DU24 (Governing Vessel 24) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Shenting
English Name: Mind Courtyard

Location: 0.5 cun directly above the midpoint of the anterior hairline.


Meeting point of Governing Vessel and Stomach.


Calms the mind.


Epilepsy, anxiety, palpitation, insomnia, headache, vertigo, rhinorrhea.


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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