Point Localization: 1.5 cun lateral to GV 10, level with T6.

TCM Actions: Regulates heart. Moves Qi. Invigorates the Blood (Xue).

Indications: Pain in the Heart (stasis of blood (xue). Epigastric pain. Abscess on the chest.

Target area: Heart.

Point Name and Meaning: Dushu – Du Mai Shu

Acupuncture Meridian: Bladder

Categories: Back Shu of the Du Mai (Governing Vessel)

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.