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DU16 (Governing Vessel 16) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Fengfu
English Name: Wind Palace; Wind Mansion (Also known as Guizhen "Ghost Pillow").

Precautions: Needling this point at the incorrect angle or depth is extremely dangerous.

Location: Directly below the external occipital protuberance in the depression between the bilateral origins of the trapezius muscle, 1.0 cun within the hairline.

Nature:

6th of the 13 Ghost points.

Functions:

Eliminates Wind and clears the mind.

Primary Indications:

Wind-stroke with aphasia, headache, neck stiffness, eye-dizziness, epistaxis, sore throat.

Secondary Indications:

Epilepsy.

Tertiary Indications:

Psychosis, hemiplegia, common cold.

Other Indications:

All disorders of head, rigor of entire body, numbness of limbs, hypertension, beriberi, fevers, fear, jaundice, toothache.

References:

This information is from the book Acupuncture Point Dynamics and has been used with permission from the author John McDonald.

View other points on the Governing Vessel:

(DU1, DU2, DU3, DU4, DU5, DU6, DU7, DU8, DU9, DU10, DU11, DU12, DU13, DU14, DU15, DU16, DU17, DU18, DU19, DU20, DU21, DU22, DU23, DU24, DU25, DU26)

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