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哑门

Synonyms:
  1. 啞門
  2. Yamen
  3. GV15

Yamen
Yamen #

Location

On the midline at the nape of the neck, in the depression 0.5 cun inferior to Fengfu(GV16), at the base of the external occipital protuberance.

Indication

①Acute aphonia, post-apoplectic aphasia, insanity, epilepsy, hysteria, mental diseases;
②headache, neck rigidity.

Method

The patient should sit and keep the neck relaxed and the head a bit forward. Insert 0.5-1 cun inferiorly towards the mandible. This acupoint is near the medulla oblongata, so, avoid deep insertions or lifting and thrusting the needle in large amplitudes.