Names Of Shui Gou

GV 26 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Water Trough
  • Pinyin Name: Shui Gou
  • Chinese Character: 人中
Meridian Information

Where Is GV 26 ?

GV 26 Location

  • At the junction of the upper and middle third of the philtrum.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

What Is GV 26 Used For?

GV 26 Clinical Usages

  • One of two Command Points (with PC 6) added to the original four, for fainting, collapse. Main point for restoring consciousness, for shock, revivial from fainting, weakness, helps patient to awaken, use fingernail in an emergency.
  • Main point for acute low back sprain, helps relieve pain and restore motion, moves stagnation at the opposite end of the channel. After obtaining the Qi, have pateint bend then rotate the waist.
  • Nosebleed, nasal discharge issues, problems with olfactory sensations (smell).
  • Manic-depression and other strong shen disturbances, epilepsy (seizures).  

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

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How Is GV 26 Categorized?

GV 26 Acupuncture Point Associations

  • Ghost Point
  • Intersecting Point of the Governing Vessel, Large Intestine & Stomach Channels
  • Command Point

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