POINT: DU-5 (GOVERNING VESSEL-5)
|Also Known As:||Suspended Axis|
- On the midline of the lower back, in the depression below the spinous process of the first lumbar vertebra.
- Perpendicular insertion, 0.5 to 1 cun.
- Moxibustion is applicable.
- Caution: the spinal cord lies between 1.25 and 1.75 cun deep to the skin surface, varying according to body build.
- Slanted insertion, 0.5 to 1 cun.
- Benefits the lumbar spine
- Benefits the Lower Jiao
- Moxa this point to tighten the bowels.