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Xuanshu

Synonyms:
  1. 悬枢
  2. 懸樞
  3. GV5

Xuanshu
Xuanshu #

Xuanshu(GV5,悬枢) is an acupuncture point in the meridian named Governor Vessel.

Location

On the midline of the lower back, in the depression below the spinous process of the 1st lumbar vertebra(L1).

Indication

  • ①Pain and stiffness in the waist and spinal column;
  • ②abdominal pain, abdominal distension, indigestion, diarrhea, dysentery.

Method

Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-1.0 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.