Acupuncture Point Theory
The acupuncture point "GV 26" , 人中, is represented by "Shui Gou" in pinyin and "Water Trough" in english and may be found:
At the junction of the upper and middle third of the philtrum.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
GV 26 has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
Avoid Moxa (MX)
Gv 26 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:
While not necessarily valid clinically, LI 19 (Sinus congestion. Nasal polyps, sores. Noseblee…), LI 20 (Loss of smell or taste, nasal discharge, any nose…), ST 3 (Local point - Twitching eyelids, pain a/or swelli…) and ST 4 (Facial pain - Bell's palsy, facial paralysis, tri…) are nearby.