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DU-03 (Yao Yang Guan) Lumbar Yang Pass

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Common and Key Uses:

  • Wei syndromes

Actions:

  • Dispels wind-damp
  • Benefits the lumbar region and legs
  • Regulates the lower jiao

Indications:

  • Irregular menstruation, nocturnal emission, impotence, pain in the lumbosacral region, muscular atrophy, motor impairment, numbness and pain of the lower extremities.

Location

CAM:
  • Below the spinous process of the fourth lumbar vertebra, at the level with the crista iliaca.
AMOA:
  • On the midline of the lower back, in the depression below the spinous process of the fourth lumbar vertebra.

Needling Method:

  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-1.0 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.

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