Da: Large Heng: horizontal
Daheng is on the large part of the abdomen horizontal to the navel.
Chinese Name: 大横
English Name/Meaning: Great Horizontal
Pinyin: dà héng
Han Geul 한글: dae hoeng 대횡
Romaji: dai ō
Vietnamese: Đại hoành
4 cun lateral to the centre of the umbilicus, on the mamillary line.
- Disperse water (water retention in the intestine, mucus in stool, chronic diarrhea).
- Regulates and moves Qi in the Intestines (promotes bowel movement by stimulating peristalsis).
Indications of daheng:
- Abdominal pain and distension, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation.
- Weight loss – especially of abdominal area (Thread needle technique: inserted from Sp15 towards St25 or electric acupuncture with individual circuits on each side)
Perpendicular insertion, 0.5 to 1 cun.
- Crossing point of Yinwei vessel.
- Important point for regulating the Large Intestine Qi.
- In thin patients deep needling may penetrate the peritoneal cavity.
- Deep needling at this point may penetrate a substantially enlarged spleen or liver.