DU-17 (Nao Hu) Brain's Door
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DU-17 (Nao Hu) Brain's Door

Acupuncture Points on the Du Mai (Governing Vessel)
  • Meeting Point of the Governing Vessel with the Bladder Channel


  • Eliminates wind and alleviates pain
  • Benefits the eyes
  • Calms the spirit


  • Epilepsy, dizziness, pain and stiffness of the neck.

Pont Location:

  • A Manual of Acupuncture: At the back of the head on the midline, 1.5 cun directly above Fengfu DU-16, in the depression directly superior to the external occipital protuberance.
  • Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion: 2.5 cun directly above the midpoint of the posterior hairline, 1.5 cun directly above Fengfu (DU-16), in the depression on the upper border of the external occipital protuberance.

Needling Method:

  • Puncture subcutaneously 0.3-0.5 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.