Point Localization: 1.5 cun lateral to GV 13, level with T1.

TCM Actions: Nourishes the superficial Blood (Xue). Expels exterior wind. Controls Liver Yang. Strengthens bones. Promotes the descent of Lung Qi.

Indications: Blood and bones. Anemia. Aversion to cold. Fever. Wind invasion. Rhinitis. Low immunity. Cold. Flu. Headache. Dizziness. Blurred vision. Stiff neck and back. Cough. Chest fullness. Breathlessness. Bi syndrome in muscles and bones. Muscle and bone pain. Chronic arthritis.

Target area: None.

Point Name and Meaning: Dazhu – Big Reed

Acupuncture Meridian: Bladder

Categories: Sea of Blood (Xue). Hui (gathering) of Bones. Meeting point of Bladder,Small Intestine, Triple Burner and Gall Bladder.

Unitary Channel: Tai Yang (Greater Yang) [SI + BL]

 

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*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.