DU2 (Governing Vessel 2) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Yaoshu
English Name: Lower Back Shu

Location: In the hiatus of the sacrum.


Extinguishes interior Wind, calms spasms and convulsions, strengthens the lower back.


Irregular menstruation, pain and stiffness of the lower back, hemorrhoids, muscular atrophy of the lower extremities, epilepsy.


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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