Zhongshu GV7: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications, Method, Precaution

Zhongshu GV7
Zhongshu GV7


Zhong : middle Shu: pivot
Zhongshu lies below the 10th vertebra and is like a pivot in the middle of the spine.
Point: GV7
Chinese Name: 中枢
Pinyin: zhōng shū
English Name/Meaning: Central Pivot
Han Geul 한글: jung chu 중추
Romaji: chū sū?
Vietnamese:Trung khu


In the depression below the spinous process of tenth thoracic spine.


  • Benefits stomach, liver and gall bladder.
  • Benefits lower back.


Pain in epigastric region, low back pain, stiffness of the back, jaundice.


Perpendicular insertion 0.5 to 1 cun.


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

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali

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.