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POINT: M-BW-12  

English: Pancreas Hollow
Also Known As: Stomach Controller Lower Shu
  • 1.5 cun lateral to the spinous process of the eighth thoracic vertebra.
    Note: locate at the visible highest point of the paraspinal muscles.
  • Slanted insertion toward the spine 0.5 to 1 cun.
  • Oblique insertion towards the spine, 0.5 to 1 cun
  • Transverse oblique insertion 1 to 1.5 cun
  • Caution: perpendicular needling or oblique needling away from the spine carries a substantial risk of pneumothorax.
  • Clears Heat
  • Generates Fluids
  • Diabetes
  • Stomach diseases
  • Dry throat
  • Epigastric pain
  • Intercostal neuralgia
  • Wasting and thirsting disorder
  • Pain of the chest and lateral region
  • Vomiting

The point found inferior to the spinous process of the eight thoracic vertebra (100 moxa cones)

Wasting and thirsting disorder

Dry throat



  • This point is specific for wasting and thirsting disorder (diabetes).