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DU functions

POINT

FUNCTIONS

DU-1

hemorrhoids

DU-2

local use:
benefits the lumbar region & legs,
dispels wind-damp

DU-3

MAJOR POINT FOR LOWER BACK DISORDER
Lumbar Yang Gate
1. benefits the lumbar region & legs
2. regulates the lower jiao: Tx kidney disorders
3. dispels wind-damp

DU-4

Gate of Life
moxa for K yang defic & lumbar pain
1. reg the governing vessel
2. tonifies the K
3. benefits the lumbar spine

DU-5

local usage,
assistant pt for DU-4

DU-6

1. fortifies the SP & drains damp
2. benefits the spine

DU-7

1. benefits the spine
2. benefits the middle jiao

DU-8

soothes the LIV, pacifies wind
relieves spasm, calms the spirit

DU-9

1. fortifies the SP, drains damp, reg the mid jiao
2. Tx jaundice & unbinds the chest

DU-10

1. alleviates cough & wheezing
2. clears heat & detoxifies poison

DU-11

1. tonifies the HT & Lu, calms the spirit
2. clears heat & pacifies wind

DU-12

Body Pillar
VERY IMP POINT: never have surgery here.
Moxa to fortify child's body/spinal structure
1. clears heat from the LU & HT
2. calms the spirit 3. pacifies wind

DU-13

Often combined w/DU-14 to reduce fever.
Level w/ influential pt of bone.
Near spec point to calm asthma.
1. clears heat, tx malaria
2. reg the Gov Vessel

DU-14

Very much Yang energy flows thru this pt.
Tx heat, fever, wind.
Ming-men fire so hot as it goes up spine.
this pt cools the yang energy b4 it enters brain.

DU-15

Gate of Muteness
Never moxa.
Tx sudden loss of voice when catch a cold.
Gua sha better than needle.
1. benefits the T, tx muteness
2. eliminates wind, benefits the neck & spine

DU-16

Palace of Wind
Brain dislikes heat so Wind Gate @ T2,
Wind Pool @ GB-20, &
final stage is Wind Palace,
so clear ming-men energy
can enter the brain after being cooled.
1. eliminates wind
2. nourishes the sea of marrow, benefits the head & neck 3. calms the spirit

DU-17

1. eliminates wind, alleviates pain
2. benefits the eyes (w/UB-9), calms the spirit

DU-18

local use

DU-19

local use

DU-20

Baihui
Brings qi up or down.
Tx brain fog & headache.
Moxa for deficiency/bring yang up.
Ice for child's fever.
1. pacify wind, subdue yang
2. raises yang, counters prolapse
3. benefits the head & sense organs
4. nourishes the sea of marrow
5. benefits the brain, calms the spirit

DU-21

eliminates wind, benefits the head

DU-22

eliminates wind, benefits the head

DU-23

BEST FOR SINUSITIS
can moxa for wind-cold
1. benefits the nose & eyes, calms the spirit
2. eliminates wind, benefits the head & face, dispels sweating

DU-24

Courtyard of the Spirit
1. benefits the brain, calms the spirit
2. eliminates wind, benefits the head 3. benefits the nose & eyes

DU-25

benefits the nose

DU-26

Man's Middle
1. (powerfully) restores consciousness,
calms the spirit
2. benefits the face & nose, expels wind
3. benefits the spine,
tx acute lumbar sprain
(imaging: one end of the channel tx the other end i.e. lower back pain)
Also shaped like a ditch so can tx water metab disorder like edema

DU-27

1. clears heat, generates fluid, benefits the mouth
2. calms the spirit

DU-28

Prick to bleed to detox, clear fire.
1. clear heat, benefit the gums
2. benefits the nose & eyes

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