Governor vessel

Yaoshu GV2 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications, Method

Yaoshu GV2
Yaoshu GV2


Yao: lower back Shu: point
Yaoshu GV2 lies on the lower back, where the Qi of the meridian infuses.
Point: GV2
Chinese Name: 腰俞
Name: Yao shu
Pinyin: yāo shū
English Name/Meaning: Low Back Transporter
Han Geul 한글: yo yu 요유
Romaji: yō yu?
Vietnamese:Yêu du


On the midline in the sacro- coccygeal hiatus.

Functions of yaoshu:

  • Expels wind damp and strengthens knee and lower back.
  • Extinguishes wind (epilepsy, interior wind).


Irregular menstruation, pain and stiffness of the lower back, hemorrhoids, muscular atrophy of the lower extremities, epilepsy.


Oblique superior insertion 0.5 to 1 cun.


Good point for moxa.


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.