GV 11

Acupuncture Point Theory

GV 11 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "GV 11" , 神道, is represented by "Shen Dao" in pinyin and "Spirit Path" in english and may be found:


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

  • Important point for spirit problems, palpitations, anxiety, poor memory, muddled thinking, absent-mindedness, insomnia, has strong effect on mind and mood, combine with Huatuo of T5 and UB 15 for stress.
  • Pain and stiffness of the upper back, cardiac region pain a/or discomfort, cough, asthma.
  • Differentiation: GV 11 is mostly for deficiency of HT & LU whereas GV 12 is more for excess of HT & LU.  

While not necessarily valid clinically, UB 15 (Main point for all heart related issues from a TC…) are nearby.

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