( Ex-B-3 Stomach Controller Lower Shu WEIWANXIASHU - Acupuncture Points )1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 8th thoracic vertebra (T8).
How to find
Locate T7 (➞ 3.4.2). From there, count down one spinous process (to T8) and locate Ex-B-3 1.5 cun lateral from the midline. Use the Tuffier’s line (L4, 3.4.3) to confirm the location of this point: from L4, count up the spinous processes of L3 to L1 and of T12 to T8.
Located on the same level is a point of ➞ Ex-B-2 (0.5 cun lateral to the midline).
0.5–1 cun vertically or up to 1.5 cun obliquely in a medial direction. Do not needle in a lateral direction. Caution: Pneumothorax.
● Opens the channel locally
● Moistens the body and clears Heat
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