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Gallbladder 20 (GB 20)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Fengchi, Wind Pond

Location
In the depression between the upper portion fo sternocleidomastoideus and muscle trapezius, on the same level with Fengfu (DU 16).

Indications
Headache, vertigo, insomnia, pain and stiffness of neck, blurred vision, glaucoma, red and painful eyes, tinnitus, convulsion, epilepsy, infantile convulsion, febrile diseases, common cold, nasal obstruction, rhinorrhea.

Traditional Action
Eliminates wind (interior and exterior), subdues Liver Yang, brightens the eyes, benefits the ears, clears heat, clears the brain.

Contraindications


References:

Maciocia, Giovanni.  The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1989

OíConnor, John and Bensky, Dan, trans. Acupuncture, A Comprehensive Text. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1981

Xinnong, Cheng, et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.  Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1987.