Point Localization: On the midline, below C7.

TCM Actions: Clears Heat. Releases the Exterior. Expels exterior Wind-Heat. Regulates Yin Qi (nutritive) and Wei Qi (defensive). Clears the Mind (Shen). Tonifies Yang.

Indications: Fever. Sensation of heat. Aversion to cold. Pain in the body. Occipital headache. Stiff neck. Wind invasion abroad. Epilepsy. Depression. Tiredness. Poor memory. Lack of concentration. Chill.

Target area: Cervical.

Point Name and Meaning: Dazhui – Big Vertebra

Acupuncture Meridian: Governing Vessel (Du Mai)

Categories: Meeting point of GV with Bladder, Gall Bladder and Stomach.

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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.