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Du 12

Chinese Name: Shenzhu (English translation: Body Pillar)

Location:  On the back, on the posterior median line, in the depression below the spinous process of the 3rd thoracic vertebra.

Indications:

  • Cough, asthma
  • Epilepsy
  • Back stiffness and pain

Functions: Clears Lung-Heat, tonifies Lung Qi, strengthens the body, dispels interior Wind.

Needling: Oblique insertion upward .5 - 1.0 cun. 

 


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