DU13 (Governing Vessel 13) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Taodao
English Name: Kiln Way

Location: Below the spinous process of the first thoracic vertebra.


Meeting of Governing Vessel and Bladder.


Clears Heat, releases the exteriorr, regulates the lesser Yang.


Stiffness of the back, headache, malaria, febrile diseases.


The English Name, Nature and function have been reprinted from Maciocia: The Foundations of Chinese Medicine, Copyright 1989, with permission from Elsevier. Point indications have been used from the book Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.

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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