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Governing Vessel Needling

AcuPoint Needle Depth Needle Technique Contraindications
GV 1 ** 0.5 - 1 cun Puncture perpindicularly.  
GV 2 ** 0.5 - 1 cun Puncture obliquely.  
GV 3 *** 0.5 - 1 cun Puncture perpindicularly.  
GV 4 **** 0.5 - 1 cun Puncture perpindicularly.  
GV 5 * 0.5 - 1 cun Puncture perpindicularly.  
GV 6 * 0.5 - 1 cun Puncture perpindicularly.  
GV 7 * 0.5 - 1 cun Puncture perpindicularly.  
GV 8 ** 0.5 - 1 cun Puncture perpindicularly.  
GV 9 ** 0.5 - 1 cun Puncture obliquely upwards  
GV 10 * 0.5 - 1 cun Puncture obliquely upwards  
GV 11 ** 0.5 - 1 cun Puncture obliquely upwards  
GV 12 ** 0.5 - 1 cun Puncture obliquely upwards  
GV 13 ** 0.5 - 1 cun Puncture obliquely upwards  
GV 14 *** 0.5 - 1 cun Puncture obliquely upwards  
GV 15 ** 0.5 - 0.8 cun Puncture perpindicularly. Neither upward obliquely or deep puncture is advisable.
GV 16 *** 0.5 - 0.8 cun Puncture perpindicularly. Neither upward obliquely or deep puncture is advisable.
GV 17 * 0.3 - 0.5 cun Puncture subcutaneously  
GV 18 * 0.3 - 0.5 cun Puncture subcutaneously  
GV 19 * 0.3 - 0.5 cun Puncture subcutaneously  
GV 20 **** 0.3 - 0.5 cun Puncture subcutaneously  
GV 21 * 0.3 - 0.5 cun Puncture subcutaneously  
GV 22 * 0.3 - 0.5 cun Puncture subcutaneously Prohibited in infants with metopism.
GV 23 *** 0.3 - 0.5 cun Puncture subcutaneously Prohibited in infants with metopism.
GV 24 ** 0.3 - 0.5 cun Puncture subcutaneously or prick to bleed.  
GV 25 * 0.2 - 0.3 cun Puncture subcutaneously or prick to bleed. No moxa.
GV 26 *** 0.3 - 0.5 cun Puncture obliquely upwards No moxa.
GV 27 * 0.2 - 0.3 cun Puncture obliquely upwards No moxa.
GV 28 * 0.2 - 0.3 cun Puncture obliquely upwards No moxa.

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