SP 21 Acupuncture Point(Dabao) belongs to the Spleen Meridian of Foot-Taiyin,which is commonly used for asthma, chest distress, endocarditis, pleurisy, intercostal neuralgia, chest and hypochondriac disease and other respiratory diseases, full body pain, weakness of the limbs, malabsorption syndrome,oblique or flat backward puncture 0.3 to 0.5 cun.

SP 21 Acupuncture Point Location

On lateral side of the chest and on the mid-axillary line in the 6th inter-costal space. (or) 6 cun below the axilla midway between the axilla and the free end of the 11th rib on mid axillary.

dabao point

What is the meaning of Dabao

Dabao:”Da”,large,means the range of Qi of this point is large. “Bao”, means contain. The substance of this point is the meridian water that flows down from upper part of SP 21(Dabao) point.Since this point is located in depression, so the mixture of muddy and water of the ground converges here,and transmits to the Spleen through the ground pores of this point,the Qi here is like wrapped in it,hence the name.

SP 21 Acupuncture Point usage

  • Asthma,chest distress, endocarditis, pleurisy, intercostal neuralgia, chest and hypochondriac disease and other respiratory diseases;
  • Weakness of limbs, malabsorption syndrome.
  • Improve memory and relieve fatigue.
  • abnormal absorption of nutrients from the digestive tract.

Clinical:ronchial asthma, pleurisy, intercostal neuralgia, full body pain, weakness.

dabao SP 21

SP 21 Acupuncture Point Therapy

Massage therapy

  • In the lying position, massage scapula for 100 times, rub Feishu and Dabao points for one minute each. Knead Tanzhong and Fenglong point for 2 minutes each,which can relieve bronchial pneumonia of children.
  • SP 21 is the main point for strengthening the heart,Stimulating it can rapidly increase myocardial contractility and myocardial blood supply,which can even be used for emergency acupuncture point.
  • First, after pressing SP 21 with both hands, press it from outside to inward for 36 times; secondly, press it with the palm of your hand, and then rotate and press for 36 times; finally, rub it with your fingers for 36 times,which can breast enlargement and beauty.

Moxibustion therapy

Moxibustion on SP 21 with Moxa stick for 10 to 20 minutes,or 3 unit.

SP 21 point Compatibility

Combined with Sanyangluo, Yangfu, and Zulinqi point to treat chest pain。

Combined with Pishu and Zhangmen point to treat malabsorption syndrome.

Combined with Zusanli point to treat weakness of limbs.

Combined with Feishu, Dabao, Danzhong, and Fenglong point to treat bronchial pneumonia of children