Names Of Shen Zhu

GV 12 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Body Pillar
  • Pinyin Name: Shen Zhu
  • Chinese Character: 身柱
Meridian Information

Where Is GV 12 ?

GV 12 Location

What Is GV 12 Used For?

GV 12 Clinical Usages

  • Heat in the lungs and chest, cough, asthma, chest pain, mentioned classically for whooping cough (use cupping).
  • Supporting point for chronic conditions affecting the lungs, for deficiency asthma, exhaustion from deficient Lung qi.
  • Used for strengthening deficiencies and promoting strong development in children, epilepsy.
  • Classically noted for "seeing ghosts" and "rage with desire to kill" (deadman text) -  which can indicate a range of stronger modern psychological issues such as schizophrenia, manic depression, bipolar depression.  It does this by clearning excess heat from heart and lungs (i.e. chest), which can lead to an unsettled spirit.  

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