Governor vessel

Jizhong GV6: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications, Method, Precaution

Jizhong GV6
Jizhong GV6


Ji: spine Zhong: middle
The point jizhong  lies on the middle of the spine.
Point: GV6
Chinese Name: 脊中
Name: Ji zhong
Pinyin: jì zhōng
English Name/Meaning:Middle of the Spine
Han Geul 한글: cheok jung 척중
Romaji: seki chū?
Vietnamese:Tích trung


Jizhong, GV6 lies in the depression below the spinous process of T11.


  • Benefits spleen and dispels damp.
  • Strengthens Lumbar spine.


  • Pain in epigastric region, diarrhoea, prolapse of rectum, bloody stool, hemorrhoids.
  • Epilepsy, stiffness and pain of the back.


Perpendicular insertion 0.5 to 1 cun.


Donot apply moxibustion.


The spinal canal lies between 1.25 and 1.75 cun deep to the skin surface, varying according to body build.


Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.