Governing Vessel 13, Abbreviated as GV 13, also known as DU 13, Transliterated Taodao in Chinese, Way of the Pot in English.
GV 13 Acupuncture Point Location:
On the back, on the posterior median line, in the depression below the spinous process of the 1st thoracic vertebra.
GV 13 Acupuncture Point Indications:
- Febrile disease, malaria
- Headache, stiffness of the back
GV 13 Acupuncture Point Benefits:
Clears Heat, releases the Exterior, treats malaria.
Crossing point of the Du Vessel and the Urinary Bladder Meridian
GV 13 is an important point in treating malaria.