Wailing ST-26 Acupuncture Point

Wailing ST-26

Chinese: 外陵

Pinyin: Wài Líng

Location

1 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. Wailing ST-26 is located 1 cun below the umbilicus and 2 cun lateral to the anterior midline. 

Main actions

Invigorates Qi and eases pain

Needling

Vertically 0.5–1 cun.

Caution: Peritoneum, pregnancy.

Commentary for Wailing ST-26

Wailing ST-26 is not a major point of the Stomach Channel. It is more an assistant role in regulating Qi in the Lower Burner. Therefore it eases pain and distention of the abdomen.

Furthermore, it can treat painful period or amenorrhea