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Du 1

Chinese Name: Changqiang (English translation: Long Strong)

Location:  Below the tip of the coccyx, at the midpoint between the tip of the coccyx and the anus.

Classification: Luo-Connecting point of the Du Vessel
Crossing point of the Du Vessel and the Kidney and Spleen Meridians


  • Diarrhea, blood in the stools, constipation, hemorrhoids, prolapse of the rectum
  • Manic psychosis, epilepsy

Functions: Regulates the Du and Ren Vessels, treats hemorrhoids, activates the meridian, benefits the coccyx, alleviates pain. 

Notes: Luo-Connecting points of one meridian can communicate with two meridians. They treat diseases of the collaterals and can be used to treat chronic diseases, especially chronic diseases of the Zang-Fu organs. Clinically, Luo-Connecting points are often combined with Yuan-Source points in the treatment of diseases.

Needling: Oblique insertion .8 - 1.0 cun right in front of the coccyx.  Perpendicular insertion can easily injure the rectum.


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