Theory

GV 26 - Acupuncture Point - Shui Gou


GV 26 Names

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

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?.

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GV 26 Clinical Uses

  • 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).  


GV 26 Point Associations

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

GV 26 TCM Patterns

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

  • There are no patterns associated at this time.

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".



GV 26 Conditions Treated

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

  • No Linked Conditions At This Time.

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".


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