Po: spirit Hu: door
The lung stores the spirit. Pohu is at the level of feishu (BL13), like a door for the Qi of the lung.
Chinese Name: 魄户
English Name/Meaning: Door of the Corporeal Soul
Pinyin: pò hù
Han Geul 한글: baek ho 백호
Romaji: haku ko
3 cun lateral to the governor vessel, at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the third thoracic vertebra, on the spinal border of the scapula.
- Opens the lungs and regulates the lung Qi.
- Calms dyspnoea and suppresses cough.
- Soothes the corporeal soul.
Indications of Pohu:
Pulmonary tuberculosis, hemoptysis, dry cough, asthma, neck rigidity, pain in the shoulder and back.
Sadness, distress,depression, suicidial thinking.
Oblique insertion towards lateral 0.3 to 0.5 cun.
Meeting point of bladder and small intestine channel.
Deep perpendicular or needling in a wrong direction carries a substantial risk of causing a pneumothorax.