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Du 11

Chinese Name: Shendao (English translation: Spirit Path)

Location:  On the back, on the posterior median line, in the depression below the spinous process of the 5th thoracic vertebra.


  • Palpitations, cardiac pain, insomnia, poor memory
  • Coughing, choking
  • Stiffness and pain of the back

Functions: Regulates the Heart, calms the Shen, clears Heat.

Needling: Oblique insertion upward .5 - 1.0 cun. 


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