SP 21 - Acupuncture Point - Dabao

  • English Name:  Great Embracement
  • Pinyin Name:  Dabao
  • Chinese Character:  大包
  • On lateral side of the chest and on the mid-axillary line in the 6th inter-costal space. (or) 6 cun below the axilla midway between the axilla and the free end of the 11th rib on mid axillary.
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  • Mentioned classically that when this point is deficient, all the joints are flaccid, and when excess, pain all over the body.
  • Pain of the thoracic region.
  • Descends lung qi - cough, chest oppression, shortness of breath.

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  • Grand Luo-Connecting Point - connects all Luo channels

The (SP) Spleen Meridian has 21 points:

Nearby Acupuncture Points and Usages

GraphicPointClinical Functions


GB 23
Sinew Seat


GB 22
Armpit Abyss
  • Local Point.


LV 14
Cycle Gate
  • Strong effect on the middle and upper warmers - subcostal tension, chest/rib pain, LV overacting on the LU (cough, SOB).
  • Effects LV organ, Qi/Blood stagnation - hepatitis, gallstones.
  • Emotional imbalances - anger, irritability.
  • Running Piglet Disorder.

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