Guilai ST-29 Acupuncture Point

Guilai ST-29

Chinese: 归来

Pinyin: Guīlái

Location

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

How to locate

There are 5 cun between the umbilicus and the upper border of the pubic symphysis. Guilai ST-29 is located 4 cun below the umbilicus and 2 cun lateral to the anterior midline. 

Main actions

  1. Removes Blood Stagnation of the Uterus and Lower Burner
  2. Lifts Qi and firms the Essence

Needling

Vertically 0.5–1 cun.

Caution: Peritoneum, urinary bladder, pregnancy.

Commentary for Guilai ST-29

Guilai ST-29 is a very important local point to remove Blood Stagnation in the Uterus and the Lower Burner. It can be used in almost all types of menstruation issues or infertility due to Blood Stagnation. 

Despite that it is mainly used for invigorating Blood in Excess patterns, it is also able to tonify and lift Qi in Deficiency patterns such as the Sinking/Collapsing Qi of the Lower Burner. As a result, it firms the Essence in men. Typical symptoms are prolapse of Uterus, seminal emissions, impotence, and nocturia.