Point Localization: 2 cun above CV2 (pubic symphysis).

TCM Actions: Nourishes the Blood (Xue). Nourishes the Yin and the Yang (moxa). Strengthens the Kidney. Benefits the Bladder. Strengthens the uterus. Regulates menstruation. Controls the rebellion of Qi in the Chong Mai (Penetrating Vessel). Regulates Small Intestine. Strengthens receipt Kidney Qi. Roots Mind (Shen) and Ethereal Soul (Hun).

Indications: Low back pain. Weak knees. Dizziness. Tinnitus. Cold sensation in the back. Dark face. Impotence. Infertility. Cold sensation in the vagina. Amenorrhea. Dysmenorrhea. Irregular, excessive and scarce menstruation. Bleeding in pregnancy. Lochia. Frequent urination. Retention of urine. Dark urine. Painful urination. Blood in the urine. Abdominal fullness. Diarrhea. Food in the feces. Incontinence of the feces. Cough. Coughing up blood. Breathlessness. Fear. Insomnia. Anxiety. Diabetes.

Target area: Uterus. Bladder.

Point Name and Meaning: Guanyuan – Gate to the Original Qi

Acupuncture Meridian: Conception Vessel (Ren Mai)

Categories: Mu (collecting) point of Small Intestine

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.