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Gall Bladder 19

Chinese Name: Naokong  (English translation: Brain Hollow)

Location: On the region of the head, on the lateral side of the superior border of the external occipital protuberance, 2.25 cun lateral to the midline of the head.

Classification: Crossing point of the Gall Bladder Meridian and the Yang Wei Vessel


  • Headache, dizziness
  • Rigidity and pain of the neck
  • Manic psychosis, epilepsy

Functions: Dispels Wind, benefits the head, cools Fire, opens the portals, relieves pain.

Needling: Subcutaneous insertion .3 - .5 cun.  


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