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IntroAcupuncture MT2

Point Location for the Governing (Du) Meridian

QuestionAnswer
Midway between the tip of the coccyx and the anus. (Locate this point in prone position.) GV1 (Luo Connecting Point: "where interior & exterior branches of the meridian meet or diverge"
In the hiatus of the sacrum. (Is this point at the "top of the butt crack" or what?) GV2
Below the spinous process of the 4th lumbar vertebra, at the level of the crista iliaca (iliac crest). (just below L-4) GV3
Below the spinous process of the 2nd lumbar vertebra. (just below L-2) GV4
Below the spinous process of the 11th thoracic vertebra. (just below T-11) GV6
Below the spinous process of the 7th thoracic vertebra, approximately at the level with the inferior angle of the scapula. (just below T-7) GV9
Below the spinous process of the 3rd thoracic vertebra. (just below T-3) GV12
Below the spinous process of the 1st thoracic vertebra. (just below T-1) GV13
(Who told you this? It is not true. This is Mute Gate.) "Life Meeting," where Du meridian meets all 6 Yang meridians!! 0.5 cun directly above midpoint of posterior HL, in depression below spinous process of the 1st cervical vertebra. (below C-1) GV15
"Wind Palace" 1 cun directly above the midpoint of the posterior hairline, directly below the external occipital protuberance, in the depression between the m. trapezius of both sides. GV16
2.5 cun directly above the midpoint of the posterior hairline, 1.5 cun directly above GV16, in the depression on the upper border of the occipital protuberance. GV17
Bai Hui (100 meetings) On the midline of the head, 5 cun directly above the midpoint of the anterior hairline, approximately on the midpoint of the line connecting the apexes of both ears. GV20
2 cun posterior to the midpoint of the anterior hairline, 3 cun anterior to GV20. GV22
1 cun directly above the midpoint of the anterior hairline. GV23
0.5 cun directly above the midpoint of the anterior hairline. GV24
On the tip of the nose. GV25
At the junction of the upper third and middle third of the philtrum (Greek philtron, from philein 'to love; to kiss'), aka the infranasal depression) GV26
Just below C-7. "Below the spinous process of the 7th cervical vertebra, approximately at the level of the shoulders." GV14
What GV point is named Brain Door (Nao Hu)? GV17
What GV point is named Wind Mansion (Feng Fu)? GV16
What GV point is named Mute Gate (Ya Men)? GV15
What GV point is named Spirit Tower (Ling Tai)? GV10 (LBSP T6)
What GV point is named Extremity of Yang (Zhi Yang)? GV9 (LBSP T7)
What GV point is named Sinew Contraction (Jin Suo) GV8 (LBSP T9)
What GV point is named Central Pivot (Zhong Shu)? GV7 (LBSP T10)
What GV point is named Spinal Center (Ji Zhong)? GV6 (LBSP T11)
What GV point is named Life Gate (Ming Men)? GV4 (LBSP L2)
What GV point is named Lumbar Yang Pass (Yao Yang Guan)? GV3 (LBSP L4)
What GV point is named Lumbar Shu (Yao Shu)? GV2 (hiatus of sacrum, "(where you feel a superior ridge where S4 & S5 bones were as a child)
Created by: mrbarr