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Governor (Du) Vessel

Regional Anatomy:
Skin-subcutaneous tissue-epicranial aponeurosis-subaponeurotic loose tissue.
There are the branches of the frontal nerve and the branches or tributaries of the fronral artery and vein in this area.

1. Proper sitting with one's back propped; 1 cun into the midpoint of anterior hairline, or 0.5 cun posterior to ShentingGV24(Shenting (GV24)). 2. If one hasn't the hairline, 4 cun anterior to BaihuiGV20(Baihui (GV20)).
Refreshing oneself, inducing resuscitation and tranquilizing the mind.

Headache, ophthalmalgia, epistaxis, rhinorrhea, and mental disorders.

Combined use with HeguLI4 (Hegu (LI4) Yuan-Source Point) for treatment of rhinitis and epistaxis; with BaihuiGV20 (GV20) through ShangxingGV23 (Shangxing (GV23)) for treatment of cerebral arteriosclerosis; with TouweiST8 ( Touwei (ST8)), BaihuiGV20 (GV20), TaiyangEXHN5 (EX-HN5), TianzhuBL10 (Tianzhu (BL10)), HeguLI4 (LI4), and LiequeLU7 (Lieque (LU7)Luo-Connecting Point the Eight Confluent Point) for treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis; with ShentingGV24 (GV24) for treatment of long-standing intermittent headache; and with XinhuiGV22 (Xinhui (GV22)), QiandingGV21 (Qianding (GV21)), NaohuGV17 (Naohu (GV17)), and FengchiGB20 (Fengchi (GB20)) for treatment of redness and swelling of the face.

Insert the needle subcutaneously to 0.5-1 cun depth; needling response: local distention and pain; moxibustion: using 0.3-5 moxa-cones, or mild moxibustion for 10 min.


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