Governing Vessel 5, Abbreviated as GV 5, also known as DU 5, Transliterated Xuanshu in Chinese, Suspended Pivot in English.
GV 5 Acupuncture Point Location:
On the lumbar region, on the posterior median line, in the depression below the spinous process of the 1st lumbar vertebra.
GV 5 Acupuncture Point Indications:
- Stiffness and pain of the lumbar
- Diarrhea, abdominal pain
GV 5 Acupuncture Point Benefits:
Strengthens the lumbar region and knees, alleviates diarrhea.