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DU 06 (GV 6)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Jizhong, Center of the Spine

Location
Below the spinous process of the eleventh thoracic vertebra.

Indications
Pain in the epigastric region, diarrhea, jaundice epilepsy, stiffness and pain of back.

Traditional Action
Fortifies the Spleen and disinhibits damp, supplements the Kidney and stems desertion, strengthens the lumbar.

Contraindications


References:

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

OíConnor, 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.