Yang Linking Vessel Acupuncture Points

    Acupuncture Meridian - Yang Linking Vessel

    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.