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Dabai (T 22.04)

Location

There are discrepancies among different sources as to the exact location of this point. Some references state this point overlaps with Sanjian (LI 3) and some say Hegu (LI 4). Therefore, palpate for the most tender point and needle the ah shi point on or between these two points.

Indications
Primary: 
  • Respiratory disorders: asthma (children), high fever (children), pneumonia, emphysema, fluids in the lungs, common cold, mei he qi (plum-pit qi), lung cancer
  • Sciatica, upper back pain, lower back pain, chest pain
  • Eye pain, migraine, headache
Contraindications: 
Contraindicated during pregnancy
Application
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Protocols
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Techniques
  • Bleed the point or nearby veins for respiratory disorders (asthma, fever, pneumonia).
  • Needle perpendicularly 0.5 - 1 cun along the bone.
  • Needle contralateral to the affected side.