GV 1

Acupuncture Point Theory

GV 1 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "GV 1" , 長強, is represented by "Chang Qiang" in pinyin and "Long Strong" in english and may be found:

Midway between the tip of the coccyx bone and the anus.


Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Main point for hemorrhoids from excess or deficiency, anal prolapse, analfissure; otherr hemorrhoid points: UB 25, UB 30, UB 32, UB 35, UB 57, Erbai.
  • Diarrhea with or without blood in the stools, constipation.
  • Important point for genitourinary disorders, for the five types of painful urinary disorder (Five Lin), urinary retention, sexual exhaustion, impotence, seminal emission.
  • Main point for disorders of the coccyx. Injuries to the coccyx will generally cause the tip of the coccyx to point more ventrally, to deviate to one side, or both, affecting the energetics of the spine and the whole body.
  • A strong descending action on spirit disorders - epilepsy, manic depression.  


Gv 1 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

  • Luo-connecting Point of the Governing Vessel
  • Intersecting Point of the Governing Vessel, Conception Vessel, Kidney & Gall Bladder Channels

While not necessarily valid clinically, EX Huatuojiaji at S5 (S5 influences the rectum and is ussed for hemorrh…) and UB 35 (Clears damp heat from the lower warmer - principl…) are nearby.

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