Theory

(GV) Governing Vessel Meridian - Point Locations Chart



The GV Meridian

Below you will find location information for all points along the (GV) Governing Vessel Meridian . You may click on a specific acupuncture point for more detailed information including the location, clinical usages, and related patterns and conditions.


The (GV) Governing Vessel Meridian has 28 Acupuncture Points

GV 1

  • GV 1  Long Strong
  • Midway between the tip of the coccyx bone and the anus.

GV 2

  • GV 2  Lumbar Shu
  • In the hiatus of the sacrum (where you feel a superior ridge where S4 & S5 bones were as a child).

GV 3

  • GV 3  Lumbar Yang Pass
  • L4.

GV 4

  • GV 4  Life Gate
  • L2.

GV 5

  • GV 5  Suspended Pivot
  • L1.

GV 6

  • GV 6  Spinal Center
  • T11.

GV 7

  • GV 7  Central Pivot
  • T10.

GV 8

  • GV 8  Sinew Contraction
  • T9.

GV 9

  • GV 9  Extremity of Yang
  • T7.

GV 10

  • GV 10  Spirit Tower
  • T6.

GV 11

  • GV 11  Spirit Path
  • T5.

GV 12

  • GV 12  Body Pillar
  • T3.

GV 13

  • GV 13  Kiln Path
  • T1.

GV 14

  • GV 14  Great Hammer
  • C7.

GV 15

  • GV 15  Mute's Gate
  • .5 cun above the midpoint of the PHL in a depression below the spinous process of C1.

GV 16

  • GV 16  Wind Mansion
  • 1 cun directly above the midpoint of the PHL, directly below the occipital protuberance on the posterior midline of the head.

GV 17

  • GV 17  Brain's Door
  • Midway between GV 16 and GV 18.

GV 18

  • GV 18  Unyielding Space
  • Midway between GV 16 and GV 20.

GV 19

  • GV 19  Behind the Vertex
  • Midway between GV 18 and GV 20.

GV 20

  • GV 20  Hundred Convergences
  • 5 cun posterior to the AHL.

GV 21

  • GV 21  Before the Vertex
  • Midway between GV 20 and GV 22.

GV 22

  • GV 22  Fontanel Meeting
  • 1 cun posterior to GV 23.

GV 23

  • GV 23  Upper Star
  • 1 cun posterior to the AHL and .5 cun posterior to GV 24.

GV 24

  • GV 24  Spirit Court
  • Midway between the AHL and GV 23.

GV 25

  • GV 25  White Bone-Hole
  • On the tip of the nose.

GV 26

  • GV 26  Water Trough
  • At the junction of the upper and middle third of the philtrum.

GV 27

  • GV 27  Extremity of the Mouth
  • At the junction of the upper lip and the philtrum.

GV 28

  • GV 28  Gum Intersection
  • At the junction of the gum and the frenulum of the upper lip.



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