SP21 (Spleen 21) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Dabao
English Name: General Control

Location: On the lateral side of the chest and on the middle axillary line, in the 6th intercostal space.


Central connecting point.


Moves blood in the blood connecting channels.


Pain in the chest and hypochondriac region, asthma, general aching and weakness.


The English Name, Nature 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 Spleen channel:

(SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4, SP5, SP6, SP7, SP8, SP9, SP10, SP11, SP12, SP13, SP14, SP15, SP16, SP17, SP18, SP19, SP20, SP21)

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