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Shenzhu

Synonyms:
  1. 身柱
  2. GV12

Shenzhu
Shenzhu #

Shenzhu(GV12,身柱) is an acupuncture point in the meridian named Governor Vessel.

Location

On the midline of the upper back, in the depression below the spinous process of the 3rd thoracic vertebra(T3) .

Indication

  • ①Fever, headache, cough, dyspnea;
  • ②convulsions and syncope, epilepsy, insanity;
  • ③pain and stiffness in the lumbar area;
  • ④fascitis of the muscles in the neck and back.

Method

Perpendicular insertion 0.5-1 cun upward.