Theory

ST 28 - Acupuncture Point - Shuidao


ST 28 Names

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

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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ST 28 Clinical Uses

  • 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.


ST 28 Point Associations

None listed.


ST 28 TCM Patterns

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".



ST 28 Conditions Treated

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".


Nearby Acupuncture Points

CV 4

  • 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

GB 27

  • 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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