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


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.


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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