Fuai SP16: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications
Fu: abdomen Ai: pain
Fuai is food for treating abdominal pain.
Chinese Name: 腹哀
English Name/Meaning: Abdomen Sorrow
Pinyin: fù āi
Han Geul 한글: bok ae 복애
Romaji: fuku ai
Vietnamese: Phúc ai
On the abdomen, in the depression at the lateral border of the rectus abdominis muscle, 3 cun superior to Daheng(SP15).
4 cun lateral to the center of the umbilicus lateral to rectus abdominis muscle.
Functions of fuai:
- Regulates Qi in the Intestines.
- Drains Dampness.
Abdominal pain, dry dampness, indigestion, loss of appetite.
Perpendicular insertion, 0.5 to 1 cun.
Meeting point with the yin wei vessel.
- In thin patients, deep needling may penetrate the peritoneal cavity.
- Deep needling at this point may penetrate an enlarged spleen.
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