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Home > Education > Theory > Meridian System > Du Meridian

The Du (Governing Vessel) Meridian

By Yang, Jwing-Ming

Du Mai image

A. Course:

Course #1: (1). Perineum - (2). Along the middle of the spine - (3). Fengfu (Gv-lG) - (4). Enters the brain - (5). To the top of the head - (6). Midline of the forehead across the bridge of the nose - (7). Upper lip.

Course #2: (8). Pelvic region -(9). Descends to the genitals and perineum (10). Tip of the coccyx - (11). Gluteal region (intersects the kidney and urinary bladder channels) -(12). Returns to the spinal column and then joins with the kidneys.

Course #3: (13). Inner canthus of the eye - (14). Two (bilateral) branches, ascend across the forehead - (15). Converge at the vertex (enters the brain) - (16). Emerges at the lower end of the nape of the neck - (17). Divides into two branches which descend along opposite sides of the spine to the waist - (18). Kidneys.

Course #4. (19). Lower abdomen - (20). Across the navel -(21). Passes through the heart -(22). Enters the trachea -(23). Crosses the cheek and encircles the mouth - (24). Terminates at a point below the middle of the eye.

****This vessel intersects Fengmen (B-12) and Huiyin (LI-l).

B. Cavities:

Changqiang (Gv-l), Yaoshu (Gv-2), Yaoyangguan (Gv-3), Mingmen (Gv-4), Xuanshu (Gv-S), Jizhong (Gv-G), Zhongshu (Gv-7), Jinsuo (Gv-8), Zhiyang (Gv-9), Lingtai (Gv-l0), Shendao (Gv-ll), Shenzhu (Gv-12), Taodao (Gv-13), Dazhui (Gv-14), Yamen (Gv-lS), Fengfu (Gv-lG), Naohu (Gv-17), Qiangjian (Gv-18), Houding (Gv-19), Baihui (Gv-20), Qianding (Gv-21), Xinhui (Gv-22), Shangxing (Gv-23), Shenting (Gv-24), Suliao (Gv-25), Renzhong (Gv-26), Duiduan (Gv-27), and Yinjiao (Gv-28).

From the book entitled "Chinese Qigong Massage",
YMAA Publication Center, Jamaica Plain.

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