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Ren 04 (CO 4)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Guanyuan, Gate to the Original Qi

Location
On the midline of the abdomen, 3 cun below the umbilicus.

Indications
Enuresis, nocturnal emission, frequency of urination, retention of urine, hernia, dysmenorrhea, uterine bleeding, irregular menstruation, morbid leukorrhea, lower abdominal pain, prolapse of the rectum, postpartum hemorrhage, indigestion, diarrhea, flaccid type apoplexy.

Traditional Action
Nourishes blood and yin, strengthens Yang, regulates the uterus, benhefits original Qi, tonifies the Kidneys, calms the mind, roots the ethereal soul.

Contraindications


References:

Maciocia, Giovanni.  The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1989

OConnor, John and Bensky, Dan, trans. Acupuncture, A Comprehensive Text. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1981

Xinnong, Cheng, et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.  Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1987.