Yao: lower back.
Yang: Yang of Yin-Yang.
The governor vessel is Yang. The points pertains to it and it is located in the turning zone of the lower back, like a gear for the lumbar joint.
On the midline, below the spinous process of the 4th lumbar vertebra (L4).
How to find
For orientation in the lumbar region, first, locate the Tuffier’s line (a line connecting the two most superior points on the iliac crest), which generally intersects with the spinous process of L4. (Note: Point location in the lumbar region is dependent on the patient’s position). Locate GV-03 on the midline, below the spinous process of L4.
Located on the same level are a point of Ex-B-2/BL-25/ Ex-B-6/Ex-B-7 (0.5/1.5/3/3.5 cun lateral to the midline).
- Dispels Wind, Cold and Dampness
- Regulates Qi in the Lower Burner, strengthens the OriginalQi (yuan qi)
Important local point for combined back and leg pain.