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English: Turtledove Tail
Also Known As: Wild Pigeon's Tail
Dove Tail
  • 7 cun directly above the navel, 0.5 cun below the xiphoid process.
  • On the anterior midline, 1 cun below the xiphosternal synchondrosis.
    Note: locate this point in the supine position with the arms uplifted.
  • 7 cun superior to the umbilicus on the anterior midline.
  • On the midline, 7 cun above the umbilicus and 1 cun below the sternalcostal angle.
    Note: many sources locate this point below the tip of the xiphoid process. The xiphoid process varies considerably in length, however, and this point may be on the xiphoid process itself.
  • Slanted insertion, pointed slightly downward, 1 cun.
  • Puncture obliquely downwards0.4 to 0.6 cun.
  • Moxibustion is applicable.
  • Oblique insertion directed inferiorly, 0.5 to 1 cun.
  • Caution: deep insertion, especially in thin patients, may damage the left lobe of the Liver or the Heart if either is enlarged. Oblique superior insertion in contraindicated.
  • Luo-Connecting point
  • Yuan-Source point of the five Yin organs
  • Regulates the Heart
  • Calms the Shen
  • Descends Lung Qi
  • Unbinds the chest
  • Benefits Yuan Qi
  • Angina pectoris
  • Seizures
  • Hiccups
  • Mental illness
  • Asthma
  • Lassitude
  • Mental exhaustion
  • Vomiting
  • Acid regurgitation
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Diaphragmatic spasms
  • Stomach ache
  • Abdominal migraine
  • Oppressive sensation of the Heart
  • Excessive sighing
  • Pain radiating from the Heart to the back
  • Hemoptysis
  • Diminished Qi
  • Rattling sound in the throat
  • Throat Bi
  • Swelling of the throat
  • Excessive sexual activity leading to exhaustion in youths
  • Severe anxiety
  • Worry
  • Obsessions
  • Intermittent suffocation
  • Delirious speech
  • Hypertension
  • Hypotension
  • Loss of virility
  • Pain in the cardiac region and chest
  • Nausea
  • Mental disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Hysteria
  • Mania
  • Pericarditis
  • Palpitations
  • Fear
  • Fright
  • The five types of epilepsy
  • Mad walking
  • Mad singing
  • Aversion to the sound of people talking
  • Fright palpitations
  • Pain of the skin of the abdomen
  • Itching of the skin of the abdomen
  • Wheezing
  • Dyspnea
  • Fullness of the chest
  • Difficult ingestion
  • Stomach reflux
  • Prolapse of the rectum
  • Febrile disease
  • One-sided headache extending to the outer canthus
  • Pain in the outer canthus
  • Migraine
  • Panic
  • Speech problems
  • Drug withdrawal




The five types of epilepsy

Coughing and spitting blood

Prolapse of the rectum (moxa both points for children)

Dysenteric disorder



Febrile disease with one-sided headache

  • According to several classical texts, moxibustion is forbidden on this point.
  • Oblique superior insertion.
  • This is a very important and powerful point to calm the Mind.
  • This point stimulates the pituitary gland.
  • This point can be used to stop smoking.