DU8 (Governing Vessel 8) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Below the spinos process of the ninth thoracic vertebra.
English Name: Tendon Spasm

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


Relaxes the sinews, eliminates interior Wind.


Epilepsy, stiffness of the back, gastric pain.


The English Name 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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