DU-23 (Shang Xing) Upper Star
Acupuncture Points on the Du Mai (Governing Vessel)
- Sun Si-miao Ghost Point
- Benefits the nose and eyes
- Eliminates wind, benefits the head and face and dispels swelling
- Calms the spirit
- Headache, ophthalmalgia, epistaxis. rhinorrhea, mental disorders.
- A Manual of Acupuncture: At the top of the head on the midline, 1 cun posterior to the anterior hairline and 0.5 cun posterior to Shenting DU-24.
- Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion: 1 cun directly above the midpoint of the anterior hairline.
- Puncture subcutaneously 0.3-0.5 inch or prick to cause bleeding. Moxibustion is applicable.
This point is prohibited in infants with metopism (as is the metopic suture of the frontal skull bone).