(BL-16) Governing Shu DUSHU - Acupuncture Points

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(BL-16) Governing Shu DUSHU -1

(BL-16) Governing Shu DUSHU -1

Location
[(BL-16) Governing Shu DUSHU - Acupuncture Points] 1.5 cun lateral to the posterior midline, on the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the 6th thoracic vertebra (T6).
How to find
First, locate the spinous process of the C7 (➞3.4.1). From there,
count down six spinous processes to the lower border of the
spinous process of T6. Measure 1.5 cun laterally to locate BL-16
on the highest point of the paraspinal musculature. Or:With the
patient standing and their arms hanging down, the spinous
process of T7 is level with the inferior angle of the scapula
(➞ 3.4.2). The next spinous process in a superior direction
belongs to T6. Locate BL-16 1.5 cun lateral to the midline.
Located on the same level are ➞Du-10 (on the midline), a point
of ➞ Ex-B-2 (0.5 cun lateral to the midline) and ➞ BL-45
(3 cun lateral to the midline).

(BL-16) Governing Shu DUSHU -2

(BL-16) Governing Shu DUSHU -2

Needling
0.5–1 cun obliquely towards the spine or transversely (subcutaneously).
Caution: Pneumothorax.
Actions/Indications
● Unbinds the chest and regulates the Qi movement in the thorax
and the abdomen
Special features
Despite its designation as Back-shu point of the du mai, this
point is hardly mentioned in classical or modern texts.

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