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Du 17

Chinese Name: Naohu (English translation: Brain's Door)

Location:  On the head, 2.5 cun directly above the midpoint of the posterior hairline, 1.5 cun above DU 16, in the depression superior to the exterior occipital protuberance.

Classification: Crossing point of the Du Vessel and the Urinary Bladder Meridian


  • Dizziness, neck rigidity
  • Epilepsy

Functions: Dispels Wind, calms the Shen, clears the head.

Needling: Subcutaneous insertion .5 - .8 cun.


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