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DU 21 (GV 21)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Qianding, Before the Vertex

Location
On the midline of the head, 1.5 cun anterior to Baihui (DU 20).

Indications
Epilepsy, dizziness, blurring of vision, vertical headache, rhinorrhea.

Traditional Action
Extinguishes wind and relieves tetany, frees the connecting vessels and disperses swelling, stabilizes the spirit.

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.