(GV, DU) Governing Vessel Meridian Points

GV1 Changqiang
Midway between the tip of the coccyx bone and the anus with patient lying prone.

GV2 Yaoshu
In the sacral hiatus.

GV3 Yaoyangguan
Below the spinous process of L4

GV4 Mingmen
Below the spinous process of L2

GV5 Xuanshu
Below the spinous process of L1

GV6 Jizhong
Below the spinous process of T11

GV7 Zhongshu
Below the spinous process of T10

GV8 Jinsuo
Below the spinous process of T9

GV9 Zhiyang
Below the spinous process of T7

GV10 Lingtai
Below the spinous process of T6

GV11 Shendao
Below the spinous process of T5

GV12 Shenzhu
Below the spinous process of T3

GV13 Taodao
Below the spinous process of T1

GV14 Dazhui
Below the spinous process of C7

GV15 Yamen
0.5 cun above the midpoint of the posterior hairline in a depression below the spinous process of C1

GV16 Fengfu
1 cun directly above the midpoint of the posterior hairline directly below the external occipital protruberance. In the depression between the trapezius muscles of both sides.

GV17 Naohu
Midway between GV16 and GV18, 1.5 cun above GV16

GV18 Qiangjian
Midway between GV16 and GV20, 1.5 cun above GV17

GV19 Houding
5.5 cun above the midpoint of the posterior hairline. Midway between GV18 and GV20, 1.5 cun above GV18

GV20 Baihui
7 cun above the midpoint of the posterior hairline, 5 cun above midpoint of anterior hairline, miway on a line connecting the apex of both ears.

GV21 Qianding
1.5 cun anterior to GV20. Midway between GV20 and GV22.

GV22 Xinhui
2 cun posterior to the anterior hairline, 3 cun anterior to GV20

GV23 Shangxing
1 cun posterior to the anterior hairline, 0.5 cun posterior to GV24

GV24 Shenting
0.5 cun above the midpoint of the anterior hairline.

GV25 Suliao
On tip of nose

GV26 Renzhong
At junction of the upper and middle third of philtrum.

GV27 Duiduan
At junction of upper lip and philtrum.

GV28 Yinjiao
At junction of gum and frenulum of upper lip.