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GB20

Synonyms:
  1. 风池
  2. 風池
  3. Fengchi

Fengchi
Fengchi #

Fengchi (GB20,风池) is an acupuncture point in the meridian named Shaoyang Gall Bladder Meridian of Foot.

Meaning

Feng, pathogenic wind; chi, pool. The point is below the occipital bone and the depression is like a pool. It is an important point in eliminating pathogenic wind.

Location

In the posterior aspect of the neck, below the occipital bone, in the depression between the upper portion of m.sternocleidomestoideus and m.trapezius.

Indication

  1. Fainting, headache, insomnia and dreamness.
  2. main point for diseases of the head, face and five sense organs, especially good for eye diseases.
  3. cold and fever.
  4. lowering high blood pressure.
  5. facial paralysis.
  6. stiff pain of the neck and nape.

Method

  1. Puncture obliquely in the direction of the inferior margin of the eye opposite.
  2. or obliquely in the direction of the midline of the nape 0.8-1.2 cun.
  3. the angle and depth of the needle should be strictly controlled to avoid hurting the bulb.

Remarks

Avoid deep insertion into the internal and superior portion.