DU 09 (GV 9)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Zhiyang, Reaching Yang (Extremity of Yang)
Below the spinous process of the seventh thoracic vertebre, approximately at the level with the inferior angle of the scapula.
Jaundice, cough, asthma, stiffness of the back, pain in the chest and back.
Regulate Liver and Gallbladder, move Qi, open chest and diaphragm, resolve damp-heat.
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