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GV14

Synonyms:
  1. 大椎
  2. Dazhui

Dazhui
Dazhui #

Dazhui(GV14,大椎) is an acupuncture point in the meridian named Governor Vessel. It is the crossing point of GV with the six yang meridians (Shaoyang Sanjiao Meridian of Hand, Taiyang Small Intestine Meridian of Hand, Yangming Large Intestine Meridian of Hand, Shaoyang Gall Bladder Meridian of Foot, Taiyang Bladder Meridian of Foot, Yangming Stomach Meridian of Foot ) of the hand and foot.

Location

On the midline of the base of the neck, in the depression below the spinous process of the 7th cervical vertebra(C7) .

Indication

  • ①Fever, malaria, cough, dyspnea;
  • ②tidal fever due to yin-deficiency;
  • ③insanity, epilepsy;
  • ④stiffness of the nape, pain and/or rigidity in the spinal column;
  • ⑤rubella, acne.

Method

Oblique insertion 0.5-1 cun upwards.