: Conception Vessel (Ren Mai)

Categories: Mu (collecting) point of Bladder.

Unitary Channel:

 

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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.