DU19 (Governing Vessel 19) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Houding
English Name: Posterior Vertex

Location: 5.5 cun directly above the midpoint of the posterior hairline, 1.5 cun directly above Qiangjian (DU18).


Calms the mind.


Headache, vertigo, mania, epilepsy.


The English Name 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.

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(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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