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DU-09 (Zhi Yang) Extremity of Yang

Previous PointNext Point  Acupuncture Points on the Du Mai (Governing Vessel)

Common and Key Uses:

  • Jaundice

Actions:

  • Fortifies the Spleen, drains dampness and regulates the middle jiao
  • Treats jaundice
  • Unbinds the chest

Indications:

  • Jaundice, cough, asthma, stiffness of the back, pain in the chest and back.

Location

CAM:
  • Below the spinous process of the seventh thoracic vertebra, approximately at the level with the inferior angle of the scapula.
AMOA:
  • On the midline of the back, in the depression below the spinous process of the seventh thoracic vertebra.

Needling Method:

  • Puncture obliquely upward 0.5-1.0 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.

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