ST28 (Stomach 28) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Shuidao
English Name: Waterway

Location: 3 cun below the navel, 2 cun lateral to Guanyuan (REN4).


Clears Damp-Heat from Lower Jiao (Bladder, genitals), benefits the Bladder (facilitates urination).

Primary Indications:

Lin syndrome (dysuria, urinary retention).

Tertiary Indications:

Lower abdomen distended and full, hernia, orchitis, female infertility, edema/nephritis, cystitis, dysmenorrhea.

Other Indications:

Yin in the Bladder, Cold in the Bladder, cannot pass urine or stools, constipation, rectal prolapse, intoxication in intestine, clots in the uterus, uterine conglomeration, heat binding in the triple burner, heat and constriction in Sanjiao, contracture in shoulder and renal region of back.


This information is from the book Acupuncture Point Dynamics and has been used with permission from the author John McDonald.

View other points on the Stomach channel:

(ST1, ST2, ST3, ST4, ST5, ST6, ST7, ST8, ST9, ST10, ST11, ST12, ST13, ST14, ST15, ST16, ST17, ST18, ST19, ST20, ST21, ST22, ST23, ST24, ST25, ST26, ST27, ST28, ST29, ST30, ST31, ST32, ST33, ST34, ST35, ST36, ST37, ST38, ST39, ST40, ST41, ST42, ST43, ST44, ST45)

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