Guanyuanshu BL26: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Guanyuanshu is opposite to Guanyuan (CV4), where the stored Qi of primary Yin and Yang is infused into the back.
Guanyuanshu-BL26

Nomenclature:

Guan: storage            Yuan: primary Qi                 Shu:point
Guanyuanshu is opposite to Guanyuan (CV4), where the stored Qi of primary Yin and Yang is infused into the back.
Point: BL26
Chinese Name: 关元俞
Name: Guanyuanshu
English Name/Meaning: Gate of Origin Transporter
Pinyin: guān yuán shū
Han Geul 한글: gwan won yu 관원유
Romaji: kan gen yu?
Vietnamese:Quan nguyên du

Location:

1.5 cun lateral to the Governor meridian, at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the fifth lumbar vertebra.

Functions of Guanyuanshu:

  • Regulates lower burner.
  • Strengthens lower back and knee.
  • Transforms damp stagnation.

Indications:

  • Reproductive diosrders:irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhoea,.
  • Urinary disorders: Burning micturition, frequent urination, difficulty urinating.
  • Gastrointestinal disorders: Diarrhoea, constipation, hemorrhoids, abdominal masses.
  • Local disorders: Low back pain, buttock pain, sciatica, sacral pain, Bi leg syndrome.

Method:

Perpendicular insertion 1 to 1.5 cun.

Remarks:

Good for low back problems and disc problems.

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.