GV 2 Acupuncture Point - Yao Shu - Governing Vessel Meridian

  • Chinese Name Yao Shu
  • English Name Lumbar Shu
     
  • Location: In the hiatus of the sacrum (where you feel a superior ridge where S4 & S5 bones were as a child).
     
  • Actions & Effects:
  • May be used instead of GV 1 for anal issues - prolapse, hemorrhoids.
  • Warming point, for cold in the lower warmer, irregular menstruation, amenorrhea or uterine bleeding from deficiency, leukorrhea, weakness or atrophy of the lower limbs, seminal emission, impotence, diarrhea.
  • Coccyx pain with difficulty sitting or pain at the opposite end of the channel, posterior neck pain, occipital or frontal headache.
     
  • Governing Vessel Meridian Points (28):
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

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