SP-21 DABAO

Location
( SP-21  Great Wrapping DABAO – Acupressure Points  ) On the midaxillary line, in the 6th intercostal space. Note: According to some texts, this point is located in the 7th intercostal space.
How to find
Locate the 6th intercostal space by counting parasternally from the clavicle or from the manubriosternal synchondrosis (➞ 3.5).
Follow the course of the intercostal space in a lateral direction and locate SP-21 on the axillary midline (note: the intercostal space laterally curves upward). SP-21 is often sensitive to pressure.
Or: Locate SP-21 on the midaxillary line, midway between the axilla and the end of the 11th rib.

Caution: Pneumothorax.
Actions/Indications
● Regulates Qi and Blood, governs and wraps all the luoconnecting vessels of the body
● Unbinds the chest
Special features
Great luo-connecting point of the spleen (➞ 8.1.2), exit point.

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