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DU20 (Governing Vessel 20) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Baihui
English Name: Hundred Meetings/Convergences

Location: At the vertex of the head in a depression in the midline of the cranium on the line which joins the tip of one ear to the other. This point is 7 cun above the posterior hairline, and 5 cun above the anterior hairline.

Functions:

Clears the senses and calms the Shen, extinguishes Liver Wind, stabilizes ascending Yang.

Primary Indications:

Headache, eye-dizziness, nasal obstruction, tinnitus.

Secondary Indications:

Psychosis, wind-stroke with aphasia, rectal prolapse.

Tertiary Indications:

Uterine prolapse, haemorrhoids, hemiplegia, loss of memory, trismus, epilepsy, fear.

Other Indications:

Constipation, insomnia, hypertension, shock, aesthenia, anaemia, "One hundred diseases", scatterbrained, distracted, syncope, cerebral anaemia, debility of the nervous system, epistaxis, loss of sense of taste, sore throat, vomiting glairy mucus, vomiting with abundant sweating, dysentry, chronic diarrhoea, "Heart malaise", palpitations, four limbs icy, wind symptoms in women before or after childbirth, deafness.

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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