DU-16 (Feng Fu) Wind Mansion
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DU-16 (Feng Fu) Wind Mansion

Acupuncture Points on the Du Mai (Governing Vessel)
  • Point of the Sea of Marrow, Meeting Point of the Governing and Yang Linking Vessels
  • Point of the Window of Heaven, Sun Si-miao Ghost Point

Actions:

  • Eliminates wind
  • Nourishes the sea of marrow and benefits the head and neck
  • Calms the spirit

Indications:

  • Headache, neck rigidity, blurring of vision, epistaxis, sore throat, post-apoplexy aphasia, hemiplegia, mental disorders.

Pont Location:

  • A Manual of Acupuncture: On the midline at the nape of the neck, in the depression immediately below the external occipital protuberance.
  • Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion: 1 cun directly above the midpoint of the posterior hairline, directly below the external occipital protuberance, in the depression between m. trapezius of both sides.

Needling Method:

  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-0.8 inch. Deep puncture is not advisable. Medullary bulb is in the deep layer, special attention should be paid in acupuncture.