Du-9 Reaching Yang ZHIYANG - Acupuncture Points

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Du-9 Reaching Yang ZHIYANG - Acupuncture Points -1

Du-9 Reaching Yang ZHIYANG - Acupuncture Points -1

Location
Du-9 Reaching Yang ZHIYANG - Acupuncture Points ) On the midline, below the spinous process of the 7th thoracic vertebra (T7).
How to find
Find T7 (➞ 3.4.2) and locate Du-9 on the midline, below its spinous process. Or: Use the Tuffier’s line for reference (➞ 3.4.3). Locate T7 by counting up from L4 and there locate Du-9 on the midline, below the spinous process.
Located on the same level are a point of ➞ Ex-B-2/BL-17/BL-46 (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-9 Reaching Yang ZHIYANG - Acupuncture Points -3

Du-9 Reaching Yang ZHIYANG - Acupuncture Points -3

Actions/Indications
● Strengthens the Spleen and eliminates Dampness
● Clears Damp-Heat from the Middle Burner
● Harmonises the Upper Burner

Du-9 Reaching Yang ZHIYANG - Acupuncture Points -2

Du-9 Reaching Yang ZHIYANG - Acupuncture Points -2

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