Zhixie EX-CA Acupuncture Point

Zhixie EX-CA

Chinese: 止泻

Pinyin: Zhǐ Xiè

Location

On the anterior midline, 2.5 cun inferior to the umbilicus. 

How to locate

The distance between the upper border of the pubic symphysis and the center of the umbilicus is 5 cun. 

Zhixie EX-CA is in the midpoint of these two reference points. 

Main actions

Stop diarrhoea

Indications

Needling

Vertically 0.5–1 cun.

Caution: Peritoneum, full bladder, pregnancy

Commentary for Zhixie EX-CA

This is a modern point, mainly used to stop diarrhoea.