Yamen (English translation: Mute's Gate)
On the back of the neck, .5 cun directly above
the midpoint of the posterior hairline, below the spinous process of the 1st cervical vertebra.
Crossing point of the Du and Yang Wei Vessels
Window of the Sky point
- Lack of
Vitality caused by emotional
- Deafness and mute
- Apoplexy, stiffness of the tongue and
aphasia, sudden hoarseness of voice
- Occipital headache, neck rigidity
Dispels Wind, treats loss of voice, benefits the tongue, neck and head.
Perpendicular or oblique insertion downward .5 - 1.0 cun, do not puncture
obliquely upward or deep.
Deeper is the
medulla oblongata; strict attention must be paid to the needle angle and depth.