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DU 03 (GV 3)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Yaoyangguan, Lumbar Yange Gate

Location
Below the spinous process of the fourth lumbar vertebra, at eh level with the iliac crest.

Indications
Irregular menstruation, nocturnal emission, impotence, pain in the lumbosacral region, muscular atrophy, motor impairment, numbness an pain of the lower extremities, epilepsy.

Traditional Action
Strengthens the lower back, tonifies yang, strengthens the legs.

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.