Zigong EX-CA-1 Acupuncture Point

Zigong EX-CA-1

Chinese: 子宫

Pinyin: Zǐ Gōng

Location

3 cun lateral to the anterior midline and 1 cun superior to the upper border of the pubic symphysis.

How to locate

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

Zhongji REN-3 is on the anterior midline and 1 cun superior to the upper border of the public symphysis. 

Zigong EX-CA-1 is 3 cun lateral to Zhongji REN-3. 

Main actions

  1. Lifts and regulates Qi
  2. Regulates menstruation and reduce pain

Needling

0.5–1 cun vertically or 1–2 cun obliquely towards the upper border of the pubic symphysis.

Caution: Peritoneum, pregnancy, full bladder.

Commentary for Zigong EX-CA-1

Zigong EX-CA-1's main functions are to lifts and regulates Qi in the Lower Burner so as to regulate menstruation and reduce related pain.