Names Of Shuidao

ST 28 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Waterway
  • Pinyin Name: Shuidao
  • Chinese Character: 水道
Meridian Information

Where Is ST 28 ?

ST 28 Location

  • 2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 4.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is ST 28 Used For?

ST 28 Clinical Usages

  • Excess Cold/Damp Issues of the Lower Warmer - retention of urine, inflammations.
  • Gynecological issues of an excess nature - dysmenorrhea, fibroids, cysts.
  • Fertility issues in women, cold in the uterus.
  • Expel either the placenta after birth or a still born child.

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What Diagnostic Patterns May Use ST 28 ?

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 28 ?

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 28 ?

CV 4 Origin Pass

  • Generally, useful for deficiencies of Yin, Yang, Qi & Blood.
  • Main point for tonifying Prenatal Qi - exhaustion, weakness, chronic fatigue/diseases.
  • Main point for Kidney deficiencies of Qi, Jing a/or Yang - low back pain, bone disorders, early morning (5 a.m., "cock-crow") diarrhea. rectal prolapse.
  • Genito-urinary issues with Deficient a/or Cold Patterns - incontinence, clear copious urine, nocturia.
  • Main point for all menstrual disorders with Deficient, Cold a/or Stagnation Patterns - scanty menstruation, pale blood.
  • Sexual / Fertility Issues - infertility, impotence, seminal emission, amenorrhea, bleeding during pregnancy.
  • Yang collapse - chills, profuse sweating, SOB, unconsciousness.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: An important point for the storage and development of Qi (energy), useful for deficiency conditions - weakness, shortness of breath, sexual issues. May also be used in Tong Ren (no needling) to ease delivery.  

KD 13 Qi Hole


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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

GB 27 Fifth Pivot

  • GB 26, GB 27 & GB 28 are all useful points on the Dai Mai meridian which influences the GB, KD, Chong Mai, CV & GV Meridians.
  • GB 27 is more useful for male issues - testicular pain a/or retraction, lower abdominal pain, shan disorder

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