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Dazhu BL11: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

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Dazhu BL11: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Dazhu BL11: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications
February 15
17:09 2019
The first thoracic vertebra is bigger, the spinous process is like a shuttle, and Dazhu is lateral to it.

Dazhu-BL11

Nomenclature:

Da: big Zhu:shuttle
The first thoracic vertebra is bigger, the spinous process is like a shuttle, and Dazhu is lateral to it.
Point: BL11
Chinese Name: 大杼
Name: Dazhu
English Name/Meaning: Great Shuttle
Pinyin: dà zhù
Han Geul 한글: dae jeo 대저
Romaji: dai jo
Vietnamese:Đại trữ

Location:

1.5 cun lateral to Taodao (GV13), at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the first thoracic vertebrae.

Functions of Dazhu:

  • Dispels wind pathogens.
  • Resolves external heat.
  • Relaxes sinews and vessels.
  • Regulates bones and joints.
  • Supplements the blood.

Indications:

  • Exterior syndromes like fever,aversion to cold, low immunity, wind invasion, cold, flu, cough, bronchitis, pneumonia.
  • Local problems: upper back pain, neck pain, spine and lumbar pain, pain and soreness in scapular region.

Method:

Oblique insertion towards the spine, 0.5 to 1 cun.

Remarks:

  • Influential Point of Bone (Hui-meeting point).
  • Meeting pt of the BL, SI, SJ and GB and the GV channel
  • Sea point.

Precautions:

Deep perpendicular or needling in a wrong direction carries a substantial risk of causing a pneumothorax.

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