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SP-21 (Da Bao) Great Embracement

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  • Great Luo (Connecting) Point

Actions:

  • Regulates Qi and blood and firms the sinews and joints
  • Unbinds the chest and benefits the lateral costal region

Indications:

  • Pain in the chest and hypochondriac region, asthma, general aching and weakness.

Notes:

  • Some texts locate SP-21 (Da Bao) in the 6th intercostal space, while other locate it in the 7th intercostal space.

Location

CAM:
  • On the lateral side of the chest and on the middle axillary line, in the 6th intercostal space.
AMOA:
  • On the mid-axillary line, in the seventh intercostal space.

Needling Method:

  • Puncture obliquely 0.3-0.5 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.

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