Governor vessel

Suliao(GV-25 / 素髎) : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Method, Precaution



Su: nasal cartilage Liao:foramen
Suliao is in a foramen at the lower end of the nasal cartilage.

English name/meaning : Plain Space
Chinese name: 素髎
Chinese pinyin : sù liáo
Korean name: so ryo 소료
Japanese name: so ryō?
Vietnamese name: Tố liêu


Suliao is located on the midline at the tip of nose.


  • Insert perpendicularly 0.2 to 0.2 cun.
  • Insert transversely directed superiorly 0.5 to 1 cun.
  • Prick to bleed.


  • This point benefits nose and is beneficial for various nasal disorders like nasal congestion, nasal bleeding due to excess heat, nasal polyps.
  • This is a local nose point to disperse heat and phlegm.


Point on the tip of nose.


According to several classical text, this point is contraindicated for moxibustion. Blood letting can be done.


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.