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Spleen 21 (SP 21)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Dabao, General Control (Great Embracement)

Location
On the mid-axillary line, 6 cun below the axilla, midway between the acilla and the free end of the eleventh rib.

Indications
Pain in the chest and hypochondriac region, asthma, general aching and weakness.

Traditional Action
Moves blood in the blood connecting channels.

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.