0.5–1 cun strictly vertically to the skin or obliquely in an inferior direction, with the patient’s back straight or flexed in order to avoid puncturing the spinal canal.
Oblique insertions should only be carried out by experienced practitioners, as in small persons (irrespective of their body weight), the spinal canal may be reached after only 1.25 cun.
Lingtai DU-10 is mainly used to clear Heat and remove toxin, especially in the Spleen. It treats symptoms such as carbuncles, furuncles or clove sores. Some patients suffer from the feeling of steaming bones due to excessive physical work, which can be treated by this point as well.
On the other hand, it is also able to harmonizes the Upper Burner by easing wheezing and alleviating chronic coughing.