Yang Linking Vessel Acupuncture Points

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Acupuncture Meridian - Yang Linking Vessel

GV 15: ya men / Mute's Gate
Function: Clears the mind, stimulates speech.
Indications: Mental disorders, epilepsy, deafness and mute, sudden hoarseness of voice, apoplexy, stiffness of the tongue and aphasia, occipital headache, neck rigidity.

GV 16: feng fu / Wind Mansion
Function: Eliminates wind, clears the mind, benefits the brain.
Indications: Headache, neck rigidity, blurring of vision, epistaxis, sore throat, post-apoplexy, aphasia, hemiplegia, mental disorders.

GB 20: feng chi / Wind Pool
Function: Eliminates wind (interior and exterior), subdues Liver yang, brightens the eyes, benefits the ears, clears heat, clears the brain.
Indications: Headache, vertigo, insomnia, pain and stiffness of neck, blurred vision, glaucoma, red and painful eyes, tinnitus, convulsion, epilepsy, infantile convulsion, febrile diseases, common cold, nasal obstruction, rhinorrhea.

GB 19: nao kong / Brain Hollow
Function: Clears the gallbladder and drains fire, soothes the sinews and quickens the connecting vessels, rouses the brain and frees the portal.
Indications: Headache, vertigo, epistaxis, rhinorrhea, obsessive thoughts, dementia.

GB 18: cheng ling / Spirit Support
Function: Calms the mind, clears the brain, drains heat, diffuses Lungs, frees portals.
Indications: Headache, vertigo, epistaxis, rhinorrhea, obsessive thoughts and dementia.

GB 17: zheng ying / Upright Construction
Function: Clears heat and drains the Gallbladder, soothes the sinews and quickens the connecting vessels.
Indications: Migraine, vertigo.

GB 16: mu chuang / Eye Window
Function: Courses the channels and connecting vessels, clears head and brightens eyes.
Indications: Headache, vertigo, red and painful eyes, nasal obstruction.

GB 15: tou lin qi / Head Overlooking Tears
Function: Regulates the mind, balances the emotions, clears brain, brightens eyes, frees the nose.
Indications: Headache, vertigo, lacrimation, pain in outer canthus, rhinorrhea, nasal obstruction, manic depression.

GB 14: yang bai / Yang White
Function: Eliminates exterior wind, subdues rising Qi.
Indications: Headache in the frontal region, pain of the orbital ridge, eye pain, vertigo, twitching of the eyelids, ptosis of the eyelids, lacrimation.

GB 13: ben shen / Root Spirit
Function: Calms the mind, eliminates wind, gathers essence to the head, clears the brain.
Indications: Headache, insomnia, vertigo, epilepsy.

ST 8: tou wei / Head Corner
Function: Expels wind, relieves pain, brightens the eyes, relieves dizziness, clears heat.
Indications: Headache, blurring of vision, ophthalmalgia, lacrimation.

GB 21: jian jing / Shoulder Well
Function: Relaxes sinews, promotes lactation, promotes delivery.
Indications: Pain and rigidity of the neck, pain in the shoulder and back, motor impairment of the arm, insufficient lactation, mastitis, scrofula, apoplexy, difficult labor.

TE 15: tian liao / Celestial Bone-Hole
Function: Dispels wind and eliminates damp, frees the channels and quickens the connecting vessels, relieves pain.
Indications: Pain in the shoulder and elbow, stiffness of the neck.

SI 10: nao shu / Upper Arm Point
Function: Quickens the blood and frees the connecting vessels, soothes the sinews and dissipates binds.
Indications: Swelling of the shoulder, aching and weakness of the shoulder and arm.

GB 35: yang liao / Yang Intersection
Function: Relaxes sinews, removes obstructions from the channel, stops pain.
Indications: Fullness of chest and hypochondriac region, muscular atrophy, paralysis of leg.

