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WUSHU GB-27 INDICATIONS
Bladder
Five Pivots • Uterine prolapse, red and white leucorrhoea, irregu-
Kidney lar menstruation.
Meeting point of the Gall Bladder channel
Pericardium • Lower abdominal pain, cold shan disorder in men,
with the Girdling vessel
Sanjiao abdominal pain due to retraction of the testicles, con-
stipation, tenesmus, pain of the back, lumbar region
Gall Bladder
LOCATION and ilium, clonic spasm.
In theLiver
depression just anterior to the anterior superior iliac
spine,Conception
approximately level with Guanyuan REN-4 (3 cun COMMENTARY
belowGoverning
the umbilicus). Like Daimai GB-26, Wushu GB-27 (a coalescent point of
Extra Points the Girdling vessel) regulates the Girdling vessel, treats
menstrual disorders and leucorrhoea, and spreads the
Wushu GB-27 Liver qi in the lower abdomen (lower abdominal pain and
constipation).
anterior superior iliac spine Guanyuan In comparing the two points, however, it is interesting
iliac crest REN-4 to note that the traditional qi moving and pain relieving
indications of this point lean more towards male disor-
ders such as cold shan disorder in men and abdominal
pain due to retraction of the testicles, whilst those of
Daimai GB-26 lean more towards female disorders such
as hardness of the hypogastrium in women and lower
abdominal pain in women. This is reflected in Zhu Dan-
xi’s statement “Serious shan qi is acute pain in the testicles
extending to the lower abdomen. The pain may be in the
testicles or in the neighbourhood of the point Five Pivots
(Wushu GB-27). In either case it involves the foot jueyin
channel”8.

COMBINATIONS
• Retracted testicle: Wushu GB-27 and Guilai ST-29
(Supplementing Life).

LOCATION NOTE
To locate the anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS), place the
hand on the lateral part of the lower abdomen, below the
level of the umbilicus. The ASIS is then readily palpated
as the pronounced bony prominence. Alternatively, fol-
low the ridge of the iliac crest and palpate the ASIS as its
anterior prominence.

NEEDLING
Perpendicular insertion 1 to 1.5 cun.

ACTIONS
Regulates the Girdling vessel
Regulates the lower jiao and transforms stagnation