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DU14 (Governing Vessel 14) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Dazhui
English Name: Big Vertebra

Location: Between the spinous process of the 7th cervical vertebra and the 1st thoracic vertebra, approximately at the level of the shouderl

Functions:

Relieves exterior conditions, relieves exterior conditions and opens the Yang, regulates the Yang channels, clears the brain and calms the Shen, clears the mind, reduces fever.

Primary Indications:

Cough, neck stiffness.

Secondary Indications:

Epilepsy, malaria.

Tertiary Indications:

Febrile diseases, bone-steaming fever, asthma, stiffness of back, common cold, fullness of chest and ribs, epistaxis, jaundice, lack of energy, aesthenia.

Other Indications:

Heat stroke, psychosis, hysteria, headache, blood diseases, eczema, hemiplegia, pain in back of shoulder, congested throat, 7 types of contusion, teeth of upper jaw especially the incisors are always very dry, osseous tuberculosis with Yang symptoms and dryness of upper incisors.

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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