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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.

Functions:

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.

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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