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风府

Synonyms:
  1. 風府
  2. Fengfu
  3. GV16

Location

On the midline at the nape of the neck, in the depression l cun above the midpoint of the posterior hairline, immediately below the base of the external occipital protuberance.

Fengfu
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Indication

  • ①Apoplexy, insanity, epilepsy, hysteria, mental diseases;
  • ②headache, vertigo, neck rigidity, sore throat, motor aphasia, eye pain, epistaxis.

Method

Insert 0.5-1 cun inferiorly towards the mandible. The patient should sit and keep the neck relaxed and the head a bit forward.

Caution

Insertions going superiorly carry the danger of going through the foramen magnum and puncturing the medulla oblongata.