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Yaoshu DU-2 Acupuncture Point

Yaoshu DU-2

Chinese: 腰俞

Pinyin: Yāo Shū

Location

In the hiatus of the sacrum. 

How to locate

Palpate for the sacral hiatus from the sacrum, which located in-between the cornua of the sacrum and coccyx, in the depression inferior to the forth sacral spinous process. 

Main actions

  1. Expels Interior Wind
  2. Strengthens the lower back

Needling

Up to 1 cun vertically or obliquely in a superior direction. 

When used for epilepsy, it should be needled obliquely upwards, in order to gain the needling sensation to travel upwards as far as possible.

Commentary for Yaoshu DU-2

Yaoshu DU-2 is widely used to distinguish Interior Wind so as to treat related symptoms such as spasms or convulsions. It is one of the most used points for epilepsy. 

On top of that, it is also applied to treat chronic lower back pain or stiffness as well as sacrum pain due to Kidney Yang Deficiency