Governing Vessel 3, Abbreviated as GV 3, also known as DU 3, Transliterated Yaoyangquan in Chinese, Low Back Yang Passage in English.
GV 3 Acupuncture Point Location:
On the lumbar region, on the posterior median line, in the depression below the spinous process of the 4th lumbar vertebra.
GV 3 Acupuncture Point Indications:
- Irregular menstruation, spermatorrhea, impotence
- Lumbosacral pain
- Pain, numbness and weakness of the lower extremities
GV 3 Acupuncture Point Benefits:
Strengthens the lumbar region, dispels Wind-Dampness, tonifies Yang.