Stomach Meridian

Daju ST27: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications



Da: large Ju: huge
Daju is on the greatest prominence of the abdominal wall.
Point: ST-27
Chinese Name: 大巨
Name: Daju
English Name/Meaning: The Great
Pinyin: dà jù
Han Geul 한글: dae geo 대거
Romaji: dai ko
Vietnamese: Đại cự


On the lower abdomen, 2 cun lateral to the midline and 2 cun inferior to the umbilicus.
2 cun below the umbilicus, 2 cun lateral to Shimen (REN 5).


  • Regulates qi in the abdomen.
  • Dispels cold and relieves pain.

Indications of Daju:

  • Digestive disorders: abdominal pain, distension, diarrhoea, constipation.
  • Reproductive disorders: irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhoea.
  • Urinary disorders: Difficulty holding urine, dribbling urine.


Perpendicular insertion 1 to 1.5 cun.


  • In thin subjects, deep needling may penetrate the peritoneal cavity.
  • Do not use during pregnancy.


Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.