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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:

Epilepsy.

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.

References:

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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