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Shenzhu GV12 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indication, Method,Precautions

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Shenzhu GV12 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indication, Method,Precautions

Shenzhu GV12 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indication, Method,Precautions
September 17
11:40 2018
Shenzhu-GV12

Shenzhu-GV12

Nomenclature:

Shen : body Zhu: pillar
Shenzhu is below the third thoracic vertebrae and connects upwards with the head and neck when downwards with the back and the lumbar vertebrae, like a pillar of the body.

English name/meaning : Body Pillar
Chinese name: Shenzhu
Chinese pinyin : 身柱
Korean name: Shinju
Japanese name: Shinchu
Vietnamese name: Than tru
French:Chenn-tchou

Location:

On the posterior midline, in the depression below the spinous process of the 3rd thoracic vertebra.

Functions:

  • Dispels pathogenic and lowers fever.
  • Tonifies Lung (strengthen Qi of Lung).
  • Calms mind and spirit.

Indication:

  • Shenzhu benefits fever, cough, asthma, back carbuncles.
  • Also good forHeadache, the stiffness of the spine, pain in the back.
  • Epilepsy, psychological disorders.

Method:

Puncture obliquely upward 0.5-1 cun.

Precautions:

Avoid deep insertion. The spinal canal lies between 1.25 and 1.75 cun deep to the skin surface, varying according to body build.

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