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Governor (Du) Vessel

Regional Anatomy:
Skin-subcutaneous tissue-between occipital belly of left and right occpitofrontal muscles-subaponeurotic loose tissue.
There are the branches of the greater occipital nerve and the branches or tributaries of the occipiptal artery and vein in this area.

Sit upright or lie prostrate; in the depression at the upper border of external occipital protuberance on the posterior median line.
Refreshing oneself and inducing resuscitation.

Epilepsy, dizziness, and pain and stiffness in the neck.

Combined use with LiequeLU7 (Lieque (LU7)Luo-Connecting Point the Eight Confluent Point) for treatment of headache; with TaichongLR3 (Taichong (LR3) Shu-Stream, Yuan-Source Point) for treatment of vertigo; with LianquanCV23 (Lianquan (CV23)) for treatment of functional aphasia; and with TongtianBL7 (Tongtian (BL7)), XiaoluoTE12 (Xiaoluo (TE12)) and TiantuCV22 (Tiantu (CV22)) for treatment of goiter.

Insert the needle subcutaneously to 0.5-1 cun depth; needling response: local numbness and distention; moxibustion: mild moxibustion for 5 min.


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