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Du 16

Chinese Name: Fengfu (English translation: Wind Palace)

Location:  On the back of the neck, 1.0 cun directly above the midpoint of the posterior hairline, directly below the external occipital protuberance, in the depression between m. trapezius of both sides.

Classification: Crossing point of the Du and Yang Wei Vessels
Window of the Sky point
Sea of Marrow point

Indications:

  • Post-apoplexy aphasia, hemiplegia, manic psychosis
  • Neck pain and rigidity, vertigo, sore throat

Functions: Dispels Wind, calms the Shen, clears the head, benefits the head and neck.

Needling: Perpendicular or oblique insertion downward .5 - 1.0 cun, do not puncture deeply. Deeper is the medulla oblongata; strict attention must be paid to the needle angle and depth. 

 


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