DU 01 (GV 1)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Changqiang, Long Strength (Strong)
Midway between the tip of the coccyx and the anus, locating the point in prone position.
Diarrhea, bloody stools, hemorrhoids, prolapse of the rectum, constipation, pain in the lower back, epilepsy.
Regulates Governing and Directing Vessels, resolves damp-heat, calms the mind.
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