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DU-MAI MERIDIAN POINTS


DU1

Du Mai (Governing) Channel DU1 Acupuncture Point (長強 (cháng qiáng)) / (장강 (jang gang))

Chinese: 長強 (cháng qiáng)

Korean: 장강 (jang gang)

Translation: Long Strength

CAM Location: midway between tip of coccyx and anus, locate point with patient in prone position.



DU2

Du Mai (Governing) Channel DU2 Acupuncture Point (腰俞 (yāo shū)) / (요유 (yo yu))

Chinese: 腰俞 (yāo shū)

Korean: 요유 (yo yu)

Translation: Lumbar Point

CAM Location: in hiatus of sacrum.



DU3

Du Mai (Governing) Channel DU3 Acupuncture Point (腰陽關 (yāo yáng guān)) / (요양관 (yo yang gwan))

Chinese: 腰陽關 (yāo yáng guān)

Korean: 요양관 (yo yang gwan)

Translation: Yang Lumbar Gate

CAM Location: below spinous process of 4th lumbar vertebra at level with iliac crest.



DU4

Du Mai (Governing) Channel DU4 Acupuncture Point (命門 (mìng mén)) / (명문 (myeong mun))

Chinese: 命門 (mìng mén)

Korean: 명문 (myeong mun)

Translation: Life Gate

CAM Location: below spinous process of 2nd lumbar vertebra.



DU5

Du Mai (Governing) Channel DU5 Acupuncture Point (懸樞 (xuán shū)) / (현추 (hyeon chu))

Chinese: 懸樞 (xuán shū)

Korean: 현추 (hyeon chu)

Translation: Suspended Pivot

CAM Location: below spinous process of 1st lumbar vertebra.



DU6

Du Mai (Governing) Channel DU6 Acupuncture Point (脊中 (jì zhōng)) / (척중 (cheok jung))

Chinese: 脊中 (jì zhōng)

Korean: 척중 (cheok jung)

Translation: Spine Centre

CAM Location: below spinous process of 11th thoracic vertebra.



DU7

Du Mai (Governing) Channel DU7 Acupuncture Point (中樞 (zhōng shū)) / (중추 (jung chu))

Chinese: 中樞 (zhōng shū)

Korean: 중추 (jung chu)

Translation: Central Pivot

CAM Location: below spinous process of 10th thoracic vertebra.



DU8

Du Mai (Governing) Channel DU8 Acupuncture Point (筋縮 (jīn suō)) / (근축 (geun chuk))

Chinese: 筋縮 (jīn suō)

Korean: 근축 (geun chuk)

Translation: Sinew Contraction

CAM Location: below spinous process of 9th thoracic vertebra.



DU9

Du Mai (Governing) Channel DU9 Acupuncture Point (至陽 (zhì yáng)) / (지양 (ji yang))

Chinese: 至陽 (zhì yáng)

Korean: 지양 (ji yang)

Translation: Reaching Yang

CAM Location: below spinous process of 7th thoracic vertebra approximately at level with inferior angle of scapula.



DU10

Du Mai (Governing) Channel DU10 Acupuncture Point (霊台 (líng tái)) / (영대 (yeong dae))

Chinese: 霊台 (líng tái)

Korean: 영대 (yeong dae)

Translation: Spirit Tower

CAM Location: below spinous process of 6th thoracic vertebra.



DU11

Du Mai (Governing) Channel DU11 Acupuncture Point (神道 (shén dào)) / (신도 (sin do))

Chinese: 神道 (shén dào)

Korean: 신도 (sin do)

Translation: Spirit Path

CAM Location: below spinous process of 5th thoracic vertebra.



DU12

Du Mai (Governing) Channel DU12 Acupuncture Point (身柱 (shēn zhù)) / (신주 (sin ju))

Chinese: 身柱 (shēn zhù)

Korean: 신주 (sin ju)

Translation: Body Pillar

CAM Location: below spinous process of 3rd thoracic vertebra.



DU13

Du Mai (Governing) Channel DU13 Acupuncture Point (陶道 (táo dào)) / (도도 (do do))

Chinese: 陶道 (táo dào)

Korean: 도도 (do do)

Translation: Way of Happiness

CAM Location: below spinous process of 1st thoracic vertebra.



DU14

Du Mai (Governing) Channel DU14 Acupuncture Point (大椎 (dà zhuī)) / (대추 (dae chu))

Chinese: 大椎 (dà zhuī)

Korean: 대추 (dae chu)

Translation: Great Vertebra

CAM Location: below spinous process of 7th cervical vertebra approximately at level of shoulders.



