Siman KID-14 Acupuncture Point

Siman KID-14

Chinese: 四满

Pinyin: Sì Mǎn

Location

2 cun below the umbilicus, 0.5 cun lateral to the anterior midline. 

How to locate

Divide the distance between the umbilicus center and the upper border of the pubic symphysis into 5 equal part. Each part is about 1 cun. 

Siman KID-14 is 3 cun above the upper border of the public symphysis and 0.5 cun lateral to the anterior midline. 

Main actions

  1. Invigorates Qi and Blood in the Lower Burner
  2. Regulates the Uterus and menstruation
  3. Nourishes the Essence and Marrow

Needling

Vertically 0.5–1 cun.

Caution: Peritoneum, pregnancy

Commentary for Siman KID-14

All the Kidney points on the abdomen (from Henggu KID-11 to Youmen KID-21) are also part of the Penetrating Vessel. Thus their indications are related to both the Channel and the Vessel. 

The Penetrating Vessel is the 'Sea of Blood', 'Sea of the 12 Channel' as well as the 'Sea of the abdomen avenue'. Thus its points are often able to invigorate the Blood and Qi and remove Stagnation, especially in the abdomen. Therefore, Siman KID-14 is indicated for symptoms such as lower abdominal pain, umbilical pain and constipation. 

Apart from Stagnant Qi and Blood, the point can also subdues Rebellious Qi in the Penetrating Vessel, which is known as Running Piglet Syndrome. In this case, the patients feel that strong Qi rushes to the chest and throat from the lower abdomen. In the meanwhile, they also suffer from lower abdominal fullness and pain, painful periods, feeling of chest oppression, palpitations, anxiety as well as feeling of lump in the throat. A Reducing Needling method should be used for this type of Excess case. 

Furthermore, it invigorates Blood in the Uterus and the Penetrating Vessel so as to treat various gynecologic disorders. Typical symptoms include painful, irregular and heavy periods, retention of
lochia, excessive vaginal discharge and infertility. 

On the other hand, KID-14 can also be used in Deficient patterns when applying Tonifying Needling method. Most importantly, it nourishes the Essence and Marrow. In fact, it has other names such as 'Suifu', meaning the House of Marrow, or Suizhon, meaning the Marrow Center.