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Ren 03 (CO 3)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Zhongli, Middle Extremity (Central Pole)

Location
On the midline of the abdomen, 4 cun below the umbilicus.

Indications
Enuresis, nocturnal emission, impotence, hernia, uterine bleeding, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, morbid leukorrhea, frequency of urination, retention of urine, pain in the lower abdomen, prolapse of the uterus, vaginitis.

Traditional Action
Resolves damp-heat, promotes the Bladder function of Qi transformation, clears heat.

Contraindications


References:

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

O’Connor, 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.