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DU 09 (GV 9)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Zhiyang, Reaching Yang (Extremity of Yang)

Location
Below the spinous process of the seventh thoracic vertebre, approximately at the level with the inferior angle of the scapula.

Indications
Jaundice, cough, asthma, stiffness of the back, pain in the chest and back.

Traditional Action
Regulate Liver and Gallbladder, move Qi, open chest and diaphragm, resolve damp-heat.

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.