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Zhiyang

Synonyms:
  1. 至阳
  2. 至陽
  3. GV9

Zhiyang
Zhiyang #

Zhiyang(GV9,至阳) 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 7th thoracic vertebra(T7).

Indication

  • ①Jaundice, distension and fullness in the chest and hypochondriac region;
  • ②bronchitis, asthma;
  • ③pain in the waist and back, back rigidity.

Method

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