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

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

Daimai  GB26 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication, Method
September 04
15:03 2018
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.

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