Answer to 2022 2nd Quarter “Name That Point!”

NAME THAT POINT!  Katja Görts, DVM, CVA, CVC, CVCH

Dr. Katja Görts ©

I am a TCVM point. In the equine I am located in the depression 2 cun lateral to the dorsal midline on both sides of the body. My innervation comes from the cranial clunial nerve and spinal nerve L5 (or L4).

I am belonging to a group of points which are called the Shen points and are located bilaterally parallel to the spine near the lumbosacral space and are commonly treated in conjunction with the point lumbar Bai-hui. I can also be used as a substitute for Bai-Hui if treating Bai-Hui is not applicable.

The Shen points can be used to treat (Kidney-)Yang and Qi-deficiency. Western indications are hind quarter and back pain, arthritis and paralysis as well as overexertion and hip contusion.

I am Shen-Peng or Kidney shelf.

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