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Shangxing

Synonyms:
  1. 上星
  2. GV23

Shangxing
Shangxing #

Shangxing(GV23,上星) is an acupuncture point in the meridian named Governor Vessel.

Location

At the top of the head, 1 cun posterior to the midline of the anterior hairline.

Indication

  • ①Headache, pain in the eye, rhinorrhea with turbid discharge, epistaxis, and other facial disorders;
  • ②febrile disease, malaria;
  • ③epilepsy and mania.

Method

Puncture subcutaneously 0.3-0.5 inch or prick to cause bleeding. This point is prohibited in infants with metopism. Moxibustion is applicable.