DU6 (Governing Vessel 6) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Jizhong
English Name: Middle of Spine

Location: Below the spinous process of the 11th thoracic vertebra.

Primary Indications:

Jaundice, diarrhoea.

Secondary Indications:


Tertiary Indications:

Haemorrhoids, infantile rectal prolapse, psychosis, low back pain, loss of appetite, abdominal distension.

Other Indications:

Paralysis of lower limbs, dysentry, blood in stools.


This information is from the book Acupuncture Point Dynamics and has been used with permission from the author John McDonald.

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(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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