Governing Vessel Acupuncture Points

Governing Vessel Acupuncture Points

PointChineseEnglishFunctionIndications
GV 1chang qiangLong StrongRegulates Governing and Directing vessels, resolves damp-heat, calms the mind.Diarrhea, bloody stools, hemorrhoids, prolapse of the rectum, constipation, pain in the lower back, epilepsy.
GV 2yao shuLumbar TransporterExtinguishes interior wind, calms spasms and convulsions, strengthens lower back.Irregular menstruation, pain and stiffness of the lower back, hemorrhoids, muscular atrophy of the lower extremities, epilepsy.
GV 3(yao) yang guan(Lumbar) Yang PassStrengthens the lower back, tonifies yang, strengthens the legs.Irregular menstruation, nocturnal emission, impotence, pain in the lumbosacral region, muscular atrophy, motor impairment, numbness and pain of the lower extremities, epilepsy.
GV 4mung menLife GateTonifies Kidney yang, nourishes original Qi, warms gate of vitality, expels cold, strengthens the lower back, benefits Essence.Stiffness of the back, lumbago, impotence, nocturnal emission, indigestion, irregular menstruation, diarrhea, leukorrhea.
GV 5xuan shuSuspended PivotFortifies the Spleen and harmonizes the Stomach, strengthens the lumbar and knees.Pain and stiffness of the lower back, diarrhea, indigestion.
GV 6ji zhongSpinal CenterFortifies the Spleen and disinhibits damp, supplements the Kidney and stems desertion, strengthens the lumbar.Pain in the epigastric region, diarrhea, jaundice epilepsy, stiffness and pain of the back.
GV 7zhong shuCentral PivotSupplements the Kidneys and strengthens the lumbar, harmonizes the Stomach and relieves pain.Pain in the epigastric region, lower back pain, stiffness of the back.
GV 8jin suoSinew ContractionRelaxes the sinews, eliminates interior wind.Epilepsy, stiffness of the back, gastric pain.
GV 9zhi yangExtremity of YangRegulates Liver and Gallbladder, moves Qi, opens chest and diaphragm, resolves damp-heat.Jaundice, cough, asthma, stiffness of the back, pain in the chest and back.
GV 10ling taiSpirit TowerDiffuses the Lung and suppresses cough, frees the channels and quickens the connecting vessel.Cough, asthma, furuncles, back pain, neck rigidity.
GV 11shen daoSpirit PathRegulates the Heart, calms the mind.Poor memory, anxiety, palpitation, pain and stiffness of the back, cough, cardiac pain.
GV 12shen zhuBody PillarEliminates interior wind, calms spasms, tonifies Lung Qi, strengthens the body.Cough, asthma, epilepsy, pain and stiffness of the back, furuncles.
GV 13tao daoKiln PathStiffness of the back, headache, malaria, febrile diseases.Clears heat, releases the exterior, regulates the Lesser Yang.
GV 14da zhuiGreat HammerClears heat, releases the exterier, expels wind, regulates Nutritive and Defensive Qi, clears the mind, tonifies the yang.Neck pain and rigidity, malaria, febrile diseases, epilepsy, afternoon fever, cough, asthma, common cold, back stiffness.
GV 15ya menMute’s GateClears the mind, stimulates speech.Mental disorders, epilepsy, deafness and mute, sudden hoarseness of voice, apoplexy, stiffness of the tongue and aphasia, occipital headache, neck rigidity.
GV 16feng fuWind MansionEliminates wind, clears the mind, benefits the brain.Headache, neck rigidity, blurring of vision, epistaxis, sore throat, post-apoplexy, aphasia, hemiplegia, mental disorders.
GV 17nao huBrain’s DoorEliminates wind, benefits the brain, clears the mind.Epilepsy, dizziness, pain and stiffness of the neck.
GV 18qiang jianUnyielding SpaceCalms the Liver and extinguishes wind, soothes the sinews and quickens the connecting vessel.Headache, neck rigidity, blurring of vision, mania.
GV 19hou dingBehind the VertexCalms the mind.Headache, vertigo, epilepsy, mania.
GV 20bai huiHundred ConvergencesClears the mind, lifts the spirits, tonifies yang, strengthens the ascending function of the Spleen, eliminates interior wind, promotes resuscitation.Headache, vertigo, tinnitus, nasal obstruction, aphasia by apoplexy, coma, mental disorders, prolapse of the rectum and the uterus.
GV 21qian dingBefore the VertexExtinguishes wind and relieves tetany, frees the connecting vessels and disperses swelling, stabilizes the spirit.Epilepsy, dizziness, blurring of vision, vertical headache, rhinorrhea.
GV 22xin huiFontanel MeetingCalms the Liver and extinguishes wind, opens the portals and settles fright.Headache, blurring of vision, rhinorrhea, infantile convulsion.
GV 23shang xingUpper StarOpens the nose.Headache, ophthalmalgia, epistaxis, rhinorrhea, mental disorders.
GV 24shen tingSpirit CourtCalms the mind.Epilepsy, anxiety, vertigo, palpitation, insomnia, headache, rhinorrhea.
GV 25su liaoWhite Bone-HoleDischarges heat and opens the portals, returns yang and stems counterflow.Loss of consciousness, nasal obstruction, epistaxis, rhinorrhea, rosacea.
GV 26shui gou (also called: ren zhong)Water Trough (also called: Human Center)Promotes resuscitation, benefits the lumbar spine.Mental disorders, epilepsy, hysteria, infantile convulsion, coma, deviation of the mouth, apoplexy-faint, trismus, puffiness of the face, pain and stiffness of the lower back.
GV 27dui duanExtremity of the MouthNourishes yin and clears heat, relieves pain and quiets the spirit.Mental disorders, lip twitching, lip stiffness, pain and swelling of the gums.
GV 28yin jiaoGum IntersectionDiffuses the Lung and frees the portals, clears heat and drains fire, brightens the eyes and relieves itching.Mental disorders, pain and swelling of the gums, rhinorrhea.