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DU-26 (Shui Gou) Water Trough

Previous PointNext Point  Acupuncture Points on the Du Mai (Governing Vessel)
  • Meeting Point of the Governing Vessel with the Large Intestine and Stomach Channels
  • Sun Si-miao Ghost Point


  • Restores consciousness and calms the spirit
  • Benefits the face and nose and expels wind
  • Benefits the spine and treats acute lumbar sprain


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


  • At the junction of the upper third and middle third of the philtrum.
  • Above the upper lip on the midline, at the junction of the upper third and lower two thirds of the philtrum.

Needling Method:

  • Puncture obliquely upward 0.3-0.5 inch.

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