GV 9

Acupuncture Point Theory

GV 9 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "GV 9" , 至陽, is represented by "Zhi Yang" in pinyin and "Extremity of Yang" in english and may be found:


Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • 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  

While not necessarily valid clinically, UB 17 (Hui-meeting Point of the Blood, useful for all Bl…) are nearby.

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