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.


6th of the 13 Ghost points.


Eliminates Wind and clears the mind.

Primary Indications:

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

Secondary Indications:


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.


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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