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DU-11 (Shen Dao) Spirit Path

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  • Tonifies the Heart and Lung and calms the spirit
  • Clears heat and pacifies wind


  • Poor memory, anxiety, palpitation, pain and stiffness of the back, cough, cardiac pain.


  • Below the spinous process of the fifth thoracic vertebra.
  • On the midline of the upper back, in the depression below the spinous process of the fifth thoracic vertebra.

Needling Method:

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

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