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Governing Vessel Locations

AcuPoint Point Location Point Summary
GV 1** Midway between the tip of the coccyx and the anus, locating the point in prone position. hemorrhoids; rectal prolapse; rectal bleeding
GV 2** On the hiatus of the sacrum.  
GV 3*** Below the spinous process of the 4th lumbar vertebrae, at level with the iliac crest.  
GV 4**** Below the spinous process of the 2nd lumbar vertebrae. increases KD fire; problems with deficient KD yang; bring yang back to source; cold; developmental problems; hotter than BL 23
GV 5* Below the spinous process of the 1st lumbar vertebrae.  
GV 6* Below the spinous process of the 11th thoracic vertebrae.  
GV 7* Below the spinous process of the 10th thoracic vertebrae.  
GV 8** Below the spinous process of the 9th thoracic vertebrae. spasms of tendons and muscles (especially in back)
GV 9** Below the spinous process of the 7th thoracic vertebrae, approximately at level with the inferior angle of the scapula.  
GV 10* Below the spinous process of the 6th thoracic vertebrae.  
GV 11** Below the spinous process of the 5th thoracic vertebrae.  
GV 12** Below the spinous process of the 3rd thoracic vertebrae.  
GV 13** Below the spinous process of the 1st thoracic vertebrae.  
GV 14*** Below the spinous process of the 7th cervical vertebrae, approximately at level with the shoulders. meeting of yang; opens up and spreads yang; releases exterior; tonfies wei qi; good for heat and fevers
GV 15** .5 cun directly above the midpoint of the posterior hairline, in the depression below the spinous process of the 1st cervical vertebrae. opens up voice; aphasia
AcuPoint Point Location Point Summary
GV 16*** 1 cun directly above the midpoint of the posterior hairline, directly below the external occipital protuberance, in the depression between m. trapezius.  
GV 17* On the midline of the head, 1.5 cun directly above GV 16, superior to the EOP.  
GV 18* On the midline of the head, 1.5 cun directly above GV 17, midway between GV 15 and GV 20.  
GV 19* On the midline of the head, 1.5 cun directly above GV 18.  
GV 20**** On the midline of the head, 7 cun directly above the posterior hairline, approximately on the midpoint of the line connecting the apexes of the two auricles. connects with brain; pulls things up; reunion of all yang; clears the mind; for LV wind; headache; high BP; forgetfulness
GV 21* On the midline of the head, 1.5 cun anterior to GV 20.  
GV 22* 2 cun posterior to the midpoint of the anterior hairline, 3 cun anterior to GV 20.  
GV 23*** 1 cun directly above the midpoint of the anterior hairline. opens nose
GV 24** .5 cun directly above the midpoint of the anterior hairline.  
GV 25* On the tip of the nose.  
GV 26*** A little above the midpoint of the philtrum, near the nostrils. emergency point; acute low back sprain
GV 27* On the median tubercle of the upper lip, at the junction of the skin and upper lip.  
GV 28* At the junction of the gum and frenulum of the upper lip.  

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