Answer to 2022 1st Quarter “Name That Point!”

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

Dr. Katja Görts ©

In the equine as well as in small animals I am located on the dorsal midline in the lumbosacral space. My innervation comes from the dorsal branch of the last lumbar nerve. There is a point on the dorsal midline on top of the head which also carries my name and is similar to GV 20. The translation of my Chinese name means “Hundred meetings” as I am the point where all Yang channels meet. I can be used as a single point but am very often used with six other points which lie in the same area.

I can be used for any musculoskeletal, neurological, gastrointestinal or urogenital hindquarter problem. TCVM diagnoses include (Kidney-)Yang Deficiency and any Wind pattern affecting the hindquarters. Western indications are: lumbago, sciatica, hindquarter pain and/or paralysis, hip arthritis, colic, meteorism, diarrhea, endometriosis, retained placenta etc. I can also be used as a relaxation point at the beginning of a treatment.

What is (Yao-)Bai-Hui or lumbar Bai Hui; some authors GV 3.

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