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English: Strengthen the Interior
Also Known As: Build Within
Building Mile
Establish Measure
Established Mile
Building the Interior
  • 3 cun superior to the umbilicus, on the anterior midline.
  • On the midline of the abdomen, 3 cun above the umbilicus and 5 cun below the sternocostal angle.
  • Straight insertion 1 to 1.5 cun.
  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.5 to 1.2 cun.
  • Moxibustion is applicable.
  • Perpendicular insertion 0.8 to 1.5 cun.
  • Caution: in thin patients, deep needling may penetrate the peritoneal cavity.
  • Meeting point with the REN, Stomach, Small Intestine, Liver and Spleen channels
  • Regulates and strengthens the Spleen
  • Tonifies Ying Qi
  • Harmonizes the Middle Jiao
  • Regulates Qi
  • Transforms Dampness
  • Descends Rebellious Qi
  • Promotes the rotting and ripening of the Stomach
  • Gastritis
  • Ascites
  • Abdominal pain and swelling
  • Edema
  • Vomiting
  • Fullness and distention in the epigastrium
  • Epigastric pain
  • Generalized swelling of the body
  • Pain in the Intestines
  • Dyspepsia
  • Peritonitis
  • Lower abdominal spasms
  • No pleasure in eating
  • Stomach ache due to Food Stagnation
  • Anorexia
  • Indigestion
  • Borborygmus
  • Chest pain
  • Nausea
  • Angina pectoris
  • Gastric pain
  • Poor digestion
  • Pain in the Heart with a sensation of Qi rising to the upper body
  • Cholera
  • Sudden turmoil disorder



Oppression of the chest

Edema of the abdomen with drum-like distention


  • Contraindicated for moxibustion during pregnancy.
  • This point is widely used for Stomach problems, to promote digestion and Descend Qi.
  • It is better for Excess conditions.