Theory

SP 21 - Acupuncture Point - Dabao


SP 21 Names

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

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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SP 21 Clinical Uses

  • 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.


SP 21 Point Associations

  • Grand Luo-Connecting Point - connects all Luo channels

SP 21 TCM Patterns

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".



SP 21 Conditions Treated

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".


Nearby Acupuncture Points

GB 23

  • GB 23  Sinew Seat

GB 22

  • GB 22  Armpit Abyss
    • Local Point.

LV 14

  • 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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