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DU 26

Chinese Name: Shuigou (English translation: Water Trough)

Location:  On the face, at the junction of the superior 1/3 and middle 1/3 of the philtrum.

Classification: Crossing point on the DU Vessel with the Large Intestine and Stomach Meridians


  • Syncope, heatstroke, coma, mental disorders, trismus.
  • Manic psychosis, epilepsy
  • Acute lumbar pain
  • Gastric pain, wry mouth, swelling of the face

Functions: Resuscitates, treats acute lumbar sprain, benefits the nose.

Notes: Du 26 is used for emergency treatment.

Needling: Oblique insertion upwards .3 - .5 cun. 


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