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DU1 長強 (长强)

Chángqiáng = Long Strong
Location: midway between tip of coccyx and anus, locate point with patient in prone position

Needling: ⊥ 0.5 – 1.0 cun
DU2 腰俞

Yāoshū = Lumbar Shu
Location: in hiatus of sacrum

Needling: ∠ ( upward) 0.5 – 1.0 cun
DU3 腰陽關 (腰阳关)

Yāoyángguān = Lumbar Yang Pass
Location: below spinous process of 4th lumbar vertebra at level with iliac crest

Needling: ⊥ 0.5 – 1.0 cun
DU4 命門 (命门)

Mìngmén = Life Gate
Location: below spinous process of 2nd lumbar vertebra

Needling: ⊥ 0.5 – 1.0 cun
DU5 懸樞 (悬枢)

Xuánshū = Suspended Pivot
Location: below spinous process of 1st lumbar vertebra

Needling: ⊥ 0.5 – 1.0 cun
DU6 脊中

Jĭzhōng = Center of Spine
Location: below spinous process of 11th thoracic vertebra

Needling: ⊥ 0.5 – 1.0 cun
DU7 中樞 (中枢)

Zhōngshū = Central Pivot
Location: below spinous process of 10th thoracic vertebra

Needling: ⊥ 0.5 – 1.0 cun
DU8 筋縮 (筋缩)

Jīnsūo = Sinew Contraction
Location: below spinous process of 9th thoracic vertebra

Needling: ⊥ 0.5 – 1.0 cun
DU9 至陽 (至阳)

Zhìyáng = Reaching Yang
Location: below spinous process of 7th thoracic vertebra approximately at level with inferior angle of scapula

Needling: ∠ (upwards) 0.5 – 1.0 cun
DU10 靈臺 (灵台)

Língtái = Spirit Tower
Location: below spinous process of 6th thoracic vertebra

Needling: ∠ (upwards) 0.5 – 1.0 cun
DU11 神道

Shéndào = Spirit Pathway
Location: below spinous process of 5th thoracic vertebra

Needling: ∠ (upwards) 0.5 – 1.0 cun
DU12 身柱

Shēnzhù = Body Pillar
Location: below spinous process of 3rd thoracic vertebra

Needling: ∠ (upwards) 0.5 – 1.0 cun
DU13 陶道

Táodào = Way of Happiness
Location: below spinous process of 1st thoracic vertebra

Needling: ∠ (upwards) 0.5 – 1.0 cun
DU14 大椎

Dàzhuī = Great Hammer
Location: below spinous process of 7th cervical vertebra approximately at level of shoulders

Needling: ∠ (upwards) 0.5 – 1.0 cun
DU15 啞門 (哑门)

Yămén = Mute’s Gate
Location: 0.5 cun directly above midpoint of posterior hairline in depression below spinous process of 1st cervical vertebra

Needling: ⊥ 0.5 – 0.8 cun; (Caution: Never needle obliquely upwards or deep)
DU16 風府 (风府)

Fēngfŭ = Wind Mansion
Location: 1 cun directly above midpoint of posterior hairline directly below external occipital protuberance in depression between trapezius of both sides

Needling: ⊥ 0.5 – 0.8 cun
DU17 腦户 (脑户)

Năohù = Brain’s Door
Location: 2.5 cun directly above midpoint of posterior hairline 1.5 cun directly above Du-16 in depression on upper border of external occipital protuberance

Needling: subcutaneously 0.3 – 0.5 cun
DU18 强間 (强间)

Qiángjiān = Unyielding Space
Location: 4 cun directly above midpoint of posterior hairline 1.5 cun directly above Du-17

Needling: subcutaneously 0.3 – 0.5 cun
DU19 后頂 (后顶)

Hòudĭng = Behind Vertex
Location: 5.5 cun directly above midpoint of posterior hairline 1.5 cun directly above Du-18

Needling: subcutaneously 0.3 – 0.5 cun
DU20 百會 (百会)

Băihuì = Hundred Meetings
Location: on midline of head 5 cun directly above midpoint of anterior hairline approximately on midpoint of line connecting apex of ears

Needling: subcutaneously 0.3 – 0.5 cun
DU21 前頂 (前顶)

Qiándĭng = Before Vertex
Location: 3.5 cun directly above midpoint of anterior hairline 1.5 cun anterior to Du-20

Needling: subcutaneously 0.3 – 0.5 cun
DU22 囟會 (囟会)

Xìnhuì = Fontanelle Meeting
Location: 2 cun posterior to midpoint of anterior hairline 3 cun anterior to Du-20

Needling: subcutaneously 0.3 – 0.5 cun
DU23 上星

Shàngxīng = Upper Star
Location: 1 cun directly above midpoint of anterior hairline

Needling: subcutaneously 0.3 – 0.5 cun, prick to bleed
DU24 神庭

Shéntíng = Spirit Courtyard
Location: 0.5 cun directly above midpoint of anterior hairline

Needling: subcutaneously 0.3 – 0.5 cun, prick to bleed
DU25 素髎

Sùliáo = White Crevice
Location: on tip of nose

Needling: ⊥ 0.2 – 0.3 cun, prick to bleed
DU26 水溝 (水沟)

Shŭigōu = Water Trough
Location: at junction of upper ⅓ and middle ⅓ of philtrum

Needling: ∠ (upward) 0.3 – 0.5 cun
DU27 兑端

Duìduān = Extremity of Mouth
Location: on labial tubercle of upper lip on vermilion border between philtrum and upper lip

Needling: ∠ (upward) 0.2 – 0.3 cun
DU28 齦交 (龈交)

Yínjiāo = Gum Intersection
Location: at junction of gum and frenulum of upper lip

Needling: ∠ ( upward) 0.1 – 0.2 cun, prick to bleed
Moxa on the DU meridian is counterindicated on which points?
DU 6, 15, 16, 25, 26, 27, 28