Point Localization: In the midline, between the coccyx and the anus.

TCM Actions: Regulates the Conception and Governor Vessels. Regulates the lower orifices. Removes dampness. Calms the Mind (Shen).

Indications: Painful urination. Dark urine. Nighttime urination. Difficulty urinating. Hemorrhoids. Prolapsed rectum. Agitation. Manic-depression. Tetany. Epilepsy.

Target area: Lower orifices.

Point Name and Meaning: Changqiang – Long Strong

Acupuncture Meridian: Governing Vessel (Du Mai)

Categories: Luo (connecting point) of the Governing Vessel.

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.