DU 14 (GV 14)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Dashui, Big Vertebrae (Great Hammer)
Below the spinous process of the seventh cervical vertebrae, approximately at the level of the shoulders.
Neck pain and rigidity, malaria, febrile diseases, epilepsy, afternoon fever, cough, asthma, common cold, back stiffness.
Clears heat, releases the exterier, expels wind, regulates Nutritive and Defensive Qi, clears the mind, tonifies the yang.
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