Names Of Wailing

ST 26 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Outer Mound
  • Pinyin Name: Wailing
  • Chinese Character: 外陵
Meridian Information

Where Is ST 26 ?

ST 26 Location

  • 2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 7.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is ST 26 Used For?

ST 26 Clinical Usages

  • Abdominal pain, bloating, hernias.
  • Menstrual issues - dysmenorrhea (cramps/painful menstruation), amenorrhea (absense of menstruation), irregular cycles.

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What Diagnostic Patterns May Use ST 26 ?

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".

What Conditions May Use ST 26 ?

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".

What Points Are Near ST 26 ?

CV 7 Yin Intersection

  • This point is not used very often clinically, although its connections with the Chong, CV & KD meridians make it useful for Uterine and menstrual issues and running piglet disorder (similar to panic attacks).
  • Abdominal pain, bloating, edema, hernia, genital pain.
  • Irregular menstruation, uterine bleeding, leukorrhea.  

SP 14 Abdominal Bind


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  • Warms the middle warmer and dissipates cold for lower abdominal pain, diarrhea (from cold), abdominal pain, constipation.
  • Resolves counterflow qi - can be used to subdue fright (i.e. panic attacks) from counterflow qi disrupting the heart and/or cough from counterflow qi disrupting the lung.

KD 15 Central Flow


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  • KD 11, KD 12, KD 13, KD 14 & KD 15 all intersect the Chong Mai and are useful as local points for abdominal a/or gynecological issues

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