ST 29

Acupuncture Point Theory

ST 29 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "ST 29" , 归来, is represented by "Guilai" in pinyin and "Return" in english and may be found:

2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 3.


Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Excess or Cold/Deficient disorders of the Lower Warmer - amenorrhea, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, qi stagnation/masses, leukorrhea.
  • Uterine prolapse, hernia.
  • Infertility, genital pain and/or swelling, impotence, seminal emission.
  • Running Piglet Disorder.

A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. ST29, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Kidney Jing Deficiency and/or Liver Blood Stagnation

ST 29 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Amenorrhea (Absence of Menstruation), Dysmenorrhea (Menstrual Pain - Cramps), Erectile Dysfunction (ED), Genital Pain - Swelling, Hernia, Infertility, Irregular Menstruation, Leukorrhea, Organ Prolapse, Running Piglet Disorder, Seminal Emission and/or Uterine Bleeding

While not necessarily valid clinically, CV 3 (Generally useful for Excess-Type Genito-urinary d…), GB 28 (GB 26, GB 27 & GB 28 are all useful points on the…), KD 12 (KD 11, KD 12, KD 13, KD 14 & KD 15 all inters…) and SP 13 (Abdominal pain, abdominal masses (fibroids, cysts…) are nearby.

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