DU-23 (Shang Xing) Upper Star

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.

Pont Location:

Needling Method:

  • 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).

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