Point Localization: 3 cun below the navel, 2 cun lateral to the mid line.
TCM Actions: Moves the Qi in the Lower Burner. Opens the water way. Benefits urination. Remove Stagnation of Qi and Blood (Xue).
Indications: Pain, distension and fullness in the lower abdomen. Difficulty urinating (if caused by excess). Edema. Abdominal masses in women. Painful menstruation. Female infertility (main point). Polycystic ovary. Retention of dead fetus. Retained placenta. Ascites. Nephritis. Cystitis. Orchitis.
Target area: Lower abdomen.
Point Name and Meaning: Suidao – Waterway
Acupuncture Meridian: Stomach
Unitary Channel: Yang Ming (Bright Yang) [LI + ST]
*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.