DU9 (Governing Vessel 9) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Zhiyang
English Name: Reaching Yang; Arrival of Yang

Location: Below the spinous process of the 7th thoracic vertebra, approximately at the level of the inferior angle of the scapula.


Regulates the Qi functions, transforms Damp-Heat, eases the Liver and Gall Bladder, expands the chest and diaphragm.

Primary Indications:

Cough, asthma, jaundice, pain in chest and back.

Tertiary Indications:

Heaviness and pain in four limbs, stiffness of back, lack of energy, aesthenia, borborygmus, cold stomach.

Other Indications:

Impotence, malaria, pleurisy, stomachache, Yin or Yang rheumatism, discomfort in ankle.


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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