LED Light Therapy and Acupuncture – Part 14: The Governing Vessel Meridian

Governing Vessel Meridian Series

Welcome to our LED Light Therapy and Acupuncture Series

Each month, starting in June 2021 and continuing for the next 14 months, we will be featuring one of the TCM Meridians we use with our lights. Be sure to come back regularly and stay informed.

Part 14: The Governing Vessel Meridian

Our LED Light Therapy & Acupuncture blog series has finally reached its conclusion! Spanning almost a year and a half, our series comes to a close with an eye on the Governing Vessel Meridian.

The yang to the Conception Vessel’s yin, the Governing Vessel Meridian is known as the ‘Du Mai,’ ‘Du Meridian’ or Governing Channel. With a total of 28 acupoints, it originates inside the lower abdomen, ascending along the spinal column to the nape of the neck. It continues up to the crown of the head before coming back to the forehead and nose to the upper lip and upper gum.


Major Governing Vessel Meridian Acupoints

We’ll be focusing on 5 major acupoints of the Governing Vessel Meridian, including GV 1, GV 4, GV 14, GV 20, and GV 28.

Located midway between the tip of the coccyx bone and the anus, the GV 1 acupoint is also known as the Long Strong in English, aiding with:

  • rectal and anal issues, such as hemorrhoids, prolapse and fissure
  • diarrhea/constipation
  • genitourinary disorders
  • epilepsy

Known as the Life Gate in English, the Governing Vessel Meridian’s GV 4 acupoint is located at the 2nd lumbar vertebra, aiding with:

  • heat clearance from the whole body
  • kidney strengthening
  • incontinence
  • kidney disorders
  • excess urination
  • adrenal fatigue
  • lack of sexual vitality
  • adrenal exhaustion
  • epilepsy, tinnitus, dizziness, panic attacks

Located at the 7th cervical vertebra, the Governing Vessel Meridian’s GV 14 acupoint is called the Great Hammer in English. As the meeting point of all yang meridians, it expels pathogens and firms/tonifies the yang. As the main point for wind cold and wind heat, it’s also used for fever reduction and temperature regulation. Additionally, this acupoint is engaged for:

  • colds and flu
  • cough, asthma
  • opening the pores to increase sweating
  • thoracic back pain
  • neck and upper back stiffness

The GV 20 acupoint, also known as the Hundred Convergences, is located near the indentation at the top of the skull. Governing many things related to the head, it aids with:

  • headache, dizziness, eye pain
  • hypertension from excess yang or excess liver yang or liver fire
  • mental fog, seizures, fatigue
  • memory
  • emotional imbalances, brain disorders
  • prolapse, hemorrhoids
  • yang energy imbalances

Next, we have the Governing Vessel Meridian’s major acupoint GV 28. Known as the Known as the Gum Intersection, it’s located at the center point between the upper lip and gums, helping with:

  • pain/swelling of the gums and lips
  • nasal issues such as polyps and congestion
  • neck pain/stiffness
  • psychological issues such as mania and depression


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