DU26 (Governing Vessel 26) - Acupuncture Point Information
Chinese Name: Renzhong
English Name: Philtrum (Also known as Shuigou - "Water channel", also known as Guigoing - "Ghost Palace").
Location: Variously located as 1/3 distance from border of upper lip to nose (in nasal philtrum), as 1/2 way up the philtrum, or slightly above the midpoint of the philtrum.
1st of the 13 Ghost points.
Clears the senses and cools Heat, promotes resuscitation, calms the Shen, benefits the lumbar spine, eliminates internal Wind.
Facial paralysis, facial swelling.
Psychosis, epilepsy, loss of consciousness, infantile convulsions, stiffness and pain of lower back.
Trismus, diabetic thirst, jaundice, oedema, bad breath.
Torpor due to fright, hysteria, aphasia, patient believes himself to be hit by blows from ghosts, plague, motion sickness, nose diseases, lip tremor, twisting pain in the vicinity of the heart and abdomen.
This information is from the book Acupuncture Point Dynamics and has been used with permission from the author John McDonald.
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