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Governor (Du) Vessel

Regional Anatomy:
Skin-subcutaneous tissue-orbicular muscle of mouth.
Tere are the branches of the infraorbital nerve and the superior labial artery and vein in this area.

Proper sitting with one's back propped or lie supinely; on the border between the upper and middle third of the distance between the nose and upper lip.
Tranquilizing the mind, promoting resuscitation, and relieving pain.

Mental disorders, epilepsy, hysteria, infantile convulsion, coma, apoplexy, faint, trismus, deviation of the mouth and eyes, puffiness of the face, and pain and stiffness in the lower back.

Combined use with NeiguanPC6 (Neiguan (PC6) Luo-Connecting Point the Eight Confluent Point) for treatment of hysteria and schizophrenia; with FengchiGB20 (Fengchi (GB20)) for treatment of cerebral thrombosis and encephalorrhagia; with HeguLI4 (Hegu (LI4) Yuan-Source Point) for treatment of rhinitis; with YangxiLI5 (Yangxi (LI5) Jing-River Point), LiequeLU7 (Lieque (LU7)Luo-Connecting Point the Eight Confluent Point), DalingPC7 (Daling (PC7) Shu-Stream, Yuan-Source Point), and ShenmenHT7 (Shenmen (HT7) Shu-Stream, Yuan-Primary Point) for treatment of hysteria; with YanglingquanGB34 (Yanglingquan (GB34) He-Sea Point, Influential Point of Tendon) and HeguLI4 (LI4) for treatment of convulsion; and with ZhongwanCV12 (Zhongwan (CV12) Front-Mu Point of the Stomach), QihaiCV6 (Qihai (CV6)), QuchiLI11 (Quchi (LI11) He-Sea Point), and HeguLI4 (LI4) for treatment of sunstroke.

Insert the needle obliquely to upward 0.3-0.5 cun depth; needling response: local sensation of distention and pain; moxibustion: using 3-5 moxa-cones (covering the nostril with a piece of paper during moxibustion in supine position), or mild moxibustion for 10 min.


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