Dazhui (English translation: Great Vertebra)
On the posterior median
line, in the depression below the spinous process of the 7th cervical vertebra.
Crossing point of the Three Yang Meridians of the Hand and the Three Yang
Meridians of the Foot.
- Febrile disease, malaria, hectic fever, and
- Aversion to cold, common cold, redness,
swelling and pain of the eye, neck rigidity and pain
Clears Heat, releases the Exterior, dispels Wind, regulates Wei and Ying Qi, treats malaria.
Du 14 is one
of the most important points to release the Exterior and treat Wind-Heat
(cold/flu). It's also a main point in treating Summer Heat.
Oblique insertion upward .5 - 1.0 cun.