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DU 16 (GV 16)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Fengfu, Wind Palace

Location
1 cun directly above the midpoint to the posterior hairline, directly below the external occipital protuberance, in the depression between m. trapezius of both sides.

Indications
Headache, neck rigidity, blurring of vision, epistaxis, sore throat, post-apoplexy, aphasia, hemiplegia, mental disorders.

Traditional Action
Eliminates wind, clears the mind, benefits the brain.

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.