GV 14 Acupuncture Point

Governing Vessel 14, Abbreviated as GV 14, also known as DU 14, Transliterated Dazhui in Chinese, Great Vertebra in English.

GV 14 Acupuncture Point Location:

On the posterior median line, in the depression below the spinous process of the 7th cervical vertebra.

GV 14 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Febrile disease, malaria, hectic fever, and night sweats
  • Aversion to cold, common cold, redness, swelling and pain of the eye, neck rigidity and pain
  • Epilepsy
  • Cough

GV 14 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Clears Heat, releases the Exterior, dispels Wind, regulates Wei and Ying Qi, treats malaria.


Crossing point of the Three Yang Meridians of the Hand and the Three Yang Meridians of the Foot.


GV 14 is one of the most important points to release the Exterior and treat Wind-Heat (cold/flu). It’s also a main point in treating Summer Heat.