ST 29 - Acupuncture Point - Guilai

ST 29 Names

  • English Name: Return
  • Pinyin Name: Guilai
  • Chinese Character: 归来


  • 2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 3.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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ST 29 Clinical Uses

  • 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.

ST 29 Point Associations

None listed.

ST 29 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".

Nearby Acupuncture Points

CV 3

  • CV 3  Central Pole
    • Generally useful for Excess-Type Genito-urinary disorders.
    • Urinary disorders from excess heat, stagnation a/or dampness - cystitis, dark/burning/urgent/frequent urination, retention of urine.
    • Main point for damp-heat in the genital area - genital itching w/sensation of heat, rashes, genital herpes, impotence, seminal emission.
    • Yin excess accumulations - masses below the umbilicus, cold lower abdomen.
    • Moving and cooling point for Gynecological disorders - dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, fibroids, leukorrhea, uterine bleeding, uterine prolapse.
    • Running Piglet Disorder.  

GB 28

  • GB 28  Linking Path
    • 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.
    • Local Point.

KD 12

SP 13

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