DU17 (Governing Vessel 17) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Naohu
English Name: Brain Window

Location: 2.5 cun directly above the midpoint of the posterior hairline, 1.5 cun directly above Fengfu (DU16), in the depression on the upper border of the external occipital protuberance.


Meeting point of Governing Vessel and Bladder.


Eliminates Wind, benefits the brain, clears the mind.


Epilepsy, dizziness, pain and stiffness of the neck.


The English Name, Nature and Function have been reprinted from Maciocia: The Foundations of Chinese Medicine, Copyright 1989, with permission from Elsevier. Point indications have been used from the book Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.

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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