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GV13

Synonyms:
  1. 陶道
  2. Taodao

Taodao
Taodao #

Taodao(GV13,陶道) is an acupuncture point in the meridian named Governor Vessel.

Location

On the midline of the lower back, in the depression below the spinous process of the 1st thoracic vertebra(T1).

Indication

  • ①Febrile disease, malaria, chills and fever, bronchitis, asthma;
  • ②tidal fever due to yin-deficiency;
  • ③epilepsy and mania;
  • ④back rigidity.

Method

Puncture obliquely upward 0.5-1.0 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.