Names Of Dabao

SP 21 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Great Embracement
  • Pinyin Name: Dabao
  • Chinese Character: 大包
Meridian Information

Where Is SP 21 ?

SP 21 Location

  • 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.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is SP 21 Used For?

SP 21 Clinical Usages

  • 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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How Is SP 21 Categorized?

SP 21 Acupuncture Point Associations

  • Grand Luo-Connecting Point - connects all Luo channels

What Diagnostic Patterns May Use SP 21 ?

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".

What Conditions May Use SP 21 ?

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".

What Points Are Near SP 21 ?

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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