The GV Meridian - 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.

Meridian Graphic

There Are 28 Points Along The (GV) Governing Vessel Meridian ...

The GV Meridian Locations Chart

GV 1 Long Strong

Midway between the tip of the coccyx bone and the anus.

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 Lumbar Yang Pass


GV 4 Life Gate


GV 5 Suspended Pivot


GV 6 Spinal Center


GV 7 Central Pivot


GV 8 Sinew Contraction


GV 9 Extremity of Yang


GV 10 Spirit Tower


GV 11 Spirit Path


GV 12 Body Pillar


GV 13 Kiln Path


GV 14 Great Hammer


GV 15 Mute's Gate

.5 cun above the midpoint of the PHL in a depression below the spinous process of C1.

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 Brain's Door

Midway between GV 16 and GV 18.

GV 18 Unyielding Space

Midway between GV 16 and GV 20.

GV 19 Behind the Vertex

Midway between GV 18 and GV 20.

GV 20 Hundred Convergences

5 cun posterior to the AHL.

GV 21 Before the Vertex

Midway between GV 20 and GV 22.

GV 22 Fontanel Meeting

1 cun posterior to GV 23.

GV 23 Upper Star

1 cun posterior to the AHL and .5 cun posterior to GV 24.

GV 24 Spirit Court

Midway between the AHL and GV 23.

GV 25 White Bone-Hole

On the tip of the nose.

GV 26 Water Trough

At the junction of the upper and middle third of the philtrum.

GV 27 Extremity of the Mouth

At the junction of the upper lip and the philtrum.

GV 28 Gum Intersection

At the junction of the gum and the frenulum of the upper lip.

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