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Yaoyangguan

Synonyms:
  1. 腰阳关
  2. 腰陽關
  3. GV3

Yaoyangguan
Yaoyangguan #

Yaoyangguan(GV3,腰阳关) 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 4th lumbar vertebra(L4) .

Indication

  • ①Pain in the lumbo-sacral and coccygeal area, paraplegia;
  • ②irregular menstruation, leukorrhea with a red/white discharge;
  • ③nocturnal emissions, impotence, and other male diseases.

Method

Perpendicular insertion 0.5-1 cun upward. Moxibustion is always applied.