Names Of Guilai

ST 29 Acupuncture Point

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

Where Is ST 29 ?

ST 29 Location

  • 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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What Is ST 29 Used For?

ST 29 Clinical Usages

  • 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.

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What Diagnostic Patterns May Use ST 29 ?

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 29 ?

What Points Are Near ST 29 ?

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.  

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  • 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 Great Manifestation


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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

SP 13 Bowel Abode


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  • Abdominal pain, abdominal masses (fibroids, cysts, etc.), hernia, thigh pain - regulates the liver, qi, and alleviates pain.

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