Gallbladder 20 (GB 20)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Fengchi, Wind Pond
In the depression between the upper portion fo sternocleidomastoideus and muscle trapezius, on the same level with Fengfu (DU 16).
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.
Eliminates wind (interior and exterior), subdues Liver Yang, brightens the eyes, benefits the ears, clears heat, clears the brain.
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