Ling : Spirit Tai : platform
Lingtai lies below Shendao (GV11) and Xinshu (BL15) and is therefore liken to a platform for the heart spirit.
Chinese Name: 灵台
Pinyin: líng tái
English Name/Meaning:Spirit Platform
Han Geul 한글: yeong dae 영대
Romaji: rei dai(?)
Below the spinous process of the seventh thoracic vertebra, approximately at the level with the inferior angle of the scapula.
- Clears blood heat and toxicity.
- Opens lungs and supresses cough.
- Clears channel and invigorates collateral.
- Calm “shen.
- Good for boils and carbuncles.
- Respiratory disorders: cough, asthma and other chronic respiratory disorders.
- Neck pain, back rigidity, back pain, stiffness and pain at nape of the back.
- Insomnia, poor memory.
Puncture obliquely upward 0.5-1 cun.
Deep insertion should be avoided. The spinal canal lies between 1.25 and 1.75 cun deep to the skin surface, varying according to body build.