BL 63: jin men / Metal Gate
Function: Soothes the sinews and quickens connecting vessels, opens portals, quiets the spirit.
Indications: Mania, epilepsy, infantile convulsion, backache, pain in the external malleolus, motor impairment and pain of the lower extremities.

Point

Chinese

English

Function

Indications

GV 15

ya men

Mute's Gate

Clears the mind, stimulates speech.

Mental disorders, epilepsy, deafness and mute, sudden hoarseness of voice, apoplexy, stiffness of the tongue and aphasia, occipital headache, neck rigidity.

GV 16

feng fu

Wind Mansion

Eliminates wind, clears the mind, benefits the brain.

Headache, neck rigidity, blurring of vision, epistaxis, sore throat, post-apoplexy, aphasia, hemiplegia, mental disorders.

GB 20

feng chi

Wind Pool

Eliminates wind (interior and exterior), subdues Liver yang, brightens the eyes, benefits the ears, clears heat, clears the brain.

Headache, vertigo, insomnia, pain and stiffness of neck, blurred vision, glaucoma, red and painful eyes, tinnitus, convulsion, epilepsy, infantile convulsion, febrile diseases, common cold, nasal obstruction, rhinorrhea.

GB 19

nao kong

Brain Hollow

Clears the Gallbladder and drains fire, soothes the sinews and quickens the connecting vessels, rouses the brain and frees the portal.

Headache, vertigo, epistaxis, rhinorrhea, obsessive thoughts dementia.

GB 18

cheng ling

Spirit Support

Calms the mind, clears the brain, drains heat, diffuses Lungs, frees portals.

Headache, vertigo, epistaxis, rhinorrhea, obsessive thoughts and dementia.

GB 17

zheng ying

Upright Construction

Clears heat and drains the Gallbladder, soothes the sinews and quickens the connecting vessels.

Migraine, vertigo.

GB 16

mu chuang

Eye Window

Courses the channels and connecting vessels, clears head and brightens eyes.

Headache, vertigo, red and painful eyes, nasal obstruction.

GB 15

tou lin qi

Head Overlooking Tears

Regulates the mind, balances the emotions, clears brain, brightens eyes, frees the nose.

Headache, vertigo, lacrimation, pain in outer canthus, rhinorrhea, nasal obstruction, manic depression.

GB 14

yang bai

Yang White

Eliminates exterior wind, subdues rising Qi.

Headache in the frontal region, pain of the orbital ridge, eye pain, vertigo, twitching of the eyelids, ptosis of the eyelids, lacrimation.

GB 13

ben shen

Root Spirit

Calms the mind, eliminates wind, gathers essence to the head, clears the brain.

Headache, insomnia, vertigo, epilepsy.

ST 8

tou wei

Head Corner

Expels wind, relieves pain, brightens the eyes, relieves dizziness, clears heat.

Headache, blurring of vision, ophthalmalgia, lacrimation.

GB 21

jian jing

Shoulder Well

Relaxes sinews, promotes lactation, promotes delivery.

Pain and rigidity of the neck, pain in the shoulder and back, motor impairment of the arm, insufficient lactation, mastitis, scrofula, apoplexy, difficult labor.

TE 15

tian liao

Celestial Bone-Hole

Dispels wind and eliminates damp, frees the channels and quickens the connecting vessels, relieves pain.

Pain in the shoulder and elbow, stiffness of the neck.

SI 10

nao shu

Upper Arm Point

Quickens the blood and frees the connecting vessels, soothes the sinews and dissipates binds.

Swelling of the shoulder, aching and weakness of the shoulder and arm.

GB 35

yang liao

Yang Intersection

Relaxes sinews, removes obstructions from the channel, stops pain.

Fullness of chest and hypochondriac region, muscular atrophy, paralysis of leg.

BL 63

jin men

Metal Gate

Soothes the sinews and quickens connecting vessels, opens portals, quiets the spirit.

Mania, epilepsy, infantile convulsion, backache, pain in the external malleolus, motor impairment and pain of the lower extremities.