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DU13 (Governing Vessel 13) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Taodao
English Name: Kiln Way

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

Nature:

Meeting of Governing Vessel and Bladder.

Functions:

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

Indications:

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

References:

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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