DU11 (Governing Vessel 11) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Shendao
English Name: Mind Valley

Location: Below the spinous process of the fifth thoracic vertebra.


Regulates the Heart, calms the Mind.


Poor memory, anxiety, palpitation, pain and stiffness of the back, cough, cardiac pain.


The English Name and function have been reprinted from Maciocia: The Foundations of Chinese Medicine, Copyright 1989, with permission from Elsevier. Point indications have been used from the book Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.

View other points on the Governing Vessel:

(DU1, DU2, DU3, DU4, DU5, DU6, DU7, DU8, DU9, DU10, DU11, DU12, DU13, DU14, DU15, DU16, DU17, DU18, DU19, DU20, DU21, DU22, DU23, DU24, DU25, DU26)

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