Pigen EX-B-4 Acupuncture Point

Pigen EX-B-4

Chinese: 痞根

Pinyin: Pǐ Gēn

Location

3.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 1st lumbar vertebra (L1). 

How to locate

First identify the Tuffier's line which connects the highest points of the iliac crest. The spinous process of the 4th lumber vertebra (L4) mostly falls on this line. 

Then identify the 1st spinous process of the 1st lumber vertebra (L1) by counting up three. 

Pigen EX-B-4 is 3.5 cun lateral to the lower border of L1. 

Main actions

  1. Circulates Qi in the Upper and Middle burner
  2. Resolves Qi and Blood Stagnation

Needling

0.8–1 cun obliquely in a medial direction.

Caution: Injury to the kidneys!

Commentary for Pigen EX-B-4

Pigen EX-B-4 is not a major point. Its main function is to circulate Qi in the Upper and Middle burner as well as resolve Qi and Blood Stagnation