DU 26 (GV 26)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Shigou (Renzhong), Middle of Person (Water Trough)
A little above the midpoint of the philtrum, near the nostrils.
Mental disorders, epilepsy, hysteria, infantile convulsion, coma, deviation of the mouth, apoplexy-faint, trismus and eyes, puffiness of the face, pain and stiffness of the lower back.
Promotes resuscitation, benefits the lumbar spine.
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