Point Localization: On the 6th intercostal space on the side of the chest.
TCM Actions: Invigorates the Blood (Xue). Benefits the tendons. Regulates the Qi of the chest.
Indications: Pain throughout the body. Fibromyalgia. Sagging and pain in the limbs. Weak joints. Cough. Shortness of breath. Pain in the chest and ribs.
Target area: Thorax.
Point Name and Meaning: Dabao – Great Embracement
Acupuncture Meridian: Spleen
Categories: Connecting point of the Grand Connection (Luo) Channel of the Spleen.
Unitary Channel: Tai Yin (Greater Yin) [LU+SP]
*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.