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Acupuncture Points - Ren 9

Chinese Name: Shuifen (English translation: Water Separation)

Location:  On the anterior median line of the upper abdomen, 1.0 cun above the umbilicus.


  • Edema, retention of urine
  • Abdominal pain, diarrhea, regurgitation of food from stomach

Functions: Opens and regulates the water passages, treats edema.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .5 - 1.0 cun. 



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