GV 3 Acupuncture Point

Governing Vessel 3, Abbreviated as GV 3, also known as DU 3, Transliterated Yaoyangquan in Chinese, Low Back Yang Passage in English.

GV 3 Acupuncture Point Location:

On the lumbar region, on the posterior median line, in the depression below the spinous process of the 4th lumbar vertebra.

GV 3 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Irregular menstruation, spermatorrhea, impotence
  • Lumbosacral pain
  • Pain, numbness and weakness of the lower extremities

GV 3 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Strengthens the lumbar region, dispels Wind-Dampness, tonifies Yang.