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.