GV 13 Acupuncture Point

Governing Vessel 13, Abbreviated as GV 13, also known as DU 13, Transliterated Taodao in Chinese, Way of the Pot in English.

GV 13 Acupuncture Point Location:

On the back, on the posterior median line, in the depression below the spinous process of the 1st thoracic vertebra.

GV 13 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Febrile disease, malaria
  • Headache, stiffness of the back

GV 13 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Clears Heat, releases the Exterior, treats malaria.


Crossing point of the Du Vessel and the Urinary Bladder Meridian


GV 13 is an important point in treating malaria.