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Gall Bladder 13

Chinese Name: Benshen (English translation: Root Spirit)

Location: On the head, .5 cun within the anterior hairline of the forehead, 3 cun lateral to DU 24, at the junction of the medial 2/3 and the lateral 1/3 of the line connecting DU 24 and ST 8.

Classification: Crossing point of the Gall Bladder Meridian and the Yang Wei Vessel


  • Headache, dizziness
  • Epilepsy
  • Infantile convulsion

Functions: Dispels Wind, calms the Shen, resolves phlegm, treats epilepsy.

Needling: Subcutaneous insertion .5 - .8 cun.


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