at the back of the knee, on the popliteal
crease, in a depression midway between the tendons
of biceps femoris and semitendonosis. Locate with
the knee slightly flexed.
perpendicular insertion 1.0 to 1.5 cun.
Moxa is OK
Benefits lumbar region and knees
Activates the channel and alleviates pain
Cools the blood
Clears summer-heat and stops vomiting & diarrhea
Benefits the bladder
Signs and Symptoms
low back pain, hip pain, motor impairment
of the hip, numbness/motor impairment of the lower
Weizhong is the He-Sea point
of the Urinary Bladder channel. A He-Sea point, according
to 5 Elements theory, is where the Qi of
the channel plunges deeply within.
appears on the list of 'Twelve
Heavenly Star Points', long considered the pre-eminant
list of the most important acupuncture points.
Weizhong is the point of choice
for Lumbar pain regardless of the cause, whether acute,
or chronic. It is also important for knee pain, and
pain of the lower leg.
Weizhong is one of the few
points that is routinely 'bled'. This is still an
important treatment method in TCM, despite western
views that it is an archaic and obsolete practice.
'Pricking to bleed' this point is an
effective treatment not only for back pain due to
stasis, but for nosebleed, and because of its action
of cooling the blood for a variety of skin disorders.
Finally, Weizhong is indicated
for a disorders of the Bladder, including various