GB13 (Gall Bladder 13) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Benshen
English Name: Mind Root

Location: 0.5 cun within the hairline of the forehead, 3 cun lateral to Shenting (DU24)


Point of the Yang Linking vessel.


Calms the mind, eliminates Wind, gathers essence to the head, clears the brain.


Headache, insomnia, vertigo, epilepsy.


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 Gall Bladder channel:

(GB1, GB2, GB3, GB4, GB5, GB6, GB7, GB8, GB9, GB10, GB11, GB12, GB13, GB14, GB15, GB16, GB17, GB18, GB19, GB20, GB21, GB22, GB23, GB24, GB25, GB26, GB27, GB28, GB29, GB30, GB31, GB32, GB33, GB34, GB35, GB36, GB37, GB38, GB39, GB40, GB41, GB42, GB43, GB44)

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