Governing Vessel Acupuncture Points

    Acupuncture Meridian - Governing Vessel

    Point

    Chinese

    English

    Function

    Indications

    GV 1

    chang qiang

    Long Strong

    Regulates 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 2

    yao shu

    Lumbar Transporter

    Extinguishes 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 Pass

    Strengthens 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 4

    mung men

    Life Gate

    Tonifies 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 5

    xuan shu

    Suspended Pivot

    Fortifies the Spleen and harmonizes the Stomach, strengthens the lumbar and knees.

    Pain and stiffness of the lower back, diarrhea, indigestion.

    GV 6

    ji zhong

    Spinal Center

    Fortifies the Spleen and disinhibits damp, supplements the Kidneys and stems desertion, strengthens the lumbar.

    Pain in the epigastric region, diarrhea, jaundice epilepsy, stiffness and pain of the back.

    GV 7

    zhong shu

    Central Pivot

    Supplements 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 8

    jin suo

    Sinew Contraction

    Relaxes the sinews, eliminates interior wind.

    Epilepsy, stiffness of the back, gastric pain.

    GV 9

    zhi yang

    Extremity of Yang

    Regulates 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 10

    ling ta

    Spirit Tower

    Diffuses the Lung and suppresses cough, frees the channels and quickens the connecting vessel.

    Cough, asthma, furuncles, back pain, neck rigidity.

    GV 11

    shen dao

    Spirit Path

    Regulates the Heart, calms the mind.

    Poor memory, anxiety, palpitation, pain and stiffness of the back, cough, cardiac pain.

    GV 12

    shen zhu

    Body Pillar

    Eliminates interior wind, calms spasms, tonifies Lung Qi, strengthens the body.

    Cough, asthma, epilepsy, pain and stiffness of the back, furuncles.

    GV 13

    tao dao

    Kiln Path

    Stiffness of the back, headache, malaria, febrile diseases.

    Clears heat, releases the exterior, regulates the Lesser Yang.

    GV 14

    da zhui

    Great Hammer

    Clears heat, releases the exterior, 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 15

    ya men

    Mute’s Gate

    Clears 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 16

    feng fu

    Wind Mansion

    Eliminates wind, clears the mind, benefits the brain.

    Headache, neck rigidity, blurring of vision, epistaxis, sore throat, post-apoplexy, aphasia, hemiplegia, mental disorders.

    GV 17

    nao hu

    Brain’s Door

    Eliminates wind, benefits the brain, clears the mind.

    Epilepsy, dizziness, pain and stiffness of the neck.

    GV 18

    qiang jian

    Unyielding Space

    Calms the Liver and extinguishes wind, soothes the sinews and quickens the connecting vessel.

    Headache, neck rigidity, blurring of vision, mania.

    GV 19

    hou ding

    Behind the Vertex

    Calms the mind.

    Headache, vertigo, epilepsy, mania.

    GV 20

    bai hui

    Hundred Convergences

    Clears 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 21

    qian ding

    Before the Vertex

    Extinguishes wind and relieves tetany, frees the connecting vessels and disperses swelling, stabilizes the spirit.

    Epilepsy, dizziness, blurring of vision, vertical headache, rhinorrhea.

    GV 22

    xin hui

    Fontanel Meeting

    Calms the Liver and extinguishes wind, opens the portals and settles fright.

    Headache, blurring of vision, rhinorrhea, infantile convulsion.

    GV 23

    shang xing

    Upper Star

    Opens the nose.

    Headache, ophthalmalgia, epistaxis, rhinorrhea, mental disorders.

    GV 24

    shen ting

    Spirit Court

    Calms the mind.

    Epilepsy, anxiety, vertigo, palpitation, insomnia, headache, rhinorrhea.

    GV 25

    su liao

    White Bone-Hole

    Discharges heat and opens the portals, returns yang and stems counterflow.

    Loss of consciousness, nasal obstruction, epistaxis, rhinorrhea, rosacea.

    GV 26

    shui 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 27

    dui duan

    Extremity of the Mouth

    Nourishes yin and clears heat, relieves pain and quiets the spirit.

    Mental disorders, lip twitching, lip stiffness, pain and swelling of the gums.

    GV 28

    yin jiao

    Gum Intersection

    Diffuses 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.