Henggu KI11: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications



Heng gu is the ancient name of the pubis.
This point is on the superior border of the pubis.
Point: KI11
Chinese Name: 橫骨
English Name/Meaning: Pubic Bone
Pinyin: héng gǔ
Han Geul 한글: hoeng gol 횡골
Romaji: ō kotsu
Vietnamese: Hoành cốt


5 cun below the umbilicus. on the superior border of symphysis pubis, 0.5 cun lateral to Qugu (REN2).


Regulates conception and governor vessel.

Indications of Henggu:

Fullness and pain in the lower abdomen, dysuria, enuresis, nocturnal emission, impotence, pain of genitalia.


Perpendicular insertion 0.5 to 1 cun.


Meeting point of Kidney and Chong Vessel.


  • Avoid deep needling, to prevent urinary bladder injury when full.
  • Avoid in pregnancy.

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.

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