Daimai GB26 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication, Method

Daimai lies 8 cun posterior to Zhangmen(LR13), at the junction of the vertical line of the free end of the 11th rib and the horizontal line of the umbilicus.
Daimai-GB26

Nomenclature:

Dai: belt        Mai: meridian

Daimai pertain to the gall bladder meridian and meets at the Belt Vessel (Daimai).

Chinese Name: 帶脉
English Name/Meaning: Girdling Vessel
Pinyin: dài mài
Han Geul 한글: dae maek 대맥
Romaji: tai myaku
Vietnamese: Đới mạch

Location:

8 cun posterior to Zhangmen(LR13), at the junction of the vertical line of the free end of the 11th rib and the horizontal line of the umbilicus.

Functions of daimai:

  • Regulate Dai-mai  ( pain along channel;  lummbar hypochondriac ).
  • Regular damp heat  ( irregular menstruation, uterine prolapse, vaginal discharge).
  • Regulates uterus ( menstruation, leucorrhoea, vaginal discharge).

Indications:

  • Main point for gynecological disorders like leukorrhea, prolapse of the uterus, dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation).
  • Also beneficial in disorders in the waist and abdomen, distension and fullness in the abdomen, weakness of the lumbar region, lower back pain.
  • Other disorders: muscular atrophy, weakness and motor impairment of the lower limbs.

Method:

Puncture obliquely 0.8-1.0 cun

Remark:

Crossing Point of Gallbladder meridian and Dai channel.

Precautions:

In thin individuals, deep needling may penetrate the peritoneal cavity.

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.