DU12 (Governing Vessel 12) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Shenzhu
English Name: Body Pillar

Location: Below the spinous process of the 3rd thoracic vertebra.

Primary Indications:

Cough, asthma, pain and stiffness of lower back.

Secondary Indications:


Tertiary Indications:

Furuncles, infantile convulsions, febrile diseases, mental diseases.

Other Indications:

Night fright, infantile malnutrition, diarrhoea, common cold, gastric cancer, chest and back pain, aphasia due to apoplexy.


This information is from the book Acupuncture Point Dynamics and has been used with permission from the author John McDonald.

View other points on the Governing Vessel:

(DU1, DU2, DU3, DU4, DU5, DU6, DU7, DU8, DU9, DU10, DU11, DU12, DU13, DU14, DU15, DU16, DU17, DU18, DU19, DU20, DU21, DU22, DU23, DU24, DU25, DU26)

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