J Tradit Chin Med. 1995 Sep; 15(3): 185-8.
Treatment of biliary colic by water injection in the region of Qimen, Riyue, and Juque points.
Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine Affiliated to Luzhou Medical College, Sichuan Province.
Water injection was used in the treatment of 56 cases of biliary colic. The method was based on the writings of Zhang Zhongjing about the role of the Qimen point in treating diseases and clinical practice in this respect, water injection being performed at the most sensitive spot in the region defined by the lines joining the Qimen (Liv 14), Riyue (GB 24), and Juque (Ren 14) points. Pain disappeared in 32 (57.1%) of the 56 cases treated, and the total effective rate was 96.4%, showing a significantly better result compared with that of the control group treated with Western medicine (P < 0.05).