DU15

Du Mai (Governing) Channel DU15 Acupuncture Point (啞門 (yǎ mén)) / (아문 (a mun))

Chinese: 啞門 (yǎ mén)

Korean: 아문 (a mun)

Translation: Gate of Muteness

CAM Location: 0.5 cun directly above midpoint of posterior hairline in depression below spinous process of 1st cervical vertebra.



DU16

Du Mai (Governing) Channel DU16 Acupuncture Point (風府 (fēng fǔ)) / (풍부 (pung bu))

Chinese: 風府 (fēng fǔ)

Korean: 풍부 (pung bu)

Translation: Wind Mansion

CAM Location: 1 cun directly above midpoint of posterior hairline directly below external occipital protuberance in depression between trapezius of both sides.



DU17

Du Mai (Governing) Channel DU17 Acupuncture Point (腦戶 (nǎo hù)) / (뇌호 (noe ho))

Chinese: 腦戶 (nǎo hù)

Korean: 뇌호 (noe ho)

Translation: Brain Door

CAM Location: 2.5 cun directly above midpoint of posterior hairline 1.5 cun directly above Du-16 in depression on upper border of external occipital protuberance.



DU18

Du Mai (Governing) Channel DU18 Acupuncture Point (強間 (qiáng jiān)) / (강간 (gang gan))

Chinese: 強間 (qiáng jiān)

Korean: 강간 (gang gan)

Translation: Unyielding Space

CAM Location: 4 cun directly above midpoint of posterior hairline 1.5 cun directly above Du-17.



DU19

Du Mai (Governing) Channel DU19 Acupuncture Point (後頂 (hòu dǐng)) / (후정 (hu jung))

Chinese: 後頂 (hòu dǐng)

Korean: 후정 (hu jung)

Translation: Behind the Vertex

CAM Location: 5.5 cun directly above midpoint of posterior hairline 1.5 cun directly above Du-18.



DU20

Du Mai (Governing) Channel DU20 Acupuncture Point (百會 (bǎi huì)) / (백회 (baek hoe))

Chinese: 百會 (bǎi huì)

Korean: 백회 (baek hoe)

Translation: 100 Convergences

CAM Location: on midline of head 5 cun directly above midpoint of anterior hairline approximately on midpoint of line connecting apex of ears.



DU21

Du Mai (Governing) Channel DU21 Acupuncture Point (前頂 (qián dǐng)) / (전정 (jeon jeong))

Chinese: 前頂 (qián dǐng)

Korean: 전정 (jeon jeong)

Translation: Before the Vertex

CAM Location: 3.5 cun directly above midpoint of anterior hairline 1.5 cun anterior to Du-20.



DU22

Du Mai (Governing) Channel DU22 Acupuncture Point (囟會 (xìn huì)) / (신회 (sin hoe))

Chinese: 囟會 (xìn huì)

Korean: 신회 (sin hoe)

Translation: Fontanelle Meeting

CAM Location: 2 cun posterior to midpoint of anterior hairline 3 cun anterior to Du-20.



DU23

Du Mai (Governing) Channel DU23 Acupuncture Point (上星 (shàng xīng)) / (상성 (sang seong))

Chinese: 上星 (shàng xīng)

Korean: 상성 (sang seong)

Translation: Upper Star

CAM Location: 1 cun directly above midpoint of anterior hairline.



DU24

Du Mai (Governing) Channel DU24 Acupuncture Point (神庭 (shén tíng)) / (신정 (sin jeong))

Chinese: 神庭 (shén tíng)

Korean: 신정 (sin jeong)

Translation: Spirit Court

CAM Location: 0.5 cun directly above midpoint of anterior hairline.



DU25

Du Mai (Governing) Channel DU25 Acupuncture Point (素髎 (sù liáo)) / (소료 (so ryo))

Chinese: 素髎 (sù liáo)

Korean: 소료 (so ryo)

Translation: White Crevice

CAM Location: on tip of nose.



DU26

Du Mai (Governing) Channel DU26 Acupuncture Point (人中 (rén zhōng)) / (인중 (in jung))

Chinese: 人中 (rén zhōng)

Korean: 인중 (in jung)

Translation: Philtrum

CAM Location: at junction of upper ⅓ and middle ⅓ of philtrum.



DU27

Du Mai (Governing) Channel DU27 Acupuncture Point (兌端 (duì duān)) / (태단 (tae don))

Chinese: 兌端 (duì duān)

Korean: 태단 (tae don)

Translation: Extremity of the Mouth

CAM Location: on labial tubercle of upper lip on vermilion border between philtrum and upper lip.



DU28

Du Mai (Governing) Channel DU28 Acupuncture Point (齦交 (yín jiāo)) / (은교 (eun gyo))

Chinese: 齦交 (yín jiāo)

Korean: 은교 (eun gyo)

Translation: Gum Intersection

CAM Location: at junction of gum and frenulum of upper lip.