Fengchi (English translation: Wind Pool)
On the nape, below the occiput, at the level of DU
16, in the depression between the upper portion of m. sternocleidomastoideus and
Crossing point of the Gall Bladder Meridian and
the Yang Wei Vessel
- Common cold, nasal congestion, headache,
redness, swelling and pain of the eye, rhinorrhea, epistaxis
- Rigidity and pain of the neck, limitation of
- Dizziness, vertigo, hemiplegia, epilepsy
Dispels exterior and interior Wind, clears the head, benefits the eyes, nose and
ears, subdues Liver Yang, activates the meridian, relieves pain.
GB 20 is an important point to treat
any Wind-Cold or Wind Heat pattern.
Oblique insertion .8 - 1.2 cun towards the tip of the nose with the tip of the
needle slightly downwards, or subcutaneous insertion through DU 16.
the middle in the deeper layer is the medulla oblongata - the angle and depth of
the needle must be strictly controlled.