Du-11 Spirit Pathway SHENDAO - Acupuncture Points

| July 4, 2010 | 0 Comments | 2,759 views
Du-11 Spirit Pathway SHENDAO - Acupuncture Points -1

Du-11 Spirit Pathway SHENDAO - Acupuncture Points -1

Location
Du-11 Spirit Pathway SHENDAO - Acupuncture Points ) On the midline, below the spinous process of the 5th thoracic vertebra (T5).
How to find
Locate T7 (➞ 3.4.2). From there, count up 2 spinous processes and find Du-11 on the midline, below the spinous process of T5.
Or: Locate C7 (➞ 3.4.1). Du-11 can then be located by counting down 5 spinous processes (T1–T5).
Located on the same level are a point of ➞ Ex-B-2/BL-15/ BL-44 (0.5/1.5/3 cun lateral to the midline).
Needling
0.5–1 cun strictly vertically to the skin or obliquely in an inferior direction, with the patient’s back straight or flexed in order to avoid puncturing the spinal canal. Oblique insertions should only be carried out by experienced practitioners, as in small persons (irrespective of their body weight), the spinal canal may be reached after only 1.25 cun.

Du-11 Spirit Pathway SHENDAO - Acupuncture Points -3

Du-11 Spirit Pathway SHENDAO - Acupuncture Points -3

Actions/Indications
● Tonifies the Heart and the Lungs
● Calms the shen
● Dispels Wind and Heat

Du-11 Spirit Pathway SHENDAO - Acupuncture Points -2

Du-11 Spirit Pathway SHENDAO - Acupuncture Points -2

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