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Shuiyu (T 44.17)

Location

This point overlaps with Naoshu (SI 10). When the arm is adducted, follow the posterior axillary crease superiorly to a depression just below the scapular spine. Some sources state this point is 0.5 cun below Jianzhen (SI 9), which is posterior and inferior to the shoulder joint, 1 cun above the posterior end of the axillary fossa.

Indications
Primary: 

Kidney stones, nephritis, proteinuria, low back pain

Secondary: 
  • Dorsal wrist pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, arm pain, leg muscle pain
  • General weakness
  • Urticaria, excessive perspiration, nail fungus
Application
Master Tung's Reaction Areas: 
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Balance Method: 
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Techniques
  • Needle 0.3 - 0.5 cun.
  • Use a lancet to prick yellow fluids from this point to treat kidney diseases.
  • When treating arm, wrist or hand pain, bleed the same side for dark blood.
Remarks
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