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DU 26 (GV 26)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Shigou (Renzhong), Middle of Person (Water Trough)

Location
A little above the midpoint of the philtrum, near the nostrils.

Indications
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.

Traditional Action
Promotes resuscitation, benefits the lumbar spine.

Contraindications


References:

Maciocia, Giovanni.  The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1989

O’Connor, John and Bensky, Dan, trans. Acupuncture, A Comprehensive Text. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1981

Xinnong, Cheng, et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.  Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1987.