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Du Mai- Governing Channel

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Channel

Yin/Yang

Max. Time

Route

Important pt.

Location

Application

Du Mai

Governing vessel

GV

Yang

 

Governs all six yang organs and its channels

 

Begins at the perineum, enter the spine from the tailbone, then goes up the spine to the crown of the head, then down to the lips.

(this route is slightly different than the route use for meditation, where it terminated at the palate of the mouth.)

4

Mingmen

L2/3

(Between the lumbar vertebrate 2 and 3)

Lumbar, adrenal gland, and urogenital disorders,

Tonifies the kidney yang and the fire of the gate of life.

6

Jizhong

T11/12

Back and lumbar pain,

adrenal gland disorders

11

Shendao

T5/6

Mental disorders,

Weak or loss of memory,

Circulatory disease,

Brain hemorrhage,

Calms the shen and promotes heart chi

       

13

Taodao

T1/2

Cervical spondyosis,

Fever, headache, eliminates heat

14

Dazhui

C7/T1

Fever, infectious disease, mental disorders,

Depression, asthma, headache,

Enhance immunity,

Eliminates heat and wind,

Tonifies yang chi, and clears the shen

       

20

Baihui

The crown of the head

Effective sedative point, Brain hemorrhage, hypertension, headache, hemorrhoid

26

Renzhong

Center of the upper lip

Fainting

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