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.
Clears the senses and calms the Shen, extinguishes Liver Wind, stabilizes ascending Yang.
Headache, eye-dizziness, nasal obstruction, tinnitus.
Psychosis, wind-stroke with aphasia, rectal prolapse.
Uterine prolapse, haemorrhoids, hemiplegia, loss of memory, trismus, epilepsy, fear.
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.
This information is from the book Acupuncture Point Dynamics and has been used with permission from the author John McDonald.
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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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