DU-19 (Hou Ding) Behind the Vertex
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DU-19 (Hou Ding) Behind the Vertex

Acupuncture Points on the Du Mai (Governing Vessel)


  • Eliminates wind and alleviates pain
  • Calms the spirit


  • Headache, vertigo, mania, epilepsy.

Pont Location:

  • A Manual of Acupuncture: At the back of the head on the midline, 1.5 cun directly superior to Qiangjian DU-18 and 1.5 cun posterior to Baihui DU-20.
  • Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion: 5.5 cun directly above the midpoint of the posterior hairline, 1.5 cun directly above Qiangjian (DU-18).

Needling Method:

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