GV 26 Acupuncture Point

Governing Vessel 26, Abbreviated as GV 26, also known as DU 26, Transliterated Renzhong or Shuigou in Chinese, Middle of the Person in English.

GV 26 Acupuncture Point Location:

On the face, at the junction of the superior 1/3 and middle 1/3 of the philtrum.

GV 26 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Syncope, heatstroke, coma, mental disorders, trismus.
  • Manic psychosis, epilepsy
  • Acute lumbar pain
  • Gastric pain, wry mouth, swelling of the face

GV 26 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Resuscitates, treats acute lumbar sprain, benefits the nose.


Crossing point on the DU Vessel with the Large Intestine and Stomach Meridians


GV 26 is used for emergency treatment.