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Du 14

Chinese Name: Dazhui (English translation: Great Vertebra)

Location:  On the posterior median line, in the depression below the spinous process of the 7th cervical vertebra.

Classification: Crossing point of the Three Yang Meridians of the Hand and the Three Yang Meridians of the Foot.


  • Febrile disease, malaria, hectic fever, and night sweats
  • Aversion to cold, common cold, redness, swelling and pain of the eye, neck rigidity and pain
  • Epilepsy
  • Cough

Functions: Clears Heat, releases the Exterior, dispels Wind, regulates Wei and Ying Qi, treats malaria.

Notes: Du 14 is one of the most important points to release the Exterior and treat Wind-Heat (cold/flu). It's also a main point in treating Summer Heat.

Needling: Oblique insertion upward .5 - 1.0 cun. 


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