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DU 27 (GV 27)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Duiduan, Extremity of the Mouth

Location
On the median tubercle of the upper lip, at the junction of the skin and upper lip.

Indications
Mental disorders, lip twitching, lip stiffness, pain and swelling of the gums.

Traditional Action
Nourishes yin and clears heat,relieves pain and qiets the spirit.

Contraindications


References:

Maciocia, Giovanni.  The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1989

O’Connor, John and Bensky, Dan, trans. Acupuncture, A Comprehensive Text. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1981

Xinnong, Cheng, et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.  Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1987.