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English: Sea of Qi Shu
Also Known As: Lumbar Yang's Hinge
Sea of Qi Hollow
Sea of Qi Back Transporting Point
  • 1.5 cun lateral to the lower end of the spinous process of the third lumbar vertebra.
  • 1.5 cun lateral to the Du channel at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the third lumbar vertebra.
    Note: locate at the visible highest point of the paraspinal muscles.
  • Straight insertion pointed slightly toward the spine, 1.5 to 2 cun. Sensation: distention in the lower back or an electric, numb sensation extending toward the buttocks and lower extremities.
  • Caution: Care should be taken not to insert the needle too deeply, or away from the spine, to avoid puncturing the Kidneys.
  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.8 to 1.2 cun.
  • Moxibustion id applicable.
  • Perpendicular insertion 1 to 1.5 cun.
  • Regulates Qi and Blood
  • Strengthens the lower back and knees
  • Removes obstruction from the channel
  • Regulates the Lower Jiao
  • Low back pain
  • Paralysis of the lower limbs
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Spermatorrhea
  • Impotence
  • Chronic enteritis
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Asthma
  • Functional uterine bleeding
  • Bi pain of the lower limb
  • Leukorrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vaginal discharge with Blood
  • Diarrhea
  • Lower abdominal distention
  • Continuous vomiting
  • Knee pain
  • Numb and stiff lower limbs
  • Scrofula
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Bleeding hemorrhoids
  • Paralysis of the lower limbs
  • Atrophy disorder



Functional uterine bleeding

Lumbar pain


  • This is a frequently used local point for chronic and acute lower back pain.