SP-21 (Da Bao)

SP17-SP21

Chinese Name:

Dabao 大包

English translation:

Great Embracement

Location:

On the lateral aspect of the chest, on the mid-axillary line, in the 6th intercostal space.

Classification:

Major Luo-Connecting point of the Spleen Meridian

Indications:

Pain in the chest and hypochondriac region, asthma, general aching and weakness.

Functions:

Moves Blood, regulates Qi, benefits the sinews and joints.

Needling:

Oblique or subcutaneous insertion toward the posterior direction .5 - .8 cun. Do not puncture point deeply.