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Gallbladder 19 (GB 19)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Naokong, Brain Hollow

Location
Directly above Fengchi (GB 20), at the level with Naohu (DU 17), on the lateral side of the external occipital protuberance.

Indications
Headache, stiffness of the neck, vertigo, painful eyes, tinnitus, epilepsy.

Traditional Action
Clears the gallbladder and drains fire, soothes the sinews and quickens the connecting vessels, rouses the brain and frees the portals.

Contraindications


References:

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

O’Connor, 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.