GV 9 Acupuncture Point - Zhi Yang - Governing Vessel Meridian

  • Chinese Name Zhi Yang
  • English Name Extremity of Yang
     
  • Location: T7.
     
  • Actions & Effects:
  • Important point for mid-thoracic pain, chest and flank pain radiating from the back.
  • Asthma, cough, difficulty speaking due to shortness of breath, opens the chest and relaxes the diaphragm, combine with UB 17 and Huatuo of T7.
  • Important point for LV/GB disharmony, especially involving damp heat, for hepatitis, jaundice, cholecystitis
     
  • Governing Vessel Meridian Points (28):
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

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