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DU 10

Chinese Name: Lingtai (English translation: Spirit Tower)

Location:  On the back, on the posterior median line, in the depression below the spinous process of the 6th thoracic vertebra.


  • Acute gastric pain
  • Furuncles (aka boil - an infection of a hair follicle)
  • Cough, asthma, stiffness and pain of the back

Functions: Opens the chest, relieves coughing and wheezing, clears Heat-Toxins.

Needling: Oblique insertion upward .5 - 1.0 cun. 


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